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ACAWorkshop 2020

The 2020 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop is going virtual! 

Now in its fifth year, the ACAWorkshop is the driving force behind architectural ceramic innovation. Created by Boston Valley Terra Cotta with support from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, the ACAWorkshop teaches participants about terra cotta manufacturing and the prototypes and processes explored at ACAW have carried into real-world projects.

2020 Virtual Event Schedule

Earn up to 9 LUs to meet AIA continuing education requirements for attending online presentations at the 2020 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop virtual conference

Wednesday, August 12th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Welcome

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Welcome Intro/Keynote (1 LU)

  • Terra Cotta In Practice: From Detail To Megastructure
    James von Klemperer, President and Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

12:00 – 5:00 pm: Presentations

Moderated by Omar Khan, Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and co-organizer of the Architectural Ceramics Assemblies Workshop (ACAW)

12:00 – 1:00 pm Energy and Terra Cotta (1 LU)

      • Comparisons of Carbon Footprint, Environmental Impact, and Heat Storage
        William M. Carty, Ph.D. John F. McMahon Professor, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

1:00 – 2:00 pm Innovations in Terra Cotta Construction 1 (1 LU)

      • Evolving Cladding Strategies
        Erik Verboon, Director of Enclosure Engineering, Walter P. Moore, New York Office
      • Unitization
        Roberto Bicchiarelli, Business Development Manager / Lead Concept Designer, Permasteelisa North America

2:00 – 3:00 pm Innovations in Terra Cotta Construction 2 (1 LU)

      • Taking An Alternate Approach – Replacing Architectural Terra Cotta At The First Church of Christ, Scientist
        Susan Knack-Brown, Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

3:00 – 4:00 pm Innovations in Terra Cotta Construction 3 (1 LU)

      • Specialty Louvers 688 Broadway
        John Krouse, CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
      • Expanding the World of Architectural Glazes
        Andy Brayman, Matter Factory, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Glaze Research and Development Specialist

4:00 – 5:00 pm Academic Research (1 LU)

      • Plain as Paper: Scripted Variable Low Mass Recyclable Slip-Casting Molds for Architectural Ceramics
        Laura Garófalo-Khan, Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo, School of Architecture
        Johnathan Hopp, Assistant Professor, Alfred University, Ceramic Art
        Timothy Noble, Student Assistant, MArch, SUNY Buffalo
      • Beyond the Surface: The Behavior of Digital Ceramics
        Linda Zhang, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University School of Interior Design + Fellow, Creative Technology Lab—Architect
        Jonathon Anderson, Associate Professor, Ryerson University School of Design—Director, Creative Technology Lab
        Errol Willett, Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Art (ceramics)—Artist
        Clare Olsen, Associate Professor, Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design—Architect
        Naomi Frangos, Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University, AAP, Department of Architecture—Architect

Thursday, August 13th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

ACAW 2020 Terra Cotta Projects

Introduced by Robert Shibley, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Moderated by Omar Khan, Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and co-organizer of the Architectural Ceramics Assemblies Workshop (ACAW)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Slip Cast Façades (1 LU)
Handel Architects, Perkins and Will, PLP Architects

12:00 – 1:00 pm Slip Cast/Extrusion Surfaces and Structures (1 LU)
KPF, LMN, Studio Gang

1:00 – 2:00 pm Extrusion Facades (1 LU)
Pelli Clarke Pelli/Studios, Smith and Gill, SOM

2:00 – 3:00 pm Lessons Learned, Opportunities Ahead, Closing Remarks
ACAW 2020 Teams, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Matter Factory

2020 Virtual Event Schedule

Earn up to 9 LUs to meet AIA continuing education requirements for attending online presentations at the 2020 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop virtual conference

Wednesday, August 12th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Welcome

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Welcome Intro/Keynote (1 LU)

  • Terra Cotta In Practice: From Detail To Megastructure
    James von Klemperer, President and Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

12:00 – 5:00 pm: Presentations

Moderated by Omar Khan, Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and co-organizer of the Architectural Ceramics Assemblies Workshop (ACAW)

12:00 – 1:00 pm Energy and Terra Cotta (1 LU)

      • Comparisons of Carbon Footprint, Environmental Impact, and Heat Storage
        William M. Carty, Ph.D. John F. McMahon Professor, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

1:00 – 2:00 pm Innovations in Terra Cotta Construction 1 (1 LU)

      • Evolving Cladding Strategies
        Erik Verboon, Director of Enclosure Engineering, Walter P. Moore, New York Office
      • Unitization
        Roberto Bicchiarelli, Business Development Manager / Lead Concept Designer, Permasteelisa North America

2:00 – 3:00 pm Innovations in Terra Cotta Construction 2 (1 LU)

      • Taking An Alternate Approach – Replacing Architectural Terra Cotta At The First Church of Christ, Scientist
        Susan Knack-Brown, Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

3:00 – 4:00 pm Innovations in Terra Cotta Construction 3 (1 LU)

      • Specialty Louvers 688 Broadway
        John Krouse, CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
      • Expanding the World of Architectural Glazes
        Andy Brayman, Matter Factory, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Glaze Research and Development Specialist

4:00 – 5:00 pm Academic Research (1 LU)

      • Plain as Paper: Scripted Variable Low Mass Recyclable Slip-Casting Molds for Architectural Ceramics
        Laura Garófalo-Khan, Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo, School of Architecture
        Johnathan Hopp, Assistant Professor, Alfred University, Ceramic Art
        Timothy Noble, Student Assistant, MArch, SUNY Buffalo
      • Beyond the Surface: The Behavior of Digital Ceramics
        Linda Zhang, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University School of Interior Design + Fellow, Creative Technology Lab—Architect
        Jonathon Anderson, Associate Professor, Ryerson University School of Design—Director, Creative Technology Lab
        Errol Willett, Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Art (ceramics)—Artist
        Clare Olsen, Associate Professor, Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design—Architect
        Naomi Frangos, Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University, AAP, Department of Architecture—Architect

Thursday, August 13th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

ACAW 2020 Terra Cotta Projects

Introduced by Robert Shibley, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Moderated by Omar Khan, Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and co-organizer of the Architectural Ceramics Assemblies Workshop (ACAW)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Slip Cast Façades (1 LU)
Handel Architects, Perkins and Will, PLP Architects

12:00 – 1:00 pm Slip Cast/Extrusion Surfaces and Structures (1 LU)
KPF, LMN, Studio Gang

1:00 – 2:00 pm Extrusion Facades (1 LU)
Pelli Clarke Pelli/Studios, Smith and Gill, SOM

2:00 – 3:00 pm Lessons Learned, Opportunities Ahead, Closing Remarks
ACAW 2020 Teams, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Matter Factory

Find Out More About the ACAWorkshop

Individuals and teams interested in participating in the ACAWorkshop are encouraged to contact us to express their interest.

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