2017 Metals in Construction Magazine Design Challenge Conference

2017 Metals in Construction Magazine Design Challenge Conference

Event Title: Meeting the Architecture 2030 Challenge: Reimagine Structure
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York
Sponsor: The Steel Institute of New York


A panel of some of the best known experts in sustainable design will discuss concepts of integrating building curtain wall and structure to meet future energy goals.

Professional registration is $100. 2017 competition entrants, and their teams, may register for free when they are logged in at metalsinconstruction.org/conference/2017.

Questions? Email info@metalsinconstruction.org or contact Gary Higbee at (212) 697-5553

Event Program

8:00 AM – Registration Opens (refreshments offered)

8:30-8:45 AM – Introduction by Gary Higbee, AIA, Director of Industry Development, Steel Institute of New York

9:00-9:30 AM – Keynote  Edward Mazria, FAIA, Hon. FRAIC, Founder and CEO, Architecture 2030
This year, we are excited to announce a keynote address by Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems. Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator. Over the past decade, his seminal research into the sustainability, resilience, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment has redefined the role of architecture, planning, design, and building, in reshaping our world.

9:30-10:00 AM –Approaches to Integrated Facades – Hauke Jungjohann, Thornton Tomasetti
Hauke Jungjohann, leader of Thornton Tomasetti’s Façade Engineering practice for the East U.S. region, will review case studies from around the world to illustrate the different strategies employed in combatting global warming by reducing the embodied energy in high-rise building design. Hauke will discuss buildings that fully integrate the building’s skin and structural systems to provide not only environmental protection but also resistance to wind and seismic forces.

10:00-10:30 AM – Networking Break with Refreshments

10:30-11:30 AM – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patrice Derrington, PhD, Holliday Professor and Director of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia GSAPP
The jury of the Metals in Construction magazine 2017 Design Challenge will discuss the winner and finalists of the competition:

Lise Anne Couture, AIA, Asymptote Architecture
Michael D. Flynn, FAIA, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Hauke Jungjohann Thornton Tomasetti
Ahmad Rahimian, PhD, PE, SE FASCE, WSP | PB USA
Craig Schwitter, PE, BuroHappold Engineering
Marc Simmons, BArch, BES, of Front Inc.

11:30-12:00 PM – Awarding the grand prize for the Metals in Construction 2017 Design Challenge
In the culminating event of its 2017 design challenge, Metals in Construction magazine will announce the decision it reached, with the support of the jury, regarding the award of the grand prize. The jury and the moderator will remain onstage to present the awards to the finalists and grand prize winner and respond to questions from the audience. This year’s finalists and soon-to-be-announced winner include:

“Emboss Tower” | University at Buffalo + SOM
“In-Fill-In” | TU Delft
“Orbit Tower” | ODA Architecture + Werner Sobek
“Peregrines” | AECOM
“Structural Exterior Enclosure” | HOK
“XO Skeleton” | EYP

Closing Remarks
An announcement by the publisher of Metals in Construction about the magazine’s upcoming 2018 Design Challenge. Next year’s challenge will be sponsored by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York, which together with the Steel Institute of New York has published Metals in Construction for the New York design and construction industry since 1972.

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