SYMPOSIUM – DAY 1 – 8 AIA CEUS

Attend a full day of stimulating presentations and panels that examines the fast-paced evolution of facade technology, addresses new perspectives on building skins, and explores innovative, sustainable design practices. Includes access to Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery.

LOCATION:

The LA Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-617-1133


 

8:00-8:30
Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery sponsored by 
8:15-8:30
Welcome
Co-Chairs:
Paul Danna | SOM
Garth Ramsey | SOM
Jose Luis Palacios | SOM
William Menking | The Architect’s Newspaper
8:35-8:40
Diamond Presenting Partners Welcome  
Speakers TBA
8:40-8:50
Opening Remarks:
Deborah Weintraub, City of Los Angeles
8:50-9:45

Panel Description

Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is an Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at numerous schools, including the Elliot Noyes Professor, Harvard University GSD (1991-2), the Bruce Goff Professor, University of Norman, Oklahoma (1993), UCLA, Rice, SCIARC, Cornell, Syracuse, and University of Texas at Austin. He has given more than 200 public lectures in the United States and abroad. His first house was built in 1975, and together with Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc., has completed numerous buildings and projects. These have been residential, commercial and institutional. He has designed houses, housing, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades. Amongst many awards, the Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, the New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. Three books have been published on the work, and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. His paintings, drawings and models have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.
9:45-10:30
Designing Excellence: Los Angeles U.S. District Courthouse
Jose Luis Palacios | SOM
Garth Ramsey | SOM
TBA

Panel Description

United States Courthouse is a sustainable new facility serving the Federal Government’s needs in the Los Angeles area that establishes a strong civic identity while incorporating an high-performing facade and other design features and graceful detailing. Hear from the design team, engineers, and the General Services Administration which in serves.

10:30-10:40
Methods and Materials
Travis Conrad | Neolith

Panel Description

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10:40-11:00
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery sponsored by 
11:00-11:30
Lorcan O’Herlihy
Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
11:30-12:15
Los Angeles Grows Up: High Design For an Expanding City
Angela Brooks (Brooks+Scarpa)
Mike Alvidrez (Skidrow Housing Trust)
Nathan Bishop (KonigEizenberg)

Panel Description

 This panel brings together 3 exceptional designers that are transforming Los Angeles while expanding housing options and added urban density for the growing Angeleno population. From high-designed supportive housing commissioned by the Skid Row Housing Trust to new high-rise mixed use developments, hear from leading practitioners that are transforming DTLA.

12:15-12:25
Methods and Materials   
Ivan Zuniga | YKK AP America Inc.
12:25-1:25
Complimentary Networking Lunch |Methods+Materials Gallery sponsored by  
1:25-1:35
Remarks
Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper
1:35-2:30
Afternoon Keynote
Julie Eizenberg
2:30-3:15
Scholars and Skins: Advancing Facades Research through Computation
Doris Sung | Professor | USC
Satoru Sugihara | Founder | ATLV
Alvin Huang | Founder | Synthesis Design and Architecture

Panel Description

 Top architectural researchers from LA’s leading universities present projects and research that are advancing techniques for the future design of building envelopes. From dynamic facades, biological materials and complex skins formed through agent-based modeling, presenters will show the audience glimpses of future practices and real-world implementation of emerging technologies.

3:15-3:25
Methods and Materials 
 Speakers to be announced
3:25-3:30
Remarks
Michael Turner | YKK AP
3:30-3:50
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery sponsored by 
3:50-4:35
Sporting Facilities for 21st Century California
Ron Turner | Gensler
Lance Evans | HKS
Moderator : Sanjeev Tankha, Walter P. Moore

Panel Description

 California is site for many of the newest and advanced sporting facilities. Hear from internationally-recognized designers that are shaping our experience of Los Angeles sporting complexes and the advances in envelope design that define them.

4:35-5:05
Alice Kimm
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK)
5:05-5:15
Closing Remarks

 

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