108th Edition – Zak World of Façades USA

This will be the 108th edition globally and the 1st edition in Dallas 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
Sustainability Project Manager, JLL
Christian serves as a Sustainability Project Manager within JLL’s Project and Development Services team in Dallas. Her responsibilities include implementation and documentation of third-party rating systems such as LEED, Fitwel and WELL. She brings experience from working in the sustainable...
Principal, Operations Lead, Stantec
Driven to mentor, motivate, and inspire others, Amy is active in the local AIA through leadership programs and actively mentoring within her firm. She is known for her superb time management skills and ability to think projects through holistically. An...
Executive Director, AIA Dallas
Zaida joined AIA Dallas and the Architecture and Design Foundation as Executive Director in January of 2020. She brings public and private sector experience to the combined role. She is a registered architect and sustainability advocate with almost 40 years...
Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Schmidt & Stacy
As a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager, Richard has designed concepts in all aspects of building systems & structures. His role frequently involves coordination of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing disciplines with the architect and other consultants. Richard works on large-scale...
Sr. Project Architect, Associate, Perkins&Will
Always the creative type, Bob grew up wanting to be an architect – sketching, drawing, and building models at a very young age. His work philosophy is centered around humility, understanding that client-focused architecture leads to successful projects, which he...
Director - Enclosure Design & Consulting, Lerch Bates
Stefanie is an energetic & confident Engineering Leader with 15 years of experience in innovative façade design experience on world-class new construction and building repositioning projects. Her passion for sustainable and high-performing solutions is made evident by her reputation as...
Project Architect, Perkins&Will
Jack Thomas is a registered Project Architect with Perkins&Will’s Dallas Studio and has been engaged in many market sectors both internationally and across the US. Drawing from his background growing up and studying architecture in the Pacific Northwest, Jack has...
Architectural Manager, North America, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings
Kara Baldev is the North American Architectural Manager for Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings based out of Chicago, IL. After completing her degree in architecture, Kara found a niche in the building materials industry. For the past 15 years she has worked...
Principal | Regional Practice Leader, Perkins&Will
Vandana Nayak leads the education practice for Perkins&Will’s southwest region. She has a unique ability to understand her clients’ intentions and aspirations beyond simply listening to the words they say. This is especially powerful for her education clients who typically...
Design Principal, HDR
A 30-year veteran of the profession, Stephen is well-known for engaging a collaborative process that considers the technical, environmental, economic, and social impacts for mixed-use projects, integrating the site, surrounding resources and local culture. He works to connect and support...
Principal & Studio Director, GFF Inc.
Maria A. Gomez, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal at GFF and Studio Director. After opening her own firm in Colombia in 1994, she relocated to Texas and joined GFF in 1999. Maria has diverse experience on projects ranging from...
Senior Designer , Associate Principal, GFF Inc.
Dean Hageman is a licensed architect and Associate Principal and Senior Design Leader at GFF. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2004. After several years of practicing architecture on many...
Principal | Head of Architectural Design, Woods Bagot
David Brown is a principal and the head of architectural design for Woods Bagot New York. He leads award-winning projects in North America, Europe, and Asia. His diverse experience across sectors and geographies focuses on creating innovative and bespoke design...
VP Field Services Manager, Curtainwall Design & Consulting, Inc.
Bryan Heake, recently named Vice President over the Dallas consulting teams for new construction at Curtain Wall Design & Consulting (CDC), continues to manage Forensic and Field Services as he has for the past 15 years. He started out in...
Partner | Co-Founder, 5G Studio Collective
Yen co-founded 5G Studio Collaborative in 2005 and is responsible for the studio’s widely published award-winning portfolio, covering projects in the United States, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. He directs 5G’s architectural research and leads a practice culture that promotes curiosity,...
Partner, Morphosis
Arne Emerson is a Partner at Morphosis with more than 27 years of experience in the field. Since joining Morphosis in 2009, he has led the design and construction of a broad range of buildings, competitions, and planning projects in...
International Business Manager, AGC Interpane
With a background as an architect, have been in the Glass Industry for the last 30 years. Started at Cricursa, a highly specialized company on curved and difficult dimensional shapes. Opened the world market and have participated on a long...
Market Manager - North America, Kuraray
Mark is the Market Manager in North America for the Advanced Interlayer Solution Division of Kuraray. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for the last 15 years focusing on architectural applications and the photovoltaic industry. Mark provides...
Chairman of the Board, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
John Krouse, Chairman of the Board, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Founder – Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop John Krouse is the COB of Boston Valley Terra Cotta in Orchard Park, NY, as well as a Ceramic Engineer by trade. Boston Valley...
Business Development Manager - North America, Priedemann Façade Experts
Stefan has more than 8 years’ experience in consulting project teams throughout all building design phases on sustainable and energy efficient glass façade solutions. He is in charge of the US Business Development activities at Priedemann façade experts, a consultancy...
Conference Agenda
  • Creating a 340,000 sf complex of four multipurpose buildings that provides students and faculty with tools and spaces they need for advanced technical education
  • Embedding color in the facade helps to create collaboration nodes along the academic corridors
  • Allowing daylight to permeate the interior, with additional diffused daylighting techniques throughout, which is critical to the well-being of students in four-to-six-hour labs
  • Incorporating courtyards and bridging to provide a thread of connectedness throughout the campus
  • Due to its malleable form and variable appearance, architectural terra cotta can be fabricated to restore the value of our historic buildings
  • This flexibility also makes architectural ceramics the preferred choice for technologically challenging designs, applicable to a multitude of façade attachment systems and construction methods
  • As a completely natural material, architectural terra cotta’s low embodied energy and long lasting durability offer an eco-friendly solution for high-performance façades
  • Developing the Banyan Tree narrative to represent the Client's brand identity, the aspirations for this project, and civic generosity
  • Variety of façade types to support the design narrative
  • Structural and material solutions to bring the complex form to fruition
  • LEED Gold and high-performance envelope utilizing dynamic glass
  • Zinc as a perforated scrim
  • Materials as visual engagement within a Science building
  • Security for schools and other forced entry applications
  • Bird-friendly glazing
  • Laminated glass to improve acoustic performance
  • Reframing the redevelopment directive of the Dallas Design District
  • Draping a hotel program with facade variants
  • Crafting a facade of aluminum sheets and composite panels
  • Using project constraints as design opportunities
  • How technology can influence the design, fabrication, and construction process
  • Exploring the collaborative benefits of involving fabricators and contractors early in the design process
  • Using glass wing walls that extend past the building footprint to reduce the overall visual building mass
  • Study of frit patterns which meet various challenge
  • Integrating functional aspects such as structural components and façade maintenance systems as design elements
  • Hot and Humid Texas - Climate Data and Building Growth
  • Combining façade and ventilation technology for energy efficiency and comfort
  • Case study of an exhaust air façade and shading system
  • Factory applied coatings for building envelope solutions; How to accentuate your facade design through factory applied coating systems
  • Fluoropolymers and PFAS Overview
  • How to specify and coordinate factory-applied coatings over a wide range of building envelope products
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