Facades+ AM

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.

Attendees Include:

  • AIA Members
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students and Faculty
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Materials Specialists


Blair Payson, Olson Kundig


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.

7:30 – 8:25

Registration and Breakfast

Sponsored by  WWGlass

8:25 – 8:30

Opening Remarks


Blair Payson, Olson Kundig

Dionne Darling, Associate Publisher, The Architect’s Newspaper

8:30 – 9:35

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
Senior Associate

Sukyee Pang
Registered Architect

William Caramella


Jamie Slagel
Olson Kundig

9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break sponsored by

9:50 – 10:55

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 Montpellier

Duane Jonlin
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections

Richard Green
Front Inc.


Vikram Sami
Olson Kundig

10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break sponsored by

11:10 – 12:35

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 Oliva
Werner Sobek

Gijs Libourel
Vice President
Thornton Tomasetti

Lisa Rammig
Senior Associate
Eckersley O’Callaghan


Steven Rainville
Olson Kundig

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
STI Firestop


2. Prefabricated Ornamental Railings

Kevin Harris
AGS Stainless


3. Design & Specification of ACM / MCM in Today’s Architecture

Dave Kearney
ALPOLIC Materials


Sign up for the Extra Credit Lunch & Learn

LU eligible: 4 CEU credits.

Only $25 including lunch.






Facades+ Cancellation, Postponement, Substitution Policy and Terms Full registration amount returned if canceled before 11:59 pm EST November 7, 2018. A|N will retain 10% of registration cost on any cancellations from November 7, 2018 through 11:59 pm EST December 6, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations after 11:59 pm EST December 6th, 2018. We encourage you to transfer your registration to a colleague instead of canceling.


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Forum Location

Motif Seattle
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
tel. 206-971-8000


Motif Seattle
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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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.

Exhibitor Logistics

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.

Photo Gallery

Photos from our recent Kansas City event at the Crown Plaza Downtown Hotel: Methods+Materials Gallery networking and rapt audience at the forum.

Sign up for Information on the Program & Sponsorships

Diana Darling
212.966.0630 ex. 11
Event Logistics
Susan Kramer
212.966.0630 ex. 14
Aastha Deshpande
212.966.0630 ex. 23