SYMPOSIUM + Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery
4 HSW CEUs

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.

Symposium Agenda

7:30-8:30am

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery

8:30-8:40am

Welcome

  • Diana Darling

    Publisher

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • CO-CHAIR Jeff Abramson

    Senior Associate

    Payette

  • CO-CHAIR Andrea Love

    Principal, Director of Building Science

    Payette

8:40-9:40am

Performance, Net Zero & Facade Design on Campus

Boston universities provide a proving ground for high-tech building envelope design, integral to reaching net zero through better performance. Case studies include Amherst's new Science Center, MIT's Site 4 Kendall Sq., and Boston University's Center for Computing & Data Sciences.

  • Jeff Abramson

    Senior Associate

    Payette

  • Montgomery Forman

    Director

    Island Exterior Fabricators

  • Harry Lowd

    Senior Project Manager

    NADAAA

  • Roberto Bicchiarelli

    Lead Concept Designer – Business Dev. Mgr. East

    Permasteelisa N.A.

  • MODERATOR Chris O'Hara

    Founding Principal

    Studio NYL

9:40-10:10am

Networking Break | Methods+Materials Gallery

10:10-11:10am

Deep Dive: Winthrop Center, Largest Passive House Office Project

Handel Architects shares what they've learned in using Passive House standards in progressively larger and more complex projects, from New York's Cornell campus and Sendero Verde, to Boston's Winthrop Center. We'll also hear the developer and facade engineer's point of view.

  • Blake Middleton

    Partner

    Handel Architects

  • Kathleen C. MacNeil

    Principal

    Millennium Partners

11:10-11:40am

Networking Break | Methods+Materials Gallery

11:40am-12:40pm

Stepping Away from the Glass Box: Materiality on Mid-Sized Mixed Use Projects

Uncommon use of common materials such as terra cotta, corugated metal, precast concrete, that present an engaging face on the cityscape.

  • Theodore Touloukian

    Owner

    Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

  • Eric Höweler

    Principals

    Höweler & Yoon

  • Meejin Yoon

    Principals

    Höweler & Yoon

  • MODERATOR Andrea Love

    Principal, Director of Building Science

    Payette

12:40-12:50pm

Closing Remarks by Diana Darling