Hallinan and Jaber share insights on Shared Asset Culture at ERAPPA Conference

PrintGlastonbury, Conn – Jay Hallinan, RA, architect and laboratory programmer/planner for The S/L/A/M Collaborative and co-presenter Jinan Jaber, Ph.D. associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State University will present “Designing for Shared Asset Culture,” on Monday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the ERAPPA annual conference being held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ. ERAPPA is the Eastern Region of APPA, formerly known as Association of Physical Plant Administrators, an association serving educational facilities managers.


“Shared Asset Culture is one in which valuable assets are accessible to an entire organization to improve communication and collaboration, increase individual responsibility and realize economic benefits,” Hallinan explained. He and Dr. Jaber will share their insights during a case study of Montclair’s new Center for Environmental and Life Sciences on how this new way of working can be effectively translated for academic laboratories.


Hallinan witnessed the benefits of the private sector trend toward a “Shared Asset Culture”, while working as an embedded laboratory consultant at Pfizer Corporation. He said his experience working side-by-side, daily among Pfizer’s planners and facilities managers who employ the firm, as “eye opening.”


Hallinan, a SLAM associate, joined the firm in 2001 and has 15 years of experience in all phases of architectural design, from programming/planning through construction administration for institutional and corporate projects. His specific expertise is with research and development laboratories and higher education buildings. He has worked with several major pharmaceutical companies and Tier-One universities. He has ISL2 accreditation and is certified by Eagleson Institute in BSL3 design and construction. He recently presented the topic of corporate research labs at Labs 21, SEFA and to IFMA’s Research and Development Council.


Dr. Jaber has more than 37 years’ experience in higher education at universities in New York and New Jersey. She joined Montclair in 2002 as Assistant Dean and promoted to Associate in 2007. In addition to her faculty and student oversight responsibilities, she coordinates and executes special programs such as the annual student research symposium, PharmFest and Convocation. Her time is currently spent working with various constituencies readying the new CELS building for occupancy next summer. She holds a PH.D. from New York University in Higher Education Administration and a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in Applied Math and Statistics.