CUSTOMIZE YOUR SCHEDULE | EARN 8 AIA LU &/or HSW CEUs
A unique opportunity to have a daylong, in-depth dialog with with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers after they present their current projects as real-world case studies. You will select from morning and afternoon sessions to custom-make a daylong schedule which suits your professional goals. The Workshops will have an intimate class size, creating an environment conducive to innovation and creative problem-solving.
2711 North Haskell Avenue | Ground Floor
Afternoon Field Trips for DIALOG WORKSHOPS D, E & F Only
All afternoon Dialog Workshops leave CityPlace Events during the lunch break. See details below.
MORNING SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 3)
NOTE: All Morning Session Dialog Workshops meet at CityPlace. Afternoon sessions are all Field Trips. See each Workshop below for details.
A. Supple Skins: Emerging Practices in Facade Adaptation and Resilience 4 LU/HSW CEU Credits
Coordinator: Mic Patterson, Enclos. Panel: Michel Michno, CH Holdings, James C Parker, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Resilience — you’ve likely heard the term, the newest and most predominant buzzword in the green building lexicon. But can you pin a definition to it, or is it soft and amorphous like many other industry terms: high performance, green and sustainability, for example? Resilience has been widely referred to as “the new green” and “successor of sustainability,” among other things, and has spawned a prominent movement in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and its dramatic impact on New York City and the eastern seaboard. But what does resilience signify with respect to specific building systems, like the building skin? Supple Skins will explore the roots of the term, its appropriation by other disciplines, its relationship to sustainability, and its significance to the building facade.
B. Next Gen Passive: Exploring the Links between Passive Strategies, Smart Design, Sustainability and Resiliency 4 LU/HSW CEU Credits
Coordinator: Emilie Hagen, Atelier Ten. Panelists: Z Smith, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple; Ryan Jones, Lake Flato.
Given the trend toward internally-load dominated buildings and increased envelope performance due to building codes, how much does envelope performance matter for commercial buildings? How will the shift toward lower internal loads (better lighting and equipment) change that? What does passive design mean today? What scenarios and constraints make facades relevant for high performance design?
Key work from Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Lake Flato and Atelier Ten, incorporating both passive and active design strategies in a variety of climates, will be used to illustrate an explorative discussion of how passive design concepts have been reimagined and reapplied in contemporary buildings. The result is what can better be called smart (climate responsive) vs. dumb (build-it-anywhere brute force) design.
We will also explore the balance between the concepts of sustainability and resiliency. While sustainability is often conflated with an increase in efficiency, eliminating redundancy in the process, resiliency in the built environment depends upon design strategies that may be redundant in everyday operation but that work no matter if the power grid is on or not. Atelier Ten’s analysis for Urban Green’s “Baby it’s Cold Inside,” report (http://urbangreencouncil.org/babyitscoldinside), exploring how better building envelopes make blackouts less dangerous, will be a framing element of the discussion.
C. Structural Glass Facades: Emerging Materials, Technologies & Systems in Pursuit of Transparency 4 LU/HSW CEU Credits
Coordinator: Alfonso Lopez, Sentech Architectural Systems. Panelists: John Knowles, Stutzki Engineering; Edward Peck, Thornton Tomasetti; David Dunham, Sentech Architectural Systems.
Developments in innovative glass materials, technologies and highly glazed systems for structural applications are at an all-time high. Using case study examples, Structural Glass Facades: Emerging Materials, Technologies & Systems in Pursuit of Transparency will provide a snapshot of recent advancements in structural glass design, engineering, fabrication and installation.
Using transparency as its primary driver, Structural Glass Facades will look at a wide range of material and system choices readily available to designers, as well as recent developments in highly custom engineered glass connections and support structures.
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AFTERNOON SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 2)
Afternoon Field Trips for DIALOG WORKSHOPS D & F Only
All afternoon Dialog Workshops leave and return to CityPlace Events.
D. Material Explorations: Surface articulation and the fabrication process | Field Trip! 4 LU CEU Credits
Coordinator: Luke Smith, Enclos. Panelists: Samuel Brissette, Snøhetta; Kerenza Harris, Morphosis; Joshua Zabel, Kreysler & Associates
As architectural expression starts to explore the limits of surface articulation, established facade materials and fabrication techniques are undergoing a transformation. The Perot Museum by Morphosis and the SFMOMA by Snohetta are two buildings from high profile architects, of similar typology and similar material intent, implemented through contrasting methodologies. But how was the facade design influenced by the fabrication technology selected? This workshop traces the process from beginning to end, from the perspective of designer and fabricator, looking at not only the pros and cons of material selection, but also fabrication techniques, façade installation and final effect. The afternoon will include joint presentations by each of the design teams, exploration of the material properties, and group discussion. Participants are encouraged to come with tectonic inquisitiveness!
NOTE: Workshop leaves from CityPlace and will be held onsite at the Nasher Sculpture Center with a walking tour of the nearby Perot Museum. Roundtrip transportation to/from CityPlace will be arranged.
E. No longer available
F. Curating Daylight: Effective Control of Interior Illumination & Issues of Exterior Reflectivity | Field Trip! 4 LU/HSW CEU Credits
Coordinator: George Loisos, Loisos + Ubbelohde. Panel: Susan Ubbelohde, Loisos + Ubbelohde & Charles Clift, CDC
As the density of our built environment increases and glass reinforces it’s position as the predominant facade material of choice, the design and construction industry is faced with increasingly complex daylighting problems. Internally, controlling daylight is paramount – our psychological well-being depends on it, yet incorrectly lit spaces are abrasive to us. Externally, the desire for reflective facade finishes and glass has induced problems of solar glare, not only redirecting the problem to neighbors, but also magnifying it.
How can we predict and remedy undesirable lighting conditions before they occur? Workshop participants will experience some of the most sophisticated daylight modeling tools and discuss their place in design, with in-depth case studies of internationally acclaimed museum projects, as well as buildings infamously plagued by solar glare, including the Nasher Museum in Dallas.
NOTE: Workshop leaves from CityPlace and will be held onsite at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Roundtrip transportation to/from CityPlace will be arranged.
Speakers subject to change.
Check in and coffee
Morning Workshops Sessions A, B & C begin promptly
Networking & Refreshment Break
Complimentary Networking Lunch
Afternoon Workshops Sessions D, E & F begin
Networking & Refreshment Break