Southeast

Multi-Material
Enclosures & Ventilated
Facades
of Atlanta

June 24, 2021

6 AIA HSW CEUs

PRESENTED BY

This June The Architect’s Newspaper will present Multi-Material Enclosures & Ventilated Facades of Atlanta. The conference, our first of the summer, is grounded in the city of Atlanta, and is co-chaired by HKS Director of Commercial, Atlanta, Shelby Morris. Although the Peach State will feature prominently within the program, the conference’s three panels will be relevant for the entire Southeast, and beyond. The topics respond to architecture’s increasing responsibility to address environmental and cladding conditions, all while maintaining aesthetic standards for both the client and general public. In particular, the panels will hone in on construction related to the exponentially expanding tech scene in Atlanta, innovative multi-material enclosures, and operable windows for facades. Attendees will be provided the opportunity to converse directly with the panelists throughout the day.

CO-CHAIR

Shelby Morris

Principal

HKS

SPEAKERS

Speaker

Kais Al-Rawi

Senior Associate

Walter P. Moore

Speaker

Gordon Beckman, AIA

Principal and Director of Design

Portman Architects

Speaker

Brian Court, FAIA

Partner

Miller Hull

Speaker

Chris Davis, AIA

Senior Associate

Hastings Architecture

Speaker

Jim Hanford, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Miller Hull

Speaker

David Leonard

Associate, Building Envelope Specialist

Entuitive

Speaker

Deborah Lukan, AIA, LEED AP

Associate

Pickard Chilton

Speaker

Dave Powell, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal

Hastings Architecture

Speaker

Niel Prunier, AIA

Senior Project Architect

HKS

Speaker

Steven Rainville, AIA LEED AP

Principal

Olson Kundig

Speaker

Vikram Sami, AIA, BEMP, LEED AP

Director of Building Performance

Olson Kundig

Moderator

Katie Angen

Program Manager

The Architect's Newspaper

Moderator

Samuel Medina

Executive Editor

The Architect's Newspaper

AGENDA

JUNE 24
3 AIA HSW CEUs
8:45 AM ET - Virtual Doors Open
9:00 - 9:10 AM - Welcome
  • Mike Turner
    Senior Vice President

In the past two months, the tech behemoths Airbnb and Microsoft announced substantial expansions in the city of Atlanta. They are not alone, and it is no coincidence that the city continues to grow as an East Coast tech hub with an abundant skilled workforce and economic incentives. Companies are treating such expansions as flagships and are investing heavily in the facades of the new developments to establish an area-wide presence. This panel will examine how architects can harness the incredible potential of this trend and gear their buildings to the specifications of such particular clients.

  • Speaker
    Deborah Lukan, AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
  • Speaker
    David Leonard
    Associate, Building Envelope Specialist
  • Speaker
    Gordon Beckman, AIA
    Principal and Director of Design
  • Moderator
    Katie Angen
    Program Manager
9:55 - 10:15 AM - Meet & Greet
YKK - Choose Framing First for High-Performance Facades
Kawneer - Building on Knowledge: Thermal Barrier Technologies
STI - Stop Wasting Money on Firestopping, Visit STI Firestop
TerraCORE - Light Weight Cladding
10:30 - 10:40 AM - Methods + Materials Break

The proliferation of advanced engineering and fabrication techniques is pushing the limits of facade design, specifically that of multi-material enclosures. This panel will feature Niel Prunier and Manzer Mirkar from HKS, and Dave Powell and Chris Davis from Hastings Architecture, who will explore the unique technical challenges and methods for designing and constructing large scale projects that use multiple cladding techniques or multiple interfaces. The projects they will present, Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles and the Bridge Building in Nashville, offer an opportunity to examine these techniques at different scales and place them in conversation. Such projects are increasingly prescient today with new standards for contemporary outdoor capacity demands and the call for materiality to speak to its contextual site.

  • Speaker
    Dave Powell, FAIA, LEED AP
    Principal
  • Speaker
    Chris Davis, AIA
    Senior Associate
  • Speaker
    Kais Al-Rawi
    Senior Associate
  • Speaker
    Niel Prunier, AIA
    Senior Project Architect
  • Moderator
    Katie Angen
    Program Manager
11:20 - 11:40 AM - Meet & Greet
YKK - Choose Framing First for High-Performance Facades
Kawneer - Kawneer Product Series
STI - Firestopping Done Right – From Design to Project Completion
TerraCORE - Light Weight Cladding
11:55 - 12:15 PM - Methods + Materials Break
12:15 - 12:30 PM - Lunch Break

Olson Kundig and Miller Hull will dive deep into their respective projects, 760 Ralph McGill and Georgia Tech's Kendeda building, to showcase how their envelope design addressed the incredibly complex and multifaceted project conditions. 760 Ralph McGill is a mixed-use goliath situated in between the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park of Atlanta. Kendeda is the first academic and research building in the Southeast to pursue Living Building Challenge 3.1 certification – the world’s most ambitious green building program. While vastly different in program and scale, these two projects utilize facade design to achieve well-tempered environments for the challenging conditions of Atlanta using innovative methodologies.

  • Speaker
    Steven Rainville, AIA LEED AP
    Principal
  • Speaker
    Vikram Sami, AIA, BEMP, LEED AP
    Director of Building Performance
  • Speaker
    Jim Hanford, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Principal
  • Speaker
    Brian Court, FAIA
    Partner
  • Moderator
    Katie Angen
    Program Manager
1:10 - 1:30 PM - Meet & Greet
POWERED BY CEStrong

3 AIA HSW CEUs

Credit type: 1 HSW AIA
Provider: STI Firestop
Presenter: Eric Lacroix

This course is designed to eliminate the confusion associated with the basics of perimeter fire containment systems. Fully understanding the role and value of tested perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever-changing and complex designs cannot be overstated and understanding the unique challenges of these designs present are critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.

Learning Objectives
  • Fully understand the basics of curtain walls and how they perform in a fire.
  • North America regarding the requirements for perimeter fire barrier systems.
  • Fully understand the impact of the ASTM E 2307 test standard on actual test that have been run. This easily documents the impact and severity of the new code requirement.
  • Design for success: Understanding the basics of all non backpan perimeter fire containment tested system.
  • To make understanding of curtain wall basics fun and easily understood.
  • Eric Lacroix
    Director, Strategic Accounts Construction

Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
Provider: TerraCORE Panels
Presenter: John Penta

This course provides details and information in exterior facade applications using porcelain panels. Provides knowledge on sustainability values in the material itself and installation process and also gives a full understanding of design possibilities.

Learning Objectives
  • Review of Ventilated Facade credit contributions  to LEED-NC and LEED-EB building standards.
  • Working knowledge of the Ventilated Façade   Rain Screen building envelope system.
  • Benefits of the Ventilated Facade system related to energy savings, building environmental health and protection of the building structure.
  • Design hints that insure an economic envelope solution and efficient construction process.
  • John Penta
    Facade Consultant

Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
Provider: YKK
Presenter: Greg Galloway

Windows and doors are often the weak link when designing a building for protection from location-specific noise pollution. This course reviews the basics of sound transmission and the industry performance standards for measuring / testing sound transmission loss with components and cladding. The focus will then shift to specific design strategies to achieve the desired acoustical performance for a specific building.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the ill effects on health from Environmental Noise
  • Establish a framework for evaluating Environmental Noise Levels and Decibel Reduction
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Performance Standards and Testing
  • Identify and prioritize measures that can be taken to improve Acoustical Performance with Components and Cladding
  • Greg Galloway
    ProTek Brand Manager
4:30 PM - Workshop TBA

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Your conference ticket on June 24 includes unlimited access to our online event, the advice and knowledge of our speakers, exclusive roundtables, a chance to network with others in the AEC industry, and up to 6 AIA HSW CEUs.

ON SALE UNTIL APRIL 23, 2021

Early Bird Conference Tickets

$79

General Admission Conference Tickets

$99

Student Conference Tickets

$15