Facades+ AM

THREE SESSIONS — NINE SPEAKERS

Join Us in Austin.

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Austin. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is coming to Austin for the first time this July.

Attendees Include:

  • AIA Members
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students and Faculty
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Materials Specialists

Program:

  1. Digital Design and Fabrication Frontiers
  2. Transforming Texas Traditions
  3. Austin’s Changing Skyline

Speaker line-up announced soon

 

Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM


The Great Outdoors: New Growth for Ceramics

Lunch will be served and CEU credits will be provided.
Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum.



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We often think ceramic tile when in the arenas of kitchen & baths, but exciting developments in the sector are positioning tile to be the go-to material choice for exterior cladding and paving solutions in 2017. From gauged thin porcelain panels to ½” thick pavers, ceramics now have the perfect formats and performance to tackle the external skin and landscape of your projects.

In this session we will discover together the basics of these new formats from every angle including; production methods, baseline performance details, industry standards present and future, systemic design applications, impacts to building performance as well as installation methods and contractor adoption rates. Ceramics have applications far beyond showers and backsplashes today, in fact with the proper application of these new innovations; tile can become an integral part of your next building’s functional systems while offering unified design across thresholds inside and out.

  • Presenter:
    Ryan Fasan – Tile of Spain Consultant
  • Time + Location:
    July 18, 2017, 12:45 – 3:00 pm
  • LU eligible:
    1.5 LU/HSW hour

Sign up for the Lunch & Learn after registering for the forum using the button below.

$15 Registration Fee

Program

The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Austin, Texas for the first time ever.

7:30 – 8:15

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

Sponsored by  WWGlass
8:15-8:30

Welcome

  • Michael Antenora
  • Antenora Architects LLP
  • Founding Principal
  • Austin Co-Chair
BIO
As Founding Principal of Antenora Architects, Michael has been responsible for the overall creative/technical direction and management for the firm since 1997. The firm’s work has been recognized regionally, and nationally and internationally with design and construction awards. Most notably, Antenora Architects received a 2017 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture for their striking Adaptive Re-use of the Hutto Cotton Gin Building in Hutto, Texas. In a particular, has been their work in the realm of adaptive re-use, renovation and preservation. Michael practices and resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife Sarah and their three daughters.
8:30 – 9:35

1. Digital Design and Fabrication Frontiers

Building facades have evolved throughout the years from empirically-based, load-bearing, mass masonry facades, to modern, lightweight and with an immeasurable variety of geometric and material configurations. But how do we efficiently analyze and engineer these complex geometries to balance technical performance requirements with aesthetics, constructability, and cost?  Hear about new techniques for fabrication that are just hitting the market and what is coming on the horizon.

Presenters

  • Heath May
  • HKS
BIO
Heath May has 13 years of experience leading commercial, hospitality, sports and healthcare projects. May leads a design team responsible for projects including future:GSA, a net-zero renovation solution that earned the 2012 WAN Commercial Building of the Year Award, and he worked as senior designer on Sustainable Urban Living, a winner of the 2010 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award. In 2013, he was named recipient of Building Design + Construction’s 40 under 40. His interest in passive solar design encourages research in optimizing complex facades for daylighting and solar performance.
  • Korey Bieg
  • UT Austin / OTA
BIO
Kory Bieg is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, registered architect, Chair of TxA Emerging Design + Technology and co-Director of TEX-FAB. Bieg is the founding principal of OTA+, an office that specializes in the development and use of digital technologies for the design and fabrication of projects at all scales.
  • Anthony Birchler
  • Zahner
BIO

Birchler leads Zahner’s design-engineering team. Since 1998, he has been responsible for designing many of the patented systems now used to complete bold architecture all over the world. He shares responsibility for developing two out of five patents held by Zahner, best known for the ongoing work that he put into developing the ZEPPS® Technology, the firm’s dual-curvature building system. Birchler works directly with owners, engineers, architects, and general contractors, providing intelligent problem-solving for the production of complex facades.

9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass
9:50 – 10:55

2. Transforming Texas Traditions

Adaptive re-use, re-interpretation, and repositioning can create something fresh from of existing buildings. Discover how facade replacements and strategic additions help achieve results that feed Austin’s growth.

Presenters

  • Michael Antenora
  • Founding Principal
  • Antenora Architects LLP
BIO
As Founding Principal of Antenora Architects, Michael has been responsible for the overall creative/technical direction and management for the firm since 1997. The firm’s work has been recognized regionally, and nationally and internationally with design and construction awards. Most notably, Antenora Architects received a 2017 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture for their striking Adaptive Re-use of the Hutto Cotton Gin Building in Hutto, Texas. In a particular, has been their work in the realm of adaptive re-use, renovation and preservation. Michael practices and resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife Sarah and their three daughters.
  • Gordon B. Bingaman
  • Associate Principal
  • Antenora Architects LLP
  • BIO
    Birchler leads Zahner’s design-engineering team. Since 1998, he has been responsible for designing many of the patented systems now used to complete bold architecture all over the world. He shares responsibility for developing two out of five patents held by Zahner, best known for the ongoing work that he put into developing the ZEPPS® Technology, the firm’s dual-curvature building system. Birchler works directly with owners, engineers, architects, and general contractors, providing intelligent problem-solving for the production of complex facades.
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10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass
11:10 – 12:15

3. Austin’s Changing Skyline

Austin has rapidly gained a reputation as a forward-looking city, in part due to a vibrant approach to growth, density, and urbanization. Listen to three leading architects talk about their projects that have contributed the changing face and skyline of Austin as a truly global city.

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Join the dialogue!

Pricing

Pro/Faculty$99
Student$49
Full amount returned if cancellation is processed before 11:59 PM EST June 19th, 2017. Facades+ will retain 10% of registration cost after June 19th, 2017. No refunds on registration cost will be issued after 11:59 PM EST July 17th, 2017.

Sponsors

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Event Venue & Hotel

  • Location:
    University of Texas at Austin Commons Learning Center
    10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 137
    Austin, TX 75758
    512–471–5898
  • Hotel:
    11601 Domain Drive
    Austin, TX 78758
    512–491–0777
    All reservations must be made by July 3, 2017.
    Special rate for The Architect’s Newspaper Facades+ attendees: $169/night plus tax & incidentals.
    Shuttle available to UT Austin Commons Conference Center nearby.
  • Parking: $3 per car payable at kiosks in the parking lot. Exact change or credit card accepted. See map link below. Parking Map

FAQs

  • Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
    Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.
  • Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?
    Yes, it’s always a good idea.
  • What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?
    Bring a current student ID card with your photo and present it when checking in.
  • When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?
    Badges will be provided at check-in at the site on the day of the event.

Photo Gallery

Photos from our recent Kansas City event at the Crown Plaza Downtown Hotel: Methods+Materials Gallery networking and rapt audience at the forum.

Contact

Contact us for information and updates on Facades+ AM as we head to Boston, June 17 2016.
For attendee, programming, and sponsorship information, contact us below.

Facades+AM
The Architect’s Newspaper
21 Murray St, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10007
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Sponsorships
Diana Darling
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Event Logistics
Susan Kramer
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Program/Speakers
Marty Wood
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