Facades+ AM
Join us in Washington, DC
The program includes three sessions to cover issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Washington, DC. The well rounded, informed dialogue will inform and inspire.

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair—Facades+AM—this time tailor-made for the Washington, DC area.
Our Attendees Include
Building Envelope Specialists
Construction Professionals
Materials Specialists
AIA Members
Washington, DC chair:
Duncan Lyons, Gensler
1. Breaking the Box: The Changing DC Aesthetic
2. Transformative Reskins: Attracting New Occupants
3. Computational Facades Design and Performance


Lunch will be served and CEU credits will be provided.
Event will be at the Washington Plaza Hotel,
directly following the Facades+ AM morning forum.


Join Gate Precast and Boston Valley Terra Cotta for an informative session detailing how architectural precast solves design challenges for architects looking to use terra cotta as cladding and accents. We will discuss an in-depth explanation of embedded terra cotta in architectural precast systems. Additionally, case studies will be used to show how embedded terra cotta improved the envelope performance of three projects.

Mo Wright , Marketing Director , Gate Precast Company
Bill Pottle , National Sales Manager, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Time + Location: 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM, Washington Plaza Hotel, Thomas Circle Suite

CEU eligible: 1 CEU HSW (to be accredited by Gate Precast)

Sign up for the Lunch & Learn after registering for the forum using the button below.
$15 Registration Fee

The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Washington, DC for the third time.
7:30 – 8:15


Sponsored by  WWGlass
8:15 – 8:30


Duncan Lyons
Firmwide Commercial Office Building Developers Practice Area Leader
DC Chair

Lyons also serves as Design Director for architecture in the D.C. office. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has designed award-winning buildings for a variety of institutional and commercial clients in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His passion for high-performance buildings and sustainable design has led to LEED certification for many of his projects, including three at the Platinum level. Lyons earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Bath in England and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
8:30 – 9:35

1. 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.


Jeff Barber
Design Leader, Principal
Barber has a distinguished 29-year career that blends design innovation and organizational leadership. He has provided design oversight for noteworthy architectural projects in the Washington metro region including 455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, with a carefully composed woven glass skin that creates a strong articulated façade; Ballpark Square, which will anchor a vibrant, new mixed-use development blocks from Nationals Park; and 111 K Street, NE, an iconic jewel-box building informed by its location adjacent to the metro rail’s raised Red Line track. Throughout all of his design work, Barber’s point of view bridges the shared interest of both building owner and user to create designs that successfully depict both parties’ objectives.
Salo Levinas
Shinberg Levinas
With over 35 years experience, Levinas is an internationally-recognized architect known for his distinguished contemporary designs. His work brings fresh and innovative approaches to challenges presented by a broad array of institutional, commercial and residential clients. Levinas’ work has received multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects and other international organizations. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Architecture and Urban Design in 1981. In 2016, The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce selected Levinas as the recipient of The Hispanic Leader in Architecture Award.
Mide Akinsade
Senior Project Designer
Mide O. Akinsade, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP is a senior project designer in HOK’s Washington DC office. He has close to two decades of building design experience on multiple building types, both domestic and international, that include mixed-use office/ hotel complexes, academic projects, science + technology complexes and buildings, retail and entertainment projects and urban master plan developments.
He worked as an adjunct professor at The University of Maryland School of Architecture, and is a guest crit and juror at various architecture programs in the Washington DC area including, University of Maryland, Catholic University, Morgan State university and Howard University.
His national and international award winning design work has been featured in Architectural Record, ARCHITECT, World Architecture News, Arch Record2 and The Washington Post.
9:35 – 9:50


Sponsored by  WWGlass
9:50 – 10:55

2. 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.


Jared Oldroyd
Clark Construction Group
Vice President
Jared Oldroyd is a Vice President and Business Unit Leader at Clark Construction Group responsible for monumental, public assembly, and private development work in the Mid-Atlantic Region. During his career at Clark, he has served in a leadership role in the construction of many award winning projects, including the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, CityCenterDC, and numerous private office building, hotel, apartment, and condominium projects. He is currently leading the project team constructing Museum of the Bible, a new state of the art museum building consisting of a complete renovation and addition to an historic warehouse building and an air rights addition to a fully occupied government tenant office building in Southwest D.C.
Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bucknell University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a LEED® Accredited Professional, and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Joseph Antunovich
Antunovich Associates
Joe is the President of Antunovich Associates, an architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices in Chicago and Washington, DC. Joe leads the principals of the firm, who possess a broad range of professional expertise that encompasses both private and public sector work. Joe’s experience includes the master planning of university campuses and large mixed-use commercial developments, programming and design of corporate campuses, historic preservation and adaptive re-use projects, museums, speculative office buildings, higher education facilities, and retail and residential complexes.
Ashley Reed
Ashley Reed is focused on the construction and optimization of building envelopes. Her work experience includes façades consulting at Vidaris, Inc. and Buro Happold. She was also a member of Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio, where she merged parametric workflows with building skin analysis. She has an architecture degree from Cornell University and engineering degrees from The Cooper Union and Tulane University.
10:55 – 11:10


Sponsored by  WWGlass
11:10 – 12:15

3. 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?


Daniel Inocente
Designer & Researcher
Inocente is involved in computational research and the development of design methodologies that lead to meaningful interdisciplinary exchanges. He has worked with design, science, and engineering establishments, leading him to continuously seek out approaches to problem solving which challenge the role of technology in Architecture. Prior to HKS LINE, Inocente worked for both Gehry Partners and Gehry Technologies on projects including the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, and Battersea Development in London. He is focused on parametric modeling, analysis, technologies research, and geometric rationalization methods for facade systems.
John Jackson
Senior Staff II
Jackson has more than thirteen years of experience in facade design and engineering as part of SGH’s Building Technology group in the Washington, D.C. office. He has more than 11 years of experience in facade design and engineering. He has worked on a variety of projects both domestically and abroad, and applies his creative and technical expertise in the design and engineering of complex glazing systems, specializing in curtain walls, double skin facades, structural glass, and computational design. Jackson has given numerous presentations on facade engineering, is actively involved with his alma mater, Penn State University, where he earned degrees in both architecture and structural engineering, and is an active member of ASTM subcommittee E06.52, Structural Use of Glass in Buildings.
Amir Roth
U.S. Department of Energy
BEM Technology Manager
Roth is the Technology Manager for the DOE’s Building Technologies Office building energy modeling (BEM) sub-program where he manages the EnergyPlus and OpenStudio projects. Before coming to DOE in 2010, he was an associate professor of computer science at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a B.S. in physics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also has a wife, two children, a black lab, a minivan, and unhealthy passion for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a member of ASHRAE, IBPSA, ACM, IEEE and BGN.
12:15 – 12:30


Join the dialogue!



Full amount returned if cancellation is processed before 11:59 PM EST February 9th, 2017. Facades+ will retain 10% of registration cost after February 9th, 2017. No refunds on registration cost will be issued after 11:59 PM EST March 8th, 2017.


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Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel. 800-424-1140

Single room $299 + tax and incidentals, double room $329 + tax and incidentals. Special rate expires Feb 6.
Click here to make a reservation.
Contact Andrew Stowell directly for a reservation after the block ends. AStowell@washingtonplazahotel.com or 202-408-6146.

$17 – self parking ($25 overnight), $25 for valet parking ($30 overnight)

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.
Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?
Yes, it’s always a good idea.
What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?
Bring a current student ID card with your photo and present it when checking in.
When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?
Badges will be provided at check-in at the site on the day of the event.

PHOTO GALLERY                      
Photos from our recent Kansas City event at the Crown Plaza Downtown Hotel:
Methods+Materials Gallery networking and rapt audience at the forum.
Contact us for information and updates on Facades+ AM as we head to Boston, June 17 2016.
For attendee, programming, and sponsorship information, contact us below.

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New York, NY 10007

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