The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (AGMCC) has elected Rowan Georges to its 2021 board of directors. Georges is an associate director at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Georges joins an experienced board of directors at AGMCC that is committed to bringing quality certification programs to the architectural glass and metal industry; the technicians and contractors that install glazing materials on a daily basis, according to the organization.
“We are very pleased that Rowan Georges has joined the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council,” says Jeff Dalaba, program manager. “Rowan brings a key area of expertise to our board from the perspective of an architect who has worked on monumental building projects throughout the world. He compliments the broad knowledge contributed by our glazing and industry professionals that make up the 18-member AGMCC board.”
“Being included with such esteemed colleagues is an honor. I am excited to be able to provide a unique viewpoint from the design side and share what I know to help put best practices into action within the AGMCC structure,” says Georges. “As architects, we always want to achieve what we are specifying and accomplish the goal of having beautiful buildings that work. Making sure the glass and metal are installed professionally and at the highest level of competence is something we all greatly value.”
In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities at SOM, Georges also sits on two committees at SOM: enclosures and technical leadership. He has been at SOM for more than 15 years.
“When asked for a nomination,” says David Stutzman, owner of Conspectus Inc., and current AGMCC board member, “I thought about who I knew that has the greatest influence on glass building facades. The choice was easy. Rowan is an exceptional specifier and responsible for numerous glass buildings that are exemplary of SOM designs. I look forward to Rowan’s enthusiasm in helping push AGMCC to new heights.”
The board of AGMCC is made up of a balanced representation of interested stakeholders from across the glazing community, according to the organization.
“The importance of this additional architectural influence on the board allows for more collaboration and education on characteristics the design community needs in order to achieve their vision of a successful project,” adds Dalaba. “This will give the installation community further insight into the expectations of the architect and how to meet them.”