Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 W 18th St, 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.
Earn up to 6 AIA HSW LU.
Facades today express themselves in a dynamic way; architecturally through the spatial experience, culturally through image-making and technically through building performance. Join 3XN founder Kim Nielsen as he explores the cultural, technical and transformational power of performative facades.
New York City’s architectural landscape is the sum of its parts; a vast collection of styles and epochs jostle and meld together to form an ever dynamic assemblage. This panel will bring together experts in contextual and bespoke design, Morris Adjmi of Morris Adjmi Architects and Vivian Lee of Woods Bagot, in a presentation and discussion of the steps required for successful project delivery in this area. Each will hone in on material selection and the maximization of design-assist capabilities to design unique projects that establish a presence amongst the crowd.
Our firm spotlight highlights the work of Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto of the internationally recognized and multidisciplinary design firm, Reiser Umemoto. Presenting selected projects at a variety of scales, we will gain insight into their award winning design methodologies at the intersection of architecture, structure, and landscape as well urban strategies they employ from other domains that have historically been kept apart.
Sustainability goals are often thrown to the wayside in discussions of affordable housing, and are cast as an unnecessary expenditure on a tight budget. But what if both could go hand in hand? This panel will dive into two projects, 425 Grand Concourse and Sendero Verde in East Harlem, that set a high benchmark for what can be achieved in scaled up Passive House design. The panel will include industry leaders Gary Handel, William Zoefller and Lois Arena of Steven Winter Associates, and John Woefling of Dattner Architects.
Change and the Scale of Design
Tight site constraints and the zoning code present challenges and opportunities for building form and facade design. With the proper design methodologies, firms can harness these constraints to establish eye-catching forms and occupant-friendly plans. This panel will examine two such projects, ARO by CetraRuddy and engineer Hatfield Group; and 77 Greenwich by FX Collaborative and engineer Thornton Tomasetti.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission and other heritage flagbearers are a tough crowd to please, especially when it comes to the insertion of contemporary design and infrastructure within historic buildings. However, there are paths available for architects to undertake such daunting projects and they often rely on sleight of hand and out-of-the-box thinking. Two such case studies, 10 Jay Street by ODA and the Tammany Hall restoration led by BKSK Architects, fall in this category and provide distinct roadmaps to navigate a field of much complexity within the industry.
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.
- 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
Credit type: 1 AIA
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.