A panel discussion with Mark DuBois, James O’Callaghan, Marc Simmons, Michael Steinhuelb, and Paul Stoller
Moderated by Nat Oppenheimer
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue
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Was the past ten years of dramatic advances in glass technology and design simply a function of the overheated economy or an invaluable leap forward in the more natural evolution of glass design? Will designers continue to innovate with every new design and reset the paradigm with each new project? Or will they take the most recent advances and work to make them more efficient, more easily deployable, and more accessible? Will glass be seen as the cornerstone of a fully embraced move towards high performance design?
Mark DuBois, partner, Ohlhausen DuBois Architects; James O’Callaghan, director, Eckersley O’Callaghan Structural Design; Marc Simmons, partner, Front, Inc.; Michael Steinhuelb, partner and managing director of Frener & Reifer Deutschland GmbH and president of Frener & Reifer America Inc.; and Paul Stoller, director, Atelier 10 with moderator Nat Oppenheimer, principal, Robert Silman Associates will debate these questions and others. Drawing from their experience and projects ranging from the use of glass in high-end residential construction to the facades of CCTV and Seattle Library to the unique challenges of the Apple stores throughout the world, the panel will imagine the near and long-term future of glass in architecture.
This program was made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Images courtesy of James O’Callaghan and Nat Oppenheimer