Facades+ AM


Join Us in Dallas.

The program includes 3 sessions covering facade issues unique to the region: a deep-dive into Plano’s innovative envelopes, best practices for resilient and sustainable facades, and an in-depth look at recent additions to the O’Neill Ford-designed Lamplighter School. 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.

Attendees Include:

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


Michael Friebele | Perkins+Will


Ezra Loh  | Corgan


Bruce McEvoy | Principal | Perkins+Will


  1. The Urban Burb: Driving Plano’s Development through High-Performance Facade Design
  2. Resiliency + Performance + Health: Designing Exterior Envelopes for the New Frontier of Sustainability
  3. Face-Lift: Balancing the Historical and Contemporary Facades at The Lamplighter School
Extra Credit Lunch and Learn After Facades+AM


Exhibitor Presentations

Lunch will be served and 4 CEU credits will be provided. Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum. Only $25.

  • 1. STI FIRESTOP Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Designs
  • 2. GATE PRECAST Nonlinear Precast Concrete Forming Innovations: An in-depth look at the Perot Museum
  • 3. KAWNEER When to Use Storefront or Curtain Wall System
  • Time + Location:
    February 20th, 2018, 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
  • LU eligible:
    4 LU/HSW hours

Sign up for the Extra Credit Afternoon using the button below.

Only $25 including lunch.


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


8:15 – 8:30


  • Michael Friebele
  • Co-Chair
  • Perkins+Will
A native of Saint Louis, Missouri, Michael Friebele has channeled his professional and personal experiences as a critical medium throughout his work in architectural design, involvement in the community, and experience in journalism. After receiving his Master in Architecture from Kansas State University, Michael located to Dallas where he has spent seven years working in markets across the globe. Currently a Project Designer with Perkins+Will, Michael’s work focuses on connections, from physical to historical, as a means of informing performance driven and client centered design. In addition to his work in architecture, Michael is a self-taught writer, having contributed to such publications as Texas Architect, The Architects Newspaper, and D Magazine. Within the community, Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors for AIA Dallas, is a member of the Texas Architect Publications Committee, and has volunteered with the Dallas Festival of Ideas, Design Future Dallas, and Life in Deep Ellum. Michael, and his work, has been recognized both with the 2017 Associate Award from the American Institute of Architects and the 2016 Associate of the Year from AIA Dallas.
  • Ezra Loh
  • Co-Chair
  • Corgan
Based in Dallas, TX, Ezra works with the commercial studio at Corgan. Recent project experience includes the Toyota North American Headquarters in Plano, TX with a particular focus on the technical design of the exterior skin and building envelope. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and serves as a committee member to COLUMNS magazine, a publication of AIA Dallas.
8:30 – 9:35

1. The Urban Burb: Driving Plano’s Development through High-Performance Facade Design

Take a deep-dive into the innovative facades of Toyota’s North American HQ and Liberty Mutual HQ and the challenges of designing high-performance envelopes on large scale projects. The principal designers will join with the City of Plano’s Director of Special Projects to focus on the impacts of design and development in attracting major corporate campuses to Plano.


  • Chuck Armstrong
  • Design Director
  • Corgan
Armstrong serves as the Design Director and Principal at Corgan. With more than three decades of architectural experience, he has developed an impressive portfolio of healthcare, commercial, aviation, retail and institutional projects worldwide. As one of the firm’s most talented designers, Chuck has led design teams on a variety of complex projects and garnered more than 40 awards throughout his career. Chuck is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, and has served on the advisory council for the school since 2014. Additionally, he served as a visiting critic for graduate studios at Texas A&M and Miami University of Ohio, as well as the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Arlington. Chuck is an advocate for public art and architecture and has been involved with the Dallas Architecture Forum, The Dallas Business Council for the Arts, The Community Arts Center of Dallas, The Texas Fine Arts Association and served on the committee for a Public Art Ordinance for Dallas. Additionally, Chuck has volunteered on behalf of the Dallas Zoo, The Dallas Arboretum, The Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Society of Architects and Dallas AIA. Chuck has designed many significant projects including Toyota North American Headquarters, Cityline Mixed-Use Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Headquarters, Exxon Mobil Headquarters, Love Field Airport, International Terminal D at DFW, Nashville International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, The Midfield Satellite Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, Sacramento International Airport and the new Parkland Hospital.
  • Peter J. Braster
  • Director of Special Projects
  • City of Plano
In late 2015, Peter Braster was named the City of Plano’s Director of Special Projects. Located in the Office of the City Manager, the Special Projects position was created to bridge economic development and real estate development in Plano. Currently, Mr. Braster oversees the ongoing redevelopment of Downtown Plano; is the ombudsman for the $3 billion Legacy West development; and will lead the City’s retail redevelopment program. Before joining the City of Plano, Mr. Braster was the City of Carrollton’s Senior Development Manager. Hired in 2006 as the city’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Manager, Mr. Braster negotiated and managed Carrollton’s first public/ private partnership and promoted TOD and economic development in Carrollton’s three transit centers. Mr. Braster has over 30 years of public and private experience. He began his career in civil engineering by working on large transportation projects including several highway, airport, and light rail systems in New York and California. Peter is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the North Texas Urban Land Institute TOD Product Council, and the International Economic Development Council.
  • Mikhail Moya
  • Design Director
Mikhail is known among his colleagues and the profession as an extremely collaborative leader. As Design Director of OMNIPLAN, his skills allow him to design compelling environments and lead teams that deliver quality projects of a broad range of types and scale. Mikhail has a thorough knowledge of the architecture practice, with emphasis on design, construction methods, materials, integration of engineering disciplines, codes/regulations, and building costs. His work on the Liberty Mutual Regional Offices has been an incredible internal design project that inspires and encourages all team members involved. His unwavering belief in the power of great design and architecture, along with his depth of experience spanning about 20 years, fuel his passion to consistently seek the most creative, innovative & elegant solutions to every design problem that he or his team encounter. His extensive knowledge of mixed-use, civic, housing, healthcare, retail and workplace project types inform his design thinking in tackling projects that are especially complex, multi-dimensional, multi-use, and community-centric.
  • Ezra Loh
  • Co-Chair
  • Corgan
9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass
9:50 – 10:55

2. Resiliency + Performance + Health: Designing Exterior Envelopes for the New Frontier of Sustainability

With an increase in 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 goals. Starting with a case study of the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, this panel will discuss building skins through best practices and emerging criteria for resiliency, performance, and health in facade design.


  • Corey Squire
  • Sustainabilty Leader
  • Lake|Flato
  • Rives Taylor
  • Principal
  • Gensler
Taylor directs Gensler’s Firmwide Design Performance teams and initiatives. He is a recognized global expert in resilient, high-performance and sustainable design and has been a faculty member of both Rice University and the University of Houston for 25 years. Rives has authored more than 150 articles for diverse publications like ULI’s Urban Land, WIRED, Fast Company and Texas Architect and has been an invited speaker at symposiums on five continents. He founded the Houston Chapter of the USGBC and recently received the Center for Houston’s Future’s Impact Award. A member of the prestigious AIA Fellowship, Rives holds a B.A. in Architecture from Rice University and a Masters from MIT.
  • Craig Kolstad
  • Design Director
  • HKS
  • Mary Dickinson
  • Sustainable Design Leader
  • Perkins+Will
As the Regional Sustainable Design Leader for the Texas practice of Perkins+Will and a member of the firm’s Sustainable Design Council, Mary assures that sustainable ideas are an integral part of the firm’s projects and practices. Her knowledge has been applied on a variety of project types, including: hospitals, cancer centers, K-12 schools, higher education, civic and corporate, among others. At the forefront of the latest sustainable technologies and trends, and lending from over 25 projects of experience in the design of healthy, high-performance buildings, she brings a comprehensive approach when leading the integration of sustainable goals on any project team. Fueled by her passion in refining the role and impact of the built environment on human and ecological health, Mary co-Chairs the firmwide Material Performance Lab. She is an active advocate in her local community as a member of the USGBC North Texas Council, AIA Dallas’ Committee on the Environment, and as a member of the Dallas 2030 District’s Leadership Council. As an industry advocate, Mary has shared her knowledge at numerous conferences, webinar-based programs and publications.
10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass
11:10 – 12:15

3.Face-Lift: Balancing the Historical and Contemporary Facades at The Lamplighter School

O’Neill Ford’s Lamplighter School is a celebrated landmark in Dallas’ modernist fabric. In this panel we will examine—from concept and detail to planning + construction—the design of the new Barn and Innovation Lab. Panelists will discuss key responses to client, site, context, and history that improve the building envelope performance while honoring the legacy of the existing campus architecture as well as the school’s mission.


  • Bradford Payne
  • Designer
  • Marlon Blackwell 
Since joining the firm in October 2008, Bradford continues to grow as a designer and professional. Through rigorous design practice and research, his responsibilities have grown from digital and physical modeling to project management, and presentation and construction drawing. His work in the firm ranges in scale from residential to large educational projects. He has been involved, in various levels, with several award winning projects including the Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, and is currently the Project Manager for the Fayetteville High School Addition and Renovation and the Montessori Elementary School. He developed a method of hybrid drawing techniques in college, and pursues its investigation through the work at Marlon Blackwell Architect. Combining skills in both digital and hand media, he continues to find new and innovative methods of experiential documentation.
  • Michael Malone
  • Founding Partner
  • Malone Maxwell Borson Architects
Michael Malone, FAIA is the founding principal of Malone Maxwell Borson Architects, a full service architectural firm based in Dallas, Texas. Since 1992, his firm has specialized in the design of retail and commercial interiors, single and multi family residential, facilities for worship, and corporate marketing centers. The award winning practice is frequently published in professional and shelter publications and is widely recognized for its thoughtful and considered designs. In 2013 the firm was selected as the Firm of the Year by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Michael is a frequent contributor to professional journals and is a Contributing Editor for Texas Architect magazine. He is the author of “The Architects Guide to Residential Design” published in 2010 by McGraw Hill.
  • Coy Talley
  • Principal
  • Talley Associates
Coy Talley is founding principal of Talley Associates and is responsible for the overall design leadership of the firm. He has been actively involved in a variety of projects including the programming, master planning and design of academic campuses, healthcare facilities, corporate facilities, hospitality, large mixed-use development projects, museums and parks. He is adept at analyzing problems, interpreting and communicating ideas through creative design and graphic solutions, and refining these ideas through the design process. Coy has strong experience working for both private sector and public sector clients. He leads a collaborative planning process that defines and challenges a development program related to market conditions, while working to create a well-executed master planning framework that works within the development requirements clearly defined by City and regulatory agencies.
  • Michael Friebele
  • Co-Chair
  • Perkins+Will

Join the dialogue!


Facades+ Cancellation, Postponement, Substitution Policy and Terms Full registration amount returned if cancelled before 11:59 pm EST January 22nd, 2017. A|N will retain 10% of registration cost on any cancellations from January 22nd, 2017 through 11:59 pm EST February 19th, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations after 11:59 pm EST February 19th, 2018. We highly encourage you to transfer your registration to a colleague instead of cancelling.


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  • Please do not send oversize packages or crates. This is a tabletop show, not a booth, and there is ltd. storage space at the venue. Please get approval ahead of time for anything oversized or the packages may be refused. Contact Susan Kramer at skramer@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 Dallas, February 20th, 2018
For attendee, programming, and sponsorship information, contact us below.

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21 Murray St, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10007
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