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
Remain registered to practice
with continuing education 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
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.
Heather RobergeHeather Roberge is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder and principal of design practice Murmur and currently serves as Chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design where she is associate professor. Ms. Roberge’s research and professional work investigate the spatial, structural and atmospheric potential that digital technologies have on the theory and practice of building. Her teaching emphasizes innovative approaches to material, computation, and manufacturing to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes and assemblies. She has received numerous accolades in recognition of her distinctive work including the prestigious 2016 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York, a 2015 AIA LA Merit award for En Pointe, an installation for the SCI-Arc Gallery, a 2011 AIA Next LA design merit award for the Succulent House, and was selected as a Finalist in the 2006 PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program. Her work has been published in A+U, Wallpaper, Architectural Record, Log, Architect, Architects Newspaper, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times and exhibited in group shows in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Roberge is a graduate of the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Her professional training in architecture continued in the New York offices of Eisenman Architects, Architecture Research Office, and Davis Brody Bond. She has previously taught at OSU, Washington University in St. Louis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Pratt Institute.
Director of Enclosure DesignBio »
Stan SuStan Su is a licensed Architect with more than twenty years of professional architectural experience, with a focus in the design and technical resolution of projects of complex geometry. At Morphosis, Stan serves as office-wide lead on construction technology and fabrication, contributing to all aspects of project development through systems integration.
Sanjeev TankhaSanjeev leads Walter P Moore’s Enclosure Engineering practice. His expertise lies in developing elegant façade design solutions that balance structure, sustainability, and comfort for the users. Sanjeev’s experience is on a wide variety of projects including aviation, sports, civic, commercial, transportation, and hospitality. He has instructed at SciARC, a center of innovation and education, on integrated facades and at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture on designing with glass. He is a registered architect in California as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. His Master of Building Sciences is from the University of Southern California, School of Architecture and his Bachelor of Architecture is from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi.
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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