Agenda

Symposium

Wednesday, March 20th

Times in ET

8:00 - 9:30 AM ET

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery local_cafe

9:30 - 9:40 AM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
The Architect's Newspaper

9:40 - 9:45 AM

Jason Wright
Principal
Hickok Cole

9:45 - 10:30 AM

20 Mass Ave project is a unique mixed-use development with a variety of facade typologies. It’s main programs include the The Royal Sonesta Hotel, new office space, retail, restaurant, and an amenities penthouse. These programs wrap around a 10-story central atrium that bring your eye upward towards the sky. The sleek minimalistic glazing cascades downwards and reflects its surroundings. Janki Bhatia and Andrew Graham, the project architects from Leo A Daly will walk us through the story of design intent. Paul Totten, the facade consultant will get into the knitty-gritty details of the facade and detailing, and Thilo Wilhelmsen of DPR Construction will share insights into the collaboration of completing this exemplary adaptive reuse story.

Moderated by: Jason Wright

Thilo Wilhelmsen
Manager | Building Envelope
DPR Construction
Janki Bhatia
Project Architect
LEO A DALY
Andrew Graham
Senior Architect
LEO A DALY
Paul Totten
Building Enclosures Practice Leader
WSP
Matt O’Malley
Preconstruction and Commercial Market Lead at DPR Construction
DPR Construction

10:30 - 10:45 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, code requirements, and products, and hear what’s next for the industry.

Moderated by: Jason Wright

Tim Nass
VP of Sales
SAFTI FIRST

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break local_cafe

11:15 - 11:45 AM

Jason Danielson, GSA’s Building Envelope Leader will present on ensuring building envelope quality and performance. High-performing and resilient envelopes are key parts to the GSA’s stewardship of federal properties. Jason will provide details into the GSA’s approach to envelopes and its many programs such as the P100, GSA BECx, Design and Construction Excellence that were created to better work with architects and contractors.

Moderated by: Jason Wright

Jason Danielson
National Advisor - Building Enclosures
GSA

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Since its founding in 1888, National Geographic has called the District of Columbia its home. Over generations the headquarters on 16th street and subsequent campus expanded to better serve their mission; use the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world”.  BASE CAMP is the next step in this evolution and includes a reimagined central plaza, new entry pavilion and an interior/exhibit renovation that transforms the existing quiet campus into vibrant and dynamic destination.

Currently under construction and delivering in late 2025, Tom Corrado, Associate Principal at Hickok Cole, will lead a panel that offers a sneak peek into several of the innovative solutions. The panel includes Mark Ramirez, Principal and Project Director at Hickok Cole, Colin Davis, Associate and Project Architect at Hickok Cole and Brian Lantz, Project Executive at Hitt Contracting.

It is not often that “wonder” is a requirement for a project team!  In order to match the intent of National Geographic’s mission statement and to embody the spirt of exploration, education, and storytelling, the design and construction highlights multitude state-of-the-art building technologies, including a spectacular nighttime show on the building façade made possible by jumbo- size, electrochromic glass.  To help with the overall spatial composition of the pavillion design in the plaza, the team used parametric modeling design technology in conjunction with a Solid Surface “eyebrow” to create a dynamic and balanced building façade.

Moderated by: Tom Corrado

Mark Ramirez
Managing Director
Hickok Cole
Colin Davis
Project Architect
Hickok Cole
Brian Lantz
Project Executive
HITT
Tom Corrado
Associate Principal
Hickok Cole

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery Break restaurant

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Leading construction firms of the area will convene to discuss the trajectory of construction and fabrication, including new trends in technology, sustainability, and circularity. As a significant driver of energy consumption and operational carbon, the building envelope is at the forefront of every green-building project. Led by local experts in the field, this roundtable will propose practical solutions for envelope efficiency which attendees will be able to implement in their own practice. Topics will include the use of high-performance cladding and alternative materials, advanced systems for temperature regulation, as well as strategies for sustainable sourcing.

Moderated by: Tom Corrado

Molly Raglani
Vice President
Clark Construction
Isaiah Walston
Director of Sustainability
HITT
Brian DeWitt
Division Vice President
Whiting-Turner

2:15 PM - 3:00 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, code requirements, and products, and hear what’s next for the industry.

Moderated by: Jason Wright

Aaron Alterman
Curtain Wall & Facade Specialist
STI Specified Technologies
Tyler Fowler
Director of North American Sales
Dri-Design

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break local_cafe

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

The Stacks is a livable urban oasis that fosters many options for urban dwellers. The procession of mixed-use buildings incorporated in this development feature warm, human scaled facades. Follow the winding Corso through a neighborhood of sophisticated walk-up maisonettes, inviting boutique retail, and incredible views of the city and the water. Discover a myriad of local gathering spots, unsurpassed amenities, and pop-up exhibits that invite you to linger and return.

Moderated by: Jason Wright

P. Christian Bailey
Director
Morris Adjmi
Jeffrey Kerr
Building Technology Division Head
SGH
Andrew Christopher
Real Estate Developer
Akridge

4:15 - 4:45 PM

The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Academic Building (ICAB) is a 300,000gsf computer science/ computer engineering building that will be the centerpiece of a new Virginia Tech campus in Northern Virginia. The ICAB massing and facade is fundamentally heliomorphic, shaped by solar movement for daylighting, heat gain reduction, and photovoltaic power generation. The building mass is faceted, informed by a generative algorithm that utilized AI processes for analysis. Each facet was optimized for daylighting, glare, views, heat gain, PV power generation, and urban form.  The building is currently under construction and will open in late 2024.

Moderated by: Tom Corrado

Dongyeop Lee
Co-Leader of Computational Design
SmithGroup
Peter He
Associate
SmithGroup

4:45 - 5:00 PM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
The Architect's Newspaper

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Party

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