DAY 1 – 8 CEUs

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.

LA | THE EMERGING CITY

Symposium Agenda

7:45 – 8:25am

Check in & Breakfast

8:25 – 8:35am

Welcome

Diana Darling

Diana Darling

Publisher

The Architect’s Newspaper

Bio »

Michael Volk

Michael Volk

Principal

Gensler

Bio »

Olivier Sommerhalder

Olivier Sommerhalder

Principal

Gensler

Bio »

8:35 – 8:40am

Diamond Presenting Partner by Vitro

Tan Diep

Tan Diep

National Sales Manager

Vitro

Bio »

8:40 – 8:50am

Civic Perspective

Christopher Hawthorne

Christopher Hawthorne

Chief Design Officer

City of Los Angeles

Bio »

8:50– 9:45am

Morning Keynote

Fokke Moerel

Fokke Moerel

Principal

MVRDV

Bio »

9:45 – 10:35am

MATERIALS Materiality & Fabrication: Innovative Design Thinking and Execution.

These three panelists literally think out of the box, collaborating with architects and clients to meet challenging design problems with bespoke solutions, using digital fabrication and unique materials ranging from metal mesh systems, composites like GFRC and lightweight FRP cladding, to aluminum and concrete panels.

Moderator: Michael Volk, Gensler

Bill Kreysler

Bill Kreysler

Founder

Kreysler & Associates

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David Freeland

David Freeland

FreelandBuck

Bruce Nichol

Bruce Nichol

Front

10:35 – 10:45am

Methods+Materials Presentation by Neolith

10:45 – 11:15am

Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery

11:15 – 11:45am

The Firm Spotlight: Griffin Enright Architects

This progressive practice bridges the profession and the academy as active educators and researchers. They pursue unexpected solutions to transform overlooked conditions into landmark projects through their expertise in construction techniques and community engagement. Working with materials such as photovoltaic glass and ETFE, integrating ecologically responsible systems, they create new ways of thinking about facades in both small and large scale projects.

Margaret Griffin

Margaret Griffin

Co-founder/Principal

Griffin Enright Architects

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11:45am – 12:35pm

ENERGY Net Zero to Net Positive: De-carbonizing Los Angeles

The building skin is the first line in environmental accountability, and LA presents unique environmental challenges. These leaders in sustainable design examine systems and materials which meet or exceed the California Energy Code by minimizing a building’s environmental impact over the long term, while enhancing the experience of its users and adding value for its owners.

Moderator: Lance Hosey

Fabian Kremkus

Fabian Kremkus

Design Principal

CO Architects

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Dirk Kestner

Dirk Kestner

Director of Sustainable Design

Walter P Moore

Bio »

Lance Hosey

Lance Hosey

Design Director and Regional Sustainability Leader

Gensler

Bio »

12:35 – 12:45pm

Methods+Materials Presentation by YKK

Jeanette Schieferle

Jeanette Schieferle

Architectural Sales Representative

YKK AP America Inc.

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12:45-1:30pm

Complimentary Networking Lunch

1:30-1:35pm

Remarks by Diana Darling

1:35 – 2:30pm

Afternoon Keynote

Michel Rojkind

Michel Rojkind

Architect

Rojkind Arquitectos & WeWork

Photo Credit: Santiago Ruiseñor

2:30-3:25pm

TYPOLOGY Hi Rise, Higher Density and its Impact on LA

The changing makeup of DTLA and KTown present new opportunities to transform not only LA’s image, but it’s quality of life by examining density. Mixed use, and large-scale Transit Oriented Developments create vertical neighborhoods of interactive public spaces, bringing a new vitality to formerly underutilized areas, while increasing use of public transit. Facade case studies will include the SOM/P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S collaboration Olympia and others.

Moderator: Olivier Sommerhalder

Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Vice President

Trammell Crow

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Georgina Huljich

Georgina Huljich

Principal, Managing Director

PATTERNS

Bio »

Michael Volk

Michael Volk

Principal

Gensler

Bio »

3:25-3:35pm

Methods+Materials Presentation by Kuraray

3:35-3:40pm

Remarks

Steve Schohan

Steve Schohan

Marketing and Communications

YKK AP

3:40-4:10pm

Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery

4:10-5:05pm

RE-USE Adaptive Reuse and Context

Adaptive reuse acknowledges the historic character and authentic materials of existing properties, which, when retrofit, allow for an extended, greener lifespan. These transformative projects are based on the “good bones” of the building. Creating contextual facade designs which are environmentally upgraded are the challenges met by these three panelists discussing the former Ford factory-turned Warner Music HQ, RowDTLA, and smaller residential and mid-size projects.

Moderator: Roger Sherman

Sebastian Salvadó

Sebastian Salvadó

Creative Director

Rios Clementi Hale Studios

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Jonah Sonnenborn

Jonah Sonnenborn

Head of Real Estate

Access Industries

Bio »

Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman

Design Director

Gensler
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MODERATOR

5:05-5:15pm

Closing Remarks

Diana Darling, The Architect’s Newspaper

5:15-7:00pm

Cocktail Reception | Methods+Materials Gallery

*Schedule and speakers subject to change