Francesca Oliveira

Francesca Oliveira, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where she champions sustainability principles on projects across the globe, and leads the firm’s West Coast Technical Designers. Working across all building types from civic buildings to skyscrapers, Francesca consistently generates creative solutions that expand our capacity for environmental resilience.

Facades+ kicks off 2024 in San Francisco on January 25

On January 25, the Facades+ conference series returns to San Francisco for our first event of 2024. The symposium will be co-chaired by Francesca Oliveira, principal at SOM, and features seven expert-led presentations on topics such as facade performance and carbon. It will also showcase a few of California’s most innovative and striking building envelopes.

Stefan Zimmermann

Stefan Zimmermann leads Gartner’s branch office in Wuerzburg, Germany, and has been with Josef Gartner for 15 years. During this time he was responsible for about 75 high profile projects in many different countries such as the US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, UK, Ireland, Qatar, UAE, Chile and Russia. With his engineering expertise, his main

Facades+ is coming to the City of Angels on November 3 and 4

On November 3, Facades+ will return to Los Angeles for one of its largest events of the year. Co-chaired by HOK principals Adaeze Cadet and David Frey, the program will bring six presentations on the best of Southern California building enclosures to an audience in Downtown Los Angeles. Attendees will be able to attend virtual

Avenier Cornejo architectes wrap a Parisian nursing home in brick

Brought to you by: Architect Avenier Cornejo architectes Location Paris, France Completion Date May 2022 Structural Engineering EVP Ingénierie Quantity Surveyors Bureau Michel Forgue Landscape BASE Green Credentialing ETAMINE Consultant SemPariSeine Brick Kolumba by Petersen Tegl Brick Distributor  Harpage Brick Installation Delta Sud Brick Support Bracket Etanco Wood Joinery Bildau Bussmann Sun Shades Lamisol III

The white aluminum facade of the Neutron Research Centre shines in front of the French Alps

Architects Levitt Bernstein, TKMT Location Grenoble, France Completion Date 2021 Aluminum Curtain Wall System Wicona Insulated Solid Metal Panels l’Emaillerie Alsacienne Double Glazing with Sun Protection AGC Perforated Aluminum Panels Local fabricators, Rhône-Alpes Region, France With the Alps rising behind it, the white aluminum and glass facade of the Neutron Research Centre at Institut Laue-Langevin

Natalie Terrill

Natalie Terrill launched her career as a Sustainability Analyst at Steven Winter Associates in 2005 after earning her Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. Prior to joining The Beck Group, she was a Senior Associate at Vidaris, Inc., where she served as a group manager and provided technical leadership. Natalie’s project management helps create

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee works at Behnisch Architekten, where she specializes in façade design, computational techniques, digital fabrication, building model simulation, and material research. Notable projects include the Harvard Science and Engineering Complex and the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania . Prior to joining Behnisch, Michelle worked at Morphosis Architects

Mark Rabinowitz

Mark Rabinowitz is an accomplished conservator, author, lecturer, and sculptor with over 30 years of experience assessing and treating architectural art,monuments, and historic structures. He specializes in the conservation of a broad range of materials and objects including artifacts from the Titanic, an Egyptian Obelisk, the Celestial Sphere at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, a

Stefano Sani, LEED AP BD+C

Originally from northern Italy, Stefano Sani is an Associate Principal and Director of Design at Hickok Cole. Having joined the firm in 2015, Stefano has designed several large-scale commercial renovation and repositioning projects including 1701 Rhode Island Avenue, WeWork’s Washington, DC flagship building and St. Thomas Parish, the restoration and redesign of a century-old church,


Kleidco® is an international system house company, established to provide services to the exclusive buildings about aluminium solutions. Kleidco® produces top quality aluminium systems for its clients. With its operations in Turkey, Spain, France, Germany and USA. Designs of the products are made by a partnership with the world-famous consulting companies

Kliment Halsband Architects blends past and present at Friends Seminary

Facadism, the act of retaining a historic facade whilst fundamentally adapting a structure’s interior, is often maligned by preservationists as relegating historic architecture to urban set pieces. Lost in such orthodox pedagogy is recognition of the functional demands of the client and the pragmatic reality that buildings evolve over time. Kliment Halsband Architects (KHA), a New

Hand-crafted bricks add visual depth to this French music school

Located on a prominent site within the town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 20 miles from the center of Paris, the Elancourt Music School is a weighty two-story structure clad in hand-made bricks that stagger to create a series of apertures to illuminate interior spaces. The nearly 10,000-square-foot project was designed by Paris-based Opus 5 Architectes and completed in October 2018. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is

This winery holds its own with a self-supporting limestone facade

With a wine-producing history stretching back three millennia to Greek colonization in the 6th century B.C., the French region of Provence is nearly synonymous with viticulture. Winemaker Les Domaine Ott Chateau de Selle has called the region home since 1912 and last year completed a full-scale revamp of its facilities by Paris-based Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect (CFSA)

Limestone load-bearing exoskeleton spawns outrage in London

In a time when stone is primarily used in facades as screen walls or purely decorative cladding, London’s 15 Clerkenwell Close by Groupwork + Amin Taha Architects (ATA) brings structure to the fore with a load-bearing masonry exoskeleton. Since construction in November 2017, the mixed-use development, which is the home of Taha and his practice, has proved contentious

The Longchamp Racecourse goes for the gold with a metallic facade

In 2011, Dominique Perrault Architecture (DPA) was chosen by France Galop, the governing body of horse racing in France, to redesign and modernize Paris’s venerable Longchamp Racecourse. Located in the city’s second largest park, Bois de Boulogne, the design of the 160,000-square-foot project seeks to connect to the surrounding landscape—the racecourse’s most prestigious events occur during the fall—with a