Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) will convene a diverse
group of architectural, engineering and construction (AEC)
experts with building owners and managers for a full-day
discussion on contemporary facade design in California.
The fifth-annual Create + Construct symposium comes to
the West Coast for the first time in June, with sessions in Los
Angeles on June 18 and San Francisco on June 26.
A contemporary facade is more than the outward face of
the building’s architectural expression, it is a driving factor
that influences overall performance. As California continues
to embrace innovative design and impose more stringent
performance standards, AEC professionals must carefully
consider and reimagine the building facade.
Create + Construct will bring together AEC leaders from
Los Angeles and San Francisco to discuss trends and
share best practices when designing and constructing
contemporary facades. Symposium highlights include:
-A keynote on collaboration, highlighting engineering
and design concepts that affect facade aesthetics and
-Session presentations examining the impacts of
structural systems, fire and life safety requirements,
and thermal performance on facade design.
-A panel discussion with local executives on how
performance mock-ups can translate design intricacies
into constructible assemblies.
-Networking opportunities with local peers and
industry thought leaders.
Session and panel speakers will include Keith Blaine of
Blaine Architects, Joe Conover of Clark Construction
Group, Alex Cox of Permasteelisa North America Corp.,
Pavel Getov of Studio Antares, Shelby Joubert of Swinerton,
Tammy Jow of AC Martin, Shruti Kasarekar of Atelier Ten,
Andrij Kyfor of New Hudson Facades, David Pakshong
of Gensler, Luke Pelton of DPR Construction, Vincent
Polhemus of Walters & Wolf, George Tolosa of Handel
Architects, Jeff LaRue of HKS, Lucas Treder of Permasteelisa
North America and Tyler Westerling of Intertek. SGH
participants include Justin de Wolfe, Amy Hackney, Michael
Huhtala, Xiu Li, Mike Ma, Christopher Norton, Kevin
O’Connell, Eric Schroter, Travis St. Louis, Ryan Upp and
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