Wednesday, April 13 - Thursday, April 14

Times in EST

Earn up to 6 AIA HSW LU.

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Check-in & Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 AM

  • Diana Darling
  • Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief
  • Co-Chair
    Blake Middleton, FAIA LEED AP

8:40 - 8:45 AM

  • Speaker
    Jamilla Walcott
    Director of Marketing and Product Management

8:45 - 9:00 AM

  • Jill N. Lerner, FAIA

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, will present a lecture titled ‘Profiles in Abstraction’ to discuss the use of readily
available corrugated metal panels to develop rich systems of articulation. Box rib panels are considered
in particular detail through a series of projects by Marlon Blackwell Architects over the last 20 years.
These projects illustrate the effects of combining standardized systems with selective customization in
color, pattern, and detail, resulting in the elevation of this otherwise humble material towards a system
of articulation where less is truly more. Over time, the exploration of a reductive material palette and
serial abstraction at a variety of scales has begun to suggest collateral systems of articulation and inform
other materials including caustic metals and terra cotta. The innate structural properties of metal
panels have also led to structural explorations of the Quonset and to the development of custom colors
for deliberate effects, creating connections to the artifacts of transportation and to specific landscapes.

  • Keynote
    Marlon Blackwell, FAIA
  • Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Join Sara Gonzalez, Marc McQuade, and Lisa Rammig for an in-depth discussion on 130 William and other projects as New York City shifts from the paradigm of flat-glass facades to hybrid opaque projects with complex facade geometries. Learn more about the challenges of constructing precast at new heights for the city, and the future of sustainability considerations for buildings long after they are complete. How do we consider life cycles from the beginning stages of the design process, and how do we incorporate innovative technologies and design processes as buildings continue to rise in height and increase in complexity?

  • Lisa Rammig
  • Sara Gonzalez
    Senior Building Envelope Consultant
  • Marc McQuade
    Associate Principal
  • Co-Chair
    Blake Middleton, FAIA LEED AP

11:00-11:10 AM

  • Richard Whittington
    Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Erie Architectural Products

11:10 - 11:40 AM

Methods + Materials Break

11:40 AM - 12:05 PM

How do you approach building the design of a Mies van der Rohe building in the 21st century? Hear from Thomas Phifer and Partners founding partner Stephen Dayton about how they turned the 1952 design of a former fraternity house into a 10,000 square foot home for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University Bloomington. The presentation will delve into the challenges of insulation that many Modernist structures are infamous for, and the larger design challenge of adapting midcentury designs for contemporary performance standards.

  • Stephen Dayton

12:05 - 12:35 PM

This roundtable with leading building materials manufacturers will discuss the advanced materials newly available and just around the corner. Learn how architect’s can work together to build with the latest, most up-to-date technologies and projects, and hear what’s next for the industry.

  • Louis Moreau
    Head of Innovation and Technology
  • Bob Zhang
    Sales Director | North America
  • Manuel Schnüpke
    Regional Sales Manager North East USA
  • Alborz Razavi
    B.Arch / Product Manager
  • Moderator
    Sophie Aliece Hollis

12:35 - 1:35 PM

Complementary Network Lunch | Methods + Materials Break

1:35 - 1:40 PM

  • Steve Cohen
    National Architectural Manager

1:40 - 2:40 PM

Sometimes a façade is the only impression we will ever have of a building. Whether intended or not, it is a powerful tool for communication. What stories can a façade tell? How does it reflect a building’s purpose or convey a message to its surroundings? A façade is our first and last tangible interaction with the building itself as we enter and exit through its doors. It can create the identity of the institution behind it as well as be a meaningful landmark for its community.

  • Keynote
    Elaine Molinar NCARB, AIA, LEED AP
    Managing Partner
  • Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

2:40 - 3:40 PM

Hear from leaders from Marvel, Silman, and COOKFOX as they dive deep on the reuse of two historic New York City terminal buildings: The Battery Maritime Terminal and St. John’s Terminal. A renewed interest in these architectural gems that were once integral to the region’s infrastructure is driving massive restoration projects. The presentations will focus not only on the challenges of the reuse of these former maritime sites, but also the challenges of designing building envelopes along riverside sites.

  • Andrew Brown, AIA
    Senior Architect
  • Mark Rusitzky
  • Marguerite Lefevre
  • Pat Arnett, PE
  • Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief

3:40 - 4:10 PM

Methods + Materials Gallery Break

4:10 - 5:10 PM

Join REX, SO-IL, Front, and Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger to hear about how they shaped mass and texture on two new prominent cultural institutions in New York City, The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center and the Amant Foundation. The presentations will look at the challenges of sourcing natural materials, working closely with construction teams, and achieving precision for intricate design goals. These exceptional cultural projects highlight fresh approaches and unique challenges to designing new faces for the city’s cultural fabric.

  • Joshua Ramus
  • Vishwadeep Deo
    Senior Associate
  • Kevin Lamyuktseung
    Senior Associate
  • Erin Regan, P.E.
    Consulting Engineer / Building Technology
  • Sean O’Brien
  • Co-Chair
    Blake Middleton, FAIA LEED AP

5:10 - 5:20PM

  • Diana Darling
  • Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief
  • Co-Chair
    Blake Middleton, FAIA LEED AP

5:30 - 7:00PM

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