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Alan Locke – IBE Consulting Engineers

Biography
Alan Locke was born in Scotland during the mid 1950’s, and initially worked in a factory after high school before deciding to go to college. He received his Bachelor of Science, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering, from Napier University of Commerce and Technology, Edinburgh, Scotland, and went on to complete a Master of Science, Fuel Technology, from Middlesex University in London, UK (1). Locke worked for ARUP after university, and became the youngest director at the Los Angeles office in 1987.
Then, in 1999 Locke founded IBE Consulting Engineers. Since then, he has worked on over 100 projects such as schools, libraries, corporate office buildings, campus planning, and value engineering sessions (2). In addition, Alan Locke is currently an adjunct professor of Climatology and Environmental Control Systems at UCLA’s school of architecture (2).
His personal compassion for energy efficiency and cost effective designs is inspired by the economic restrictions the globe faces due to fuel and power scarcities.
“At the time, ‘green’ was a dirty word—it meant a ‘hippie’. Instead, we used terms like ‘energy efficiency’ and ‘comfort’ to make the case,” Alan Locke (3). As of 2011, Alan Locke is a principal engineer at IBE Consulting Engineers.

Selected Projects:

Water + Life Museums, Hemet, United States


The Cooper Union New Academic Building, New York City, United States


Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, United States


New Carver Apartments, Los Angeles, United States


Le Phare, Paris, France


Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics-Caltech, Pasadena, United States


Burj Al Maydan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Written by Christina Phensy

January 31, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Posted in Engineers

IBE Consulting Engineers


IBE Consulting Engineers
Main Office: SUNKIST BUILDING, 14130 Riverside Dr – Suite 201, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, United States
Additional Office: 37 Rue de Villiers – 92200 Neuilly s/ Seine, Paris, France
Number of employees: 66

Engineering Specialties:
Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing
Sustainable Design
LEED
Master Planning
Feasibility Studies
Value Engineering

History:
IBE Consulting Engineers was founded by Alan Locke in 1999 with a goal to integrate architecture and MEP systems in a way that promotes innovative engineering, sustainability and aesthetic design (1). As of 2011 Alan Locke and John Gautrey are the current partners for the company, and the principal engineers are Tony Cocea and Bungane Mehlomakulu. An early mechanical and plumbing project was the Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, California. This temple and campus facility was started in 1999 with Lehrer Architects and completed in 2002 (2). The project utilized  sustainable design using a mixed mode ventilation system, underfloor air conditioning, and fully glazed roofing (3).
The firm was also  involved in the Water + Life Museum project, which was extremely successful as it became the world’s first LEED Platinum museum (4).Currently, the firm is expanding into Paris, France with similar goals of efficiency, innovation, and sustainability. As the MEP and sustainability consultants for Le Phare, the tower will feature: a wind turbine farm on the roof, a highly efficient chilled-water plant, multiple glass skin and facade designs for optimal solar gain and view (5).


References:
(5) Brown, Jeff L.. Civil Engineering (08857024), Jun2009, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p14-15, 2p, 2 Color Photographs

Selected Projects:


Water + Life Museums, Hemet, United States


The Cooper Union New Academic Building, New York City, United States


Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, United States


New Carver Apartments, Los Angeles, United States



Le Phare, Paris, France


Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics-Caltech, Pasadena, United States


Burj Al Maydan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Written by Christina Phensy

January 22, 2011 at 6:31 am

Posted in Engineers