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Hear from World-Class Experts
On enclosure design, research, manufacturing, and delivery
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Sandeep Ahuja, co-founder of cove.tool, brings her experience of building a successful sustainability consulting firm Pattern r+d. Working with high profile clients at university facilities, labs, healthcare, corporate and hospitality, Sandeep informs design decision to impact the building performance, occupant wellness and productivity. She recently won the Atlanta Startup Battle and the 30 under 30 award for developing cove.tool, the automated sustainability consultant. With her desire to bring automation into the AEC world, she is pioneering the integration of building performance into the design and construction process by developing and using intelligent technology and software.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Ambrose Aliaga-Kelly” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Ambrose Aliaga-Kelly” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/ambrose-kelly-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Technical Director, Principal”]
Aliaga-Kelly is recognized for his knowledge of Manhattan’s commercial office buildings and his ability to evaluate and optimize new and existing buildings with tenants in mind. For Related/Oxford Properties’ Hudson Yards development, He served as the “voice of the tenant,” to ensure that the buildings were flexible, efficient, and attractive to prospective occupants. Successful projects include the renovation of the Ford Foundation Building and the new campus for the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts. Aliaga-Kelly participated in the review of IBC building codes for New York and is on the advisory board for the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture. He also serves on the AIA New York City Codes Committee. His award-winning projects have been featured in publications including Interior Design and Sustain Magazine. He holds a Bachelors in Architecture from University College Dublin.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Attila Arian” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Attila Arian” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/atilla-arian-speaker.jpg” position=”President”]
Attila Arian was born and raised in Germany and graduated from the Engineering School Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, where he obtained his Master in Mechanical Engineering and Business Adminstration. Arian has more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in the construction industry. He served as CEO of several German design-build contractors before joining Seele in 2009 as President of its New York based US operation. Under Arian’s leadership, Seele grew to a recognized facade contractor in the US with an impressive project portfolio including Apple Cube, Institute of Peace in Washington DC, Miami Art Museum, Kimball Art Museum in Dallas and The Broad Museum in LA. At Schüco, his efforts have been instrumental in the turnaround of the North American business, resulting in a strong market presence and a substantial increase of revenues.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Will Babbington” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Will Babbington” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/will-babbington-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal and Facade Design”]
Will is a Principal and Façade Design Director at Studio NYL. As both architect and engineer; he has designed, realized, written, and presented on award-winning and high performance enclosures around the country and world.
Will is also an active member in numerous professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, an AIA National representative on ASHRAE’s 90.1 envelope subcommittee, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council, and ASTM where he is a voting member on the E06 Performance of Buildings Committee. He is also the National Vice Chair of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC).
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Roberto Bicchiarelli” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Roberto Bicchiarelli” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/roberto-bicchiarelli-speaker.jpg” position=”Business Development Manager-East”]
Roberto graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a degree in Architecture. During his studies, he worked for one of Permasteelisa Group’s Italian companies, ultimately in 1991 becoming a Director and a Partner in that business. In 1998, Roberto was asked to join the US operations to contribute as a liaison between the Permasteelisa Group companies and the new American based office overseeing the Sales and Estimating Division with respect to cladding and curtain-wall for monumental buildings. In 2008 Roberto became General Manager and Sr. Vice President to Permasteelisa North America’s Miami-based office. In addition to his General Manager duties, he continues to oversee Sales and Estimating concentrating on the Southern US and Central and South American Markets, while still maintaining a close relation with many of his former projects. From early 2017 Roberto covers the role of Lead Concept Designer and from June 2018 also the role of Business Development Manager of the East Coast.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Brad Prestbo” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Brad Prestbo” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Brad_Prestbo_600x600-1.jpg” position=”Senior Associate”]
Brad is an architect with over nineteen years of experience working on some of the nation’s most prestigious campuses. A problem-solver with great technical skill, he has been part of several award-winning project teams. As chair of Sasaki’s Technical Resource Group, Brad shares his knowledge of design and detailing with the rest of firm to promote better practices in architecture. Brad co-founded BSA’s MakeTANK Committee and is involved in the Construction Specifier’s Institute. He frequently participates as a design critic at area colleges and universities, and lectures on detailing and bringing maker culture into the design process.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Anthony Birchler” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Anthony Birchler” background_layout=”light” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/tony-birchler-speaker.jpg” position=”VP Engineering” disabled=”on”]
Anthony Birchler leads the design-engineering team at Zahner. Since 1998, he has been responsible for designing many of the Zahner patented systems which are now used to complete bold architecture all over the world. For many architects, Mr. Birchler is the face of Zahner. He works directly with owners, engineers, architects, and general contractors, providing intelligent problem-solving for the production of complex facades.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Platt Boyd” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Platt Boyd” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/platt-boyd-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”LEED AP Founder, CEO” disabled=”off”]
Platt Boyd practiced as an award winning architect for 15 years prior to leaving a partnership three years ago to found Branch. His fascination with natural beauty and amazing structures led to the initiation of a new technology using freeform 3D printing combined with conventional materials to robotically prefabricate architectural assemblies with resource stewardship and unprecedented design freedom. The Cellular Fabrication (C-FAB™) method takes its cues from proven methods observed in nature, where material use is minimized, but form is free. Branch has become a global leader in large scale 3D printing, having produced the largest 3D printed pavilions in the world in 2016, and the largest 3D printed spans in 2018. They have received awards ranging from NASA, Inc, and Dezeen, to the State of Tennessee where they are located. They are working with the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and corporate partnerships to further develop the technology to produce loadbearing composite walls used for homes and commercial facades.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Madeline Burke-Vigeland” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Madeline Burke-Vigeland” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/maddy-burke-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Principal”]
Madeline Burke-Vigeland was Project Director for the renovation of the iconic Ford Foundation, and is the Principal-in-Charge of the expansion project for the Museum of Modern Art and served in a similar capacity for the Vagelos Graduate and Medical Education Center at Columbia University and the New Museum in New York. She has worked closely with the New York Public Library, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation. Burke-Vigeland serves as Chair of the Dean’s Council of the University of Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning and has lectured at Pratt, Columbia, NYU, and Harvard. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company, among other outlets. Burke-Vigeland holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Pratt Institute.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Noah Burwell” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Noah Burwell” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/noah-burwell-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Senior Associate”]
Noah W. Burwell is a Senior Associate with Walter P Moore in New York City. Noah joined WPM in 2017 and has worked on complex building enclosure projects both in the US and throughout East Asia from concept through construction. Noah’s expertise has been developed over a wide variety of scales and project types including museums, airports, and mixed-use developments.
Prior to joining WPM, Noah lived in Hong Kong where he was an Associate and team leader for Ove Arup & Partners Facade Engineering practice. Some of Noah’s notable past projects include the Jockey Club Innovation Tower with Zaha Hadid Architects, Museum Plus with Herzog & de Meuron, and Terminal 3 at Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
Noah is currently working on projects throughout the US including two high rise towers in Atlanta, a large scale aviation project in New York City, and an 18,000 seat performance venue in Las Vegas.
Noah graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University where he also led graduate design-build studios. Noah has served as a guest critic at Columbia University, the Hong Kong University Graduate School of Architecture and has lectured at the City University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Noah is a Member of the Society of Façade Engineering as well as the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat where he serves on the Expert Peer Review Committee for research focused on the building envelope and maintenance access in high rise design.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”John Cerone” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”John Cerone” position=”Associate Principal” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/john-cerone-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
John Cerone is an Associate Principal who leads SHoP’s Virtual Design and Construction teams, including all technology visioning initiatives and the development of bespoke technology tools. John received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Miami University. John is recognized internationally as a leader in exploring the future uses of technology in design and construction. He currently represents SHoP at the Design Futures Council, as well as leading our work with Dassault Systèmes as part of a transdisciplinary group that includes Boeing and Tesla. His work at SHoP includes a lead role in developing the technologies behind the success of the Barclays Center, the VDC-driven delivery of the Botswana Innovation Hub, and ongoing technology and exhibitions project at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. Prior to joining SHoP, John contributed to the design of the Sand Gallery in New York, a Guggenheim exhibition in Vienna, the Akron Art Museum in Ohio, and the Peoria Performing Arts Center in Arizona.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Antoine Chaaya” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Antoine Chaaya” position=”DPLG Architect” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/antoine-chaya-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Antoine Chaaya is a DPLG Architect, Partner/Director at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop-Paris. Chaaya was born in Lebanon in 1960. He studied architecture at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)-Lebanon. Chaaya joined RPBW Paris in 1987, and became Partner in 1997, in charge of many projects including The Manhattanville New Columbia University Campus. Nominated by USEK Patron of the class of young architects 2017, he received a new distinction in 2018. Honorary member of the Lebanese Green Buildings Council, he has lectured in France, Italy, Denmark, Lebanon, and the USA.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”En-Ming Chang” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”En-Ming Chang” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/en-ming-chang-speaker.jpg” position=”Associate Principal”]
En-Ming (Jimmy) Chang is an Associate Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, joining the firm in 2005. Jimmy has served as the Design Project Manager and Senior Project Designer for a diverse array of projects. His experience includes multi-family residential, hospitality, commercial, mixed-use buildings, large public buildings and urban master plans. Mr. Chang has a keen interest in advancing and implementing computational design within the office and a founding member of REACH, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architect’s computational design group. The REACH arm of the firm focuses on research, education of our staff, and developing a distributed platform for integrating innovation into the design process.
Jimmy is a Registered Architect licensed in New York, and a LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Elizabeth Bowie Christoforetti” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Elizabeth Bowie Christoforetti” position=”Founding Principal” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/elizabeth-christoforetti-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Elizabeth Bowie Christoforetti
Elizabeth Christoforetti is an architectural and urban designer. She received a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she received the AIA Henry Adams Medal. Elizabeth also studied religion at Bowdoin College in Maine and fine arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Northeastern University, and has served as a researcher in the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab. Elizabeth grew up in Pittsburgh, Miami, and Michigan, and now lives in Cambridge with her family.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Patrick Chopson” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Patrick Chopson” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/patrick-chopson-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Focusing on the crossover between architecture and technology, Patrick Chopson leads Cove Tool, Inc., a building consulting software company delivering daylight, cost, and energy modeling services. He oversees product development and strategy as it provides a web based software for cost optimization vs energy performance to dramatically lower the cost of green buildings. Graduating in 2014 with a Master’s in High Performance Buildings from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Patrick focuses on architecture, process integration, and computational design. He is a licensed architect with over a decade of experience in both architecture and mechanical engineering firms.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Derick Clutchey” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Derick Clutchey” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/derrick-clutchey-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”NE Region General Manager”]
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Steve Cohen” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Steve Cohen” position=”National Architectural Manager” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/cohen-steve.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Steve Cohen, National Architectural Manager, Northeast Region, at Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG), offers product support to architects and glazing contractors from New Jersey north to the Canadian border. Prior to joining Vitro in 2015, he spent 20 years in sales and product management at Schott North America.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Travis Conrad” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Travis Conrad” position=”Architectural Consultant” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/travis-conrad-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Travis is an accredited presenter for the OAA on Rainscreen Education – has been working in the architectural community for over 10 years, with a special focus on Ventilated Façade products and systems. From 2006-2010 he worked as a designer for Cornerstone Architecture where he gained significant experience and knowledge in rainscreen building science and project tendering and had the opportunity to do many unique assignments in design development and building modeling. From 2010 – 2015, as a Business Development Representative at Ontario Panelization, he worked with an array of rainscreen products and systems from Metal Panels, to Exotic Stones, to Building Integrated Photovoltaics and later on Sintered Surfaces for a considerable amount of projects located throughout North America. During this later phase, he developed a passion for Sintered Compact Surfaces that lead him to start a new adventure from early 2015 at TheSize Surfaces as the North American Architectural Consultant Representative where he assists and educates the architectural community to use Neolith products for a wide range of applications.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”David Cook” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”David Cook” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/david-cook-speaker.jpg” position=”Associate”]
David joined Grimshaw’s New York office in 2009 and has worked on a variety of projects ranging in scale, complexity and region. His early Grimshaw involvement included the Croton Water Filtration Plant in the Bronx, working closely with a number of NYC public agencies and stakeholders. Subsequently, David was Project Architect for the Duke Brodhead Center for Campus Life at Duke University, which opened in the fall of 2016. He has also been involved in Grimshaw’s Middle East practice, where he led a bus transportation plan for Doha, Qatar, and helped open Grimshaw’s new office in Dubai, UAE, in 2017. Upon returning to NY in 2018, David has had project management roles on the Redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty Airport Terminal 1. Prior to joining Grimshaw, he was with the New York office of HOK. During his tenure there, he worked on a wide range of specialized building types including aviation, healthcare, transportation, commercial, and science and technology. David is a graduate of Roger Williams College and Columbia University, and is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Diana Darling” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Diana Darling” position=”Publisher” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Darling_Diana_400x400.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She began her publishing career as director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Nathan Fash” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Nathan Fash” position=”Architect” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/nathan-fash-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Nathan Fash, AIA is a registered architect and a registered construction supervisor with over a decade of experience in academic, commercial, residential, and historical contexts.
He holds a Master of Architecture degree with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal. His background in fine arts led him to a hands-on, detail oriented, and process driven approach to design thinking and making.
Since the fall of 2015, he has been Assistant Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University, where he teaches courses on construction technology and graduate level design studios. He is a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in Italian, and has worked in Italy, Honduras, and Turkey.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Joe Fattore” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Joe Fattore” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/joefattore-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”on” position=”Architectural Precast Concrete Specialist”]
Joe Fattore has 35 years of diverse experience in architecture, engineering, construction, and technical support to the AEC industry throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US regions. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University (’91) and has been a licensed architect since 1992. As an architect, he has worked for a diverse list of firms on buildings of all types. He enjoys his current role with High Concrete Group presenting the many values propositions of Precast Concrete as an Architectural Precast Concrete Specialist.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Beatriz Fernández” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Beatriz Fernández” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”off” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/beatriz-hernandez-speaker.jpg”]
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Maic Pannwitz” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Maic Pannwitz” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”off” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/maic-annwitz-speaker.jpg”]
Maic Pannwitz is the Senior Executive Vice President at sedak inc.. Born and raised in Germany and graduated from Technical University “Otto Von Guericke” in Magdeburg , where he has obtained his Dipl. Ing./Master in Mechanical Engineering . Maic has more than 30 years experience in Façade Design and engineering. Prior to joining sedak he worked for more than 6 years for Seele the German Façade contractor. Now working for sedak Inc (the US Branch of sedak Germany) Maic is consulting architects and selling the specialty glass products to US Façade contractors where he is serving the North American Market. Maic’s valuable experience offers strong support to local façade contractors on each phase of the project when it comes to large oversized, complicated glass solutions.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Molly Forr” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Molly Forr” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/molly-forr-speaker.jpg” position=”Partner”]
Molly began her career at Gehry Partners, where she spent seven years creating and realizing challenging architectural designs and building systems. As an AutoCAD Director, she oversaw drawing set production and the coordination and interface between 2D documents and 3D BIM data.
At SURFACE DESIGN, Molly continues her focus on developing elegant design solutions and detailing for technically‐demanding projects. She manages several high‐rise projects in New York City and also directs daily operations of the firm. Molly started SURFACE Design Architects’ Site Monitoring division and currently leads the Energy division.
The common thread to Molly’s work across various disciplines is the desire to find design‐sensitive solutions to complex technical challenges. At Gehry Partners she advanced acoustical isolation solutions and developed energy‐use models for New World Symphony, and researched novel material and manufacturing techniques for the Eisenhower Memorial. At SURFACE DESIGN she has developed tools for analyzing the thermal performance of exterior walls and researched application of innovative and green technologies to the building sector.
Molly is a Registered Architect licensed in Massachusetts and New York, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Doriana Fuksas” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Doriana Fuksas” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/doriana-fuksas.jpg” position=”Founding Principal”]
Doriana Mandrelli Fuksas was born in Rome where she graduated in History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1979. She has also earned a degree in Architecture from ESA, École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris. She has done didactic activities at the Institute of History of Art at the Faculty of Letters and Arts and at Industrial Design Department ITACA at “La Sapienza” University in Rome. She has curated four “Special Projects” at the “VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia”, Less Aesthetics, More Ethics in 2000: Jean Prouvè, Jean Maneval, the Peace Pavilion and Architecture of Spaces, and the Contemporary Art section. She has worked with Massimiliano Fuksas in 1985 and has been director in charge of “Fuksas Design” since 1997. In 2002 she was decorated Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française. In 2006 Awards for Excellence Europe” ULI (Urban Land Institute), first prize awarded to New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy, Washington D. C. In 2012 Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012, EUR New Congress Centre, Rome, Italy awarded Best Building Site, London, UK. In 2013 she was decorated Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la RépubliqueFrançaise. The same year the Idea-Tops Awards, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport-T3, awarded Best Transportation Space in Shenzhen, China and Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2013, Improntawash-basin for Catalano awarded Gold Winner in the Innovation in Design, London. From 2014 to 2015 she was, with Massimiliano Fuksas, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica”.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Massimiliano Fuksas” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Massimiliano Fuksas” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/massimiliano-fuksas.jpg” position=”Founding Principal”]
Massimiliano Fuksas of Lithuanian descent, was born in Rome in 1944. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1969. Since the Eighties he has been one of the protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene.
From 1994 to 1997 he was a member of the Planning Commissions in Berlin and Salzburg.In 1998 he was awarded for his professional career with “Vitruvio International a la Trayectoria” in Buenos Aires. From 1998 to 2000 he directed the “VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia”, Less Aesthetics, More Ethics. In 1999 he received the Grand Prix National d’Architecture Française, the following year he was named National Academic of San Luca and was decorated Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française. In 2002 the Honorary Fellowship of the AIA – American Institute of Architects , Washington D.C. Three years later member of the Académied’Architecture in Paris.In 2006 the Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects, London UK and was named Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana. In 2010 he was decorated with Légiond’Honneur by the French President. In 2012 the Medal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Italy, and the Global Lithuanian Award, Art and Culture category in Vilnius, Lithuania. The following year the Idea-Tops Awards, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport-T3, awarded Best Transportation Space in Shenzhen, China. In 2014 Architizer A + Award and Architizer A + Popular Choice Award, Transportation-Airports category in New York. From 2000 to 2015 he was author of the architecture column – founded by Bruno Zevi – in the Italian news magazine “L’Espresso” and from 2014 to 2015 he was, with his wife, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica”.
He has been Visiting Professor at a number of Universities such as Columbia University in New York, the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der BildendenKünste in Wien, the Staatliche Akademie der BildendenKünste in Stuttgart.
Long since he is dedicating special attention to the study of urban problems in large metropolitan areas.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Greg Galloway” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Greg Galloway” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/greg-galloway-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”on” position=”ProTek Brand Manager”]
Experienced building products professional, skilled in all aspects of product development, marketing management, quality engineering / assurance and manufacturing excellence. Proven ability to take projects from concept assessment to timely product launch, providing full marketing collateral support. Consistently exhibit a strong commitment to understanding and supporting customers.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Benson Bright Gillespie” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Benson Bright Gillespie” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/benson-gillespie-speaker.jpg” position=”Partner”]
Benson Bright Gillespie
Benson has experience in all phases of project delivery, from evaluating sketches during schematic design to assisting in the bid process and ultimately monitoring shop fabrication and onâ€site installation. His focus has been on the design, fabrication, and use of parametric software in the development of custom exterior wall systems and specialty structures.
Having worked as both a technical facade designer and subsequently a facade consultant over the past decade, Benson has a unique perspective that benefits the relationship between the Designer, Architect and Client.
Benson is a Registered Architect in the State of New York, a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been an invited architectural critic at Rice University, University of Houston and The Cooper Union.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Ross Goldsworthy” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Ross Goldsworthy” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/ross-goldsworthy-speaker.jpg” position=”Associate”]
Ross Goldsworthy is an Associate with Grimshaw in New York City. Since rejoining Grimshaw in 2017, Ross has been working on the Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, and is currently involved in the JFK Airport redevelopment. Previously at Grimshaw, he was on the design team for the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Headquarters in Doha.
His work spans a variety of sectors, most recently working with SOM in developing the design and overseeing the construction for a new Public Safety Answer Center in the Bronx, NY, which fields emergency calls to New York City’s fire and police departments.
While in Australia, Ross worked on a number of education and research projects with John Wardle Architects, including graduate housing at Queen’s College in Melbourne, offices and research spaces for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane and the Hawke Building at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Other project work includes an inpatient unit at the New Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Ross earned his Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of South Australia. He is a Registered Architect in Melbourne and an Accredited Professional of the Green Building Council.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”John Gulliford” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”John Gulliford” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/john-gulliford-speaker.jpg” position=”Senior Associate”]
John Gulliford is a Senior Associate at SHoP where he specializes in Systems Design and Development leveraging geometric rationalization and automation as early as Concept Design through Fabrication Deliverables. With ten years of experience, he worked on a dynamic team responsible for façade fabrication pertaining to the curtain wall system and weather steel components of the latticework design for the Barclay’s Center. John received his Bachelor of Architecture (2005) from Pratt Institute and a Master of Engineering (2010) from Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to SHoP, John was a research assistant under Dr. Haresh Lalvani where they explored advanced fabrication techniques sponsored by an Industry Partner.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Kevin Harris” _builder_version=”3.26.6″ name=”Kevin Harris” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/kevin-harris-speaker.jpg” position=”Director of Sales” disabled=”off” saved_tabs=”all” box_shadow_horizontal_image_tablet=”0px” box_shadow_vertical_image_tablet=”0px” box_shadow_blur_image_tablet=”40px” box_shadow_spread_image_tablet=”0px” text_shadow_horizontal_length=”text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” text_shadow_vertical_length=”text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” text_shadow_blur_strength=”text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” header_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”header_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ header_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” header_text_shadow_vertical_length=”header_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ header_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” header_text_shadow_blur_strength=”header_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ header_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” body_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”body_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” body_text_shadow_vertical_length=”body_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” body_text_shadow_blur_strength=”body_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” body_link_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”body_link_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_link_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” body_link_text_shadow_vertical_length=”body_link_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_link_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” body_link_text_shadow_blur_strength=”body_link_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_link_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” body_ul_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”body_ul_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_ul_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” body_ul_text_shadow_vertical_length=”body_ul_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_ul_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” body_ul_text_shadow_blur_strength=”body_ul_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_ul_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” body_ol_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”body_ol_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_ol_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” body_ol_text_shadow_vertical_length=”body_ol_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_ol_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” body_ol_text_shadow_blur_strength=”body_ol_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_ol_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” body_quote_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”body_quote_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_quote_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” body_quote_text_shadow_vertical_length=”body_quote_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_quote_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” body_quote_text_shadow_blur_strength=”body_quote_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ body_quote_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” position_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”position_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ position_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” position_text_shadow_vertical_length=”position_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ position_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” position_text_shadow_blur_strength=”position_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ position_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” box_shadow_horizontal_tablet=”0px” box_shadow_vertical_tablet=”0px” box_shadow_blur_tablet=”40px” box_shadow_spread_tablet=”0px” z_index_tablet=”500″ global_module=”226710″]
Since 2013 Kevin Harris has served as Director of Sales & Marketing for AGS Stainless, Inc. Mr. Harris has an extensive track record in business development, marketing, communications and sales. Prior to his position with AGS Stainless, Mr. Harris founded 4 industry-leading firms including 2-information technology firms, one specializing in the creation of web-based process management tools for Fortune 100 corporations and one that specialized in building predictive modeling applications for federal agencies. He also founded a real estate development firm that spearheaded the restoration and redevelopment of a historic seaport community’s downtown waterfront and he co-founded a state-chartered community bank. Two of these four companies he sold to publicly traded corporations. Over the years he has served on the Board of Directors for numerous non-profit organizations including the Economic Development Council of Jefferson County (Washington State), Centrum (Arts and Education) and the Jefferson County Historical Society (Washington State).
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Robert Heintges” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Robert Heintges” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/robert-heintges-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Founding Principal”]
Robert Heintges, FAIA, is the founding principal of Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers P.C. (Heintges), and, with over 40 years of experience, is an internationally recognized authority on the design and implementation of the curtain wall. Heintges has consulted on more than 150 million square feet of facades on projects throughout the US and in 24 other countries. Recent projects include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 4 World Trade Center, and the Renovation of Facades at the United Nations Headquarters and University of Pennsylvania Richards Medical Research Laboratory. Mr. Heintges is also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s GSAPP. He has contributed his extensive knowledge on curtain wall theory and practice and environmentally responsible design to numerous publications and organizations and has developed long-standing relationships with many of the world’s greatest architects.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Frank Hilias” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Frank Hilias” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/frank-hilias-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”District Sales Manager “]
Mr. Hilias has served as an exterior envelope manufacturing representative in New York City for more than 15 years. He joined CENTRIA, a leading manufacturer of architectural wall and roof systems, in 2013 as the New York City district sales manager, where he oversees sales projects from bidding through construction. Through his work with the NYC design community and CENTRIA dealer network, he provides design solutions on some of the city’s highest profile projects, including the Retail Podium at Hudson Yards, 50 Times Square, 25 Park Row, and the East Harlem Educational Center.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Stefan Holst” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Stefan Holst” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/stefan-holst-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Managing Partner, CEO”]
Stefan Holst is a managing partner at Transsolar KlimaEngineering, an international climate engineering firm which creates exceptional, highly comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces with a positive environmental impact. He graduated in physics at the University of Munich and was Scientific Assistant at the Center of Applied Energy Research (ZAE) in Munich, where he researched on solar energy storage systems and building integration. In 1996 he joined Transsolar and directed its Software Development Department and establishing their Munich office in 2003. Holst directed the team for Bangkok Airport, the company´s first international large scale project. He was the responsible partner for the Linked Hybrid Complex in Beijing, the Wyly Theatre in Dallas, TX, the ADAC HQ and the Siemens HQ in Munich and the New Terminal at Calgary. Current projects include the Elbtower in Hamburg and the Axel Springer Campus in Berlin. Holst is Visiting Professor KlimaEngineering at the chair for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and is frequently lecturing on sustainable design at other universities and international conferences.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Benton Johnson” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Benton Johnson” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/benton-johnson-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Senior Structural Engineer”]
Johnson has worked on a range of domestic and international projects, including supertall buildings, mixed-use developments, convention centers, hospitals, and single-family homes. In addition to his work on the Timber Tower Research Project, Johnson was part of the collaborative team with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop AMIE 1.0—a 3D-printed demonstration building.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Nico Kienzel” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Nico Kienzel” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/nico-kienzel-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Director”]
Nico Kienzl has over 20 years of experience in sustainability consulting with expertise on the application of advanced building analysis for façade optimization, daylight and shading analysis, and optimization of building systems.
As Director of Atelier Ten’s New York office, Mr. Kienzl has played a significant role on a variety of residential, commercial, institutional, cultural, and masterplan projects throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East where he has not only shaped the environmental performance, but also influenced the building industry in moving into a more sustainable future. As Director, he has consulted on over 120 high-performance building projects, many of which have sought Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Dirk Kestner” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Dirk Kestner” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/dirk-kestner-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Director of Sustainable Design”]
As director of sustainable design, Dirk Kestner provides overall guidance and resourcing to the entire firm, ensuring that all designs incorporate industry-leading expertise in sustainable strategies. His project work, teaching, and coaching throughout the firm and broad-reaching influence in the industry help maintain Walter P Moore’s status as a national leader in sustainable approaches and outcomes.
Trained and experienced as a structural engineer, Dirk applies his immense passion for environmental accountability in design to elevate the knowledge and expertise of all those around him, creating better results for clients and projects. Dirk guides each team through a client inquiry process that produces bespoke sustainability goals for each project, and then leads the team to achieve those goals.
He was founding chair of the Sustainability Committee of the ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and is widely acknowledged as a national thought leader in the advancement of sustainable structural solutions. Dirk publishes and lectures frequently on topics that range from durability and deconstructability to salvaged structural steel and life cycle analysis. As a member of the LEED Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group of the US Green Building Council, he helps guide the important technical criteria of the LEED rating system.
Dirk is a professional engineer in Texas and Georgia and is a LEED Accredited Professional/Building Design + Construction. He holds a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
His experience in digital design, geometric rationalization, and environmental analysis allows him to bring the highest level of value to his clients while also helping designers deliver projects to the highest level of design sophistication while maximizing performance and minimizing cost. Erik’s portfolio expresses both national and international work with extensive experience in the New York market, bringing expertise in buildings old and new, across academic, commercial, and cultural sectors. In addition to Erik’s professional accolades, he teaches enclosure design at a number of leading universities.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Eric Lacroix” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Eric Lacroix” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/elacroix.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Director of Strategic Accounts” disabled=”off”]
Eric Lacroix in consistently recognized throughout the design community and construction industry for his firestop expertise, especially in terms curtain wall perimeter fire barrier systems where he is considered the “Industry Specialist”. Eric has over 20 years of real world experience serving as an invaluable resource on many of largest, most complex high profile projects around the world. He works closely with inspectors, glazing contractors, and curtain wall consultants as a trusted advisor during the design, fabrication, construction and installation of a wide range of curtain wall projects.Eric’s wealth of knowledge and experience ensures the project stays on budget and gets done right the first time. He continuously adds value throughout the process, from conception to construction, to close out. Prior to his role as Director of Strategic Accounts, Eric was the STI Firestop Regional Manager, covering the Southeastern United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, and Mexico.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Paimaan Lodhi” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Paimaan Lodhi” position=”Senior Vice President of Policy and Planning” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/paimaan-lodhi-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Paimaan Lodhi works to advance advocacy efforts for the real estate industry on policy-related issues such as land use, housing, economic development, construction, sustainability, and tax policy. Prior to REBNY, he spent several years in government, including time serving as the District Manager for Community Board 10 in Harlem. Previous to that, Lodhi served as an urban planner for the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and was a policy analyst at The Center for Urban Policy Research.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Paul Martin” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Paul Martin” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/paul-martin-speaker.jpg” position=”Director of Engineering Sales”]
Paul Martin is the Director of Engineering Sales for the A. Zahner Company and a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a 3D model designer in the semiconductor industry before finding a home in architectural metals. Over the past 20 years, he has had the opportunity to work directly with many of the most creative and advanced architecture firms to realize their ambitions. He has had a front seat in the development of many iconic projects including the Experience Music Project, the de Young Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum (SF) and the Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech. He has shared his experiences at various events and institutions including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the College of the Arts, San Francisco.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Pablo van der Lugt” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Pablo van der Lugt” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pablo-lugt-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”on” position=”Head of Sustainability”]
Pablo van der Lugt
Pablo van der Lugt (Dr. ir.) gained his interest in sustainable natural building materials during an internship at the National Bamboo Project in Costa Rica in 2001. He received his Masters degree at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) where he graduated with honours, and remained there to undertake his PhD (Dr. ir.) in the TU Delft Design for Sustainability program.
After completing his PhD in 2008, van der Lugt put his learnings into practice in various roles in the building industry on both the supply side and purchasing side, whilst maintaining a strong link with science through lecturing and research.
Initially joining Accsys Group in 2012 as a sustainability consultant, van der Lugt progressed to Head of Sustainability in 2015. He oversees all environmental assessments (LCA, carbon footprint, EPD, etc.), the achievement and maintenance of key eco-labels and environmental certifications (C2C Gold, Nordic Ecolabel, Dubokeur, BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, etc.) for Accsys Group’s Sustainable materials Accoya and Tricoya, and developing a sustainability network around Accsys Group for increased application in the timber industry and circular economy/C2C inspired projects.
Van der Lugt believes that the global population is in an essential transition towards a circular economy where there are tremendous opportunities for smart bio-based materials made from fast-growing resources such as (modified) softwood and (engineered) giant bamboo, as replacements for carbon intensive, high performance materials such as tropical hardwood, steel, PVC, and concrete.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Davide Mangini” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Davide Mangini” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/davide-mangini-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Senior Project Manager”]
In the Project Management since the beginning of my career, started in a small curtain wall company, covering multiple roles from design, procurement, production and site supervision.
Worked on large scale projects in Italy, such as Citylife Zaha Hadid Residential Milan, United Kingdom and Middle East, New Doha Airport Lounges for Qatar Airways.
Currently working in the US market, focus on mega towers such as One Vanderbilt and 66 Hudson as Project Executive. Always committed to deliver and passionate about challenging Projects.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Pallavi Mantha” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Pallavi Mantha” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/pallavi-mantha-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Senior Consultant”]
Pallavi Mantha is a Senior Energy and Sustainability Consultant in the Arup New York office. She has over 9 years of experience in the field. Since joining Arup in 2013, Pallavi has worked on a diverse and challenging portfolio of projects including high performance buildings, sustainable infrastructure, and masterplans, among many others.
Her project experience includes: portfolio energy management, resource and carbon planning at city and community level; low and net-zero energy buildings and health and well-being. Some of Pallavi’s recent projects are: an existing commercial building aiming for net-zero energy, a mixed-use community aiming to be carbon neutral, a study on sheltering in place during extreme heat events, and an interactive portfolio tool to help New York City agencies meet the 35×25 emissions mandate.
Pallavi has an undergraduate degree in Architecture and a Masters in Sustainable Design.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Yago Martinez” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Yago Martinez” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/yago-martinez-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Architect”]
Yago graduated as an architect in 2008. During his first year at Ramseyer Waisman Architects, he combined a part time internship with the Madrid Institute of Architects which he joined as course coordinator assistant. During this time he completed over 300 hours in additional training, most of which was directly related to façade systems and building materials. Furthermore he holds a master’s degree in Building Pathology and another in Healthcare Architecture. After working in Madrid and London, as both architect and façade specialist, he joined Interpane in 2012 and shortly after relocated to Massachusetts where he is Interpane’s Business Development Manager for North America. Since joining Interpane, he has focused exclusively on architectural glass and its use in façade systems.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”William Menking” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”William Menking” position=”Editor In Chief” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/bill-menking-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Founder and editor-in-chief of The Architect’s Newspaper, Menking has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including; Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio Life Without Objects, and The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century. In 2008 he was U.S. Commissioner of Into the Open: Positioning Practice at The Venice Biennale. He co-authored Four Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse and Architecture on Display. His essay Mr. Mumford’s Neighborhood appears in the book Forty Ways To Think About Architecture (Routledge). His writings have appeared in The Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Monocle, and Perspecta. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and is Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Susanne Milne” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Susanne Milne” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/susanne-milne-speaker.jpg” position=”Principal”]
As a Principal, Susanne has led her project teams on the design and construction of numerous internationally acclaimed and culturally significant buildings ranging in size from 5,500 SF to 2,000,000 SF. These include the design of a mixed-use residential project in Frankfurt that balances contemporary design with sensitivity towards the adjacent historic structures, as well as, many high-end residential and large-scale office projects in New York. Susanne is highly responsive, meticulous with details, and has a history of bringing projects in on time and on budget. She received her Master of Architecture from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of the Fine Arts in 1999 and is a member of the Danish Association of Architects.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Toshiko Mori” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Toshiko Mori” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/toshiko-mori.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Principal”]
Mori, FAIA is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she was chair of the Department of Architecture from 2002 to 2008. Recent work from her eponymous firm includes: master plans for the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens; Thread, a cultural center and artists’ residences, Senegal; and Fass School and Teachers’ Residence, Senegal. International exhibitions of projects include: the 2012, 2014, 2018 Venice Architecture Biennales. Awards include: the Academy Award in Architecture, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the AIA New York Chapter Medal of Honor; the 2016 ACSA Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society Gold Medal, the 2018 Maine in America Award, the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education; she will receive the OMI Arts Leadership Award in 2019. Mori is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, serves on the board of directors for Dassault Systèmes, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Rishi Nandi” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Rishi Nandi” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/rishi-nandi-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Associate” disabled=”off”]
Rishi brings more than 15 years of experience working on complex projects including Museums, Academic Sciences & Engineering Buildings, Executive Dormitories, Research Laboratories and Bridges. These projects have often incorporated complex design elements including double skin curtain walls and atriums which have required creative solutions to help meet client goals while minimizing the potential environmental impact, particularly energy, through the creative use of systems. Rishi has spoken at numerous conferences including I2SL and ABX Boston and is active member of his community. His focus is on resilient communities and has participated as part of the AIA’s Design and Resilience Team (DART) focused on minimizing climate and social impacts for the city of Providence.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Daniel Nissimov” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Daniel Nissimov” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/daniel-nissimov-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Senior Project Manager” disabled=”off”]
Daniel is Senior Project Manager at SITU Fabrication and manages the design, fabrication and installation of complex built projects on behalf of architects, general contractors, artists, private individuals and institutional clients.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Robert Matthew Noblett” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Robert Matthew Noblett” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/robert-matthew-noblett-speaker.jpg” position=”Partner”]
Robert Matthew Noblett
Robert Matthew Noblett, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked in various American practices, including Rafael Viñoly Architects, where he served as project manager for projects in Boston, California, Las Vegas, and Chicago. In 2007, he joined Behnisch Architekten, Boston, and has been serving as Partner in Charge there since 2009. He has lectured at universities in Boston, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania and Mexico. Robert Matthew Noblett is an AIA member and NCARB-certified architect.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Matthew J. Normandeau” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Matthew J. Normandeau” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/matthew-normandeau-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Associate Principal”]
Matthew J. Normandeau
Matthew Normandeau leads SGH’s Building Enclosure Commissioning practice. His experience includes designing, investigating, and rehabilitating building enclosure systems for both new and existing buildings. He specializes in designing building enclosure systems, including exterior walls, fenestration, roofing, and waterproofing systems. Matt has published papers on topics including vegetative roofing and energy performance, high-performance building enclosure design, roofing failures, and below-grade waterproofing, and has lectured at local and national conferences.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Sean M. O’Brien” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Sean M. O’Brien” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/sean-obrien-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Senior Principal”]
Sean M. O’Brien
Sean O’Brien specializes in building science and building enclosure performance, including computer simulation of heat, air, and moisture migration issues. He is the head of SGH’s Building Technology group in the New York office. Sean has investigated and designed repairs for a variety of building types, from condominiums to art museums, and has published papers on topics, including moisture migration in masonry wall systems and condensation resistance of windows and curtain walls.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Chris O’Hara” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Chris O’Hara” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/chris-ohara-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Founding Principal”]
O’Hara is facade director for the Skins Group, a division of Studio NYL, established to provide full service facade design specializing in thermal modeling, moisture/condensation analysis, and in-depth detailing. Although Studio NYL is recognized for its skins work with cutting-edge glass and glazing, their team also specializes in digitally fabricated metal skins, GFRC, reinforced polymers, stone, ultra high performance concrete, terra cotta, and traditional precast. O’Hara is currently working on multiple projects in the Boston area.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Michael Ondrus” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Michael Ondrus” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/michael-ondrus-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Architectural Market Manager”]
Michael Ondrus is Eastman’s Architectural Market Manager, Advanced Interlayers for Laminated Glass in the Americas. He works with architects, specifiers, engineers, consultants and designers as well as laminating customers, providing advanced yet practical interlayer solutions for laminated glass that meet project-specific performance and aesthetic needs for exterior and interior applications. Michael has over 25 years of glass industry marketing and technical experience at the float glass, interlayer, specialty fabricator and processing levels.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Blair Payson” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Blair Payson” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/blair-payson.png” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”off”]
Payson joined Olson Kundig in 2004 and has worked on projects including the Century Project for the Space Needle, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, [storefront] OK, and many others across North America. From large cultural projects to temporary design interventions, Blair is able to distill large, complex projects into distinct culminating moments. He credits this appreciation of key design details to his formative years working under Renzo Piano in Paris.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Silvia Prandelli” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Silvia Prandelli” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/silvia-prandelli-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Technical Director” disabled=”on”]
Silvia recently joined Walter P Moore as Enclosure Technical Director for the Los Angeles office.She specializes in complex geometry skins and the research of alternative materials for enhanced performances. Her project experience ranges from residential, high rise, commercial developments to cultural, civic and public use projects in North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle-East and Far East.. She holds a Master Degree in Building Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Steven Rainville” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Steven Rainville” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/steven-rainville-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”off”]
Olson Kundig principal Steven Rainville, AIA, LEED® AP, takes pride in being a generalist architect, bringing a strong interest in building performance, craft and technology to his residential, commercial, cultural and institutional projects. Across Steven’s diverse body of design work, a common thread is his drive to achieve high building performance alongside high aesthetics. Often, he finds this balance by using advanced digital technologies to execute efficient material effects with the signature of craft. As director of Olson Kundig’s r+D initiatives, Steven helps implement progressive research ideas, focusing on building energy use and the possibilities of technology and craft. Current explorations include a massive, ultra-high efficiency window system; continued research on kinetic design elements; and a “drawing-less” model-based delivery process for a remote cabin.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Daniel Ramirez” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Daniel Ramirez” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/daniel-rivera-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Director of Innovation” disabled=”off”]
As the Director of Innovation of Skanska CDUS, Daniel leads the development and implementation of disruptive and sustaining innovation programs. From building a better fish tank for the Miami Science Museum to the use of lasers for construction wayfinding, Daniel has successfully deployed disruptive construction solutions for several organizations including CW Keller and Katerra.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Jesse Reiser” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Jesse Reiser” position=”Principal” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/jesse-reiser-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”on”]
Jesse Reiser is a principal of RUR Architecture DPC in New York and a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary design firm, which has built projects at a wide range of scales: from furniture design, to residential and commercial structures, up to the scale of landscape, urban design, and infrastructure. Among their notable projects, the Taipei Pop Music Center and the Kaohsiung Port Terminal presently under construction in Taiwan are slated for completion in 2020. O-14, a 22-story exoskeletal office tower in Dubai was completed in 2012. The Kaohsiung Port Terminal received the 2014 Progressive Architecture Award, and O-14 has received numerous international honors, including an AIA Design Award, the Concrete Industry Board’s 2009 Award of Merit and the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2009 Diamond Award. The work of Reiser + Umemoto has been published and exhibited widely; the firm was awarded the Chrysler Award for Excellence in Design in 1999, and the Academy Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000. Jesse has been a fellow of the American Academy in Rome since 1985 and became an honorary fellow of the University of Tokyo, School of Engineering in 2014.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Juergen Riehm” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Juergen Riehm” background_layout=”light” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/juergen-riehm.jpg” position=”Founding Principal”]
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Brad Rogers” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Brad Rogers” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/brad-rogers-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Planning + Strategies Consultant” disabled=”off”]
Brad is a Planning + Strategies Consultant with a diverse range of experience in strategic facilities planning, portfolio analysis, move coordination, and construc- tion phasing. Using a unique data-driven approach, Brad works with corporate, civic, higher education, and healthcare clients to solve complex problems on projects ranging in scale from interior space planning to campus master planning.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Vikram Sami ” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Vikram Sami ” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/vikram-sami-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”off”]
Olson Kundig’s Director of Building Performance, Vikram Sami has been working on high performance design for over eighteen years, combining technical expertise with a love of design. Since joining Olson Kundig in 2016, Vikram has infused the firm with his infectious curiosity about how buildings can best support the health and well-being of their occupants. Vikram is passionate about working with design teams to help imbue the design process with creative questions about building performance. Vikram’s current areas of research include thermal comfort, natural ventilation, building simulation techniques, global carbon reduction techniques and post-occupancy evaluations. Vikram leads Olson Kundig’s participation on the AIA 2030 Commitment and helps designers understand sustainability ratings systems such as LEED®, WELL Building and Passivhaus.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Dirk Schulte” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Dirk Schulte” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/dirk-schulte-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Vice President” disabled=”on”]
An experienced professional in all facets of architectural glazing and facade engineering, manufacturing and construction operations, including strategic planning and corporate management. An expert in sophisticated structural glass facades, custom enclosure solutions and sustainable building envelopes, coupled with a long term global industry & market experience, providing leadership role in customer focused business development, marketing and sales operations.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Steve Schohan” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Steve Schohan” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/steve-schohan-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Marketing and Communications”]
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Ung-Joo Scott Lee” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Ung-Joo Scott Lee” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/ung-joo-scott-lee-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”off”]
Ung-Joo Scott Lee
Ung-Joo Scott Lee is a Principal at Morphosis Architects. Raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Scott began his tenure at Morphosis in 1996 and has contributed to many of the firms significant projects and competitions including the Casablanca Finance City Tower in Casablanca, Morocco, the U.S. Land Port of Entry at Alexandria Bay in Wellesley Island, New York. He is currently leading the work for University of South Florida Honors College and the Creative City Campus expansion Project for the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD.)
Previously, Scott was the Project Principal for the LEED Platinum, Net Zero Bloomberg Center, the academic hub of the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, New York, opened in September 2017 as well as Cornell University’s Bill and Melinda Gates Hall in Ithaca, New York.
Scott spent his undergraduate years at Cornell University, and received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Michigan.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Stephen Siciliano” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Stephen Siciliano” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/stephen-siciliano-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Northeastern District Sales Manager”]
Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in the exterior cladding arena and currently manages the NY/NJ/PA market for 3A Composites USA. Stephen is an integral part of the architectural community and continually strives to educate, enhance and further develop specifications for ALUCOBOND Plus by partnering with architects and fabricators.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Jamie Slagel” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Jamie Slagel” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/jamie-slagel-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”off”]
A principal at Seattle-based Olson Kundig, Jamie Slagel has long been interested in transitional junctures between built and natural forms. She is known for her keen sensitivity to the landscape, which she brings to her work across a broad range of project types, from private residences to cultural projects, product design, art installations, mixed-use, commercial projects, and competitions. She has collaborated on projects receiving both national and regional awards, many of which have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest and The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to her design work, Jamie has served as Adjunct Professor at Montana State University School of Architecture and the University of Washington College of Built Environment.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Oliver Stepe” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Oliver Stepe” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/stepe-oliver.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”on” position=”President”]
Stepe oversees YKK AP America, the North American arm of the global architectural products producer, YKK AP Inc. Now celebrating its 25th year in the US, YKK AP America has grown from a regional to a national company and has become a fully integrated fenestration systems producer in both commercial facade systems and residential windows for new and replacement, single, and multi-family homes. Since 1992, Stepe has held roles of increasing responsibility including business development and management, VP of sales and operations, and as senior VP, where he led company strategic growth initiatives. Stepe is a two-time recipient of the most influential people in the glass and metal industry award by USGlass Magazine.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Shirley Stern” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Shirley Stern” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/shirley-stern.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Architectural Manager”]
Shirley Stern is the Architectural Manager, East Coast for Sherwin Williams Coil & Extrusion Coatings (formerly Valspar), the largest global coatings company. Throughout her 20+ year career, Shirley has experience in all facets of coatings and specializes in educating and assisting architects with finishing options for factory applied baked on coatings for monumental projects globally, as well as project management.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Bill Stevens” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Bill Stevens” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/bill-stevens-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Director of Sales & Marketing”]
Bill Stevens is Director of Sales & Marketing at reSAWN TIMBER co. and has been a wood enthusiast all his life. reSAWN provides shou sugi ban, new, and reclaimed wood materials for architectural specifications for exterior applications – such as cladding & decking – and interior applications – such as flooring, wall and ceiling cladding, millwork and stairs, and furniture. reSAWN provides only the highest quality materials milled to exacting standards and finished in a way that enhance the natural beauty of the wood. reSAWN specializes in meeting the needs of architects, designers and contractors, and providing superior service and guidance in developing specifications.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Stan Su” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Stan Su” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/stan-su-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Director of Enclosure Design”]
Stan Su is a Senior Associate at Morphosis with more than 20 years of professional architectural experience. As Director of Enclosure Design, his primary role is oversight with the detail design and technical resolution of complex enclosure systems. Mr. Su works in close collaboration with the project teams, specialty consultants, and contractors ensuring that design quality is upheld throughout the virtual design and construction (VDC) process. He brings extensive experience in both architectural design practices and facades-specific consultant teams for all phases of design and construction. Mr. Su’s recent focus includes the Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, California; the New U.S. Embassy Campus in Beirut, Lebanon; and the Kolon One and Only Tower in Seoul, Korea.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Paul A. Sujka” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Paul A. Sujka” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/paul-sujka-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Senior Staff I”]
Paul A. Sujka
Paul Sujka specializes in new design, new construction, and construction administration services. He is also experienced in projects involving investigations and renovations of building enclosure systems. He participates in the SGH Roofing and Waterproofing Practice Area and the Metro NY Chapter of RCI, Inc.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Tim Svarczkopf” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Tim Svarczkopf” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/tim-svarczkopf-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Technical Representative”]
Tim Svarczkopf (the presenter) is the Technical representative for Accsys Technologies. He has spent his entire career at the intersection of efficient resource use and building materials. He began his professional career with Weyerhaeuser in 1994. For the next 16 years he promoted engineered wood at the distribution, retail, and manufacturer levels. In 2012 Tim took a position with Eastman Chemical. They were introducing a new decking product using a process called acetylation. This process made a durable and stable board which was also sustainable and non-toxic. In 2014 Accsys Technologies was expanding their US presence and hired Tim to represent Accoya on the East Coast. Accoya is well established in the window and door markets, and is increasingly being specified for siding, trim, decking and outdoor furniture. This expansion of the potential uses of acetylated wood is good for the environment and for the homes and products we purchase.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Sanjeev Tankha” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Sanjeev Tankha Principal WP Moore” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/sanjeev-tankha-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Principal” disabled=”on”]
Sanjeev leads Walter P Moore’s Enclosure Engineering practice. His expertise lies in developing elegant façade design solutions that balance structure, sustainability, and comfort for the users. Sanjeev’s experience is on a wide variety of projects including aviation, sports, civic, commercial, transportation, and hospitality. He has instructed at SciARC, a center of innovation and education, on integrated facades and at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture on designing with glass. He is a registered architect in California as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. His Master of Building Sciences is from the University of Southern California, School of Architecture and his Bachelor of Architecture is from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Jeff Thompson” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Jeff Thompson” position=”Principal” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/jeff-thompson-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Photo by Leo Sorel, Courtesy of The Cooper Union
Since 2001, Jeff has worked in the field of specialty structural/enclosure engineering on projects in North America and worldwide, focusing on design projects involving innovative material use and complex geometry in close coordination with architects and clients.
For Jeff, the most exciting part of projects is the collaboration of the various parties on the team. The exchanging of ideas, philosophies, and solutions is the lifeblood of innovation and successful development. Jeff believes fruitful partnerships begin with flexible approaches that allocate resources and expertise where they can have the greatest impact for the architect and the owner.
As a team leader and senior project manager, Jeff proactively guides multidisciplinary teams through critical decisions. He anticipates and solves challenges before they become problems and impede progress, emphasizing communications to keep schedules and budgets on track.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Nader Tehrani” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Nader Tehrani” position=”Dean of Cooper Union School of Architecture” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/nader-tehrani-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Photo by Leo Sorel, Courtesy of The Cooper Union
Nader Tehrani is Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union and Principal at NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry. His work has been recognized with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, and eighteen Progressive Architecture Awards.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Joseph Tizn” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Joseph Tizn” position=”Project Director” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/joseph-tizn-speaker.jpg”]
Before joining Gartner in 2005, Joseph Tizn practiced architecture and received a Master of Science degree of Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. Tizn leads the Gartner project team from early design development through final completion to fulfill the architect’s visions with quality and accomplish ownership’s expectations. Permasteelisa Group is a worldwide leading contractor providing full architectural envelope and interior services in 30 countries under 50 companies.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Jay Valgora” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Jay Valgora” position=”Founder” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/jay-valgora-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Jay Valgora’s Manhattan based practice, STUDIO V Architecture, is dedicated to the reinvention of the contemporary city. The Studio addresses multiple themes in its designs including creating a new architecture of transformative edges and sustainable communities, radical adaptive reuse, and experiments in innovative structures and fabrication.
STUDIO V has designed an extraordinary range of work advancing these issues. The Studio’s work encompasses reimagining New York City’s waterfront in all five boroughs including Astoria, Inwood, Flushing, DUMBO, Gravesend, Sunset Park, and Staten Island. Innovative designs for the Empire Stores and Bronx Post Office combine historic and contemporary architecture. The exploration of radical structures and fabrication includes the Accoya wood canopy in Helena Lobby, Yonkers Raceway, MOBI Pavilion, and Morimoto Asia.
Mr. Valgora has thirty years of experience in multiple disciplines including architecture, urban design, and industrial design. Mr. Valgora earned a Master of Architecture from Harvard, a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and was a Fulbright Fellow to the United Kingdom where he began his studies of reinventing former industrial waterfronts.
Mr. Valgora’s work has received numerous awards including national, state, and local AIA awards, International Design Award, Architizer A+ Awards, Architectural Record Award, among many others. His work is featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Fast Company, Architectural Record, Dwell, Wall St. Journal, New York Magazine, Crain’s New York, and Architect’s Newspaper. He is currently completing a book on the contemporary transformation of cities titled Last Utopia.
Mr. Valgora was born in Buffalo where he was inspired to become an architect by the grain elevators and steel mills where his father worked and the loss inflicted by industrial decay. He lived and practiced in London, Boston, San Francisco, and Toronto, and considers these great cities as practice for his eventual embrace of New York City, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Marcelo Velez” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Marcelo Velez” position=”Vice President” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/marcelo-velez-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off”]
Marcelo Velez is the Vice President for Manhattanville Development at Columbia University. He serves as the University’s point person on all aspects of development, design and construction of the University’s 6.8 million sq. foot Manhattanville in West Harlem campus expansion. Columbia’s Manhattanville campus has won numerous awards, including LEED Gold certification for the first two buildings constructed and LEED Platinum certification for the campus’s environmentally sustainable design and overall project plan.
Velez has been with Columbia since 1995 and has held several positions with increasing responsibility. He has been with Columbia’s Manhattanville Development Group since 2007, first as Associate Vice President for Project Management and Construction before becoming Vice President in 2016. Over the years, he has managed, supervised, or otherwise presided over $2 billion worth of capital construction.
Velez holds a BS in civil engineering from Rutgers University, an MBA from Columbia, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. Marcelo currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ACE Mentorship Program New York, and as Vice Chair of the Greater New York Construction User Council.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Erik Verboon” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Erik Verboon” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/erik-verboon-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”off” position=”Managing Director”]
Erik Verboon is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Walter P Moore’s New York office. Trained in both architecture and engineering, Erik brings a deep global experience with a focus on the design of complex and high-performance building envelopes for a wide range of building types. Erik also has experience working with a wide variety of façade applications including high-performance, double-skin façades, geometrically complex composite façades, and custom unitized enclosures for both new buildings and existing building retrofits and additions.
His experience in digital design, geometric rationalization, and environmental analysis allows him to bring the highest level of value to his clients while also helping designers deliver projects to the highest level of design sophistication while maximizing performance and minimizing cost. Erik’s portfolio expresses both national and international work with extensive experience in the New York market, bringing expertise in buildings old and new, across academic, commercial, and cultural sectors. In addition to Erik’s professional accolades, he teaches enclosure design at a number of leading universities.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Jamilla Walcott” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Jamilla Walcott” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/jamilla-walcott-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” disabled=”on” position=”Director of Marketing and Product Management”]
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Corey C. Wowk” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Corey C. Wowk” image_url=”/wp-content/uploads/corey-wowk-speaker.jpg” background_layout=”light” position=”Senior Staff II”]
Corey C. Wowk
Corey Wowk joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in 2012. He works on projects involving new designs, investigations, and renovations to building enclosure systems.
[/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Marc Zimmer” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ name=”Marc Zimmer” background_layout=”light” image_url=”http://www.facadesplus.com/wp-content/uploads/marc-zimmer-speaker.jpg” position=”President” disabled=”on”]
Marc Zimmer is President for Frener & Reifer America, Inc. He is directly responsible for business development and operations in America. Through his educational background in structural & earthquake engineering combined with business, he has been overseeing the execution of many landmark façade projects across the US and Canada with focus on structural glass applications, unitized facades, filigree steel-glass constructions for over 16 years. In addition to Marc’s professional experience, he also lectured previously at Harvard University School of Design, Conferences and other leading universities.
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