• Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop



2019 Workshop Lecturers

ACAW features lunch and learns and evening lectures throughout the duration of the workshop. Below are the guest speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with the 2019 workshop participants.

Stan Su

Director of Enclosure Design, Morphosis

Stan Su is the Director of Enclosure Design at Morphosis, serving as office-wide lead on façade technology and fabrication. He brings experience to the firm having worked in both architectural design teams and facades-specific consultant teams. His guidance in technical oversight, virtual design and construction, and the detail design of enclosure systems ensures that design quality is upheld throughout the design and construction processes.

Irene Martin

Senior Facade Engineer, ARUP

Irene Pau Martin is a Senior Façade Engineer at Arup who leads the Building Envelope Physics sub-discipline within the Americas Region. Her passion for environmental considerations and occupant comfort has led her to advocate for thoughtful envelope designs that balance architectural delight with responsible resource consumption, particularly that of carbon and energy. Her design approach focuses on passive strategies — specific to each project site — to optimize the dynamic heat transfer between the indoor and outdoor environments. She also has a keen interest in healthy and sustainable materials. Irene has guest lectured at SCI-Arc and USC and has taught the highly-popular in-house course, “Basics of Building Envelope Physics”, which she plans on turning into an AIA-accredited presentation to share with architects and clients.

Jason Vollen

Vice President, High Performance Buildings Practice Leader, FABS LLC

William M. Carty, Ph.D.

Alfred University

Dr. William Carty is the John F. McMahon Professor and Chair of Ceramic Engineering at Alfred University. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from UMR (Missouri), a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Washington, and joined Alfred University in 1993. He teaches extensively (engineering classes during the school year and “Ceramic Science for the Artist” workshops in the summer) and has researched all aspects of traditional ceramics production. He is a frequent contributor to NCECA, has learned to speak the proper language (i.e., the language of the artist), and has an unbridled passion for understanding the why of ceramics.

Keynote Speaker

Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA

Principal, Selldorf Architects

Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2017, Ms. Selldorf was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three years after receiving the organization’s prestigious Award in Architecture.  She is also the recipient of the 2016 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter.

Join Us for the ACAWorkshop 2019 Presentations

WHEN: Thursday, August 15th

WHERE: The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York

Join us for the final presentations to see, first hand, the exiting ways we are pushing the boundaries of architectural terra cotta followed by the much-anticipated Keynote delivered by Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects.

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