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Wed 06.20.2012

Less is More: Retrofitting Modernist Facades - Yale Rudolph Hall and IIT Crown Hall

AIA CES: 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW | 1.5 SD

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Where: At The Center   

The New York Chapter AIA COTE/ ASHRAE Integration Series for 2012 focuses on design and technical issues related to the building enclosure.

In our third session of the 2012 Integration Series, we will explore some of the challenges of a sustainable façade renovation of a modernist building. Issues of historic preservation are considered alongside energy conservation, occupant comfort, project phasing, and previous renovations.

Case studies include Mies van der Rohe’s IIT’s Crown Hall and Yale's Rudolph Hall (Art and Architecture building). Project team members will present the analysis and decision-making process guiding the renovation.

Discussion focus:

• When renovating a modernist building enclosure and considering many aspirations (historic, sustainable, functional), where are there synergies and conflicts?
• What research or analysis informed design decisions?
• How do we deal with buildings that have been renovated once already, often without less regard for historic renovation principles?
• How does the enclosure renovation time frame affect the project, deliverables, or team involvement?
• Have the enclosure’s sustainability features changed over time (changed, added, or restored)?

Theodore H.M. Prudon, PhD, FAIA. Mr. Prudon is a leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture, was educated at the University of Delft, Netherlands, and Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He is a partner of Prudon & Partners, based in New York City, and teaches preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Prudon is the President of DOCOMOMO US and a board member of DOCOMOMO International. DOCOMOMO is dedicated to the study of significant works of Modern Movement architecture, landscape design, and urban planning around the world. Prudon is the author of Preservation of Modern Architecture (2008).

Elizabeth Skowronek, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Gwathmey Siegel.
She was in charge of the restoration and renovation of Paul Rudolph’s Art and Architecture Building at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of computer technology at the firm, and has participated in significant projects including Sony Entertainment Headquarters in midtown Manhattan; the Science, Industry and Business Library of The New York Public Library; Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore; and the Hilltop Residence in Austin, Texas. She has been an Associate Professor, lecturer, and guest critic at the New York Institute of Technology and guest critic at the University of Kentucky.

Russell M. Sanders, AIA , Executive Vice President , Director, Technical Services, Hoffman Architects.
Russell Sanders is responsible for the attention to detail that characterizes Hoffmann Architects projects. He oversees the technical staff of all three offices to ensure that work is completed to rigorous standards. After receiving his architecture degree from the Ohio State University, Russell came right to work at Hoffmann Architects, where he has since honed a career’s worth of expertise in the technical demands of rehabilitation.

Atelier Ten
As a director of Atelier Ten and leader of its global energy analysis practice, Nico consults on a wide variety of large scale residential, commercial and institutional buildings, as well as on masterplan and renovation work in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Nico has particular experience with the application of advanced building analysis including facade optimization, daylight and shading analysis, and optimization of building systems. Recent work includes the first LEED Platinum condominium high rise in New York City, the expansion for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the environmental framework for Harvard Business School. Nico teaches a core building systems class at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He also serves as a member of the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Green Building Advisory Committee.

Ben Shepherd, LEED AP BD+C, Atelier Ten
As Atelier Ten’s planning practice leader, Ben has extensive experience with urban ecology, renewable energy systems and green development assessments. He has managed the development of sustainability guidelines for a wide range of master plans on a multitude of sectors including commercial, university, government, and transportation. Ben also teaches core courses on environmental design and building services at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture Program. Recent work includes the environmental framework for Harvard Business School, the LEED Gold targeted Kimmel Pavilion at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Kendall Square Sustainability Framework for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Co (MITMCo). He holds an MA in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a BA in Environmental Science from Northland College.

$10 for AIA and ASHRAE Members
$20 for Non-Members

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