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LOS ANGELES Day 1 Symposium January 28, 2016 Day 2 Workshops January 29, 2016 THE LA HOTEL DOWNTOWN @facadesplus #facadesplus


Los Angeles January 28+29 2016

8:00 - 8:30



8:30 - 8:40


Kevin Kavanagh, CO Architects Alexander Korter, CO Architects

8:40 - 8:50


Will Wright, AIA LA

8:50 - 9:45


Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos

9:45 - 10:30


Kevin Kavanagh, CO Architects, Moderator Joe Stasney, Kaiser Permanente Wendy Cohen, Kitchell Clare De Briere, The Ratkovitch Company

10:30 - 10:40


Martin Neumann, PhD, View

10:40 - 11:00



11:00- 11:30


Barbara Bestor, Bestor Architecture

11:30 - 12:15


Alexander Korter, CO Architects, Moderator Michael Fox, Cal Poly Pomona Qingyun Ma, USC Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Woodbury University Neil Denari, UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design

12:15 - 12:25


Ivan Zuniga, YKK-AP America

12:25 - 1:25



1:25- 1:35


Diana Darling, The Architect’s Newspaper

1:35- 2:30


Eric Owen Moss, Eric Owen Moss Architects

2:30 - 3:15


Mark Hershberg, KPPF, Moderator Dana Nelson, Smith Emery Nathan Ingraffea, KPPF Diana Navarro, OSHPD

3:15 - 3:25


Steven Culver, GKD

3:25 - 3:30


Greg Taylor, YKK-AP America

3:30 - 3:50



3:50 - 4:35


William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper, Moderator Emilie Hagen, Atelier 10 Sameer Kashyap, Gehry Technologies Chris Sterparn, CPG

4:35 - 5:05


Paul Zajfen, CO Architects

5:05 - 5:15


William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper

5:15 - 7:00




William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper, Moderator

Mimi Zeiger, The Architect’s Newspaper, Moderator

*Speakers subject to change


WELCOME A Message from the Facades+ Partners Welcome! We are delighted to be back in L.A. Introduced in 2012 in New York City by The Architect’s Newspaper, Facades+ is the premier national event series on high-performance building envelopes.

Diana Darling The Architect’s Newspaper Conference Director

Whether you are a veteran attendee or first-timer, we are glad you could join us for a deep-dive into both locally and universally significant issues, from seismic design to facade education. Many of the AEC industry’s most intriguing challenges and opportunities hit close to home in L.A. Other recently completed projects epitomize downtown L.A.’s transformation from a neglected artifact of twentieth-century car culture into a multimodal, resilient urban center. The city’s thriving community of architects, fabricators, engineers, academics, and developers— represented by Facades+ L.A.’s diverse lineup of symposium presenters and workshop leaders—continues to actively reshape the way we think about architecture and urbanism, both in Southern California and further afield. Co-chairs Kevin Kavanagh and Alexander Korter have worked with A|N to assemble an incredible roster of speakers and workshop facilitators from among the leading lights of the AEC industry and academia. We encourage you to spend one-on-one time with them during the conference’s networking breaks and lunch. Please also visit our Methods+Materials Gallery, where you can get to know the industry-leading sponsors without whom this event would not be possible. The dialog continues even after the conference concludes, as we prepare for upcoming Facades+ events in cities nationwide. Connect with Facades+ weekly newsletters and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up-todate on conference locations and dates. We welcome your feedback in our online post-event survey, and encourage you to visit The Architect’s Newspaper ( for industry news and exclusive content.

Kevin Kavanagh CO Architects Los Angeles Co-Chair

Alexander Korter CO Architects Los Angeles Co-Chair

OPENING KEYNOTE Enrique Norton TEN Arquitectos Director/Founder

Diana Darling Conference Director AFTERNOON KEYNOTE Eric Owen Moss Eric Owen Moss Architects Principal and Lead Designer

A Message from the Mayor of Los Angeles Dear Friends, On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I welcome you to the Facades+ Los Angeles Symposium. It is a pleasure to host Facades+ for its return to Los Angeles. Facades+ is a valuable empowerment and learning opportunity for professionals in the design industry. The world-class group of architects, engineers, manufacturers, developers, consultants, and students attending this event are certain to learn and benefit from Los Angeles’ vibrant downtown and its venerable design legacy. Los Angeles is a city that recognizes the importance of good design, and I am happy to help strengthen the industry by encouraging conversations around resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. I send my best wishes for a memorable event and its continued success. Sincerely, Eric Garcetti Mayor WWW.FACADESPLUS.COM

Susan Kramer The Architect’s Newspaper Special Event Director

Randi Greenberg The Architect’s Newspaper Special Projects Manager




ENRIQUE NORTEN | TEN ARQUITECTOS | DIRECTOR/FOUNDER Norten was born in Mexico City, where he studied architecture at Iberoamericana University, and holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University. In 1986, he founded TEN Arquitectos and in 2003 opened a second office in New York. The firm has grown to more than 70 members, working on a diverse array of award-winning and acclaimed architectural projects. He is the recipient of many awards including the Mies van der Rohe Prize of Latin American Architecture, the “Legacy Award” from the Smithsonian Institution for his contributions to U.S. arts and culture, and is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects.

ERIC OWEN MOSS | ERIC OWEN MOSS ARCHITECTS | PRINCIPAL AND LEAD DESIGNER Eric Owen Moss Architects, founded in 1973, has garnered over 100 local, national, and international design awards. Moss was honored with the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999, the AIA/ LA Gold Medal in 2001, and the Jencks Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2011. The firm’s work has been exhibited widely and featured regularly at the Venice Biennale and is featured in 17 published monographs. In 2010, Moss became the first foreign architect invited to curate a national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Moss has held teaching positions at major universities around the world including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the Royal Academy in Copenhagen. Moss has been a longtime professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and served as its director from 2002-2015.

BARBARA BESTOR | BESTOR ARCHITECTURE | PRINCIPAL Bestor’s work is dedicated to the idea that everyone should experience strange beauty every day. She has developed a varied, creative, and aesthetically progressive body of work over the last ten years propagating the concept that architecture can and should be a part of all aspects of our creative community. The studio recently designed the new headquarters for Los Angeles companies Beats By Dre and Nasty Gal; Blackbirds, an innovative small lot housing complex; and the first west coast Intelligentsia flagship. Bestor is also the founding chair of the Graduate program at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture and is now the executive director of the University’s Julius Shulman Institute. WENDY COHEN | KITCHELL | VICE PRESIDENT Cohen brings over 20 years of experience in planning, development, and construction to the company’s Southern California practice, providing an array of program and construction management services to owners and project teams. She has worked in all aspects of the construction industry including general contractor, construction manager, consultant, and an owner. Cohen is a California native with a strong background in healthcare, senior living, and K-12 education. She is committed to creating and leading highperformance teams that deliver exceptional outcomes.

STEVEN CULVER | GKD MEDIAMESH® | DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Culver has over 25 years of experience in the architectural mesh, metalworking, and fabrication industries. At GKD-USA, he specializes in Mediamesh, which is a transparent media facade. The architectural nature of Mediamesh allows it to integrate easily into facade designs that require digital signage, yet need to maintain transparency or air flow. Culver is trained as a Digital Signage Certified Expert, graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Marketing, and is committed to developing relationships with customers and helping them solve their problems. DIANA DARLING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | PUBLISHER Darling is CEO and co-founder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 11th year. The A|N media company consists of four print publications covering architecture and design news. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. Darling began her publishing career as Director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.



Los Angeles January 28+29 2016 CLARE DE BRIERE | THE RATKOVICH COMPANY | COO & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT De Briere joined the Company as an intern in 1991 after graduating from UCLA and worked her way through property management, leasing, construction, financing, and development management while earning her graduate degree at USC’s prestigious Lusk Center for Real Estate. At Ratkovich, she has overseen the acquisition, entitlement, planning development, and/or disposition of millions of square feet of development. She has been named on the LA Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference list and has been on the Real Estate Southern California’s Women of Influence list every year since 2003.

MARK HERSHBERG | KPFF | PRINCIPAL An inventive, problem solving professional with over 15 years of extensive experience in structural engineering, Hershberg is passionate about advancing the state of the art in structural engineering design and improving the process of construction on major and complicated projects. Improved processes are a passion for Hershberg, from structural bracing calculations to OSHPD submittals; he has achieved efficiencies by recognizing patterns in problems and working tirelessly to solve them. As a principal in the Los Angeles office, he has experience in healthcare facilities, research labs, central utility plants, higher education, multifamily residential, and commercial office projects.

NEIL DENARI | UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN | PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE & VICE CHAIR Denari is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc. Among his many awards is the LA AIA Gold Medal, received in 2011. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including the solo show “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 at Ace Gallery LA and the 2013 group show “New Sculpturalism” at MOCA Los Angeles. His work is permanently held by eight major museums around the world. With NMDA, Denari works on building projects in North America, Europe, and Asia. Denari lectures worldwide and has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and UC Berkeley among other schools and was the Director of SCI-Arc from 1997–2002. He is the author of several books includng the forthcoming Mass X in 2016.

NATHAN INGRAFFEA | KPFF | PRINCIPAL Over the past decade, Ingraffea has has been responsible for engineering many of the complex, fast-paced projects that integrate within Portland’s new district developments and rehabilitations. He enjoys the challenges presented by a variety of projects, ranging from high-rise office towers to high-design museum and institutional structures—including some of the most notable building projects in the Pacific Northwest. Calling upon his expertise to help accomplish their goals and mitigate their concerns, Ingraffea provides thoughtful solutions for his clients on large and complex projects.

MICHAEL FOX | CAL POLY POMONA | ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Fox is a founding partner of the architectural office of FoxLin, is the current president of ACADIA (Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture), and has eight years of teaching experience in design studio and lecture classes at Cal Poly. His practice, teaching, and research are centered on interactive architecture. Fox is the past founder and director of the Kinetic Design Group at MIT as a sponsored research group to investigate intelligent kinetic architecture. He has taught on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral, and kinetic architecture at MIT, the Hong Polytechnic University, the Art Center College of Design, and SCI-Arc. He is the author of Interactive Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press, as well as IA Adaptive World due out this spring. EMILIE HAGEN | ATELIER TEN | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 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.

SAMEER KASHYAP | GEHRY TECH | DIRECTOR, GLOBAL PROJECT DELIVERY Kashyap is responsible for a globally distributed team of architects, engineers, builders, and computer scientists. His team defines, implements, and optimizes project delivery processes and tools across design, fabrication, and construction stages of Gehry Partners’ projects as well other clients’ projects. This type of project delivery enables creative architecture, integrated engineering, high precision fabrication and assembly, and improved risk management for the client which include owners, architects, engineers, fabricators, and builders. KEVIN KAVANAGH | CO ARCHITECTS | SENIOR ASSOCIATE | LA CO-CHAIR Upon graduating from The Cooper Union, Kavanagh has specialized in the design and construction of building envelopes. His professional experience includes numerous project types, including healthcare, residential, commercial, and institutional. As a facade consultant, Kavanagh has worked on a variety of envelopes, including new construction, landmark restoration, reclad/overclad, and various specialty structures. He is currently involved in a variety of projects at CO Architects, where he is a leader of their facade design team.


SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS ALEXANDER KORTER | CO ARCHITECTS | ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL | LA CO-CHAIR Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, Korter’s architectural experience encompasses the design and technical coordination of commercial, healthcare, civic, and academic projects varying in size and complexity across Europe and the US. He holds special interest in developing innovative exterior envelope systems and making environmental, economic, social, and functional sustainable design a fundamental part of projects. Korter is currently project architects on a student services building and involved in a hospital project at CO Architects, where he is a leader of their Facades group. QINGYUN MA | SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA | DEAN Ma’s experience and involvement at an international level make him a leader who has a strong foothold in the design community plus a great understanding of the contemporary issues surrounding urbanization. Through Ma’s academic and professional experience, he has developed a keen business sense which, coupled with his deep understanding of architecture and critical design, led him to establish MADA s.p.a.m in 1996. He has served as a visiting professor and critic at various institutions and taught full time at the University of Pennsylvania. As Dean at USC, he has enhanced the program by developing the school’s ties with China and launching a number of global initiatives, including study abroad programs and the USC American Academy in China, a base for visiting scholars to facilitate their research and foster academic exchange. WILLIAM MENKING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF In 2008, Menking was U.S. Commissioner of Into the Open: Positioning Practice at The Venice Biennale. He has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including: Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio: Life Without Objects, and The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century. He co-authored Four Conversations on the Architecture of Discourse and Architecture on Display, and his essay Mr. Mumford’s Neighborhood appears in the book Forty Ways To Think About Architecture (Routledge). His writings have appeared in The Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Monocle, Perspecta, etc. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and is professor of architecture at Pratt Institute. DIANA NAVARRO | OFFICE OF STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT | SENIOR ARCHITECT Navarro has been a senior architect/project manager with OSHPD for nine years. In her role with the Facilities Development Division, she has managed the plan review for several new Kaiser Hospitals

utilizing Collaborative Review and Construction (CRC), a new and more efficient plan review process that she helped design and implement. Prior to starting at OSHPD, Navarro worked in the private sector for 12 years, most recently with Zimmer Gunsul Frasca where she managed a variety of complex project types from design development to construction administration. DANA NELSON | SMITH EMERY | MANAGER, CURTAIN WALL DIVISION Nelson joined the L.A. office of Smith Emery Company, a full service independent testing laboratory, in 1980. Since then, he has worked in every department and virtually performed every test the company provides both in the laboratory and the field. Nelson has personally constructed, tested, and consulted on over 4,000 curtain wall mock-up tests in the company’s laboratories along with overseeing the field performance testing all over the continental US as well as the Bahamas to Hawaii. Under Nelson’s management, the Curtain Wall Division has set the industry standard for design, development, implementation, customer service in the shop and field, and customer satisfaction. MARTIN NEUMANN, PHD | VIEW | DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Neumann is responsible for strategic partnerships between View and partners in the building community, technology, product awareness, and education. Prior to this, he was a leader in the technology development and scaling of View’s Dynamic Glass from the concept and experimental stages to scaling to a high volume production line. Neumann comes from a background in research and higher education instruction. He holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member and plays an active role in various organizations including USGBC, NAIOP, BOMA, AIA, and IIDA. JOE STASNEY | KAISER PERMANENTE | PROJECT DIRECTOR, NFS/CAPITAL PROJECTS GROUP Stasney has spent the past 40 years in healthcare facilities design and construction management, the past 22 years being with Kaiser Permanente. He manages the development of the KP San Diego Central Hospital. Stasney has recently led teams responsible for the implementation of two of KP’s Template Hospitals in Irvine and Anaheim, California. The essence of his work has been focused on creating innovative opportunities for design and construction throughout the project delivery process. Stasney began his career in healthcare facilities design and construction management in Houston, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston, and is a licensed architect in California.


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SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS CHRIS STERPARN | THE CAPITAL PROJECTS GROUP | FOUNDER AND MANAGING PRINCIPAL Sterparn leads the Higher Education, Healthcare, and Science and Technology market sectors for CPG, a comprehensive capital projects consulting practice that provides client-oriented solutions across a broad spectrum of strategic, management, and technical capabilities. He has extensive experience providing strategic facilities consulting solutions to institutional, public sector, and commercial clients. Sterparn has provided strategic capital projects consulting solutions through the entire building life cycle, with an emphasis on capital projects strategy; evidence-based decision-making; capital planning; budget development; cost modeling; value management; bid evaluation and analysis; LCCA; and TCO evaluations, on projects ranging in size from under $1 million to over $1 billion. GREG TAYLOR | YKK-AP AMERICA | REGIONAL MANAGER With over 30 years of experience, including both the supplier and contract side of the industry, Taylor has held positions in estimating, customer service, and field sales management. He currently leads service operations in Dallas and Houston, Texas along with YKK AP’s most recent service expansion to the Southwest, which includes the State of California. INGALILL WAHLROOS-RITTER | SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT WOODBURY UNIVERSITY | PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN Wahlroos-Ritter is an architect, educator, and design consultant specializing in the building envelope and the experimental architectural use of glass. She is also Director of WUHO, the Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost, a venue for experimental installations, public lectures and events, and fieldwork workshops, and has taught Yale, Cornell, the Bartlett, and SCI-Arc. The work of her collaborative office, WROAD, navigates trans-disciplinary territory in the diverse type and scale of projects. She has collaborated on multiple award-winning projects including as facade consultant on Bloom with DoSu Architects, and as project architect for the Corning Museum of Glass with SmithMiller + Hawkinson. WILL WRIGHT | AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, LOS ANGELES CHAPTER (AIA|LA) | DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS As L.A.’s chief advocate for better architecture and urban design, Wright helps bring together design thinkers and civic leaders to solve problems and set priorities. With more than a dozen years of experience lobbying for a healthier, more beautiful, and better functioning city, Wright is responsible for a variety of roles including connecting architects and designers with civic leaders to help shape public policy and provide critical input on project delivery

methods, procurement best-practices, infrastructure investments, and environmental performance. By weighing environmental performance, cultural equity, social impact, and economic sustainability in equal measures, he helps deliver a stronger return on investment by highlighting a set of performance-based metrics for design excellence, livability, and delight. PAUL ZAJFEN | CO ARCHITECTS | DESIGN PRINCIPAL Zajfen has practiced architecture for over 40 years in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. His work raises expectations for architecture to create spaces that are uplifting and inspiring to the human spirit, and to improve the way people live, work, and learn. A talented architectural designer with a primary focus on institutional work, Zajfen offers a portfolio consisting of a diverse range of academic, institutional, and civic projects, as well as master planning, urban design, and redevelopment. Paul’s work has been published nationally and internationally, and has won numerous design awards. MIMI ZEIGER | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | WEST COAST EDITOR Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and critic. She is the West Coast Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper and has covered art, architecture, urbanism and design for a number of publications including The New York Times, Domus, Dezeen, and Architect. Zeiger is author of New Museums, Tiny Houses and Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature. Zeiger is editor and publisher of loud paper, a zine and blog dedicated to increasing the volume of architectural discourse. She teaches in the Media Design Practices MFA program at Art Center College of Design and is co-president of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. 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.


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Check-in & Coffee Morning Workshop Sessions Begin Promptly Networking & Refreshment Break Complimentary Networking Lunch Afternoon Workshop Sessions Begin Networking & Refreshment Break Workshops End

*Presenters subject to change WWW.FACADESPLUS.COM

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS DIALOG WORKSHOPS HAGY BELZBERG | BELZBERG ARCHITECTS | FOUNDING PRINCIPAL Belzberg received his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has been awarded the American Institute of Architects California Council “Emerging Talent Award,” and received the prestigious “Emerging Voice” Award from the Architectural League of New York in 2008. In 2010, Belzberg was elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Belzberg Architects has earned over 70 international, national, and local design awards, including over 17 from the AIA, and his work has been featured in over 200 publications throughout more than 25 countries. CLAUDE CENTNER | FABRITEC STRUCTURES | PRINCIPAL Centner is a founding member, partner and owner in FabriTec Structures and leads the Business Development and Design Development Group. FabriTec is a design-build specialty company for custom membrane structures using a variety of facade membranes from PTFE and ETFE to PVC. He has experience in delivering specialty projects from concept to reality for civic, aviation, sports and recreation to hospitality and retail. FabriTec works closely with architects, engineers, GCs and their clients in designing and developing iconic building statements using membrane technology. FabriTec has won numerous International Achievements awards from the IFAI for their projects to date.

of the George Dukmejian Court House in Long Beach, California. He earned his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and holds a Lean Enterprise Certificate from SDSU. RUSSEL FORTMEYER | ARUP | ASSOCIATE Trained as an electrical engineer and architect, Fortmeyer leads the sustainable design group for the LA office of the global engineering firm Arup, which he first joined in 1999. In this capacity, he is involved in master planning, building projects and digital analysis, sustainability policy, and research. He is a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he teaches environmental systems. Previously, he was the technology editor for Architectural Record, where he remains a frequent contributor. He also co-authored a book with Charles Linn, titled Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes, which was published in 2014. EMILIE HAGEN | ATELIER TEN | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 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.

LANCE EVANS | HKS | VICE PRESIDENT Evans is a senior designer for the firm, with a focus on architectural competitions and the design and programming of sport and entertainment venues. Notable awardwinning designs include NetZero GSA (World Architecture News, AIA Washington Award), and AT&T Stadium (Sports Business Daily, AIA Dallas). Evans’s experience includes NFL stadiums, major league ballparks, collegiate venues and international arenas. He is currently working on the Minneapolis Multipurpose Stadium, the future home of the Minnesota Vikings, and the City of Champions stadium, the proposed NFL venue in Inglewood.

STÉPHANE HOFFMAN | MORRISON HERSHFIELD | PRINCIPAL, SENIOR BUILDING SCIENCE SPECIALIST As a professional engineer with a master’s degree that combines structural engineering, building science, and architecture, Hoffman brings a well-balanced consulting approach to the building envelope, blending scientific analysis with an understanding of aesthetics considerations. He has consulted on projects throughout North America and led the expansion of Morrison Hershfield’s building science practice in the United States, which he joined in 1994. He now holds the position of North American VP for Technical Development for Morrison Hershfield’s Building Specialty Services unit and leads their Facade Engineering Team, focusing on conceptual design of cladding and glazing systems.

TOM FARRAR | CLARK CONSTRUCTION | SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Farrar has over 37 years in the construction industry. As a senior project manager he has led a wide range of successful projects. His expertise with unique structures include the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), one of the largest ETFE structure ever built in the U.S. This LEED Platinum facility has won numerous awards from nationally recognized professional and trade organizations. Farrar also led the structural design and installation

SANJEEV TANKHA | WALTER P MOORE | PRINCIPAL / DIRECTOR OF FACADE ENGINEERING Tankha 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. Tankha has experience in a wide variety of projects including aviation, sports, civic, cultural, commercial, transportation, and hospitality.


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WORKSHOP PRESENTERS JUDSON TAYLOR | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER | PRINCIPAL Taylor serves as the head of SGH’s Los Angeles Building Technology division. He is a specialist in the design and construction of building envelope materials and systems, in all aspects of construction, and has extensive experience in the specification, selection, installation, and testing of building components. Taylor also has extensive experience in the investigation and remediation of building envelope deficiencies of existing buildings, including the specification, selection, installation, and testing of building envelope system renovations. He has served as the principal architect for new and renovation building envelope projects. STEVAN VINCI | MORRISON HERSHFIELD | PRINCIPAL, SENIOR SUSTAINABILITY AND BUILDING SCIENCE SPECIALIST Vinci serves as the Building Enclosure Commissioning Practice Lead and has provided enclosure and sustainability consulting on high performance buildings and sustainability projects in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China. He is the co-chair of ILFI’s High Desert Collaborative and is also one of few people worldwide with Living Future Accreditation from the International Living Future Institute. Vinci serves as USGBC Faculty and as a USGBC Pro Reviewer. His experience as a sustainability consultant and building envelope consulting contributes to a better understanding of whole-building systems. MATT WILLIAMS | ARUP | ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL, BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN SKILL LEADER Williams joined Arup’s facade engineering group in 2006 after building broad facades experience in commercial office, healthcare, and listed building renovation with a number of leading architectural practices and now leads Arup’s Americas Facade Practice. Building upon his 16 years of experience as a practicing architect, his responsibilities include fully coordinating the design and interfaces with the design teams and the in-house design of all aspects of projects, ranging from detailed design to cost management, construction, and project administration, through all stages of the design and construction process in the U.S. and internationally.

LAB WORKSHOPS RICHARD BRAUNSTEIN | YKK-AP AMERICA | DIRECTOR, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT For the past eighteen years, Braunstein has blended careers in design and education that has yielded a unique perspective on issues of sustainable design. He currently oversees the YKK AP America’s product development group and is an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech where he has developed and teaches a course on Sustainable Product Design. During this time, Richard has published and lectured on the subject of sustainable design. Braunstein has been recognized for his design contributions by the International Energy Agency (First Place Product Design Award) and Business Week Magazine (IDEA Gold Award 2001 and IDEA Silver Award 2009), as well as his contribution in the classroom with an Amoco Foundation Teaching Excellence Award. BART HARRINGTON | YKK-AP AMERICA | FIELD TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER Harrington has 30 years of experience in the commercial glazing industry in sales, training, product management, and field technical service. Bart has a BBA in Marketing and Economics from Georgia State University. While attending college, Bart worked as a fabricator for a large commercial glazing contractor in Atlanta. GIJS LIBOUREL | THORNTON TOMASETTI | SENIOR ASSOCIATE Libourel has 17 years of experience in structural engineering, facade engineering, MEP design, LEED consulting and fabrication modeling. He has worked in the Advanced Technology Studio at Enclos as well as for Buro Happold and is currently a Senior Associate focusing in structures and facades at Thornton Tomasetti. Throughout his career, he has served as lead designer and project manager for several projects in the U.S. and overseas in multiple market sectors including residential, cultural and institutional, mixeduse, and commercial. DANIEL SEGRAVES | THORNTON TOMASETTI CORE STUDIO | SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL DESIGNER Segraves is a CORE studio Senior Computational Designer and works closely on tool development and research projects. He is a specialist in advanced modeling and computational design strategies, with expertise spanning a wide spectrum from architectural systems optimization to urban energy modeling. His work is widely published and he lectures frequently throughout the AEC community. Before coming to Thornton Tomasetti he worked as a computational design specialist for OMA, SOM, AS+GG, Gensler, and others. He holds a BArch from the RISD, and an MArch from the Architectural Association of London.


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