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WASHINGTON, DC March 10 District Architecture Center @facadesplus #facadesplus


DC CO-CHAIRS MARK E STRAUSS, FAIA, AICP, LEED | FXFOWLE | SENIOR PARTNER | DC CO-CHAIR As an architect, planner, urban designer, and past president of AIA New York, Strauss is an advocate for bringing a greater appreciation for architectural and urban design excellence to public policy. A key aspect of his interests and talents lies in developing strategic approaches to assist communities, institutions, and developers to redefine properties in response to urban design, economic, infrastructure, environmental, and political concerns. Strauss directs FXFOWLE’s efforts in the Washington D.C. Metro Area, and is currently leading a number of Transit Oriented Development planning efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region, totaling over ten million square feet, in addition to several planning and urban design projects with mixed-use development programs.

KEVIN CANNON, AIA, LEED AP | FXFOWLE | PRINCIPAL | DC CO-CHAIR Cannon has over 20 years of experience as project architect leading the design on a range of projects of various scales and typologies—mixed-use, commercial, cultural, transportation—in the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East. Cannon’s approach is rooted in a comparative analytical process that seeks to test a variety of strategies in order to unearth the design potential and raise the aspirations of each unique project.

SPEAKERS KEYNOTE | GARY HANDEL, FAIA | HANDEL ARCHITECTS | FOUNDING PARTNER + MANAGING PRINCIPAL Since starting the practice in 1994, Handel has overseen its growth to a firm of over 160 architects, designers, and planners around the world. He leads the firm’s direction by placing an emphasis on enriching the urban environment. Current work includes the largest and tallest “Passive House” building in the world, on Cornell University’s new Tech Campus in New York City, and the new Millennium Tower, under construction in Boston, which will be the tallest residential building in that city.

ROGER FRECHETTE III | INTERFACE ENGINEERING | MANAGING PRINCIPAL Frechette has three decades of experience in the field of sustainable engineering and building design. His work encompasses sustainable master planning and building systems designs for some of the world’s largest and most iconic structures. His portfolio includes high performance buildings including Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai, “Dancing Dragons” Towers in Seoul, Korea; and Greenland Tower in Wuhan, China, soon to be amongst the tallest buildings in the world. Frechette is currently working on the design of a net-zero headquarters in D.C. and a net-zero high school in Arlington County, Virginia.

DUNCAN LYONS, RIBA | GENSLER | FIRMWIDE COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING DEVELOPERS PRACTICE AREA LEADER Lyons serves as Design Director for architecture in Gensler’s D.C. office. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has designed award-winning buildings for a variety of institutional and commercial clients in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His passion for high-performance buildings and sustainable design has led to LEED certification for many of his projects, including three at the Platinum level. Lyons earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Bath in England and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

ROBERT MOJE, FAIA | VMDO ARCHITECTS | PRINCIPAL A leader in K–12 design, Moje is a passionate advocate for today’s “New Learner.” He continually partners with diverse organizations to craft new resources that both expand educational planning and design and enrich communities. His 40 year tenure at VMDO Architects includes overall leadership of the K–12 practice. Moje’s work cultivating designs for schools examines what is best for the growing, learning child and looks critically at what that really means. In 2012, Moje was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows specifically for his work in the K–12 educational sector.

ROBERT SCHOFIELD JR. | AKRIDGE | SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Schofield oversees the design and construction of all development projects. His responsibilities also include project feasibility evaluation, acquisition, entitlement, and finance. With over 25 years of experience in real estate, Schofield has managed $1.95 billion of construction and development work, including over 3.5 million square feet of office space and over 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use space. Schofield has a passion for architectural design as well as construction. Since joining Akridge in 2000, he has been responsible for the execution of all of Akridge’s large commercial real estate projects.

MARC SIMMONS | FRONT INC. | FOUNDING PARTNER Front Inc. is a design and facade engineering firm that engages in numerous aspects of the architectural design industry, including facade consulting, system design, energy analysis, procurement, and project management services. Simmons is the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His specialist facade knowledge and experience in custom curtain wall and hybrid cladding system design is built upon previous work at Foster and Partners, Meinhardt Facade Technology, and the structural glass and facade consulting group at Dewhurst Macfarlane & Partners in New York.

NORA WANG, PHD | PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY | SENIOR ENGINEER / ASSOCIATE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR BUILDING EFFICIENCY ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE & BUILDINGS DIVISION Wang has ten years of research experience in building energy efficiency and sustainability. She received her doctorate in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beginning her career in architecture, Wang gained experience on international building projects and won several design competitions. Since joining PNNL in 2010, she led a variety of building research projects, such as high-performance building evaluation, daylighting enhancement, climate action plan, and energy use data aggregation for disclosure. She is currently leading the development of DOE’s Building Asset Score, Home Energy Score, and Buildings of the Future scoping study.

IVAN ZUNIGA | YKK-AP AMERICA | ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES MANAGER In his role, Zuniga is responsible for the sales and marketing of YKK Architectural Products in North America. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Virginia Tech and is also a Professional Engineer. Zuniga is an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, and the Glass Association of North America, and has served on several committees and task groups to promote energy efficiency and code development. A native of Venezuela, Zuniga resides with his wife and two children in Atlanta, GA.

PROGRAM 7:30 - 8:15 AM REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 8:15 - 8:25 AM OPENING REMARKS Diana Darling (The Architect’s Newspaper, Publisher) Ivan Zuniga (YKK-AP America, Architectural Services Manager) Mark Strauss, FAIA, AICP, LEED (FXFOWLE, Senior Partner) Kevin Cannon, AIA, LEED AP (FXFOWLE, Principal)


9:25 - 9:40 AM NETWORKING BREAK | METHODS+MATERIALS GALLERY 9:40 - 10:45 AM FACADES AND THE ENVIRONMENT Presenters: Robert Moje, FAIA (VMDO Architects, Principal) Nora Wang, PhD (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Senior Engineer) Roger Frechette III (Interface Engineering, Managing Principal) Q&A

10:45 -11:00 AM NETWORKING BREAK | METHODS+MATERIALS GALLERY 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM RETHINKING THE FACE OF THE OFFICE BUILDING Presenters: Duncan Lyons, RIBA (Gensler, Firmwide Commercial Office Building Developers Practice Area Leader) Robert Schofield Jr. (Akridge, Senior Vice President, Development and Director of Design and Construction) Marc Simmons (Front Inc., Founding Partner) Q&A

12:05 - 12:15 PM CLOSING REMARKS





UPCOMING CONFERENCE EVENTS Facades+ New York, April 21+22, 2016 Facades+AM Boston, June 17, 2016 Facades+AM Kansas City, September 15, 2016 Facades+ Dallas, October 13+14, 2016 Facades+AM San Francisco, December 7, 2016

Facades+ AM DC 2016 program  
Facades+ AM DC 2016 program