Clements is a project engineer with HGA Architects and Engineers. He has been involved in all aspects of the process, from project conceptual planning and design through construction administration. His responsibilities include design coordination, code analysis, mechanical team coordination, client contact, and preparation of plans, details, and specifications for construction. Although he has worked in a wide variety of project types, his focus is on performing art centers, auditoriums, concert halls, and other such performance spaces.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.