Design a High-Performance Facade

June 25, 2020


We’re taking Facades+ online to virtually connect some of the world’s most productive building professionals.

Much like the national event series we have developed over the past decade, the conference will comprise panels, keynote addresses, and afternoon workshops, as well as networking breaks for both our attendees and sponsors.

Earn up to 6 AIA HSW CEUs

Meet with sponsors and learn about products

Hear speakers on the main stage

Connect with other attendees during breakout sessions



Facade design always has to strike the right balance between aesthetics and technical detailing—no easy feat. Indeed, architects and designers are expected to satisfy the demands of the client while also meeting performance standards and local building regulations. Facades+ panelists will talk through their process by highlighting exemplary case studies, innovative materials, and strategies for overcoming facade challenges.

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Alan Maskin

Principal | Owner

Olson Kundig

Blair Payson


Olson Kundig

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Virtual Doors Open

9:15 AM - 9:20 AM


  • Dionne Darling

    VP of Brand Partnerships

    The Architect’s Newspaper

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote Restorative Environmental Design: Facades and the Human-Nature Relationship

  • Pam Campbell


    COOKFOX Architects

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM


  • Simplifying the Facade Design with Prefabricated Envelope Solutions
  • Speed Building Construction and Reduces Costs with J-Edge Anchor
  • STX Laminam Ceramic Architectural Panels
  • Designing Visually Dynamic Facades with Coil and Extrusion Coatings
  • Cost effective facades
  • Less Green for Less Green
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Case Study 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


  • Bungane Mehlomakulu

    Managing Principal

    Integral Group

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM


  • Meeting Your Aesthetic Vision and Budget with Target Value Design
  • Reduce Thermal Bridging At Façade Connection Points with J-Edge Anchor
  • Security Glazing and Testing
  • ISO Clip – Thermally Broken sub-framing attachment system
  • Designing Visually Dynamic Facades with Coil and Extrusion Coatings
  • A straight and thermally broken wall
  • Less Green for Less Green
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Deep Dive 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 Prestbo

    Director of Technical Resources, Associate Principal


up to 4
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Poking Holes in Your Air Barrier System

1 HSW Credit

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  • Dante Marimpietri

    Test Facility Manager, Technical Services

    Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

  • Marcy Tyler

    Director, Building Science

    Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Discover the WHY’S and HOW’s of BIG GLASS in Architecture

1 LU Credit

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  • Louis Moreau

    Head, Technology & Innovation


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Exterior Cladding Innovation

1 AIA/CES Elective CE Hour

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  • Brendan Mercier

    National Facades Manager

    Cosentino North America

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Understanding Low-E Coatings

1 HSW Credit

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  • Steve Cohen

    National Architectural Manager


Early Bird

  • 79

    First 50 registrants


  • 99


  • 15


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Shabnam Zia
212-966-0630 ext. 62


Diana Darling
212-966-0630 ext. 11


Karen Diaz
212-966-0630 ext. 19


Matthew Marani
212-966-0630 ext. 25


Ankit Rauniyar
212-966-0630 ext. 18