Enclosure Innovations
on the West Coast

December 5, 2020


Facades+ is moving online to virtually connect some of the world’s most productive building professionals on the West Coast.

From Southern California to the Puget Sound, the American West Coast is home to some of the nation’s leading architects, engineers, and designers. The impact of their work is not only felt across the country, but throughout the four corners of the world. This online conference, co-chaired by Olson Kundig, will highlight work in both the region and afar.

Earn up to 12 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 8:45am - 6:30pm PT

Earn up to 8 AIA HSW CEUs

8:45 AM PT

Virtual Doors Open

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM PT


  • Alan Maskin

    Principal | Owner

    Olson Kundig

  • Blair Payson


    Olson Kundig

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM PT


  • Dang Qun

    Principal Partner

    MAD Architects

  • MODERATOR Alan Maskin

    Principal | Owner

    Olson Kundig

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM PT

Capturing Movement: Challenges and Solutions to Kinetic Design

The rise of the custom manufacture of facade and structural components is raising the bar for kinetic design. This panel will hone in on two innovative case studies; the renovation of Seattle's Space Needle and the soon to be complete Uber HQ in San Francisco. Joint presentations will be led by Olson Kundig principal Blair Payson and Fives Lund senior engineer Wade Morris, and SHoP Architects associate principal Shannon Han and Heintges senior principal Karen Brandt.

  • Karen Brandt

    Senior Principal


  • Blair Payson


    Olson Kundig

  • Wade Morris

    Senior Project Engineer

    Fives Lund

  • Shannon Han

    Associate Principal

    SHoP Architects

  • MODERATOR Matthew Marani

    Program Manager

    The Architect’s Newspaper

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM PT


  • Metal Mesh Made Easy - Selecting a Pre-Engineered System
  • Stop Wasting Money on Firestopping, Visit STI Firestop
  • Lightweight Cladding
  • 24v Window and Vent Automation and Controls
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM PT

Methods + Materials Gallery Break
Virtual Trade Show

11:50 AM to 12:50 PM PT

Research & Development: In-House Teams Driving Innovation

Advances in facade design, especially in the realm of digital design and advanced fabrication, are fundamentally changing how architects work. Notably, firms across the country are increasingly relying on in-house teams to develop custom software and play an integral role in the design-assist of facade components. This panel will feature two panelists presenting their methodologies and it's impact on recent case studies.

  • MODERATOR Jamie Slagel


    Olson Kundig

  • Mark Nicol


    LMN Architects

  • Tom Wiscombe

    Founding Principal

    Tom Wiscombe Architecture

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM PT


  • Customized Metal Mesh: Transforming Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • Firestopping Done Right – From Design to Project Completion
  • Lightweight Cladding
  • Automated Natural and Hybrid Ventilation Technology
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM PT

Methods + Materials Gallery Break
Virtual Trade Show

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PT

ReSkinning an Icon: A Deep Dive into the Portland Building's Renovation

The extensive overhaul of the Portland Building, which was completed in 2019, is as much a story of correcting technical flaws as it is reestablishing MGA’s original design concept for this civic landmark. This panel will be a deep dive into the project's retrofit, and includes perspectives from DLR Group, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Benson Industries, and Facade Forensics.

  • Erica Ceder

    Senior Associate

    DLR Group

  • Ian Eikanas


    KPFF Consulting Engineers

  • Jeff Heymann

    Vice President

    Benson Industries

  • Michael Lewis


    Facade Forensics

  • MODERATOR Blair Payson


    Olson Kundig

Earn up to 4 AIA HSW CEUs
2:30 PM PT

Ventilated Facade with Porcelain Tiles


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  • John Penta

    Facade Consultant

    TerraCORE Panels

3:30 PM PT

Architectural Mesh Systems - Design Freedom & Functionality

1 LU/HSW Credit

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  • Ivan Zorn

    Cambridge Architectural

4:30 PM PT

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

1 LU/HSW Credit

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  • Michael Zanotelli

    Façade & Curtain Wall Specialist - Western US & Canada

    STI Firestop

5:30 PM PT

Intelligent Window and Vent Control Technology for Natural Ventilation

1 LU/HSW Credit

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  • Mia Brondum

    Sales Director



(Day 1)

  • 89

Symposium + Workshop
(Day 1 + Day 2)

  • 125

(Day 1)

  • 25


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Diana Darling
212-966-0630 ext. 11


Dionne Darling
212-966-0630 ext. 60


Marty Wood
212-966-0630 ext. 23


Sultan Mashriqi
212-966-0630 ext. 33