Friday, February 25

Times in EST

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Check-in & Breakfast

8:50 - 8:55 AM

  • Co-Chair
    Brian Campa AIA, LEED AP
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

8:55 - 9:00 AM

  • Speaker
    Jamilla Walcott
    Director of Marketing and Product Management

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Adjaye Associates and Thornton Tomasetti will detail their work on the Winter Park Library, diving into details about precast construction and solar shading. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson will present Malachowsky Hall, a new space for data science and information technology at the University of Florida. Their presentation will look at the process behind designing within the requirements of a panelized facade system. Libraries and educational institutions have a role to play in serving the community through creating spaces that amaze and delight, and this panel will highlight facades that are welcoming to their communities.

  • George Murphy, AIA
  • Silverio Patrizi
    Vice President
  • Russell Crader
    Associate Principal
  • Tom Breslin, AIA LEED AP
  • Co-Chair
    Brian Campa AIA, LEED AP

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Methods + Materials Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Featuring Clemson University’s Outdoor Education Center and the Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech, this panel will show the success stories behind two collaborative projects that are redefining college campuses. With Mass Timber picking up steam across the Southeast, these presentations will explore the growing interest in mass timber architecture its benefits. Audience members with a particular interest in mass timber construction in the region can continue learning about the topic in an afternoon workshop track that will take a deeper dive into the subject, looking toward future paths for the growth of timber facades.



  • Pat Layton
  • Matt Kikosicki
    Architectural Designer
  • Co-Chair
    Brian Campa AIA, LEED AP
  • Jimmy Mitchell, LEED BD + C
    Senior Director of Business Development

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Methods + Materials Break

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Explore the changing face Atlanta’s BeltLine with RIOS and Perkins+ Will discussing their midtown west developments, Echo Street West and Westside Paper. The presentations will look into differing strategies of transforming former industrial buildings into new public space in a neighborhood whose growth is the focus of much attention in Atlanta. Adaptive Reuse and Repositioning are crucial methods for reducing the energy footprint of buildings, but also present design challenges in how to drive engagement while designing at a human scale. Learn about recent projects in the BeltLine’s Westside section that are bringing new life to existing structures by leveraging new facade design while improving performance, comfort, and enjoyment.

  • Mark Motonaga
    Creative Director and Partner
  • Chad Stacy AIA, LEED AP
    Senior Designer
  • Henry Cantwell
  • Co-Chair
    Brian Campa AIA, LEED AP

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch Enjoy Lunch and Further Networking in the Sponsor Gallery

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Workshops A/B/C 3 AIA HSW CEUS Choose between 1 of 3 different workshop options and deep-dive into projects, products, codes, tools, and techniques to expand your practice. Workshops are led by top AEC leaders in an interactive classroom-style setting.

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 - 4:45 PM

Workshops Continue

Workshop A:
Methods + Materials PRESENTED BY

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Credit type: 1.0 AIA HSW
Provider: STI Firestop

This course provides an update on the advancements in perimeter fire containment systems for galvanized backpan assemblies. The value of understanding the performance of galvanized backpan assemblies in today’s ever changing complex designs cannot be overstated. By identifying the unique challenges that these assemblies present in the design phase, you can eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.

Learning Objectives
  • Define the role and value of perimeter fire containment systems in today’s ever changing and  complex galvanized backpan assembly designs.
  • Identify the code requirements for perimeter fire protection.
  • Describe how galvanized backpan assemblies perform per ASTM E 2307 testing and the importance of independent third-party testing for perimeter fire containment systems.
  • Recognize the complexity of aluminum framed galvanized backpan designs and how to address them
  • Eric Lacroix
    Director, Strategic Accounts Construction

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Credit type: 1.0 AIA
Provider: Covetool

Embodied carbon (kgCO2e) is the carbon released from the total primary energy consumed during resource extraction, transportation, manufacturing, and product fabrication. Implementing data-driven solutions to better analyze their projects’ carbon impact is a rapidly growing aspect of renovation projects. In this session, we showcase the workflow for your next project with embodied carbon, operational carbon, and various methods using the Fulton County Public Library as a case study on how to reach net-zero carbon.

Learning Objectives
  • Define the concept of embodied carbon, and improve baseline understanding of embodied carbon and its impact on climate change
  • Compare the design decision that affects embodied carbon reduction and their ability to reduce the energy consumption and cost of renovation projects
  • Identify the current role the AEC industry has in reducing global carbon emissions and how architects, contractors, and owners play in designing a carbon-neutral and/or net-zero carbon building designs
  • Showcase case studies that demonstrate net-zero carbon strategies as well as explain the business incentive of including carbon in design considerations
  • Patrick Chopson

1:30-4:45 PM

Join Pat Layton and Dustin Albright from Clemson University’s Wood Utilization & Design Institute to learn about their timber research, and its applications to the booming use of mass timber in the Southeast. This workshop will cover the research underway at WUDI with industry partners and Clemson Faculty & Students, and the successful application of their work to projects on Clemson’s campus. Additionally, you will learn about the increasing number of developers embracing mass timber in the region, and why timber has become their preferred material.

  • Dustin Albright
    Associate Professor and Acting Assistant Director
  • Pat Layton
  • John Heagy
    Senior Managing Director
  • Co-Chair
    Brian Campa AIA, LEED AP

1:30-4:45 PM

This workshop will investigate high performance facades from both a scholarship and a practice-oriented perspective. It will initiate with an overview of building envelope diagnostics using advanced remote sensing drones, as well as simulation techniques. This will be followed by an in-depth exploration of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and simulation for deteriorating envelopes, which would be contrasted with in situ verification methods for new facades (through a case study of the Kendeda Building). Finally, the workshop will conclude with discussion of how facades can face issues of Climate Change as a significant threat facing humanity and its built environment.

  • Tarek Rakha
    Assistant Professor of Architecture; Director, High Performance Building Lab
  • Norhan Bayomi
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Samantha Morton
    Master's in Industrial Engineering Candidate
  • Yasser El Masri
    Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture

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