Empowering the Facade Design Community
Facades+ is the leading conference on performance and design of the building envelope. The unique cross-over of attending professionals brings together a unique brain-trust from the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, fabrication, development and education. Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation—from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.
Miami Featured Presenters
Shigematsu is the Director of the New York office and has been a driving force behind many of OMA’s projects, leading the firm’s diverse portfolio in the Americas for the past decade. With an emphasis on maximum specificity and process-oriented design, Shigematsu provides design leadership and direction across the company, from conceptual onset to completed construction. In addition to the Faena Forum, his designs for cultural venues include a new museum for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and an event space for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in L.A. He has collaborated with multiple renowned artists and designed exhibitions for Prada, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Park Avenue Armory. Shigematsu has also designed innovative workspaces including Milstein Hall—an extension to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University—the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Headquarters, and is currently designing OMA’s first high rise tower in Tokyo for Mori Building. Three of his designs for residential towers in New York, San Francisco, and Miami are in construction.
Design Director + Principal, Perkins+Will
Bosch has been with the Miami office since its opening in 1996 and sits on the firm’s Design Board, which regulates design quality across the firm worldwide. She is known for her collaborative skills— routinely bringing diverse constituencies together to generate ideas and find common ground, where solutions emerge out of the strong partnerships she creates with her clients, she continuously explores ideas that are deeply based on program, context, region, and culture. Her projects—including American Express Sunrise Corporate Center, Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University for Women, The Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge in Accra, Ghana, L’Oreal Research and Innovation Center in Rio de Janeiro, The Miami Dade College Student Center—have been honored with multiple design awards.
President and Design Principal, ODP Architecture & Design
Dannwolf leads a team of architects and designers with his innovative approach that pushes design to its limits. He remains involved in all aspects of ODP projects—“Our creative process is extremely thorough—from concept to final execution—so we can deliver our desired depth of concept and richness into built forms.” Dannwolf has 20 years experience with high-rise and mixed-use buildings, including The Four Seasons Hotel and Tower, the Dacom Headquarters in Korea, and the Telecom Headquarters in Buenos Aires. Dannwolf was recently awarded Zaha Hadid’s prestigious 1000 Museum Luxury tower in Miami.
Principal + Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Smith has been involved in nationally published sustainability research and design for the past ten years. With training and experience in the fields of architecture, physics, information technology, and renewable energy, he integrates his broad range of skills in service of lowering the environmental footprint of each of our buildings, while continuing to help us deliver projects on time and on budget. As a LEED Fellow, Smith brings a scientific approach to green design in the studio’s wide array of community, educational, and institutional projects as well as tremendous added value to clients through the reduction of energy consumption, and subsequently energy bills. Smith’s built work includes academic, laboratory and residential projects earning LEED Gold and Platinum certifications, and winning national awards such as the AIA COTE Top Ten. Smith is named as inventor on ten patents and author on more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.
Arbour has over 15 years of experience working on new construction projects, specializing as a facade system designer and consultant to architects. His professional work has been focused on the conception, detailing, and construction of custom-designed building facades. He has a wide-ranging knowledge of building materials and the procedures of fabrication, assembly, and construction of diverse building enclosure systems. His experience comprises the elaboration and development of architectural concepts in the design process and their materialization and transformation through the fabrication and construction processes.
Design Principal and Founder, GELPI Projects
GELPI Projects is dedicated to examining the relationships between material representations and building concepts. The practice has won numerous design awards, including first place in the international design competition for the new Wynwood Greenhouse Park in 2014, which is currently nearing construction in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. In 2014, principal and founder Gelpi received Curbed’s Young Guns Award naming him one of the top 10 Young Designers in America, and his practice recently won two AIA Miami Design awards for built projects. Gelpi is currently an assistant professor of architecture at Florida International University.
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami
For the last 20 years, Gilbert has created and led initiatives focused on strengthening Greater Miami through public-private partnerships. As a consultant to The Miami Foundation, Gilbert was the primary convener and writer of the application by Greater Miami and the Beaches to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. She also managed The Miami Foundation’s civic leadership agenda on sea level rise. Previously, Gilbert was responsible for Wells Fargo’s philanthropic investments and community engagement in South Florida. As founding Executive Director of Arts for Learning/Miami, she built an idea into an organization that now serves over 15,000 children annually. Gilbert also launched Dream in Green, which provides environmental education outreach to schools and homeowners throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper
Founder and Editor In Chief of The Architect’s Newspaper. He has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including; Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio Life Without Object’s, and The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century. In 2008 he was U.S. Commissioner of Into the Open: Positioning Practice at The Venice Biennale. He co-authored Four Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse and Architecture on Display and His essay Mr. Mumford’s Neighborhood appears in the book Forty Ways To Think About Architecture (Routledge) . His writings have appeared in The Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Monocle, Perspecta etc. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute.
8 AIA HSW CEUs
Lab Workshop participants select one of the daylong workshops in which they work closely with industry professionals on hands-on assignments that will help develop valuable skills necessary in the delivery of cutting edge facade technologies.
*Presenters subject to change
Allan Horton, AIA
Associate, Davis Brody Bond
Methods and Materials Sponsor Gallery