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The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Dallas. 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 returning to Dallas this February.


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 back to Dallas.

7:30 – 8:15: Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by W&W Glass 

8:15-8:30: Welcome

Michael Friebele & Ezra Loh
Facades+AM Co-Chairs

8:30 – 9:35: 1. The Urban Burb: The contradiction and complexity of performance based design

This panel will focus on the economic and social impacts of development as major corporate campuses move to Plano. Take a deep-dive into the Toyota North American Headquarters and Liberty Mutual Headquarters projects with their designers and Plano’s Director of Special Projects.


Chuck Armstrong
Design Director, Corgan

Peter J. Braster
Director of Special Projects, City of Plano

Mikhail Moya
Design Director, OMNIPLAN

Ezra Loh

9:35 – 9:50: Networking Break

Sponsored by W&W Glass 

9:50 – 10:55: 2. Resiliency + Performance + Health – Designing Exterior Envelopes for the New Frontier of Sustainability

With an increase of acute weather events, newly adopted energy codes and rising need for material assessments, designing facades in Texas has taken on a new set of design criteria to drive sustainability. This panel will discuss how such practices would benefit the threshold of the building skin through a series of case-studies and discussion upon each criteria’s clear importance, including the benefits and obstacles. Lastly, panelists will discuss how one might prioritize this criteria or strive to incorporate the trifecta in sustainability today!


Corey Squire
Sustainabilty Leader, Lake|Flato

Rives Taylor
Principal, Gensler

Craig Kolstad
Design Director, HKS

Mary Dickinson
Sustainable Design Leader, Perkins+Will

10:55 – 11:10: Networking Break

Sponsored by W&W Glass 

11:10 – 12:15: 3. Lamplighter School: Response through Detail

As Dallas aims to preserve its young history, projects within the core of the city are being challenged further to preserve the characteristics of place with which they are responding to. The Lamplighter School is the latest, honoring the legacy of the existing campus architecture as well as the school’s mission. In this panel we will look at, from concept and detail to construction, the design of the new Barn and Innovation Lab’s key responses to client, site, context, and history.

Bradford Payne
Designer, Marlon Blackwell 

Michael Malone
Founding Partner, Malone Maxwell Borson Architects

Coy Talley
Principal, Talley Associates

Michael Friebele

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