SYMPOSIUM + Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery – DAY 1 – 8 AIA CEUS
at LA GRAND HOTEL DOWNTOWN

Attend a full day of stimulating presentations and panels that examines the fast-paced evolution of facade technology.

Address new perspectives on building skins, and explores innovative, sustainable design practices.

Symposium Agenda

7:45-8:25

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery

8:25-8:35
Welcome
Co-Chair:
Stan Su | Morphosis
Dionne Darling + Matt Shaw | The Architect’s Newspaper
8:35-8:40
Diamond Presenting Partner’s Welcome
Tan Diep | Vitro
8:40-8:50

Opening Remarks
Gary Gero, County of Los Angeles.

8:50-9:45

Opening Keynote

Thom Mayne | Morphosis

9:45-10:30
DTLA Goes Vertical
SPEAKERS:
Kevin Conway | Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
Tammy Jow | AC Martin

Panel Description
Los Angeles Downtown core is changing rapidly and across LA, taller and taller projects are densifying key area. Hear from three principal designers address high-performance design principles and delivery strategies on projects that are transforming DTLA
10:30-10:40
Methods and Materials
Travis Conrad | Neolith
Neolith
10:40-11:00
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery
11:30-12:15

Complexity at Scale: New Approaches to Delivering Complex Facades

Sanjeev Tankha | Walter P Moore
Alexander Korter | CO Architects
Cory Brugger | HKS

Panel Description
12:15-12:25
Methods and Materials
Jeanette Schieferle | YKK AP America Inc.
12:25-1:25
Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery
1:25-1:35
Remarks
Dionne Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper
1:35-2:30
Afternoon Keynote
Heather Roberge | Murmur

Panel Description
TBA
2:30-3:25

Glass Harmonies: Amazon’s Seattle Spheres
Daniel Adams | Vitro
David Sadinsky | NBBJ
Jeff Vaglio | Enclos

Panel Description
3:25-3:35
Methods and Materials
3:35-3:40
Remarks
Oliver Stepe | YKK AP
3:40-4:00
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery
4:00-4:55
Ready for My Close Up: Designing the Academy Museum
SPEAKERS:
Daniel Hammerman | Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Thorsten Helbig | Knippers Helbig
Richard Stoner | Gensler

Panel Description
Los Angeles’ cultural landscape is changing faces. Hear from the architects and engineers who are delivering the magic on The new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The Academy Museum will restore and revitalize the historic Saban Building while adding a new spherical addition featuring a state-of-the-art 1,000-seat theater and a rooftop terrace.
4:55-5:05
Closing Remarks
Stan Su | Morphosis
Dionne Darling + Matt Shaw | The Architect’s Newspaper
5:15-7:00

Cocktail Reception | Methods+Materials Gallery sponsored by Sage Glass and Porcelanosa

Sage Glass Porcelanosa

Wednesday Night Kickoff Cocktail Reception sponsored by