BNIM Presents at Two Facade Innovation Conferences

Facades+ AM    

Greg Sheldon, FAIA 

September 15, 2016
Crowne Plaza Downtown, Kansas City
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(RE)Designing Downtown 

Through BNIM’s Building Positive: 4-in-1 Prototype, learn how the design overcame complications from the existing façade leading to an energy efficient envelope. Breathing new life into older buildings presents unique design and technical challenges and high-performance facades are key to building integration and the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment.


Façade Tectonics 2016 World Congress

Christianne Jordan and Chad-Jamie Rigaud

October 10-11, 2016
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Los Angeles

Christianne Jordan, BNIM
Chad-Jamie Rigaud, BNIM
Greg Collins, Syska Hennessy Group
Yiyu Chen, Syska Hennessy Group
Sharbel El Haber, Syska Hennessy Group

Adaptable Façade: A Case Study of High Performance System in Relation to the Human Condition

The façade of Makers Quarter Block D in San Diego presented an opportunity to explore how dynamic building components maximize marketability through performance.  This speculative buidlng utilizes active façade elements that adapt to a wide range of future tenants’ personal comfort levels, while optimizing energy performance based on real-time environmental conditions. 

Thermal Chimney: An Investigation into Passive Air Movement

The thermal chimney design for Palomar College Maintenance and Operations Complex was investigated to determine its benefits as an integrated building façade component. This design feature creates increased natural ventilation, lowers building energy consumption, and decreases mechanical infrastructure. The design of the thermal chimney results in a visual, architectural element that promotes sustainable practice, driven by integrated performance design.