Facades+ is returning to Atlanta for its first event of 2022

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Facades+ is returning to Atlanta for its first event of 2022

RIOS’s Echo Street West continues the adaptive reuse development of Atlanta's BeltLine. (RIOS)

On February 25th, Facades+ returns to Atlanta for the third time. It’s the first event of the Facades+ 2022 conference series, now in its 10th Anniversary Year. Facades will visit Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York City, for a total of 12 cities this year. 

The morning program will be delivered in a unique three-session format, showcasing newly completed and upcoming projects from architects, engineers, and fabricators of stunning projects across town and around the Southeast. With the guidance of Brian Campa, principal at Cooper Carry, this conference pairs regional and national leaders in building envelope design with local design professionals and industry leaders who will deliver presentations and participate in Q&A discussions.

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The facade of the Winter Park Library by Adjaye Associates and Thornton Tomasetti is built to sustainably inhabit the Florida sun. (Dror Baldinger)

The first discussion features stunning facades from Adjaye Associates and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Russel Crader from Adjaye Associates and Silverio Patrizi from Thornton Tomasetti will detail their work on the Winter Park Library, diving into details about precast construction and solar shading. Tom Breslin and George Murphy from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson will present Malachowsky Hall, a new space for data science and information technology at the University of Florida. Their presentation will look at the process behind designing within the requirements of a panelized facade system.

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The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech is an important part of the rapid expansion of mass timber in the Southeast. (Jonathan Hillyer)

The second panel explores the growing interest and excellent design in mass timber architecture across the Southeast. Featuring Clemson University’s Outdoor Education Center and the Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech, the audience will learn about the success stories behind two collaborative projects. Pat Layton from the Wood Utilization Institute at Clemson and conference co-chair Brian Campa from Cooper Carry will present their work on the project. The second half of the discussion will feature the Kendeda Building presentation, led by Matt Kikosicki from Miller Hull and Jimmy Mitchell from Skanska. Audience members with a particular interest in mass timber construction in the region can continue learning about the topic in an afternoon workshop track that will take a deeper dive into the subject.

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RIOS’s Echo Street West continues the adaptive reuse development of Atlanta’s BeltLine. (RIOS)

The final morning panel will cover the Changing Face of the BeltLine, with Rios and Perkins+Will discussing their midtown west developments. Mark Motonoga of RIOS and Henry Cantwell of Nelson will discuss sustainability in the reuse of a mixed-use development in Echo Street West, paired with Chad Stacy’s presentation of Perkins+Will’s nearby Westside Paper project. The presentations will look into differing strategies of reincorporating former industrial buildings into a new community center that is the focus of much attention in Atlanta.

Participants will select one of three workshop tracks in the afternoon, from the latest in materials, to a deep dive about mass timber, or a lesson on the latest technologies in facade design and inspection.

Learn more about Facades+Atlanta here.