TECH+ is coming to San Francisco!

Network, exchange ideas, and learn about advanced materials,
apps, sensors, systems, and innovative products
that help create the spaces of the future.


FEBRUARY 8, 2019

At the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway


2 Days, 2 Events, 2 Programs, 1 Venue

Two dynamic events under ONE ROOF spanning 2 DAYS, Feb 7-8

  • Facades+AM February 7th
  • TECH+ February 8th

TECH+ Forum & Expo brings together game-changers in Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Real Estate, sharing the newest technologies to help design, collaborate, and deliver projects efficiently, with the greatest ROI.

  • How to bring clients and colleagues into the process early on to experience the design first-hand and sign off
  • Best practices for designers to enable small and large-scale 3D printing
  • Learn about new apps and tools, both online and incubating
  • New methods that support occupant health and comfort, along with sustainability, using systems, metrics and new materials

Earn AIA HSW Credits

Remain registered to practice with continuing education credits

Join Us in San Francisco

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of San Francisco. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is coming to San Francisco this February.

Earn AIA HSW Credits

Remain registered to practice with continuing education credits

  • AIA Members
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students and Faculty
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Materials Specialists

TECH+ Program

  • 8:00 – 9:00am


  • 9:00 – 9:10am

    Welcome, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

  • 9:10 – 10:05 am

    Tools of the Trades: Digital fabrication, large-scale 3D printing, prototyping, robotics, modular construction

    Explore new tools assisting in creating prototypes to scaling up to printed buildings. Collaborative applications, robotics and modular construction will be discussed in case studies.

  • 10:05 – 10:15am

    Biz Blitz

  • 10:15 – 10:35am

    Networking Break

  • 10:35 – 11:30am

    Virtual Collaboration: Gaining Control of Megaprojects

    Collaborative tools in client interface and design help to deliver a major capital project. How Kuth Ranieri, Gensler and Hensel Phelps incorporate tools like virtual reality/AR, lifecycle analysis and materials like dynamic glass in the design process at the new Terminal One at San Francisco International Airport.

    Elizabeth Ranieri | Kuth Ranieri

    Kirsten Ritchie | Gensler

    Mark Rothman | Hensel Phelps Construction, Co.

  • 11:30 – 11:40am

    Biz Blitz

  • 11:40am – 12:00pm

    Networking Break

  • 12:00 – 12:55pm

    WELL @Work: Focus on Healthy Buildings Inside & Out

    Architects and designers utilize new technologies to create healthy workplaces for their occupants. By integrating systems and analytical tools and utilizing environmentally sensitive materials, they can enable teams to work smarter and happier. Experts will discuss how these new tools can create successful workplaces, while satisfying both owners’ ROI and tenants’ needs.

  • 12:55-1:00pm

    Closing Remarks, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

  • 1:00-1:20pm

    Networking – Expo Concludes

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

Facades+AM Program

  • 8:00 – 8:30am


  • 8:30 – 8:45am

    Welcome, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

  • 8:45 – 9:45am

    PANEL 1

    Skin as Identity: Design Details of Facades

    When the facade of a structure is intended to reveal branding identity and the program of the building, a new set of design requirements is encountered. The building skin is hence required to mimic a visual prototype and an unconventional set of guidelines while being a highly functional envelope. This panel addresses two sets of projects: the Nike store in NYC and the Burberry store in Seoul, South Korea on the one hand and the Pacific Visions Aquarium, Long Beach, Calif., on the other. Experts of design and construction teams on these projects will explore design strategies, cutting-edge fabrication techniques and unique approaches to meet the exceptional project requirements.

  • 9:45 – 10:05am

    Networking Break

  • 10:05 – 11:05am

    PANEL 2

    Vibrant Curvature: Complex Geometry and Facade Tools

    Complexity in building form directly influences the form and construction of the structure’s envelope. As designers and their tools push the boundaries of geometry and building performance, facade experts meet these ever-changing progressions through reinvention and new methodology. This panel discusses two such projects: Innovation One, University Research Center, Madison, Wisc., and Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building, San Francisco, where innovation, technology and tools overcome various design challenges and make fantastic facades a reality.

  • 11:00am – 11:20am

    Networking Break

  • 11:25 – 12:25pm

    PANEL 3

    Reinvention of the Norm: Dynamic Facades that Perform

    Some building elements are instantly associated with particular functions, eras and places. As architects remodel familiar building prototypes, new innovations in architectural modeling tools and technology make them a reality. The world of facades has evolved to regenerate familiar building elements and model them in extraordinary ways. This panel will consist of experts from Studio Gang and Pfau Long Architects to talk about shifts in the program of buildings, transformations in their skins and engineering marvels. It will also examine new structures that have reinterpreted static building elements into those of dynamic and performative delight.

  • 12:00 – 12:10pm

    Closing Remarks, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

  • 1:00 – 4:00pm

    Extra Credit Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM

    Lunch will be served and CEU credits will be provided. Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum.

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

What are they Saying?

  • Tech Plus was a fantastic experience for our team. We met Morpholio Trace power-users from across the country, had the opportunity to share and demo Trace to a broad range of professionals and potential users, and even connected with fellow tech innovators, and thought leaders. Developing these relationships is invaluable as we all strive to bring the most interesting and integrated tools to the field.

    Anna Kenoff Co-Founder, Morpholio
  • As a young start-up, the Tech + conference gave us the exposure we needed to start the conversation with the right people. What I enjoyed most was how curated it was, not only in terms of the attendees, but also the vendors and sponsors. Being part of the conference, I not only was able to showcase cove.tool, but also learn about so many other innovative AEC startups.

    Sandeep Ahuja Co-Founder, cove.tool



Facades+AM Symposium $99

Facades+ Lunch & Learn $25

Facades+AM Symposium + Lunch & Learn $124

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TECH+ Symposium $79

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Facades+AM Symposium

Thursday Morning

Facades+ Lunch & Learn

Thursday Afternoon

TECH+ Symposium

Friday Morning


Facades+AM Symposium

Thursday Morning

TECH+ Symposium

Friday Morning


Facades+ Lunch & Learn

Thursday Afternoon

TECH+ Symposium

Friday Morning



Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109


Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Single or Double rate: $374/night plus tax & incidentals.

Cutoff date for special rate is January 5, 2019.

Reserve online or call the hotel directly and ask for The Architect’s Newspaper special rate.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become an Exhibitor or Supporter of the Facades+ Conferences.

Contact Us


Diana Darling
212-966-0630 ex. 11

Event Logistics

Susan Kramer
212-966-0630 ex. 14

Digital Content Manager

Matthew Marani
212-966-0630 ex. 25

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