THREE SESSIONS — NINE SPEAKERS
Join Us in Miami
The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the Miami’s newest projects. These well-rounded, expert dialogues 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 is returning to Miami on October 4, 2018.
- AIA Members
- Architecture Students and Faculty
- Building Envelope Specialists
- Construction Professionals
- Materials Specialists
Tropical architecture has constantly tested and expanded the limits of traditional thinking about architecture. The power of rain, sun, wind, and humidity are determinative. Beyond objective criteria, the question of identity in the tropical world has inspired countless iterations of adaptive architecture. The idea of tropical architecture seems relevant once again. Shedding Skin: new approaches to making facades in the tropical world will examine how practices in this dynamic area are changing, and engaging new paradigms.
How are architects incorporating regional sensibility into the apparatus of the building envelope? What technologies are being tapped? What processes are required to bring these to the market? At the other end of the spectrum, innovation is inspired by vernacular and tropicalist approaches. How are these vernaculars being transformed, and what is the role of technology and building code in effecting these transformations? Finally, there is a category of buildings that manifests the learning/adaptation processes of architecture itself. Facades are often rebuilt, transmuted, or even exchanged. What are the factors determining this process today.
8:25 – 8:30
Shulman + Associates
Allan Shulman is an architect, author, editor and curator. He also serves as the Director of Graduate Programs in Architecture and Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. Allan’s research focuses on themes of modernism, tropicality and urbanism. He founded Shulman + Associates in 1996 with a focus on the creation of relevant, site-specific designs. In this body of work, he has become a leader in forging a creative urban synthesis of preservation and innovation, and in developing new approaches to tropical architecture. Under Allan’s design leadership, S+A projects have been widely recognized, with 86 design awards and publication internationally. Elevated to Fellowship in the AIA in 2008, He was awarded the AIA Miami Silver Medal for Design in 2010 and the AIA Florida Gold Medal in 2017.
The Architect’s Newspaper
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.
8:30 – 9:35
1. Commercial Facades: Approaches to High-Performance Envelopes in the Tropics
Developing better, safer and more efficient solutions to engineering challenges has been Jalal Farooq’s focus throughout his entire career. Prior to joining Al-Farooq Corporation in 2015, he served as a seismic engineering consultant for the nuclear power industry. This work involved providing vulnerability assessments for several nuclear power plants following the disaster at Fukushima in 2011. Currently, he’s putting his expertise to work as a key member of Al-Farooq Corporation’s team of engineers who specialize in engineering, product development, and product consulting for building envelopes and impact resistant windows and doors. Mr. Farooq received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University (FIU) and earned his master’s degree in Structural Engineering and Geomechanics from Stanford University.
Ray Crawford is the President and second generation owner of Crawford-Tracey Corporation, the largest glazing manufacturer/contractor based in the state of Florida – Mr. Crawford holds both a Florida general contractor’s license and a specialty glazing contractor’s license. Literally growing up in the industry, his glazing expertise stems from decades of hands-on involvement in every aspect of the business; ranging from estimating, design, fabrication, glazing and erecting glazing systems. He is an excellent resource in understanding the complex and ever changing Florida Building Code requirements as it pertains to fenestration, and actively offers his knowledge and design acumen to architects through lunch and learns and symposiums. He continues his father’s legacy of superior glazing systems and customer service established in 1956.
Director of Development
Josh Gelfman is Terranova’s Vice President of Development. He joined the company in 2014, bringing over a decade of urban planning and development experience. Most notably, he has been responsible for developing the firm’s two new buildings forming the main thoroughfare to Lincoln Road along Meridian Avenue and North Lincoln Lane. Previously, he had served Mayor Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County as the Deputy Director of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department. Before moving back to Miami, he was Senior Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, focusing on public/private real estate transactions. While at NYCEDC he worked on projects that will result in billions of dollars of private investment throughout New York City, including the development of a 500,000 square foot hotel and condominium project in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the development of the world’s largest observation wheel and New York City’s first luxury outlet mall on 15 acres of surface parking lots in Staten Island, and the redevelopment of a failed mall into the lynchpin development of the revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn. Josh received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA in real estate and finance from Columbia University. He lives in Miami with his wife and two sons.
9:35 – 9:50
9:50 – 10:55
2. Shedding Skins: Reinterpreting the Tropical Building Envelope
Architect from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas in 1989 with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge in 1992. Chairman of the Department of Architecture at Universidad Simon Bolivar, where he has been a professor since 1993 and coordinator of the architecture program (2009-2012). He has been visiting professor and lecturer at several universities both nationally and internationally. Director of the firm Micucci + arquitectos asociados.
Alejandro Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal of Arquitectonica, and a lead designer and planner on many of Arquitectonica’s largest and most complex projects. With projects in more than 20 countries, Alejandro has designed a wide range of building types including mixed-use, residential, hospitality, corporate headquarters, retail/entertainment centers, museums, performing arts centers, convention centers, sports facilities, educational facilities, and cruise ship terminals. His recent projects in Miami include Brickell City Centre and the façade of the redeveloped Miami Beach Convention Center.
She first collaborated with Ateliers Jean Nouvel in 1997 working in Paris on several projects and then became part of the AJN team in Rome in 2001. Over the last decade she has managed several projects, from design stages to completion, amongst which: the “Kilometro Rosso” a scientific and technological park with the new headquarters for Brembo Spa in Bergamo, the Minimetro’ in Perugia, an urban transport system with automated cars and 8 stations, the new trade fair Pavilion for the Fiera di Genova, the Ferrari assembly line in Maranello, and the reconversion of the former cinema Excelsior in a high-end retail unit for Coin Spa in Milan. She is currently Partner Architect and Project Manager for the Alda Fendi Foundation in Rome to be completed in early 2018 and for Monad Terrace a luxury residential project in Miami overlooking Biscayne Bay.
10:55 – 11:10
11:10 – 12:15
3. Miami Experimental: Expanding the Envelope
Melissa Brillhart is a principal of Brillhart Architecture, a design firm based in Miami FL. Melissa leads the practice’s daily operations while also working on project design and competitions, publishing and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Brillhart Architecture, she worked for urban design firm, Dover, Kohl & Partners, and also served as a Development Manager for a local real estate development firm, overseeing design and construction of multi-family properties. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of Virginia and her Master of Architecture from University of Miami.
Gelpi is the design principal and founder of GELPI Projects, a design firm dedicated to examining the relationships between material representations and building concepts. Gelpi’s design practice has won numerous design awards including first place in the international design competition for the new Wynwood Greenhouse Park in 2014, which is currently nearing construction in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. In 2016 his design collaboration with artist Markus Linnenbrink, titled House Paint Pavilion was nominated for a Mies Crown Hall of the Americas Prize(MCHAP) at IIT. His practice has recently won two AIA Miami Design awards, for built projects, and in 2014, Gelpi received a CURBED, YOUNG GUNS award naming him one of the top 10 Young Designers in America. Gelpi trained professionally in the New York office of Steven Holl Architects, and has previously taught at MIT, Ohio State University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Florida International University in Miami Florida.
University of Miami
Barnes’ research and design practice investigates the connection between architecture and identity, examining architecture’s social and political agency through historical research and design speculation. He is the Designer in Residence for the Opa Locka CDC and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Miami. His design and research contributions have been published and exhibited in several international publications and institutions. Most notably, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, The Swiss Institute, DesignMIAMI/ and Curbed.com.
1:00 – 4:00
Extra-Credit Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM
Lunch will be served and 4 CEU credits will be provided. Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum. Only $25.
1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Designs
Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated. Small panel sizes, flush sill heights, curved and angled designs, exposed anchors, and steel backpan designs have made a difficult situation even more critical. As the industry changes almost on a monthly basis, understanding how to maintain the integrity of a non-rated curtain wall system for up to 4 hours is critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements during construction.Key topics covering codes, new ASTM testing requirements, the growing concern for “connection protection”, and an in depth review of the 4 most common issues during construction will be discussed in detail incorporating PowerPoint & video.
Topics for Discussion:
Understanding new code requirements
Importance of UL testing for perimeter fire barrier systems
Designing for success
Key design points on standard aluminum frame designs
Understanding the complexity of unitized backpan designs
Eric Lacroix in consistently recognized throughout the design community and construction industry for his firestop expertise, especially in terms curtain wall perimeter fire barrier systems where he is considered the “Industry Specialist”. Eric has over 20 years of real world experience serving as an invaluable resource on many of largest, most complex high profile projects around the world. He works closely with inspectors, glazing contractors, and curtain wall consultants as a trusted advisor during the design, fabrication, construction and installation of a wide range of curtain wall projects.Eric’s wealth of knowledge and experience ensures the project stays on budget and gets done right the first time. He continuously adds value throughout the process, from conception to construction, to close out. Prior to his role as Director of Strategic Accounts, Eric was the STI Firestop Regional Manager, covering the Southeastern United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, and Mexico.
2. Nonlinear Precast Forming Innovations: An in-depth look at the Perot Museum & The Projects that Followed
This course tells the story of how a new system of forming was developed during the façade design of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Morphosis). Featuring interviews with Thom Mayne, Arne Emerson & Zander Tamm-Seitz, learn from the architects their experiences of the journey from early design to façade completion. Also learn how this project affected the outcome of other projects, including the Frost Museum of Science (Grimshaw) & Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment, Site A (CookFox), the country’s first use of big area additive manufacturing in construction.
- Learn how the collective investment in the comprehensive Revit BIM Model and cross platform interoperability allowed the workflow between architects, contractors and subcontractors.
- Understand how early design assist collaborations allowed the designer to achieve their aesthetic and programming goals within budget constraints.
- Observe how the precast façade minimizes the use of material through a systematized, standard panel that maximizes modularity & interchangeability creating complex and dynamic appearances that feature radius, canted angles, projections & other shapes.
- See how these new form studies, in conjunction with additive manufacturing, have affected the designs of subsequent projects.
Mo has worked in the precast industry for 18 years in a wide variety of positions including precast sales and marketing, estimating and project management. As marketing director, he runs an outreach program dedicated to the advancement of architectural precast as well as education activities for architects, owners and contractors on the unlimited options of architectural and structural precast. He has also been involved in several design assist collaborations on large public and private projects such as university, stadium, museum, commercial office, & arena projects.
Alex Perez, CGC, LEED AP, handles sales, marketing and design-assist efforts for Gate Precast within the Florida market. He is an Architect and Construction Project Manager with over 18 years of experience overseeing all phases of projects ranging from private and public sectors. He formerly served as Project Manager and Director of BIM Technology at Zyscovich Architects. Alex is versed and engages in contract negotiation, project estimating, troubleshooting design problems, document preparation, building codes/regulations and site logistics. His diverse background in design, construction and technology allows Alex to collaborate with design, engineering and construction teams seamlessly.
3. High-Performance Architectural Coating Systems for Coil and Extrusion Products
This course provides an overview of coil and extrusion building product applications, an introduction to high-performance coating systems for metal building products, and the industry standards and specifications that architects need to know to specify the appropriate coating system for their project.
- Understand the differences between the coil and extrusion applications, coating and manufacturing processes.
- Identify coatings components and their role in the coating system.
- Identify industry standards relative to the performance requirements of coatings for metal building components.
- Understand AAMA specifications and specify the best coating for a metal building component or project.
Results-driven, creative marketing/sales executive with more than 20 years of experience building and delivering successful B2B sales with expertise in federal government market and coatings segments. I am passionate about developing innovative solutions to assist customer’s growth goals and growing sales globally.
Specialties include: Increasing market share across multiple business units, organizational change management, Sales effectiveness/achieving high-impact results and thriving in an entrepreneurial environment where focus and speed are critical to success.
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LU eligible: 4 LU/HSW hours
Only $25 including lunch
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Early setup is available for Wednesday, October 3 from 4-7pm and/or starting at 6:15am on Thursday, October 4 (morning of event)
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Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?
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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.