Mic Patterson, Vice President of Strategic Development for Enclos, will co-chair the Architects Forum at GlassBuild America on September 11th. The Forum is a partnership between the National Glass Association and Architects Newspaper. The one-day event will bring together designers and industry professionals to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for an intensive program on the design, fabrication and construction of high-performance architectural and decorative glass. Highlights include a keynote address by architect Neil Denari, one of the leading figures in Los Angeles' dynamic design scene, and an exclusive look at Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Art Museum.
"We are excited about bringing the architecture community to the premier glass, window and door event in North America," says Jim Gandorf, Vice President of Association Services at the National Glass Association. "This is a great opportunity for architects and designers to not only get a day of meaningful education, but to also have the ability to see and experience the latest technology and high performance products that the glass and glazing industry has to offer."
Forum registration also includes admittance to the GlassBuild America trade show floor. Additional information is available here.
As part of Enclos’ 2013 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA:CES) series, Jeffrey Vaglio, Associate Director of the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos, will present to the Building Enclosure Council of Kansas City on Wednesday, July 17th.
Vaglio will present Seeing Double: Double-Skin Facades, an AIA:CES registered course (LU|HSW|SD credit). The session will discuss building envelope performance after the introduction of a second glazed layer, typically resulting in an airflow cavity ranging from 10cm to 2m in depth. The session will discuss the advantages of implementing a double-skin facade (acoustical insulation, winter thermal insulation, night cooling, natural ventilation, thermal comfort, a means of protecting sunshading devices), disadvantages, the global and domestic evolution of double-skin facade technologies, and emerging trends.
Vaglio’s project experience includes a slew of specialty facade structures, ranging from cable nets (*Seattle Family Foundation Headquarters) to point-supported systems (L.A. Live Tower & Residences), skylights (300 New Jersey Avenue) to double-skins (Loyola University Chicago: Information Commons). He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.
BEC-KC promotes the discussion, training and education of all matters concerning building enclosures and its related sciences throughout Kansas City’s building community. The session is open to all professionals with interest in building design, construction, maintenance and property management. Registration for the event is available here.
* Project name withheld at owners request.
Field crews install the last curtainwall unit at the atrium’s west elevation.
Field crews installed the last remaining curtainwall unit at the Hyundai Motor America Headquarters on May 21st. The six story, 504,000 square foot high-rise structure includes 135,000 square feet of custom curtainwall installed by Enclos.
The south, east and west elevation curtainwall system includes laminated insulated low-iron glass with enhanced acoustical properties. The north elevation includes insulated low iron glazing. Both acoustical and non-acoustical curtainwall unit modules span 10’ x 15’ and include a ceramic frit pattern.
The project team is delivering Hyundai’s new headquarters campus as part of a fast-track schedule, with all trades participating to accelerate design, engineering, material procurement and construction. Curtainwall systems were installed in a mere five weeks. Enclos’ field team is currently installing 30,000 square feet of soffit panels, 27,000 square feet of channel glazing, and 9,000 square feet of point-fixed glass fin walls.
The $150 million Fountain Valley, California home to multinational automaker Hyundai Motor Company will seek LEED Gold certification, and is scheduled for completion in late 2013.
Additional information on the Hyundai Motor America Headquarters is available here.
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.