Innovations in facade technology and, subsequently, New York’s architectural landscape occur at a fast clip; on April 2+3, Facades+ is returning to New York in a robust two-day dialogue focused on the materials and techniques driving the next generation of enclosure design and engineering. This year, CetraRuddy founding principal John Cetra collaborated with The Architect’s Newspaper to develop a robust program featuring architects, contractors, engineers, and fabricators.
The first day of the program features two hour-long keynotes delivered by UNSense founder Ben van Berkel and WXY principal-in-charge Claire Weisz. Additionally, Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto of Reiser Umemoto will dive into recent case studies, including a spate of projects coming online in Taiwan. Both keynotes will be followed with a moderated discussion where audience members will be provided the opportunity to directly ask our keynote questions. The remainder of the day is split between four panels; “Materiality & Fabrication: Bespoke Facade Solutions;” “Scaling up Passive House | For the Greater Good;” “Optimizing the Form;” and “Adaptive Reuse Challenges in NYC Historic Icons.”
For a further dive into facade technology and design, the second day of the conference features 14 separate workshops. Participants choose one morning and one afternoon session, during which attendees will have an opportunity to learn from and interact with industry leaders in tutorial and discussion-based seminars.
Further information regarding Facades+ NYC can be found here.