Join Us in Seattle
The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, future-proofing high performance facades, and the changing face of Seattle. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.
The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is returning to Seattle on December 7th, 2018.
- AIA Members
- Architecture Students and Faculty
- Building Envelope Specialists
- Construction Professionals
- Materials Specialists
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 back to Seattle in 2018.
8:30 – 8:45
Payson joined Olson Kundig in 2004 and has worked on projects including the Century Project for the Space Needle, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, [storefront] OK, and many others across North America. From large cultural projects to temporary design interventions, Blair is able to distill large, complex projects into distinct culminating moments. He credits this appreciation of key design details to his formative years working under Renzo Piano in Paris.
Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She began her publishing career as director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.
8:45 – 9:50
1. Integrated Envelopes: New Project Delivery Workflows
Today, we are seeing dramatic shifts in the fabrication workflow for design and construction of buildings at all scales. As fabrication and construction become increasingly integrated, three designers on the frontlines of industry-wide change will share insights and lessons learned.
Case Creal is a project manager at Gensler Seattle with more than 20 years of experience across numerous project types, ranging from small, local projects to national headquarters, including work with high-profile clients such as Boeing, Starbucks and Reebok. He is currently leading projects across the west coast for the Dutch hotel company citizenM. He is registered in the state of Washington.
Sukyee Pang is a Registered Architect and Certified Construction Document Technologist at Gensler Seattle with 20 years of extensive experience in architectural planning, design, and construction of diverse project renovations and architectural projects for corporate and institutional facilities. She attended the University of Minnesota, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Architecture.
As Director of Integrated Design at Katerra, Will works closely with his cross-functional team to develop processes, technology, and automation to streamline Katerra’s project delivery. Will’s role spans all corners of the company as he supports the integration of Architecture, Engineering, VDC Preconstruction and Fabrication, Costing, Sourcing, Product Lifecycle Management, Logistics, Construction, Manufacturing, as well as Operations and Maintenance. Through systems integrations and process analysis, Will helps Katerra’s business units work more fluidly and functionally. Part of this work involves developing a BIM Content System. This system functions as a library of information where a design model is embedded, and all required spec information automatically collates in a single vertically integrated environment. This augments communication up and downstream and ensures all units receive the same accurate information for a given project. Alongside these efforts, Will partners closely with Katerra’s Business Development team as the technical arm of the sales process and is responsible for informing clients of the Katerra processes and how we design, build, and develop projects.
A principal at Seattle-based Olson Kundig, Jamie Slagel has long been interested in transitional junctures between built and natural forms. She is known for her keen sensitivity to the landscape, which she brings to her work across a broad range of project types, from private residences to cultural projects, product design, art installations, mixed-use, commercial projects, and competitions. She has collaborated on projects receiving both national and regional awards, many of which have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest and The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to her design work, Jamie has served as Adjunct Professor at Montana State University School of Architecture and the University of Washington College of Built Environment.
10:10 – 11:15
2. Envelope Performance: Current Trends in Codes, Energy and Comfort
Seattle is recognized as having one of the nation’s most progressive building codes, which is driving higher expectations for envelope performance. However, modern office buildings comprise of narrower floorplates to meet occupants’ desires for access to daylight, views and operable windows. The challenge is how to balance these desires with the thermal penalties typically associated with larger building envelopes. Three local experts will discuss the effects of higher performing envelopes on energy performance and user comfort.
Allan is a mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of experience and a passion for high-performance buildings. Allan also enjoys challenging building types such as museums, performance theaters, data centers, and laboratories. Four of his projects have been awarded the AIA COTE award, with many others achieving top LEED ratings and ASHRAE awards. He focuses on developing integrated systems through innovative alternatives that lean heavily on sustainable-design strategies. Allan measures success based on a building’s actual performance and, most importantly, the relationships he forms along the way.
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Duane Jonlin is the “Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor” for Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections, and leads the Technical Advisory Group developing the state energy code as a member of the Washington State Building Code Council. At the national level, he serves on both the ASHRAE 90.1 Committee and the ICC Commercial Energy Code Committee. Prior to taking his position at the City of Seattle, Duane was a principal at NBBJ, with 30 years’ experience working on complex projects as a technical architect. In 2016 he was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
Richard Green is a façade specialist with almost 30 years’ experience. He has projects in over 20 different countries covering a wide range of building types. High rise towers include Mahanakhon with OMA/ Ole Scherin, Shenzen Stock Exchange with OMA, Brookfield Place in Calgary with AFK/Dialogue and Ten Hudson Yards in New York with KPF. He has worked significant airport extensions in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, Changi Airport in Singapore and was the lead designer for the façade of the Main Terminal Building of Helmut Jahn’s Bangkok International Airport. Richard has worked on cultural facilities on six continents, including such iconic buildings as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano in Athens, Greece; the restoration of the Sydney Opera House, the Amazon Spheres with NBBJ; and, most recently, the refurbishment of the Seattle Space Needle with Olson Kundig.
Richard is a Principal and the Global Technical Director for FRONT. Richard is also an international expert in glass design. He is currently the technical chair for the ASTM Structural Glass Committee, having also participated in the writing of the Australia Glass Standard (AS-1288), the ASTM Window Glass Standard (E-1300), a guest expert with participation in Eurocode 11 for Structural Glass Design, and currently represents the United States on ISO committees.
Olson Kundig’s Director of Building Performance, Vikram Sami has been working on high performance design for over eighteen years, combining technical expertise with a love of design. Since joining Olson Kundig in 2016, Vikram has infused the firm with his infectious curiosity about how buildings can best support the health and well-being of their occupants. Vikram is passionate about working with design teams to help imbue the design process with creative questions about building performance. Vikram’s current areas of research include thermal comfort, natural ventilation, building simulation techniques, global carbon reduction techniques and post-occupancy evaluations. Vikram leads Olson Kundig’s participation on the AIA 2030 Commitment and helps designers understand sustainability ratings systems such as LEED®, WELL Building and Passivhaus.
11:35 – 12:40
3. Envelope Design: Innovations in Facade Materials and Design
Facade materials, systems and designs for international projects are advancing at a rapid pace. Three facade experts will share leading-edge developments in their work, discussing how technical innovation is producing higher performing buildings worldwide.
Enrica’s experience in the Construction Industry began with 9 years of design at Thornton Tomasetti New York. Since joining Werner Sobek in 2016, she has managed luxury residential projects in New York, complex specialty structures, and prestigious Academic projects in New York City, Chicago, Boston.
At Werner Sobek, Enrica is Director, Partner and COO.
Libourel has nearly 20 years of experience in facade engineering, structural engineering, multidisciplinary project management and fabrication modeling. Throughout his career, he has served as lead designer and project manager for several projects in the U.S. and globally in market sectors such as cultural and institutional, mixed-use, sports, residential and commercial. Since joining Thornton Tomasetti in 2015, Libourel has focused primarily on facade engineering projects.
Lisa is an Senior Associate at engineering practice Eckersley O’Callaghan, having joined in 2013 to support the emerging facade engineering service which complements the practice’s work in structural engineering and envelope design.
She leads many of the facade group’s most challenging projects including a large corporate campus in California and facade specific work to a number of high profile retail stores. Through her education and relationships within the European Facade Network, she remains heavily involved in academia and has built strong links between research and industry. This unique position enables her to identify and integrate innovative products and approaches for the practical application on cutting-edge building envelopes.
Lisa has the responsibility of directing EOC’s R&D efforts globally, focusing on innovative glass designs and technology which maintain EOC’s position as leaders in the field, but also identifying new fields of research including a variety of materials and novel analysis approaches. Whilst remaining heavily involved in her own research projects, she focuses the team in developing their own areas of technical inquiry. In addition to the industry driven R&D efforts at EOC, Lisa is part of the Facade Research Group at TU Delft, where she pursues her doctoral research on transparent glass connections.
Since mid-2017 Lisa is responsible for EOC’s San Francisco office, growing the studio and presence on the West Coast and the local team after having spent significant amount of project-related time in the Bay-Area over the past years.
Olson Kundig principal Steven Rainville, AIA, LEED® AP, takes pride in being a generalist architect, bringing a strong interest in building performance, craft and technology to his residential, commercial, cultural and institutional projects. Across Steven’s diverse body of design work, a common thread is his drive to achieve high building performance alongside high aesthetics. Often, he finds this balance by using advanced digital technologies to execute efficient material effects with the signature of craft. As director of Olson Kundig’s r+D initiatives, Steven helps implement progressive research ideas, focusing on building energy use and the possibilities of technology and craft. Current explorations include a massive, ultra-high efficiency window system; continued research on kinetic design elements; and a “drawing-less” model-based delivery process for a remote cabin.
1:00 – 4:00
Extra Credit Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM
Lunch will be served and 4 CEU credits will be provided. Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum.
1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Designs
Eric Lacroix in consistently recognized throughout the design community and construction industry for his firestop expertise, especially in terms curtain wall perimeter fire barrier systems where he is considered the “Industry Specialist”. Eric has over 20 years of real world experience serving as an invaluable resource on many of largest, most complex high profile projects around the world. He works closely with inspectors, glazing contractors, and curtain wall consultants as a trusted advisor during the design, fabrication, construction and installation of a wide range of curtain wall projects.Eric’s wealth of knowledge and experience ensures the project stays on budget and gets done right the first time. He continuously adds value throughout the process, from conception to construction, to close out. Prior to his role as Director of Strategic Accounts, Eric was the STI Firestop Regional Manager, covering the Southeastern United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, and Mexico.
Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated. Small panel sizes, flush sill heights, curved and angled designs, exposed anchors, and steel backpan designs have made a difficult situation even more critical. As the industry changes almost on a monthly basis, understanding how to maintain the integrity of a non-rated curtain wall system for up to 4 hours is critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements during construction.Key topics covering codes, new ASTM testing requirements, the growing concern for “connection protection”, and an in depth review of the 4 most common issues during construction will be discussed in detail incorporating PowerPoint & video.
Learning ObjectivesUnderstanding new code requirements
Importance of UL testing for perimeter fire barrier systems
Designing for successKey design points on standard aluminum frame designs
Understanding the complexity of unitized backpan designs
2. Prefabricated Ornamental Railings
Since 2013 Kevin Harris has served as Director of Sales & Marketing for AGS Stainless, Inc. Mr. Harris has an extensive track record in business development, marketing, communications and sales. Prior to his position with AGS Stainless, Mr. Harris founded 4 industry-leading firms including 2-information technology firms, one specializing in the creation of web-based process management tools for Fortune 100 corporations and one that specialized in building predictive modeling applications for federal agencies. He also founded a real estate development firm that spearheaded the restoration and redevelopment of a historic seaport community’s downtown waterfront and he co-founded a state-chartered community bank. Two of these four companies he sold to publicly traded corporations. Over the years he has served on the Board of Directors for numerous non-profit organizations including the Economic Development Council of Jefferson County (Washington State), Centrum (Arts and Education) and the Jefferson County Historical Society (Washington State).
This course will discuss the overall advantages of choosing a custom-fabricated railing system built off-site compared to off-the-shelf products or locally fabricated railings. In addition to looking at the practical considerations of how different fabrication choices affect project time and budget, this course also identifies some ways to address health, safety, and building occupant welfare.
- Explain the advantages of a prefabricated custom railing system and an all stainless steel railing system.
- Compare and contrast the railing system materials used for posts, top rails, and infill.
- Describe common challenges with locally fabricated metal rail systems.
- Evaluate how stainless steel railing systems meet health, safety, and welfare requirements.
3. Design & Specification of ACM / MCM in Today’s Architecture
Dave Kearney is Director of Sales and Marketing for ALPOLIC, a division of Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America, where he oversees the sales and marketing programs for Central, North and South America. Under his tenure, Kearney has grown the company’s Corporate Identity program to be one of the largest in the world, currently servicing more than 200 global brands.
This presentation will cover a wide range of timely topics important to the Architect, Designer, and Specifier of contemporary interior and exterior metal panels. It will provide an overview of aluminum and metal composite materials as well address ACM’s attributes, basic design guidelines, attachment systems, specifications, and cost considerations.
Learning Credit Units: AIA 1.0 This course is HSW-SD Approved & ASID/IIDA 0.1 Credit Available
- Definitions and Attributes
- Material Structures
- Manufacturing Process
- Physical Characteristics
- Strength of Material
- PE and FR Core
- Finish Characteristics
- PVDF vs FEVE
- Natural Metals
- ACM/MCM vs Other Alternatives
- Attachment Systems
- Exterior: Wet Seal, Dry Seal, Rain Screen
- Application Examples
- Cost Considerations
- ACM/MCM Specification Writing
- Project Communications
Sign up for the Extra Credit Lunch & Learn
LU eligible: 4 CEU credits.
Only $25 including lunch.
Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.
Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?
Yes, it’s always a good idea.
What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?
Bring a current student ID card with your photo and present it when checking in.
When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?
Badges will be provided at check-in at the site on the day of the event.
Please do not send oversize packages or crates. This is a tabletop show, not a booth, and there is ltd. storage space at the venue.
Please get approval ahead of time for anything oversized or the packages may be refused. Contact Susan Kramer for Shipping Address and Logistics.