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Boston

October 26

The Westin Copley Place

6 AIA HSW CEUs

PRESENTED BY

We are back in person!

The long-awaited Facades+ Boston conference, hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper and co-chaired by Payette, will finally take place in-person on October 26. Join us for a full day led by the best and brightest in the regional AEC community. Three panels will convene to discuss high-performing institutional facades, the largest passive house office project, and the implementation of unique materials in mid-sized mixed-use projects. Considering the demanding thermal needs that the northern seasons require, the program will go beyond architectural design and explore the many variables that are relevant to improved performance standards, even beyond the region. Earn up to 6 AIA HSW CEUs after a morning of robust dialogue and an afternoon of tailor-made presentations from AN’s CE|Strong Live program. We look forward to seeing you there!

CO-CHAIR

Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow

Director of Building Science

Payette

Jeffrey Abramson, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Payette

SPEAKERS

Montgomery Forman

Director New England

Island Exterior Fabricators

Harry Lowd

Senior Project Manager

NADAAA

Michelle Lee

Architect

Behnisch Architekten

Brad Mahoney

Director of Sustainable Development

MP Boston

Blake Middleton, FAIA LEED AP

Partner

Handel Architects

Theodore Touloukian

President

Touloukian Touloukian

Eric Höweler

Partner

Höweler & Yoon

Chris O’Hara

Founding Principal

Studio NYL

Stan Su, AIA / LEED AP BD+C

Architect

Bradford J. Prestbo, FAIA

Place Tailor

Felipe Francisco

Manager

Placetailor

Gustav Fagerstrom

Principal

Walter P Moore

Erik Verboon, AIA

Principal, Director of Enclosure Engineering

Walter P Moore

Craig Copeland, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Graham Clegg, AIA, NCARB

Principal

STUDIOS Architecture

Omar Khan

Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

AGENDA

SYMPOSIUM
8:00 - 8:50 AM ET - Check In
  • Moderator
    Samuel Medina
    Executive Editor
  • Speaker
    Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow
    Director of Building Science
  • Speaker
    Jeffrey Abramson, AIA, LEED AP
    Senior Associate
  • Jim Hammond
    Architectural Sales Representative

These projects share the uncommon use of common materials such as terra cotta, corugated metal, precast concrete, that present a new and engaging face to the city.

  • Speaker
    Eric Höweler
    Partner
  • Speaker
    Theodore Touloukian
    President
  • Speaker
    Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow
    Director of Building Science
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Methods + Materials Break

Handel Architects shares what they've learned in using Passive House standards in progressively larger and more complex projects, from New York's Cornell campus and Sendero Verde, to Boston's Winthrop Center. We'll also hear the developer and facade engineer's point of view.

  • Speaker
    Brad Mahoney
    Director of Sustainable Development
  • Speaker
    Blake Middleton, FAIA LEED AP
    Partner
  • Moderator
    Jeffrey Abramson, AIA, LEED AP
    Senior Associate
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Methods + Materials Break

Boston universities provide a proving ground for high-tech and high performance building envelope design, integral to reaching net zero through better performance. Case studies include Amherst's new Science Center, MIT's Site 4 Kendall Square, Harvard University Science And Engineering Complex (SEC).

  • Speaker
    Harry Lowd
    Senior Project Manager
  • Speaker
    Montgomery Forman
    Director New England
  • Speaker
    Jeffrey Abramson, AIA, LEED AP
    Senior Associate
  • Speaker
    Michelle Lee
    Architect
  • Moderator
    Chris O’Hara
    Founding Principal

Complimentary lunch will take place in the Expo Hall with our sponsors

WORKSHOPS

3 AIA HSW CEUs

Pick 1 of 3 Afternoon Workshops

WORKSHOP A: Methods + Materials

POWERED BY

Credit type: 1 HSW AIA
Provider: STI Firestop

This presentation will focus on the need for security glazing to protect people and property from human attacks and severe weather. Laminated glass can provide intrusion resistance, as well as protection from flying glass that occurs after a bomb blast. Bullet resistant laminates are designed specifically to stop bullet penetration and fragmentation. Industry standards for testing and specifying security glazing will be reviewed, including standards for physical attack, bomb blast, ballistics and wind-borne debris protection.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand what coil and extrusion coatings are and why they matter.
  • Review coil and extrusion coating methods and end-use applications.
  • Explore how color and metal coatings can be used to design visually impactful building facades.
  • Discuss coating performance and how to specify the right coating for your next project.
  • Eric Lacroix
    Director, Strategic Accounts Construction
    STI Firestop

Credit type: 1 HSW AIA
Provider: Cosentino

Modern construction has come to understand that a façade, as part of an overall building envelope, is not only a visual statement, but also an important influencer in the protection of a wall’s structural components, the energy efficiency of the building, and the health of its occupants. This course explores a unique surfacing material known as ultracompact surfacing (UCS) and evaluates its mechanical properties, technical characteristics, and aesthetics to illustrate its endless design potential in exterior cladding, facade, and rainscreen applications.

Learning Objectives
  • Define ultracompact surfacing and discuss the innovative production process that creates stone-like properties which contribute to project longevity and lower maintenance
  • Discuss designing with ultracompact surfaces in terms of color, texture, format, general design flexibility, and various applications for both interior and exterior
  • Identify the traits and advantages of ultracompact surfaces in terms of strength, durability, UV resistance, absorption rates, abrasion resistance, and ASTM testing, and
  • Discuss proper rainscreen design and installation using ultracompact surfacing material.
  • Brendan Mercier
    National Facade Manager
    Cosentino

Credit type: 1 HSW AIA
Provider: Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

This presentation will focus on the need for security glazing to protect people and property from human attacks and severe weather. Laminated glass can provide intrusion resistance, as well as protection from flying glass that occurs after a bomb blast. Bullet resistant laminates are designed specifically to stop bullet penetration and fragmentation. Industry standards for testing and specifying security glazing will be reviewed, including standards for physical attack, bomb blast, ballistics and wind-borne debris protection.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand what coil and extrusion coatings are and why they matter.
  • Review coil and extrusion coating methods and end-use applications.
  • Explore how color and metal coatings can be used to design visually impactful building facades.
  • Discuss coating performance and how to specify the right coating for your next project.
  • Susan Borne
    Architectural Manager, Northeast and Canada

Most facades and enclosures perform well in the center of the system, failures typically occur where systems meet, at penetration and projections and at geometry changes. This workshop will begin with a primer on critical detailing concerns with our group of enclosure experts and then will transition to hands and collaborative design charrette including the panelists and the Workshop participants. This represents an evolution of the successful Advanced Detailing Workshop presented at previous Facades+ to focus on more contemporary and challenging details.

INSTRUCTORS

Chris O Hara, Studio NYL
Bradford J. Prestbo, FAIA, Placetailor
Stan Su, Architect
Felipe Francisco, Manager

In a rapidly changing and unpredictable world, designers find themselves lodged between the pressures of economics and delivery, and the need for staying innovative and improving upon processes and methods. As building professionals, we need to not only strike a balance between these two, but ideally have them inform and augment each other. The workshop will showcase examples of applied research as experienced by the participants of the annually recurring design-to-fabrication event of the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW). Since 2016, architects, engineers, fabricators, artists, and academics have all come together at ACAW in a collaborative fashion, with the aim of progressively transforming problem solving.

Over time the ACAW event has come to extend beyond its experimental roots and started feeding back into built projects through novel ways of executing architectural assemblies. Illustrative case studies from the organizers’ collective body of work serve as point of departure for an interactive discussion around the workshop theme and what it means to innovate in applied technology.

INSTRUCTORS

Gustav Fagerstrom, Walter P Moore
Erik Verboon, Walter P Moore
Graham Clegg, Studios Architects
Craig Copeland, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Omar Khan, Carnegie Mellon University

Location

Forum & Hotel Location

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Traditional 1 King Room and Double: $339 plus tax & incidentals.

Special sleeping rates end September 24th, 2021.

Guests may make their reservations online here.

Parking

$34 Valet Parking Rate for event use only based on availability (not valid for overnight).

Your safety is our top priority.

We are keeping things safe to present this event in
person. Learn about our safety protocols here.

SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Industry Partner

PRICING

Your conference ticket includes unlimited access to our online event, the advice and knowledge of our speakers, exclusive roundtables, a chance to network with others in the AEC industry.

Morning Symposium

$125

Symposium + Workshops

$199

Workshops Only

$99

Student

$25