Chicago

October 7

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The premier conference on high performance building enclosures

In its 10th year, Facades+ continues to bring together the world’s most talented building professionals.

Facades+ Returns to the Windy City with an all-new program featuring the latest development in building enclosure design and technology. Co-Chaired by Stephen Katz and Ashley Rogow of Gensler’s Chicago Office this program will cover everything from high-performance facades, to new iconic projects across the city and region, and strategies for increasing climate resilience and energy performance.

Here are some of the themes we'll explore at Facades+ Chicago

  • Facades and Energy Performance: Challenges and Solutions
  • Fabrication Futures: Advances in Materials for Building Envelope Excellence
  • New Definitions of Good Façade Design: Expanding the Envelope

CO-CHAIRS

Stephen Katz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, Technical Director

Gensler

Ashley Rogow

Architectural & Technical Designer

Gensler

What past attendees have said

The FACADES+ conference offers architectural participants at all levels of experience great opportunities. Recent graduates learn from experts and develop a basic understanding of facade issues to share with their colleagues. Seasoned professionals contribute to the development of a richer facade design vocabulary within the profession.

Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA
Principal
Leers Weinzapfel Associates (Boston)

Over the past 10 years, Facades+ has grown and evolved into a vital voice of the facades industry. As someone who has grown with the conference, attending as a participant at the second ever NYC event, to host city co-chair, featured speaker, panelist, and co-leader of the wildly popular Enclosure Detailing Workshop series, Facades+ has provided a much needed forum for facade geeks, creating a vibrant community that we so desperately needed.

Bradford J. Prestbo, FAIA
Director of Operations, Placetailor

I was challenged to be honest to the materials and essence of the facade and what it represents in the program behind it. I also came away feeling we can strive for higher quality facades in idea, form, and technology regardless of a market driven architectural environment.

Michael Joyce
Senior Architect
STANTEC ARCHITECTURE

What Facades+ did well was prepare thoughtful sequencing, integrating owners, educators, contractors, politicians, consultants, engineers, architects, and vendors into an overarching discussion which worked in parallel with one’s attention span for engaging, compelling ideas.

Allan Horton, AIA
Associate
Davis Brody Bond

This event fosters idea generation and creative thinking. This is at the heart of 3M’s innovative culture so Facades+ is the perfect place for us to meet with like-minded people who look for new and better ways of doing things.

Steve Austin
Global Technical Service Specialist
3M

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