About Face - Building Enclosure Symposium

Friday, October 11, 2013

About Face
Building Enclosure Symposium

Organized by Kyle Reynolds
Sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle

October 11 . 2PM - 6PM

School of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
2131 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Room 170

The About Face symposium will bring together a number of building enclosure experts from around the country with SARUP faculty in order to foster a conversation about a range of contemporary enclosure issues from aesthetics to performance to construction. The title, About Face, refers to both the intention of the symposium, to present work and discuss the face and enclosure of buildings, and also a desire to reorient the broader disciplinary conversation and address issues that are at the forefront of research and application. This symposium is cosponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle.

Stephanie Choi of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Anna Dyson of Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Emilie Hagen of Atelier Ten
Kiel Moe of Harvard Graduate School of Design
Chris Stutzki + Matt Kuba of Stutzki Engineering
Thanos Tzempelikos of Purdue University
Response with Kyle Reynolds & Greg Thomson

Stephanie Choi joined BIG in 2013 as a Senior Designer to lead the façade team for a 750,000 sf tower in Calgary, Canada. She was recently a Design Fellow at Urbanus Research Lab in Hong Kong and Shenzhen from 2012-2013. Previously Stephanie worked at Front from 2008 - 2012 in New York and Hong Kong as a façade consultant for Ateliers Jean Nouvel, OMA, BIG, Büro Ole Scheeren, REX and Omnivore + Popular Architecture. Prior to completing her M.Arch, she worked at Eisenman Architects from 2003-2004 on the City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Stephanie is the recipient of a number of grants and fellowships, including the Princeton University School of Architecture Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship and the Getty Grant Program Philanthropy Workshop Fellowship. She has published in White Zinfandel and Pidgin.

Anna Dyson is the director of The Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE), which hosts the Graduate Program in Architectural Sciences, concentration in Built Ecologies. She has worked as a design architect and product designer in several offices in Canada, Europe, and the United States. Her work has been exhibited in the MoMA Young Architects Series, and she was a finalist in the international Next Generation Design Competition. Ms. Dyson holds multiple international patents for building systems inventionsand is currently directing interdisciplinary research sponsored to develop new systems for on-site energy generation. Emilie Hagen as the leader of both Atelier Ten’s carbon management and daylight practices, Emilie works to advance and expand the firms’ technical expertise and research acumen. Her work includes the LEED gold target Miami Science Museum, the carbon-positive and LEED Platinum certified Kohler Environmental Center at the Choate Rosemary Hall School, and the LEED Gold Granoff Center at Brown University. She recently facilitated supporting analysis for Urban Green’s Building Resiliency Task Force Report, and is one of the founding coordinators of the NY +NJ Living Future Collaborative Chapter. Emilie is also an adjunct professor of architecture at Columbia University and taught previously at Parsons. She studied at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, and the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas.

Kiel Moe is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design and a registered architect. His research and pedagogy focuses on an agenda (theories, techniques, and technologies) for energy that is at once more ecologically and architecturally ambitious: Maximum Power Design. He focuses on both buildings as manifestations of large scale energy systems as well as overlooked and discrete thermal parameters in buildings that have great impact on the power of a building. He was awarded the Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize in Architecture and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the MacDowell Colony. He received the 2011 Architecture League of New York Prize and the 2011 AIA Young Architects Award.

Chris Stutzki is the Founder and Engineer, and Matt Kuba is an Engineer with Stutzki Engineering, Inc. whose ideas and methods are based on a long tradition of academic research and industrial development, as represented by persons like Buckminster Fuller, Frei Otto, John Argyris, and Max Mengeringhausen. The mission of the company is to combine state-of-the-art engineering and applied science with creative industrial design.

Dr. Thanos Tzempelikosis an Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering at Purdue University, with appointments in Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Prior to that he was a post-doctoral fellow with the Solar Buildings Research Network and holds a B.Sc. in Physics and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Building Engineering. His research is focused on intelligent facades, daylighting, and their integration with lighting and thermal systems and with the indoor environment. He has published more than 55 scientific papers and has been a façade design consultant for 20 buildings in North America. He is the Chair of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd High Performance Buildings Conferences at Purdue, a member of ASHRAE, AEI, ISES and IBPSA, and participates in technical committees and review panels for DOE, EPA, several scientific journals, and professional and foreign government organizations.