Thursday, January 25

Times in PST

8:00 - 9:30 AM PST

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery local_cafe

9:30 - 9:35 AM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
The Architect's Newspaper

9:35 - 9:40 AM

Justin W. Ridley
Assoc. AIA Architectural Sales Representative

9:40 - 9:45 AM

Francesca Oliveira

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Presenters from KPF, MEYERS+, and Enclos will introduce 415 Natoma, a new mixed-use development in San Francisco’s SoMa district. The project’s unique massing and various facade expressions will be discussed. Through careful coordination and design, this assorted variety of materials, colors, textures combines to create a unified whole.

Moderated by John Kuchen, SOM

Angela Wu
Earl Patrick
Director of Design
Adam Kyle
Associate Principal

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Verse Design’s Thirty 75 Tech is a new Class-A office building in Santa Clara, California. Presenters from the firm, as well as Architectural Glass and Aluminum, will share their efforts to spec the building’s curtain wall to satisfy the requirements of the state’s Title 24 energy code. The solution was a precisely tuned louver system constructed from extruded aluminum “air foils.” Aided by parametric models in Grasshopper, Verse Design was able to implement a high glazed area while also achieving the strict shading requirements set out by local code.

Courtenay Bauer
Verse Design
Paul Tang
Founding Principal
Verse Design
Humphrey Yap
Chief Design Engineer
AGA (Architectural Glass & Aluminum)

11:00 -11:30 AM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break local_cafe

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This panel will discuss the management of strategies in embodied and operational carbon-minded enclosure design, with a focus on those that can make significant impacts. Presenters from SOM will share a broad range of research findings, with a deeper dive on two large scale projects in China; the “Fish-Net” Canopies of the Jiuzhou Bay project on the Pearl River Delta in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province and the 470 meter landmark China Overseas Suzhou Supertall Tower in downtown Suzhou.

John Kuchen
Associate Principal
Alex Welsh
Senior Associate Principal
Shona O’Dea
Sustainability Director

12:00 - 12:40 PM

This roundtable with leading building materials manufacturers will discuss the advanced materials and systems newly available and just around the corner. Learn how architects can work together with manufacturers to build with the latest, most up-to-date technologies and projects, and hear what’s next for the industry.
J-F Robert
RAICO North America
Sneh Kumar
Global Director of Sustainability
Michael Zanotelli
Facade & Curtain Wall Specialist - Western US & Canada
STI Specified Technologies

12:40 - 1:45 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery Break restaurant

1:45 - 2:30 PM

As a significant driver of energy consumption and operational carbon, the building envelope is at the forefront of every green-building project. Led by local experts in the field, this roundtable will propose practical solutions for envelope efficiency which attendees will be able to implement in their own practice. Topics will include the use of high-performance cladding and alternative materials, advanced systems for temperature regulation, energy modelling, as well as strategies for sustainable sourcing.

Andrea Zani
Building Physics and Sustainability Leader
Permasteelisa North America
Mike Martinez
Atelier Ten
Kevin Powell
Director of Emerging Building Technologies

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break local_cafe

3:00 - 4:00 PM

In this session, designers from Smith Group and Steinberg Hart will present two recently completed projects in Sunnyvale, California.

Smith Group, and consulting engineer KPFF, designed a new civic center and city hall for Sunnyvale. The building is net-zero and LEED platinum, featuring a unitized timber curtain wall system fit with ceramic sunshades, as well as a photovoltaic canopy atop the structure. Presenters will highlight their approach to sustainability, technology, and community engagement.

Next, Fredrik Nilsson of Steinberg Hart will share the Treehouse Hotel, a building constructed from steel modules which were fabricated offsite. This format expedited the construction process and contributed dramatic environmental savings to the project.



Peter Buffington
Design Principal
Elisa Jue
Dave Rossi
Fredrik Nilsson
Design Director
Steinberg Hart

4:00 - 4:45 PM

In this exciting roundtable, presenters will show how advances in Vacuum Insulated glazing will be a game changer for the retrofit market. Presenters will explore case studies on the Adaptive reuse of the exterior envelope with single pane retrofit using vacuum insulating glass as a replacement for existing single pane. this will increasingly become possible, easy, and likely a high ROI option as new capabilities for manufacturing are coming online in 2024 for North America.

Nino Adamo
Vice President
Turner Construction
Nicholas Bagatelos
Net Zero Envelope
Mazi Shirakh
ZNE and Decarbonization Lead
California Energy Commission

4:45 - 4:55 PM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
The Architect's Newspaper
Francesca Oliveira

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Networking Cocktails wine_bar

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