Dominique Perrault Architecture
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.
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.
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.
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Founder and editor-in-chief of The Architect’s Newspaper, Menking has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including; Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961–1974, Superstudio Life Without Objects, and The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century. In 2008 he was U.S. Commissioner of Into the Open: Positioning Practice at The Venice Biennale. He co-authored Four Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse and Architecture on Display. His essay Mr. Mumford’s Neighborhood appears in the book Forty Ways To Think About Architecture (Routledge). His writings have appeared in The Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Monocle, and Perspecta. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and is Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute.
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.
Chairman of the Board,
Mr. Israel Berger is the founder of Israel Berger and Associates, now a part of Vidaris Inc, where he serves as Chairman of the Board; he is also a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Berger has been a specialist in the design and construction of building envelopes for over 35 years. He has directed the consulting, testing and inspection of curtain walls, windows, metal cladding, pre-cast, masonry walls, roofing and composite assemblies world-wide. In addition, he has directed the façade restoration and re-cladding on many significant projects, including listed landmark buildings.
Developers, architects and construction managers have depended on his advice and counsel on selecting cladding systems, design criteria and contracting parties on some of the world’s highest profile projects. His work encompasses many building types, including commercial, residential and institutional in the United States, Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, and South America.
Mr. Berger’s technical expertise, creative thinking, experience, and a deep familiarity with the façade and roofing industries allow him, along with the professionally diverse members of the firm, to make key judgment calls on which our clients rely during all stages of the design and construction process. Through Mr. Berger’s leadership, technical guidance and expertise, many architects and developers achieve success in creating building envelopes noted for their architectural expression, quality, functionality and durability, with emphasis on energy efficiency and value.
NA Sales Manager – Corian Exteriors,
DuPont Protection Solutions – Surfaces
With over 25 years in the architectural industry, Bisignaro has spent most that time leading and developing sales teams in exterior cladding specification development and construction partner relationships. His industry expertise can be seen in his past development of marketing initiatives, technical materials and authoring and presenting AIA CEU presentations. An active member of local CSI and BEC Chapters, Bisignaro has served on various committees throughout his career to promote the use of ventilated rainscreens.
Travis is an accredited presenter for the OAA on Rainscreen Education – has been working in the architectural community for over 10 years, with a special focus on Ventilated Façade products and systems. From 2006-2010 he worked as a designer for Cornerstone Architecture where he gained significant experience and knowledge in rainscreen building science and project tendering and had the opportunity to do many unique assignments in design development and building modeling. From 2010 – 2015, as a Business Development Representative at Ontario Panelization, he worked with an array of rainscreen products and systems from Metal Panels, to Exotic Stones, to Building Integrated Photovoltaics and later on Sintered Surfaces for a considerable amount of projects located throughout North America. During this later phase, he developed a passion for Sintered Compact Surfaces that lead him to start a new adventure from early 2015 at TheSize Surfaces as the North American Architectural Consultant Representative where he assists and educates the architectural community to use Neolith products for a wide range of applications.
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Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She 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.
Jared Della Valle has been a real estate professional and architect for more than 18 years and has managed the acquisition and predevelopment of more than 1 million sf in New York City along the Highline, In the Hudson Yards and in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Jared Della Valle sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, the Architecture League of New York, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. He has previously taught at Columbia University, Syracuse University, Washington University, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and Lehigh University. Jared has widely lectured at major universities and institutions and his work has been the subject of more than 50 articles and publications including a monograph entitled “Think/Make” published by Princeton Architecture Press. He holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and Master’s degrees in both Architecture and Construction Management from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He is a LEED Certified, licensed Architect in New York State, holds an NCARB (National College of Architectural Registration Boards) Certificate and is a licensed real estate broker and a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects).
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Zachary Edelson is the Web Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper. He writes on a diverse array of topics and his recent feature articles have explored demographic and development trends across the American suburbs, emerging smart city technologies, and micro apartments. Zachary Edelson holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.
Executive VP Business Development & Sales - North America,
Permasteelisa North America
Franceschet started with Permasteelisa Group in Italy in 2001 as a Thermal and Energy Engineer. His expertise in design and engineering with a focus on energy efficiency, double skin facades, and blast enhanced systems has been utilized in numerous performance-driven facade projects. He is currently responsible for the Exterior and Gartner Brands in the United States and Canada, manging order intake and developing new markets and business opportunities.
International Architectural Manager ,
The curving, high performance glass façade for The Jewel Changi Singapore Airport is just one of the impressive projects that Flickinger has helped define. From a double-skinned Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi to large, bent glass windows at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, Flickinger has worked with the world’s top designers to select glazing, improve energy efficiency, and ultimately achieve the visual goals of the façade. Since glass is a key component of any building’s envelope, Flickinger’s 13-years of experience and the advanced low-e glass options from Vitro Architectural Glass make the perfect formula for today’s demanding facades.
Director of Construction,
Mr. Gordon is a registered architect with over 25 years of construction experience in New York City. He has been Director of Construction with Worldwide Holdings for the past 8 years. He previously held positions ranging from Project Superintendent to Project Executive with some of the New York City’s largest construction management firms.
He has completed over 3,000,000 SF of building for; Education facilities, Museum and Cultural centers, commercial office space, hospitality, multifamily residential and luxury condominiums
Mr. Gordon is a graduate of Catholic University of America School of Architecture and has a Certificate of Construction Management from New York University.
Jeff Haber is a Managing Partner at W&W Glass and has been working with specialty architectural metal and glass systems for over 25 years. He is directly responsible for sales, marketing, and estimating for Pilkington Planar and other highly engineered systems sold throughout North America.
Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist,
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.
Middleton joined Handel Architects as a Partner in 1997, and began working on several projects in his hometown of Boston. These buildings were recognized with an AIA Honor Award for Urban Design in 2014. In addition to his urban mixed-use projects, he designed the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Natatorium for the City of New York, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Amphitheater in California, both of which are highly acclaimed and award winning. Middleton currently serves as the Partner in Charge and Lead Designer for Cornell Tech’s new residential tower, the largest and tallest building in the world built to Passive House standards. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, California College of the Arts, University of Virginia, and Cornell, and currently is teaching a graduate studio on High Rise Design at Northeastern University.
Miske is president of Building Blocks, a general contracting firm that specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of facade systems. Building Blocks primarily works with glass fiber reinforced concrete in an integrative design and manufacturing process in order to deliver high-performance facade systems. With over 16 years of experience, Miske has been involved with numerous facade projects including Milwaukee City Hall, Chicago City Hall, Legacy at Millennium Park, and locally Versailles, Faena House, and 601 Washington.
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. In addition to design involvement on DDC projects, the Office of the Chief Architect coordinates interaction with the Public Design Commission’s regulatory review and the Percent for Art program of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Margaret also participates in collaborative efforts with other City agencies and Task Forces.
A former Design Principal of Helpern Architects in New York City, Margaret specialized in sustainable and historic preservation projects and was responsible for the design of many public buildings, including libraries and schools. 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.
Facade Technical Director,
Saverio is Facade Technical Director at Skanska, a leading construction company and developer. He provides building envelope technical leadership while overseeing and coordinating the façade package management on all projects.
As an experienced cladding specialist, Saverio manages facade-related matters, from procurement to design, through production to final handover. He acts as a focal point for clients, designers and suppliers alike for Skanska façade related matters. This is supported by his considerable high-rise and complex façade know-how as well as over 20 years of varied experience in the industry.
Saverio serves on the Centre for Windows and Cladding Technology (CWCT) Board and its technical committee, as well as the Board of the Society of Facade Engineering
Director of Technical Sales Support & Business Development,
Francis Serruys is Director of Technical Sales Support & Business Development at Saint-Gobain Building Glass Europe. He has been working for more than 28 years in the glass industry holding various technical and management positions.
Francis has been involved in multiple projects all around in the world including in New York including the InterActive Corp IAC building in Chelsea; the renovation of the United Nations General Assembly North Façade as well as the Ticket Booth glass stairs on Times Square. He has also worked at the research and development centre in France where he was at the basis of several new solutions for glass facades applications.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing,
Turner heads YKK AP America’s technical services and marketing teams. He has held roles including drafting, design engineering, and project management, developing unique software to improve efficiencies. He is a member of the International Code Council and on the Board of Directors for the American Architectural Manufacturers Assoc. Michael chaired the development of industry performance standards, and is involved in codes and regulatory affairs affecting the fenestration industry. He is a recipient of the USGlass “Top 50″ most influential people in the glass and glazing industry.
Associate Principal, Senior Designer,
Darina Zlateva is an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox. She is the Senior Designer on One Vanderbilt. Darina has held teaching positions at Harvard GSD, RISD and the BAC. She received her MArch from Harvard GSD and her BA in mathematics and computer science from Dartmouth College. Darina is a licensed architect in the state of New York.
Architectural Services Manager ,
In his role, Zuniga is responsible for the sales and marketing of YKK Architectural Products in North America. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Virginia Tech and is also a professional engineer. Zuniga is an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, and the Glass Association of North America, and has served on several committees and task groups to promote energy efficiency and code development. A native of Venezuela, Zuniga resides with his wife and two children in Atlanta, GA.