THREE SESSIONS — ELEVEN SPEAKERS
Join Us in Kansas City
The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of KC. 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 KC on July 19th, 2018.
Technical Principal, HOK
As the technical principal for HOK’s Kansas City practice, Drosos has more than 25 years of experience overseeing quality control and the technical aspects of large-scale sports and entertainment projects. His knowledge and hands-on experience working with project construction teams and owner groups, gives him invaluable perspective on the technical aspects of project delivery. He has coordinated the design and construction of complex sports facilities with construction budgets ranging from $5 million to more than $1.5 billion.
Senior Project Architect, HOK
Bailey is an experienced project designer and senior project architect with HOK’s Kansas City practice. He has extensive experience in all aspects of building design and detailing, from façades to feature elements, materiality to systems integration, and from conceptualization to construction administration. His strong design capabilities enable him to not only bring intelligent and creative design solutions to each project, but also develop the initial concept through planning, documentation and construction with an emphasis on materiality, exterior envelope design, lighting design, building systems integration and both exterior and interior project detailing.
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 Kansas City in 2018.
7:30 – 8:15
Registration and Breakfast
8:25 – 8:30
Gus Drosos, Technical Principal, HOK
Travis Bailey, Senior Project Architect, HOK
Dionne Darling, Associate Publisher, The Architect’s Newspaper
As BNIM’s Director of Design, Steve McDowell is an innovator, and his workplace is a laboratory for exploring ideas related to site, environment and technical investigation. He believes in a lively exchange of thoughts to stimulate exploration and sustain innovation. Steve maintains that good design is about people–their health, productivity and lifting the human spirit through design. His work is setting new standards in human purposed, high performance design. Under his leadership, BNIM received the American Institute of Architects Firm Award in 2011.
8:30 – 9:35
1. Local: Diverse Clients, Diverse Solutions
This exploration of three local projects across markets – including healthcare, workplace and culture – will discuss innovative facades solutions tailored to each client’s needs. Hear from a diverse set of experts who will provide insight on how these three projects are leaving a lasting impact on Kansas City.
Helix Architecture + Design
Bryan brings over 30 years of architectural experience and a steady passion for excellence to all of his design projects. Often operating as both the project manager and the lead designer, Bryan focuses on guiding the client team, the in-house design team, and the consultant team through the complexity of the design process in a manner that insures great design.
Bryan earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design and Architecture degrees from the University of Kansas and Graduate Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, England. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited designer with an interest in designing high performance, sustainable buildings.
Specialties: Bryan has been in the forefront of Helix’s initiatives in the areas of higher education and sustainable design.
Brian Garvey’s attention to architectural detail begins at the door – literally: “A custom pull or unexpected detail can set the stage for what’s inside.” As an SFS associate, his broad-ranging experience spans all aspects of design and construction. Brian thrives on diversity of project types and scales, and the opportunity to play different roles in their creation. Over the span of his architectural career, he has honed his talent for communicating design work graphically through 2-D and 3-D digital media, and a passion for sustainability, in design and in life (“say no” to plastic bags, says Brian). His organized, responsible nature lets him work effectively within each discipline of a project team.
Deb brings more than 30 years of comprehensive architecture experience to Gould Evans. Her background includes architectural design, master planning, cost estimating, preparation of construction drawings, and construction administration. She is highly skilled in the execution and management of complex projects. Deb has been involved with a wide-range of projects from multiple projects with the Cerner Corporation, to numerous higher education projects on a variety of campuses.
Associate Vice President
Todd is a senior project manager with 19 years of architectural experience and an expert in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Working on both large commercial developments, as well as interpreting the nuances of residential municipal code and building science, gives Todd a strong understanding of the broad ranges of issues involved in designing buildings and developing property. In his 12 years with Gould Evans, Todd has designed some of the largest projects for the firm including Cerner’s new Innovations Campus in Kansas City, Missouri; Cerner’s Continuous Campus in Kansas City, Kansas; and NOAA’s Laboratory in LA Jolla, California.
9:35 – 9:50
9:50 – 10:55
2. National: Integrating Façade Design with Complex Project Goals
From stadiums and memorials to hospitals, this panel will touch on the work Kansas City based design consultants are doing nationally. These AEC experts will expand upon recent project work and how the façade design was integrated with the architectural program to resolve complicated project conditions, stakeholder requirements and owner goals.
Walter P Moore
David is a Managing Director overseeing the Diagnostics Group in Walter P Moore’s Kansas City office. He has worked on diversified aspects of forensic engineering by evaluating and designing repairs for distressed structures. He has more than 15 years of experience related to building science, façades, building envelope moisture management, roofing systems, below-grade waterproofing, and parking garages. David is a licensed engineer in seven U.S. states and Canada, and a registered roof consultant and waterproofing consultant, which are certifications that require extensive knowledge of building enclosure systems. David serves as chair of the Building Enclosure Council Kansas City Chapter and is a voting member of the American Society of Testing and Materials. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.
Phil is an experienced senior architect technician with an extensive knowledge of stadium, arena and convention center design. His passion is creating buildings that push the envelope in both design and technology. He graduated second in his class at Iowa State University where he built a strong foundation of sustainability, graduating with LEED certification. Phil currently leads the parametric modeling and computational design group for Populous’ North America region as a Populous Intelligence Ambassador, creating and streamlining BIM tools unique to sports and convention center design. While at Populous, Phil has worked on the MasterCard Center for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the New Arrowhead Stadium, Oklahoma City Convention Center, DC United’s Audi Field and led the design for the San Antonio Convention Center, Orlando City Soccer Stadium and Minnesota United FC’s Allianz Field.
Gaebler leads STRATA Architecture + Preservation in their preservation efforts. Her award-winning work includes a diverse body of preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive use projects throughout the Midwest and East Coast regions. Her technical expertise has proven beneficial when designing sensitive and creative solutions for architecturally and culturally significant historic properties. Angie has experience working with a variety of clients, including governmental entities, private developers, community groups and individual owners She often provides preservation consulting to other architectural practices and developers for rehabilitation, additions and new construction projects when historic context may be impacted by the proposed changes. Angie believes that quality construction is achieved through quality detailing and enjoys working in the field with contractors to achieve exceptional results.
Walter P Moore
Silvia PrandelliSilvia recently joined Walter P Moore as Enclosure Technical Director for the Los Angeles office.She specializes in complex geometry skins and the research of alternative materials for enhanced performances. Her project experience ranges from residential, high rise, commercial developments to cultural, civic and public use projects in North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle-East and Far East.. She holds a Master Degree in Building Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.
10:55 – 11:10
11:10 – 12:15
3. International: Innovations in Facade Design and Delivery
International projects often provide a unique set of challenges and considerations given climate, culture and clients. This conversation will provide a closer look at two high-profile projects, how technical innovation drove the success of these projects and the melding of fabrication and architectural design.
Anthony Birchler leads the design-engineering team at Zahner. Since 1998, he has been responsible for designing many of the Zahner patented systems which are now used to complete bold architecture all over the world. For many architects, Mr. Birchler is the face of Zahner. He works directly with owners, engineers, architects, and general contractors, providing intelligent problem-solving for the production of complex facades.
Ryan McCabe, AIA is a project architect in BNIM’s Kansas City office. Ryan has a passion for design, and excels in translating complex programmatic challenges into simple design solutions. Prior to coming to BNIM he contributed to a variety of local work including K-12, Higher Education, and Corporate Office projects in the Kansas City and Lawrence areas. Ryan earned a Masters of Architecture with a minor in Business from the University of Kansas.
Senior Vice President
Ryan Gedney is a senior vice president and senior project designer with HOK’s global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. He has extensive experience leading the design of integrated sports facilities that are anchors for vibrant mixed-use districts, including recent projects in Edmonton, Detroit and Atlanta.
Based in Kansas City, Ryan brings a deep understanding of the business of sports and the fan experience. His revenue-generating design solutions improve the game-day experience for fans while responding to the goals of clients and their communities. His projects have won 20+ awards from organizations including the Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects and American Society of Landscape Architects.
Ryan, who is passionate about using evolving technologies to improve the design process and mentors other staff in using building information modeling to optimize all phases of a project’s design, construction and occupancy.
In 2016, Ryan was named to Building Design + Construction’s 40 under 40 class.
1:00 – 3:00
Extra Credit Lunch and Learn After Facades+AM
Lunch will be served and 3 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: Aaron Alterman, STI Firestop
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
2. Designing Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass
Instructor: Mark Jacobson, Trosifol
2. Designing Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass
- Learn about different glass types used in railing systems.
- Learn about laminated glass interlayers and the role they play in glass retention after breakage.
- Identify building codes and standards that are directed toward glass railings in buildings.
- Recognize the difference in post-breakage performance of glass types in minimally supported glass systems.
- Recognize the importance of verifying compatibility of grouts and sealants that come in contact with laminated glass.
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LU eligible: 3 LU/HSW hours
Only $25 including Lunch.
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