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Miami January 26 + 27 2017


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Pat Bosch & Angel Suarez, Perkins+Will William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper

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Nathan McKenna, Vitro Architectural Glass

8:45 - 8:55


Jane Gilbert, City of Miami

8:55 - 9:50


Shohei Shigematsu, OMA Moderator: William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper

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Gregg Covin, One Thousand Museum Kurt Dannwolf, ODP Architecture and Design David Martin, Terra Group Igor Reyes, NBWW

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Valerie Block, Kuraray

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Federico Balestazzi, Sergio De Gaetano & Brad Malmsten, Thornton Tomasetti

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Peter Arbour, Vidaris Kristin Nolan, Intertek

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Ivan Zuniga, YKK-AP America

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Diana Darling, The Architect’s Newspaper

1:50- 2:45


José Alvarez & Z Smith, Eskew + Dumez + Ripple

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Angel Suarez & Pat Bosch, Perkins+Will John Cal, Florida International University/Facilities Mgmt. Neyda Otero, Miami Date College/Facilities Management

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Tim Nass, Saftifirst

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Jamilla Walcott, YKK-AP America

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Anthony Birchler, A. Zahner Company Terence Riley, Keenen/Riley

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David Rifkind, FIU Rodolphe el-Khoury, University of Miami School of Architecture Nick Gelpi, GELPI Projects

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William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper

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WELCOME A Message from the Facades+ Director Welcome to Facades+ Miami. We are thrilled to kick off our 2017 Facades+ Conference series, returning to Miami amidst the South Florida building boom. We are proud to go into this sixth year as the premier conference on high-performance building envelopes.

Diana Darling The Architect’s Newspaper Conference Director

Miami’s AEC industry is hot, hot, hot! And the focus is not just on residential projects. The area is seeing an increase across many building types including offices, public buildings, infrastructure, malls and convention centers. The region’s academics, engineers, consultants, architects, and builders are experts on some of the toughest challenges that envelope designers and fabricators are likely to face.

William Menking The Architect’s Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Miami Co-Chair

New for Miami, we’ve added Lab and Dialog workshops on the second day of the conference. (Please see the Workshop agenda on page 9.) Both days are meant to introduce you to new ideas, provide you with information to hone your skills, and give you ample opportunity to network. Please be sure to engage with our Methods+Materials gallery exhibitors who are bringing new products and ideas directly to you. We appreciate their support which allows us to put on an event of this caliber.

Pat Bosch Perkins+Will Design Director + Principal Miami Co-Chair

We thank our conference chairs, Perkins+Will’s Pat Bosch and Angel Suarez, who have curated an outstanding program of notable practitioners from various sectors of the AEC industry to discuss current trends. We are confident today’s lectures and panels will inspire and create lively dialogue and spark ideas that you’ll take back into your own practice. But the conversations don’t stop in Miami. We’re poised for upcoming Facades+ events in cities across the U.S. Connect with Facades+ weekly newsletters and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on conference locations and dates. Also visit The Architect’s Newspaper at archpaper.com. Diana Darling Conference Director

Angel Suarez Perkins+Will Senior Project Designer + Senior Associate Miami Co-Chair

OPENING KEYNOTE Shohei Shigematsu OMA Partner

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE José Alvarez Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Principal

A Message from the Mayor of Miami Beach Dear Friends: It is a great pleasure to welcome attendees to the Facades+ Conference in Miami Beach. I commend The Architect’s Newspaper in bringing together architects, designers, engineers, developers and manufacturers from all over the world who are creating building envelopes which are not only cutting edge in design, but also resilient and sustainable.

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE Z. Smith Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Principal + Director of Sustainability & Building Performance

Facades+, through its symposium and workshops, encourages collaboration and innovation. Miami Beach is at the forefront of creating a more resilient built environment, and as such, we appreciate this same goal of the AEC industry. I am especially pleased that Facades+ has chosen Miami Beach’s new Faena Forum and the FIU CARTA campus as the bases for this event. I encourage each of you to enjoy our unique cultural climate and warmth of the people in our beautiful city.

Susan Kramer The Architect’s Newspaper Special Events Director

On behalf of the citizens of Miami Beach, we wish you a productive conference, continued success and an enjoyable stay. Randi Greenberg The Architect’s Newspaper Special Projects Manager

Kindest Regards, Philip Levine Mayor WWW.FACADESPLUS.COM

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SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU | OMA | PARTNER Shigematsu is the Director of the New York office and has been a driving force behind many of OMA’s projects, leading the firm’s diverse portfolio in the Americas for the past decade. With an emphasis on maximum specificity and process-oriented design, Shigematsu provides design leadership and direction across the company, from conceptual onset to completed construction. In addition to the Faena Forum, his designs for cultural venues include a new museum for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and an event space for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in L.A. He has collaborated with multiple renowned artists and designed exhibitions for Prada, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Park Avenue Armory. Shigematsu has also designed innovative workspaces including Milstein Hall—an extension to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University—the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Headquarters, and is currently designing OMA’s first high rise tower in Tokyo for Mori Building. Three of his designs for residential towers in New York, San Francisco, and Miami are in construction.

PETER ARBOUR | VIDARIS | SENIOR CONSULTANT Arbour has over 15 years of experience working on new construction projects, specializing as a facade system designer and consultant to architects. His professional work has been focused on the conception, detailing, and construction of custom-designed building facades. He has a wide-ranging knowledge of building materials and the procedures of fabrication, assembly, and construction of diverse building enclosure systems. His experience comprises the elaboration and development of architectural concepts in the design process and their materialization and transformation through the fabrication and construction processes.

AFTERNOON KEYNOTES JOSÉ ALVAREZ | ESKEW+DUMEZ+RIPPLE | PRINCIPAL A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Alvarez is a talented designer and project architect with the design responsibility for many of the studio’s largest projects. His creative work has led to dozens of design awards for projects such as the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, and has also contributed toward the last 17 years of the firm’s growth. In addition to his architectural design expertise, Alvarez develops licensure programs within the firm and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the design profession. He was the recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architect Award for showing exceptional leadership and making significant contributions to the profession. Z SMITH | ESKEW+DUMEZ+RIPPLE | PRINCIPAL + DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY & BUILDING PERFORMANCE Smith has been involved in nationally published sustainability research and design for the past ten years. With training and experience in the fields of architecture, physics, information technology, and renewable energy, he integrates his broad range of skills in service of lowering the environmental footprint of each of our buildings, while continuing to help us deliver projects on time and on budget. As a LEED Fellow, Smith brings a scientific approach to green design in the studio’s wide array of community, educational, and institutional projects as well as tremendous added value to clients through the reduction of energy consumption, and subsequently energy bills. Smith’s built work includes academic, laboratory and residential projects earning LEED Gold and Platinum certifications, and winning national awards such as the AIA COTE Top Ten. Smith is named as inventor on ten patents and author on more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.

FEDERICO BALESTRAZZI | THORNTON TOMASETTI | VICE PRESIDENT As leader of the facade engineering practice for the mid-Atlantic South region, Balestrazzi is responsible for project oversight, quality control, and business development. He has more than 15 years of experience in facade and structural design, project management and coordination, and restoration and repair. He specializes in the design and construction of complex building enclosures and facades, particularly high-rise curtain wall systems, and provides innovative approaches that are both practical and cost effective. He is adept working across all building types and with a wide range of materials. Balestrazzi has considerable experience with facade restoration projects, from evaluation to remediation. ANTHONY BIRCHLER | A. ZAHNER COMPANY | VICE PRESIDENT ENGINEERING/SALES Birchler leads Zahner’s design-engineering team. Since 1998, he has been responsible for designing many of the patented systems now used to complete bold architecture all over the world. He shares responsibility for developing two out of five patents held by Zahner, best known for the ongoing work that he put into developing the ZEPPS® Technology, the firm’s dual-curvature building system. Birchler works directly with owners, engineers, architects, and general contractors, providing intelligent problem-solving for the production of complex facades. VALERIE BLOCK | KURARAY | ARCHITECTURAL MARKETING CONSULTANT Block works with architects, specifiers, structural engineers, facade consultants, and glass fabricators on the specification, design, and use of laminated glass in buildings. Before joining Kuraray three years ago, she was a senior marketing specialist with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions. Block is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as a Construction Documents Technologist with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). She participates on numerous industry and standards committees, including ASTM International, ISO, and the Canadian Standards Association.



Miami January 26 + 27 2017 PAT BOSCH | PERKINS+WILL | DESIGN DIRECTOR + PRINCIPAL | MIAMI CO-CHAIR Bosch has been with the Miami office since its opening in 1996 and sits on the firm’s Design Board, which regulates design quality across the firm worldwide. She is known for her collaborative skills— routinely bringing diverse constituencies together to generate ideas and find common ground, where solutions emerge out of the strong partnerships she creates with her clients. She continuously explores ideas that are deeply based on program, context, region, and culture. Her projects—including American Express Sunrise Corporate Center, Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University for Women, The Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge in Accra, Ghana, L’Oreal Research and Innovation Center in Rio de Janeiro and The Miami Dade College Student Center—have been honored with multiple design awards. JOHN CAL | FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY | ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Since 2007, Cal has focused Florida International University on meeting the demands of an aggressive capital construction program while maintaining and upgrading the existing physical plant to meet the requirements of a growing research institution. He is responsible for real estate master planning, facilities operations, and construction. Operations include the management of more than 120 permanent buildings totaling more than 8 million square feet. Operationally, FIU has led the State University System in energy performance for four consecutive years, achieving the remarkable metric of 60.9 kBTU/sf/yr, saving over $1 million per year in utilities costs. GREGG COVIN | ONE THOUSAND MUSEUM | CO-DEVELOPER Covin has earned an exceptional reputation as the award-winning developer of some of Florida’s most exclusive residences and hotels. Covin’s AIA award-winning Neville Condominium and Peter Page–designed Hotel St. Augustine were regarded as catalysts in the redevelopment of the area, followed by the Montclair Lofts and The Angler’s Boutique Resort. In 2007, Covin completed Ten Museum Park, a 50-story crystalline tower in Downtown Miami. Currently, Covin is codeveloping One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects. KURT DANNWOLF | ODP ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN | PRESIDENT + DESIGN PRINCIPAL Dannwolf leads a team of architects and designers with his innovative approach that pushes design to its limits. He remains involved in all aspects of ODP projects—“Our creative process is extremely thorough—from concept to final execution— so we can deliver our desired depth of concept and richness into built forms.” Dannwolf has 20 years experience with high-rise and mixed-use buildings, including The Four Seasons Hotel and Tower, the Dacom Headquarters in Korea, and the Telecom Headquarters

in Buenos Aires. Dannwolf was recently awarded Zaha Hadid’s prestigious 1000 Museum Luxury tower in Miami. DIANA DARLING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | PUBLISHER | CONFERENCE DIRECTOR Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 14th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ and Tech+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She 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. SERGIO DE GAETANO | THORNTON TOMASETTI | SENIOR PRINCIPAL, UK DIRECTOR & FACADE ENGINEERING PRACTICE LEADER De Gaetano is the global leader of the facade engineering practice with 16 years of international experience and extensive working knowledge of complex facades and roof systems. His most recent facade design credits include SKY SOHO in Shanghai, an iconic mixed-use development with Zaha Hadid Architects, KOC Art Gallery in Istanbul with Grimshaw, and Land Securities’ Nova, a £760M transformative development of Victoria Circle in London with PLP Architecture. His project experience at previous firms includes the new extension to the Tate Modern in London with Herzog & de Meuron and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi—the largest indoor theme park in the world. RODOLPHE EL-KHOURY | UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | DEAN El-Khoury is the dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Before coming to UMSoA in July 2014, he was the Canada research chair and director of Urban Design at the University of Toronto, head of architecture at California College of the Arts, and associate professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. El-Khoury’s current research in architecture focuses on applications for information technology, aiming for enhanced responsiveness and sustainability in buildings and smart cities. As a partner in Khoury Levit Fong (KLF), his award-winning projects include Beirut Martyr’s Square, Stratford Market Square, and the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art. NICK GELPI | GELPI PROJECTS | DESIGN PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER GELPI Projects is dedicated to examining the relationships between material representations and building concepts. The practice has won numerous design awards, including first place in the international design competition for the new Wynwood Greenhouse Park in 2014, which is currently nearing construction in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. In 2014, principal and founder Gelpi


SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS received Curbed’s Young Guns Award naming him one of the top 10 Young Designers in America, and his practice recently won two AIA Miami Design awards for built projects. Gelpi is currently an assistant professor of architecture at Florida International University. JANE GILBERT | CITY OF MIAMI | CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER For the last 20 years, Gilbert has created and led initiatives focused on strengthening Greater Miami through public-private partnerships. As a consultant to The Miami Foundation, Gilbert was the primary convener and writer of the application by Greater Miami and the Beaches to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. She also managed The Miami Foundation’s civic leadership agenda on sea level rise. Previously, Gilbert was responsible for Wells Fargo’s philanthropic investments and community engagement in South Florida. As founding Executive Director of Arts for Learning/ Miami, she built an idea into an organization that now serves over 15,000 children annually. Gilbert also launched Dream in Green, which provides environmental education outreach to schools and homeowners throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. BRAD MALMSTEN | THORNTON TOMASETT I | ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Malmsten has more than 15 years of experience in the design and delivery of concrete and steel structural systems, and he leads the firm’s structural engineering practice in Florida. His background includes domestic and international tall and supertall mixed-use towers, transformative renovations, long-span structures, hospitals, educational, and municipal facilities. Malmsten’s expertise is based on the innovative application of familiar structural materials for special and complex, modern tall buildings. He has in-depth technical knowledge of building behaviors, construction methods, various forms of structural analysis, and the delivery of structural designs to builders. DAVID MARTIN | TERRA GROUP | PRESIDENT/OWNER Martin leads some of South Florida’s most impactful real estate developments with an emphasis on neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Doral, and Weston. Always looking to push the envelope and set his firm apart, Martin is enlisting some of the world’s top architects to design his projects. Examples include the Bjarke Ingels-designed Grove at Grand Bay and the Rem Koolhaas-designed Park Grove. Eighty Seven Park, Terra’s newest project in North Beach, will be a 70-unit beachfront condo designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. Terra is also developing the Modern and Neovita communities in Doral, as well as Botaniko in Weston, a master-planned community designed by Chad Oppenheim and Roney Mateu.

NATHAN MCKENNA | VITRO ARCHITECTURAL GLASS | ARCHITECTURAL MANAGER SOUTHEAST Nathan McKenna is the national architectural manager for the southeast region for Vitro Architectural Glass, covering Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the majority of Florida. Before joining Vitro Glass in 2015, McKenna served as glass division manager for Columbia Commercial Building Products, Dallas, a Vitro Certified Network member. WILLIAM MENKING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | MIAMI CO-CHAIR Founder and editor-in-chief of The Architect’s Newspaper, Menking 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. In 2008 he was U.S. Commissioner of Into the Open: Positioning Practice at The Venice Biennale. He co-authored Four Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse and Architecture on Display. 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, and Perspecta. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and is Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute. TIM NASS | SAFTIFIRST | VP OF NATIONAL SALES Nass has over 20 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry. As the Vice President of National Sales at SAFTI FIRST, he brings his extensive knowledge and expertise when working closely with architects and contract glaziers. Nass also oversees SAFTI FIRST’s national network of architectural sales representatives. Nass has been delivering the comapny’s AIA-registered presentation for over four years to various architecture firms, AIA local chapters, CSI local chapters, at the CSI National Convention and other glazing industry events.Velocity Hurricane Zone. He founded Facade+Envelope in January 2013. KRISTIN NOLAN | INTERTEK | MANAGER, REGIONAL OPERATIONS Nolan is the Manager of the West Palm Beach Regional Office for the Building and Construction division of Intertek. She has over 10 years of experience in the fenestration field specifically in performance testing of residential and commercial glazing, entry, cladding, and roofing systems. With her expertise, Nolan provides guidance to clients in regards to the intricacies inherent with pursuing Miami Dade County Notice of Acceptances (NOAs) and Florida Product Approvals. She’s been a member of ASTM for eight years and was appointed as Secretary of the International Hurricane Protection Agency (IHPA) in 2016.



Miami January 26 + 27 2017 NEYDA OTERO | MIAMI DADE COLLEGE | VICE PROVOST, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Otero is an architect with over 25 years of experience in architecture, facilities management, planning, and construction for commercial, institutional, educational, and residential facilities projects. Miami Dade College, the largest institution of higher education in Florida and the second largest in the U.S., is a statesupported college with eight campuses and twenty-one outreach centers throughout Miami Dade. She provides vision, leadership, strategic planning, policies, goals, and oversight in the facilities management, as well as the project management for all major and minor capital improvement projects and maintenance operations. IGOR REYES | NBWW | PRINCIPAL + LEAD DESIGNER Reyes is a partner at the Coral Gables architecture and planning firm, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates. A South Florida native and resident, Reyes began working for the firm in 1999 as a project manager. Throughout his time at the firm, Reyes has worked to further develop the firm’s design culture and the marketing of its historic contribution to local construction. He has been involved with many of the award-winning designs at the firm including 1450 Brickell and International Finance Bank, as well as other innovative designs such as VUE Sarasota Bay, Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel, and Met 2 at Metropolitan Miami. DAVID RIFKIND | SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY | ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR In addition to teaching courses in architectural history, Rifkind is the Associate Dean of Students in the College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts at Florida International University. His current research deals with urbanism and architecture in Ethiopia, from the late 19th century to the present, and is the first component in a long-term study of modern architecture and urban planning throughout Africa. He is the author of The Battle for Modernism: Quadrante and the Politicization of Architectural Discourse in Fascist Italy (2012) and has written articles on architecture and urbanism in Italy and Ethiopia. Rifkind curated the Frost Art Museum’s 2012 exhibition, “Metropole/Colony: Africa and Italy,” using materials from the Wolfsonian-FIU and funded by the Mellon Foundation.

as contemporary architects. From 2006 until 2010, Riley was director and design consultant for the Miami Art Museum (MAM), leading the institution through a transformative process of planning and designing a new waterfront facility. ANGEL SUAREZ | PERKINS+WILL | SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNER + SENIOR ASSOCIATE | MIAMI CO-CHAIR Suarez, who joined the firm in 2007, has led all aspects of the design process from concept through construction for multiple projects over the past several years. With over 16 years of experience in architecture, he has worked on a variety of building types and envelope design conditions. His professional career has been focused on medium- to large-scale projects where his high-performance research and technological skills can develop. Following his three-year tenure as facade consultant with Heintges Associates in New York, he served as an in-house consultant to several Perkins+Will offices with a special focus on the idiosyncrasies of facade design in South Florida. His projects include the American Express Sunrise Corporate Center, Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University for Women, and the Miami-Dade College Student Center. JAMILLA WALCOTT | YKK-AP AMERICA | DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Walcott oversees marketing, communications, brand management, and product management, focusing on YKK AP America’s commercial aluminum facades business. She brings nearly 15 years of B2B marketing experience with manufacturing companies over a variety of industries. 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.

TERENCE RILEY | KEENAN/RILEY | FOUNDING PARTNER Riley is a founding partner of K/R, an architectural studio well known for its designs for art museums, galleries, artists, and collectors. Currently, K/R has projects underway in the Miami Design District, Surfside, Florida, Bentonville, Arkansas, Qatar, and Russia. Riley served as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (1991-2006), where he curated critical exhibitions on both historical figures as well







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WORKSHOP PRESENTERS DIALOG WORKSHOPS DOAA ALSHARIF | MCNEEL SEATTLE | ARCHITECT Alsharif is a certified designer and fabricator and has a passion for coding in design. She recently joined the McNeel team and plans to develop Rhino and Grasshopper plugins and has been teaching both programs for over a year. Alsharif is currently pursuing a master’s in design computing at the University of Washington, Seattle where she is working on high performance facade panelization for her thesis. FEDERICO BALESTRAZZI | THORNTON TOMASETTI | VICE PRESIDENT See Symposium Presenters TREVOR BARRETT | PHYSICAL SECURITY, HURRICANE WALL DIVISION | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, SOUTH FLORIDA Barrett has 32 years experience as a curtain wall professional. His focus is hurricane impact compliant glazing systems for the South Florida market that meet specified structural standards while providing high-performance durability, aesthetic quality, and protection from the elements. Barrett assists architects, designers, and contractors achieve performance, budget, and concept requirements. He has experience with wall laboratory mock-up validation tests, forensic investigations, and the retrofitting of existing facades. SERGIO DE GAETANO | THORNTON TOMASETTI | SENIOR PRINCIPAL, UK DIRECTOR & FACADE ENGINEERING PRACTICE LEADER See Symposium Presenters ANDRÉS GONZALEZ-POSADA | MCNEEL’S RHINOFABSTUDIOS | WORLDWIDE DIRECTOR Since the 1980s, Gonzalez-Posada has been a software trainer and developer. He has developed applications for diverse design markets as well as training materials for different CAD and design software including the community of training materials. He is also the official Grasshopper (Generative Modeling) trainer on McNeel’s online, on-demand classes. Gonzalez-Posada has worked with the Rhino team since its very early stages and is now the head of the McNeel Southeast U.S & Latin American Division. He is the worldwide director of the digital fabrication community RhinoFabStudio, as well as the Generative Jewelry and Fashion Design community (GJD3D), and Generative Furniture Design community (GFD3D).

ALEXANDER JAFARI | VECTOR FOILTEC | DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jafari has been an integral team member for almost 13 years. His engineering background plays an important part in the success of the ETFE projects in the US, enabling him to successfully collaborate with architects and designers. He was part of the team that helped design and complete the largest ETFE project in the US, U.S. Bank Stadium. It is the first completed professional sports stadium in the US to include ETFE. Jafari has successfully honed in on US ETFE market growth and helped a variety of successful projects from the schematic design phase through on-time completion. His project portfolio ranges from small retail skylights to building envelopes for large federal and stadium projects. ROK LEE | VIDARIS | SENIOR ASSOCIATE Lee has specialized in facades for over twenty years in Asia and North America. He started early in his career in Hong Kong as a facade designer, later moved to New York City as a design consultant, and most recently represented one of the leading curtain wall manufacturers in the world. He provides invaluable insight across the building development process assisting building owners, architects and engineers in concept, prototype and detailing of facades for new construction. His past achievements and imprint on more than 60 new skyscrapers and repositioning projects were a result of his work at Arup, Heintges, Heitmann, and Enclos. He has left his mark on many famous structures, such as the Clinton Presidential Library and Beekman Tower. KEVIN MISKE | BUILDING BLOCKS | PRESIDENT Miske is president of Building Blocks, a general contracting firm that specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of facade systems. Building Blocks primarily works with glass fiber reinforced concrete in an integrative design and manufacturing process in order to deliver high-performance facade systems. With over 16 years of experience, Miske has been involved with numerous facade projects including Milwaukee City Hall, Chicago City Hall, Legacy at Millennium Park, and locally Versailles, Faena House, and 601 Washington. GIOVANNI MONTI | GM&P CONSULTING AND GLAZING CONTRACTORS | PRESIDENT Monti is responsible for the window and glazing designs, manufacturing, and installations for many internationally acclaimed construction projects in both Europe and the U.S. A native of Italy, with a doctorate and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Bologna, he is now based in Miami and has led window installations in many of the towers that form the dramatic, ever-changing skylines of Miami and Las Vegas. His skills and



Miami January 26 + 27 2017 experience in all areas of construction place him in a unique position to contribute across disciplines in the conception, production, and realization of the most ambitious projects. MANUEL MORALES | FACADE + ENVELOPE | MANAGER Morales is a registered professional engineer with over twelve years of building envelope experience including the inspecting, consulting, testing, and structural designing of facade, cladding, roofing, and waterproofing systems. Morales’s specialties include building code compliance, building forensics, moisture resistance design, and hurricane resistance design. As a specialty glazing engineer, he’s been involved in the structural design of innovative and challenging systems ranging from custom curtain walls to free-spanning glass walls, glass mullions, and point supported systems, all complying with the engineering and impact testing requirements of South Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone. He founded Facade+Envelope in January 2013. ANGEL SUAREZ | PERKINS+WILL | SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNER + SENIOR ASSOCIATE See Symposium Presenters

LAB WORKSHOP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT For the past 18 years, Braunstein has blended careers in design and education that have yielded a unique perspective on issues of sustainable design. He currently oversees YKK AP, America’s product development group, and is an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, where he developed and now teaches a course on sustainable product design. During this time, he 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. TERRY CARESPODI | YKK AP AMERICA | NATIONAL SALES MANAGER Carespodi graduated from Lycoming College with a BA in Business Administration in 1984 and shortly thereafter entered the fenestration industry as a production trainee. Over the past 32 years, he has held multiple positions in manufacturing, sales, installation, distribution, and design. Carespodi has been with YKK AP for the past 21 years and has twice received the President’s Award and three times was named Branch Manager of the Year.



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