Registration is open for the University of Southern California School of Architecture’s Facade Tectonics 12. The summer summit will be held at the university's Harris Hall in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, June 26th.
Facade Tectonics was established as a research focus group by the School of Architecture's doctoral program in 2008, and has since emerged as a global community of professionals and scholars. Constituents of the building community — those involved in the design, delivery, maintenance and use of the building envelope — are encouraged to attend.
Enclos staff will present two presentations, "Concept to Reality: Collaborative Parametric Workflow for a Free-Form Double-Curved Cable Structure," and "Face Change: Rapid Diversification in the Application of High-Performance Facade Technology." We hope you'll join us in Los Angeles.
Structure Magazine has published a feature on the recently completed expansion of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The 625,000 square foot Midtown Manhattan project includes a 15-story tower and four-story podium with garden roof that doubles the college’s classroom, laboratory, auditorium, office, and student lounge space. The article discusses in detail unique site challenges, hanging structural systems, and a proactive design that will allow for future expansions.
Enclos provided comprehensive design/build services for 240,000 square feet of building facade, including curtainwall, skylight, louver and panel systems. Localized blast design was also part of the facade program.
The largest international conference on architectural and solar glass is just weeks away, where Enclos will be represented by a team of seven innovators of building skin technology. Glass Performance Days (GPD) is held biannually in Tampere, Finland, with more than 800 participants from over 55 countries in attendance. This year’s program consists of two days of workshops and three days of conference proceedings over June 11-15.
Presentation topics by the Enclos team range from drain sizing over double curved surfaces, cassette systems, joint cost savings and energy gains from curtainwall systems, double-skin facades, and blast performance. In addition, Mic Patterson, Vice President of Strategic Development, and Jeffrey Vaglio, Associate Director at the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos, will lead a workshop on Wednesday, June 12 entitled "Facades + Innovation." Patterson and Vaglio will be accompanied by Enclos’ James Casper, Senior Structural Engineer, and Michel Michno, Vice President.
The summit will feature over 180 lecture and poster presentations, and include 24 workshops. We hope you'll join Enclos and the leaders in building skin technology in Finland the second week of June.
The full program, including workshop descriptions and other conference details, is available at GPD’s website here.
Congratulations to Russ Boone for his nomination in The Ironworker magazine’s “IMPACT North America Safety Honors Program.” Boone, a Superintendent at Enclos, oversaw 160,000 man-hours of facade system installation without a single incident. He is a member of Washington, D.C.’s Local 5.
Rendering by the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos
Installation of the new Hyundai Motor America Headquarters’ glass facade has reached substantial completion. Enclos is providing comprehensive design/build services for the six story, 504,000 square foot structure, which includes 135,000 square feet of custom curtainwall. The new $200 million headquarters in Fountain Valley, California is the largest investment in an office building ever made by Hyundai in the United States.
The project team is delivering Hyundai’s new headquarters as part of a fast-track schedule, with all trades participating to accelerate design, engineering and material procurement to accommodate scheduling goals. Completion is scheduled for late 2013.