Tag: Façade Tectonics Institute

  • Trending Green

    When I was about 14 I decided I wanted to make a difference in the world, grow up and work for the Environmental Protection Agency. I declared to my family, friends and anyone who would listen, we have one earth and we must do our part to save it. I made the profound (probably somewhat…

  • Excellence in Architectural Glass

    Wherever you are in the world, you can probably find yourself in the nearby vicinity of some great architecture. I know that I like to look for unique details on buildings, especially older buildings. It’s often these features that make the building stand out. Speaking on a personal note, whenever glass is involved that makes…

  • FTI to Host Building Envelope Seminar

    Facade Tectonics Institute will present a half-day seminar on May 23 focused on the building envelope. The program, titled “Windy City Skins,” will address the impact of fenestration on thermal performance, digital workflows integrating façade design and delivery, and wind effects on tall buildings and urban habitats. It will be held, in conjunction with the…

  • A Call to Action

    Education—or lack thereof—for glass, glazing and facades is something the industry has talked about for years. Little, though, has changed. I’ve sat through many meetings and conferences where the subject is discussed … Architects get little to no education on glass; where’s the glass-specific training for those wanting to enter this field? We need to…