DAY 1 – 8 CEUs
SYMPOSIUM + Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery
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.
7:30 – 8:30am
8:30 – 8:40am
Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She began her publishing career as director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.
Designer + Business Development
Zhanina Boyadzhieva, originally from Bulgaria, received her M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. She joined Leers Weinzapfel Associates in 2014 and has worked on variety of academic and infrastructure projects including the Condorcet Campus Competition (Paris), the John W. Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst, and, currently, the Harvard Allston Energy Facility Plant. In 2017, Boyadzhieva co-founded the Girl UNinterrupted research initiative, for which she was awarded the BWAF Tribune Award 2019. She has taught at Boston Architectural College and has been a guest critic at Harvard GSD, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Kuwait University. She is also an avid world traveler and an occasional writer whose work has been published by TEDx Bulgaria, Architect Magazine, Metropolis, and ArchNewsNow.
Kevin Bell is an Associate with Leers Weinzapfel Associates, whose work lies at the intersection of architecture, urban design, and infrastructure. Bell has exceptional technical and building construction comprehension from very early programming through construction. He most recently led the design of the technically complex Middlesex Community College Academic Arts Center in Lowell, MA and a theater addition to the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston, MA. Kevin is currently working on the Dana Hall renovation for Dartmouth College, in construction now. Within the firm, Bell leads the technology integration process; helping to guide the firm’s digital direction and leads frequent studio discussions and instruction. He has been a guest critic at several area architecture schools and recently co-authored articles in Building Design + Construction Magazine and School Construction News Magazine.
8:40 – 8:50am
8:50 – 9:50am
Patterns & Screens | Functional Facades by Design
The panel will explore layering of screen systems ranging from large-scale vertical fins at Harvard District Energy Facility to custom pre-manufactured perforated shading devices at Harvard Science Engineering Complex, each working in symbiosis with the building envelope behind to define a unique and functional pattern on site.
Robert Matthew Noblett
Robert Matthew Noblett
Robert Matthew Noblett, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked in various American practices, including Rafael Viñoly Architects, where he served as project manager for projects in Boston, California, Las Vegas, and Chicago. In 2007, he joined Behnisch Architekten, Boston, and has been serving as Partner in Charge there since 2009. He has lectured at universities in Boston, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania and Mexico. Robert Matthew Noblett is an AIA member and NCARB-certified architect.
Irene joined Leers Weinzapfel Associates in 2007 and has been a pivotal member of the design team on many complex projects. Educated at Yale University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Irene is a highly dedicated project architect with technical expertise in high performance envelope detailing and sustainable design, and extensive experience in higher education and infrastructure projects. Currently, she is the project architect on the Harvard University District Energy Facility and Umass Amherst Chiller Plant. She also worked on the recently completed timber-framed Umass Amherst Design Building, the award winning Oak and Laurel Hall Classroom Buildings at the University of Connecticut, the Salem State University Sophia Gordon Performing Arts Complex, and the Collaborative Research Building at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. With a keen interest in exploring new materials and building technologies, Irene is actively involved with our office’s in-house sustainability group which researches and develops sustainability strategies and performs design reviews of current projects.
Nicola is a Registered Architect and Certified Façade Engineer, with a strong background in high performance building envelopes.
Her work is characterized by a focus on integrative processes and close collaboration between design, engineering, material science, building physics and fabrication.
She joined Knippers Helbig in 2014 and works now as a project manager on high profile façade projects in the US, including Harvard University’s new Allston Science and Engineering Complex in Boston.
Senior Facade Engineer
James Richardson joined Thornton Tomasetti’s facade practice in 2015 with a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. He brings expertise in special structures, including light-weight structures and structural glass, as well as computational methods, parametric design, and structural optimization. He has published writings about shell structures and topology optimization. Richardson’s experience includes structural design, analysis and materials research and development. His responsibilities involve integrated building structure, skin consulting and engineering, material selection, detail development and structural system design.
9:50 – 10:10am
10:10 – 11:10am
Height & Incisions | Delving into the Details of One Dalton
This panel will bridge perspectives of the architect, engineer and developer of One Dalton to delve into the design and construction of the future tallest residential building in downtown Boston.
Roy G. Barris, Associate Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
11:10 – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
Lightness & Weight | Creating Continuity in Cityscape with Hybrid Facades
Balancing Boston’s historic and Brutalist landmarks, Congress Square and Smith Center projects introduce juxtapositions of materials and styles. The case studies will tackle challenges of redefining, adding and constructing additions in busy urban centers.
Henry Moss specializes in the technical and building history aspects of architecture that inform both delicate restoration and large-scale adaptive reuse projects. Moss writes about the theory and practice of architecture as it relates to historic properties and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences on preservation technology. He is a founder of DoCoMoMo/US New England; vice-president of Historic Boston Incorporated; on the Properties Committee of Historic New England; and a sustainability advisor to the Boston Preservation Alliance.
Amy Korté leads the design of Arrowstreet’s large-scaled mixed-use, commercial, and infrastructure projects with a focus on how shifts in technology and social trends impact cities and buildings. In addition to her project work, Korté directs AIR, a series of research and development incubators at Arrowstreet, which range from mixed reality and responsive environments to mobility and mass customization. She has a Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard University and a BFA in Environmental Design from Parsons.
Corporate Quality Manager
Ken Amano helps lead building enclosure review and design-assist, in addition to overseeing overall quality management companywide. Having joined Consigli following 12 years with William Rawn Associates, Amano has a dual perspective of how design is realized through construction; more recently, he has been part of the Boston Public Library and the Harvard Smith Campus Center. Amano received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT.
12:30 – 12:40pm