If youâ€™ve seen the giant etched-glass dragon snaking across the ceiling at Shun Lee Palace in New York, youâ€™ve glimpsed of the handiwork of Philip Vourvoulis, an expert in architectural glass known for his work on projects ranging from museums to residences to restaurants. On April 12, Vourvoulis will lead the workshop “The Challenges of Glass Architecture: Controlling the Appearance and Performance of Glass in the Building Facade” part of Â Facades + PERFORMANCE,Â an upcoming conference on high-performance building enclosures sponsored byÂ The Architectâ€™s Newspaper.
At the workshop, Vourvoulis will be joined byÂ Christoph TimmÂ ofÂ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,Â Bruce MilleyÂ ofÂ Guardian Industries, andÂ Nick BagatelosÂ ofÂ BISEM. In the form of an interactive panel discussion, the group will explore the latest in architectural glass materials and processes, including new printing processes, electrochromic products, and other high-performance glazings. Using case studies, the workshop will highlight strategies to optimize performance while maintaining aesthetic control. This workshop offersÂ 4 LU/HSW AIA CE credits.