• 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.

Billie Faircloth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Partner, KieranTimberlake

Billie Faircloth is a practicing architect, educator, and Partner at KieranTimberlake, where she leads transdisciplinary research, design, and problem-solving processes across fields including environmental management, urban ecology, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture. She fosters collaboration between trades, academies, and industries in order to define a relevant problem-solving boundary for the built environment. Billie has published and lectured internationally on themes including research methods for a trans-disciplinary and trans-scalar design practices; the production of new knowledge on materials, climate, and thermodynamic phenomena through the design of novel methods, tools and workflows; and the history of plastics in architecture to demonstrate how architecture’s ‘posture’ towards trans-disciplinary practices and new knowledge has changed over time.

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.

Jason Vollen

Vice President, High Performance Buildings Practice Leader, FABS LLC

Sameer Kumar, AIA

Director of Enclosure Design, SHoP

Sameer Kumar is a registered architect and the Director of Enclosure Design at SHoP where he provides guidance in design, development, and execution of the building enclosure for every project at the firm. He has led facade direction on many of SHoP’s most high-profile projects including Uber Headquarters, 111 West 57th Street and South Street Seaport. Sameer’s experience designing building enclosures is founded upon a diverse and extensive career working with firms like FTL, Heingtes and KPF, where he has successfully participated in numerous prominent projects across the world.

Keynote Speaker

* Due to unforeseen circumstances, Annabelle Selldorf is unable to deliver her planned presentation.
Sara Lopergolo, Partner, Selldorf Architects, will deliver this year’s keynote.

Sara Lopergolo, AIA

Partner, Selldorf Architects

Sara Lopergolo is a Partner at Selldorf Architects, a 70-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Ms. Lopergolo is a licensed architect with nearly three decades of experience and has been with the firm for almost 30 years. She has worked on many of the firm’s major projects including large-scale new construction and cultural facilities. Ms. Lopergolo is currently Partner-in-Charge for the 75,000 sf expansion and renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the expansion and enhancement of the Frick Collection. She has significant experience with ground-up construction having served as Partner-in-Charge on large-scale projects such as the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn and 200 Eleventh Avenue, a 19-story residential condominium. Ms. Lopergolo has completed galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Barbara Gladstone among others. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, and has studied and worked in England, Italy, and Japan. She is currently Treasurer of the Board of Open House New York and sits on the Advisory Board of Syracuse University School of Architecture.

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 Sara Lopergolo, AIA, Partner, Selldorf Architects.

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