SPEAKERS GLENN FUHRMAN | METRONATIONAL CORPORATION Glenn is the VP of Design and Construction at MetroNational. He has over 30 years of experience in planning, design, construction and implementation of the built environment especially focusing on large complex planning projects involving the interrelationship of multiple buildings. He is a registered Architect in Texas and a member of both the AIA and the USGBC – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and is a LEED Green Associate.
JULIE HENDRICKS | KIRKSEY Julie is Director of EcoServices at Kirksey. A sustainability consultant and licensed architect, she has managed the LEED process for over 50 projects, and frequently writes and speaks about green building. In 2012, she was chosen as the Ben Brewer Young Architect of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the AIA. Julie is very active in volunteering and advocating for green building throughout Texas; she had held leadership positions in multiple non-profit environmental organizations.
HEATH MAY | HKS LINE Heath is Director of HKS Laboratory for Intensive Exploration and has over 10 years of professional experience including commercial, hospitality, sports and healthcare, and is currently focused on r+d and application of this research to the built environment. An avid interest in passive solar design encourages a current LINE research initiative into the potential for using software for dynamic solar design for optimization of complex facades for daylighting and solar performance. In addition to r+d, Heath leads a design team responsible for award-winning projects. In April of 2013, Heath was named recipient of Building Design + Construction’s 40 under 40.
JORGE MUÑOZ | MUÑOZ + ALBIN Jorge began his career working with two large commercial firms in the city of Houston and then worked for an international practice as head of design for an A&E firm with offices in the Middle East, Athens, and London. In the year 2000, he joined Enrique Albin to start a design studio based in Houston with offices in Barcelona and Mexico City. Since then, Jorge and Enrique’s leadership have transformed their firm into a studio with projects in nine countries with significant contributions and accolades in the creation of unique urban spaces.
ROGER SOTO | HOK Roger is the Design Director for the Gulf Coast Region and has led the design efforts for many important clients. He is recognized worldwide for his design expertise in complex corporate, higher education, hospitality, and healthcare planning and design for leading institutions throughout the United States and abroad. Roger is highly regarded for his expansive knowledge of LEED and sustainability design—he leads collaborative, multidisciplinary design teams on projects in Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Tampa.
SANJEEV TANKHA | WALTER P MOORE Sanjeev Tankha leads Walter P. Moore’s Facade Engineering Program. He is a specialist in integrated facade design and in the implementation of innovative ideas that bring value to projects by developing cost effective solutions that balance structure, aesthetics, sustainability and occupant comfort. He has experience in a wide variety of projects including aviation, sports, civic, cultural, commercial, transportation, and hospitality.
ANDREW VRANA | METALAB/TEX-FAB Andrew Vrana is a Principal Architect at Houston-based Metalab which integrates expertise in digital design and fabrication with architecture, civic art, and product design. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Houston College of Architecture, and he is co-director of TEX-FAB *Digital Fabrication Alliance.
CO-CHAIRS KRISTOPHER STUART | GENSLER | HOUSTON CO-CHAIR Kristopher is South Central Regional Director of the Commercial Office Building Developers Practice Area, with expertise in the design of high-performance office buildings and mixed-use developments. His successful collaborations with developers showcase his acute understanding of how to attract premiere tenants and maximize return on investment. He also works directly with corporate end-users to align their facilities to their organizational and cultural goals.
MIC PATTERSON | ENCLOS | HOUSTON CO-CHAIR Mic has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced facade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. Recognizing weakness in facade education as endemic to architectural curricula, he is committed to bridging his professional work with academic pursuits. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced facade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, published by Wiley.
PROGRAM Welcome. The Facades+ conference series is a dynamic innovation in building skins—bridging the profession, industry, academia, building operations, and ownership. We’ve condensed the best of the Facades+ two-day event into an intensive morning forum with a strong local focus—Facades+AM—this time specific to the opportunities and challenges in Houston and the Southwest. The rapidly developing field of high-performance facades has emerged as essential to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building envelope combines attributes of aesthetics and performance like nothing else in architecture. Houston has its own special facade conditions and requirements, including heat and wind mitigation. Join us in the dynamic exchange of ideas as we bring this unique event to the Houston for the first time.
7:30 - 8:15 AM REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 8:15 - 8:30 AM OPENING REMARKS Kristopher Stuart (Gensler, Principal), Mic Patterson (Enclos, VP of Strategic Development)
8:30 - 9:35 AM 1. SOLAR HEAT & WIND MITIGATION Presenters: Sanjeev Tankha (WALTER P MOORE, Principal / Director of Façade Engineering), Julie Hendricks (Kirksey, Director), Glenn Fuhrman ( MetroNational , VP of Design & Construction)
9:35 - 9:50 AM NETWORKING BREAK 9:50 - 10:55 AM 2. CURRENT PROJECTS PUSHING THE ENVELOPE Presenters: Kristopher Stuart (Gensler, Principal/ Houston Design Director), Jorge Muñoz (Muñoz + Albin, Principal), Roger Soto (HOK, Design Principal)
10:55 -11:10 AM NETWORKING BREAK 11:10 AM - 12:15 PM 3. WHAT’S NEXT IN TECHNIQUES & MATERIALS Presenters: Andrew Vrana (METALAB Principal/TEX-FAB Co-Director), Mic Patterson (Enclos, VP of Strategic Development), Heath May (HKS Line, Director)
12:15 - 12:30 PM CLOSING REMARKS
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