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.
Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA, is a co-founding principal of 1100 Architect, a New York- and Frankfurt-based architecture firm. Since launching the company in 1983, he has completed many award-winning buildings across different markets and at various scales, including the Queens Central Library: Children’s Library Discovery Center, Riverside Health Center, multiple projects with NYC Parks, and a long roster of arts and residential work.Juergen received a Diploma in Architecture from FH Rheinland-Pfalz in 1977 and his Post-Graduate Architecture Degree from the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in 1982, where he currently serves on the alumni foundation’s advisory board. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), Member of Germany’s Chamber of Architects in the State of Hessen, and a member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA).
Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas
Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas
Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas, is one of the most prolific international architectural firms in the world. Over the past 40 years the company has developed an innovative approach through a wide variety of projects, ranging from urban interventions to airports, from museums to cultural centers and spaces for music, from convention centers to offices, from interiors to design collections. With headquarters in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen, and a staff of 170 professionals, the practice has completed more than 600 projects and has worked in Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia, receiving numerous international awards.
Toshiko Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the principal of Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC.
Her firm’s recent work includes master plans for the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens; Thread, a cultural center and artists’ residences in rural Senegal; Fass School and Teachers’ Residence also in Senegal; and new canopy for the #7 subway line for the Hudson Park and Boulevard in New York City. The firm’s design for Brown University’s expansion for the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs was completed this fall. Their projects have been internationally exhibited, which includes at the 2012, 2014 and recent 2018 Venice Architecture Biennales, the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial and at the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen in 2015. Architectural Digest listed her amongst their biennial AD100 in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
She regularly contributes to publications and has won numerous awards; the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the AIANY Chapter Medal of Honor and in 2016 was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Her projects have won many awards from Architizer, The Plan and the American Institute of Architects. Thread was recently named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Greatest Places in the World 2018. She has also recently been named the recipient of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s 2018 Maine in America Award.
She served as the chair of the Alvar Aalto Medal jury and was recently on the jury for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition.
7:45 – 8:25am
Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery
8:25 – 8:35am
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.
Editor In Chief
Founder and editor-in-chief of The Architect’s Newspaper, Menking has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including; Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio Life Without Objects, and The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century. In 2008 he was U.S. Commissioner of Into the Open: Positioning Practice at The Venice Biennale. He co-authored Four Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse and Architecture on Display. His essay Mr. Mumford’s Neighborhood appears in the book Forty Ways To Think About Architecture (Routledge). His writings have appeared in The Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Monocle, and Perspecta. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and is Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute.
Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA, is a co-founding principal of 1100 Architect, a New York- and Frankfurt-based architecture firm. Since launching the company in 1983, he has completed many award-winning buildings across different markets and at various scales, including the Queens Central Library: Children’s Library Discovery Center, Riverside Health Center, multiple projects with NYC Parks, and a long roster of arts and residential work.
Juergen received a Diploma in Architecture from FH Rheinland-Pfalz in 1977 and his Post-Graduate Architecture Degree from the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in 1982, where he currently serves on the alumni foundation’s advisory board. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), Member of Germany’s Chamber of Architects in the State of Hessen, and a member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA).
8:35 – 8:40am
Diamond Presenting Partner’s Welcome
National Architectural Manager
Steve Cohen, National Architectural Manager, Northeast Region, at Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG), offers product support to architects and glazing contractors from New Jersey north to the Canadian border. Prior to joining Vitro in 2015, he spent 20 years in sales and product management at Schott North America.
8:40 – 8:50am
Vitreous Skins: Architectural Palette for Institutes
Envelopes for institutional buildings to be functional, transparent and enabling indoor comfort. For spaces that serve scholarly purposes, acoustic, daylight, energy efficiency, thermal function and comfort are one of the top priorities. Experts from Renzo Piano Building Workshop that have worked on Columbia Mahanttanville campus projects will present: The Jerome Greene Science Center, The Lenfest Center of the Arts and the Forum—where each facade reflects a specific functional need as well as a symbolic role.
Marcelo Velez is the Vice President for Manhattanville Development at Columbia University. He serves as the University’s point person on all aspects of development, design and construction of the University’s 6.8 million sq. foot Manhattanville in West Harlem campus expansion. Columbia’s Manhattanville campus has won numerous awards, including LEED Gold certification for the first two buildings constructed and LEED Platinum certification for the campus’s environmentally sustainable design and overall project plan.
Velez has been with Columbia since 1995 and has held several positions with increasing responsibility. He has been with Columbia’s Manhattanville Development Group since 2007, first as Associate Vice President for Project Management and Construction before becoming Vice President in 2016. Over the years, he has managed, supervised, or otherwise presided over $2 billion worth of capital construction.
Velez holds a BS in civil engineering from Rutgers University, an MBA from Columbia, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. Marcelo currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ACE Mentorship Program New York, and as Vice Chair of the Greater New York Construction User Council.
Partner / Director
Antoine Chaaya is a DPLG Architect, Partner/Director at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop-Paris. Chaaya was born in Lebanon in 1960. He studied architecture at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)-Lebanon. Chaaya joined RPBW Paris in 1987, and became Partner in 1997, in charge of many projects including The Manhattanville New Columbia University Campus. Nominated by USEK Patron of the class of young architects 2017, he received a new distinction in 2018. Honorary member of the Lebanese Green Buildings Council, he has lectured in France, Italy, Denmark, Lebanon, and the USA.
10:35 – 10:45am
Methods and Materials
Travis is an accredited presenter for the OAA on Rainscreen Education – has been working in the architectural community for over 10 years, with a special focus on Ventilated Façade products and systems. From 2006-2010 he worked as a designer for Cornerstone Architecture where he gained significant experience and knowledge in rainscreen building science and project tendering and had the opportunity to do many unique assignments in design development and building modeling. From 2010 – 2015, as a Business Development Representative at Ontario Panelization, he worked with an array of rainscreen products and systems from Metal Panels, to Exotic Stones, to Building Integrated Photovoltaics and later on Sintered Surfaces for a considerable amount of projects located throughout North America. During this later phase, he developed a passion for Sintered Compact Surfaces that lead him to start a new adventure from early 2015 at TheSize Surfaces as the North American Architectural Consultant Representative where he assists and educates the architectural community to use Neolith products for a wide range of applications.
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery
11:15 – 11:45am
Pedagogical Practices: Practical Pedagogies
Tehrani presents some of the larger shifts that architecture schools are undergoing as a result of changing technologies, among other things. Real life applications will be examined in some of the facade detailing of the three schools of architecture his firm has designed in Atlanta, Melbourne and Toronto.
Dean of Cooper Union School of Architecture
Photo by Leo Sorel, Courtesy of The Cooper Union
Nader Tehrani is Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union and Principal at NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry. His work has been recognized with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, and eighteen Progressive Architecture Awards.
Immortal Envelopes: The Lifespan of Iconic Mid-Century Buildings
New York City’s skyline is a constant layering of new and old. Where some facades once pushed the boundaries of engineering and design, many have lost efficiency and purpose. We examine how to increase the lifespan of these icons, through experimentation and innovation, by increasing resources, expertise, and utilizing innovative methods and materials. The panel will discuss retrofitting, re-cladding, and analytics of performance and feasibility, and includes case studies of the United Nations and the Ford Foundation.
Technical Director, Principal
Aliaga-Kelly is recognized for his knowledge of Manhattan’s commercial office buildings and his ability to evaluate and optimize new and existing buildings with tenants in mind. For Related/Oxford Properties’ Hudson Yards development, He served as the “voice of the tenant,” to ensure that the buildings were flexible, efficient, and attractive to prospective occupants. Successful projects include the renovation of the Ford Foundation Building and the new campus for the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts. Aliaga-Kelly participated in the review of IBC building codes for New York and is on the advisory board for the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture. He also serves on the AIA New York City Codes Committee. His award-winning projects have been featured in publications including Interior Design and Sustain Magazine. He holds a Bachelors in Architecture from University College Dublin.
Madeline Burke-Vigeland was Project Director for the renovation of the iconic Ford Foundation, and is the Principal-in-Charge of the expansion project for the Museum of Modern Art and served in a similar capacity for the Vagelos Graduate and Medical Education Center at Columbia University and the New Museum in New York. She has worked closely with the New York Public Library, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation. Burke-Vigeland serves as Chair of the Dean’s Council of the University of Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning and has lectured at Pratt, Columbia, NYU, and Harvard. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company, among other outlets. Burke-Vigeland holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Pratt Institute.
Robert Heintges, FAIA, is the founding principal of Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers P.C. (Heintges), and, with over 40 years of experience, is an internationally recognized authority on the design and implementation of the curtain wall. Heintges has consulted on more than 150 million square feet of facades on projects throughout the US and in 24 other countries. Recent projects include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 4 World Trade Center, and the Renovation of Facades at the United Nations Headquarters and University of Pennsylvania Richards Medical Research Laboratory. Mr. Heintges is also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s GSAPP. He has contributed his extensive knowledge on curtain wall theory and practice and environmentally responsible design to numerous publications and organizations and has developed long-standing relationships with many of the world’s greatest architects.
12:35 – 12:45pm
Methods and Materials
ProTek Brand Manager
Experienced building products professional, skilled in all aspects of product development, marketing management, quality engineering / assurance and manufacturing excellence. Proven ability to take projects from concept assessment to timely product launch, providing full marketing collateral support. Consistently exhibit a strong commitment to understanding and supporting customers.
Complimentary Networking Lunch
Remarks by Diana Darling
Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) is known for over thirty years of innovative and influential work in a diverse body of projects that have received numerous design awards. TMA’s intelligent approach to ecologically sensitive site strategies, historical context, and innovative use of materials reflects a creative integration of design and technology. The work of TMA combines a strong conceptual and theoretical approach with a thorough study of programmatic needs and practical conditions to achieve a design that is both spatially compelling and pragmatically responsive.
Aiming for No Impact: Net Zero Building Enclosures
As we develop more advanced technology, design experimentation comes with adverse environmental impact. Climate change is one of the major concerns of the world today and architectural practices are actively working to reduce their buildings’ carbon footprint: from conception and planning to construction and performance.
Managing Partner, CEO
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Stefan Holst is a managing partner at Transsolar KlimaEngineering, an international climate engineering firm which creates exceptional, highly comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces with a positive environmental impact. He graduated in physics at the University of Munich and was Scientific Assistant at the Center of Applied Energy Research (ZAE) in Munich, where he researched on solar energy storage systems and building integration. In 1996 he joined Transsolar and directed its Software Development Department and establishing their Munich office in 2003. Holst directed the team for Bangkok Airport, the company´s first international large scale project. He was the responsible partner for the Linked Hybrid Complex in Beijing, the Wyly Theatre in Dallas, TX, the ADAC HQ and the Siemens HQ in Munich and the New Terminal at Calgary. Current projects include the Elbtower in Hamburg and the Axel Springer Campus in Berlin. Holst is Visiting Professor KlimaEngineering at the chair for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and is frequently lecturing on sustainable design at other universities and international conferences.
Methods and Materials
Architectural Precast Concrete Specialist
Joe Fattore has 35 years of diverse experience in architecture, engineering, construction, and technical support to the AEC industry throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US regions. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University (’91) and has been a licensed architect since 1992. As an architect, he has worked for a diverse list of firms on buildings of all types. He enjoys his current role with High Concrete Group presenting the many values propositions of Precast Concrete as an Architectural Precast Concrete Specialist.
Stepe oversees YKK AP America, the North American arm of the global architectural products producer, YKK AP Inc. Now celebrating its 25th year in the US, YKK AP America has grown from a regional to a national company and has become a fully integrated fenestration systems producer in both commercial facade systems and residential windows for new and replacement, single, and multi-family homes. Since 1992, Stepe has held roles of increasing responsibility including business development and management, VP of sales and operations, and as senior VP, where he led company strategic growth initiatives. Stepe is a two-time recipient of the most influential people in the glass and metal industry award by USGlass Magazine.
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery
Facade Syntax: Changing Context and International Regulations
Architecture is contextual and universal at the same time. While the language of design, material and construction techniques can be translated with ease, the physical location of a project poses multiple challenges for developing systems. With projects from New York to Frankfurt, 1100 Architect and their consultants will discuss vast disparity in codes and regulations in these locations that shape, inform and define their architecture and approach.
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.
Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper
William Menking | The Architect’s Newspaper
Juergen Riehm | 1100 Architect