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Amy D. Gelsone

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Amy Gelsone specializes in building enclosure commissioning, investigation, repair, auditing, and testing, with a project history ranging from the U.S. east coast to Hawaii and across six climate zones. Her expertise includes design review, performance criteria development, site observation, failure cause/extent analysis, and litigation support.

Prior to joining WJE in 2015, Ms. Gelsone provided enclosure investigation and commissioning services as part of a New York based commissioning firm, as well as at a building science consulting firm in Houston, where she also engaged in energy systems commissioning and audits, structural historic preservation, field testing, and LEED consulting.  She has provided design services and LEED coordination at both small and international design firms, for commercial, institutional, and religious projects.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Building Enclosure Commissioning

  • Hyatt Centric Hotel - Austin, TX
  • Block 71 Redevelopment - Austin, TX
  • Oracle Waterfront Campus - Austin, TX
  • Lackland Air Force Base, Reid Medical Center - San Antonio, TX
  • UMB Health Sciences Research Facility III - Baltimore, MD *
  • Civil Rights and History Museums -   Jackson, MS *
  • University of Utah, L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Research Building - Salt Lake City *
  • Buffalo State Science Bldg. 15 - Buffalo NY *
  • DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza Buildings 730 and 735 - Wilmington, DE: Inclusion of whole building air barrier testing *

 

Building Enclosure Consulting

  • Magdalena Hotel and Condominiums - Austin, TX
  • Schofield Barracks Clinic Addition - Honolulu, HI
  • TAMU National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing - College Station, TX *

 

Facade Assessment

  • Tower of the Americas - San Antonio, TX
  • GSA Custom House and Post Office/Courthouse - Charleston, SC
  • Texas State University, Retama Residence Hall - San Marcos, TX

 

Nondestructive Evaluation

  • South Shore District - Austin, TX: Infrared survey of full enclosure for three structures
  • Massachusetts School Building Authority: Infrared surveys of numerous K–12 schools throughout state *

 

Repair and Rehabilitation

  • University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA),  Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building: Assessment of roof leaks and remedial design
  • New Creation Christian Fellowship - Windcrest, TX: Assessment of roof, cladding, and curtain wall leaks and remedial design
  • Colorado County Courthouse - Columbus, TX: Structural assessment and remedial design for historic building *

 

Water/Air Leakage Assessment

  • Main Building - Assessment of leakage through roof, stucco, stone masonry, and curtain wall systems
  • UTSA, University Center II - Assessment of leakage from roof manifesting at windows
  • 310 W. 55th Street - New York, NY: Assessment of leakage through transitional masonry; repair design for roof/masonry *
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center - West Islip, NY: Assessment of operating room condensation and water intrusion *
  • PHA Executive Office Building - Houston, TX: Assessment and repair design for precast concrete facade and window leakage and interior condensation *
  • Memorial Cove Loft Condos - Houston, TX: Assessment of leakage through stucco and curtain wall and stud wall condensation *

 * Indicates prior to WJE

Professional Affiliations

Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC)
National Institute of Building Science (NIBS)

Registrations

Architect in NC and TX
Certified Infrared Thermographer
Energy Manager-in-Training
LEED Accredited Professional
Licensed Field Auditor, ABAA

Education

Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts, History of Art and Architecture, 2000

University of Houston
Master of Architecture, 2008