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The Facades conference in New York City was a tremendously successful event for Cambridge Architectural. It was exciting to see the attendees so engaged in the discussion and we’ve already received a great deal of interest in our product line as a direct result of the presentation by our Architectural Business Development Manager, Ann Smith.
David Myslinski, Marketing Manager CAMBRIDGE ARCHITECTURAL
As a fabricator I thought I was already pretty informed, but I learned a lot more! And the people I met opened new horizons and opportunities for my own company and how to think in general about the building exterior.
Bill Kreysler, President KREYSLER & ASSOCIATES
Thank you for hosting such a timely and informative conference. As participants, we found an abundance of good information, great panelists, and speakers. And what a valuable networking opportunity. I look forward to the next event by the Architect’s Newspaper.
Neil Thelen, Façade Consultant FRONT INC.
This seminar is a “best in class” in my opinion in the cladding/façade/curtainwall industry. The content was compelling and meaningful, it introduced some new technologies and concepts, represented construction, design, technologies and academics, and had a great vibe and energy.
John Wheaton, Presiden WHEATON SPRAGUE
The Facades + Innovation conference brings together the convergence of creativity, design and manufacturing technology, and performance. My time was well spent taking in thought provoking concepts and case study examples from prominent industry professionals, manufacturers, and academia.
Ethan Kushner, Senior Associate/Architect NBBJ
We really enjoyed the facades conference. Nice job on a well-run event, looking forward to next year.
Geoffrey Rossi Element






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With architects continuing to push the boundaries of complex structure design, Enclos took initiative to create a group operating in a multidisciplinary manner to match the ongoing changes of the construction marketplace. Using creative, enthusiastic and passionate individuals, Enclos Corp debuted the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) in 2009 to meet growing design parameters and sophisticated building envelopes head on. ATS is able to optimize the engineering process. Today the building skin extends the concept of the facade being a barrier from the exterior to managing light, climate and mitigating noise pollution. ATS actively pursues the advancement of the components and materials to create solutions to problems of form, usability, manufacturability, ease of installation and ergonomics via Industrial Design. This holistic approach optimizes the facade’s overall performance by challenging assumptions, giving form to ideas, redefining the norm, and pushing the limits of wall systems and how they will perform in the future.






YKK AP America Inc. produces a complete line of aluminum building envelope systems. The company is renowned for its specialized systems for high thermal performance, enerGfacade, and impact and blast resistance, ProTek, and its products are award winning and have set the benchmark for innovation in advanced façade systems design.






AkzoNobel makes a complete line of coil and extrusion coatings to serve the architectural aluminum market. Many of our coatings are eco-friendly, and can help projects qualify for LEED points. TRINAR is our premiere liquid spray coating for AAMA 2605, and is ideal for any project requiring lasting durability and beauty.



AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply coating systems for every type of construction project: off-site and on-site application to structural steel, including fire protection, aluminum curtain walling, interior partitioning, external masonry, facade cladding, timber elements and internal decorative finishes.





As a global leader in the manufacture of architectural terra cotta, Boston Valley Terra Cotta has combined technical expertise with artistic capacity to supply products for both new construction and historic restoration markets. Since 1981 the company has manufactured architectural terra cotta for restoration and new construction masonry installations. The TerraClad™ line of products provides a durable, high-tech building envelope cladding. Our team of architects, engineers, and artists specialize in providing a turnkey solution to see the owner’s and architect’s ideas develop into built form.




Cambridge Architectural is the leading North American manufacturer of architectural mesh systems that incorporate a variety of attachment methods and metal fabric patterns. We specialize in designing, building & installing tension systems that offer many design solutions. Cambridge Architectural’s applications-based approach to our product offering allows us to focus simultaneously on aesthetics and functionality.





Dryvit manufactures Outsulation®, a line of exterior insulation and finish systems, providing exterior continuous insulation to commercial and residential buildings worldwide.  Outsulation offers lower construction costs, improved energy efficiency and long-term sustainability compared to other exterior walls.  The final wall appearance can look like brick, stucco, metal, granite and limestone.




DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions provides architects with safe and durable laminated glazing solutions with its polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and SentryGlas(r) ionoplast interlayers that are used in a variety of applications, including glass facades, railings, skylights, canopies, and glass floors. SentryGlas(r) interlayers have been used in many NYC projects, including TKTS, Alice Tully Hall, the Javits Center, and the Freedom Tower.



As the leading full service provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, GKD-USA draws on more than 85 years of German engineering excellence, precision American manufacturing and expertise as the originator of the category. Serving as technical design consultants on each project, our collaboration with architects begins at the conceptual design phase and continues through specification, installation and testing. www.gkdmetalfabrics.com





KEPCO+ is a quality-oriented architectural cladding contractor specializing in the design, fabrication, and installation of natural stone, tile, and/or terra cotta cladding systems.  With an in-house engineering and CAD department, accomplished project managers, and experienced installers, KEPCO+ can assist with every aspect of a project’s cladding needs, from the initial design through the completed installation.



The Lasvit Group, designs and manufactures innovative Bohemian crystal and glass lighting experiences. Based in the Czech Republic with 10 international offices, Lasvit operates in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the U.S.

Lasvit offers five centers of innovation including:
• Contemporary   • Architectural Glass   • Home Collection   • Classic Glass and Crystal   • Art Glasswear


Mestek Architectural includes Linel, Colt Group USA and AWV providing products and solutions that beautify and enhance the performance of buildings through Intelligent Envelopes™.  Linel offers custom monumental skylights, canopies, covered walkways, rain screens/wall-cladding, curtain walls and architectural/ornamental metal products. Colt Group USA offers operable solar shading louver and shutter systems. AWV offers louvers, grilles, vision screens and brise soleil fixed sunshades.



NBK, a Hunter Douglas company, is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of Architectural Terracotta for façade systems in both rainscreen and precast applications. Terracotta tiles and baguettes bring signature style to a building’s exterior with nearly unlimited shapes, textures, colors, and glazes, in both horizontal and vertical applications, for both new construction and recladding opportunities. For more information and to view examples of buildings clad in our product, visit www.nbkusa.com and www.hdfacades.com .


For a century Sika has been a world leader in bonding, sealing, damping and reinforcing solutions.  We’ve developed a wide range of technologies to help customers speed production, reduce costs, introduce innovative design, and improve product performance.  We collaborate with designers, component producers and installing contractors to achieve flawless integration.




Spectrum Metal Finishing, Inc. is a custom applicator of liquid and powder coatings servicing the commercial construction markets throughout the United States. Spectrum is a member of PPG’s elite “Certified Applicator Program” and is ISO-9001 certified and licensed by all major Kynar 500 paint suppliers. We meet/exceed all AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605 specifications with capabilities up to 33′ with 20 year warranties if required.




Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. With practices in building structure, building skin, building performance, construction support services, property loss consulting and building sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is a 600-person organization of engineers and architects collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.



Trespa International BV is a world leader in the development, production and delivery of high-quality, high-performance  panels for exterior cladding, decorative facades and interior surfaces. Using proprietary technologies for the manufacture of exceptionally durable products, Trespa is continually setting new standards in the building sector, life-style settings and environmental awareness.



W&W Glass is one of New York’s largest architectural glass and metal subcontractors, specializing in unitized curtain walls, storefronts, and interior glass and glazing. W&W is the North American distributor of the Pilkington PlanarTM structural glass system. Pilkington is renowned worldwide for its high-quality glass fabrication and fully tested warrantied systems.




View is the leader in second generation dynamic glass technology. We pioneer advances in glass performance, size, durability and control with the cost effectiveness needed for broad adoption. View’s electronically controllable glass transitions between clear and variable tint states and can be tailored to user’s needs. This intelligent glass system provides dramatic savings in energy consumption through unparalleled control over heat and glare. The result is enhanced occupant comfort, increased daylighting and continuously unobstructed views.






Founded in 1857, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Chapter’s members include almost 5,000 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. The AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development.





The Architectural Technology Department at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) prepares students for the broad range of responsibilities found in the building industries, including design, building information modeling, sustainable design, digital fabrication, architectural history, and codes and professional practice. The department is known for its workplace-oriented programs and supportive, student-focused environment, that balance and shape the teaching of core leading-edge building technologies.





Mode is a multi-disciplinary design collective that works at the intersection of computation, craft, and emerging technologies. We share our knowledge through an open and distributed network of learning resources and events, helping design professionals innovate in their own creative endeavors as well.






Great designs become great buildings only when the tools provide the freedom and accuracy to explore those designs. Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, scan data, or only an idea—Rhino provides the tools to accurately model and document your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing or construction. In addition, for designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools.




SMPS’ mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry. SMPS’ vision is for premier professional service firms to recognize SMPS as their most trusted resource for building business and achieving success. The New York Area Chapter (SMPS-NY) was founded in 1984 and serves marketing professionals in the greater metropolitan area, including New Jersey, Westchester, and Long Island. The chapter has more than 250 members from over 220 of the area’s leading A/E/C firms.


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