Agenda

Symposium

Friday, December 2

Times in PDT

8:00 - 9:30 AM PDT

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery

9:30 - 9:40 AM

  • Dionne Darling
    VP, Brand Partnerships
  • Co-Chair
    Andrew Molchany, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect

9:40 - 10:40 AM

Leaders from Perkins&Will will discuss two adaptive reuse & renewal projects. In Anchorage, Alaska, a 50 year old building damaged by an earthquake is being reimagined as an iconic tower inspired by ice and light. The high-performance shell and core renovation will fortify and expand the structure while enhancing a civic corner. In Seattle, a new seven-story office tower was added to the historic Federal Reserve Building, whose structure was renovated to meet current seismic requirements and energy codes.

  • Bill Xu
    Senior Associate
  • Louis Peiser, LEED AP BD+C
    Architect
  • Erik Mott
    Design Director
  • Peter Brunner
    Senior Designer
  • Medgar Marceau
    Principal
  • Co-Chair
    Andrew Molchany, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect

10:40 - 10:45 AM

  • Thomas Feliciano
    District Sales Manager

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break

11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

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

  • Earl Mercado
    Project Manager
  • Michael Ross
    Senior Technical Advisor
  • Michael Zanotelli
    Facade & Curtain Wall Specialist - Western US & Canada
  • Moderator
    Marty Wood
    Program Director

12:05 - 1:00 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery Break

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Christopher Meek and Teresa Moroseos of the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab will discuss the energy question as it relates to the design process through advancements in energy modelling, daylighting, and the path to more climate responsive and high-performing buildings

  • Christopher Meek, FAIA
    Professor of Architecture
  • Teresa Moroseos
    Post-Doctoral Scholar

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Join experts from McKinstry, RDH Building Science, & Mithun in a conversation featuring strategies for facade optimization using advanced modelling techniques. Through a series of case studies, including 840 Spokane and Catalyst, this panel will cover tools for studying shading, daylighting, building performance, and thermal comfort, with environmental concerns like material selection and embodied carbon at the forefront of facade considerations even at early stages of design.

  • Tanvi Dhar
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
  • Claire McConnell
    Associate
  • Kyle Silliker, PE
    Principal Building Science Specialist
  • Moderator
    Anne Yong, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
    Project Architect

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The high rise is essential to cities, enhancing efficiencies by maximizing space on tight urban sites, while providing a unique presence on the skyline. However, high rise towers can isolate inhabitants, neglect the streetscape, and disconnect people from nature. At the same time, bringing these buildings online can be inefficient and unsustainable, with designs that don’t effectively address users’s needs. How can the next frontier of high rise towers address these issues through sustainable and high performance design, creating buildings that better speak to community, client, and user preferences?

This session will explore key insights from the creation of three innovative towers in the Puget Sound region designed by NBBJ: Rainier Square in Seattle’s Central Business District, Bellevue 600 in Bellevue, and The Net in downtown Seattle. Design leaders will share takeaways from each project’s development through the lens of customization and collaboration. They will examine how each project is tailored to clients’ and users’ unique needs, and how close partnerships with consultants and contractors drove sustainable facade and structural innovations to create environments that enhance wellness, connection and community.

  • Mindy Levine-Archer, AIA
    Partner | Firmwide Design Leader
  • Matthew Somerton, AIA, LEED AP
    Partner, Global Cultural and Civic Practice Leader
  • Justin Cochran
    Senior Associate
  • Moderator
    Bob Sheh, AIA
    Principal

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Seattle’s progressive building code is driving change in building envelope design and Duane Jonlin leads a process that is making Seattle one of the most forward thinking municipalities for building performance and reducing embodied carbon. Learn more about the specific details and unique opportunities in the evolution of the code.

  • Duane Jonlin
    Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor
  • Nick McDaniel, LEED AP
    Senior Associate Lead Designer

4:30 - 4:40 PM

  • Dionne Darling
    VP, Brand Partnerships
  • Co-Chair
    Andrew Molchany, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect

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