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: Shirley Stern, Valspar

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3. The High-Performance Benefits of Laminated Glass

Instructor: Michael Ondrus, Eastman

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B. Material Matters: Integrated Systems, Performance and Artistry

Instructor: Isaac Campbell, Office 52.
Instructor: Michelle LaFoe, Office 52
Instructor: Jeffrey Huang, Arup

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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