Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Enclos design engineer named to prestigious “40 Under 40” list

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Enclos is pleased and proud to announce that Jeff Vaglio, Design Engineer at our Advanced Technology Studio in Los Angeles, has been named to Building Design + Construction magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The annual competition selects young professionals from the architecture, engineering and construction industry that are already making significant impacts amongst their professions, and what BD+C calls “the AEC industry’s next generation of leadership.” Members of the 2012 class were chosen from 223 applicants to join the 240 previous recipients of this honor, which originated in 2006.

Vaglio, PE, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP [BD+C], is committed to the notion of bridging the gap between architects and engineers. He has written extensively on his research of double-skin facades, and is a regular participant at the leading national and international AEC conferences. His project experience at Enclos 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). Vaglio has an Architectural Engineering degree from The University of Kansas and Masters of Architecture from the University of Southern California, where he is currently a PhD candidate. He also participated in the Diploma in Innovation Program at USC.

“The building skin is the meeting point of aesthetics and performance,” Vaglio says. “It is a boundary, yet a connector between interior and exterior environments. It integrates a wide range of structural solutions, and relies heavily on problem solving and collaboration between both architects and engineers.”

The award submission was made by University of Southern California Ph.D. program chair Douglas Noble, FAIA, Ph.D. Noble also serves as Director of the USC School of Architecture’s Facade Tectonics conference, in which Enclos’ Vaglio and Mic Patterson have also helped to develop into one of the leading facade conferences in the nation. Vaglio and Patterson will also be major contributors to the upcoming USC School of Architecture's XED summer 2012 programs, where they will be coordinating Innovation and the Building Skin.

“Jeff has the extraordinary charisma of an outstanding faculty member,” Noble says in a USC School of Architecture release. “We expect that his work will shape both the engineering of double-skin facades and the various building codes around the world.”

Mic Patterson, who is a fellow student with Vaglio in addition to a colleague at Enclos, commented, “I have had the opportunity to work with a great many bright and talented young people in my career, but Jeff is simply the best. His natural instincts as a designer, backed by the combined educational background of engineer and architect, make him a force in the industry even at this early point in his career.”

Vaglio is available to present several AIA:CES registered courses by Enclos, including Seeing Double, a double-skin facade program based upon his dissertation research at USC, and Concept to Fabrication, a case study of parametric modeling and the streamlining of information exchange between architects, general contractors and specialty subcontractors. Please direct all AIA:CES inquiries to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Join us in congratulating Jeff on this great honor!


You can read the “40 Under 40” piece in its entirety here.


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