Conversations with the Facade Squad

Join us once a month for 30 minute conversations on all things facades. We promise this won’t be boring. Just two guys that love to talk about facades, materials and design.

Every month we will focus on a different topic, drill down to the nitty-gritty details and at the end, hopefully you had a good time and learned something new. 

We look forward to seeing you live in a session or watch on demand at your convenience, for great conversation and insight.

Why Attend:

  • Learn something new about facades
  • Be part of a great conversation
  • Collaborate with other design professionals
  • Have fun | Laugh a little

The Squad Schedule

On Demand

Topic: Prefabricated Facades 101

We all know prefabrication is a better, smarter way to build but as a designer, where do you start? We will chat about how to approach a prefabricated building envelope, what to consider and how it can make you a facade superstar.


Coming Soon

Topic: Design Materiality & Versatility

Let’s face it, as architects we shape the skyline and nothing is worse than every building looking the same. We will discuss how to design with terracotta, brick, metal panel, tile or a combination of materials to help change the view.

On Demand

Topic: Collaborative Facade Design

Collaborative design takes on a whole new meaning with prefabricated systems. The guys will discuss our approach on designing for prefabrication and how to achieve your aesthetic vision on budget.

On Demand

Topic: Sustainability and Facade Design

The guys will discuss with our guest speaker how to design for the long term and taking material obsolescence into account. We will take a crack at separating myth vs. reality and how to choose the best solution for your next project.

Guest Speaker: Evan Reis PE, SE – Executive Director of USRC


Coming Soon

Topic: CSULA Case Study – An Approach to a Prefabricated Building Envelope

The first Facade Squad webisode of 2021 will feature guest speakers Gary Duncan of KPFF and Michael Bulander of HED to hear how they approached the design with a prefabricated building envelope for the new Student Housing East project on the CSULA campus. The team will discuss their “must haves”, challenges and their vision.

Guest Speakers: Gary Duncan from KPFF and Michael Bulander from HED