Belzberg received his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has been awarded the American Institute of Architects California Council “Emerging Talent Award,” and received the prestigious “Emerging Voice” Award from the Architectural League of New York in 2008. In 2010, Belzberg was elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Belzberg Architects, has earned over 70 international, national and local design awards including over 17 from the AIA and his work has been featured in over 200 publications throughout more than 25 countries.
Centner is a founding member, partner and owner in FabriTec Structures and leads the Business Development and Design Development Group. FabriTec is a Design Build specialty company for custom membrane structures using a variety of facade membranes from PTFE and ETFE to PVC. He has experience in delivering specialty projects from concept to reality for civic, aviation, sports and recreation to hospitality and retail. FabriTec works closely with architects, engineers, GC’s and their clients in designing and developing iconic building statements using membrane technology. FabriTec has won numerous International Achievements awards from the IFAI for their projects to date.
Conover is a Vice President with Clark Construction Group, specializing in facade systems. Conover’s expertise in building envelope systems has developed over his 36 years in the industry where he has had the opportunity to participate in the construction of many complex and interesting projects in virtually every market sector across the United States.
Evans is a Senior Designer for the firm, with a focus on architectural competitions and the design and programming of sport and entertainment venues. Notable award-winning designs include NetZero GSA (World Architecture News, AIA Washington Award), and AT&T Stadium (Sports Business Daily, AIA Dallas). Evans’ experience includes NFL stadiums, major league ballparks, collegiate venues and international arenas. He is currently working on the Minneapolis Multipurpose Stadium, the future home of the Minnesota Vikings, and the City of Champions stadium,the proposed NFL venue in Inglewood
Senior Project Manager,
Farrar has over 37 years in the construction industry. As a senior project manager he has led a wide range of successful projects. His expertise with unique structures include the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), one of the largest ETFE structure ever built in the U.S. This LEED Platinum facility has won numerous awards from nationally recognized professional and trade organizations. Farrar also led the structural design and installation of the George Dukmejian Court House in Long Beach, California. He earned his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and holds a Lean Enterprise Certificate from SDSU.
Hagen, Associate Director of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office, is an expert in daylighting, resiliency, net zero water and energy, and carbon management. She has contributed to projects ranging from one of the largest and most complex net zero energy buildings in the U.S. to the first LEED Gold certified commercial gallery.
Trained as an electrical engineer and architect, Fortmeyer leads the sustainable design group for the LA office of the global engineering firm, Arup, which he first joined in 1999. In this capacity, he is involved in master planning, building projects and digital analysis, sustainability policy, and research. He is a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he teaches environmental systems. Previously, he was the technology editor for Architectural Record, where he remains a frequent contributor. His book, co-authored with Charles Linn, Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes, was published in 2014.
Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist,
As Professional Engineer with a Master’s degree level education that combines structural engineering, building science and architecture, Stéphane brings a well-balanced consulting approach to the building envelope; blending scientific analysis with an understanding of aesthetics considerations. He has consulted on projects throughout North America and led the expansion of Morrison Hershfield’s building science practice in the United States, which he joined in 1994. He now holds the position of North American VP for Technical Development for Morrison Hershfield’s Building Specialty Services unit, and leads their Facade Engineering Team focusing on conceptual design of cladding and glazing systems.
Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist,
Kris Leese excels in parametric design, advanced modeling techniques, and scripting with a focus on digital fabrication and façade development. In 2008, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University and in 2010, he earned his Professional Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc (graduated with distinction). He has taught Research and Design Workshops at Texas Tech University from 2011-2013 and at UCLA in 2011.
Principal / Director of
Walter P Moore
Tankha is a specialist in integrated façade design and in the implementation of innovative ideas that bring value to projects by developing cost effective solutions that balance structure, aesthetics, sustainability and occupant comfort. Mr. Tankha has experience in a wide variety of projects including aviation, sports, civic, cultural, commercial, transportation and hospitality.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Taylor serves as the head of SGH’s Los Angeles Building Technology division. He is a specialist in the design and construction of building envelope materials and systems, in all aspects of construction, and has extensive experience in the specification, selection, installation and testing of building components. Taylor also has extensive experience in the investigation and remediation of building envelope deficiencies of existing buildings, including the specification, selection, installation and testing of building envelope system renovations. He has served as the principal architect for new and renovation building envelope projects.
Principal, Senior Sustainability and Building Science Specialist ,
Vinci serves as the Building Enclosure Commissioning Practice Lead and has provided enclosure and sustainability consulting on high performance buildings and sustainability projects in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China. He is the co-chair of ILFI’s High Desert Collaborative and is also one of few people worldwide with Living Future Accreditation from the International Living Future Institute. Vinci serves as USGBC Faculty and as a USGBC Pro Reviewer. His experience as a sustainability consultant and building envelope consulting contributes to a better understanding of whole-building systems.
Associate Principal, Building Envelope Design Skill Leader ,
Williams joined Arup’s façade engineering group in 2006 after building broad facades experience in commercial office, healthcare, and listed building renovation with a number of leading architectural practices and now leads Arup’s Americas Facade Practice. Building upon his 16 years of experience as a practicing architect, his responsibilities include fully coordinating the design and interfaces with the design teams and the ‘in-house’ design of all aspects of projects, ranging from detailed design to cost management; construction and project administration, through all stages of the design and construction process in the US and internationally.