Dionne Darling has been with The A|N Media Group for over five years. As A|N’s Associate Publisher, she manages A|N’s Texas headquarters and handles accounts in the West, Southwest and Chicago territories.
Dionne has over 25 years of direct B2B sales and business development experience. Dionne holds an Associate Degree from El Centro Junior College at Dallas, Texas.
Chernick leads research and development for AR/VR at SHoP Architects. He uses his architecture experience and training to inform the creation of new applications that connect data, design, and construction. During his time on the architectural side of the industry, Chernick led BIM strategy and coordination on several large projects including the GroupM Global Headquarters, in World Trade Center 3. His 7 years on the design technology and documentation side of AEC has given him a unique perspective to focus efforts within AR/VR. He has designed, built and launched apps for both iOS and Android, and is a frequent speaker on the implications of AR/VR in AEC. His applications with SHoP Architects have been nominated for awards and written about in publications including the New York Times. He received his Masters in Architecture from Pratt Institute and a certificate in web development from Columbia University.
Fiona Cousins leads Arup’s Digital Services for the Americas, where they combine our deep knowledge of the built environment with new technologies to delight users and improve our clients’ businesses. Throughout her career, Cousins has focused on energy modeling, mechanical engineering design for buildings and sustainable consulting. As more data has become available from buildings and the built environment, and as the effects of climate change become clearer, she has become passionate about applying the best in digital technology to increase collaboration and create solutions that support a more sustainable future. She works with leaders across the firm to expand our approach to sustainable development, digital services and skills development. Cousins spent two years as Arup’s Automation Leader, where she worked to apply automation to improve outcomes for our clients and projects through greater consistency, rapid iteration and visualization techniques. She has led multiple complex interdisciplinary building projects. Cousins also led the establishment of Arup University in the Americas, developing learning and managing research. An industry leader, Cousins has chaired the United States Green Building Council, Urban Green Council, and gave the CIBSE 2016 Annual Lecture "How building services engineers can save civilization," and co-authored Two Degrees: The Built Environment and our Changing Climate. She currently serves on NYC’s Climate Mitigation Act Advisory Board.
Pat Sapinsley, M.Arch Harvard GSD, is the Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at Urban Future Lab/ACRE at NYU Tandon. She is past Co-Chair of COTE at the AIANY, a Board member of BEEX and a frequent lecturer and panelist. Prior to joining UFL/ACRE, Sapinsley worked in venture capital at Good Energies and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Wyss Institute. She was CEO of Watt Not, an LED lighting consultancy, and Build Efficiently, LLC.
Foteinos is a Senior Associate at SHoP, specializing in facade systems. He coordinated the facade and lighting of Pier 17 in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport during construction and served on the design team for the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras as well as other government projects around the world. Currently, Foteinos is managing the construction of 9 DeKalb, the supertall tower in downtown Brooklyn. Concurrently, he is involved in various app developments using virtual and augmented reality technologies from early design phases through construction. Foteinos is a Mentzelopoulos foundation scholar who received his MsAAD from Columbia University of New York (2011) after completing his Architectural & Engineering Diploma at the University of Patras (2009).