DLR Group Senior Engineering Leader Elevated to ASHRAE College of Fellows

DLR Group is pleased to announce that Principal and Senior Engineering Leader Roger Chang, PE, LEED Fellow, was recently elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers. This designation is one of the highest honors that ASHRAE awards in celebration of innovation and excellence in the HVAC industry. The Fellow award is bestowed on ASHRAE members who have attained “distinction in the fields of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, [and] ventilation … through invention, research, teaching, design [and] original work.”

DLR Group Principal Roger Chang Washington DC ASHRAE FellowDLR Group Principal Roger Chang, PE, ASHRAE Fellow.

Chang leads DLR Group’s national team of mechanical engineers with specialized expertise in building types, regional climate influences, and local codes.He specializes in historic preservation projects, which he has said present unique opportunities to implement sustainable design solutions. He will receive his Fellow medallion at the ASHRAE Winter Conference, on February 1, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Roger, who is recognized internationally for his creative engineering solutions, as well as for his government advocacy efforts and achievement in state, provincial, and local government activities,” said DLR Group CEO Griff Davenport, FAIA.  “His technical abilities are matched only by his leadership of our integrated design teams and his passion for mentoring the next generation of engineers.” 

Chang works from DLR Group’s Washington D.C. office. He joined the firm in 2009 and has been in practice for 20 years. He has published numerous articles in the ASHRAE Journal and he frequently speaks at national conferences. He has led design teams on numerous award-winning projects including two AIA Committee on the Environment Awards for the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery renovation and the Wayne Aspinall Federal Building, among many other notable projects. Chang received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.