Morning Forum 4 CEU Credits

SYMPOSIUM + Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery

Attend a full day of stimulating presentations and panels that examines the fast-paced evolution of facade technology.

Address new perspectives on building skins, and explores innovative, sustainable design practices.

Symposium Agenda

7:30 – 8:30am

Registration

8:30 – 8:40am

Welcome:

Diana Darling

Diana Darling

Publisher

The Architect’s Newspaper

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8:40 – 8:50am

Civic Perspective

Jeff Ranson

Jeff Ranson

Regional Director

Canada Green Building Council

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8:50 – 9:50am

Dynamic Skins: A Conversation on Innovative Facades

Bruce Kuwabara

Bruce Kuwabara

Founding Partner

KPMB

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Thomas Auer

Thomas Auer

Managing Director

Transsolar

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9:50 – 10:10am

Networking Break

10:10 – 11:10am

Timber Rising: The Proliferation of High-Rise Timber

The use of timber for both structural and facade systems is growing rapidly in North America. Canada, specifically Toronto and Vancouver, are leading the way in this trend. This panel will highlight three major projects completed and underway in the two cities; The University of Toronto Tower presented by MJMA, The Arbour presented by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, and Brock Commons presented by RDH.

Leland Dadson

Leland Dadson

Senior Architect

MJMA

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Carol Phillips

Carol Phillips

Partner

Moriyama & Teshima Architects

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Brian Hubbs

Brian Hubbs

Principal

RDH

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11:10 – 11:30am

Networking Break

11:30am – 12:30pm

Repurposing Historic Ontario: Innovative Approaches to Architectural Heritage

Multiple historic projects in Ontario adopt a route that eliminates the act of demolition and embraces adaptive reuse. The aim is to preserve and restore heritage structures whilst boosting their overall lifespan through the addition of contemporary design and retrofit to address present-day needs and performance requirements. ERA Architects will dive into their ongoing retrofit of the Ken Soble Tower, and their larger pursuit of upgrading Ontario’s sweeping concrete residential heritage. Diamond Schmitt Architects will discuss the Senate of Canada Building, a train station converted into a seat of government. Lastly, NADAAA will present the intricacies of integrating new and old at the Daniels Building.

Ya’el Santopinto

Ya’el Santopinto

Associate

ERA Architects

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Graeme Stewart

Graeme Stewart

Principal

ERA Architects

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Martin Davidson

Martin Davidson

Principal

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Katherine Faulkner

Katherine Faulkner

Founding Principal

NADAAA

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12:30 – 12:40pm

Closing Remarks, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

Complimentary Lunch for Registered Workshop Attendees

*Schedule and speakers subject to change