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DALLAS OCTOBER 30 + 31 2014
A Message from the Facades+ Partners Welcome to the inaugural Dallas Facades+ conference, symposium, and workshops. The first Facades+ event was hosted in New York City in early 2012, and inspired an ongoing series that, with the Dallas event, will have traversed the nation three times. Each event has grown equally in anticipation, excitement, and participation. This year we touched down in New York City and Chicago before wrapping up the year here in Dallas. We are excited to bring Facades+ to the Great State of Texas! Introducing a novel event at a new venue to a fresh city is both a great challenge and pleasure. We are confident that you will find Facades+ an engaging experience, and that together we will create the same intensity of thought, experience, and dialogue that has inspired our past gatherings. Once again, our volunteer conference chairs, chosen from among your peers, have curated a brilliant speaker program of notable practitioners from various sectors of the AEC industry. These speakers have been very deliberately selected because of their ability to further the Facades+ dialogue, and not because they have paid a fee for the privilege of speaking to you; Facades+ is not a “pay-to-play” conference, and we work diligently to keep the program focused on deep technical content and free from promotional interests. That said, we have a select group of industry-leading sponsors that have stepped up to make Facades+ the success it has become. They have a high profile at the conference venue, and we encourage all of you to spend some time with them and see what they are up to; they have been included as sponsors because they are playing a leading role in the step-change currently underway in building façade technology. This year our theme is resilience, a term that has been referred to as the new green, and the successor to sustainability. While we interpret our themes in the broadest possible context, we will explore this term, attempting to promote definition beyond the ambiguity of such related vocabulary as sustainability, green, and high-performance. Resilience has come into prominence in the wake of widespread natural disasters of increasing frequency and impact, swelling in the AEC lexicon like a storm surge, and while many grapple for understanding as to a concise meaning, the Facades+ events have embraced the term in a robust dialogue that covers all things building skin and beyond. We are excited to bring this dialogue to Dallas, a city that dates its sustainability efforts back to the 1950s and a focus by city leaders on future water supply, a concern with ever increasing relevance in our emerging future. Even as we share in the enthusiasm for this Dallas event, we are planning our upcoming events for a new year, commencing with a dynamic collaboration bringing together Facades+ with the University of Southern California’s Façade Tectonics to form a unique Los Angeles conference event we are calling Facades+Tectonics. Lock in the date February 5th and 6th, 2015, for what promises to be the most vibrant building façade related conference event of all time! And, of course, we will be returning to our anchor venue in New York City, scheduled for April 16-17, 2015. We will be announcing our other 2015 conference locations soon, so keep an eye out and plan your schedules accordingly. As always, we are very much interested in your thoughts on how we might improve the Facades+ experience and assure your continued participation in our future programs. Talk to us. And please spread the word to join the Facade+ dialogue! WWW.FACADESPLUS.COM
WELCOME Mic Patterson Enclos Conference Director
Diana Darling The Architect’s Newspaper Conference Director
Heath May HKS LINE Dallas Co-Chair
Luke Smith Enclos Dallas Co-Chair
Ronnie Parsons Mode Lab Workshop Coordinator
Gil Akos Mode Lab Workshop Coordinator
Susan Kramer The Architect’s Newspaper Event Coordinator
Matt Elder Enclos Event Coordinator
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DALLAS OCTOBER 30 + 31 2014
SYMPOSIUM AGENDA OCT 30
8:00 - 8:30
CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
8:30 - 8:35
WELCOME! INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Luke Smith (Enclos) & Heath May (HKS Line)
Zaida Basora (City of Dallas Public Works Department)
OPENING KEYNOTE: APPARITIONS Q&A WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Antoine Predock (Predock Architect) Mic Patterson (Enclos), Moderator
RESEARCH IN PRACTICE PANEL
Heath May (HKS Line), Moderator Brad Bell (Universityof Texas at Arlington) Matt Fajkus (University of Texas at Austin) Christian Pongratz (Texas Tech University) Andrew Vrana (MetaLab)
8:35 - 8:50 8:50 - 9:50
9:50 - 10:35 10:35 - 10:55 10:55 - 11:25 11:25 - 12:00
NETWORKING BREAK WHAT COMES FIRST, THE SKIN OR THE BONES? TECHNICAL PANEL
Miguel Rivera (Miró Rivera Architects)
Aaron Seward (The Architect’s Newspaper), Moderator Steve Culver (GKD) Greg Galloway (YKK-AP)
COMPLIMENTARY NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 - 1:05
Diana Darling (The Architect’s Newspaper)
1:05 - 1:15
INSPIRATIONS WOVEN: 3 HIGH-PROFILE PROJECTS USING ARCHITECTURAL MESH
Ann Smith (Cambridge Architectural)
1:15 - 1:45
DESIGN-ASSIST DELIVERY PROCESS FOR A STRUCTURAL GLASS FACADE: THE NEW PARKLAND HOSPITAL
Jeff Haber (W&W Glass), Chuck Armstrong (Corgan) Mic Patterson (Enclos)
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: FIGURES AND TYPES Q&A WITH AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Marlon Blackwell (Marlon Blackwell Architects) Luke Smith (Enclos), Moderator
BREAKING DOWN THE (DESIGN) BARRIERS
Matt Jezyk (Autodesk), Moderator Nate Holland (NBBJ) Rickey Crum (RTKL)
3:15 - 3:25
Oliver Stepe (YKK-AP)
3:25 - 3:45
1:45 - 2:40
2:40 - 3:15
3:45 - 4:15 4:15 - 5:15
Joseph Pitchford (Crescent) Gregg Jones (Pelli Clarke Pelli)
Luke Smith (Enclos), Moderator George Loisos (Loisos + Ubbelohde) Jeremy Strick (Nasher Sculpture Center) Charles Clift (CDC-USA) Mark Lamster (Dallas Morning News) David Cossum (City of Dallas)
THE PROBLEM WITH GLARE
5:15 - 5:30
AUDIENCE Q&A CLOSING REMARKS
Aaron Seward (The Architect’s Newspaper) & Mic Patterson (Enclos), Moderators
5:30 - 7:00
Cocktail Reception (CityPlace, 42nd Fl Club)
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SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS - OCTOBER 30, 2014
modeling to the professional, academic and manufacturing communities in Texas. He is also a Principal at TOPOCAST LAB.
CHARLES CLIFT | CURTAIN WALL DESIGN & CONSULTING, INC.
ANTOINE PREDOCK | ANTOINE PREDOCK ARCHITECT PC
Antoine Predock established his Albuquerque studio in 1967 with his first project, La Luz. After that, Antoine’s work has ranged from Turtle Creek House to the Padre’s ballpark, and internationally, museums in China, a journalism school in Qatar, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Along the way, he received the Rome Prize and the AIA Gold Medal. AFTERNOON KEYNOTE MARLON BLACKWELL | MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is an architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. His firm, Marlon Blackwell Architects, has received numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books and architectural journals. CHUCK ARMSTRONG | CORGAN
Chuck Armstrong serves as Design Director for Corgan. With over two decades of architectural experience, he has developed an impressive portfolio of healthcare, corporate, retail and institutional projects worldwide. As one of the firm’s most talented designers, Chuck has led design teams on a variety of complex projects and garnered more than forty awards throughout his career. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Chuck has a bachelor’s degree in architecture, and shares his time and professional expertise with both community organizations and the next generation of designers and real estate professionals through speaking engagements, design review juries and continuing education opportunities. ZAIDA BASORA | CITY OF DALLAS
A registered architect and sustainability advocate with over 30 years of experience in design, construction and contracting, Zaida holds a Master of Architecture degree from UT Arlington and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico. She began the green building program for Dallas in 2003 resulting in over 40 new sustainable city facilities and a sustainable approach to retrofits. A founding member and 2010 chair of the USGBC North Texas Chapter, she was appointed to GSA’s Office of High Performance Green Building’s Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2013, she serves on the Sustainability Committee of the Texas Society of Architects and is the 2014 Director of Education for Dallas AIA. She was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in January of 2012. BRAD BELL | TEX-FAB
Brad Bell is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. He researches and teaches on the integration of advanced digital technologies into the architectural design process with a focus on the use of digital fabrication and cast materials. He is co-Director of TEX-FAB, a non-profit organization, providing a platform for education on digital fabrication and parametric
Charles Clift is Senior Principal and President of Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc. (CDC). Charles has worked at CDC in Dallas, Texas for 34 years providing engineering design for curtain wall and other exterior cladding systems. His Dallas curtain wall experience includes the Hunt Oil HQ, Chase Tower, Comerica Tower and Bank of America Plaza. His work on glare and reflectivity includes the Lotte World HQ a super tall tower in Seoul, Denver International Airport, Hall Arts Office Tower, and Museum Tower on behalf of the Nasher Sculpture Center. Charles is a member of the Dallas City Council’s reflectivity group that has been studying building code proposals to address glare and reflectivity issues. He was named as the Dallas AIA Consultant of the Year in 2010. DAVID COSSUM | CITY OF DALLAS
David Cossum has worked in municipal development services departments for over 20 years. He is currently Director of Sustainable Development and Construction for the City of Dallas. In that capacity his responsibilities include overseeing the operations of the Building Inspection, Current Planning, Engineering (private development) and Real Estate divisions. During much of his 15 year tenure working in Dallas, he has had a role in researching and developing zoning regulations and processing amendments to the city’s development codes. David earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and his Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington. RICKEY CRUM | RTKL
Rickey Crum is a senior designer in RTKL’s Dallas office. He has an educational background in Aerospace Engineering and Architecture, and graduated with his Masters in Architecture from The University of Texas in 2009. Over the past three years at RTKL, Rickey has been involved in a variety of commercial retail and entertainment projects, both domestically and internationally, with a focus on integrating parametric design and computational workflows into dynamic building systems. STEVE CULVER | GKD MEDIAMESH
Steve Culver is Director of Business Development for GKD Mediamesh(r). Steve has over 25 years of experience in sales and sales management. With a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University, and training as a Digital Signage Certified Expert, Steve has the background and knowledge to handle the complexity of Mediamesh. DIANA DARLING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Diana is CEO and co-founder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 11th year. The A|N media company consists of four regional print editions, five newsletters, a highly trafficked web-site/ blog, large social media platform and the Facades+ conference series. As A|N’s publisher, Diana has won the NYC Mayor’s Award for Women in Business, AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, AIA LA and NYC Publishing Awards, and ASLA NYC President’s Award. She is
DALLAS OCTOBER 30 + 31 2014 formally from Texas and holds a BS degree from UT Austin. MATT FAJKUS | UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Matt Fajkus holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and is currently a TenureTrack Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where he teaches sustainable design studios and lecture courses. He previously worked at Foster and Partners in London, and he runs MF Architecture, an award-winning architectural practice in Austin. GREG GALLOWAY | YKK-AP
Greg Galloway is ProTek® Brand Manager for YKK AP America Inc. He started his career in Manufacturing and was an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer before transitioning into Marketing. His background includes 28 years in residential and commercial facades with accomplishments in strategic business planning, and brand management. Greg’s forte is the ability to understand complex, technical issues and translate them into layman’s terms. For the last 14 years, he has been active in the design, building and marketing of hurricane impact and blast mitigation products. Greg holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from Drake University. JEFF HABER | W&W GLASS
Jeff Haber is Managing Partner at W&W Glass, LLC and has been working with structural glass systems for over 20 years. He is directly responsible for sales, marketing, and estimating for the Pilkington Planar System throughout North America. NATE HOLLAND | NBBJ
Nate Holland is a digital practice leader at NBBJ’s Seattle office where he works on corporate and commercial projects. He is an active member of the Design computation leadership team where he helps to shape the direction of the firm’s computational strategy. He holds a Masters in Architecture and an MBA from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He focuses on design computation and digital fabrication through the use of Grasshopper, Dynamo and other tools to conceive, study and rationalize complex geometries.
MARK LAMSTER | THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News and a professor in the architecture school of the University of Texas at Arlington. He is currently at work on a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, to be published by Little, Brown. GEORGE LOISOS | LOISOS + UBBELOHDE
Nathan Miller is responsible for leading the efforts on computational design strategy, complex modeling, and geometric rationalization at Case. Prior to joining Case, Nathan held the position of Associate Architectural Designer and Lead Computational Designer at NBBJ, where he focused on the development and implementation of computational design systems for generative design concepts, production efficiency, and building performance. HEATH MAY | HKS LINE | DALLAS CO-CHAIR
Heath May is Director of HKS Laboratory for INtensive Exploration. An architect with 10 years of professional experience including commercial, hospitality, sports and healthcare, he is currently focused on r+d and the 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 projects including future:GSA, a net-zero renovation solution that earned the 2012 WAN Commercial Building of the Year Award, and he worked as senior designer on Sustainable Urban Living, a winner of the 2010 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award. In April of 2013, Heath was named recipient of Building Design + Construction’s 40 under 40. MIC PATTERSON | ENCLOS | CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Mic Patterson has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced façade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced façade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, published by Wiley.
MATT JEZYK | AUTODESK
Matt Jezyk is Senior Product Line Manager for AEC Conceptual Design Products. Matt leads a team developing a suite of new technologies for the AEC industry. His development teams have created multiple new applications: Autodesk Vasari, a popular Autodesk Labs project now in public beta, and Autodesk FormIt, the 1st architectural form modeler on the iPad. Matt and his group also contribute code to the open-source Dynamo Visual Programming tool for Revit and Vasari.
JOSEPH PITCHFORD | CRESCENT REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS
Joseph F. Pitchford serves as Managing Director, Development, for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. As the firm’s senior development officer, his responsibilities include project identification, feasibility analysis, design management and execution. He serves on the Boards of the Uptown Dallas, Inc., The Real Estate Council, McKinney Avenue Transit, and ULI Transit Oriented Development Council.
GREGG JONES | PELLI CLARKE PELLI
Gregg Jones joined Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in 1979. He has been the principal in charge for numerous high-rise office, residential and hotel buildings. These works include Porta Nuova Garibaldi, which includes the Unicredit Headquarters in Milan; International Finance Centre in Hong Kong; and ARIA Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
CHRISTIAN PONGRATZ | PONGRATZ PERBELLINI ARCHITECTS/ CYBERSTONE LLC
Edward Peck has devoted his career to the making of architecture, building skin technologies, and building systems. He has specialized on projects involving sustainable and innovative building skins as a design architect, a technical consultant, and as a design technical leader of an ETFE design/manufacturing firm. Currently he is a Vice President in the Building Skin Practice at Thornton Tomasetti working as a design / engineering consultant for building skins on projects around the world.
SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS MIGUEL RIVERA | MIRÓ RIVERA ARCHITECTS
Since founding Austin-based Miró Rivera Architects in 2000, Miguel Rivera is internationally recognized for design excellence and a rigorous approach that brings out the beauty in simple, common materials, blurs art and architecture, and produces poetic and inspirational projects that enrich their landscapes. AARON SEWARD | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER
Aaron Seward is A|N’s Managing Editor and the Editor of its Southwest edition. He has 14 years of experience as a journalist and an editor focusing on architecture, design, and engineering. ANN SMITH | CAMBRIDGE ARCHITECTURAL
Ann Smith is the leading expert in architectural mesh systems, having over 12 years of experience with Cambridge Architectural. Ann partners with clients during the initial design phase to develop a mesh solution that’s custom fit to the architect’s design intent, seamlessly integrating sustainable mesh systems into a project. Her collaboration with multidisciplinary teams of architects, contractors and installers has led to momentous projects such as the Hotel Americano in New York City and the Miami Intermodal Center. Ann instructs courses on the dynamic potential of mesh systems as well as AIA accredited courses on design and functionality of sustainable mesh systems. LUKE SMITH | ENCLOS | DALLAS CO-CHAIR
Luke Smith is a Senior Designer at the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos, where he works alongside architectural design teams in early project conception, fabrication implementation and building skin realization. Prior to joining Enclos, Luke worked at Front Inc. and Shop Construction in New York City, and Make
Architects in London. He has a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. OLIVER STEPE | YKK-AP Oliver is Senior Vice President of YKK AP America, the USA arm of the global producer of specialized facades systems, YKK AP. Overseeing the company’s domestic business unit operations he is responsible for overall strategic direction in the USA where he has fostered a culture based on innovation and emerging technologies with a vision to add value to the built environment through advanced product development and exceptional business practice. A graduate of the State University of New York, he is a current member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and has been a member of the Construction Specifications Institute since 1993 where he holds CDT certification. In August 2012, Oliver was listed as one of the most influential people in the glass and metal industry by US Glass Magazine. JEREMY STRICK | NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER Jeremy Strick is Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center where he oversees collections, exhibitions, and operations. He has been responsible for the presentation of groundbreaking exhibitions and programs; including Nasher XChange, Sightings, 360 Lectures and Soundings. He held posts at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Art Institute of Chicago, The Saint Louis Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art. ANDREW VRANA | METALAB Andrew Vrana is a Principal Architect at Metalab based in Houston that 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. He is co-director of TEX-FAB *Digital Fabrication Alliance.
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WORKSHOPS AGENDA OCT 31 DIALOG WORKSHOPS
MORNING SESSION HALF - Meets at CityPlace CHOOSE 1 FROM THE FOLLOWING 3:
SUPPLE SKINS: Emerging Practices In Facade Adaptation And Resilience
NEXT GEN PASSIVE: Exploring The Links Between Passive Strategies, Smart Design, Sustainability And Resiliency
STRUCTURAL GLASS FACADES: Emerging Materials, Technologies & Systems In Pursuit Of Transparency
Coordinator: Mic Patterson (Enclos). Panelists: Michel Michno (CH Holdings) & James C Parker (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger)
Coordinator: Emilie Hagen (Atelier Ten) Panelists: Z Smith (Eskew+Dumez+Ripple) & Ryan Jones (Lake Flato)
Coordinator: Alfonso Lopez (Sentech Architectural Systems) Panelists: John Knowles (Stutzki Engineering), Edward Peck (Thornton Tomasetti) & David Dunham (Sentech Architectural Systems)
AFTERNOON SESSION HALF - All afternoon sessions leave from CityPlace to the Nasher or UT @ Arlington & return to CityPlace CHOOSE 1 FROM THE FOLLOWING 3:
MATERIAL EXPLORATIONS: Surface Articulation And The Fabrication Process | FIELD TRIP! (Nasher)
DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION AND THE SHIFTING PARADIGM OF ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH | FIELD TRIP! (UT @ Arlington)
Coordinator: Luke Smith (Enclos) Panelists: Samuel Brissette (Snøhetta), Kerenza Harris (Morphosis) and Joshua Zabel (Kreysler & Associates)
Coordinators: Brad Bell (Tex-Fab) & Heath May (HKS LINE) Presenter: James Warton (Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) Lyle School of Engineering/SMU)
CURATING DAYLIGHT: Effective Control Of Interior Illumination & Issues Of Exterior Reﬂectivity | FIELD TRIP! (Nasher) Coordinator: George Loisos (Loisos + Ubbelohde) Panelists: Susan Ubbelohde (Loisos + Ubbelohde) & Charles Clift (CDC)
ALL DAY SESSION CHOOSE 1 FROM THE 4 WORKSHOPS LISTED BELOW:
COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN FOR BIM
BALANCING COST AND PERFORMANCE THROUGH SIMULATION
PARAMETRIC FACADE DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (Grasshopper w/ Paneling Tools)
ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AND FACADE OPTIMIZATION STRATEGIES
Ronnie Parsons & Erick Katzenstein (Mode Lab)
Tim Logan & Paul Ferrer (HKS LINE)
Andrew Vrana (MetaLab)
Colin McCrone & Mohammad Asl (Autodesk)
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 8:30 9:00 11:00 12:30 1:30 3:30 5:00
Check-in & Coffee
Morning Workshops Sessions begin promptly
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Networking & Refreshment Break Complimentary Networking Lunch (Dialog workshops D,E,F leave for ﬁeld trip) Afternoon Workshops Sessions begin
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WORKSHOP PRESENTERS DIALOG WORKSHOP PRESENTERS - OCTOBER 31
that can be fully integrated into the workflow, from the early design phase all the way to construction administration.
BRAD BELL | TEX-FAB Brad Bell is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. He researches and teaches on the integration of advanced digital technologies into the architectural design process with a focus on the use of digital fabrication and cast materials. He is co-Director of TEX-FAB, a non-profit organization, providing a platform for education on digital fabrication and parametric modeling to the professional, academic and manufacturing communities in Texas. He is also a Principal at TOPOCAST LAB.
RYAN JONES | LAKE | FLATO ARCHITECTS Ryan Jones has successfully managed and designed award winning projects of varying scales, budgets, and complexities. Ryan has built in a variety of locales, from the rural landscapes of Montana to the urban backdrop of Atlanta, while respecting the region’s climate and topography to establish an appropriate sense of place. He has collaborated on the designs of highly sustainable projects with innovative curtain wall solutions.
SAMUEL BRISSETTE | SNØHETTA Samuel Brissette is a designer at Snøhetta’s New York office, a 50-person interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture. Since beginning at Snøhetta, Samuel has been influential to the design of several notable projects including the current expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has also worked on the Ryerson University Student Learning Center in Toronto which is nearing completion, and is currently working on a new 236,000 sqf public library for the city of Calgary which will be completed in 2018. CHARLES CLIFT| CURTAIN WALL DESIGN & CONSULTING, INC. Charles Clift is Senior Principal and President of Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc. (CDC). Charles has worked at CDC in Dallas, Texas for 34 years providing engineering design for curtain wall and other exterior cladding systems. His Dallas curtain wall experience includes the Hunt Oil HQ, Chase Tower, Comerica Tower and Bank of America Plaza. His work on glare and reflectivity includes the Lotte World HQ a super tall tower in Seoul, Denver International Airport, Hall Arts Office Tower, and Museum Tower on behalf of the Nasher Sculpture Center. Charles is a member of the Dallas City Council’s reflectivity group that has been studying building code proposals to address glare and reflectivity issues. He was named as the Dallas AIA Consultant of the Year in 2010. DAVID DUNHAM | SENTECH ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS David Dunham is a registered PE and has worked in the structural glass industry since 2010. He works preconstruction at Sentech Architectural Systems and assists designers across North America in developing customized structural glass systems using the latest design, manufacturing, and installation techniques. David is based in Northern California. EMILIE HAGEN | ATELIER TEN Emilie Hagen, Associate Director of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office, is an expert in daylighting, resiliency, net zero water and energy, and carbon management. She has contributed to projects ranging from one of the largest and most complex net zero energy buildings in the U.S. to the first LEED Gold certified commercial gallery.
JOHN KNOWLES | STUTZKI ENGINEERING John graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with his BS and MS degrees. He has 10+ years in the glass industry and worked extensively on the structural analysis and finite element analysis of glass structures. John is a member of ASTM glass design groups including chairing the Glass Walkways Task Group. GEORGE LOISOS | LOISOS + UBBELOHDE George Loisos is a partner of Loisos + Ubbelohde, an unconventional office that brings research methods and physical and computer modeling to architectural design. The firm has pioneered new methods of energy conservation, lighting and daylighting, natural ventilation fabrication including light sculptures. L+U projects have received over 40 AIA awards, four AIA Top Ten Green awards and 12 LEED Platinum certifications. ALFONSO LOPEZ | SENTECH ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS Alfonso Lopez is the founder and CEO of Sentech Architectural Systems. As a structural engineer, Alfonso has dedicated his career to collaborating with architects in the development and use of emerging technologies in the design of large architectural venues and facades. His design work covers a wide range of projects and structural system applications; the common thread to his projects is the use of best practices and innovation in the fields of structural glazing, tension structures, and clear-span system design. HEATH MAY | HKS LINE | DALLAS CO-CHAIR Heath May is Director of HKS Laboratory for INtensive Exploration. An architect with 10 years of professional experience including commercial, hospitality, sports and healthcare, he is currently focused on r+d and the 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 projects including future:GSA, a net-zero renovation solution that earned the 2012 WAN Commercial Building of the Year Award, and he worked as senior designer on Sustainable Urban Living, a winner of the 2010 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award. In April of 2013, Heath was named recipient of Building Design + Construction’s 40 under 40.
KERENZA HARRIS | MORPHOSIS Kerenza Harris currently works on the design and system integration of complex façade systems for Morphosis Architects. Her primary focus is to develop automation systems and parametric tools WWW.FACADESPLUS.COM
MICHEL MICHNO | CH HOLDINGS Michel Michno has thirty plus years of diverse experience in the façade and ornamental metals industries, having served in an executive capacity for such leading companies as Voisin, Wausau
DALLAS OCTOBER 30 + 31 2014 Windows, Harmon Europe, Cupples, and Enclos. With Enclos, he led the development and implementation of advanced design and engineering systems, positioning the company as an industry leader in high-performance façade technology. Michno is currently the COO of CH Holding—the parent company of Enclos, Cupples and Environmental Interiors—with a focus on operations planning and strategic business development. JAMES C PARKER | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER James Parker, SE, has twenty-nine years of experience in structural design and investigation of building structures and facades, and leads structural engineering for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Southern California offices. He has spoken frequently about the concept of “seismic sustainability,” emphasizing the important role of resilience for the sustainable built environment. James has designed and been engineer of record for structures and enclosures for all types of projects from laboratories to museums to multi-housing. He has worked to establish priorities for seismic rehabilitation and risk mitigation for clients on projects throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is also the author of the AISC Design Guide 22, Facade Attachments to Steel-Framed Buildings. MIC PATTERSON | ENCLOS | CONFERENCE DIRECTOR Mic Patterson has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced façade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced façade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, published by Wiley. EDWARD PECK | THORNTON TOMASETTI Edward Peck has devoted his career to the making of architecture, building skin technologies, and building systems. He has specialized on projects involving sustainable and innovative building skins, as a design architect, a technical consultant and as a design technical leader of an ETFE design/manufacturing firm. Currently he is a Vice President in the Building Skin Practice at Thornton Tomasetti working as a design / engineering consultant for building skins on projects around the world. LUKE SMITH | ENCLOS | DALLAS CO- CHAIR Luke Smith is a Senior Designer at the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos, where he collaborates with architectural design teams in early project conception, design-assist contracts, and building skin realization. Prior to joining Enclos, Luke worked at Front Inc. and Shop Construction in New York City, and Make Architects in London. He has extensive experience in DirectTo-Fab technology, working with parametric modeling tools to implement innovative facade fabrication and assembly on large scale projects. Luke studied in Oxford and Paris, before attaining a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. Z SMITH | ESKEW+DUMEZ+RIPPLE Z Smith has been involved in nationally published sustainability research and design for the past ten years. He has served as a Project Architect for carbon neutral, net-zero energy and net-zero water use buildings. He brings an approach of scientific rigor to green design in community, educational, and institutional projects, reducing energy consumption. Z is also a frequent public speaker on sustainable design issues, a member of the
USGBC Louisiana Board of Directors, and an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Architecture. SUSAN UBBELOHDE | LOISOS + UBBELOHDE Susan Ubbelohde is a principal of Loisos + Ubbelohde and Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work in daylighting spans three decades, including physical modeling, artificial sky design, software validation and calibration as well as design and consulting on award winning museums, schools, libraries and laboratories. JAMES WARTON | RESEARCH CENTER FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING (RCAM), LYLE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING / SMU James is a Ph.D. student and researcher based within the Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. He received his Masters of Architecture from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory. His research centers on node-based architectural structures and the integration of powder-fed direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) with robotized manufacturing systems. JOSHUA ZABEL | KREYSLER & ASSOCIATES Josh is the Director of Digital Fabrication at Kreysler & Associates, a world-class composites fabrication facility. He has been there since 2005 and has been managing the digital aspects of every project. He has developed an expert understanding of composites, and is at the forefront of AEC industry efforts to maximize their architectural potential. TECH WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS - OCTOBER 31 GIL AKOS | MODELAB | TECH WORKSHOPS COORDINATOR Gil Akos is a founding partner and Director of Technology at Mode Lab, a multi-disciplinary design and technology consulting firm based in New York City. He brings technical expertise, diverse professional experience, and a passion for generative systems to the design, consulting, and educational initiatives of Mode Lab. Gil holds both a Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. He has been a faculty member at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture since 2007. PAUL FERRER | HKS LINE Paul Ferrer is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a designer at HKS. Within LINE, Paul’s primary research is focused on bridging the gap between simulation/analytical models and the built environment. ERICK KATZENSTEIN | MODELAB Erick is a Senior Technology Specialist at Mode Lab, a multidisciplinary design and consulting firm in New York, where his main focus is on technology in conversation with architectural theory and process. Erick has three years of experience in design technology research, and has previously worked with LMN Tech Studio and HKS. He specializes in parametric modeling, environmental simulation, and data visualization.
TIM LOGAN | HKS LINE Timothy is a designer for HKS LINE focusing on software development and custom geometric solutions. He brings a passion for leveraging technology and problem solving to LINE that helps boost his team’s efficiencies and capabilities. COLIN MCCRONE | AUTODESK Colin joined the Dynamo team at Autodesk in January. As the team’s evangelist, he regularly teaches and collaborates with architects and engineers interested in computational design and BIM. Colin studied architecture at Cornell University and worked for three years there on advancing software tools for energy analysis in early stage design. RONNIE PARSONS | MODELAB | TECH WORKSHOPS COORDINATOR Ronnie Parsons is a founding partner and Director of Education at Mode Lab, a multidisciplinary design and consulting firm servicing a global network of creative organizations. At Mode Lab, Ronnie uses analytic tools and generative techniques to help clients establish a clear understanding of the obstacles they are facing in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Before founding Mode Lab, Ronnie received his Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington. Ronnie has interlaced numerous studies abroad throughout his education, including The Architectural Association in London, The Institute for Experimental Architecture in Innsbruck, and The University of
Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2007 he has been a faculty member at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. MOHAMMAD RAHMANI ASL | AUTODESK Mohammad started his collaboration with Building Performance Analysis team at Autodesk, Inc. May 2013 as contractor. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University and has been a member of BIM-SIM Group since 2010. He has a lot of experience in Building Energy Simulation and Optimization and has been involved in BPA customer engagement projects. ANDREW VRANA | METALAB Andrew Vrana is a Principal Architect at Metalab based in Houston that 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. He is co-director of TEX-FAB *Digital Fabrication Alliance.
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