CUSTOMIZE YOUR SCHEDULE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.
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.
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
212 817 7000
MORNING SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 3)
A. Let There Be Light: Daylighting Management & Redirection Strategies
Davidson Norris (Carpenter Norris Consulting, Inc.)
Daylight is critical to human function and health, with recent studies overwhelmingly finding correlations between luminous buildings and productive work environments. For sustainable agendas it also offers an opportunity to reduce our built environment’s reliance on artificial lighting.
Through a series of passive and active solutions, Let there be Light: Daylighting Management & Redirection Strategies will examine methods of distributing natural light beyond the initial ten feet of the building envelope. Participants will identify and discuss historic, modern and emerging techniques used to drive daylight deeper into our buildings. Discourse to include strategies to redirect natural light onto facades absent of direct daylight.
The energy performance of an enclosure system is of paramount importance when discussing the buildings overall efficiency. This presentation will take a holistic approach to achieving ideal building efficiency while maintaining the original architectural vision. Discussion topics will include maintaining long-term durability, a review of the current energy code requirements, and best practices for designing for projects not suited for a prescriptive approach.
Mic Patterson is bringing his popular resilience workshop to New York City for the first time, with a new focus on tall building skins.
Resilience—you’ve likely heard the term; it’s probably the newest and most predominant buzzword in the green building lexicon at the moment. But can you pin a definition to it? Or is it soft and amorphous like other industry terms: high-performance, green, and sustainability? Resilience has been referred to as the new green, and the successor of sustainability, among other things, and has spawned a movement coming into increasing prominence in the wake of hurricane Sandy and its dramatic impact on New York City and surrounding areas along the eastern seaboard. New York City has emerged at the forefront of the resilience dialogue and the battle against the escalating effects of climate change. But what does resilience signify with respect to specific building systems and building types, like the tall building facade?
This workshop will explore the roots of the term, its relationship to sustainability, and its significance to the tall building façade. This will not simply be a series of lectures. Rather, the dialog will be participatory and interactive; breakout sessions will creatively challenge participants to grapple with the issues presented by climate change. Participants will be provided with emerging tools and research on façade resilience. These workshops are being documented as ongoing research for potential future publication. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to the evolving dialogue that is redefining building skin technology and reshaping façade design practices.
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AFTERNOON SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 3)
D. Breaking the Plane: Finding Depth in Craft, Technology, and Materiality
Coordinator: Mark Nicol (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates).
Panelists: Justin Whiteford & Chihiro Aoyama (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates)
Across scales and building types, KPF’s work is held together by the pursuit of embedding depth and texture into the building skin. This design approach is supported by a rich understanding of building systems, craft, materiality, and digital technology. A panel of designers and experts will discuss recent work, such as Hudson Yards and L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum, through this lens.
Curtainwall is a term applied to a widely used facade technology for cladding large buildings. For high-rise applications, designs are almost always customized to project specific requirements.
In today’s performance driven market, curtainwall systems are required to outperform the air, water and thermal barrier tasks previously expected of them. Curtainwall 101 identifies emerging twenty-first century curtainwall design trends and performance requirements by comparing system types, performance metrics (including daylighting, thermal, acoustical, security and blast-resistant specifications), manufacturing processes, and installation means and methods.
F. The Future of Construction and Prefabrication
Coordinator: Ryan Salvas (Island Exterior Fabricators).
Panelists: Evan Levelle (Front Inc.)
Jason Lee (Continuum Innovation)
Andreas Froech (Machineous Consultants)
Although many in the facade industry believe prefabrication is the way forward, advances in digital fabrication, intelligent systems, robotics, building materials and other disruptive technologies are changing the construction industry in ways that we do not fully understand. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the cutting edge of prefabrication in the US now (Island Exterior Fabricators), some perspective on the most advanced building envelopes being developed by specialized consultancies (Front), and the future of fabrication using robotics (Machineous). Finally, the group will present some provocations for the future of construction and architecture (Continuum Innovation) as a way to focus a group discussion around the future of prefabrication and the construction industry in general.
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