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March 9, 2017

8:15a - 12:30p

(Registration:  7:30a - 8:15a)

Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Circle NW

Washington, DC 20005



Facades+ AM: Three Sessions - Morning Forum

Three Sessions - Nine Speakers


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Hosted by: Duncan Lyons, Design Director for Gensler in Washington, D.C.



Don’t miss the best conversation in the AEC industry: Facades+AM morning forum.

March 9th, 2017 in Washington, D.C.


Presented by The Architect’s Newspaper, Facades+ Conferences bring together some of the world’s best building professionals and leading researchers from architecture, engineering, construction, fabrication, and development to share insights on how facades ideas are brought to life.  The Façade+AM morning forum will be hosted by Duncan Lyons, Design Director for Gensler in Washington, D.C. to lead three conversations on the changing face of D.C. buildings, using innovative new facades to transform existing buildings, and leveraging computational design to balance performance, beauty, and energy savings. Earn up to 4 AIA CEU credits! Register Now.

SESSION ONE:  Breaking the Box: The Changing DC Aesthetic


In a city where rectangular volumes of concrete and glass have been the standard, structures in the DC area are experiencing a renaissance in massing, materials, and function. Explore the building types being reconsidered and a glimpse of what's to come in the nation's capitol.

SESSION TWO:  Transformative Reskins: Attracting New Occupants

Can repositioning, reprogramming, and adaptive re-use transform under-performing real estate assets in Washington into something that feels completely new but is built on existing structures? Discover how facade replacements and strategic additions help achieve this.



SESSION THREE:  Computational Facade Design and Performance

Building facades have evolved throughout the years from empirically-based, load-bearing, mass masonry facades, to modern, lightweight and with an immeasurable variety of geometric and material configurations. But how do we efficiently analyze and engineer these complex geometries to balance technical performance requirements with aesthetics, constructability, and cost?

Don't miss this opportunity to earn up to 4 AIA CEU credits! Register now!

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