Empowering the Facade Design Community
The goal of the Facades+ conference is to focus on the design and performance on the next generation of facades. We provide proven insights on how to make your ideas become reality. We bring together some of the world’s most productive building professionals and leading researchers to share insights on how facades ideas are brought to life.
Facades+ is the leading conference on performance and design of the building envelope. The unique cross-over of attending professionals brings together a unique brain-trust from the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, fabrication, development and education. Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation—from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.
New York Featured Presenters
Founder, Dominique Perrault Architecture
A leading figure in French architecture, Perrault gained international recognition after winning the competition for the National French library in 1989 at the age of 36. This project marked the starting point of many other public and private commissions abroad, such as The Velodrome and Olympic swimming pool of Berlin, the extension of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, and the Fukoku Tower in Osaka, Japan. In 2016, Dominique Perrault completed three major rehabilitation and extension projects, including the Pont de Sèvres Towers – Citylights in Western Paris, the new mechanicals hall of the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne as well as the Dufour Pavilion, new entrance of the Château de Versailles. Perrault has received many prestigious prizes and awards, including the “Grande Médaille d’or d’Architecture” from the Académie d’Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe prize, the French national Grand Prize for Architecture, the Equerre d’argent prize for the Hotel Industriel Berlier and the Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture by the Japan Art Association.
Design Partner, SOM
Duffy is a Design Partner in SOM’s New York Office. His projects range from academic and athletic buildings for schools and colleges, to museums and galleries for cultural institutions, office buildings for corporate and commercial clients, and airport terminals for transportation authorities. Among his key initiatives are the creation of the campus design studio –SOM Education Lab– and the launching of SOM Journal, an annually published book of SOM’s best work as selected and critiqued by an independent jury of artists, designers, and critics. Experimentation and collaboration characterize Duffy’s projects worldwide. His design approach is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique qualities of each client’s program, site, and aspirations. Light is a critical aspect of his work, as is innovation in sustainability. Mr. Duffy brings his unique sense of the conjoining of art, science, and architecture to all of his sustainable design work.
Associate Director, SOM
A senior member of the SOM Enclosure Group, Timm brings over 19 years of experience to the team, including project management on projects ranging from street furniture, to institutional work, and large scale speculative developments. Timm’s interest and expertise lies in building enclosures, both in their aesthetic appearance in varying light conditions and their performance throughout the seasons, as well as in efficient structures featuring materials and techniques new to the building process. His recent project experience includes One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere; the Center for Character and Leadership Development, a new building at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; and 252 East 57th street, a luxury mixed-use project in Manhattan with residential, retail, and public spaces.
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Steven Winter Associates
Lois Arena, a Senior Mechanical Engineer employed at Steven Winter Associates, Inc possesses over 20 years experience in the building science field and has extensive experience with new and existing buildings Lois holds both US and international Passive House consultant certifications and is currently consulting on projects ranging from single family homes to high rise apartment buildings. She has co-authored and presented training programs about energy efficient building practices to professionals in all sectors of the building industry and is regularly invited to present at national conferences and private firms on topics ranging from moisture control in buildings to road blocks to PH adoption. She received her M.S. in engineering from the University of Colorado’s Building Science Program.
Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science
Hubbs has over 25 years’ experience as a consultant practicing exclusively in the field of facade engineering and building science. He has a unique blend of theoretical and hands-on knowledge gained from completing hundreds of building enclosure investigations and rehabilitation projects as well as from facade engineering and construction review of building enclosures for new buildings. Hubbs’ experience includes work on a variety of building types in virtually all climatic regions across Canada and the US. He has extensive experience designing, testing and constructing unique high-rise building facades with unitized curtain wall, skylights, and window-wall systems manufactured offshore in Asia and Europe.
EDWARD M PECK
Design Principal, Forum Studio
Edward is a design principal at Forum Studio where he is a recognized leader in emerging architectural technologies and innovative building skins. He is a leading advocate for high-performance architecture, an educator of informed collaboration and a pioneer of innovative materials. Before joining Forum Studio, Edward practiced as a façade consultant and was instrumental in the design and development of many of the most recognizable ETFE projects around the world. For more than 15 years he has contributed to the advancement of ETFE; systems and project applications and is a regular speaker on the technology.
Project Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
Kemp is a Project Engineer in the Facade Engineering Practice at Thornton Tomasetti. As a licensed architect and trained engineer, Kemp has had extensive experience in the design and engineering of ETFE and other facade systems. At Thornton Tomasetti, she has been integral to several large and small scale ETFE projects and has developed best practice guidelines ETFE systems from an engineering perspective.
MARGARET O’DONOGHUE CASTILLO
Chief Architect, City of New York
Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo is Chief Architect of the New York City Department of Design and Construction. The Office of the Chief Architect was created to assure that the ideas of Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 are embedded into all DDC projects. It uses the mayoral lenses from One:NYC to bring the Guiding Principles of growth, equity, sustainability, resiliency and healthy living to both public buildings and infrastructure. Margaret was formerly a Design Principal of Helpern Architects and specialized in sustainable and historic preservation projects. She served as 2011 President of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and 2016 President of AIA New York State. An expert on energy policy, she organized the Buildings=Energy exhibition at the Center for Architecture and brought its case studies to the International Union of Architects conference in Tokyo. She has served on the Board of the Fine Arts Federation, New York Building Congress and the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization.
8 AIA HSW CEUs
Lab Workshop participants select one of the daylong workshops in which they work closely with industry professionals on hands-on assignments that will help develop valuable skills necessary in the delivery of cutting edge facade technologies.
*Presenters subject to change
“What Facades+ did well was prepare thoughtful sequencing, integrating owners, educators, contractors, politicians, consultants, engineers, architects, and vendors into an overarching discussion which worked in parallel with one’s attention span for engaging, compelling ideas, across a multitude of activities that included presentations, panel discussions, workshops, good food and informal conversation.”
Allan Horton, AIA
Associate, Davis Brody Bond