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SOM Participates in 2018 Facades Plus Conference in Chicago

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On Friday, September 21st, SOM Technical Director Lucas Tryggestad and Architectural Associate Director Dan O'Riley will co-chair the 2018 Facades+ Conference. Joining Tryggestad and O'Riley will be SOM Design Associate Maria Palencia, who will also moderate a panel.

The conference, which returns to Chicago for the first time in three years, presents innovations in facade technology, building skins, and sustainable design practices. Events include a morning symposium, afternoon workshops, and a methods and materials gallery. The full-day event opens with a welcome by co-chair Dan O'Riley, who will be joined by Diana Darling of The Architect's Newspaper.

The morning symposium begins with Lucas Tryggestad moderating a panel titled "Chicago Rising: High-Rise Buildings," which presents some of the challenges and triumphs in large scale facade fabrication in Chicago.

Following Tryggestad's panel, Maria Palencia will moderate a panel titled "Enclosure and Light: Visuality, Health, and Beauty." Panelists will discuss light as an essential feature of the building skin and how best to utilize it.

Dan O'Riley will close the symposium as moderator of a panel titled "Going Modular: Delivering the Next Generation of Facades." Panelists will share insight on advances in modular building methods and delivery systems with new techniques and offsite fabrication.


2018 Facades+ Conference

September 21, 2018

Morning Symposium Welcome
8:30–​​​​8:35 a.m.
Co-Chair Dan O’Riley will be joined by Diana Darling of The Architect’s Newspaper.

Chicago Rising: High-Rise Buildings
8:40–​​​​9:40 a.m.

Moderator Lucas Tryggestad will be joined by panelists Ann Thompson of Related Midwest, Joachim Schuessler of Goettsch Partners, and Philip Castillo of Jahn.

Enclosure and Light: Visuality, Health, and Beauty
10:00–​​​​11:00 a.m.

Moderator Maria Palencia will be joined by Kristin Rosebrough of Perkins + Will, Matthew Herman of Buro Happold, Lisa Rammig of Eckersley O’Callaghan, and Tom Jacobs of Krueck + Sexton Architects.

Going Modular: Delivering the Next Generation of Facades
11:25 a.m.–​​​​12:25 p.m.

Moderator Dan O’Riley will be joined by Marty Trainor of Ventana, Peter Landon of Landon Bone Baker, and Tim Swanson of Skender.

Mid-America Club
200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor
Chicago, llinois

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