Facades+ AM


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, 2018.

Attendees Include:

  • AIA Members
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students and Faculty
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Materials Specialists


Allan Shulman, Shulman + Associates


  1. Tropical Facades: Approaches to the High-Performance Envelope
  2. Shedding Skins: Recladding Challenges and Successes
  3. Destination Design: Building Miami’s Design District


The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum back to Miami this October.

7:30 – 8:15

Registration and Breakfast

Sponsored by  WWGlass


8:15 – 8:30


Opening Remarks

Emilie Hagen

Associate Director, Atelier Ten

Emilie Hagen is the Associate Director of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office, and a member of the Façade Tectonics Steering Committee. She is an expert in building performance with over a decade of experience in the application of advanced building analysis, including facade optimization, shading analysis, net zero water and energy, resiliency, and carbon management.


8:30 – 9:35

1. Tropical Facades: Approaches to the High-Performance Envelope


Bryan Gross
Helix Architecture + Design

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Brian Garvey
SFS Architecture

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Deb Ford
Vice President
Gould Evans

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Todd Ault
Associate Vice President
Gould Evans

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9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break

9:50 – 10:55

2. Shedding Skins: Recladding Challenges and Successes


David Ford
Walter P Moore

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Phil Kolbo
Associate Principal

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Angie Gaebler

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Silvia Prandeli
Technical Director
Walter P Moore

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10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break

11:10 – 12:15

3. Destination Design: Building Miami’s Design District


Anthony Birchler
VP Engineering

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Ryan McCabe
Project Architect

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Ryan Gedney
Senior Vice President

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1:00 – 4:00

Extra Credit Lunch and 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

Instructor: Eric La Croix, STI Firestop

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2. TBA by Gate Precast

3. TBA

Sign up for the Extra Credit Afternoon using the button below.

LU eligible: 3 LU/HSW hours

Only $25 including lunch.






Facades+ Cancellation, Postponement, Substitution Policy and Terms Full registration amount returned if cancelled before 11:59 pm EST September 2nd, 2018. A|N will retain 10% of registration cost on any cancellations from September 2nd, 2018 through 11:59 pm EST October 3rd, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations after 11:59 pm EST October 3rd, 2018. We highly encourage you to transfer your registration to a colleague instead of cancelling.


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Forum Location

Hilton Downtown Miami
1601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
tel. 800-424-1140


Hilton Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Special rate for The Architect’s Newspaper: $225 for single/double + tax & incidentals.

Book here or call 305-374-0000. Book today! Rate ends 09/03/18.


SPONSORS CAN SET UP ON SUN. AFTERNOON & MON. MORNING 2 – 4 pm Sun. Sept. 24, day before event and/or 6:15 am Mon. Sept. 25, morning of event

Please do not send oversize packages or crates. This is a tabletop show, not a booth, and there is ltd. storage space at the venue. Please get approval ahead of time for anything oversized or the packages may be refused. Contact Susan Kramer at skramer@archpaper.com for Shipping Address and Logistics.


Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?

Yes, it’s always a good idea.

What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?

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.

Photo Gallery

Photos from our recent Kansas City event at the Crown Plaza Downtown Hotel: Methods+Materials Gallery networking and rapt audience at the forum.

Sign up for Information on the Program & Sponsorships


Diana Darling


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Susan Kramer


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Marty Wood


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