Building Envelope Strategies
in the Southwest

November 5, 2020


Facades+ is moving online to virtually connect some of the world’s most productive building professionals in the Southwest.

The American Southwest is home to a thriving architecture and engineering industry; shaping one of the fastest growing regions in the country. This online conference, co-chaired by Walter P Moore, will highlight work in both the region and afar.

Earn up to 7 AIA HSW CEUs

Meet with sponsors and learn about products

Hear speakers on the main stage

Connect with other attendees during breakout sessions

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Alan Maskin

Principal | Owner

Olson Kundig

Blair Payson


Olson Kundig

Program 9:15am - 6:00pm CT

Earn up to 3 AIA HSW CEUs

9:15 AM CT

Virtual Doors Open

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM CT


  • Dionne Darling

    VP of Brand Partnerships

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Dirk Kestner CO-CHAIR

    Director of Sustainable Design

    Walter P Moore

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM CT

Facade Retrofit: Recladding Strategies to Boost Performance

Across the country, cities are experiencing spates of new development. Nestled within these same urban areas, however, are legacy “architectures” spanning myriad typologies and waiting to be adapted for contemporary use. This panel will highlight two case studies that exemplify this trend and attest to the technical intricacies of breathing new life into historic structures.

  • Rachel Calafell


    Walter P Moore

  • Joseph Welker

    Studio Director

    James Carpenter Design Associates

  • Katharine McClellan

    Senior Designer

    James Carpenter Design Associates

  • Dirk Kestner MODERATOR

    Director of Sustainable Design

    Walter P Moore

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM CT


  • Metal Mesh Made Easy - Selecting a Pre-Engineered System
  • Stop Wasting Money on Firestopping, Visit STI Firestop
  • Lightweight Cladding
  • Choose Framing First for High-Performance Facades
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM CT

Methods + Materials Break
Virtual Trade Show

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM CT

Facing the Big One: Straightforward Solutions that Prioritize Resiliency

As was most recently demonstrated by Hurricane Laura, the Gulf Coast is prone to severe, increasingly frequent tropical cyclones. While no substitute for long-term urban planning policies, building enclosures can be designed, detailed, and upgraded to mitigate disaster. Panelists will illustrate topical strategies through varied case studies, with an eye toward identifying widely applicable solutions.

  • Dirk Kestner MODERATOR

    Director of Sustainable Design

    Walter P Moore

  • Trey Trahan


    Trahan Architects

  • Ann Yoachim

    Director & Professor

    The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design | Tulane School of Architecture

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM CT


  • Customized Metal Mesh: Transforming Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • Firestopping Done Right – From Design to Project Completion
  • Lightweight Cladding
  • Choose Framing First for High-Performance Facades
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Methods + Materials Break
Virtual Trade Show

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Museum District Rising: A Closer Look at the Kinder Building

Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts offers a constellation of high-profile works from big-name architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Rafael Moneo, and Lake|Flato. Joining this eclectic bunch is the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, a 200,000-square-foot museum expansion designed by Steven Holl Architects. This panel will peer behind the building’s semiopaque glass “curtain,” an ingenious response to the region’s age-old scourges—stifling heat and intense daylight.

  • Chris McVoy

    Senior Principal

    Steven Holl Architects

  • Olaf Schmidt


    Steven Holl Architects

  • Roman Schieber

    Associate Director

    Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering

  • Nadir Abdessemed

    Project Manager


  • Laura Karnath MODERATOR

    Senior Enclosure Technical Designer

    Walter P Moore

Earn up to 4 AIA HSW CEUs
2:00 PM CT

Ventilated Facade with Porcelain Tiles


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  • John Penta

    Facade Consultant

    TerraCORE Panels

3:00 PM CT

Architectural Mesh Systems - Design Freedom & Functionality

1 LU/HSW Credit

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  • Ivan Zorn

    Sales Manager / Technical Specialist

    Cambridge Architectural

4:00 PM CT

Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems for Today’s Hybrid Window Wall Designs

1 LU/HSW Credit

Course Description »

  • Aaron Alterman

    Facades and Curtain Wall Specialist

    STI Firestop

5:00 PM CT

Proper Application of Storefronts, Window Walls and Curtain Walls

1 HSW Credit

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  • Michael Platt

    YKK AP Architectural Sales Representative


Full Day Pricing

Symposium + Afternoon CE Strong Courses. Earn up to 7 AIA HSW CEUs.

Early Bird

  • 79

    First 50 registrants

General Admission

  • 99


  • 15


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Shabnam Zia
212-966-0630 ext. 62


Diana Darling
212-966-0630 ext. 11


Marty Wood


Ankit Rauniyar
212-966-0630 ext. 18