SYMPOSIUM + Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery

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


Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery



  • Diana Darling


    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • CO-CHAIR Yuegne Cha

    Associate Principal

    Krueck+Sexton Architects

  • CO-CHAIR Don Semple

    Associate Principal

    Krueck+Sexton Architects


Achieving COTE: Facade Design and Energy Modeling at the Amherst Science Center

The Amherst Science Center is a recent example of Payette's groundbreaking work in the field of high-performance facade design with an emphasis on sustainability. This panel will discuss Payette's first steps in approaching such projects, the tools at their disposal, and the key role collaborators such as Integral Group have in the successful design and completion of COTE-awarded projects. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q & A.

  • Andrea Love

    Principal, Director of Building Science


  • Jeffrey Abramson

    Senior Associate



Networking Break | Methods+Materials Gallery


Thermal Bridging: Detailing Problems and Their Solutions

The panel, led by frequent collaborators Studio NYL and Sasaki, will be a deep-dive into the problem of thermal bridging. The panelists will present a particular thermal diagram with a run-through of how the detail is typically solved. The run-through of the detail will be followed by an review and analysis, and then extrapolated to other details and conditions.

  • Will Babbington

    Principal and Facade Design

    Studio NYL

  • Chris O'Hara

    Founding Principal

    Studio NYL

  • Bradford J. Prestbo

    Senior Associate



Networking Break | Methods+Materials Gallery


Panel 3

  • TBD

Closing Remarks by Diana Darling