Facades+ returns to Denver on September 21-22 for its annual gathering of AEC professionals for an occasion that includes the newest in constructing enclosure know-how and high-performance facades from round Colorado and additional afield. Organized by AN and the Colorado Constructing Enclosure Council (COBEC), this 12 months’s occasion will showcase a brand new wave of facade design within the Mountain West.
The total-day symposium on the twenty first begins with a civic handle from Christy Vera Collins, Excessive Efficiency Constructing Venture Specialist for the Metropolis and County of Denver. Collins will give an outline of the place constructing envelope design is headed within the Mile Excessive Metropolis, with an emphasis on utilizing constructing code to enhance environmental efficiency at a big scale. The day will proceed with six shows, together with a characteristic of MAD Architects’ One River North and a morning of digital workshops on the twenty second.
Beneath is a preview of Facades+ Denver’s action-packed lineup. You may view the complete agenda right here, and register right here at the moment.
Decreasing Embodied Carbon at Scale: Advancing Mass Timber System Facades
Joseph Anastasi and Alexis Feitel, a part of the group behind Platte Fifteen, shall be joined by Chris O’Hara and Andrew Dillenbeck for a panel on carbon-conscious design. Anastasi, a principal at OZ Structure, and Feitel, group carbon unit director at KL&A, will current on the embodied carbon and life cycle concerns that went into designing a facade for a mass timber construction. Dillenbeck, an affiliate at RDH, will proceed the bigger dialog on facades for mass timber programs, emphasizing the significance of moisture administration and the safety of timber buildings. The dialog shall be framed by O’Hara, founding principal at Studio NYL, who will focus on his agency’s work on panelization and glulam-supported curtain partitions.
T3 RiNo in Focus: Wooden for Good
Persevering with the morning theme of timber, the multidisciplinary group behind T3 RiNo will current on Denver’s first totally mass timber constructing. DLR Group senior affiliate Jodelle Senger and Pickard Chilton affiliate principal Michael Hensley will be a part of Hines director Alexandra Durkee for a full-perspective dialog on the hybrid timber workplace constructing. Durkee will provide the developer’s perspective, talking on shopper calls for for wooden, significantly the wood-and-brick postindustrial aesthetic that has come to form industrial and residential areas in lots of areas. The challenge is Hines’s newest iteration of its Timber, Transit, and Know-how (T3) mannequin. Hensley and Senger will focus on the significance of factoring-in carbon calculations from the onset of the design course of, and navigating constructing code rules for a non-traditional workplace constructing. The panel shall be moderated by SAR+ architect Henry Bestor.
Advancing Constructing Sciences: On the Subsequent Decade of Sustainable Applied sciences
Marcus Bianchi, senior analysis engineer on the Golden, Colorado–based mostly Nationwide Renewable Vitality Laboratory (NREL), will full the morning shows with a glance into the constructing envelope analysis happening in Denver’s yard. Bianchi will communicate to the NREL’s analysis on retrofits, which focuses on residential buildings and their code concerns, and electrification, together with work on warmth pumps, HVAC, and their affect on the constructing envelope. The presentation shall be moderated by HKS principal Brandon Andow.
One River North
Jon Kontuly, senior architect with Beijing-based MAD Architects, will begin the afternoon off with an hour-long highlight on One River North, sure to be one in all Colorado’s most unusual facades upon completion subsequent 12 months. Whereas the constructing is at present beneath development, this presentation shall be a possibility for attendees to see the premier characteristic of the facade earlier than it’s constructed—a planted crevasse that runs up the constructing. Kontuly will current particulars on the advanced development course of, the significance of design help in curtain wall design, and the collaborative effort that has made that profitable thus far, The presentation shall be moderated by COBEC president and Martin/Martin affiliate Michael Schulz.
Renewing Altmeyer: From Midcentury to a Publish-Carbon Future
The deep inexperienced retrofit of the Social Safety Administration’s Altmeyer Constructing is an instance of an energy-forward retrofit of a midcentury authorities constructing. Though positioned west of Baltimore, the locally-based group of Studio NYL director Will Babbington, Snow Kreilich Architects senior affiliate Kate Van Nelson, and HGA mechanical engineer Sara Berseth will deliver the challenge to a Denver viewers. Attendees will hear about prioritization of design methods relative to desired vitality outcomes and the in depth modeling that allowed the recladding to raise the Altmeyer Constructing as much as up to date efficiency requirements. The presentation will embody particulars on visible and efficiency mock-ups, in addition to the significance of fabric sturdiness throughout the bigger embodied carbon dialog. Moreover, the panel will focus on the challenges and alternatives of working throughout the Basic Companies Administration framework for federal tasks. The panel shall be moderated by HKS principal Brandon Andow.
GFRC Facade Improvements: Parker Water & Sanitation District Headquarters
Perkins&Will design director Robin Ault and affiliate Jamie Benallo will end the day with a highlight on the Parker Water & Sanitation District (PWSD) Headquarters within the exurbs of Denver. The challenge, which is built-in right into a hillside, stands out with its 9 glass fiber bolstered concrete (GFRC) panels impressed by the positioning’s archeological historical past. Whereas the facade has a visible enchantment that holds its personal floor, it additionally offers an envelope for a technically intricate inside that may permit the PWSD to additional its progressive sanitation practices. The PWSD headquarters, as Ault and Benallo will present, reminds us of the potential for gorgeous faces on civic infrastructure tasks. The presentation shall be moderated by COBEC president and Martin/Martin affiliate Michael Schulz.