Morning Forum 4 AIA HSW 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.
7:30 – 8:25am
8:25 – 8:35 am
Matt Shaw is the Executive Editor of The Architect's Newspaper. He teaches critical writing at SCI-Arc and is the founder and co-editor of Mockitecture, a half-manifesto/half-satire collection of architectural debauchery. He has worked for the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting (C-Lab), Storefront for Art and Architecture, Architizer, and been published in The Architectural Review, Beyond, Domus, and Icon. He wrote and researched two editions of the guidebook “Europe’s Top 100 Architecture and Design Schools” for Domus, and helped edit with Mark Foster Gage the forthcoming book Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses Across Art, Architecture, and Philosophy (MIT Press, Spring 2019). Shaw has led the experimental research group Critical Method Unit (CMU) at Syracuse University NYC Architecture Program, and has been an invited critic at numerous schools including Yale University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Penn, and UCLA.
Designer + Business Development
Zhanina Boyadzhieva, originally from Bulgaria, received her M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. She joined Leers Weinzapfel Associates in 2014 and has worked on variety of academic and infrastructure projects including the Condorcet Campus Competition (Paris), the John W. Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst, and, currently, the Harvard Allston Energy Facility Plant. In 2017, Boyadzhieva co-founded the Girl UNinterrupted research initiative, for which she was awarded the BWAF Tribune Award 2019. She has taught at Boston Architectural College and has been a guest critic at Harvard GSD, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Kuwait University. She is also an avid world traveler and an occasional writer whose work has been published by TEDx Bulgaria, Architect Magazine, Metropolis, and ArchNewsNow.
Kevin Bell is an Associate with Leers Weinzapfel Associates, whose work lies at the intersection of architecture, urban design, and infrastructure. Bell has exceptional technical and building construction comprehension from very early programming through construction. He most recently led the design of the technically complex Middlesex Community College Academic Arts Center in Lowell, MA and a theater addition to the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston, MA. Kevin is currently working on the Dana Hall renovation for Dartmouth College, in construction now. Within the firm, Bell leads the technology integration process; helping to guide the firm’s digital direction and leads frequent studio discussions and instruction. He has been a guest critic at several area architecture schools and recently co-authored articles in Building Design + Construction Magazine and School Construction News Magazine.
8:35 – 8:40 am
Diamond Presenting Partner’s Welcome
National Architectural Manager
Steve Cohen, National Architectural Manager, Northeast Region, at Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG), offers product support to architects and glazing contractors from New Jersey north to the Canadian border. Prior to joining Vitro in 2015, he spent 20 years in sales and product management at Schott North America.
8:40 – 8:50am
Deputy Director of Urban Design
David Carlson joined the BPDA as Deputy Director in 2015, having started 35 years earlier as a student intern from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has included involvement with BPDA teams in shaping the skyline and growth of Boston in all sectors. For over 20 years, he also served as the Executive Director of the Boston Civic Design Commission (“BCDC”), which advises the BPDA on the public realm impacts of major developments. Carlson was one of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s 2015 Shattuck Award winners, given to a group of the City’s “unsung heroes” each year.
8:50 – 9:50am
Patterns & Screens | Functional Facades by Design
The panel will explore layering of screen systems that wrap diverse campus projects from infrastructure plants to new academic buildings and work in symbiosis with the building envelope behind to define a unique and functional pattern on site. The panel will explore strategies applied at Ohio State East Regional Chilled Water Plant, University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex, Tufts Campus Energy Plant and Harvard District Energy Facility. A detailed case study of Harvard Science Engineering Complex will explore the design and engineering behind the pre-manufactured perforated shading devices.
MODERATOR: Zhanina Boyadzhieva
Robert Matthew Noblett
Robert Matthew Noblett
Robert Matthew Noblett, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked in various American practices, including Rafael Viñoly Architects, where he served as project manager for projects in Boston, California, Las Vegas, and Chicago. In 2007, he joined Behnisch Architekten, Boston, and has been serving as Partner in Charge there since 2009. He has lectured at universities in Boston, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania and Mexico. Robert Matthew Noblett is an AIA member and NCARB-certified architect.
Nicola is a Registered Architect and Certified Façade Engineer, with a strong background in high performance building envelopes.
Her work is characterized by a focus on integrative processes and close collaboration between design, engineering, material science, building physics and fabrication.
She joined Knippers Helbig in 2014 and works now as a project manager on high profile façade projects in the US, including Harvard University’s new Allston Science and Engineering Complex in Boston.
Winne Stopps, with over 30 years experience, is an exceptional Project Manager and Programmer, who has led complex and technical infrastructure projects and academic buildings. Currently, Stopps is the Project Manager for Harvard District Energy Facility and a Central Energy Plant for Tufts University. She has also worked on Phase II Expansion of the University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex Chiller Plant. Stopps’ portfolio also includes a challenging vertical addition at the Harvard Science Center. Her organizational skills facilitated the continuous occupancy of the existing building during a complex multi-stage construction process. She was also the Project Manager and Programmer for the two University of Connecticut Social Sciences Buildings, from programming for the five departments, through coordination with the Classroom Committee and the Institute for Teaching and Learning.
Stopps has recently shared her expertise in infrastructure projects at I.D.E.A. Campus Energy 2019, Harvard Business School’s conference “Leveraging Data & Technology” (Boston, 2018) as well as PLAN Perspective Conference (New York, 2018).
9:50 – 10:10am
10:10 – 11:10am
Height & Incisions | Delving into the Details of One Dalton
This panel will bridge perspectives of the architect, engineer and developer of One Dalton to delve into the design and construction of the future tallest residential building in downtown Boston.
MODERATOR: Matt Shaw
Henry N. Cobb
Special Video Appearance
Henry N. Cobb
Henry N. Cobb, a founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, is lead designer of One Dalton. His practice has embraced a wide variety of building types around the world, including the John Hancock Tower and John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston, Harvard Center for Government and International Studies, and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. Current works in progress include the Century Plaza residential towers in Los Angeles and the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.
Roy G. Barris
Roy G. Barris
Roy G. Barris AIA, has over thirty years of experience in the design of large-scale buildings in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He worked closely with Henry N. Cobb on the design of One Dalton: Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Boston’s Back Bay, along with the adjacent 30 Dalton residential tower and Belvidere Park at the towers’ base. Mr. Barris’s projects currently in construction include twin residential towers at the $2B Century Plaza development in Los Angeles and the 13,000-employee India headquarters campus of a global financial company. Other recent works in which he has played a key design role are office buildings in Washington DC, including LEED-Platinum 1000 Connecticut Avenue, and residential towers in Taipei and Manila. Prior to joining PCF&P, Barris worked at the studios of Eric Owen Moss, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, and Moshe Safde. He received his master in architecture from Yale University.
Debbie Collins is the director of sales and marketing for the Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston which is a Carpenter and Company development. Collins provides a unique experience and perspective on the creation and operation of new development marking and on-site sales strategy, process and procedures for new luxury residential developments from inception thru sell out and closing. Her past projects with Millennium Partners include The Ritz-Carlton Private Residences, One Charles and Millennium Place.
11:10 – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
Lightness & Weight | Creating Continuity in the Cityscape with Hybrid Facades
Balancing Boston’s historic and Brutalist landmarks, Congress Square and Smith Center projects introduce juxtapositions of materials and styles. The case studies will tackle challenges of redefining, adding and constructing additions in busy urban centers.
MODERATOR: Kevin Bell
Henry Moss specializes in the technical and building history aspects of architecture that inform both delicate restoration and large-scale adaptive reuse projects. Moss writes about the theory and practice of architecture as it relates to historic properties and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences on preservation technology. He is a founder of DoCoMoMo/US New England; vice-president of Historic Boston Incorporated; on the Properties Committee of Historic New England; and a sustainability advisor to the Boston Preservation Alliance.
Amy Korté leads the design of Arrowstreet’s large-scaled mixed-use, commercial, and infrastructure projects with a focus on how shifts in technology and social trends impact cities and buildings. In addition to her project work, Korté directs AIR, a series of research and development incubators at Arrowstreet, which range from mixed reality and responsive environments to mobility and mass customization. She has a Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard University and a BFA in Environmental Design from Parsons.
Corporate Quality Manager
Ken Amano helps lead building enclosure review and design-assist, in addition to overseeing overall quality management companywide. Having joined Consigli following 12 years with William Rawn Associates, Amano has a dual perspective of how design is realized through construction; more recently, he has been part of the Boston Public Library and the Harvard Smith Campus Center. Amano received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT.
12:30 – 12:40pm
Closing Remarks, Matt Shaw | The Architect’s Newspaper
Complimentary Lunch for Registered Workshop Attendees