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Thomas Kinzl to Speak on Next Generation of Supertall Building Facades at Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings

On Thursday, January 11th, SOM Associate Director and Technical Designer Thomas Kinzl will speak at the January meeting of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings. In his presentation, titled "Innovation & Digital Design: The Next Generation of Facades for Supertall Buildings," Kinzl will explore how digital design tools, parametric design, and innovative, high performance curtain wall systems can increase the feasibility of constructing facades on time and within budget.

Focusing on the need for an integrated, inside-out design approach, Kinzl will use the warped building envelope of SOM's supertall Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in China as a case study.

Based in SOM's Chicago office, Kinzl is responsible for the technical coordination and development of projects of all scales and typologies. As a technical designer, he plays an active role in shaping the firm's technical strategies through research and development of new techniques, and monitoring and implementing current trends in building technology.

Innovation & Digital Design: The Next Generation of Facades for Supertall Buildings

January 11, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Reception at 5:15 p.m.

Petterino's Restaurant
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois

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