June 26, 2019 4:00pm / The Conference Center at One North Wacker
Historically, facades were integral with the building structure. Over time, however, both facade and structure became distinct and fought each other for space and cost. Today, with improved methods of analysis, fabrication, and material integration, facade and structure are reintegrating to create high-performing building structures and enclosures in increasingly more complex geometries. In this presentation, we will explore how to integrate facade and structure in contemporary architecture.