Thursday, January 26

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
Architect's Newspaper
John Ishihara
Handel Architects

9:40 - 10:40 AM

Join KPF and Arup for a presentation on the South Bay’s highest-performing facades under construction. Angela Wu, director of KPF’s San Francisco office, will discuss Platform 16, a commercial building in San Jose. The building’s bronze-colored facade is being built in three module sections, and incorporates passive cooling systems. Irene Martin and Tim Fuller from Arup will present the innovative envelope strategies behind Google’s Bay View Campus

Moderator: Aaron Seward

Angela Wu
Irene Martin
Facade Team Leader
Tim Fuller, PE
Senior Engineer

10:40 - 10:45 AM

Chris Fronsoe
National Architectural Team 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 architects can work together with manufacturers to build with the latest, most up-to-date technologies, code requirements, and products, and hear what’s next for the industry.

Moderator: Aaron Seward

Bob Zhang
Sales Director | North America
North Glass
Sneh Kumar
Director of Global Sustainability
Tim Nass
VP of Sales

12:05 - 1:00 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery Break

1:00 - 2:30 PM

How do you create a face for a new neighborhood? San Francisco’s rapidly developing Mission Rock, located just north of its Dogpatch neighborhood, is ushering in a series of dynamic facades to the waterfront. The panel will be introduced by Tishman Speyer senior director Navid Sarrafzadeh, and continue with a series of presentations by representatives from MVRDV, workAC, Studio Gang, Henning Larsen, and Heintges. Reflecting the highly collaborative nature of the development, this panel will discuss technical aspects of designing facades along the waterfront, as well as what it means to visually define a new neighborhood.

Moderator: John Ishihara

Frans de Witte
Dan Wood
Daniel Baumann
Design Director
Henning Larsen
Navid Sarrafzadeh
Senior Director
Tishman Speyer
Steve Wiesenthal
Studio Gang
Melaney Gorman
Alex Rosenthal
Jonathan Izen
Project Leader
Studio Gang

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Methods+Materials Gallery Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Handel Architects will present a series of work on adaptive reuse projects in San Francisco. Joined by senior project manager Travis St. Louis from engineers Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger. Looking at the recently-finished Aronson Building and 233 Geary, which is in construction, the panel will cover approaches to facades for projects with changing uses. On the Aronson Building, presenters will discuss the removal of an addition, new glazing on existing brick walls, and the rehabilitation of sections of the building formerly covered by newer construction. For 233 Geary, the audience will learn about a new ground level facade that will activate the street near Union Square, including adjusted window frames to meet new mixed use goals.

Moderator: Aaron Seward

Travis St. Louis
Senior Project Manager
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
George Tolosa
Handel Architects

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Two projects–one on the San Francisco waterfront, and the other in the heart of Redwood
City–demonstrate how form, materials, and careful detailing can maximize the connection
between architecture and place.

Poised on the Embarcadero waterfront, One Steuart Lane is a 120-residence tower that realizes
the promise of indoor-outdoor living in an urban high-rise, with an effortlessness that belies
rigorous engineering. The warm-hued stone exterior and precise, minimal details bridge the gap
between the masonry buildings of the historic Embarcadero, the towers of the Financial and
Transbay districts, and the natural context of Northern California.

In Redwood City, San Mateo’s County Office Building 3 is the nation’s first mass-timber,
net-zero-energy civic building. The palette and materials of the building’s 5-story heavy timber
structure and copper-hued anodized aluminum facade cultivate a sense of place, paying
homage to San Mateo County’s industrial history as a lumber and brick manufacturing center.
On target for LEED Platinum certification, this project is demonstrative of how civic architecture
can engage the public and exhibit conscientious urbanism while having a remarkably low
carbon impact. COB3 is strategically designed for public engagement, workplace wellness,
natural ventilation, daylighting, and passive energy reduction.


Moderator:  George Tolosa

John Kuchen
Associate Principal
Javier Arizmendi
Design Principal
Francesca Oliveira
George Tolosa
Handel Architects

4:30 - 4:40 PM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
Architect's Newspaper
George Tolosa
Handel Architects

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