Facades+ AM
Join us in Boston
The program includes three sessions to cover issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Boston. The well rounded, informed dialogue 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—this time tailor-made for the Boston area.
Our Attendees Include
Architects
Building Envelope Specialists
Construction Professionals
Developers
Engineers
Materials Specialists
Manufacturers
AIA Members
Boston Co-Chairs
Ryan Salvas, CW Keller + Associates
Katherine Faulkner, NADAAA
1. The Seaport District Reconsidered
2. Facade and Regional Architecture
3. High Performance Skyline
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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 Boston for the first time.

7:30 - 8:15

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

Sponsored by  WWGlass
8:15 - 8:30

OPENING REMARKS

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Ryan Salvas
Boston CO-Chair
CW Keller + Associates
Design Director
BIO
Salvas is an educator and a building technologist focused on fabrication processes and project delivery methods. Currently he is the Design Director at CW Keller + Associates, a digital fabrication design and engineering shop in New England that specializes in complex millwork and concrete formwork. Prior to CW Keller, Salvas worked at SHoP Architects and at Front Inc. Salvas worked on the iconic Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as well as designing and executing facades with OMA, Neil Denari, Jean Nouvel, and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. He also teaches building technologies at RISD and Northeastern University and was an Assistant Professor at Auburn University’s School of Architecture.
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Katherine Faulkner
Boston CO-Chair
NADAAA
Principal

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Faulkner oversees the operations, fabrication, and design on select projects. Since 2011, she has directed efforts to expand the firm’s prototyping facilities and portfolio, extending NADAAA's geographic reach and capacity to deliver large projects. A 1987 graduate of Dartmouth College, Faulkner received her MArch from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and has been working for over 20 years in residential, academic, institutional, and health-care projects. After receiving an MBA from Boston University in 2010, she looked for an opportunity to re-focus the business of design and joined former schoolmates Nader Tehrani and Dan Gallagher in launching the award-winning firm, NADAAA. Recently completed projects include the Raemian (Samsung) Model Home Gallery, Melbourne School of Design, and the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.
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Diana Darling
Conference Director
The Architect's Newspaper
Publisher
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Diana is CEO and co-founder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 11th year. The A|N media company consists of four print publications covering architecture and design news. As A|N’s publisher, Diana won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. Diana began her publishing career as Director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.
8:30 - 9:35

1. The Seaport District Reconsidered

Presenters

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David Nagahiro
CBT Architects
Design Principal
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Nagahiro has 28 years of experience in urban design, architecture, and interior design. This multi-disciplinary approach leverages his knowledge of urbanistic, architectural, economic, social, sustainable, and technical challenges to develop creative and inventive design solutions. His intuitive thinking at multiple scales generates great diversity and vitality in developing holistic urban design and architecture solutions. Nagahiro has led a number of urban design and complex mixed-use architecture projects that have been catalysts for the revitalization of undeveloped and underutilized urban sites. David’s most recent projects include: 121 Seaport in Boston, Twenty l 20 in Cambridge, 10 Farnsworth in Boston, and the Nantun Tower in Taiwan.
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Richard Askin
WS Development Associates
Director of Planning and Design
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Experienced in large-scale mixed-use development projects across the US and East Asia, Askin is a graduate of RISD (BArch), Harvard GSD (MAUD), and a licensed architect. His initial career as an architect transitioned into real estate development, specializing in regional shopping centers and urban retail-centric MXDs. His role includes acquisitions, concept and vision, architecture, adjunct to leasing, project entitlement, delivery of asset to operations, and reinvestment. His focus over the past ten years and going forward is guiding WS Development’s masterplan, urban design and architecture of mixed-use buildings and public realm improvements in Boston's current mega-development, Seaport Square.
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Tim Love
Utile Architecture & Planning
Principal
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Love is the founding principal of Utile, a 40-person Boston-based architecture and planning firm. His primary focus is the relationship between individual works of architecture and the larger city. His work is not driven by aesthetics, but by collaborative deep-dive research focused on the technical, cultural, regulatory, and environmental issues of urban design problems. Love works on diverse projects of varying scales, including regeneration strategies for aging industrial areas and master plans for new urban districts. Currently, Love is working on the citywide plans or both Boston and Cambridge and a comprehensive master plan for Boston City Hall and Plaza. Love is a tenured Associate Professor the Northeastern University School of Architecture where he teaches urban design theory and graduate-level research studios.

Description

With millions of square feet of residential, commercial, and cultural use in design or under construction, the Seaport has become one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in the United States. Panelists discuss past, current, and future plans for this complex and growing district.
9:35 - 9:50

NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsored by  WWGlass
9:50 - 10:55

2. Facade and Regional Architecture

Presenters

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Mark Pasnik
over,under
Founding Principal
BIO
Pasnik is a founding principal of over,under, a Boston-based architecture and design practice, and is co-curator of the pinkcomma gallery. He has taught at the California College of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wentworth Institute, where he is an associate professor. He received the AIA Young Architects Award in 2013 and serves on the Boston Art Commission and the executive board of the Boston Society of Architects. With Michael Kubo and Chris Grimley, he authored Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston, published by The Monacelli Press in 2015.
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David Carlson
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Deputy Director of Urban Design

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Carlson's postion is an arc that started 32 years earlier as a student intern from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has involvement with BRA teams in shaping the skyline and growth of Boston. In partnership with communities, the BRA plans Boston’s future while respecting its past. By guiding physical, social, and economic change in neighborhoods and downtown, the BRA seeks to shape a more prosperous, resilient, and vibrant city for all. Carlson's department participates in this mission through design review on projects from signage and modest improvements, to historic areas, to major multi-building projects and campuses. He was one of the 2015 Shattuck Award winners, given to a group of the City’s ‘unsung heroes’ in honor of dedicated service above and beyond the norm.
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Gerard Gutierrez
Sasaki Associates
Senior Associate
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As leader of the multi-disciplinary design firm's Technical Resource Group, Gutierrez sets the standard for technical excellence. He brings to each project a designer's sensibility coupled with the technical expertise and rigor that enriches architectural ideas. Throughout his over 25-year career, his strongest contributions have been developing construction documents and ensuring the design integrity translates to a constructible and well-detailed building. He has established his reputation as an even-handed, pragmatic, and engaged representative of the design team. Gerry's many collaborations have been published in journals such as Abitare, Composicion Arquitectonica, Progressive Architecture, and Architectural Record.

Description

As Boston experiences the broadest building boom in a century, how does the cityscape reflect civic values? This session considers how new facades are contributing to regional identity.
10:55 - 11:10

NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsored by  WWGlass
11:10 - 12:15

3. Boston’s High Performance Skyline

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Nader Tehrani
NADAAA
Principal
BIO
In addition to serving as Principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry, Tehrani is also the Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union in New York. He was previously a professor of architecture at MIT, where he served as the Head of the Department from 2010-2014. As the principal and founder of Office dA, Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture. Throughout his career, Tehrani has received sixteen Progressive Architecture Awards as well as numerous AIA, Boston Society of Architects and ID awards.
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Christopher O'Hara
Studio NYL
Founding Principal

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O'Hara is the facade director for the Skins Group, a division of Studio NYL. The Skins Group was established to provide full service facade design specializing in thermal modeling, moisture/condensation analysis, in-depth detailing and more. They are known for their progressive approach to designing architectural structures, and are often sought out by those who need assistance with challenging systems. Although Studio NYL is recognized for its skins work with cutting edge glass and glazing, their team also specializes in digitally fabricated metal skins and facades, GFRC, reinforced polymers, stone, ultra high performance concrete, fabrics, terra cotta and traditional precast. O'Hara is currently working on multiple facade projects in the Boston area.
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Andrea Love
Payette
Director of Building Science, Associate Principal
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As Director of Building Science at Payette, Love works across all projects to improve building performance. She was the Principal Investigator for the AIA Upjohn Grant on thermal bridging, and is a Lecturer at MIT Architecture. Love is a licensed architect with a BArch from Carnegie Mellon, and Masters in Building Technology from MIT and received the Tucker-Voss Award. She is a member of the COTE Advisory Group, and chairs the 2030 Working Group.

Description

Three distinct architects discuss their progressive approach to facades and building performance on current projects making headlines.
12:15 - 12:35

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PRICING
Pro/Faculty
$99


		
Student
$49


		
Full amount returned if cancellation is processed before 11:59 PM EST May 20, 2016. Facades+ will retain 10% of registration cost after May 20, 2016. No refunds on registration cost will be issued after 11:59 PM EST June 16, 2016.


		
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OUR SPONSORS
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location
Omni Parker House | Rooftop Ballroom
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
tel. 617-725-1623
Map/Directions
Special group rate available until May 19, 2016. Book Today

Parking:
Omni Parker House Valet Parking: Overnight Valet Parking is $44.00/car. Additional fee for late pick-up after 1pm on day of departure is $12. Event Parking before 5 p.m., Monday-Friday is $36/car.

The Pi Alley Garage, 275 Washington St, 617-720-2006

Laz Parking Ltd www.bestparking.com, 1 Beacon St, 617-263-0401, 15 or 73 Tremont St, 617-227-7220

Standard Parking, 33 Arch St, 617-204-9268‎


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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.












		
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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
Sponsorships
Diana Darling
ddarling@archpaper.com
212.966.0630 ex. 11
Event Logistics
Susan Kramer
skramer@archpaper.com
212.966.0630 ex. 14
Program/Speakers
Randi Greenberg
rgreenberg@archpaper.com
212.966.0630 ex. 23
Facades+ New York, April 21+22, 2016 Registration Open
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Facades+ Dallas, October 13+14 2016 Registration Open
Facades+AM San Francisco, December 7 2016