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New York City April 16 + 17 2015

A Message from the Facades+ Partners Welcome to the Facades+NYC conference, symposium, and workshops! The first Facades+ event was hosted in New York City in early 2012, and we are excited to return for this, our fourth NYC conference. That initial event in 2012 inspired an ongoing series that has traversed the nation three times. Each event has grown in anticipation, excitement, and participation. Since last year’s Facades+NYC, we have touched down in Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles; great cities all, but NYC is home, and it’s a bona fide pleasure to bring this allthings-facade dialogue back to its roots. We are confident that first-timers will find Facades+ an engaging experience, and that return participants will find it even more so, and that together we will create the same intensity of thought, experience, and dialogue that has inspired our past gatherings. Facades+NYC will focus on the dynamic building activity currently underway in the city, the hottest construction market in the U.S. Curbed NY recently cited 42 notable building projects in the works or recently completed—with many landmarks already among them—that are transforming the urban environment of this vibrant city. What is driving this activity? How are these novel projects being realized? What changes are taking place with facade technology to accommodate this urban transformation? Then there are the new materials that are finding application in the building skin and the accompanying design strategies that address varying aspects of performance and appearance. More than a few high-profile facades were unveiled in 2014, with many more in the works for completion this year. Some of these recently completed projects have been spectacular successes, some of them far less so. What makes the difference? Project delivery strategy appears to be linked as a strong contributing factor, but in what way?

Mic Patterson Enclos Conference Director

Diana Darling The Architect’s Newspaper Conference Director

Sameer Kumar SHoP Architects NYC Co-Chair

These and many more questions will be addressed in a dialogue that is likely to redefine perceptions of the role of the facade in a beautiful and sustainable built environment. The Thursday symposium will include a series of lectures and panel discussions on topics derived from these and related considerations. Friday comprises workshop programs tailored to allow a deeper and more hands-on exploration of the topics with smaller groups.

Alex Barmas Enclos NYC Co-Chair

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. We also direct your attention to the select 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 facade technology.

Susan Kramer The Architect’s Newspaper Event Director

Even as we share in the enthusiasm for this NYC conference, we are planning our 2015 events, We will continue with our popular Facades+AM morning forums, with the next one scheduled for Houston on June 18. We have set our 2015 conference locations, including a new city, Miami, 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!


Matt Elder Enclos Event Coordinator


New York City April 16 + 17 2015 8:00 - 8:30


8:30 - 8:35


Sameer Kumar (SHoP Architects) & Alex Barmas (Enclos)

8:35 - 8:50


John Lee (NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability)

8:50 - 9:50


Thorsten Helbig (Knippers Helbig)


Mic Patterson (Enclos), Moderator

Keynote Sponsored by

9:50 - 10:30

Sameer Kumar (SHoP Architects), Moderator Areta Pawlynsky (Heintges) Charles Blomberg (Rafael Viñoly Architects) Jonathan Drescher (Durst)


10:30 - 10:50


10:50 - 11:20


Antony Wood (CTBUH)


Antony Wood (CTBUH), Moderator Bertram Beissel (Atelier Jean Nouvel) Michel Michno (CH Holdings) Craig Schwitter (BuroHappold)


Aaron Seward (The Architect’s Newspaper), Moderator Bill Pottle (Boston Valley Terra Cotta) Tim Nass (Safti First) John McGill (YKK-AP)

11:20 - 12:00

12:00- 12:35

12:35 - 1:35


1:35 - 1:40


Diana Darling (The Architect’s Newspaper)

1:40 - 2:10


Laurie Kerr (Urban Green Council)


Gregg Pasquarelli (SHoP Architects)

2:10 - 2:45

2:55 - 3:35


William Menking (The Architect’s Newspaper), Moderator


Peter Arbour (Vidaris), Moderator Jeff Haber (W&W Glass) Alberto de Gobbi (Permasteelisa) Mic Patterson (Enclos) Jeffrey C Heymann (Benson Industries Inc)


Michael Turner (YKK-AP)


3:35 - 3:40 3:40 - 4:00


4:00 - 4:30


Simon Koster (JDS Development Group)


Alex Barmas (Enclos), Moderator Jim Cutler (Cutler Anderson Architects) Tali Mejicovsky (Arup) Michael Stein (Schlaich Bergermann and Partner) Vivian Lee (Richard Meier and Partners)

5:20 - 5:30


William Menking (The Architect’s Newspaper) Mic Patterson (Enclos)

5:30 - 7:00


4:30 - 5:20

Wednesday Night Kick Off Cocktails (April 15) sponsored by:

Speakers subject to change


SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS OPENING KEYNOTE THORSTEN HELBIG | KNIPPERS HELBIG | PARTNER Thorsten is co-founder of Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering. With offices in Stuttgart, Berlin and New York City, Knippers Helbig operates at the interface between the world’s top Architectural practices and specialized contractors in the European building industry. Active in North American and international markets, the practice centers on innovation in facade design, synthesizing precise fabrication and performance parameters with structurally and geometrically complex designs.

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE GREGG PASQUARELLI | SHOP ARCHITECTS | FOUNDING PRINCIPAL Since 1996, founding partner Gregg Pasquarelli has led SHoP Architects as it has set the standard for creative exploration in the field, producing trend-setting designs such as the Porter House apartments and the Barclays Center arena. In 2014, Fast Company named SHoP “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World.”

PETER ARBOUR | VIDARIS | SENIOR CONSULTANT Peter Arbour, Assoc. AIA is a Senior Consultant with Vidaris, Inc., a leading facade and sustainability consultancy firm specializing in high-performance buildings. He was trained as an architect at Yale University and has over fifteen years of experience in facade design and construction. Prior to joining Vidaris in 2014, Peter was Sales Manager for seele, Inc. in North America. ALEX BARMAS | ENCLOS | SENIOR DESIGNER | NYC CO-CHAIR Alex is a Senior Designer at the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos, where he develops innovative facade technologies and designs for construction projects. Prior to joining Enclos, Alex worked as a facade engineer at Arup’s New York and London offices on a variety of projects located throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

BERTRAM BEISSEL | ATELIER JEAN NOUVEL | PARTNER Bertram Beissel joined Ateliers Jean Nouvel in 1998 and became a partner in 2002. He directed a variety of European and international projects including the MoMA Tower in Manhattan and the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When the Pritzker Prize was awarded to Jean Nouvel in 2008, both of these projects were featured in the selected works. The jury citation presented the Guthrie Theater as an example of contextually and culturally sensitive design, yet “also an expression of theatricality and the magical world of performance.” In 2015, Bertram completed the One Central Park towers at the Carlton & United Brewery site in Sydney, Australia. This project pushed carbon conscious residential design to the highest Green Star ratings and presents an innovative take on urban solar power and organic shading. CHARLES BLOMBERG | RAFAEL VIÑOLY ARCHITECTS | PARTNER With over two decades of experience in design, construction documents and construction administration, Charles Blomberg provides extensive technical knowledge to Rafael Viñoly Architects. Mr. Blomberg leads the firm’s development of structural and enclosure innovations, and oversees all core- and shell-related issues including curtain walls, roofing, precast, and structural development and coordination.



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JIM CUTLER | CUTLER ANDERSON ARCHITECTS | PRINCIPAL James Cutler, founding partner of Cutler Anderson Architects (1977 to present) has been known for his environmental and emotional sensitivity to place, institution, program, climate and cultural circumstance. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Louis I. Kahn Studio and Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degrees from University of Pennsylvania. DIANA DARLING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | PUBLISHER | CONFERENCE DIRECTOR Diana is CEO and co-founder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 11th year. The AN media company consists of four print publications covering architecture and design news. As AN’s publisher, Diana won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. Diana 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. JONATHAN DRESCHER | DURST | SENIOR VP OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT As Senior VP of Project Development at The Durst Organization, Jonathan Drescher works from preliminary analysis, planning, and design, through construction and operations of development projects. Prior to joining Durst, Drescher was an associate principal at Arup. There, he led various types of projects including private development, public infrastructure and public/private partnerships, including operational and security planning for the World Trade Center site and development of the Fulton Street Transit Center. Prior to that, Jonathan worked with a global airport developer, Airport Group International. He has a MArch from UCLA and graduated, Cum Laude, from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, with a BA in Economics. ALBERTO DE GOBBI | PERMASTEELISA | PRESIDENT & CEO Alberto De Gobbi is the President CEO of Permasteelisa North America. He joined Permasteelisa Group in 1990 and prior to the United States assignment, Alberto established and directed Permasteelisa’s operations in Spain and Hungary. In 1997 he started the Group’s operations in the U.S. and entered the niche market of bespoke building facades and interior fit outs. Alberto has over 30 years of combined experience in the management of construction activities and, through his hand‐on approach, remains closely involved in the technical development of facade design solutions and project execution. JEFF HABER | W&W GLASS | MANAGING PARTNER Jeff Haber is a Managing Partner at W&W Glass and has been working with specialty architectural metal and glass systems for over 25 years. He is directly responsible for sales, marketing, and estimating for Pilkington Planar and other highly engineered systems sold throughout North America.

JEFFREY C HEYMANN | BENSON INDUSTRIES | REGIONAL MANAGER Jeff Heymann, Benson Industries Eastern Regional Manager, founded the company’s New York office in 2004. He has been involved on such prestigious projects as NY Times Building, UN Secretariat Re-clad and One World Trade. A graduate of SUNY Buffalo, Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the facade industry.


SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS LAURIE KERR | URBAN GREEN | DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY A licensed architect, Laurie Kerr is a leader in developing green building and urban sustainability policy. As Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, she was responsible for developing the city’s green building policies, including the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, the NYC Green Codes Task Force, and the Energy-Aligned Lease. Subsequently she was the Founding Director of the City Energy Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council, a project that is helping major American cities craft policies similar to New York’s. Kerr was awarded the AIANY’s Public Architect Award in 2012, and serves on numerous boards, including AIANY and the Global Cool Cities Alliance. She holds a BA in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale, an MS in Applied Physics from Cornell, and an MArch. from Harvard. SIMON KOSTER | JDS DEVELOPMENT GROUP | PRINCIPAL Simon Koster is a principal at JDS Development Group, a real estate development, acquisition, and construction firm based in New York City. Mr. Koster oversees project management teams, development planning, and design across all projects. JDS has developed over four million square feet of property across New York and South Florida, with an additional seven million square feet under development. Projects include Walker Tower, 626 First Avenue, Stella Tower, and 111 West 57th St. Mr. Koster graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Materials Engineering, and the University of Michigan with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. SAMEER KUMAR | SHOP ARCHITECTS | DIRECTOR OF ENCLOSURE DESIGN | NYC CO-CHAIR Sameer Kumar, AIA, has a special interest in environmentally responsive, geometrically complex facades. His experience consists of several built projects throughout Asia and the United States. Sameer teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has degrees in architecture from University of Pennsylvania and CEPT, Ahmedabad, India. He is a registered architect in New York State and in India. JOHN LEE | NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY | DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR BUILDINGS & ENERGY EFFICIENCY John Lee is the Deputy Director for Buildings and Energy Efficiency at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. In this capacity, he is leading the city’s policy and legislative efforts driving the built environment to unprecedented energy efficiency standards. John’s previous public sector service was with the NYC Department of Buildings as Senior Architect in the codes development division and with the Dept. of City Planning where he served as an Urban Designer. John is a licensed architect and a graduate of Rice University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. VIVIAN LEE | RICHARD MEIER AND PARTNERS ARCHITECTS | ASSOCIATE PARTNER Vivian Lee became an Associate Partner at Richard Meier & Partners in 2014. Her current portfolio includes residential villas and a Condominium Tower in Taiwan, a boutique hotel in South Korea, the Teachers Village Charter School and Workforce Housing in Newark, New Jersey; along with the recently completed OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse in China and the Italcementi i.lab, one of the first LEED Platinum certified laboratory buildings in Italy. Prior to joining Richard Meier & Partners, she lived and worked in both Europe and Asia, bringing to the firm her diverse background, with international and domestic experience that covers the sectors of education, corporate, retail, airport, cultural and interiors. JOHN MCGILL | YKK-AP AMERICA | GENERAL MANAGER - MAJOR PROJECTS CENTER John oversees YKK AP America’s major projects business headquartered located in Atlanta, Georgia. A structural engineer and thirty year veteran of the facade industry, John has held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career including engineering, estimating, project management, product development, manufacturing, and product marketing. In his current role he oversees business development and project execution for YKK AP’s larger, more complex facade projects throughout the United States.



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WILLIAM MENKING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Founder and Editor In Chief of The Architect’s Newspaper. He has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio Life Without Object’s, 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 was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and is a Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute. MICHEL MICHNO | CH HOLDINGS | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Michel Michno has thirty plus years of diverse experience in the facade and ornamental metals industries, having served in an executive capacity for such leading companies as Voisin, Wausau 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 facade 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. TALI MEJICOVSKY | ARUP | SENIOR FACADE CONSULTANT Tali Mejicovsky is a senior facade consultant with Arup in New York since 1995. Tali has contributed to landmark buildings in the U.S., Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Early projects include Dragonair in Hong Kong, Ben Gurion Airport in Israel and Federation Square in Melbourne. Recent projects include the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and the Harvard Art Museum; all with Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Tali has a background in structural engineering and has presented and published on the discipline of facade engineering at International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technology (ICBEST), Glass Performance Days, Columbia University, Pratt Institute and the AIA National Convention. TIM NASS | SAFTIFIRST | VP OF NATIONAL SALES Tim 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. Tim also oversees SAFTI FIRST’s national network of architectural sales representatives. Tim Nass has been delivering our AIA-registered presentation for over 3 years to various architecture firms, AIA local chapters, CSI local chapters, at the CSI National Convention and other glazing industry events. MIC PATTERSON | ENCLOS | VP OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT | CONFERENCE DIRECTOR Mic Patterson has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced facade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced facade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, published by Wiley.

ARETA PAWLYNSKY | HEINTGES | PARTNER Areta Pawlynsky, AIA, has overseen complex facades in the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East since joining the firm in 1991. Ms. Pawlynsky is interested in exploring the energy efficiency, technical, and design potential of cladding materials and systems. Her work has included the assessment and renovation of historically sensitive facades, as well as the execution of new enclosure walls. Ms. Pawlynsky holds degrees from University of Illinois and Columbia University in architecture and historic preservation. BILL POTTLE | BOSTON VALLEY TERRA COTTA | INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER Bill joined Boston Valley in 2012. The majority of Bill’s career has been spent in architectural sales working with architects across the globe. Bill has assisted BVTC in developing an atmosphere of collaboration entwined with emerging technologies focused on delivering successful and exceptional projects. Bill’s responsibilities include new business development, managing BVTC’s sales representative network, directing marketing programs, and major contract negotiations.


SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS CRAIG SCHWITTER | BUROHAPPOLD | MANAGING PRINCIPAL Craig Schwitter established BuroHappold’s first U.S. office in 1999 because of his interest in providing an integrated approach to engineering and planning across disciplines. The firm has grown to a staff of over 200 in five U.S. offices including NY, Boston, Chicago, LA and San Francisco. Working with world-renowned architects, the firm has solved the most complex high performance engineering problems. Recent successes include the topping off of PNC Bank Headquarters, the first naturally ventilated commercial skyscraper in the U.S. and the opening of the third phase of the Highline. AARON SEWARD | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | EXECUTIVE EDITOR Aaron Seward is AN’s Executive 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.

MICHAEL STEIN | SCHLAICH BERGERMANN AND PARTNER | MANAGING DIRECTOR In his 20 year-long career with schlaich bergermann and partner, Michael has designed projects around the world in different areas of advanced engineering, such as lightweight cable roofs, transparent facades, innovative bridges and moveable structures. He believes in the creative skills of structural engineers and the potential benefits of an early cooperation between architects and engineers in construction projects. OLIVER STEPE | YKK AP AMERICA INC. | SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, 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 2012, Oliver was listed as one of the most influential people in the glass and metal industry by US Glass Magazine. MICHAEL TURNER | YKK AP AMERICA INC. | VICE PRESIDENT Michael heads YKK AP America’s technical services and marketing teams. He has held roles including drafting, design engineering, and project management, developing unique software to improve efficiencies. He is a member of the International Code Council and on the Board of Directors for the American Architectural Manufacturers Assoc. Michael chaired the development of several voluntary industry performance standards, and is involved in codes and regulatory affairs affecting the fenestration industry. He is a recipient of the USGlass “Top 50″most influential people in the glass and glazing industry recognition. DR. ANTONY WOOD | CTBUH | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dr. Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the CTBUH since 2006, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Antony is also a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji University, Shanghai. His field of specialty is the design, in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. His PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings.



New York City April 16 + 17 2015



Let There Be Light: Daylighting Management & Redirection Strategies


Efficient Enclosure Design, A Holistic Approach


Supple Skins: Emerging Considerations in Tall Building Facade Adaptation and Resilience

Davidson Norris (Carpenter Norris Consulting, Inc.

Coordinator: Scott Bondi (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger) Panelists: Sean O’Brien (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger), Matthew Krissel (Kieran Timberlake)

Coordinator: Mic Patterson (Enclos) Panelist: Michel Michno (CH Holdings)



Breaking the Plane: Finding Depth in Craft, Technology, and Materiality


Curtainwall 101


The Future of Construction and Prefabrication

Coordinator: Mark Nicol (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates) Panelist: Justin Whiteford, Darina Zlateva & Chihiro Aoyama (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates)

Coordinator: Sameer Kumar (SHoP Architects) Presenters: Daniel Vos (Heintges) & Gabrielle Brainard (SHoP Architects)

Coordinator: Ryan Salvas (Island Exterior Fabricators) Panelists: Leo Henke (Front Inc.), Jason Lee (Continuum Innovation), Andreas Froech (Machineous Consultants)



Responsive Facade Prototypes


Photogrammetry: Scanning to 3D Models


Parametric Facade Systems & Logistics Sequencing


Dynamo Tools for Facade Design in Revit

Jonatan Schumacher & Grace Koerber (Thornton Tomasetti)

Justin Nardone & Ben Howes (Thornton Tomasetti)


John Cerone, John Gulliford & Victoire Saby (SHoP Architects)

Matt Jezyk & Colin McCrone (Autodesk)

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 8:30 9:00 11:00 12:30 1:30 3:30 5:00


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

CUNY Graduate Center Lower Level 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street New York, NY 10016

Speakers subject to change





New York City April 16 + 17 2015 DIALOG WORKSHOPS

CHI AOYAMA | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES | SENIOR ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Chi Aoyama is a Senior Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with over nine years of professional experience. Since joining KPF in 2004, he has worked on various projects in the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Europe. He has worked on a wide range of project typologies including institutional, academic, hospitality, commercial, and mixed-use. In addition to his architectural work, Chi leads the visualization and presentation efforts at KPF. He provides software support and troubleshooting for all designers, as well as spearheading the effort for researching and testing advanced architectural visualization technology. SCOTT BONDI | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER | STAFF CONSULTANT Scott Bondi is a building enclosure consultant with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and extensive experience in building enclosure design, building physics, and in numerical analysis. Scott has consulted on both new construction and historic renovation projects for a variety of building types, from the conceptual design stages through to construction administration. As a specialist in building physics and numerical analysis, Scott specializes in the design of facades of buildings with stringent energy goals and environmental condition criteria. He uses a variety of advanced tools including Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Finite Element Analysis to predict thermal performance and to mitigate condensation. He has also performed analyses using energy modeling tools to predict overall building performance, with a focus on the impact of the facade systems. GABRIELLE BRAINARD | SHOP ARCHITECTS SENIOR ASSOCIATE Gabrielle Brainard is a Senior Associate at SHoP. Since joining the firm in 2009, she has contributed to a range of projects with a focus on technical detailing and execution of complex facades. Recent projects include Pier 17 at South Street Seaport and 111 West 57th Street, both in New York City. Gabrielle is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and a registered architect in New York State. ANDREAS FROECH | MACHINEOUS CONSULTANTS | FOUNDER/ENTREPRENEUR Andreas Froech is the founder of Machineous Consultants which specializes in developing solutions to complex architectural fabrication projects and furthering the use of robotic technology in construction. He has successfully adapted industrial NACHI robotic arms to be used for many CNC-type operations, more specifically for customized projects outside of their traditional assembly-line use. LEO HENKE | FRONT INC. | ASSOCIATE Leo Henke is an associate at Front Inc. in New York. He has led the facade consultation for the new Brookfield Place Calgary tower by FKA, currently under construction, and has experience working on numerous retail projects for clients such as T-Galleria, LVMH, Holt Renfrew and Chanel.

MATTHEW KRISSEL | KIERAN TIMBERLAKE | PARTNER Matthew Krissel is a Partner at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for its environmental ethos, research expertise, and pioneering design and planning. He is currently working on the Coles Site Redevelopment for New York University and the Embassy of the United States in London.



WORKSHOP PRESENTERS JASON LEE | CONTINUUM INNOVATION | SENIOR DESIGNER Jason Lee is a Senior Designer in the Group of Continuum. Jason is passionate about multi-scalar design solutions that positively impact energy, thermodynamics and social sustainability in the urban context. Previously, he practiced as an architect and urbanist in North America, Europe, and Asia for over 10 years. He has published widely and taught architecture and urban design at IIT, Northeastern University and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands. MICHEL MICHNO | CH HOLDINGS | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER See Symposium Presenters MARK NICOL | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES | DESIGNER Mark Nicol is a designer and computational design specialist. He spearheaded the establishment of KPF | lab, a collective of in-house experts in digital media, visualization, and fabrication. Mark is dedicated to design innovation through the advancement of novel workflows and material applications. In addition to his professional pursuits, he is faculty in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches multiple courses investigating the role of structures, materiality, and simulation in from-finding processes. DAVIDSON NORRIS | BURO HAPPOLD | PRINCIPAL Davidson Norris is a principal at Carpenter Norris Consulting (CNC), an architecture, daylighting design and consulting firm based in New York City. The award-winning firm was founded in 1996 to emphasize systems that reduce reliance on electric lighting and enhance the vital role daylight plays in a productive workplace. Davidson has taught extensively, most recently sustainable design and architectural daylighting at the Columbia University School of Architecture, and daylighting design at the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture. SEAN O’BRIEN | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER | PRINCIPAL Sean O’Brien specializes in building science and building envelope performance, including computer simulation of heat, air, and moisture migration issues. Sean has investigated and designed repairs for a variety of building types, from condominiums to art museums, and has published papers on topics including moisture migration in masonry wall systems and condensation resistance of windows and curtain walls. MIC PATTERSON | ENCLOS | VP OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT | CONFERENCE DIRECTOR See Symposium Presenters. RYAN SALVAS | ISLAND EXTERIOR FABRICATORS | NEW ENGLAND DIRECTOR Ryan Salvas is an educator and a building technologist focused on fabrication processes and project delivery methods. He is currently the Director of Island Exterior Fabricator’s New England Office where this manifests itself in the design, delivery, and installation of prefabricated megapanel facades. Prior to forming Island New England, Ryan worked at SHoP Architects and at Front Inc., both in NYC. Ryan also teaches building technologies at the Rhode Island School of Design and Northeastern University and was an Assistant Professor at Auburn University’s School of Architecture. JUSTIN WHITEFORD | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES | ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Justin Whiteford is an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in New York with over seven years of experience working on a variety of program typologies in many parts of the world. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Polytechnic and State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and has since then put his skill set to use developing facades and building KPF’s BIM capabilities as a designer and BIM expert. He is currently working on the Hudson Yards project on New York City’s west side.



New York City April 16 + 17 2015

DANIEL VOS | HEINTGES | SENIOR ASSOCIATE Since joining Heintges and Associates in 2004, Daniel has worked on innovative and high profile building facades in New York and around the world. His expertise in structural glass design, understanding of complex geometries, and knowledge of building energy performance contribute to the realization of innovative and environmentally responsible high performance building enclosures. Daniel also teaches at Columbia University’s GSAPP where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture. DARINA ZLATEVA | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES | ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Darina Zlateva is a designer interested in the relationship between architecture, infrastructure, and the public realm. As an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox, her work centers on the design of One Vanderbilt, a development in the heart of the Grand Central District that is set to reshape Manhattan’s Midtown. Darina has held teaching positions at Harvard GSD, RISD and the BAC. She received her MArch from Harvard GSD and her BA in mathematics and computer science from Dartmouth College.

TECH WORKSHOPS JOHN CERONE | SHOP ARCHITECTS | DIRECTOR, VDC John David Cerone is the Director of Virtual Design & Construction and a member of the Advanced Technology Group at SHoP. Since he joined the firm in 2008, he has been instrumental in its development of technology and process, specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM). John has contributed to a range of projects including the Barclays Center where he played an integral role in the direct-to-fabrication process for the weathering steel skin system and led the design development and implementation of the entry Canopy facade system including coordination with the primary structure and ‘oculus’ video board. JOHN GULLIFORD | SHOP ARCHITECTS | VDC MANAGER John Gulliford is a Senior Associate at SHoP where he specializes in Virtual Design and Construction. He worked on a dynamic team responsible for facade fabrication pertaining to the Barclays Center. He has used geometry throughout his career to deliver complexity and design automated processes. John is a member of the Advanced Technology Group where he has contributed to a range of projects. John received his Bachelor of Architecture (2005) from Pratt Institute and a Master of Engineering (2010) from Stevens Institute of Technology. BEN HOWES | THORNTON TOMASETTI | ARCHITECT AND COMPUTATIONAL DESIGNER Ben has been working as a design professional in New York City since 2002, and has extensive design, construction, fabrication, and project management experience. His work as both a designer and a builder is pursuant to an understanding of the relationships between design, high-quality craft, sustainability, and profitability in the AEC industries, and the role these relationships play in contemporary design practice. MATT JEZYK | AUTODESK | SR. MANAGER, AEC CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PRODUCTS 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 first 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.


WORKSHOP PRESENTERS GRACE KOERBER | THORNTON TOMASETTI | DESIGNER Grace is an interdisciplinary designer interested in the coexistence of the digital and physical in space and products. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Pratt Institute. Her thesis tests the relationship between the body and technology through the development of a responsive membrane. Grace also works at Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio, where she is involved in a number of research projects related to interaction design, facade design and structural engineering. Her experience spans kinetic design, robotics, products, interiors, rapid prototyping, digital and computational design. She received her bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied multimedia and digital storytelling. COLIN MCCRONE | AUTODESK | COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN EVANGELIST Colin McCrone is a technical evangelist for computational design at Autodesk, advocating for computational design practices in BIM, gathering requirements for the development of Dynamo, and supporting the Dynamo community of users. Colin’s background is in physics and architecture, and he worked on energy modeling tools for early stage architectural design at Cornell University prior to joining Autodesk. JUSTIN NARDONE | THORNTON TOMASETTI | DESIGN ENGINEER Justin Nardone is a design engineer at Thornton Tomasetti in New York. He has diverse expertise in computation, fabrication, interoperability, and analysis. Prior to his work at TT, he was part of the SOM Black Box Group specializing in complex building skin systems as well as automating data exchange between architecture and structural disciplines. He has taught a variety of courses at SAIC and other schools. VICTOIRE SABY | SHOP ARCHITECTS | ASSOCIATE Victoire Saby is an Associate at SHoP Architects with extensive experience working and studying across the globe. She holds a Master of Architecture from ENSAPLV in Paris and a Master of Engineering from the Ecole des Ponts et Chausses in Champs-sur-Marne. Prior to working at SHoP, Victoire worked in several architecture and design offices in New York, Tokyo and Paris. She specializes in interdisciplinary design that spans architecture, computational design, structural engineering, facade design and construction. JONATAN SCHUMACHER | THORNTON TOMASETTI | DIRECTOR/CORE STUDIO As director of the CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti, Jonatan oversees research initiatives and strategic software development related to workflow automation for integrated building design, analysis and fabrication methods. Having studied in the fields of product design, architecture, manufacturing, robotics, engineering and computer science, Jonatan’s versatile expertise includes digital fabrication, automatic model creation based on performance parameters, computational analysis, web development and BIM workflow integration through custom automation. Jonatan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Product Design and Engineering from Middlesex University, and a Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Jonatan has worked and studied in Dubai, Oslo, London and Los Angeles prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti in New York.


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