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West Coast Architectural Manager
Robin Bartelman, Associate AIA, is the West Coast Architectural Manager for Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings based in Los Angeles.
Robin was in Commercial Architecture prior to entering the coatings world and now helps architects with fluoropolymer solutions for commercial projects through specifications assistance, color matching and product sampling. She also gives AIA accredited Learning Units (LUs) through continuing education courses.
Isaac Campbell, AIA, is a co-founder of OFFICE 52 Architecture and has 28 years of experience leading, designing and managing award-winning projects. Prior to establishing the firm, he led cultural and institutional projects as a design team leader in the studio of AIA Gold Medal winner Cesar Pelli, FAIA. These projects include the Chubu Teiju Museum and Cultural Center in Kurayoshi, Japan, the New York Times Headquarters Competition in New York City, and the Art/Architectural Enhancement Program for the Washington D.C. National Airport where he worked closely with internationally acclaimed artists such as Al Held, Nancy Graves and Jennifer Bartlett. Isaac has designed a number of complex large-scale projects that include the award-winning, four-building Stanford University Science and Engineering Quad and the nine-building Knight Management Center for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a LEED Platinum certified project. He received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts from Rice University after study at the School of Liberal Arts at Alfred University in New York. He has lectured has been a guest critic for architecture design programs across the country and abroad.
Senior Building Facade Manager
Chen Graduated from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, Master’s degree in Science major in Fine Arts.
Chen has been a Professional Facade Design Engineer since 1991, and has worked in the area of Curtain Wall Design & Management for the last 28+ Years, and joined the Su Development Company 2013. Her first project with Su Deveopment was SoMa Towers Phase I – a 65’ tall Elevator Cone in 2013 winter.
Her scope as the Senior Facade Engineer in Su Development involves participating the early Facade system conceptual design, responsibility for full-size mock-up for air andwater leakage testing and architectural visual review, system costing & VE, fabrication shop drawing, coordinatation of different manufacture for system fabrication and assembly, shipping and exporting to the US. Chen also leads on-site construction administration for exterior cladding.
Dionne Darling has been with The A|N Media Group for over five years. As A|N’s Associate Publisher, she manages A|N’s Texas headquarters and handles accounts in the West, Southwest and Chicago territories.
Dionne has over 25 years of direct B2B sales and business development experience. Dionne holds an Associate Degree from El Centro Junior College at Dallas, Texas.
Scott Davidson, Product Manager, Robert McNeel and Associates. Recently McNeel has been introducing a series of new development tools and open source projects that really expand where Rhino geometry can be used both inside and outside Rhino. Scott will explain the current and future strategy of these tools. And some of the fun and interesting open source experiments we are working on.
President — Commercial Division
Dunham has spent all of his 35-year career as a journeyman glazier. Since becoming an estimator 11 years ago, he has taken on increasing responsibility, culmina!ng four years ago with his present role as President of the Commercial Division. Dunham’s wealth of knowledge in all things glass, from installa!on to value engineering, marks him as the “go-to” for architects and engineers designing complex glass installations.
Richard Green is a façade specialist with almost 30 years’ experience. He has projects in over 20 different countries covering a wide range of building types. High rise towers include Mahanakhon with OMA/ Ole Scherin, Shenzen Stock Exchange with OMA, Brookfield Place in Calgary with AFK/Dialogue and Ten Hudson Yards in New York with KPF. He has worked significant airport extensions in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, Changi Airport in Singapore and was the lead designer for the façade of the Main Terminal Building of Helmut Jahn’s Bangkok International Airport. Richard has worked on cultural facilities on six continents, including such iconic buildings as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano in Athens, Greece; the restoration of the Sydney Opera House, the Amazon Spheres with NBBJ; and, most recently, the refurbishment of the Seattle Space Needle with Olson Kundig.
Richard is the founder of Green Facades. Richard is also an international expert in glass design. He is currently the technical chair for the ASTM Structural Glass Committee, having also participated in the writing of the Australia Glass Standard (AS-1288), the ASTM Window Glass Standard (E-1300), a guest expert with participation in Eurocode 11 for Structural Glass Design, and currently represents the United States on ISO committees.
Founder & Creative Director
Ted Hall, founding partner of Spearhead, has 25 years of experience in mass timber construction and is widely regarded as an industry leader in advanced wood design and manufacturing. Under Ted’s guidance, Spearhead has helped re-think the construction process through the application of integrated project delivery practices, coupled with state-of-the-art digital fabrication. Through early engagement in design-assist Spearhead develops project-specific build strategies which optimize manufacturing resources, reduce overall construction times, and bring cost certainty to a broad spectrum of work. This integrated approach facilitates finite coordination of interface details between traditionally isolated scopes of work and in turn enables the potential for cross-platform component-based manufacturing on complex projects.
VIce President & Senior Building Science Specialist
Since joining the firm in 1994, Hoffman has worked on projects throughout North America and led the expansion of Morrison Hershfield’s Building Science practice in the U.S. He now leads the Facade Engineering Group, focusing on conceptual design of cladding and glazing systems. The breadth of his knowledge and experience is often called upon to troubleshoot and help resolve issues on both new and existing buildings. With a Master’s in historic restoration that combines structural engineering, building science, and architecture, he brings a well-balanced consulting approach to the conservation of the building envelope, blending scientific analysis with an understanding of aesthetic considerations.
Jeffrey Huang is an Associate Principal with Arup in New York. He brings over 15 years of experience in commercial and institutional work, working successfully with owners, client representatives, commissioning agents, and contractors. He contributes as lead mechanical engineer and project manager to a number of Arup’s projects to mitigate the intersection of the indoor and outdoor environment to achieve the twinned goals of comfort and robust energy efficiency. Mr. Huang has presented numerous times to the AIA’s Committee on the Environment, is currently on the ACEC NY energy code committee, and taught at the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.
Kaiser has been an executive management professional for over 20 years, 15 of which have been spent in construction in various roles including: general contracting, real estate development, and, most recently, President of Herzog Glass. Often described as a “jack of all trades,” Kaiser’s knowledge covers a wide range of industries and topics.
Director of Strategic Accounts
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.
Michelle LaFoe, AIA, is a co-founder of OFFICE 52 Architecture and has over two decades of design and fabrication/materials technology experience. She has practiced in the studio of AIA Gold Medal winner Cesar Pelli, FAIA, where she was a designer on several evocative projects such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art and its sculptural stainless-steel and glass entry pavilion in Osaka, Japan. Prior to this she was with the Charles Moore-founded firm Centerbrook Architects and Planners and Diana Balmori & Associates. Michelle is a licensed architect and accomplished artist and received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University, a Post-Baccalaureate Graduate degree in drawing/painting from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Distinguished University Research Fellow in the History and Theory of Architecture. She later completed independent post-graduate research in design and fabrication technology at Yale University. She is a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar (Italy) and a grant recipient from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. She has curated and exhibited nationally, taught in Rome and Perugia, Italy, and has chaired conferences at the American Academy in Rome and the College Art Association. Parallel to their practice, she maintains a drawing and painting studio.
Patreese has a strong editorial design intuition demonstrated by a remarkably varied range of award-winning and nationally recognized projects. She finds the strategic differential for each project, while staying true to the humane values that guide Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s design culture: environmental sensitivity, the specifics of place and people, and intellectual rigor. Her passion to advance design excellence through collaboration and mentorship has made her a sought-after adviser. She has held numerous leadership roles including terms with the Seattle Design Review Board and the AIA Professional Practice Steering Committee, and has served on numerous AIA Awards juries. Patreese is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael interest in building envelope technologies, and in particular glass and glazing systems, has spurred him to lead Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s internal research group focused on Glass and Glazing technologies. He has presented papers internationally on Decorative Glazing technologies, discussing how advances in glazing technologies can aid in achieving functional goals while simultaneously expanding opportunities for aesthetic expression. Michael’s experience with construction technologies, building systems, and construction delivery methods comes from a diverse range of projects ranging from adaptive reuse to high end retail, and is particularly experienced with technically sophisticated buildings that integrate the client’s program into facilities that speak of the character of the institution.
Robert has championed both sustainable design and regional sensitivity in his work, which ranges broadly in scale from private residences including the modest Lightbox cabin in Washington to complex commercial projects such as the Mengwu Town Center in China, Soma and Brio Towers in Bellevue, Washington, Ae’o Tower in Honolulu, and the Yesler Terrace Towers in Seattle. The most widely recognized is the Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center in Seattle, which was awarded a National Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects and an AIA COTE Award for integrated environmental strategies.
Robert’s lifelong interests in social issues, alternative construction, renewable energy, and industrial design are reflected in his holistic approach to architecture. He believes that thoughtful innovation and integration are the future of successful sustainable design.
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.
Payson 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, Payson distills 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.
Lisa is an Senior Associate at engineering practice Eckersley O’Callaghan, having joined in 2013 to support the emerging facade engineering service which complements the practice’s work in structural engineering and envelope design.
She leads many of the facade group’s most challenging projects including a large corporate campus in California and facade specific work to a number of high profile retail stores. Through her education and relationships within the European Facade Network, she remains heavily involved in academia and has built strong links between research and industry. This unique position enables her to identify and integrate innovative products and approaches for the practical application on cutting-edge building envelopes.
Lisa has the responsibility of directing EOC’s R&D efforts globally, focusing on innovative glass designs and technology which maintain EOC’s position as leaders in the field, but also identifying new fields of research including a variety of materials and novel analysis approaches. Whilst remaining heavily involved in her own research projects, she focuses the team in developing their own areas of technical inquiry. In addition to the industry driven R&D efforts at EOC, Lisa is part of the Facade Research Group at TU Delft, where she pursues her doctoral research on transparent glass connections.
Since mid-2017 Lisa is responsible for EOC’s San Francisco office, growing the studio and presence on the West Coast and the local team after having spent significant amount of project-related time in the Bay-Area over the past years.
Dana Reed has devoted most of her career to planning, design, and construction of buildings for leading university and independent school clients. In the BCJ tradition, her collaborations integrate people, ideas, architecture and landscape into vibrant communities. Dana has led the design teams for the two most recent and modern college houses at the University of Pennsylvania which honor Penn’s distinguished brick architectural legacy. Lauder College House features custom designed bricks configured to produce undulating staggered walls that enliven the campus and the city. Lightweight terracotta shingle panelized walls will clad New College House West. Through her work with the Corning Museum of Glass and Apple Stores for Philadelphia and Georgetown, Dana has also developed a fascination and expertise in structural glass.A graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale, Dana’s enthusiasm and rigor produce sustainable, beautiful buildings.
J-F Robert is a Professional Engineer and owner of Blackcomb Façade Technology. Blackcomb Façade Technology is the exclusive fabrication and installation partner for RAICO Bautechnik in the Pacific Northwest. RAICO is a Façade system house with headquarters in Bavaria and offer Passive House Certified curtainwalls, skylights, windows and doors. J-F was VP of Operations for a commercial curtainwall contractor from 2006 to 2009 with over 200 employees. He founded Blackcomb in 2010 with the vision of surrounding himself with a team of professionals that are the best in the industry.
3D Printing Specialist
David is a 3D Applications Specialist at Microsol Resources where he works with architects and engineers in the areas of design visualization, reality capture, and 3D printing. His background is in product design, development and manufacturing; prior to working at Microsol, David worked as the production manager at Doob3D managing a factory of 3d printers, and before that as a product engineer at Solidoodle. David received his Manufacturing Engineering degree from Boston University.
John Su immigrated to the United States in 1976, and graduated from the University of Washington with a M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1979. He started Su Development, a real estate company in the Puget Sound area, in 1981.
In the last 38+ years, Su Development has developed and built more than 50 apartment buildings in the Seattle area. In particular, the last 20 years have delivered 6 high-rise apartment towers in Downtown Bellvue
The company business model is totally vertical integrated, by using our own equity to purchase and develop the land, with their own in-house construction documentation team, self-performing GC, and property management team. Su Development tackles one tower project a time with 70+ dedicated team members.
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.
Over the course of 22 years in the practice of structural engineering, Bryce Tanner has maintained a focus on the improvement of earthquake resilience in buildings – both new and old. One avenue of this pursuit has led to the design and peer review of tall buildings in high-seismic areas of the US and Latin America. He was particularly excited by the opportunity to collaborate with ZGF on the complex and unique geometry of the Mark in Seattle.
Wallace leads projects from the earliest stages through to the end, taking on top-down roles such as sales and estimating, project engineering, site superintendent, and hands-on installation. He acknowledges the challenges associated with constructability, logistics, and schedules of modern day construction and faces them head on to deliver a quality product to the end user.
Felix Weber is a structural engineer and an architect by training and leads the facade group in Arup’s San Francisco office. He enjoys designing structures and facades influenced by individual materials or products with specialism in glass.
Felix is comfortable working on all stages of a project from conceptual design over detailed design and engineering through to realization and has worked in research and the development + testing of new products for the building industry.
Henry is a Project Manager and Project Architect with six years of experience on a wide variety of projects in the public and private sectors, including mixed-use, office, academic, and healthcare. He works closely with design partners and project team members to develop design and phasing strategies for both large and small projects. Henry’s expertise is exemplified in his work with schematic design and development, client and consultant coordination, site administration, detailing, construction documents, material and color selection, and publication materials.