Monday, December 12, 2011
Mic Patterson presents Exposed Structural Systems & Long Span Glass Facades to the BEC Los Angeles chapter on November 17th at the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos.
A new facade technology has gradually emerged in recent decades, driven largely by the pursuit of transparency in the building facade. This new technology has evolved in long-span applications, and can be categorized by the various structural systems employed as support.
Enclos’ AIA/CES registered course Exposed Structural Systems & Long Span Glass Facades (LU | HSW) meets these emerging technologies head-on by identifying and comparing:
• structural systems used in the support of long span glass facades
• relevant evaluation criteria used in comparing structural systems
• glass systems for application in long span glass facades
• optimum delivery strategies
• long span facade solutions in response to given project parameters
This AIA/CES registered course is based upon the recently published book Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures by Mic Patterson, published by John Wiley and Sons. Patterson has presented the course to dozens of top architecture offices nationwide to critical acclaim, including the Building Enclosure Council’s Los Angeles chapter last month.
About the presenter:
Mic Patterson has made a career study of structural glass facades, participating in the design, fabrication and installation of a remarkably diverse body of novel applications. He founded ASI Advanced Structures Inc in 1991, the firm that pioneered the introduction of advanced facade technology in the US marketplace. Enclos, a leading global curtain wall firm, acquired ASI in 2007. Patterson subsequently participated in the establishment of the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos, a facade think-tank located in downtown Los Angeles, where he works as the Director of Strategic Development. Patterson earned a Masters of Building Science degree from the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, where he is currently a PhD candidate. He has taught, written extensively and lectured widely on diverse aspects of advanced facade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, published by Wiley in 2011.
Additional AIA/CES registered courses by Enclos include:
- Introduction to Curtainwall (LU | HSW)
- Double-Skin Facades (LU | HSW | SD)