San Francisco


February 7, 2019

At the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

2 Days, 2 Events, 2 Programs, 1 Venue

Two dynamic events under ONE ROOF spanning 2 DAYS, Feb 7-8

  • Facades+AM February 7th
  • TECH+ February 8th

Join Us in San Francisco

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of San Francisco. 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 is coming to San Francisco this February.

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Attendees Include

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

TECH+ is coming to San Francisco!

Friday, February 8, 2019 At the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Network, exchange ideas, and learn about advanced materials, apps, sensors,
systems, and innovative products that help create the spaces of the future.

Conference Co-Chair

Joe Valerio

Joe Valerio

Founding Principal

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Bio »

Facades+AM Program

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 San Francisco, CA.

8:00 – 8:30am


8:30 – 8:45am

Welcome, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

8:45 – 9:45am


Skin as Identity: Design Details of Facades

When the facade of a structure is intended to reveal branding identity and the program of the building, a new set of design requirements is encountered. The building skin is hence required to mimic a visual prototype and an unconventional set of guidelines while being a highly functional envelope. This panel addresses two sets of projects: the Nike store in NYC and the Burberry store in Seoul, South Korea on the one hand and the Pacific Visions Aquarium, Long Beach, Calif., on the other. Experts of design and construction teams on these projects will explore design strategies, cutting-edge fabrication techniques and unique approaches to meet the exceptional project requirements.

9:45 – 10:05am

Networking Break

10:05 – 11:05am


Vibrant Curvature: Complex Geometry and Facade Tools

Complexity in building form directly influences the form and construction of the structure’s envelope. As designers and their tools push the boundaries of geometry and building performance, facade experts meet these ever-changing progressions through reinvention and new methodology. This panel discusses two such projects: Innovation One, University Research Center, Madison, Wisc., and Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building, San Francisco, where innovation, technology and tools overcome various design challenges and make fantastic facades a reality.

11:00am – 11:20am

Networking Break

11:20am – 12:25pm


Reinvention of the Norm: Dynamic Facades that Perform

Some building elements are instantly associated with particular functions, eras and places. As architects remodel familiar building prototypes, new innovations in architectural modeling tools and technology make them a reality. The world of facades has evolved to regenerate familiar building elements and model them in extraordinary ways. This panel will consist of experts from Studio Gang and Pfau Long Architects to talk about shifts in the program of buildings, transformations in their skins and engineering marvels. It will also examine new structures that have reinterpreted static building elements into those of dynamic and performative delight.

12:25 – 12:35pm

Closing Remarks, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

1:00 – 4:00pm

Extra Credit Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM

Lunch will be served and CEU credits will be provided. Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum.

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

TECH+ Program

8:00 – 9:00am


9:00 – 9:10am

Welcome, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

9:10 – 10:05 am

Tools of the Trades: Digital fabrication, large-scale 3D printing, prototyping, robotics, modular construction

Explore new tools assisting in creating prototypes to scaling up to printed buildings. Collaborative applications, robotics and modular construction will be discussed in case studies.

10:05 – 10:15am

Biz Blitz

10:15 – 10:35am

Networking Break

10:35 – 11:30am

Virtual Collaboration: Gaining Control of Megaprojects

Collaborative tools in client interface and design help to deliver a major capital project. How Kuth Ranieri, Gensler and Hensel Phelps incorporate tools like virtual reality/AR, lifecycle analysis and materials like dynamic glass in the design process at the new Terminal One at San Francisco International Airport.

Elizabeth Ranieri | Kuth Ranieri

Kirsten Ritchie | Gensler

Mark Rothman | Hensel Phelps Construction, Co.

11:30am – 11:40am

Biz Blitz

11:40am – 12:00pm

Networking Break

12:00 – 12:55pm

WELL @Work: Focus on Healthy Buildings Inside & Out

Architects and designers utilize new technologies to create healthy workplaces for their occupants. By integrating systems and analytical tools and utilizing environmentally sensitive materials, they can enable teams to work smarter and happier. Experts will discuss how these new tools can create successful workplaces, while satisfying both owners’ ROI and tenants’ needs.

12:55 – 1:00pm

Closing Remarks, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

1:00 – 1:20pm

Networking – Expo Concludes

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

Pricing Options


Facades+AM Symposium $99

Facades+ Lunch & Learn $25

Facades+AM Symposium + Lunch & Learn $124

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TECH+ Symposium $79

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Facades+AM Symposium

Thursday Morning

Facades+ Lunch & Learn

Thursday Afternoon

TECH+ Symposium

Friday Morning


Facades+AM Symposium

Thursday Morning

TECH+ Symposium

Friday Morning


Facades+ Lunch & Learn

Thursday Afternoon

TECH+ Symposium

Friday Morning



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Holiday Inn Golden Gateway


Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109


Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Single or Double rate: $374/night plus tax & incidentals.

Cutoff date for special rate is January 5, 2019.

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.

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