DAY 1
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.

Earn up to 8 AIA HSW LU.

7:45 - 8:40 AM PST

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery

8:40 - 8:50 AM

  • Dionne Darling
    VP, Brand Partnerships
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

8:50 - 8:55 AM

  • Speaker
    Jamilla Walcott
    Director of Marketing and Product Management

8:55 - 9:55 AM

  • Keynote
    Tom Wiscombe
    Principal
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

9:55 - 10:55 AM

Los Angeles leads the way in reducing buildings’ impact on climate. Increasing attention is paid to implementing responsible practices through facade design and is driving the industry forward. Energy codes, zoning, and materials are evolving to keep up with the demand to design with a lighter touch on the environment. These Experts will present high-performance facade projects that deploy strategies that reduce carbon, incorporate healthy materials, and drastically cut energy usage.

  • Speaker
    Kevin Daly, FAIA
    Founder and Principal
  • Speaker
    Brian Rogers
    Technical Project Manager
  • Speaker
    Jeffrey Dunn
    Senior Project Director
  • Speaker
    Mike Martinez, LEED AP
    Associate
  • Co-Chair
    Avideh Haghighi
    Associate Principal

10:55 - 11:05 AM

  • Logan Davidenko
    Account Manager

11:05 - 11:35 AM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break

11:35 PM - 12:35 PM

It is common knowledge among building industry professionals that building operations account for approximately 40% of global emissions. Since the founding of Architecture 2030, our industry has been highly successful at reducing building energy consumption and making buildings more operationally efficient. More importantly, we continue to make progress in the quest for net zero. Panelists will present and discuss a deep dive into how to reduce carbon in the design and operation of building enclosures.

  • Speaker
    Laura Karnath
    Senior Enclosure Technical Designer
  • Speaker
    Dirk Kestner
    Principal, Director of Sustainable Design
  • Speaker
    Isabelle Hens
    MS student in Building Science, Technology and Sustainability
  • Speaker
    Sophie Pennetier
    Associate Director - Special Projects

12:35 - 12:45 PM

  • Russell Williams, P.E.
    Architectural Sales Representative

12:45 - 1:30 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery Break

1:30 - 1:40 PM

  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

1:40 - 2:40 PM

  • Keynote
    Mariana Ibanez
    Principal
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

2:40- 3:40 PM

The SoFi Stadium is hard to miss. It is the centerpiece of Inglewood’s brand-new Hollywood Park, and, in its deft engineering and material craft, raises the international bar for stadium design. The open-air stadium houses three state-of-the-art venues under one monumental roof canopy built of tens of thousands of perforated anodized aluminum panels and fritted ETFE; both of which render the site breathable and daylit beyond belief. This panel will bring together HKS Architects and structural and facade engineer Walter P Moore, along with facade consultant Studio NYL, in a detailed presentation and discussion of how the project came together.

  • Speaker
    Kais Al-Rawi
    Senior Associate
  • Speaker
    Manzer Mirkar, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
    Vice President
  • Speaker
    Niel Prunier, AIA
    Senior Project Architect
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

3:40 - 3:45 PM

  • Tan Diep
    National Architectural Manager

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Mid-Century icons across the country are approaching the end of their lifespans, and their renovation provides an opportunity to upgrade outdated facade and vital building systems to conform with the performance demands of today. This panel will explore two deep retrofits and the reuse of mid-century modern buildings. These projects brought the buildings up to high performance standards and accommodated new programs while retaining the history and character of their original design intentions. We will take a close look at Paul Revere Williams-designed Pritzker Hall with CO Architects and KPFF and more.

  • Speaker
    Phillip White, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
  • Speaker
    Mark Hershberg
    Principal
  • Speaker
    James Woolum
    Partner
  • Speaker
    Amy Leedham AIA, LEED AP ND, WELL AP
    Associate, San Francisco
  • Co-Chair
    Avideh Haghighi
    Associate Principal

5:15 - 5:20 PM

  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief
  • Co-Chair
    Avideh Haghighi
    Associate Principal

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception
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Credit type: 1 HSW AIA
Provider: STI Firestop

This course is designed to eliminate the confusion associated with the basics of perimeter fire containment systems. Fully understanding the role and value of tested perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever-changing and complex designs cannot be overstated and understanding the unique challenges of these designs present are critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.

Learning Objectives
  • Fully understand the basics of curtain walls and how they perform in a fire
  • Understand the development of the IBC and State building codes in North America regarding the requirements for perimeter fire barrier systems
  • Fully understand the impact of the ASTM E 2307 test standard on actual test that have been run. This easily documents the impact and severity of the new code requirement
  • Design for success: Understanding the basics of all non backpan perimeter fire containment tested system
  • To make understanding of curtain wall basics fun and easily understood
  • Eric Lacroix
    Director, Strategic Accounts Construction

Credit type: 1 AIA
Provider: Kururay

This presentation will focus on the need for security glazing to protect people and property from human attacks and severe weather. Laminated glass can provide intrusion resistance, as well as protection from flying glass that occurs after a bomb blast. Bullet resistant laminates are designed specifically to stop bullet penetration and fragmentation.  Industry standards for testing and specifying security glazing will be reviewed, including standards for physical attack, bomb blast, ballistics and wind-borne debris protection.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the growing concern for terrorist attacks, including shootings in schools.
  • Understand how laminated glass provides intrusion, blast, ballistics, and wind-borne debris protection.
  • Identify test standards and requirements for security applications.
  • Identify architectural applications where security glazing is required, including courthouses and embassies.
  • Alberto Alarcon
    Marketing Specialist
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Workshop by Cosentino, TBA

Credit type: 1 AIA LU
Provider: Agrob Butchal

This course provides an overview of the properties of photocatalytic ceramic tiles including the science, health benefits and applications.

Learning Objectives
  • Summarize the chemical process of photocatalytic oxidation and state how this process contributes to keeping surfaces clean and microbe free.
  • List the properties of PCOs and the environmental and economic factors associated with each property.
  • Explain how photocatalytic oxidation contributes to enhanced air quality in terms of odor and VOC decomposition, and NOx removal.
  • Identify the applications and environmental benefits of using PCOs in order to specify them for appropriate projects.
  • Luke Hartmann
    President
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