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NEW YORK CITY Day 1 Symposium April 21, 2016 Day 2 Workshops April 22, 2016



New York City April 21+22 2016

8:00 - 8:30



8:30 - 8:40


William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox

8:40 - 8:50


Jeffrey Shumaker, NYC Department of City Planning

8:50 - 9:45


Odile Decq, Studio Odile Decq

9:45 - 10:35


Shawn Duffy, Kohn Pedersen Fox Jonathan Sakula, BuroHappold Engineering

10:35 - 10:45


Mark Jacobson, Kuraray

10:45 - 11:05



11:05- 11:45


Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

11:45 - 12:35


Moderator: Julie Iovine, The Wall Street Journal Michael Samuelian, Related William Pedersen, Kohn Pedersen Fox Neil Thelen, Thelen Design Group

12:35 - 12:45


Bang Ting “BT” Tan, YKK AP Facade, Singapore

12:45 - 1:45



1:45- 1:50


Diana Darling, The Architect’s Newspaper

1:50- 2:45


Thomas Phifer, Thomas Phifer and Partners

2:45 - 2:55



Moderator: William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper

Moderator: Matt Shaw, The Architect’s Newspaper


Tim Nass, Saftifirst

2:55 - 3:45


Moderator: James Russell, NYC Department of Design and Construction Sara Lopergolo, Selldorf Architects Noah Biklen, Deborah Berke Partners Peter Guthrie, DDG

3:45 - 3:50


Oliver Stepe, YKK-AP America

3:50 - 4:10



4:10 - 4:20


Tom Powley, GKD

4:20 - 5:20


5:20 - 5:30


William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper

5:30 - 7:00



Moderator: Hauke Jungjohann, Thornton Tomasetti L. William Zahner, A. Zahner Company James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates William Kreysler, Kreysler & Associates Mic Patterson, Enclos

Wednesday Night (April 20) Kickoff Cocktails Hosted at Kohn Pedersen Fox and sponsored by

*Speakers subject to change


WELCOME A Message from the Facades+ Director Welcome to Facades+ NYC! The Architect’s Newspaper kicks off our fifth year of the Facades+ conference series, which began here in 2012 and has since touched down in Chicago, Dallas, L.A., Miami, Seattle, and other cities. We are pleased to welcome first-timers and original participants alike to the program’s dynamic dialog. We strive to bring fresh and relevant programming to each city, and have enjoyed the loyalty of our “facade geeks” who attend every event and come from around the globe to attend Facades+. New York is at the center of innovation across the AEC industry, from experiments with new materials to resilience strategies and smart city technologies. Facades+ NYC brings together top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by the Big Apple’s architectural priorities. Thursday’s Symposium kicks off with keynote addresses and panel discussions on topics ranging from Hudson Yards’ cutting-edge designs to craftsmanship in digital fabrications. On Friday, we delve into hands-on lab and dialog workshops with expert practitioners. We’d like to thank our conference co-chair, KPF’s James von Klemperer, who has helped curate a program of innovators from a variety of fields. We invite you to connect with presenters and your peers during networking breaks in the Methods+Materials Gallery. Please get to know these industry-leading sponsors in the Methods+Materials Gallery and learn how they shape the future of building facade technology. Has Facades+ struck a chord with you? Have a look at our other 2016 events, including more two-day conferences and Facades+AM, a quick-take version of Facades+ held in cities across the country. We are eager to hear from you about how we might improve the Facades+ experience. Talk to us. And please spread the word—help us continue to grow the Facades+ dialogue!

Diana Darling The Architect’s Newspaper Conference Director

William Menking The Architect’s Newspaper Editor-in-Chief New York City Co-Chair

James von Klemperer Kohn Pedersen Fox President and Design Principal New York City Co-Chair

OPENING KEYNOTE Odile Decq STUDIO Odile Decq Director

Diana Darling Conference Director AFTERNOON KEYNOTE Thomas Phifer Thomas Phifer and Partners Principal and Lead Designer

A Message from the Mayor of New York City Dear Friends: It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone to the Facades+ Conference. There is no better place to experience the history of urban design than New York City. From our soaring modern skyscrapers to our iconic cultural institutions, our city’s built environment is known around the world for its innovation, efficiency, and creativity. We are proud of our reputation as an architectural mecca, and that is why we are delighted to once again welcome Facades+ to our city. Drawing architects, engineers, developers, students, and other industry professionals from around the world, this conference will focus on the latest trends in building skins and encourage collaboration and innovation through workshops, lectures, and networking opportunities. I am delighted to commend Facades+ and all those in attendance for their leadership and support of the design industry, and I look forward to their work helping us build a more resilient, more sustainable future. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my best wishes for a productive conference, continued success, and an enjoyable stay in our great city. Bill de Blasio Mayor WWW.FACADESPLUS.COM

Susan Kramer The Architect’s Newspaper Special Event Director

Randi Greenberg The Architect’s Newspaper Special Projects Manager




ODILE DECQ | STUDIO ODILE DECQ | DIRECTOR Decq is an internationally renowned French architect and landscape designer. Awarded with the Golden Lion of Architecture at the Venice Biennale in 1996, she has designed several buildings that have marked contemporary architecture, such as the MACRO, Contemporary Museum in Rome or the Administration Centre of the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in France. Decq became a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 2003 and received the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2007. She has been also very committed to teaching architecture for the past 20 years. In 2014, she created and launched her own school of architecture, Confluence, in Lyon, France.

THOMAS PHIFER | THOMAS PHIFER AND PARTNERS | FOUNDER Phifer approaches modernism from a humanistic standpoint, connecting the built environment to the natural world with a heightened sense of openness and community spirit based on a collaborative, interdisciplinary process. He founded his NY-based firm Thomas Phifer and Partners in 1997. Recently completed projects include the Corning Museum of Glass expansion and the U.S. Courthouse in Salt Lake City, UT. The firm is currently designing the Cine Colombia headquarters in Bogotá and a performance pavilion and pedestrian bridge for Waller Creek in Austin, TX, as well as numerous private residences. Phifer’s buildings have received eight AIA National Honor Awards and fourteen AIA New York Honor Awards. He was awarded the Medal of Honor from the AIA New York in 2004 and received the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 1996.

NOAH BIKLEN | DEBORAH BERKE PARTNERS| PRINCIPAL Biklen joined the Deborah Berke Partners in 2002. With his mastery of issues of scale and building expression, he frequently leads projects that have an urban context. Biklen has taught at the Yale School of Architecture and Parsons School of Design. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Brown University and his Master of Architecture degree from the Yale University School of Architecture. JAMES CARPENTER | JAMES CARPENTER DESIGN ASSOCIATES | PRINCIPAL Carpenter is president and founder of James Carpenter Design Associates. His study of architecture and art led to the founding of his studio, which for over 35 years has been working with institutional and private clients to create a synthesis of experiential light in architecture and the built environment. Carpenter is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the American Institute of Architects Honor Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. DIANA DARLING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | PUBLISHER Darling is CEO and co-founder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, and the Facades+ 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. STEPHEN DESIMONE | DE SIMONE CONSULTING ENGINEERS | PRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE During his career, DeSimone has specialized in computer modeling of complex formed structures. In this pursuit, he has developed several techniques that enable complex surface information to be migrated from one computer application to another. Other areas of expertise include wind engineering, the use of composite systems, and the design of high-rise concrete structures. Throughout his tenure, DeSimone has focused on the design of residential and high-rise projects and has been responsible for an extensive list of awardwinning projects such as HL23, IAC Headquarters, and The Standard. He is an active member of the engineering community and was a founding member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York. SHAWN DUFFY | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES | PRINCIPAL With over 20 years’ experience, Duffy has led the development of a number of KPF’s most complex projects for residential and commercial clients since joining the firm in 1999. His approach as designer of large-scale projects has been shaped by a commitment to achieving quality by giving meticulous consideration to detail. He relishes the challenge of finding creative solutions and discovering



New York City April 21+22 2016 new ways of working. Along the River Thames in Vauxhall, Duffy has served as Managing Principal on Aykon Nine Elms, which combines residential accommodation with office space in a distinctive stacked composition, and the nearby One Nine Elms, a pair of residential and hotel towers rising to over 656 feet. PETER GUTHRIE | DDG | CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, HEAD OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Guthrie is a founding member of DDG and his prior experience includes being the founder and president of Office [606] design + construction, an integrated architectural design and construction management firm headquartered in New York, and Peter Gluck & Partners, Architects and ARCS Construction Management Services, where he was a senior project manager responsible for numerous design and construction management projects. Guthrie holds an A.B. in Art History and Sculpture from Duke University and a Masters in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. JULIE IOVINE | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | ARCHITECTURE CRITIC Iovine is the architecture critic for The Wall Street Journal. From 2007–2012, she was executive editor of The Architect’s Newspaper, an awardwinning newspaper and web source cherished by the profession. Iovine spent over a decade at The New York Times writing on design and architecture. Her books include the recently published New York in Fifty Design Icons (Octopus Publishing/London Design Museum, 2015); Civic Action (The Noguchi Museum, 2012); Modern Americana with Todd Merrrill, (Rizzoli, 2008); Louis I. Kahn’s Esherick House (Wright, 2008); Michael Graves: Compact Design Portfolio (Chronicle Books, 2002); and Guggenheim: New York/Bilbao (Princeton Architectural Press). MARK JACOBSON | KURARAY | NORTH AMERICAN MARKETING MANAGER Jacobson is responsible for marketing and sales of Kuraray’s portfolio of laminated glass interlayers, including Trosifol PVB and SentryGlas ionoplast interlayers. He has been with Kuraray America since the purchase of DuPont’s Glass Laminating Solutions business in 2014. A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in chemical engineering, Jacobson’s work experience has taken him from elastomers and industrial polymers to photovoltaics. He currently provides training on the use of laminated glass to architects, designers, engineers, and glazing contractors throughout North America. He is a LEED Green Associate and serves on numerous glazing related industry committees.

HAUKE JUNGJOHANN | THORNTON TOMASETTI | VICE PRESIDENT Jungjohann joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2014 to lead the Facade Engineering practice for the East U.S. region. His expertise includes parametric modeling, form optimization, and digital information transfer throughout the design and construction process. He is also experienced in the application of new materials and applying familiar materials in innovative ways. Jungjohann specializes in projects that are structurally challenging and aesthetically driven. He was most recently director of the New York office of Knippers Helbig of Stuttgart, Germany. He has also worked in Switzerland at Herzog & de Meuron and Gigon/Guyer, and in Germany at Schlaich Bergermann und Partner. WILLIAM KREYSLER | KREYSLER & ASSOCIATES | FOUNDER/CEO Kreysler is founder and CEO of Kreysler & Associates (K&A), a custom molder of fiber reinforced products located in Napa County, CA. K&A has won awards for excellence in the manufacture of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) architectural products, industrial products, and large-scale sculptures. The firm has customers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. SARA LOPERGOLO | SELLDORF ARCHITECTS | PARTNER Lopergolo is a licensed architect with 25 years of experience and has been with the firm for 15 years. She works closely with Annabelle Selldorf on the design for all of the firm’s major projects including large-scale new construction and cultural facilities. Lopergolo has significant experience with ground-up construction having served as partner-in-charge on all of the firm’s condominium designs, as well as other large-scale projects such as the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn and the David Zwirner Gallery. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, and has studied and worked in England, Italy, and Japan. WILLIAM MENKING | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | NEW YORK CONFERENCE 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.


SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS 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 AIAregistered 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. MIC PATTERSON | ENCLOS | VP OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT Patterson has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced façade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced facade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, published by Wiley. WILLIAM PEDERSEN | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX | FOUNDING DESIGN PARTNER, PRINCIPAL Pedersen is the founding design partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), which he started with A. Eugene Kohn and Sheldon Fox in 1976. 14 years later, the firm became the youngest firm to receive the National AIA Firm Award for design excellence. In particular, Pedersen is concerned with the development of the “fundamental building block of the modern city”: the highrise commercial office building. He has sought ways for buildings of this seemingly mundane type to gesture and connect to other participants so that each does not stand in isolation from its neighbors, but rather joins them in an active architectural conversation. During his career with KPF, Pedersen has received seven National AIA Design Awards for architectural design work he has directed. TOM POWLEY | GKD USA | PRESIDENT Powley has spent over 20 years in the technical metal weaving field, providing groundbreaking leadership in developing the international architectural metal fabrics market. Born and raised in the heart of Chesapeake Bay country in Dorchester County MD, he learned the value of hard work, perseverance, reliability and ingenuity. He also developed the strong sense of stewardship for this pristine land that surrounds us. JAMES RUSSELL | NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION | DIRECTOR, DESIGN STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Russell’s current work with the DDC engages sustainability, resilience, equity, and healthy living.

He has written for numerous publications as an architecture critic and journalist, including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He was the architecture critic at Bloomberg News and a long-time editor at Architectural Record magazine. He blogs at www. His book, The Agile City: Building Well Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, was published by Island Press. JONATHAN SAKULA | BUROHAPPOLD ENGINEERING | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, FACADE ENGINEERING Sakula joined BuroHappold in 2010 as technical director of the London facades group where he is responsible for overall technical quality and development. He spent the first part of his career as a structural engineer and then as the leader of multidisciplinary design teams. In 1992, he helped form Arup Facade Engineering, where he led the Portcullis House project. He joined Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners in 1997, where he led a number of projects involving structural glass worldwide, including the iconic glass walls of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. At Yolles, he led work on a variety of facade and glass projects, including consultancy work on existing buildings such as 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin). Starting April 2016, Sakula will be the Group Director of BuroHappold’s New York facades group. MICHAEL SAMUELIAN | RELATED | VICE PRESIDENT Samuelian is an architect, urban designer, and urban planner. At Related, his work focuses on the design of large-scale public private development projects. He is responsible for the urban planning, design management, and public approvals of the Hudson Yards Project in Manhattan, a $20 billion master plan for 17 million square feet of mixed-use development. Prior to joining Related, Samuelian was the Director of Lower Manhattan Special Projects at the New York City Department of City Planning, helping the city’s efforts to redevelop downtown post-9/11. MATT SHAW | THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER | SENIOR EDITOR Shaw is the Senior Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper. He has worked for the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting (C-Lab), Storefront for Art and Architecture, Architizer, and has been published in The Architectural Review, Beyond, Domus, and Icon. He wrote and researched two editions of the guidebook Europe’s Top 100 Architecture and Design Schools for Domus. Shaw leads the experimental research group the Critical Method Unit (CMU) at Syracuse University NYC Architecture Program and has been an invited critic at numerous schools including Yale University, Columbia University, and UCLA. He is also the founder and co-editor of Mockitecture, a half-manifesto/half-satire collection of architectural debauchery.


Sustainable. Durable. Beautiful. A select portfolio of facades projects from Cambridge Architectural Mesh providing solar shading, glare reduction, and aesthetic appeal.

Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary Metal mesh lends an interesting and beautiful dimension to the library’s aesthetic quality. We provided a complete engineered system that reduces glare and solar heat gain into the Informational Commons — a glassed-in area for students to learn and relax — while providing ambient daylight and unobstructed views of the quad. Mesh Pattern: Mid-Balance

ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas A custom S-shaped metal fabric system is an eye-catching veil on the ARIA’s convention center facade. Its undulating, scrim-like properties create a beautiful and elegant shimmer without obstructing views or impeding airflow. Mesh Pattern: Pellican

Lane Avenue Parking Garage, The Ohio State University Tensioned mesh appears to float weightlessly on the façade of the 1,400-space facility. Its transparency creates a visually lightweight and dramatically textured surface by day, while reflecting warm hues from LED lighting at night. Mesh Pattern: Mid-Balance

Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes, Orlando Intricate weaves of open yet closed metal mesh, reduce glare and solar heat gain while providing natural daylighting for a more effective work environment. At night, yellow LEDs reveal an illuminated curtain wall and create a unique, crisscross pattern on the building’s street façade. Mesh Pattern: Cubist













SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS JEFFREY SHUMAKER | NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING | CHIEF URBAN DESIGNER Over the last eight years with New York City Department of City Planning, Shumaker has worked to ensure a high level of design quality on projects across the city and has helped shape plans for neighborhoods as diverse as Coney Island in Brooklyn, Hudson Yards in Manhattan and Hunters Point South in Queens. Shumaker holds dual Master’s Degrees in Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design from MIT and has worked for a variety of firms including SOM in New York. Shumaker often lectures on design and has received numerous awards for his work.

JAMES VON KLEMPERER | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX | PRESIDENT AND DESIGN PRINCIPAL | NEW YORK CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR Von Klemperer began as a young architect with KPF in 1983. His work ranges in scale from a house to a city, and he contributes closely to these efforts from conception to completion. In addition to focusing on his own projects, he leads the community of designers within the firm in exploring shared architectural agendas and goals. As president of the firm, he is responsible for leading a staff of 700 people in 6 offices around the world. A major focus of von Klemperer’s work has been to heighten the role that large buildings play in making urban space.

OLIVER STEPE | YKK-AP AMERICA | PRESIDENT Stepe oversees YKK AP America, the North American arm of the global architectural products producer, YKK AP Inc. Now celebrating its 25th year in the US, YKK AP America has grown from a regional to a national company and has become a fully integrated fenestration systems producer in both commercial facade systems and residential windows for new and replacement, single, and multi-family homes. Since 1992, Stepe has held roles of increasing responsibility including business development and management, VP of sales and operations, and as senior VP, where he led company strategic growth initiatives. Stepe is a two-time recipient of the most influential people in the glass and metal industry award by USGlass Magazine.

L. WILLIAM ZAHNER | A. ZAHNER COMPANY | CEO/PRESIDENT Zahner and his 119-year-old firm have received numerous honors and awards for their extensive design build work around the world. He is a world-renowned lecturer on the design and use of architectural metal, digital definition, and 3D engineering means and methods. He has authored two books and numerous articles which are the “comprehensive guides” describing the use of metal in architecture, sharing his wealth of knowledge derived from being a fourth-generation expert. Zahner is also an accomplished sculptor and has served on the Advisory Board of several prestigious organizations including University of Kansas School of Engineering, Comfort the Children International, and Kansas City Design Center.

NEIL THELEN | THELEN DESIGN GROUP | FOUNDING PRINCIPAL A licensed professional in New York with a background in building envelope design and digital fabrication, Thelen was formerly an associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro as well as a senior consultant at both Front Inc. and Gehry Technologies. He has worked as an architect, designer, or technical consultant on iconic projects globally including Hudson Yards Tower D and Culture Shed, Domino Sugar Refinery Redevelopment, Guardian Art Center in Beijing, Barclays Center, and YAS Island Marina Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Thelen holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. BANG TING “BT” TAN | YKK AP FACADE, SINGAPORE | HEAD OF GROUP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT As a graduate in Building Technology, Tan gained his facade knowledge and experience through working on building skins throughout the world as part of YKK AP’s facade team for the past 24 years. From humble beginnings as a field construction supervisor to the current Head of Group Business Development of YKK AP facade based in Singapore, his knowledge and experience as a facade expert is derived from his involvement in numerous operational roles and as well as his participation in entire building development cycles from initial design and conceptual stages to full scope project execution.






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Considering Reflections: The Threats (and Solutions) of Cities Gilded with Glass


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Existing Facades: From Fundamentals to the Future

Eric Verboon & Gustav Fagerstrom Walter P Moore, Jonathan Mallie Populous, L. William Zahner A. Zahner Company

Star Davis & Leonie van Ginkel ARUP

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The Viability of ETFE in Architecture


The Comeback Kid: How Concrete Fights Back in a Global Facade Market


Building a Better Building: Closing the Loop Between Analysis and Design Through Post-Occupancy Data Analysis


New Facades: Energy Performance, Emerging Technologies, and the Future of Design

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Ryan Salvas CW Keller + Associates, Silvia Prandelli, Werner Sobek, Lauren Shirley NBBJ

Mario D. Goncalves CLEB, Mark Nicol & Jerrod Kennard Kohn Pedersen Fox

Holger Schulze-Ehring, John Jackson, Paul Kassabian & Cheryl Saldanha Simpson Gumpertz & Heger






Curtain Wall Systems: From Sketch to Completion


Parametric Modeling and Adaptive Automation: From Design to Fabrication


Advanced Facade Analysis, Rationalization, and Production (Grasshopper + Dynamo)


Seamless Exchange of Geometry & Data (Grasshopper, Revit, Excel): Analysis & Modeling via Flux

Bart Harrington & Richard Braunstein YKK-AP America

Kyle Watson Zahner, Jonathan Asher Dassault Systemés


Daniel Segraves, Thornton Tomasetti CORE Studio

Charlie Portelli, Karl Garske FLUX Factory

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 8:30 9:00 10:45 12:30 1:30 3:15 5:00

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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

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New York City April 21+22 2016 DIALOG WORKSHOPS CHIHIRO AOYAMA | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX | SENIOR ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Since joining KPF in 2004, Aoyama 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, Aoyama 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. COBUS BOTHMA | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES | SENIOR ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Trained as an industrial designer with over 20 years of experience in architectural and product geometry, Bothma is involved in many aspects of design and advanced geometry at KPF. He also contributes to the global applied research and computational design groups. He has participated in numerous projects and competitions, adopting a highly visual approach to design and geometry challenges. Projects he was involved with currently under construction include Gemdale Gangxia and the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Bothma joined KPF in 2008 and became an Associate Principal in 2009. VINCE CAMMALLERI | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ HEGER | SENIOR PRINCIPAL Cammalleri is a Senior Principal at SGH and Head of Building Technology in the New York office. He has extensive experience in designing, investigating, and repairing walls, roofs, glass curtain walls, and windows. He also leads the Building Science Practice group at SGH, specializing in thermal and moisture drive analysis in the building enclosure, with a focus on moisture issues in high-humidity buildings. STAR DAVIS | ARUP | LIGHTING CONSULTANT Davis’s design focus is on developing interdependence between architectural and daylighting goals while connecting the individual to the dynamic beauty of the sun. Her design approach is based on a strong technical and analytical understanding of visual perception, optics, light, material, and atmospheric phenomena. Davis’s current projects include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Lowline. Prior to joining Arup in 2011, Davis was a Daylighting Designer at Carpenter Norris Consulting Inc. focusing on projects which re-contextualize light in the public realm. Davis is an adjunct professor of lighting and daylighting at Parsons School of Design.

GUSTAV FAGERSTRÖM | WALTER P MOORE | DIGITAL PRACTICE LEADER, NEW YORK Trained as both an architect and digital designer, Fagerström is globally recognized as a leader in the conceptualization and digital analysis of complex structures and facade systems. Since 2007, he has been involved in the development and refinement of digital modeling tools. Recently, Fagerström has been dedicated to leading coordination efforts for BIM, 3D and parametric modeling between primary structural systems and facade systems. As co-founder of the Walter P Moore New York office, he serves as the New York Digital Practice Leader, where he focuses on digital workflow and analysis of special structures. LEONIE VAN GINKEL | ARUP | FACADES CONSULTANT Van Ginkel is dedicated to combining architecture and building technology in an integrated design approach for the building skin. Her design work includes sketching and visualization of concepts as well as material selection, thermal modeling, waterproofing design, and the structural design of facade elements using a variety of CAD, building physics, and structural modeling software to optimize the architectural design. Her current projects include the Cornell Tech Bloomberg Center, the Harvard Smith Campus Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Van Ginkel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Building Technology, with a specialization in Facade Engineering, from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. FLORIAN GOECKE | SEELE COVER | HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Goecke is one of the leading engineers of seele cover, specialized in designing ETFEfilm constructions. Since 2009, he has been entrusted with the design of ETFE constructions around the world, like the Canary Wharf Crossrail station in London. Starting this year, he also leads the research and development department, engineering new fixing systems and doing research on material behavior of ETFE-film constructions. Previous to his employment at seele, he worked for the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, doing research on the indoor climate of buildings covered with ETFE-cushions during his diploma thesis. MARIO GONÇALVES | CLEB (BUILDING ENVELOPE LABORATORY AND CONSULTING) | PRESIDENT + CEO Gonçalves is a professional engineer and senior building envelope consultant with over 25 years of building science experience. He is the president of CLEB, a Canada-based building envelope consulting and testing firm with a satellite office in New York City. Gonçalves is the president of the Quebec Building Envelope Council (QBEC) and a director of the National Building Envelope Council of Canada


WORKSHOP PRESENTERS (NBEC), where he plays an active role in promoting excellence in building envelope design and construction through technical conferences, training sessions, and symposiums. His professional practice includes assisting architects and developers with the design and detailing of building envelopes as well as coordinating the investigation and testing of the building envelopes of new and existing buildings.

teams of clients, and collaborated with innovators in the field of software, technology, and manufacturing. Mallie has consistently conceptualized and integrated highly innovative design solutions with technologically advanced construction solutions. This has brought ideas, information, and analysis to life, creating clear decision paths which streamline project delivery from early concept design through construction.

PAUL KASSABIAN | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ HEGER | ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Kassabian is experienced in structural design and investigation on a wide range of structural systems, from buildings for architects to projects on the cutting edge of both structural systems and materials. He focuses on developing innovative methods of design and construction using SGH’s in-house materials lab, computational design approaches, and digital fabrication techniques. Kassabian was a lecturer at MIT to graduate structural engineering students for ten years and at Harvard Graduate School of Design to graduate architecture students.

DR. CARL MAYWALD | VECTOR FOILTEC | HEAD OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Dr. Maywald joined Vector Foiltec in 2009 to head their research and development department. Working closely with VF’s engineering department, Dr. Maywald has advanced ETFE technology in areas of material and system development, analytical processes, and quality control management. Today Dr. Maywald is a resource to the engineering team on complex projects while pushing a detailed research agenda. Dr. Maywald holds a PhD in Atomic Physics from the University of Bremen in Germany.

JERROD KENNARD | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX | ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER II Kennard is an architect and computational designer. He is involved with leading the KPF | lab and also leads the Applied Research and Development Group. He is interested in leveraging digital technologies to assist in the design process. His work has focused on analysis and digital workflows into fabrication and he is also interested in using open-source hardware to explore the gap between the digital world and the physical realities of buildings. Kennard has worked at Perkins + Will, Gensler, and ARUP, and received his Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

MARK NICOL | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX | DESIGNER 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. Nicol 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 courses investigating the intersection between structure, materiality, and form as well as the role of data and response in facade design.

JOHN JACKSON | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ HEGER | SENIOR STAFF II Jackson is a member of SGH’s Building Technology group in the Washington, D.C. office. He has more than 11 years of experience in facade design and engineering. He has worked on a variety of projects both domestically and abroad, and has particular expertise in unitized curtain walls, double skin facades, and structural glass. Jackson has given numerous presentations on facade engineering and is actively involved in guest lectures and mentoring at his alma mater, Pennsylvania State University. JONATHAN MALLIE | POPULOUS | SENIOR ARCHITECT, PRINCIPAL Serving as a lead principal for projects located on multiple continents, Mallie has met the challenges inherent in a wide range of project types, including sports and entertainment venues as well as commercial, residential, academic, and mixeduse complexes. He has worked with the leaders and project

SEAN O’BRIEN | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ HEGER | PRINCIPAL O’Brien specializes in building science and building envelope performance, including computer simulation of heat, air, and moisture migration issues. He 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. EDWARD PECK | THORNTON TOMASETTI | VICE PRESIDENT Peck has over 15 years of direct experience in the design, engineering, fabrication, and erection of ETFE systems. Before joining Thornton Tomasetti to start the Facade Engineering Practice in 2008, he was a director at one of the leading design/contractors specializing in ETFE where he was active in the development of the technology. In addition, Peck was instrumental in bringing the technology to North America by establishing


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WORKSHOP PRESENTERS performance testing in-line with US standards and by facilitating code approvals for many of the first projects in the US. Peck authored his firm’s best practice guidelines for the design and engineering of ETFE system and, under his leadership, Thornton Tomasetti continues to push the technology on projects around the world. CHARLIE PORTELLI | FLUX FACTORY | COMPUTATIONAL DESIGNER Portelli is a licensed architect and computational designer at Flux Factory where he engages with industry professionals to help develop and expand the seamless integration of geometry and data across multiple modeling applications used in the AEC industry. His role allows him to engage with various different levels of the product development bridging the worlds of the AEC industry and application development. Formerly, he led the KPF Computational Geometry Group for several years, where he specialized in solving and documenting complex geometry. He had also developed a series of in-house applications that were distributed firm-wide to help extend seamless integration of design, sustainability, documentation, and fabrication parameters across multiple modeling applications. SILVIA PRANDELLI | WERNER SOBEK | COO Prandelli leads the New York branch of Werner Sobek. Founded in 1992, the studio provides structural, facade engineering, and energy assessment services, with particular focus on facade systems design and sustainable technologies. Prandelli specializes in complex geometry skins and the research of alternative materials for enhanced performances. Her project involvement has varied ranging from a mixture of residential, highrise, commercial developments to cultural, civic, and public use projects in the East Coast, United Kingdom, Middle-East, and Far East. She is an adjunct professor at the GSAPP at Columbia University, and holds a Master Degree in Building Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. FRANZ PRINSLOO | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX | ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Prinsloo’s experience at KPF is in commercial super-tall towers, residential highrises, and mixed-use developments. He has extensive experience in buildings with complex geometry in Asia and New York City. Prinsloo brings a unique skillset to a project: the ability to unite technical expertise with design-focused project goals, as well as using computational design as a tool for design, analysis, and intelligent documentation of curtainwalls. CHERYL SALDANHA | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ HEGER | SENIOR STAFF II Saldanha specializes in designing, investigating, repairing, and rehabilitating building enclosures. Her background is in building science and building enclosure performance, including

computer simulations of buildings and building components. She is adept at using multiple computer software packages to perform thermal and hygrothermal analyses of building details, and uses whole-building energy simulations to demonstrate compliance with energy codes, and to inform design decisions to reduce a building’s overall energy consumption. Saldanha is President of the New York Regional Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and a member of the NYC Energy Conservation Code Advisory Committee. RYAN SALVAS | CW KELLER + ASSOCIATES | DESIGN DIRECTOR Salvas is an educator and a building technologist focused on fabrication processes and project delivery methods. Currently he is the Design Director at CW Keller + Associates, a digital fabrication design and engineering shop in New England that specializes in complex millwork and concrete formwork. Prior to CW Keller, Salvas worked at SHoP Architects and at Front Inc. Salvas worked on the iconic Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as well as designing and executing facades with OMA, Neil Denari, Jean Nouvel, and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. He also teaches building technologies at RISD and Northeastern University and was an Assistant Professor at Auburn University’s School of Architecture. LAUREN SHIRLEY | NBBJ | ARCHITECT Shirley’s specialization at NBBJ is in higher education and science. Her wide-ranging experience includes international projects in education, urban design, healthcare, corporate environments, and hospitality. She currently teaches at Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Boston Architectural College, where her research and teaching focus on the implementation of green technologies in architecture, and the relationship between resource extraction and urban development. Shirley has been a member of several community-based design collaboratives, including Architecture for Humanity, and is a curator for the web-based design culture and education platform HOLGER SCHULZE-EHRING | SIMPSON GUMPERTZ HEGER | SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Schulze-Ehring applies his expertise in advanced engineering and architecture to the design of unique, inventive, and complex structures. Uniting his strong technical and creative background, he delivers specialized solutions to complex architectural challenges for his award-winning projects, working in close collaboration with renowned architects and artists on museums, transportation hubs, headquarters, and commercial and residential buildings. Applying his training and research in both structural engineering and architecture, he teaches design of long-span structures at the Manhattan College Graduate School of Engineering and parametric design and form finding at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York.



New York City April 21+22 2016 ERIK VERBOON | WALTER P MOORE | FACADES LEADER Verboon is the co-founder and managing director of the Walter P Moore New York office. Trained in both architecture and engineering, he brings a deep global experience with a focus on the design of complex and high performance building envelopes for a wide range of building types. Verboon has experience working with a wide variety of facade applications, including highperformance double skin facades, geometrically complex composite facades, and custom unitized enclosures for both new buildings and existing building retrofits and extensions. His portfolio expresses both national and international work with extensive experience in the New York market, bringing expertise in buildings old and new across academic, commercial, and cultural sectors. In addition to Verboon’s professional accolades, he also teaches enclosure design at a number of leading universities. JUSTIN WHITEFORD | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX | ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Whiteford has over eight 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 been putting his skill sets to work developing facades and building KPF’s BIM capabilities as a designer and BIM expert. He is currently working on the 10, 20, and 30 Hudson Yards projects on New York City’s west side. L. WILLIAM ZAHNER | A. ZAHNER COMPANY | CEO/PRESIDENT Zahner and his 119-year-old firm have received numerous honors and awards for their extensive design build work around the world. He is a world-renowned lecturer on the design and use of architectural metal, digital definition, and 3D engineering means and methods. He has authored two books and numerous articles which are the “comprehensive guides” describing the use of metal in architecture, sharing his wealth of knowledge derived from being a fourth-generation expert. Zahner is also an accomplished sculptor and has served on the Advisory Board of several prestigious organizations including University of Kansas School of Engineering, Comfort the Children International, and Kansas City Design Center.

LAB WORKSHOPS JONATHAN ASHER | DASSAULT SYSTÈMES | CATIA AEC PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR Asher bridges the architecture, engineering, and construction disciplines as an expert in parametric modeling, automation/scripting, and digital fabrication. Based in Paris, France, he is responsible for the development of all AEC related CATIA applications on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. After receiving his MArch from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a computational design specialist at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Vienna, then transitioned to ZAHNER as their Director of Design Technology where he standardized advanced parametric modeling and automation techniques for digital fabrication using Digital Project (CATIA v5). He has taught parametric modeling in CATIA at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and continues to teach a CATIA seminar at the University of Kansas remotely from Paris. RICHARD BRAUNSTEIN | YKK-AP AMERICA | DIRECTOR, 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. KARL GARSKE | FLUX FACTORY | SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER Garske is a Sr. Product Manager at Flux Factory, a San Francisco–based startup that was originally founded in the Google X Labs. Graduating from UCSD’s MathematicsComputer Science program in 2003, he has founded several companies and worked as a Product Manager for successful brands like Redfin and Rentrak (now owned by comScore). Garske now leads a team of plugin and SDK developers at Flux, solving interoperability challenges for the industry’s most advanced design tools. He is passionate about the role software plays in our everyday lives, and believes the union of computation and human intuition is our path to beautiful, functional, and sustainable cities.


WORKSHOP PRESENTERS 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. Harrington has a BBA in Marketing and Economics from Georgia State University. While attending college, Harrington worked as a fabricator for a large commercial glazing contractor in Atlanta. CHARLIE PORTELLI | FLUX FACTORY | COMPUTATIONAL DESIGNER See Dialog Workshop Presenters DANIEL SEGRAVES | THORNTON TOMASETTI | 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 RISD, and an MArch from the Architectural Association of London. KYLE WATSON | VDC TECHNICAL SPECIALIST | ZAHNER Watson is currently the VDC Technical Specialist for Zahner where he is responsible for developing and supporting VDC capabilities for Zahner’s engineering team and VDC customers. For the past several years, Watson has worked as a Project Engineer at Zahner, specializing in projects requiring advanced modeling, automation, and programming. Prior to Zahner, he worked at Dimensional Innovations as a Design Engineer, where he created Solidworks models for direct-to-manufacture parts and assemblies. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.


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