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

Juergen Riehm

Founding Principal

1100 Architect

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CO-CHAIR

Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas

Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas

Founding Principals

Fuksas

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Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori

Founding Principal

Toshiko Mori Architect

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Symposium Agenda

7:45 – 8:25am

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery

8:25 – 8:35am

Welcome

Diana Darling

Diana Darling

Publisher

The Architect’s Newspaper

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William Menking

William Menking

Editor In Chief

The Architect’s Newspaper

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Juergen Riehm

Juergen Riehm

Founding Principal

1100 Architect

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8:35 – 8:40am

Diamond Presenting Partner’s Welcome

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen

National Architectural Manager

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8:40 – 8:50am

Opening Remarks: Challenges to Meeting Sustainability Goals

Paimaan Lodhi works to advance advocacy efforts for the real estate industry on policy-related issues such as land use, housing, economic development, construction, sustainability, and tax policy. Prior to REBNY, he spent several years in government, including time serving as the District Manager for Community Board 10 in Harlem. Previous to that, Lodhi served as an urban planner for the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and was a policy analyst at The Center for Urban Policy Research.

Paimaan Lodhi

Paimaan Lodhi

Senior Vice President of Policy and Planning

Real Estate Board of New York

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8:50– 9:45am

Opening Keynote: Love will Save the World | Facades Inspire in an Envelope of Fluidity and Luminosity

Studio Fuksas’ fluid and reflective facades create a dynamism between the interior and surrounding cityscape. Their international landmark projects have become icons: from the New Milan Trade Fair, Shenzen Bao’an International Airport, to the revitalized Beverly Center. The fragmentation of the building skin dematerializes the existing volume, through the fluctuation of colors and the kinetic decomposition of the surfaces, into vibrating fragments.

“We firmly believe that we can improve the sustainability of our cities with acts, design and planning that integrate environmental, politic, social, intellectual and economic aspects. The aim is to create a built geography that combines landscape, economy and humanity.” —Massimiliano Fuksas

Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas

Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas

Founding Principals

Fuksas

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9:45 – 10:35am

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

Marcelo Velez

Vice President

Manhattanville Development at Columbia University

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Antoine Chaaya

Antoine Chaaya

Partner / Director

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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Joseph Tizn

Joseph Tizn

Project Director

Josef Gartner, Permasteelisa Group

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10:35 – 10:45am

Methods+Materials

Travis Conrad

Travis Conrad

Architectural Consultant

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10:45 – 11:15am

Networking Break | Methods+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 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.

Nader Tehrani

Nader Tehrani

Dean of Cooper Union School of Architecture

The Cooper Union

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11:45am – 12:35pm

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.

Ambrose Aliaga-Kelly

Ambrose Aliaga-Kelly

Technical Director, Principal

Gensler

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Madeline Burke-Vigeland

Madeline Burke-Vigeland

Principal

Gensler

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Robert Heintges

Robert Heintges

Founding Principal

Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers

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12:35 – 12:45pm

Methods+Materials

Steve Schohan

Steve Schohan

Marketing and Communications

YKK AP

12:45-1:30pm

Complimentary Networking Lunch

1:30-1:35pm

Remarks by Diana Darling

1:35 – 2:30pm

Afternoon Keynote: Identity of the Envelope

As the word “facade “implies a frontal presence of a building, this talk will explore the idea of the facade in urban settings in order to question engagement and orientation in its contextual relationship. A series of projects are presented to propose new possibilities for the roof as the fifth facade or as another expression of “facade“ in diverse circumstances.

Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori

Principal

Toshiko Mori

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2:30-3:25pm

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.

Nico Kienzel

Nico Kienzel

Director

Atelier 10

Stefan Holst

Stefan Holst

Managing Partner, CEO

Transsolar

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Dirk Kestner

Dirk Kestner

Director of Sustainable Design

Walter P Moore

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3:25-3:35pm

Methods+Materials Presentation

3:35-3:40pm

Remarks

Steve Schohan

Steve Schohan

Marketing and Communications

YKK AP

3:40-4:10pm

Networking Break | Methods+Materials Gallery

4:10-5:05pm

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.

Susanne Milne

Susanne Milne

Principal

1100 Architect

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MODERATOR

Juergen Riehm

Juergen Riehm

Founding Principal

1100 Architect

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Attila Arian

Attila Arian

President

Schüco

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Marc Zimmer

Marc Zimmer

President

Frener & Reifer America

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Robert Matthew Noblett

Robert Matthew Noblett

Partner

Behnisch Architekten

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5:05-5:15pm

Closing Remarks

Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper
William Menking | The Architect’s Newspaper
Juergen Riehm | 1100 Architect

5:15-7:00pm

Cocktail Reception | Methods+Materials Gallery

Wednesday night kickoff cocktails hosted by Porcelanosa

*Schedule and speakers subject to change