4 CEUs


In-depth dialog with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers

Facades+ workshops feature an intimate class size and hands-on learning to create an environment conductive to innovation and creative problem-solving. Learn crucial skills & tools to advance your practice.

Workshop Schedule

  • 1:15p, Afternoon Workshops Begin
  • 3:00p, Networking and Refreshment Break
  • 5:00p, Workshops End

Pick a Afternoon Session to Best Match your Interests and earn up to 8 AIA CEUS.

Meals are included for this full day of learning with the AEC Industry’s Best.

Sessions (Choose one from the following)


A. Designing Sustainable Building Envelopes by Thinking Outside the Box


As the built environment becomes more complex, so too are the systems are used to create them. During this afternoon’s topics we will learn from industry experts on how these systems can contribute to a sustainable building envelope, such as firestop systems that ensure occupant’s safety, self-cleaning facade panels and smart tinting glass technologies to ensure occupant comfort.

1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Backpan Designs

Instructor: Eric Lacroix, STI Firestop

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2. High-Performance Architectural Coating Systems for Coil and Extrusion Products

Instructor: Robin Bartelman, Sherwin Williams

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3. The High-Performance Benefits of Laminated Glass

Instructor: Michael Ondrus, Eastman

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C. Advanced Digital Modeling: From Concept to Prototype

Instructor: David Spergel, Microsol Resources
Instructor: Scott Davidson, Robert McNeel and Associates

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D. Glass Design and Avoiding Catastrophic Failures: Design Choices, Practical Solutions, and Complex Engineering

Instructor: Richard Green, Green Facades
Instructor: Blair Payson, Olson Kundig
Instructor: Ron Dunham, Herzog Glass
Instructor: Robert Wallace, Herzog Glass
Instructor: Joe Kaiser, Herzog Glass

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SOLD OUT B. Material Matters: Integrated Systems, Performance and Artistry

Instructor: Isaac Campbell, OFFICE 52 Architecture
Instructor: Michelle LaFoe, OFFICE 52 Architecture
Instructor: Jeffrey Huang, Arup
Instructor: Felix Weber, Arup

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