January 16, 2019

At Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Join Us in Atlanta

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Atlanta. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM returns to Atlanta this January 16.

Attendees Include

  • AIA Members
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students and Faculty
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Materials Specialists


Gordon R. Beckman

Gordon R. Beckman

Principal & Design Director

John Portman Associates


Pierluca Maffey

Pierluca Maffey

Principal, VP, Design

John Portman Associates



The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Atlanta, GA.

1. Urban Performance in Midtown Atlanta

This panel focuses on two important projects in midtown Atlanta’s urban sprawl that define and influence the city’s growing infrastructure and neighborhoods. The aim is to address questions of development, economy, transit and community through important and impactful case studies of the recent past and immediate future. While addressing shifting paradigms of what institutes and facilitates sustainable urban environments, with a focus on large-scale mixed use developments that are imminent in the next year, the panel will talk about urban performance as a development program.

2. Growth Beyond Buckhead

As a focal point that acts as a pivot to Atlanta’s economy, Buckhead is the financial center and the affluent urban core of the city. The architecture is a manifestation of its wealthy demography, comprising mansions, luxury retail and commercial opulence. This panel will expound on projects such as the Phipps Plaza, which, are instrumental in Buckhead’s urban identity and character.

3. Atlanta Repurposed: Preservation and Adaptive Re-use

Multiple historic projects in Downtown Atlanta adopt a route that eliminates the act of demolishing and embraces preservation and adaptive reuse. For a city with an architectural footprint that spans over a century, thoughtful, feasible and advanced treatment of its structures has been crucial. This panel will focus on architectural endeavors that use unconventional methods with the objective of respectfully resuscitating structures of significance across downtown Atlanta—for example: Flatiron City.

Networking Break sponsored by

Extra Credit Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM

1. Presentation by:

Eric Lacroix

STI Firestop

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2. Presentation by:

Shirley Stern


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3. TBD

Sign up for the Extra Credit Lunch & Learn

LU eligible: Up to 4 CEU credits.

Only $25 including lunch.


Facades+ Cancellation, Postponement, Substitution Policy and Terms Full registration amount returned if canceled before 11:59 pm EST November 7, 2018. A|N will retain 10% of registration cost on any cancellations from November 7, 2018 through 11:59 pm EST December 6, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations after 11:59 pm EST December 6th, 2018. We encourage you to transfer your registration to a colleague instead of canceling.


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Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street
Atlanta GA 30303


Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta GA 30303

Single or Double rate: $249/night plus tax & incidentals.

Cutoff date for special rate is December 15, 2018.

Reserve online or call the hotel directly and ask for The Architect’s Newspaper special rate.


Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?

Yes, it’s always a good idea.

What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?

Bring a current student ID card with your photo and present it when checking in.

When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?

Badges will be provided at check-in at the site on the day of the event.

Exhibitor Logistics

Please do not send oversize packages or crates. This is a tabletop show, not a booth, and there is ltd. storage space at the venue. Please get approval ahead of time for anything oversized or the packages may be refused.

Contact Cassandra Zouzias for Shipping Address and Logistics.

Sign up for Information on the Program & Sponsorships


Diana Darling
212-966-0630 ex. 11


Susan Kramer
212-966-0630 ex. 14


Aastha Deshpande
212-966-0630 ext. 23