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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 east coast of the U.S. to Hawaii and across six climate zones. Her expertise includes design review, performance criteria development, specification production, site observation, and failure cause/extent analysis.

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

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

 

Building Enclosure Consulting

  • Magdalena Hotel and Condominiums - Austin, TX
  • Schofield Barracks Clinic Addition - Honolulu, HI
  • Texas Tech Residence Hall - Lubbock, TX

 

Facade Assessment

  • GSA Custom House and Post Office/Courthouse Assessments - Charleston, SC
  • Texas State University, Retama Residence Hall - San Marcos, TX: Enclosure assessment and consulting for renovation
  • Hewlett-Packard Campus - Tomball, TX: Due diligence enclosure assessments for nine buildings*

 

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

  • Colorado County Courthouse - Columbus, TX: Structural assessment and remedial design for historic building*
  • Yates Historic Shotgun House - Houston, TX: Structural assessment and restoration design for subfloor and roof, attic, and wall connections*

 

Water/Air Leakage Assessment

  • 310 W. 55th Street - New York, NY: Assessment of leakage through transitional masonry; repair design for roof/masonry*
  • Emergent BioSolutions Manufacturing Facility - Baltimore, MD: Assessment of insulated metal panel and roof leaks*
  • 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 TX
Certified Infrared Thermographer
LEED Accredited Professional
Licensed Field Auditor, Air Barrier Association of America
Energy Manager in Training

Education

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

University of Houston
Master of Architecture, 2008