Empowering the Facade Design Community
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.
Dallas Featured Presenters
Weiss is the cofounder of WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City. Her firm expands the definition of architecture by connecting the territories of art, architecture, infrastructure, and ecology to create new public realms. Competition-winning projects include the Olympic Sculpture Park, University of Pennsylvania’s Nanotechnology Center, and the Women’s Memorial at Arlington Cemetery. Current projects include a mixed-use building for MIT’s Kendall Square Initiative that will house the new MIT Museum and the US Embassy in New Delhi, India. Weiss is the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design and has been honored with the Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award, Harvard’s International VR Green Urban Design Award, the New York AIA Gold Medal of Honor, and exhibitions at the MoMA, the Venice Biennale, the Louvre, and the Guggenheim.
Herdeg’s designs foster meaningful and lasting relationships between building users and the natural environment, demonstrating a confluence of the art of building, the science of sustainability, and love for the natural landscape. He has developed a body of work that reinforces essential human experiences at the intersection of architecture and landscape. Herdeg’s thoughtful designs reflect a commitment to the study of place: climate, natural resources, cultural precedents, and historic building traditions. He employs strategies such as extroverting circulation and program spaces, maximizing daylight to shape unique experiences, framing views that capture specific features of a site and blending architecture and the land to create meaningful, lasting impressions upon those who utilize and experience his buildings.
Vice President, CallisonRTKL
O’Grady is an award-winning designer and Vice President in CallisonRTKL’s Dallas office. In his experience designing mixed-use, office, hospitality, resort, entertainment, retail and sports-related developments, he consistently pushes the limits of design and fabrication while encouraging people to think about the interrelationship between architecture and the environment in a different way. O’Grady’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Record, The Architectural Review, LA Architect, Texas Architect, Surface, Bauwelt and The New York Times.
Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper
Founder and Editor In Chief of The Architect’s Newspaper. He has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including; Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio Life Without Object’s, 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 and 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, Perspecta etc. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute.
Director, HKS Line
May is Director of HKS Laboratory for Intensive Exploration and has over 10 years of professional experience including commercial, hospitality, sports and healthcare, and is currently focused on r+d and application of this research to the built environment. An avid interest in passive solar design encourages a current LINE research initiative into the potential for using software for dynamic solar design for optimization of complex facades for daylighting and solar performance. In addition to r+d, May leads a design team responsible for award-winning projects. In April of 2013, May was named recipient of Building Design + Construction’s 40 under 40.
Staff Consultant, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Bondi has extensive experience in building enclosure design and specializes in building science and numerical analysis. He consults on both new construction and historic renovation projects, from conceptual design through construction administration, applying his specific expertise in curtain wall and custom glazing systems. In addition, Bondi is experienced in providing forensic engineering services and expert witness support for both building enclosure and mechanical systems. Bondi is an adjunct professor at The Cooper Union, where he has lectured and developed courses in finite element techniques, computational fluid dynamics, and solid mechanics since 2007..
Senior Staff II, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Patel has experience in the investigation, rehabilitation, and design of many building enclosure systems, and specializes in roofing and waterproofing. He has designed and reviewed new building enclosure systems and has significant experience in the field monitoring new construction and repairs, and investigating failures. His work experience includes residential and commercial buildings, parking structures, plazas, schools, hospitals, and many other structures in both public and private sectors. .
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..
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
Allan Horton, AIA
Associate, Davis Brody Bond