Agenda

Symposium

Friday, October 7

Times in CST

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery

9:30 - 9:40 AM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
The Architect's Newspaper
Stephen Katz
Senior Associate, Technical Director
Gensler
Ashley Rogow
Architectural & Technical Designer
Gensler

9:40 - 10:40 AM

Recent advancements in facade design and material engineering have created major improvements in building envelope energy performance. While this has had a direct positive impact on operational energy use, major improvements will be required in order to meet the coming net zero energy targets. Panelists will discuss facade design and engineering trends that offer both challenges and potential solutions on the road to greater sustainability, including enhanced solar protection, thermal comfort, natural ventilation, and low-carbon materials.

Paulina Szpiech
Associate
Buro Happold
Stephanie Chiricuta
Project Engineer
Thornton Tomasetti
Lucas Tryggestad
Technical Principal
Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Ashley Rogow
Architectural & Technical Designer
Gensler

10:40 - 10:45 AM

Kurt Wenzel
Architectural Sales Rep

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break

11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

This roundtable with leading building materials manufacturers will discuss the advanced materials newly available and just around the corner. Learn how architects can work together with manufacturers to build with the latest, most up-to-date technologies and projects, and hear what’s next for the industry.

Kyle Sword
Business Development Manager
Pilkington
Aaron Alterman
Curtain Wall & Facade Specialist
STI Specified Technologies
Marty Wood
Program Director
The Architect's Newspaper

12:05 - 1:00 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery Break

1:00 - 1:30 PM

New buildings in the Lincoln Yards development and Fulton Market areas of Chicago offer insights into market trends that are shaping our urban fabric. New facades are reshaping these parts of the city, shifting where and how Chicagoans work. These case studies will explore how designers at Gensler and developers at Sterling Bay are working together to achieve envelopes that wrap programmatically unique buildings, offering roadmaps for collaborative design work.

Michael Townsend
Senior Associate
Gensler
Maria Tasada
Associate
Gensler
Rick Kintigh
VP-Architecture
Sterling Bay
Stephen Katz
Senior Associate, Technical Director
Gensler

1:30 - 2:30 PM

The days of good façade design being measured on a purely aesthetic scale are long gone. While aesthetics are still an important factor, energy and environmental performance are shaping the future of facade design. For a façade design to be considered successful, it must play a vital role in reducing the energy impact of a building, and contribute in meaningful ways to building occupant comfort and well-being. Join us for a conversation on how building envelope aesthetics are shifting in response to new materials, code requirements, and client requests for environmentally stronger facades.

Juan Gabriel Moreno
President
JGMA
John Peronto
Senior Principal
Thornton Tomasetti
Ashley Rogow
Architectural & Technical Designer
Gensler

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The realities of repurposing our aging stock of buildings often means addressing the critical connection of original and new façade work. Aesthetic design choices for these details reveal much about how we value the original design compared to new construction. Connections between old and new facade systems, especially in terms of performance, are crucial. Panelists panel will discuss successful strategies for merging the old and the new in their work, and how market trends influence this debate.

Edward M Peck, FAIA LEED AP
Managing Director
Edward PECK DESIGN
Amy Preston
Managing Principal
Preston Design & Construction Consulting LLC
Anthony Cinnamon
Associate Principal
WJE
Stephen Katz
Senior Associate, Technical Director
Gensler

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Mariusz Klemens and Juan M. Villafañe of Krueck Sexton Partners will present the International Square Food Hall, a case study for a naturally ventilated building in Washington DC. They will discuss the project background, main design drivers, and detailing, offering solutions for natural ventilation as needs for occupant comfort are changing.

Mariusz Klemens
Associate Principal
Krueck Sexton Partners
Juan Villafañe
Partner
Krueck Sexton Parnters
Ashley Rogow
Architectural & Technical Designer
Gensler

4:30 - 4:40 PM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
The Architect's Newspaper
Ashley Rogow
Architectural & Technical Designer
Gensler
Stephen Katz
Senior Associate, Technical Director
Gensler

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