TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

I N S T I T U T E

 
 
 
 
 
June 9 - 1pm EDT / 1.5 Hour

Learn the key principles and best practices of creating great places, lively districts, and a synergistic mix of uses. Learn the many ways cities, planning agencies, and rail stations are encouraging quality, walkable, mixed-use environments and great public spaces.

Hear from Beverley Swaim-Staley, President & CEO of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation – manager of Washington DC’s iconic Union Station, one of the busiest transportation centers in the country - serving over 37 million visitors and passengers each year.

Beverley will give an update on the station and its $8.3 Billion modernization and TOD project being planned for the station known as Burnham Place – 9 million square feet of new mixed-use development that will be built above Union Station’s tracks. The development will feature a mix of first-class office, residential, retail, and hotel space, as well as parks and plazas.

Hear from Brian O’Looney, Principal at Torti Gallas Architects in Washington DC, where he serves as principal designer for many notable mixed-use, transit-oriented projects. Brian will share principles of project design and placemaking from his more than 20 years experience planning and designing a variety of technically complex building types that seamlessly integrate a mix of uses.

Learn the successful methods to transform existing places, increase access, tame traffic, reduce and hide parking, and make places pedestrian, bike and scooter friendly.

 
 
 

 
 
SPEAKERS

 
BEVERLEY SWAIM-STALEY TO HEADLINE WEBINAR

We are proud to welcome Beverley Swaim-Staley to headline this webinar, part of our new Professional Interactive Webinar Series!

As USRC President and CEO, Beverley manages Washington Union Station, one of the busiest transportation centers in the country, serving over 37 million visitors and passengers each year. During her tenure she has led the efforts to restore the historic Main Hall to its early 20th Century splendor. Currently she is overseeing the ongoing rehabilitation of the station in keeping with its historic standards and managing the latest redevelopment and expansion of Washington Union Station.


Prior to joining USRC, Beverley was the first woman to serve as Maryland Transportation Secretary. As Secretary, she oversaw the only state department of transportation with direct supervision over all aspects of transportation, including the transit and rail networks, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and the Port of Baltimore.


Beverley Swaim-Staley, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
Beverley has a deep knowledge of transportation management and finance. She oversaw negotiations to execute one of the largest public-private partnership agreements in the nation resulting in the construction of a new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore.

Previously, as Deputy Secretary, Beverley also served as Executive Director of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport during the period which encompassed the terrorist strike on 9/11 and the subsequent revolution in airport security. She has also worked for the state legislature in Maryland and for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA).
Currently Beverley serves as a Board Member of the Mineta Transportation Institute, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the BWI Business Partnership, and the Capitol Hill BID.

 
 
 
 
BRIAN O'LOONEY TO HEADLINE WEBINAR

We are proud to welcome Brian O'Looney to headline this webinar!

Mr. O’Looney serves as principal designer for many notable mixed-use, transit-oriented projects. For more than 20 years, he has programmed, planned, and designed a variety of technically complex building types that seamlessly integrate a mix of uses. Mr. O’Looney is a leader in creating innovative housing grounded in the economics of construction and the marketability of building designs.

Additionally, he
guides the design for many of the firm’s award-winning transit-oriented development projects and serves as the principal designer for a number of the firm’s current walkable urban building and planning projects. After receiving his BA from Yale University in 1990, Mr. O’Looney earned his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1994. He is a Registered Architect in Washington, DC; Maryland; and Connecticut.

He is the author of the recently published epic book "Increments of Neighborhood" a compendium of recent built work for urban neighborhoods, encompassing the spectrum of building types financed/built by today’s American real estate industry – from single family and townhouses, through "missing middle" stacked housing, stick-built housing, large multi-family, and high-rise buildings. This publication is the only resource in the marketplace that tabulates market-rate products that fill America’s cities, as well as being a comparative resource that shows how these types can be deployed in a way befitting smart-growth using sustainable principles.

Brian O'Looney, Torti Gallas Architects