Facades+ AM
Join us in San Francisco
The program includes three sessions to cover issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of San Francisco. 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 San Francisco area.
Our Attendees Include
Building Envelope Specialists
Construction Professionals
Materials Specialists
AIA Members
San Francisco Chair:
John Kuchen, SOM
1. Redefining Residential Architecture
2. High Performance Design + The Thermal Envelope
3. Facades: The Next Generation

Tile of Spain Lunch & Learn after Facades+ AM

Technical Porcelain Cladding Solutions

A complimentary lunch will be served and CEU credits will be provided.
Event will be at Hotel Nikko on 25th floor directly following the Facades+ AM conference.


Join Tile of Spain for an informative session detailing the use of high performance ceramic tile panels in rainscreens and curtain wall systems.

These advanced materials and performance systems are designed today specifically for exterior cladding of buildings large or small. We will explore common system components and their relation to building performance and sustainability; detail differences between ventilated facades and rainscreen systems; and explore the myriad of advanced ceramic panel collections and their benefits versus traditional cladding materials.

Presenter: Ryan Fasan, Tile of Spain Consultant and Ceramic Tile Specialist

Time + Location: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Hotel Nikko 25th Floor

CEU eligible: 1 CEU; 1.5 LU (to be accredited by Tile of Spain)

Gift bag with Tile of Spain gift, Ceraspaña newsletter and Ceramics in Architecture books.

Sign up for the Lunch & Learn after registering for the forum using the button below.

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 San Francisco for the first time.
7:30 - 8:15


Sponsored by  WWGlass
8:15 - 8:30


Ivan Zuniga
YKK-AP America
Architectural Services Manager
Zuniga is responsible for the sales and marketing of YKK Architectural Products in North America. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a professional engineer. Zuniga is an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, and the Glass Association of North America, and has served on several committees and task groups to promote energy efficiency and code development. A native of Venezuela, Zuniga resides with his wife and two children in Atlanta, GA.
John Kuchen
San Francisco Chair
Associate Director
With 10 years experience, Kuchen has worked on a range of project types, including government facilities, high rise office and residential towers, and automotive research, development and design facilities, domestically and internationally. He oversees the work of the architectural staff to achieve consistent and thorough development of architectural systems and their integration with engineering systems. Kuchen has played a significant role in SOM’s civic projects in China, including the US Embassy in Beijing and the US Consulate General in Guangzhou. He is also responsible for documenting the LEED accreditation of SOM projects and communicating with the USGBC.
8:30 - 9:35

1. Redefining Residential Architecture

The Bay Area is experiencing a construction boom with major housing developments cropping up in every county. This panel explores new, multifamily housing projects—from luxury to affordable—whose innovative building envelopes provide great shelter and aesthetics.


Clark Manus
Heller Manus
Manus is the former president of The American Institute of Architects where he led initiatives on healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities. Manus's 35-year career has influenced the character of San Francisco’s built environment and is a vocal activist for the community's design and advocacy issues affecting policies and planning that reinforce the urban fabric. He currently serves as a planning commissioner for the city of Oakland. His experience encompasses a wide range of new and reconstruction projects including in the SF Bay Area and China.
Anne Fougeron
Fougeron Architecture
Fougeron has provided architectural services in the Bay Area for over 25 years. Her firm’s breadth of work ranges from feasibility studies to building rehabilitation to new construction projects in the institutional, commercial, health-care and residential sectors. She is personally involved in all aspects of a project, from inception to completion, serving as the main client point-of-contact. As a result, her projects have been recipients of 50 design awards both local and national and have been featured in national and international publications.
Cynthia Parker
BRIDGE Housing
President, CEO
Parker is responsible for the overall direction of BRIDGE Housing, a leading nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing. She joined BRIDGE in February 2010, bringing over 30 years of diverse and relevant experience to the organization. Parker established the Housing Office of the City of Seattle and served as the City’s Director of Housing under two separate mayors, with responsibility for the City’s housing investment strategies, $100 million annual capital budget and $824 million loan portfolio. She has developed approximately 10,000 units of housing to date, including more than 3,500 units in Oregon and Alaska with mixed financing.
9:35 - 9:50


Sponsored by  WWGlass
9:50 - 10:55

2. High Performance Design + The Thermal Envelope

Local experts discuss the challenges to designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and how Northern California can catch up to its more thermally-efficient neighbors.


Olivier Brouard
Associate/Sustainable Engineering Specialist
Brouard supports the High Performance Design group and the Sustainable Engineering Studio in delivering and documenting high performance design strategies. He performs detailed simulation analyses for evaluating advanced building systems and technologies that inform architectural design decisions. Brouard coordinates firmwide initiatives with other SOM HPD leaders, notably the AIA 2030 Commitment, through the creation of a Data Mining process and exploration tools to improve productivity and streamline reporting by evaluating a project’s energy use and tracking its energy savings.
Colin Shane
RDH Building Science
Associate/Senior Project Manager
Shane has a passion for developing practical solutions to make better, more durable, and more efficient buildings. His experience includes design of all components of the building enclosure, including walls, glazing systems, balconies and roofs. He provides building enclosure consulting on both new construction and rehabilitation projects across Canada and the United States. His work also includes forensic investigations, hygrothermal analysis, and structural design for of primary and secondary structural components.
William Burke
PG&E Pacific Energy Center
Energy Center Technical Specialist/Architecture Program Coordinator
Burke is an architect with a background in energy-efficient building design and environmental issues related to buildings. At the PG&E PEC, he oversees architectural educational programs, with a focus on building enclosure, daylighting, Title 24 Energy Standards, and zero net energy. He promotes high performance building enclosure design with the goal of promoting comfort while significantly reducing the need for mechanical heating and cooling. Burke provides building professionals with information to assist them in complying with CA's stringent building energy standards.
10:55 - 11:10


Sponsored by  WWGlass
11:10 - 12:15

3. Facades: The Next Generation


Jason Kelly Johnson
Future Cities Lab / CCA
Co-Founder + Design Partner

Johnson and his partner Nataly Gattegno produce a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of public space, art, and architecture with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, and responsive building systems. The studio explores how advanced technologies, social media, and the internet of things will profoundly affect how we live, work, communicate, and play in the future. And they employ an adventurous team of designers, architects, technologists, digital craftspeople, and more. Johsnon is a tenured Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts and co-directs their Digital Craft Lab.
Colin Touhey

Pvilion is a solar technology development firm in NYC that started in 2011 integrating solar cells and fabrics and manufacturing tents that produce electricity. Combining aesthetics and functionality, Pvilion specializes in the design and sales of lightweight, beautiful products. Touhey’s experience in design, engineering, production, and sales, helps the Pvilion team integrate all of the elements of a complex business. He is also currently teaching at the Columbia University GSAPP, as well as the Founder of Foray, a medical device design business.
Sanjeev Tankha
Walter P Moore
Principal / Director of Facade Engineering

Tankha is a specialist in integrated façade design and in the implementation of innovative ideas that bring value to projects by developing cost effective solutions that balance structure, aesthetics, sustainability and occupant comfort. Mr. Tankha has experience in a wide variety of projects including aviation, sports, civic, cultural, commercial, transportation and hospitality.
12:15 - 12:30


Join the dialogue!



Full amount returned if cancellation is processed before 11:59 PM EST November 9, 2016. Facades+ will retain 10% of registration cost after November 9, 2016. No refunds on registration cost will be issued after 11:59 PM EST December 6, 2016.


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Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Single or double $249 + tax and incidentals. Special block expires November 15, 2016. Reservations 415 394 1111 or 800 248 3308. Guest must ask for "Facades Architect's Newspaper" when reserving special rate. Book Today

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.
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