Facades+ AM


Join Us in Atlanta.

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Atlanta. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is coming to Atlanta for the first time this January.

Attendees Include:

  • AIA Members
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students and Faculty
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Materials Specialists


Bruce McEvoy | Principal | Perkins+Will


Jeff Chermely | Technical Director| Perkins+Will


  1. Midtown Rising:  Innovations in Mixed Use + Residential Projects
  2. Transformational Adaptations: Creating Value from Existing Buildings
  3. Designing MBS: Secrets of the Mercedes Benz Stadium
Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM


Rain Screen Wall Systems: Problems and Solutions

Lunch will be served and CEU credits will be provided.
Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum.

The rapid rise of rain screen wall systems presents unique opportunities for improving wall performance. Control of air, vapor, moisture and thermal transfer are all possible with the proper design, detailing and construction of rain screens. This seminar investigates real world issues in the proper design and installation of rain screens for maximum performance by using a case study format. Presented by a team including designer, consultant and contractor, the program demonstrates a team approach and illustrates real world problems and solutions.

  • Presenters:
    Roy J. Ingraffia – Director | Pat Conway – Director
  • Time + Location:
    September 25, 2017, 12:45 – 3:00 pm
  • LU eligible:
    1.5 LU/HSW hour

Sign up for the Lunch & Learn after registering for the forum using the button below.

$15 Registration Fee


The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Atlanta, GA.

7:30 – 8:15


Sponsored by  WWGlass
8:15 – 8:30


  • Bruce McEvoy
  • Design Principal
  • Perkins+Will
Bruce McEvoy is an award-winning designer who passionately believes in the transformational power of design. Bruce believes our ideas and spaces should negotiate context, history, cultures, communities, and the natural environment while utilizing technology, our dreams, and a healthy sense of humor. Bruce consistently and successfully collaborates with some of the firm’s most significant clients. He works at a variety of scales on different project types to combine high-end design with high-performance environments. He is a leader in Perkins+Will’s Excellence in Design Initiative, serves as the Atlanta liaison, and is responsible for conducting project design reviews and pushing the design boundaries for our firm. In addition, Bruce serves as Board Chair for the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta’s only design-focused museum.
8:30 – 9:35

1. Midtown Rising: Innovations in Mixed Use + Residential Projects

Between Tech Square and the Georgia Tech Campus, Midtown is one of the fastest growing areas of Atlanta. Hear from the firms that are making Midtown the place to be through mixed-use, residential and academic projects.


  • Pierluca Maffey
  • Principal
  • John Portman & Associates
Mr. Maffey’s design approach fits well with that of the firm. He has always believed that architecture should be anchored in its particular context, enrich its location and collaborate with its natural environment. By focusing on the people who will actually use the space, he strives to create multiple perspectives and a slow reveal that invoke a process of discovery, resulting in unexpected visual and spatial experiences.In his architectural career thus far, Mr. Maffey has worked on projects across many sectors including hospitality, retail, residential, office and convention centers and managed projects from design conception and development to cost estimating, budgeting, permitting and site management. His planning experience has spanned from interior architecture to master planning and public infrastructure. He also has experience in historic renovation and landscape design.
  • Joshua Gassman
  • Senior Associate
  • Lord Aeck Sargent
For nearly 20 years, Joshua has lead large, multi-faceted design teams focused on sustainable design. During his career he has managed a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from large research labs for major universities to interpretive education centers. He holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Arizona State University.
  • Howard Wertheimer
  • Director
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
Howard S. Wertheimer, FAIA and LEED AP, is the Director of Capital Planning & Space Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has strategic oversight of the Campus Master Plan, Landscape Master Plan, campus-wide sustainability initiatives and most things that are visually exposed. As part of the Space Management portfolio, Howard has strategic oversight of almost 15 million square feet of space on 400 acres, including more than 165 centrally scheduled classrooms and instructional spaces on campus. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in November 2006, Howard was a partner and principal at Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architects where he focused on the planning, programming and design of technically sophisticated college and university facilities. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter, and has been an active participant in numerous community and professional organizations, including Leadership Atlanta, AIA, SCUP, AASHE, AUA and NACUBO.
9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass

2. Transformational Adaptations: Creating Value from Existing Buildings

Existing buildings provide opportunity for designers and developers but also unique challenges. Learn how to create new value through adaptive reuse, repositioning, preservation projects from across Atlanta.


  • Lee Ann Gamble
  • Founder
  • Gamble and Gamble
Lee Ann Gamble has 27 years of experience in the field of Architecture. She joined G + G as a partner in 2000, after working ten years for Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. At TVS, Lee Ann was a Senior Associate managing large commercial development projects with a specialty in retail development. Her experience also includes hotel, office building and convention center work. With G+G, Lee Ann has worked on projects ranging from large residential to hotel, restaurant and commercial design. G+G has been awarded several AIA Georgia and AIA Atlanta design awards, as well as an award from the Southeastern Brick Institute. G+G was awarded the 2001 American Institute of Architects Emerging Voices Award.
  • David Yokum
  • Principal
Yokum received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College with majors in History and Studio Art, where he was awarded a James B. Reynolds Fellowship. Prior to founding the firm, he was a Senior Project Architect for 9 years with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta. He is a Professor of Practice in Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios since 2006. Yocum is a Registered Architect in Georgia, and with Brian Bell, he leads all design and management aspects of the firm.
  • Erika Kane
  • Architect
  • Perkins+Will
Erika has worked with Perkins+Will for the past 12+ years on a number of project types, including commercial mixed-use, corporate interiors, higher education, K-12 education, and science + technology. She enjoys focusing on the design and detailing aspects of a project, finding fun and interesting opportunities to elevate the design in a thoughtful, economical way. Erika is an architecture graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology from Emory University. Erika was recently selected by Perkins+Will’s Design Leadership Council as a next generation design leader for 2017.
10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass
11:10 – 12:15

3.Designing MBS: Secrets of the Mercedes Benz Stadium

Mercedes Benz Stadium is first professional sports stadium to achieve LEED Platinum in the U.S.. Hear from the team behind the creation of Atlanta’s newest civic gem as they dive deep into the technical challenges of this complex project.


  • Carlie Bullock-Jones
  • Principal
  • EcoWorks Studio
Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, is the founder and managing Principal of Ecoworks Studio and has dedicated her entire career to bringing about a greener, healthier built environment. As a nationally known expert in sustainability and LEED consulting, Carlie has taken numerous award-winning projects from start to finish, achieving high levels of LEED certification through the integrative design and construction process. In 2012, Carlie was recognized as a LEED Fellow; one of 77 in the world.
  • Gus Drosos
  • Technical Principal and Senior Vice President
  • HOK
As the technical principal for HOK’s Kansas City practice, Gus Drosos has more than 25 years of dedicated experience overseeing quality control and the technical aspects of large-scale sports and entertainment projects. His knowledge and hands-on experience in the field involves working directly with project construction teams and owner groups, giving him invaluable perspective on the technical aspects of project delivery. He has coordinated the design and construction of complex sports facilities across the country with construction budgets ranging from $5 million to more than $1.5 billion.
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Join the dialogue!


Postponement, Substitution Policy and Terms Full registration amount returned if canceled before 11:59 pm EST December 22nd, 2017. A|N will retain 10% of registration cost on any cancellations from December 22nd, 2017 through 11:59 pm EST January 25th, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations after 11:59 pm EST January 25th, 2018. We encourage you to transfer your registration to a colleague instead of canceling.


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Event Venue & Hotel

  • Forum Location:
    The Westin Peachtree Plaza
    210 Peachtree St NW
    Atlanta, GA
  • Hotel:
    210 Peachtree St NW
    Atlanta, GA
    (404) 659-1400
    All reservations must be made by December 26, 2017.
    Special rate for The Architect’s Newspaper Facades+ attendees: $199/night plus tax & incidentals.
  • Parking: The Museum will provide validation for Bourse Garage only. The Museum does not have its own garage. There are numerous lots and garages, as well as metered street parking in the immediate vicinity. Parking for Attendees, Exhibitors & Speakers Bourse Garage (400 Ranstead St.) – 1 block from Museum Entrance: 4th St. bet. Chestnut & Market Sts. next to movie theater Up to 8 hrs.: $9 with validation sticker provided at event registration FOR EXHIBITORS ONLY – FOR LOAD IN 6:15 am morning of event Mon. Sept. 25 Vehicle unload at side of Museum along Ludlow Street. Buzz Delivery Door entrance on Ludlow by Loading Dock. Map


  • SPONSORS CAN SET UP ON SUN. AFTERNOON & MON. MORNING 2 – 4 pm Sun. Sept. 24, day before event and/or 6:15 am Mon. Sept. 25, morning of event
  • Please do not send oversize packages or crates. This is a tabletop show, not a booth, and there is very ltd. storage space at the museum. Please get approval ahead of time for anything oversized or the packages may be refused. Contact Yannick Lopez at ylopez@archpaper.com for Shipping Address and Logistics.


  • Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
    Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.
  • Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?
    Yes, it’s always a good idea.
  • What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?
    Bring a current student ID card with your photo and present it when checking in.
  • When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?
    Badges will be provided at check-in at the site on the day of the event.

Photo Gallery

Photos from our recent Kansas City event at the Crown Plaza Downtown Hotel: Methods+Materials Gallery networking and rapt audience at the forum.


Contact us for information and updates on Facades+ AM as we head to Atlanta, January 26, 2018.
For attendee, programming, and sponsorship information, contact us below.

The Architect’s Newspaper
21 Murray St, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10007
Sign up for Information on the Program & Sponsorships

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Diana Darling
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Event Logistics
Susan Kramer
212.966.0630 ex. 14
Marty Wood
212.966.0630 ex. 23