121st Edition – Zak World of Façades USA

This will be the 121st edition globally and the 1st edition in San Francisco 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
Principal | Studio & Technical Director, Gensler
As a Technical Director based in the Bay Area, Brent Van Gunten guides his teams in developing both new construction and major repositioning for commercial offices, life science facilities, and education projects. He facilitates the alignment of design goals with...
Principal, KPF
Design Principal | Residential Practice Leader, SOM
Mark Schwettmann is a Director based in SOM’s San Francisco office. With a diverse range of international experience in major mixed-use, residential, corporate, hospitality, and academic projects, he is also deeply involved in improving the built environment of San Francisco,...
President & CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
John Krouse is a Ceramic Engineer and the CEO of Boston Valley Terra Cotta in Orchard Park, NY. Boston Valley specializes in the manufacturing of historic terra cotta replication, new construction and innovation in contemporary rain screen design and production....
Associate, Arup
Felix Weber leads Arup’s facades group in San Francisco and is passionate about designing structures and high-performance facades influenced by individual materials or products with the specialism in glass. Graduated as both a structural engineer and an architect from the...
Technical Section Manager | Insulating Glass - Americas, HB Fuller
Brian White is the Technical Manager for the Americas Insulating Glass team at H.B. Fuller Company, where he manages research and development and technical service for North America. Brian has been with H.B. Fuller for 10 years, starting as a...
Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Lisa leads the teams in Eckersley O’Callaghan’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. She joined EOC in 2013 to support the practice’s emerging facade engineering group in London and played a significant role in the group’s exceptional growth. In 2017...
Conference Agenda
  • Window wall areas utilize standard systems in an asymmetric, tapering form
  • Efficient use of resources, reducing steel usage and carbon footprint overall
  • Locally sourced aggregate and precast concrete is enriched through variations in color and finish without adding thickness
Event Details
  • 121st Edition – Zak World of Façades USA, May 25, 2023
  • Start Date
    May 25, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    May 25, 2023 5:00 pm
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