Bringing together some of the world’s most productive building professionals
Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation, from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.
Earn up to 16 AIA HSW Credits
Day 1, October 25
Attend a full day of stimulating presentations and panels that examines the fast-paced evolution of facade technology, addresses new perspectives on building skins, and explores innovative, sustainable design practices. Includes access to Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery.
Visit the Methods + Materials gallery to meet with industry-leading manufactures of every possible product from cladding, glazing, framing + facade systems to advanced materials and services. Over sixty companies on hand to field questions and demo products for all of your project needs
The L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street
Day 2, OCT 26
Engage in in-depth conversations with the industry’s leading design professionals in an intimate, seminar-style setting. Customize your schedule by selecting one morning and one afternoon sessions which match your level of expertise and interest.
The L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street
Director of Enclosure DesignBio »
Stan SuStan Su is a Senior Associate at Morphosis with more than 20 years of professional architectural experience. As Director of Enclosure Design, his primary role is oversight with the detail design and technical resolution of complex enclosure systems. Mr. Su works in close collaboration with the project teams, specialty consultants, and contractors ensuring that design quality is upheld throughout the virtual design and construction (VDC) process. He brings extensive experience in both architectural design practices and facades-specific consultant teams for all phases of design and construction. Mr. Su’s recent focus includes the Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, California; the New U.S. Embassy Campus in Beirut, Lebanon; and the Kolon One and Only Tower in Seoul, Korea.
Heather RobergeHeather Roberge, principal of the Los Angeles based design firm Murmur and chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, will present research from her forthcoming book, Fabricating Plasticity. She will present contemporary applications of aluminum in the design of façade systems and product design. Seven metal forming technologies available to designers will structure presentations of work by Foster and Partners, REX, Herzog and de Meuron, Ron Arad, Heatherwick Studio and work under the direction of Ms. Roberge. The constraints and design opportunities associated with metal press forming, metal spinning, panel beating, casting, extruding, as well as press brake and superplastic forming will be presented.
Design DirectorBio »
Thom MayneThom Mayne founded Morphosis in 1972 as a collective practice of architecture, urbanism and design, rooted in rigorous research and innovation. Working globally across a broad range of project types and scales, Morphosis is recognized for its innovative and sustainable designs for cultural, civic and academic institutions, including the Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and 41 Cooper Square, the academic building for The Cooper Union. As Design Director of Morphosis, Mayne provides overall vision and project leadership to the firm. Throughout his career, Mayne has remained active in the academic world. In 1972, he helped to establish the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Since then, he has held teaching positions at Columbia, Yale (the Eliel Saarinen Chair in 1991), the Harvard Graduate School of Design (Eliot Noyes Chair in 1998), the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and many other institutions around the world. He has been a tenured Professor at the University of California Los Angeles Architecture and Urban Design (UCLA A.UD) since 1993. There has always been a symbiotic relationship between Mayne’s teaching and practice, evidenced in his concurrent position as Executive Director of the Now Institute, Morphosis’ research arm that collaborates with academic institutions, including UCLA, to create design-based solutions for the pressing issues of the day, from mobility, urban revitalization, and sustainability, to public policy, planning, and community outreach. Fueled by the power of design-based thinking at all levels of education, Mr. Mayne founded the Thom Mayne Young Architects program in 2015 to provide elementary school children at underperforming schools with an introduction to architecture that hones their problem-solving skills across all areas of their education. Mayne’s distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the AIA Gold Medal (2013). He was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009 and was honored with the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold Medal in 2000. With Morphosis, Thom Mayne has been the recipient of 27 Progressive Architecture Awards, over 120 American Institute of Architecture Awards and numerous other design recognitions. The firm has been the subject of various group and solo exhibitions throughout the world, including a large solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2006. Morphosis buildings and projects have been published extensively; the firm has been the subject of 33 monographs.
Jenny Wu received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Currently, Jenny is a member of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) and Columbia GSAPP. She has previously taught at institutions such as Syracuse University and Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to her architectural practice, she also founded LACE by Jenny Wu, a line of 3D printed jewelry, in 2014. The pieces have been widely featured in publications, such as Forbes, People, and Elle Magazine. Most recently, Jenny was named one of four design visionaries by Porsche and Dwell Magazine in their “Powered by Design” documentaries, showcasing her pioneering work in 3D printing.
What are they Saying?
This event fosters idea generation and creative thinking. This is at the heart of 3M’s innovative culture so Facades+ is the perfect place for us to meet with like-minded people who look for new and better ways of doing thingsSteve Austin
We continue to be impressed by the organization, diversity of topics and the positive support Facades+ receives from the architectural community.Michael Turner
The opportunity to exchange ideas and solutions for today’s complex construction environment is invaluable to manufacturers, architects, contractors and consultants.Chip Bisignaro
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