3 sessions — 9 voices

The program includes three sessions with three speakers each who will discuss issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Seattle. The well rounded, informed dialogue 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—this time tailor-made for Seattle.

Co-Chair, Carsten Stinn, Perkins+Will
Co-Chair, Mic Patterson, Enclos
1. Digital Collaborations: Applications, Realities and Opportunities in the Delivery of Complex Facades

2. Combined Modeling Efforts for the Optimized Facade: Models, Methods, Materials

3. Aspirations vs. Reality: An Analysis of Built Projects

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 novel forum into the heart of the Pacific Northwest.
7:30 - 8:15


8:30 - 9:35


A look at the emerging workflows that enable the implementation of increasingly complex facades and integrated building enclosures.

Presenters: Jeffrey Vaglio (Enclos, Dir. Advanced Technology Studio)
Joshua Zabel (Kreysler & Associates, Vice President, Business Development)
David Sadinsky (NBBJ, Senior Associate)
Marne Zahner (Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Design Engineer)

9:35 - 9:50


9:50 - 10:55


New methods for facade systems optimization using evolutionary and integrated simulation modeling approaches.

Presenters: Sangeetha Divakar (Energy Strategist Consultant)
Stéphane Hoffman (Morrison Hershfield, Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist)
Richard Green (Front, Inc., Principal)

10:55 - 11:10


11:10 - 12:15


An opportunity to hear what went right - and wrong – on a selection of Seattle's high-performing buildings.

Presenters: Devin Kleiner (Perkins+Will, Project Architect)
Peter Alspach (Arup, Principal, Global Leader Environmental & Building Physics)
Daniel Brindisi (ZGF Architects, Associate)

12:15 - 12:30




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Senior Project Designer
Carsten Stinn has worked as a designer and architect since 1994. At Perkins + Will his projects range from higher education, science + technology and civic to commercial and transportation work. Carsten is currently working on mixed-use high-rise projects in Seattle. He believes that the design of aesthetically refined, technically sound and environmentally responsive buildings has a direct positive influence on our wellbeing and quality of life.


VP of Strategic Development
Mic has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced facade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. Recognizing weakness in façade education as endemic to architectural curricula, he is committed to bridging his professional work with academic pursuits. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced façade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, published by Wiley.


Principal, Global Leader Environmental & Building Physics
Peter is a Principal and the mechanical discipline leader in Arup’s Seattle office. He is a specialist in the design of low energy buildings, focusing on HVAC, energy systems, thermal comfort and the indoor environment. These areas intersect in the building façade, where the integration of systems becomes critical for project success. As a mechanical engineer, building physicist and façade engineer, Peter brings these skills to develop holistic solutions to the built environment.

Daniel is a project architect with over twelve years of leadership in the detailed design, consultant coordination, and document production of a wide variety of significant projects in both the public and private sectors. Passionate about creating high-performance buildings, Daniel played an integral role in the design of the LEED Platinum-certified Federal Center South Building 1202.

Energy Strategist Consultant
Sangeetha has more than 10 years of combined experience in the fields of architecture and energy modeling. She is committed to providing seamless integration between the two disciplines. Sangeetha provides process oversight for projects to effectively use energy modeling to achieve their energy goals, and uses energy simulation to provide design insight. She works on various building types including office, mixed-use, education, airports, labs and hospitals. Sangeetha is a co-founder of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Seattle chapter. She graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon.

Richard is a facade specialist with over 25 years of experience. He has participated in each stage of a building enclosure’s life-cycle, from conceptual work to remediation. Richard is the Principal for Front in Seattle and provides technical oversight for the company globally. Trained as a structural engineer, he also has a passion for fine design. A champion of making safe glass design readily available, he is the technical chair of the ASTM committee for the Structural Use of Glass in Buildings and a member of the ASTM E1300 committee. In his work with Front he has designed several mass-customized projects with integrated cross-platform design, engineering, documentation and direct-to-fabrication implementation.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist
As Professional Engineer with a Master's degree level education that combines structural engineering, building science and architecture, Stéphane brings a well-balanced consulting approach to the building envelope; blending scientific analysis with an understanding of aesthetics considerations. He has consulted on projects throughout North America and led the expansion of Morrison Hershfield's building science practice in the United States, which he joined in 1994. He now holds the position of North American VP for Technical Development for Morrison Hershfield's Building Specialty Services unit, and leads their Façade Engineering Team focusing on conceptual design of cladding and glazing systems.



Project Architect
Devin leads the Sustainable Design Initiative for the Seattle office. He has worked on numerous sustainable projects, receiving awards including the AIA Washington Civic Design Awards and the Living Building Challenge competition. In addition to leading the “Green Team” in his local Perkins+Will office, Devin in involved in numerous community organizations outside of the office. He is a member of Seattle 2030 Roundtable, the University of Washington Professional Advisory Council, and he is a professional stakeholder committee member for Seattle 2030 District.

Senior Associate
David’s 18 years of design experience are highlighted by creative solutions: transformative, mechanized structures that change with climate, need or purpose. His past clients include moveable architecture for Boeing Aircraft, El-Al Airlines, ANA, Egypt Air, American Airlines, and Cape Canaveral. A designer and fabricator, he has led the installations of the mechanization components for retractable sports-stadia roofs and fields including Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park, and University of Phoenix.

Director, Advanced Technology Studio
Jeffrey is Director of the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) of Enclos, a collaborative think-tank that is devoted to investigating the future of facade engineering and project delivery strategies. He has participated in the design and engineering of numerous structural glass facades, skylights, and geometrically complex enclosures. Jeffrey is completing a PhD Candidate in Architecture at the University of Southern California where he has studied innovation theory and leadership extensively.



Vice President, Business Development
Josh been with Kreysler & Associates, a world-class composites fabrication facility, since 2005. He has spent most of his tenure as Director of Digital Fabrication, managing the digital and CAD/CAM aspects of their operations. He has developed an expert understanding of composites, and is at the forefront of AEC industry efforts to advance their architectural potential. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California Berkeley and has earlier design experience at several boutique architecture firms around California.

Design Engineer
Marne is a key member of the Advanced Geometry and Vibrations Specialist Groups. He has worked on high profile projects around the world and on structures up to 250,000-m². With wide-ranging experience with a variety of building types and construction materials, an extensive understanding of cutting-edge computational tools, and a specific focus on museum related projects, Marne tackles design problems with a diverse array of creative skills and concepts.
travel venue & hotel
Motif Seattle
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel. 206-971-8000

Hotel Guests: Standard prevailing rate of $39.04 w/tax per night/vehicle. 24 hr. unlimited in/out privileges until 4 pm dayof departure. Non-hotel Guests: (range) 0-1 hr.: $9, 3-4 hrs.: $18, 10-24 hrs.: $39 tax inclusive.

Special group rate available until Friday, November 13, 2015. Book today.

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.





BVTCBoston Valley Terra Cotta is recognized as an innovative manufacturer of architectural ceramics, producing architectural terra cotta, roof tile and the only U.S. manufactured rain screen system, TerraClad™. BVTC has collaborated on numerous R&D initiatives with visiting artists, scientists, and architects, participating in construction projects from design development to completion.

EastmanEastman is a specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products including Saflex® & Vanceva® PVB interlayers that enhances glass in terms of safety, security, style, solar and sound control. To help ensure projects meet stringent glazing requirements, we also provide expert technical support in the design phase.

GuardianGuardian SunGuard advanced architectural glass and Glass Analytic tools provide facade solutions that allow architects and designers to explore all the aesthetic and functional possibilities of building with light while meeting increasingly complex energy, daylighting, LEED and performance requirements. New SunGuard SNX 51/23 glass offers an industry-leading combination of high visible light and low solar heat gain.

HartungRethink Glass with Hartung Glass Industries; one of the fastest growing, most dynamic, total service glass fabricators in North America. Celebrating over 90 years of continuous operations in the glass industry, Hartung is a leader in fabricating commercial insulating glass units, HD Glass Digital Printing, glass doors, decorative & specialty.

ParklexFor over 20 years, Parklex has produced natural wood veneer panels for rainscreen façade and interior applications. Parklex continues to be at the heart of our most iconic architectural landmarks. Architects around the world choose Parklex Facade for its weather and UV resistance, superior quality, and stability in all climatic conditions.

STISpecified Technologies Inc. (STI) is a leading manufacturer of innovative firestop solutions designed to stop the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. With over 1,300 UL® Classified systems, STI specializes in cutting edge perimeter fire containment systems including backpan designs, flush and reduced sill heights, and connection protection.

Triview"Triview Glass Industries is a full service glass fabricator. Triview manufactures a wide variety of high-end, architectural, performance and decorative glass products, exterior and interior, combining the latest fabrication machinery & techniques with one of the most capable and experienced teams in the industry. Triview’s 80,000 square feet facility is located in City Of Industry, CA.

ULUL is a premier global independent safety science company, serving the built environment for more than 120 years. UL provides a single source for safety and performance testing and certification services for the building envelope – helping to ensure quality, verify code compliance and ultimately, protect lives and property..

SeaBEC The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is an independent, professional self-governing body established in 1920 by provincial statue (the Architects Act) with the mandate to regulate the profession of architecture on behalf of the public.

SeaBEC The Seattle Building Enclosure Council (SeaBEC) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the pursuit of excellence in the design, construction, or other technical aspects of the building enclosure. We investigate why buildings fail, explore cures for building enclosure failure, and share information on materials and methods to promote better building science.

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EnclosEnclos took initiative to create a group operating in a multidisciplinary manner to match the ongoing changes of the construction marketplace. Enclos debuted the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) in 2009 to meet growing design parameters and sophisticated building envelopes head on. ATS actively pursues the advancement of the components and materials to create solutions to problems of form, usability, manufacturability, ease of installation and ergonomics via Industrial Design. This holistic approach optimizes the facade’s overall performance by pushing the limits of wall systems and how they will perform in the future.

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2016 Conference Schedule:

Facades+ Los Angeles, January 28+29, 2016
Facades+AM Washington, DC March 10, 2016
Facades+ New York, April 21+22, 2016
Facades+AM Boston, June 17, 2016
Facades+AM Kansas City, September 2016
Facades+ Dallas, October 13+14, 2016
Facades+AM San Francisco, December 2016

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