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The Architect’s Newspaper is celebrating the 12th year of the Facades+ conference series. We are thrilled to welcome both new attendees and longtime supporters to the program’s dynamic dialogue. We bring fresh and relevant programming to each city, and have an exceptional group of projects and enclosure systems for you to learn about today.

Facades+ Washington DC brings together top professionals from the worlds of design, engineering, fabrication, and construction to consider how high-performance envelopes are evolving and transforming the built environment in the DC Metro area and across the US while responding to changing codes, climates, technologies, programs, and client expectations.

I’d like to thank our conference co-chairs, Jason Wright and Tom Corrado of Hickok Cole who have brought together this amazing program of design leaders. We invite you to connect with presenters and your peers during networking breaks in the Methods+Materials Gallery.

Please get to know the industry-leading sponsors exhibiting in the Methods+Materials Gallery, and learn how they will help you shape the future of facade design and technology.

Has Facades+ struck a chord with you? Have a look at our upcoming events held in 13 cities across the U.S. & Canada. Visit our website to learn more about our other events and additional opportunities to earn your CEUs.

We are eager to hear from you about how we might improve the Facades+ experience. Talk to us. And please spread the word—help us to continue to grow the Facades+ dialogue and community.

All the best,


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DIANA DARLING CEO & Creative Director, The Architect’s Newspaper DIONNE DARLING VP of Brand Partnerships, The Architect’s Newspaper MARTY WOOD Program Director, The Architect’s Newspaper

8:00 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST | Methods + Materials Gallery


Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

9:40 AM PROGRAM INTRODUCTION: Jason Wright | Hickok Cole

SPOTLIGHT | Reclad Repositioning: 20 Mass Ave


Matt O’Malley | DPR Construction

Thilo Wilhelmsen | DPR Construction

9:45 AM

10:30 AM

Janki Bhatia | LEO A DALY

Andrew Graham | LEO A DALY

Paul Totten | WSP

Jason Wright | Hickok Cole MODERATOR

PANEL | Material Futures: Advancing Architectural Products



Jason Wright | Hickok Cole MODERATOR


SPOTLIGHT | Design Excellence and Envelope Performance


11:15 AM

Jason Danielson | GSA

Jason Wright | Hickok Cole MODERATOR

SPOTLIGHT | The National Geographic Headquarters New Public Plaza-Facing Facade


11:45 PM

Brian Lantz | HITT Contracting

Colin Davis | Hickok Cole

Mark Ramirez | Hickok Cole

Tom Corrado | Hickok Cole MODERATOR


ROUNDTABLE | Sustainable Practices: In Conversation with Contractors


Molly Raglani | Clark Construction

1:15 PM

Isaiah Walston | HITT Contracting

Brian DeWitt | Whiting-Turner

Tom Corrado | Hickok Cole MODERATOR

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PANEL | Build Better: Improving Building Skins through Advanced Technology


2:15 PM

Aaron Alterman | STI Specified Technologies

Mike Hemmeke | Dri-Design

Jason Wright | Hickok Cole MODERATOR


PANEL | The Story of The Stacks


P. Christian Bailey | Morris Adjmi

3:30 PM

Jeffrey Kerr | SGH

Andrew Christopher | Akridge

Jason Wright | Hickok Cole MODERATOR

SPOTLIGHT | Heliomorphic Design for the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus


4:15 PM

Dongyeop Lee | SmithGroup

Peter He | SmithGroup

Tom Corrado | Hickok Cole MODERATOR


4:45 PM

Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

Jason Wright | Hickok Cole





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JASON WRIGHT - Principal / Hickok Cole

With over 20 years of experience in design and construction, Jason’s specialty lies in the details and how buildings are assembled to reinforce the design concept, making him an excellent project architect. As Director of Technical Operations, he is responsible for training and mentoring the firm’s project architects and managing the quality of the firm’s technical drawings. From navigating the code and entitlement process for DC’s first-ever mass timber renovation to serving on Hickok Cole’s Project Technology and Quality Control Committees, his expert precision and sheer ability to synthesize and apply technical details at rapid speed never fails to impress.

TOM CORRADO - Associate Principal / Hickok Cole

Tom Corrado, LEED AP is an Associate Principal and a senior project designer at Hickok Cole, where he works for the firm’s commercial architecture practice. With 20+ years of design experience, his holistic approach emphasizes a synergy between a building’s function and how it’s experienced by its users. A few of Tom’s design interests include urban studies, enhanced placemaking, and how innovations in digital fabrication and material science will drive architecture and design in the 21st century. His most recent obsession is mainstreaming mass timber, a material he feels has the capacity to completely alter the way we design, construct, and experience buildings. He is also working on new prototypes of medical office buildings and incorporating biophilia into the healthcare industry. His most noteworthy projects include 80 M Street, Washington DC’s first mass timber office renovation, Anthem Row, 909 Rose Avenue, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies headquarters. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture at Clemson University.


Curtain Wall & Facade Specialist / STI Specified Technologies

Curtain Wall & Facade Specialist for the Strategic Accounts

Division of STI Specified Technologies, covering the central United States and Canada. Aaron joined STI Specified Technologies in 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in construction materials. He has conducted firestoptrainings for STI, The International Firestop Council and to a variety of groups including; architects, engineers, consultants, code officials, inspectors and all types of trades. He is certified at Level 2 of Firestop Instructional Training (FIT II).

P. CHRISTIAN BAILEY Director / Morris Adjmi

P. Christian Bailey, AIA, LEED AP, is a Director at Morris Adjmi. Bailey joined MA after 25 years of architectural experience, recently as the Founding Principal and Director of ODA Architecture. He has a proven record of success leading teams on innovative mixed-use/mixed-income projects and is well-known for his passion and mentorship. Bailey works collaboratively with Founding Principal Morris Adjmi and MA's leadership team. Bailey is the Board President of the Society of Registered Architects New York Chapter, an active member of the AIA and Urban Land Institute, and is an Adjunct Professor at City Tech.

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Project Architect / LEO A DALY

Janki Bhatia is a Project Architect at Leo A Daly. Formally an architect with SmithGroup and AECOM. Bhatia has 15 plus years of experience and a masters from Virginia Tech.


Real Estate Developer / Akridge

Andrew Christopher is a real estate developer with Akridge in Washington, DC. He concentrates on design, development management and entitlement efforts for mixed-use projects. Before his development, he served in the entertainment industry's real estate and government relations roles, working for Paramount Pictures and The Walt Disney Company. Andrew has served in various civic and charitable organizations, including as a past member of the Board of Advisors of the Logan Circle Community Association and a current Member of the Selection Committee of the Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund at O'Melveny & Myers, LLP in Los Angeles.


National Advisor - Building Enclosures / GSA

Jason Danielson AIA, LEED

AP, QCxP is GSA’s National Advisor and SME of Building Enclosures. Danielson manages GSA building enclosure policy for a portfolio of 1700 owned buildings, 480 historic, plus leased building inventory. Jason has served a range of roles including Design Architect, Construction Manager, Enclosure Consultant, BECxP, and Owner Representative. He is a prior adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University and 10-year instructor for the Architectural Registration Exam.


Project Architect / Hickok Cole

Colin Davis is an experienced architect with a demonstrated history of working collaboratively to solve a wide variety of complex problems and advocate for meaningful and sustainable design in the public realm. Skilled in managing client, consultant, construction manager and contractor relations, creating presentations, and delivering technical documents.


Division Vice President / Whiting-Turner

Brian DeWitt, Division Vice President, has over 39 years of experience (all with WhitingTurner) and has built over $2.0 billion of projects, many of them on higher education campuses. He has successfully worked on numerous campuses in the MidAtlantic region including Georgetown Law School, Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore, Washington College, Eastern University, and the award winning University of Baltimore Law School. Brian is currently the project executive in charge of building the 300,000 SF Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Academic Building (VT ICAB) project in Alexandria, VA.


Senior Architect / LEO A DALY

Andrew Graham is a Senior Architect at Leo A Daly. He has been with Leo A Daly for over 13 years. Graham oversees the design and construction of large complex projects including mixed-use, office, retail, residential, educational and aviation facilities located in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

PETER HE Associate / SmithGroup

Peter He brings over a decade’s worth of project experience. He provides a fresh perspective to the architectural realm by seamlessly integrating parametric workflow with analog craftsmanship to achieve balanced design that is both original and site specific. He places a strong emphasis on comprehensively understanding the challenges that each project presents, delivering solutions that satisfy all stakeholders involved with creative visualization methods.


Director of Project Management / Dri-Design

Michael Hemmeke, Dri-Design's esteemed Director of Project Management at Dri-Design, brings 16 years of valuable experience, ensuring project success with expertise and commitment within the architectural wall panel industry.

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Building Technology

Division Head / SGH

Jeffrey Kerr has extensive project management and engineering experience working on building enclosure projects ranging from consulting on new design to investigating and repairing existing buildings. In his leadership role, he works to advance his team’s technical excellence, project management skills, and overall quality practices. Kerr partners with a wide variety of clients, including public and private building owners, architects, and contractors, and is committed to exploring options for solving their most complex challenges.


Project Executive / HITT Contracting

Brian Lantz is a Construction Project Executive at HITT

Contracting. During his 14 year tenure with HITT contracting, Brian has a focus on new corporate office base building, mass timber, and multifamily projects.


Co-Leader of Computational Design / SmithGroup

Dongyeop Lee has more than two decades of extensive experiences in architectural design of commercial, residential, cultural, aviation, hospitality and mixed-use projects throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. With his expertise in design for a wide range of projects, he focuses on how to enhance design quality and process through computation methodologies in architecture. He co-leads computational design at SmithGroup.



Tim Nass has nearly 30 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry. As the Vice President of Sales at SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glass and framing systems, he brings his extensive knowledge and expertise when working closely with architects, consultants, general contractors and glaziers to deliver a code-compliant glazing solution that meets all the aesthetic, performance and budget requirements of the project. Tim also oversees SAFTI FIRST’s global network of architectural sales representatives.


Preconstruction and Commercial Market Lead / DPR Construction

Matt O’Malley has 24 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. He currently leads the Preconstruction Group and the Commercial Market Sector for the Washington, DC office and Northeast Region of DPR Construction. Matt’s responsibilities include business development, client relationships, estimating, and preconstruction services. Matt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University. Matt is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and the University of Maryland School of Architecturel.


Vice President / Clark Construction

Molly Raglani oversees project acquisition, development, execution, and delivery in the Mid-Atlantic. She is also responsible for cultivating client relationships for residential and mixed-use projects in the region. Since joining Clark in 2005, Molly has led many notable projects, including: The Wharf, CityCenterDC, The Stacks, Central Place Residential. The Wilson and The Elm. Molly has a BSc in Civil Engineering from George Washington University and an MBA from University of Maryland.


Managing Director / Hickok Cole

Mark lives by our Design For What’s Next mantra and is committed to pushing the design envelope and driving industry change. He considers himself a diesel engine—the bigger the project, the more complex and challenging, the higher his enjoyment. Good thing, too, because his ongoing project as Managing Director includes running project and staff operations, project profitability, and recruitment firmwide. Mark is the former Commercial Office Director and keeps his finger on the pulse by serving as the Principal in Charge and Director on a number of high-profile projects as well as an executive sponsor of our iLab microgrant program where he champions the exploration of staff curiosities and project innovations.

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PAUL TOTTEN Building Enclosures Practice Leader / WSP

Paul E. Totten is a Vice President at WSP and leads the Building Enclosures Division. He has over 21 years of experience in structural engineering, building enclosure technology and commissioning, and building science. Paul has concentrated his expertise on evaluating and analyzing heat, air, and moisture transfer, and the cumulative effect these elements have on building components and building operation. He was the lead instructor for the Building Science and Technology course taught in the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program at The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning. He was also a coordinator and lecturer for the AIA DC High-Performance Building series.


Director of Sustainability / HITT Contracting

Isaiah brings more than 18 years of field experience in supervising and managing construction projects to HITT. Isaiah is a LEED AP with experience implementing core ideas and values of sustainable construction and has supported certification for more than 10 million sf of sustainable space. In his current role as director of sustainability, Isaiah manages a team responsible for documenting client sustainability requirements and goals. He also leads HITT’s environmental sustainability efforts including waste reduction and the company’s overall carbon neutrality plans. Isaiah has a passion for working to meet sustainable construction goals and is happy to see continued growth towards more sustainable design and construction practices in the industry.

THILO WILHELMSEN Manager | Building Envelope / DPR Construction

Thilo Wilhelmsen spent most of his 30+ year construction industry career focusing on highly complex exterior envelope systems. Before joining DPR as their Exterior Skin Expert, Thilo worked for international glazing contractors on some of North America and Europe's largest and most complex building envelopes. His experience includes ground-up core and shell projects in commercial, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, and retail markets. Since joining DPR, Thilo has led the exterior envelope preconstruction and design assist phases on some of the company's target projects nationwide. He has been instrumental in developing DPR's prefabricated exterior wall panel applications. Through DPR's prefabrication subsidiary, Thilo has successfully incorporated the advantages of this construction approach into many of DPR's ground-up projects throughout the country.

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