In-depth dialog with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers

Facades+ workshops feature an intimate class size and hands-on learning to create an environment conductive to innovation and creative problem-solving. Learn crucial skills & tools to advance your practice.

Workshop Schedule

  • 8:00-8:30, Check-in & Coffee
  • 9:00, Morning Workshops Begin Promptly
  • 10:45, Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 12:30, Complimentary Networking Lunch
  • 1:30, Afternoon Workshops Begin
  • 3:15, Networking and Refreshment Break
  • 5:00, Workshops End
Pick a Morning and Afternoon Session to Best Match your Interests.

Meals are included for this full day of learning with the AEC Industry’s Best.

Morning Session (Choose one from the following)

A. Curtain Wall Systems from Sketch to Completion 101

Bart Harrington, YKK AP
Greg Galloway, YKK AP

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* This Session continues with Session F. “Stick-Built Curtain Walls Interactive”
B. Materials, Systems & Applications

Sessions bring together leading manufacturers who are driving materials and design research. This session will offer three 1-hr deep-dives into the material, applications, and product innovations from a select group of our Methods+Materials Exhibitors.

1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Designs

Instructor: Eric Lacroix, STI Firestop

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2. Stunning Facades with Sintered Stone

Instructor: Travis Conrad, Neolith

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3. When to Use Storefront or Curtain Wall Construction

Instructor: Chris Giovannielli, Kawneer

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C. Advanced Detailing for High-Performing Envelopes

Chris O’Hara, Studio NYL
Brad Prestbo, Sasaki
Stan Su, Morphosis

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D. Disrupting the Status Quo: Discover How Bold Thinkers Design, Develop, and Deliver Complex Facade

Anthony Birchler, Zahner
Kerenza Harris, Morphosis
Aaron Ragan, Morphosis

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E. Structural Optimization for Facades

Alloy Kemp, Thornton Tomasetti
Gijs Libourel, Thornton Tomasetti
Daniel Segraves, Thornton Tomasetti

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Afternoon Session (Choose one from the following)

F. Stick-Built Curtain Walls Interactive 102

Bart Harrington, YKK AP
Greg Galloway, YKK AP

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* This is the continuation of session A. “Curtain Wall Systems from Sketch to Completion”
G. Materials, Systems & Applications
1. Jura limestone – Uses and design options

Instructor: Jonah Wurzer-Kinsler

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H. Mind the Gap: Achieving Enclosure Innovation Through Integrated Design


Silvia Prandelli, Walter P Moore
Kevin Schorn, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Marc Zimmer, Frener & Reifer

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I. Natural Ventilation in Commercial Buildings: Design, Workflow and Implementation.

Kasper Højmark Ravn, WindowMaster International
Emir Pekdemir, Buro Happold
Pablo La Roche – CallisonRTKL

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J. THR Frisco: Mass Customization in Precast Facade Patterning

Paul Ferrer HKS LINE
Tim Logan HKS LINE
Mo Wright Gate Precast

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Workshop Selection to be announced soon * Workshops and Instructors Subject to Change *

The LA Hotel Downtown


Location & Hotel

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Map and Directions

Hotel rate is $199 plus tax and incidentals.

Cutoff is September 5th. Book here.