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.
NEW WORKSHOPS LOCATION
School of the Art Institute
37 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago
MORNING SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 2)
A. Evolution of Breathable Building Facades
Coordinator: Yue Zhu, SOM. Panelists: Stephen Ray & Greg Smith, SOM; Mark J. Frisch, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Hormoz Houshmand, Buro Happold
Many of today’s high-performance building facades are designed to “breathe” in pursuit of energy performance. At the same time, these systems are responsible for balancing occupant comfort and health. This workshop will identify the strategies and technologies currently used by naturally ventilated building enclosures, discuss research initiatives undertaken by leading sustainability experts and aerodynamic engineers, and utilize a series of case study projects to discuss air flow design, double skin facades, inner air quality, human comfort, and resilience.
B. ReVisioning of Existing Facades
Coordinator: Lance Parker, Thornton Tomasetti Renewal Practice. Panelists: Nicholas Aitken, Rachel Michelin, Kevin Jackson, & Jeannette Pfeiffer, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc; Krista Gnatt, Bulley & Andrews; Charles Young, IDEA, Angela Harper, Gensler
This workshop focuses on the renovation, historic preservation, and/or recladding of existing buildings.
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AFTERNOON SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 2)
Supple Skins: Emerging Practices in Façade Adaptation and Resilience – SOLD OUT!
Coordinators: Mic Patterson, Enclos & James Parker, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. Panelist: Michel Michno, CH Holdings
Resilience — you’ve likely heard the term, the newest and most predominant buzzword in the green building lexicon. But can you pin a definition to it, or is it soft and amorphous like many other industry terms: high-performance, green and sustainability, for example? Resilience has been widely referred to as “the new green” and “successor of sustainability,” among other things, and has spawned a prominent movement in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and its dramatic impact on New York City and the eastern seaboard. But what does resilience signify with respect to specific building systems, like the building skin? Supple Skins will explore the roots of the term, its appropriation by other disciplines, its relationship to sustainability, and its significance to the building facade.
D. Off the Grid: Embedded Power Generation/Net Positive
Coordinator: Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. Panelists: Anthony Viola, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill; Craig Burton, PositivEnergy Practice
This workshop will focus on introducing the best strategies for embedded power generation and will use several case studies from AS+GG portfolio to demonstrated how they can be incorporated in the design of high-performance buildings. The discussion will also highlight the various parametric design tools and analysis methodologies used to investigate the feasibility of each strategy and the various architectural options that can be used for implementation.
After taking this workshop the participants should have basic understanding of how to accomplish the following tasks:
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