• Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

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ACAWorkshop 2020

The 2020 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop is going virtual! Join us August 12–13 for this online event and receive AIA credits for attending.

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)
James von Klemperer, President and Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

12:00 – 5:00 pm: Presentations

Moderated by Omar Khan, Professor and 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, Co-Founder, Managing Director, 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
      • Ceramic Robotic Design Research Group Team
        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

5:00 PM: Virtual Exhibit Hall Opens

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, Professor and 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 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)
James von Klemperer, President and Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

12:00 – 5:00 pm: Presentations

Moderated by Omar Khan, Professor and 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, Co-Founder, Managing Director, 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)

  • Terra Cotta Dome Wire Attachment System
    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
  • Ceramic Robotic Design Research Group Team
    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

5:00 PM: Virtual Exhibit Hall Opens

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, Professor and 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 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

Reference Material

ACAW 2019 Recap

The annual ACAWorkshop in Buffalo, NY draws architects and manufacturers from far and wide to explore the architectural applications of terra cotta and innovate within the medium. Every year, the workshop aims to combine the models of academic research, artistic experimentation, and industry expertise. Last year was no different: 9 teams collaborated at the 2019 workshop from August 12th–16th, hosted by Boston Valley Terra Cotta and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

Webinar with William M. Carty, Ph.D., Alfred University

Friday, February 7th, 2020 11:00am EST

Dr Carty will discuss clay body micro structure and freeze thaw issues, embedded carbon and energy in Terra Cotta as compared to metal and glass, as well as address the problems and possibilities of titanium dioxide, photovoltaic, and other technologies.  Finally, he will answer any questions regarding the topic. View Dr. Carty’s webinar here.

Glazes for Architecture, Andy Brayman

August 2019

In a presentation from the 2019 ACAWorkshop, Boston Valley Terra Cotta Glaze Research & Design Specialist and founder of The Matter Factory, Andy Brayman discusses the different types of glazes that are used in architectural ceramics. Download the pdf of the presentation here.

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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