117th Edition – Zak World of Façades Mexico

This will be the 117th edition globally and the 1st edition in Mexico City which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Project Director, Sordo Madaleno
Rodrigo Flores is an architect from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He complemented his Architecture studies by attending specialized courses in Architectural Engineering during his international exchange at SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, South Korea in 2011. Rodrigo reinforced his skills in Project Management...
General Technical Consultant, Kinlong Hardware
Principal, ZD+A
Yuri Zagorin is an architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), graduated with honors in 1994. He studied a Master in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University, New York, in 1997, and has been a project professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana....
Principal | Office Director Mexico City, HKS
Working with passion and dedication, Juan Carlos Pineda is an experienced and well-rounded architect and project manager. He has experience in planning, programming, design, engineering details and construction administration. He focuses on implementing the vision of owners and designers, by...
Chief Officer, IAVA México | Co-Founder, DFC
Carlos Sotelo is the chief officer of IAVA and founder of DFC company. He has contributed to our industry by automating processes through software platforms and bringing European machinery to produce systems with the highest quality. As the Schüco premium...
Design Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
José Luis Palacios oversees the design of projects for the firm’s Los Angeles office. His interests and studies vary from physics and mathematics to philosophy and architecture. Throughout his career, he has focused on the “making” of buildings, offering simple...
Directora de Diseño, Urban Hub
Zandra Morales is an architect with extensive knowledge of local and international regulations to ensure high standards of safety and operation in housing, office, and commercial projects. With more than fifteen years of experience in the sector, [Name] has focused...
Founding Partner, Cuatro 44
Adrian Gracia is one of the four founders of Cuatro44, a 20 years architecture firm focused on an integrated design approach that specializes in mixed use, residential and retail projects. With offces in Monterrey and CDMX, Cuatro44 frequently collaborates as...
Latin America Marketing Manager, Dow
Associate Principal, Page
Jose Mora works in all project phases, from the generation of the proposal and contact with the client to the construction administration. He has been linked to all kinds of projects in his professional career, from hospitals and laboratories to...
Founder, LBR&A
L. Benjamín Romano has completed projects with international recognition such as Torre Reforma, in Mexico City, the first LEED Platinum building in Mexico, and recognized as “The Best Skyscraper in the World” by the International Highrise Award 2018, as well...
Project Manager, JLL
Experience in construction projects such as civil construction, corporate interior construction and clean rooms, pharma, regulation, critical and non-critical installations and layouts construction experience in all the specialties. Schedules, critical routes, budget control, change orders, effective communication in every level...
Architectural Design Manager, Guardian Glass
Denisse Merino studied architecture at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a master’s degree in administration. With over 13 years of experience in technical specification of architectural products, she currently holds the position of Architectural Design Manager for Guardian...
Director of Mexico Studio, MVE + Partners
Liliana Bernardis is an award-winning architect and designer whose work has been featured in a wide range of architectural journals and publications around the globe. She maintains a delicate balance between global sophistication and local response. There is an extraordinary...
Gerente Nacional Arquitectónico - Ciudad de México, Vitro Vidrio Arquitectónico
Bethsani López Arocha has been advising architects, developers and façade consultants for more than 4 years, in choosing the most suitable glass for their projects, promoting energy efficient envelopes, with Vitro Architectural Glass products, for emblematic buildings in Mexico. Previously,...
Operations Director, The Façade Studio
Rodrigo is cofounder at the Façade Studio, a company based in Mexico City dedicated to solving façade projects focusing on energy efficiency, safety, affordability and design intent compliance of the façade. With around 10 years of experience working on façade...
A&D Project Manager, Neolith LATAM
Architect from Universidad Iberoamericana CDMX with five-year experience and passion for sustainable practices, architectural product, and façade design. He specializes in technical and creative solutions using tools such as 3D details, isometric drawings and structural criteria of the elements that...
Director of Construction, Hines
Mauricio Calderon has lead highly efficient design and construction teams, helping both Hines’ investors and tenants to develop successful projects while managing risk. Mauricio earned an Advanced Business Management Diploma, IPADE, in 2012 and Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, UNAM,...
Directora de Proyectos, Estrategia Urbana
Principal, V-Fo Architects
Luis Fernández de Ortega is an Architect by the Anahuac University in Mexico City. He studied a Master’s degree in Interior Design with the University of Salamanca and a diploma in Construction Administration with the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He...
Senior Associate, Sasaki
Antonio Furukawa is a designer with over 20 years of experience on both urban and campus projects with emphasis on learning environments and student life. His work aims for the integration of different design disciplines into a cohesive architectural synthesis...
Senior Associate - West Coast Operations, Curtainwall Design Consulting (CDC)
Raul Espinosa has provided, exterior enclosure, curtainwall, glazing and building envelope consulting services to architects, owners, contractors and attorneys for 22 years. Raul has provided design details, performance specifications, field services and expert opinions for a wide variety of projects,...
Marketing LATAM, Kuraray
Based in Mexico City, Anayeli is the Latin America Marketing Manager for Kuraray’s Advanced Interlayer Solution division. She has more than 13 years of experience in Sales and Marketing roles. We work with architects, designers, and engineers to help them...
Project Specification Manager | EDGE Expert, Saint-Gobain Mexico
Francisco Barrero has been working at Saint Gobain for the last 17 years, with wide expertise in flat glass products for facades, windows and even beverages/dairy fridges. He is the head of the technical team as Project Specification Manager. During...
COO, IAVA México | Co-Founder, DFC
Francisco Castell de Oro is the Chief Operating Officer of Iava and Co-founder of DFC Company. He was born in Mexico City and then moved to Queretaro City where he studied Industrial Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios...
Founder & Director, TEN Arquitectos
Enrique Norten is the Founder and Director of TEN Arquitectos in Mexico City, New York and Miami. Born in Mexico City, he graduated from Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in 1978 and in 1980 he obtained a Master’s Degree in...
Commercial Director, The Façade Studio
Ricardo is cofounder at the Façade Studio. a company based in Mexico City dedicated to solve façade projects focusing on energy efficiency, safety, affordability and design intent compliance of the façade. Ricardo studied Architecture at University of Colima, Mexico and...
President, Estudio Marshall
Bill Marshall is a façade expert, architect graduated at the School of Architecture from University of Buenos Aires. He has complemented his studies overseas (Yokohama, Japan, Bath UK), specialized in Building Cladding Systems and Technologies. Since 1998, he is president...
Managing Director, NR Group
Attila Arian is a senior level executive with 30 years of progressively responsible experience in the German and American Construction and a known entity in the Façade industry. He has served as CEO of several German Design Build Contractors before...
Conference Agenda
  • Three projects, different scale, different context and use: Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Hyatt Regency Guadalajara, Antara Expansion
  • Analysis of Reforma Colon Tower
  • How do the right products conform to a system that provides comfort, energy efficiency and savings*
  • Tools and services on demand
  • New sustainable solutions: ORAE® – low carbon glass

*vs traditional products

  • Challenges with modern building design
  • Legislation
  • Prevention: Bird proof solutions with Trosifol® and SentryGlas®
  • Composition and technical characteristics
  • Environment and health synergy
  • New technologies and fixing systems
  • From planning to architecture
  • Archetypes and prototyíng
  • Synthesis and integration of systems at expedition TEC

  • Contribution towards sustainable buildings
  • New technologies (Bird First, New Sunguard® coatings)
  • Advanced analysis (Guardian glass analytics, performance calculator, glass visualizer, BIM generator, Acoustic Assistant and Sustainability calculator)

  • How advanced production technology and collaboration accelerates product innovation
  • R&D center and testing laboratory assures a high standard of quality
  • Diversified application of curtain wall structures
  • Opening channels of communication from concept to completion
  • Digital tools that open new possibilities of design and facade fabrication
  • Improving supply chain and delivery of materials

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