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The New Age of Glass is Here

Friday, April 12
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jefferson - East Falls Campus
Lawrence N. Field DEC Center
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Cost: $40
$30 for Facade Tectonics Institute members


New ways of creating and using glass has opened possibilities to solve previously impossible problems. Rapidly developing materials, research and fabricating techniques have changed glass and how it performs in buildings and other industries. Join us to learn from an international group of glass experts—they will discuss how glass is being used today and what the future of glass will be.

The net proceeds from the Façade Forum goes to a Graduate Architecture Student scholarship fund.

Each presenter will give a 10-15 minute presentation, followed by a panel discussion with questions. Schuco will give a special demonstration of their VR technology.

 

Speakers

Masoud Akbarzadeh - Speaker

MASOUD AKBARZADEH
University of Pennsylvania

Darijo Babic - Speaker

DARIJO BABIC
Guardian Glass

Jake Gaddis - Speaker

JAKE GADDIS
United Architectural Metals

Ulrich Knaack - Academic Speaker

ULRICH KNAACK
TU Delft

 

Lisa Rammig - Speaker

LISA RAMMIG
Eckersley O’Callaghan San Francisco

Jens Scheider - Speaker

JENS SCHEIDER
TU Darmstadt

Felix Weber - Speaker

FELIX WEBER
Arup San Francisco

Joseph Yost - Speaker

JOSEPH YOST
Villanova University


All forum attendees will receive 5 AIA CEUs.

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Program

Schuco VR Lab Workshop for students and faculty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00 AM

 

Performance Session
10:20 AM
Ulrich Knaack – TU Delft (Façade Roadmap - focus on glass)
Darijo Babic – Guardian Glass (Thermal performance and the future of glass)
Masoud Akbarzadeh – University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Yost – Villanova University (Glass structures)

 

Lunch and Schuco VR Demonstration
12:00 PM

 

Construction Session
1:00 PM
Jake Gaddis – United Architectural Metals (Design Assist and Revit work flow)
Felix Weber – Arup San Francisco (Current and Future Technology and Production Methods)
Lisa Rammig – Eckersley O’Callaghan San Francisco (R&D, Innovation)

 

Keynote
2:15 PM
Jens Scheider – TU Darmstadt (Future Visions)

 

Reception
3:00 PM

 

Contact

For more information contact:
Jim Doerfler
Cheryl Smith, AIA, Chair for Architecture
Professor and Director of Architecture Programs
College of Architecture and the Built Environment
Jefferson - East Falls Campus


James.Doerfler@Jefferson.edu