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SYMPOSIUM + Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery
Attend a full day of stimulating presentations and panels organized by The Architect’s Newspaper and the Colorado Building Enclosure Council that examines the fast-paced evolution of facade technology.
Address new perspectives on building skins, and explores innovative, sustainable design practices.
7:30 – 8:30am
8:30 – 8:40am
Principal | Facade Design Director
Will is a Principal and Façade Design Director at Studio NYL. As both architect and engineer; he has designed, realized, written, and presented on award-winning and high performance enclosures around the country and world.
Will is also an active member in numerous professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, an AIA National representative on ASHRAE’s 90.1 envelope subcommittee, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council, and ASTM where he is a voting member on the E06 Performance of Buildings Committee. He is also the National Vice Chair of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC).
Dionne Darling has been with The A|N Media Group for over five years. As A|N’s Associate Publisher, she manages A|N’s Texas headquarters and handles accounts in the West, Southwest and Chicago territories.
Dionne has over 25 years of direct B2B sales and business development experience. Dionne holds an Associate Degree from El Centro Junior College at Dallas, Texas.
Senior Project Architect Stantec Architecture & Chair of COBEC
Alastair Huber is an architect who has been working in Denver the past 18 years. Educated in Halifax, he has also lived and worked in Boston, Chicago, and Boulder. He has been active in promoting the Building Enclosure Council the past 10 years and is currently the president of COBEC, the Colorado Chapter of the BEC which is now a non-profit organization. Alastair believes in free access to information critical to the building industry and advocates for detailing and constructing competently.
8:40 – 9:50am
INSTITUTIONAL Facade Strategies for Curatorial Institutions
This panel will detail the design and delivery of significant museum projects underway in Colorado. The presentations will focus on The Denver Art Museum Welcome Center by Fentress Architects in collaboration with Machado Silvetti, as well as Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s nearly completed United States Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs.
Virtual Design + Construction
Neil Meredith is a New York City based architect who works at the intersection of technology, fabrication, and construction.
He currently works at MG McGrath, a facade fabricator based in Minneapolis. Prior to coming to MGM, Neil worked as a consultant at Gehry Technologies, specializing in complex geometry and parametric design. He also worked for the facade consulting office Front, and another fabricator, Island Industries.
Neil holds a B.S. and M.Arch in Architecture from the University of Michigan. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In the Spring 2010 term Neil was part of the C-BIP studio teaching team at Columbia University GSAPP. He is also a former lecturer in Architecture of the University of Michigan where he operated the schools Digital Fabrication Lab and taught in the areas of design, construction and fabrication. Research into ceramic building materials undertaken at the European Ceramic Workcentre (.ekwc) was published in Loose Fit: Experimental Ceramic Building Materials, as well as Transmaterial 3 and is part of the materials database at Material ConneXion. The project won in the furniture category for the 2009 ID Magazine Annual Design Review.
Yushiro Okamoto joined Diller Scofiodio + Renfro in 2012 and has worked predominantly on academic and cultural projects, including the Museum of Modern Art Expansion, NY (2019), Tianjin Juilliard School, Tianjin, China (2019) and the University of Sydney Susan Wakil Health Building, Sydney, Australia (2020). He is currently leading the design, facade development and DS+R construction administration efforts for the US Olympic Museum, Colorado Springs, CO (2020). Originally from Japan, Okamoto received his M.Arch from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with The Arthur Rotch Prize and B.A. from Keio University with The Shigeru Ito Award.
Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer
Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer
As a Principal with twenty three years of experience in the field and nearly twenty years at Machado Silvetti, Stephanie has a diverse portfolio of cultural, educational and housing projects. She is the Project Director on Denver Art Museum’s North Building Project, which includes the extensive renovation of the 1971 Gio Ponti-designed North Towers and the design and construction of a new welcome center at the heart of the campus. Stephanie is also Project Director on the recently announced Alamo Museum and Visitor Center project, a signature piece of the broader redevelopment of the Alamo Plaza.
Stephanie has a wealth of experience managing complex projects throughout all phases of design and construction. Her most recent efforts have had a focus on master planning and programming for arts and cultural facilities as demonstrated through her work on projects such as the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy Andover, the MassArt Bakalar and Paine Galleries, the Kennedy Theatre and Studio Arts Building at Hamilton College and the McNay Art Museum.
Technical Design Director
Mr. Kirschbaum’s career spans more than 40 years during which time he has distinguished himself as an expert in Project Team Leadership, Project Execution, High-Performance Building Envelope Design, Building Materials Specification, and Sustainable Design. He has served as Project Director for all 8 of Fentress Architects’ high-rise buildings in the Arabian Gulf. Ned was the founding Chairman of the Building Enclosure Council—Colorado and served as an Advisory Group member on the National AIA Building Science Knowledge Community. As Technical Design Director at Fentress Architect, Ned is responsible for the development of the firm’s cutting-edge facades.
Andrea Kalivas Fulton
Deputy Director & Chief Marketing Officer
Andrea Kalivas Fulton
Andrea Kalivas Fulton is deputy director and chief marketing officer for the Denver Art Museum (DAM). She is responsible for the Museum’s earned revenue strategies, including marketing and communications, as well as government affairs and strategic partnerships. She oversees the institution’s technology initiatives and is currently spearheading a master planning and renovation effort for the Museum’s 1971 Gio Ponti-designed North Building.
From 2001 to 2006, Fulton led the communications effort for the museum’s Daniel Libeskind-designed expansion project including local, national and international media relations, marketing and community programs. Following the opening of the Hamilton Building, Fulton led marketing and communications for the new campus, building the museum’s brand identity and visitor participation to new highs. Fulton became deputy director and chief marketing officer in 2012, taking on additional functions including membership, events, retail and guest services.
Prior to joining the DAM, Fulton worked in public relations at both local and national agencies. Fulton was an inaugural member of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Emerging Leaders program and a graduate of 2015 class of Leadership Denver. She was named a Livingston Fellow by the Bonfils Stanton Foundation in May 2016. She is the Board Chair for the Colorado Tourism Office and serves on the board of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. She is a member of the Leadership Advisory Committee for the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Advisory Board for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.
9:50 – 10:10am
10:10 – 11:10am
TECHNOLOGY Integrated Digital Platforms and the Optioneering of Facade Systems
Complex facade systems are increasingly reliant on advanced digital platforms to successfully develop and execute ambitious design concepts. This panel will bring together leading engineers and facade consultants in an exciting analysis of nationwide case studies.
Brian Dale is a co-founder and Principal of Sort Studio, a Denver based, multidisciplinary design practice for innovative and environmentally responsive art, architecture, and design founded in 2016.
Brian was previously an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects in London led by the late Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Prize and RIBA Gold Medal Laureate. At ZHA he led teams in the design of high profile projects in Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Spain and Turkey. Over nine years at ZHA Brian worked on 30 projects across all scales from urban design through architecture and product design. He was the Project Associate for the Sleuk Rith Institute, a genocide studies and leadership institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Project Architect for the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Brian also currently teaches design studios as a Lecturer at the University of Colorado Denver, College of Architecture and Planning. He has lectured at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and ETH Zurich and gave the keynote lecture at the 2015 GRCA Congress. He has been a Course Tutor at the Design Research Lab and Media Studies programs at the Architectural Association in London and a Visiting Seminar Tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
Brian holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London and a Bachelors of Environmental Design with Special Honors from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a Registered Architect in the state of Colorado and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Brian’s lifelong passion for nature and innate sense of place are evident in his environmentally responsive approach and his desire to improve the relationship between people and the built environment.
Sarah specializes in developing innovative practices for design, engineering, detailing and construction management. Her background is in architecture and design, and she has extensive experience with cutting-edge technologies and applications. Her primary interest is in the resolution of complex form into elegant and constructible systems.
After graduating from Yale University, she worked with Frank Gehry on various projects such as the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. She continued her pursuit of unique design challenges with Gehry Technologies (GT) where she helped to maintain design integrity and constructability via an intensive and customized virtual management and delivery process.
O’Hara is facade director for the Skins Group, a division of Studio NYL, established to provide full service facade design specializing in thermal modeling, moisture/condensation analysis, and in-depth detailing. Although Studio NYL is recognized for its skins work with cutting-edge glass and glazing, their team also specializes in digitally fabricated metal skins, GFRC, reinforced polymers, stone, ultra high performance concrete, terra cotta, and traditional precast. O’Hara is currently working on multiple projects in the Boston area.
11:10 – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
RESIDENTIAL Rocky Mountain Residential: Facade Design of Colorado Homes
Residential architecture is an integral aspect of our daily life. Colorado’s architects are executing forward-thinking projects utilizing a rich palette of cladding materials as well as inventive planning strategies. This panel brings together three leading practices; Arch11, Meridian 105, and CCY, in a presentation and discussion of recent projects across the state.
Ken Andrews is a Principal Architect with Arch11, Inc. Arch11 is a boutique architecture practice creating distinctive organic modern design through full architectural, planning, and commercial interior design services. Maintaining studios in Boulder and Denver, Colorado Arch11 practices throughout the Intermountain West. From its inception in 1993, Arch11 is recognized as a leader in design innovation and has the distinct advantage of understanding the regional subtleties of Colorado light, weather extremes, history and modern growth patterns. Our work mediates between the specifics of local sites and the influences of global culture.
Mr. Andrews brings a rigor to Arch11’s design leadership through directing project delivery and implementing new technology into the design and construction process. He is devoted to the belief that architecture should be a visceral, material and technological response to place and use. Ken pushes the practice to innovative project solutions that has led to numerous design awards.
Along with his practice in architecture, Ken is committed to teaching and mentoring students and staff. While on the faculty at the University of Colorado’s College of Architecture and Planning, where he taught for eleven years, Ken was named AIA Colorado’s Instructor of the Year in 2007 and received AIA Colorado’s Mentor of the Year in 2013. Ken continues to engage the academic community through regular lectures, design juries, advisory positions and mentorships.
Ken Andrews is a registered architect in Colorado, Utah, Missouri and Ohio and an active member of the American Institute of Architects. In 2011, Ken was named both AIA Colorado Young Architect of the Year and AIA Western Mountain Region Young Architect.
Todd Kennedy is a Principal with CCY Architects – a nationally-acclaimed design firm known for solutions rooted in place. There he has led a variety of commercial and residential projects throughout the Intermountain West. Currently, Todd is involved in the design of custom residences in Aspen, Telluride and Lake Tahoe; along with various mixed-use and hospitality projects. Todd’s work has been recognized with over a dozen AIA awards. He was recently recognized for his design leadership by the AIA Western Mountain Region council as the recipient of the 2018 AIA10 award. Todd also stays engaged with his community and practice, serving on the board of the Tenth Mountain Hut Association and as a member of the Urban Land Institute-Colorado: Resort, Entertainment, Tourism and Leisure Council.
Karl Wolf is a Project Manager at Meridian 105 Architecture, the 2018 AIA Colorado Young Firm of the Year, based in Denver Colorado. Meridian 105 pursues projects with a bold vision and the courage to step outside of the norm, delivering projects that are truly unique and one of a kind. He attended the University of Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 2008. Since graduating, Karl has consulted with multiple award-winning designers on a variety of projects including: Skydance Bridge, Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, Chesapeake Child Development Center and Chesapeake Car Park 4. At Meridian 105, Karl is heading up the Firehouse Mixed Use project, an adaptive reuse of an 1890’s firehouse, and, a 110-unit mixed use apartment project located in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver Colorado. Karl holds architectural licenses in Colorado and Oklahoma.
Complimentary Networking Lunch
1:30 – 4:30pm
COBEC KEYNOTE Dynamic Interfaces of Water-Resistive Barriers
Water-Resistive Barriers (WRBs) have evolved to serve compound forms and functions. Despite these advances, performance expectations still reflect over-simplistic assumptions and problematical testing methods. Interfaces with modern wall components also remain ill-defined with respect to the WRB’s primary function of liquid water resistance. Industry trends toward component integration have further strained the WRB’s intended role.
This presentation explores new findings from experimental research and computational modeling to demonstrate performance attributes of recognized WRB systems. Moisture transport and storage are reviewed for three dynamic interfaces: A) the exterior insulation interface; B) the substrate interface; and C) the fastener interface. Directives for industry research, testing standards, and product innovation are discussed.
Note this presentation is 3 hours, with two 20 minute networking breaks from 2:20-2:40pm and 3:30-3:50pm.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Doggett is the Founder & CEO of Built Environments, Inc., an architectural & building science consulting firm located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Dr. Doggett’s expertise combines advance building science and computational modeling with extensive field and design experience to help multi-stakeholders achieve resilient, high-performing buildings. He has served as the principal forensic investigator on hundreds of projects involving all markets and all building types. Dr. Doggett currently chairs the Minnesota chapter of the Building Enclosure Council.
*Schedule and speakers subject to change
The Cable Center
The Cable Center
2000 Buchtel Boulevard
Denver, CO 80210
Courtyard Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
1475 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
Single & double rate: $159 plus tax & incidentals.
Cutoff date for the special rate is August 15, 2019.
Reserve online or call 888-238-1753 and identify yourself as a member of the Denver Facades+ Symposium & Expo to receive the special rate.