Facades+ AM in Austin – July 18th, 2017

Facades+ AM in Austin – July 18th, 2017

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Program

The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Austin, Texas for the first time ever.

 
7:30 – 8:15

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

Sponsored by  WWGlass

8:15-8:30

Welcome

  • Michael Antenora
  • Antenora Architects LLP
  • Founding Principal
  • Austin Co-Chair

 

8:30 – 9:35

1. Digital Design and Fabrication Frontiers

Building facades have evolved throughout the years from empirically-based, load-bearing, mass masonry facades, to modern, lightweight and with an immeasurable variety of geometric and material configurations. But how do we efficiently analyze and engineer these complex geometries to balance technical performance requirements with aesthetics, constructability, and cost?  Hear about new techniques for fabrication that are just hitting the market and what is coming on the horizon.

Presenters

  • Heath May
  • Director
  • HKS LINE

 

  • Kory Bieg
  • Principal
  • OTA+

 

  • Anthony Birchler
  • Vice President Engineering
  • A. Zahner Company

 

9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass

 
9:50 – 10:55

2. Made in Texas: Collaboration between Architect and Engineer

The relationship between architect and engineer is an important one in the realization of brilliant projects. Our panelists will discuss this special relationship and their solutions to the unique opportunities and challenges of building in the culture and climate of Texas

Presenters 

  • G. Charles Naeve
  • Founding Principal
  • Architectural Engineers Collaborative
 
  • Gordon B. Bingaman
  • Associate Principal
  • Antenora Architects LLP
 
  • Ken Jones
  • Principal
  • Miro Rivera Architects

 

10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass

11:10 – 12:15
 

3. Austin’s Changing Skyline

Austin has rapidly gained a reputation as a forward-looking city, in part due to a vibrant approach to growth, density, and urbanization. Listen to three leading architects talk about their projects that have contributed the changing face and skyline of Austin as a truly global city.

Presenters

  • Brett Rhode
  • Principal
  • Rhode Partners

 

  • Sinclair Black
  • Principal
  • Black+Vernooy

 

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA

Facades+ Conference – Boston, June 6th

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REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING BOSTON FACADES+ CONFERENCE TODAY!

 

Facades+ returns for a second time to Boston, this time expanding the morning forum with an afternoon of workshops. Facades+ brings together top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by Boston’s unique architectural priorities.

 

The morning forum features industry leaders in regionally-focused presentations and panels. The afternoon workshops continue the dialogue in a more intimate setting where you can hone your craft.

 

Your choice: Morning Symposium, Afternoon Workshops, or All Day Combo.
 

 

 

 

 
 

Facade Tectonics Forum: CHICAGO – May 23rd

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 8:00am – 12:30pm

Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture
Herman Hall Conference Center | 3241 S Federal St, Chicago, IL 60616

Attendees will earn 3 AIA LU/HSW credits.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

SESSION 1

The Talk
Impact of Fenestration on Thermal Performance 
of the Building Envelope

Yue Zhu / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Mark Chiu / Thornton Tomasetti
Mark Van Dalen / CLEB
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SESSION 2

The Walk
Digital Workflows Integrating Facade Design and Delivery

Lucas Tryggestad / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Rolando Cano / Contract Glaziers, Inc
Brad Groenenboom / Schüco
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SESSION 3

The Hawk
Wind effects on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Where the Wind Has a Name

Peter Simmonds / Building and Systems Analytics 
Russell Gilchrist / Gensler
Additional Speaker TBD

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Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

CLEB | Fairview Architectural | Kuraray | SageGlass | Schüco | Technoform

MdeAS Architects 25th Anniversary

We wanted to take a moment to share a great video our friends at MdeAS Architects produced to commemorate their 25th Anniversary as well as congratulate an outstanding architecture firm we’ve had the pleasure of doing business with on multiple projects over the years on such an impressive and meaningful milestone! Please enjoy their 25th Anniversary video: 

 

 

MdeAS Architects is an award-winning architecture firm based in New York City. With an expertise in high-performance glass facades, the firm’s body of work is varied across project types, including commercial, public space, residential and interior projects. 

 

Our work alongside MdeAS has been primarily within our Pilkington Planar™ point-supported structural glass and Sotawall curtainwall division. We are and always have been proud to be a partner in assisting MdeAS Architects with the creation of truly iconic buildings and look forward to working on more in the future!

 

Please have a look at some of their projects here and keep an eye out for some familiar addresses!

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

 

Facades+ AM in San Francisco – December 7th, 2016

W&W Glass: Official Sponsors of the Facades+ AM

 

The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as the Facades+ AM forum visits San Francisco for the first time.


Register Now


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Facades+ AM in San Francisco  |  Wednesday, December 7th, 2016  |  Hotel Nikko San Francisco

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