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FACADE TECTONICS Summer 2011 conference

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 29-30 marks the return of the University of Southern California School of Architecture’s Facade Tectonics conference. The University has established a research focus on the study of facades and the building envelope, and Enclos is proud to sponsor the biannual event where leading practitioners, researchers, and industry experts come together to share their knowledge of cutting edge issues in facade design and implementation.

FACADE TECTONICS Summer 2011 will include 29 presentations by leading architects, engineers, facade designers, industry experts and researchers. Topics of discussion will span all aspects of facade design, material, and process, including facade structures, environmental systems, sustainability, preservation, daylighting, glare, and digital media (analytical tools and BIM).

An executive education program focused on the future of building facades precedes the conference this year. The program, Sustainable Transparency: The Future of Glass in the Building Skin, will be co-led by Enclos staff Mic Patterson, director of strategic communications, and Jeffrey Vaglio, design engineer. Douglas Noble, associate professor at the University of Southern California School of Architecture, will also co-lead the program. Additional speakers include Olivier Sommerhalder, design director at Gensler, Kerry Hegedus, architect at NBBJ, Erik Olsen, head of Transsolar Climate Engineering’s New York office, and John Breshears, president of Architectural Applications. This one-day executive education program will be held on Thursday, July 28th.

Registration for USC’s July symposium is available here. We hope to see you at this important stateside summit.