SYMPOSIUM + Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery – DAY 1 – 8 AIA CEUS
at Metropolitan West

Attend a full day of stimulating presentations and panels that examines the fast-paced evolution of facade technology.

Address new perspectives on building skins, and explores innovative, sustainable design practices.

Featured Speakers

Andrew Whalley

Andrew Whalley

Grimshaw

NYC CO-CHAIR

Francine Houben

Francine Houben

Mecanoo Architen

AM KEYNOTE

Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie Architects

PM KEYNOTE

Symposium Agenda

7:45-8:25

Check-in & Breakfast | Methods+Materials Gallery

8:25-8:35
Welcome
Co-Chair:
Andrew Whalley | Grimshaw
Diana Darling + William Menking | The Architect’s Newspaper
8:35-8:40
Diamond Presenting Partner’s Welcome
Steve Cohen | Vitro
8:40-8:50
Opening Remarks
Kate Daly | Closed Loop Partners
8:50-9:45
Opening Keynote
Materializing Dreams
Francine Houben | Mecanoo
9:45-10:30
Hudson Yards Rising: New Projects for NYC Newest Neighborhood.
SPEAKERS:
Frank Mahan | Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
Peter Arbour | Vidaris
Neil Thelen | Neil Thelen Architects

Panel Description
Hudson Yards is one of the largest urban developments in North America with over 8 million square feet of commercial, residential and mixed-use space under construction. It also features unique cultural amenities such as The Shed by DSR and Vessel by Heatherwick Studio. Hear from three principal designers on the Hudson Yards development address high-performance design principles and delivery strategies as Hudson Yards gets closer to completion.
10:30-10:40
Methods and Materials
Travis Conrad | Neolith
Neolith
10:40-11:00
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery sponsored by
11:00-11:30
Frost Museum
Christian Hoenigschmid
Grimshaw
11:30-12:15
ETFE: Reaching the New Heights of Transparency
Alloy Kemp | Thornton Tomasetti
David Dennis | Grimshaw
Matthew Krissel | Kieran-Timberlake

Panel Description
ETFE opens up a new possibilities for glazing in terms of scale, shape, transparency, and cost. Hear from leading experts on the material through high-profile projects such as Tommorrowland at Shanghai Disney, The Shed at Hudson Yards, and the new United States Embassy in London.
12:15-12:25
Methods and Materials
Greg Galloway | YKK AP America Inc.
12:25-1:25
Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery
1:25-1:35
Remarks
Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper
1:35-2:30
Afternoon Keynote
Ian Ritchie | Ian Ritchie Architects

Panel Description
TBA
2:30-3:25
Re-evaluating Metrics: Thermal Performance of Building Enclosures and Future Climate Change
Presenters:
Yan Chu | Adamson Associates Architects
Nico Kienzl | Atelier Ten
Ken Kunkel | NC STATE
Elizabeth Tomlinson | TKDA

Panel Description
In New York City’s Roadmap to 80 x 50, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability notes that a fundamental paradigm shift to address climate change is necessary. The report assessed that in order to achieve 80 percent greenhouse gas reduction by 2050, simply applying incremental improvements to the Energy Code will not be enough.Going beyond minimizing u-values of exterior wall systems, this panel will re-evaluate some of the fundamental design parameters and principles applied to address climate change. If we are serious about reducing energy consumption, does it make sense to only consider historical weather data in ASHRAE’s Design Conditions? Is there a way to respond to projected data? What are the impact of envelope requirements in various building types? Is increasing levels of insulation practiced in Passive House the right solution for a warming climate? Or should resiliency and passive survivability become bigger drivers? And how does improved envelope performance effect passive survivability during power outages?
3:25-3:35
Methods and Materials
Grason Cook | Alucoil
3:35-3:40
Remarks
Oliver Stepe | YKK AP
3:40-4:00
Networking Break | Methods and Materials Gallery sponsored by
4:00-4:55
Performance Enclosures for Performance Venues:
Current trends in Entertainment Venue Enclosure Design
Stephen Chu | Ennead
Matt Ducharme | Populous
Thilo Wilhemsen | Gartner
Erik Verboon | Walter P Moore

Panel Description
From the Coliseum, to Shakespeare’s Globe to the Sydney Opera House, Entertainment Venues play an important role in our culture and the representation of our urban fabric. While the early forms of this building typology were primarily geometry focused, driven by spectator views and non-amplified acoustics for a singular event type, current trends in entertainment venues involve the ability to support a multitude of events and house the latest and future technologies. Critical in these designs are the enclosures which go beyond the mere environmental protection of the spectators, to also aid in the overall audio-visual, experiential, and adaptability of the entire venue.
4:55-5:05
Closing Remarks
Andrew Whalley | GRIMSHAW
Diana Darling + William Menking | The Architect’s Newspaper
5:15-7:00
Cocktail Reception | Methods+Materials Gallery sponsored by 
April 18
Wednesday Night Kickoff Cocktails sponsored by Firestop logo

Metropolitan West

639 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Location

Metropolitan West
639 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036