Facades+ 2021 NYC Workshop with SOM NYC

Written by Meg Doyle

July 30, 2021

Revit Energy Analysis Model, Bespoke Workflows, Revit

Facades+ NYC 2021 FenestraPro Workshop

For the first time in more than a year, Facades+ 2021 NYC is hosting their annual conference and workshops that provide architects with a deeper understanding of how the façade can be utilized for performance-based design.  

FenestraPro, a façade design platform focused on identifying sustainable solutions for performance-based design, is collaborating with Skidmore Owings and Merrill NYC on their latest virtual workshop, Automatizing High-Performance Enclosure Design. The workshop on August 6th will have a specialized focus on system development and validation with comfort and performance metrics. As part of this workshop, attendees will receive a 30-day free trial of FenestraPro and access to FenestraPro Learning, a platform with short, bespoke courses for architects and designers. 

This two-part workshop will demonstrate lessons on automatizing workflows to meet high energy and comfort requirements during different stages of complex enclosure designs. SOM NYC and FenestraPro want to open a discussion on how firms can identify the right tools and metrics to support a sustainable balance between performance and occupant comfort. FenestraPro will provide real-life demonstrations and an interactive approach to the workshop, giving attendees the tools to analyze and test their knowledge on actual projects and case studies.

Part 1: Geometry in Schematic Design and Detailed Design 

The first hands-on section of the workshop will explore the use of geometry in schematic and detailed design. Attendees will review how shading, window to wall ratio and implications of code can influence how the façade is utilized.  

Part 2: Materiality in Detailed Design and Construction Documentation 

The second section of the workshop will demonstrate how the appropriate selection of glazing in early stages of design can streamline the design workflow and mitigate project cost. Simon Whelan will explore how attendees can create and import custom IGU’s to FenestraPro and how to apply them in the Revit environment. 

Richard Aeck (SOM NYC) and Ruben Cabanillas (SOM NYC) will be presenting how FenestraPro is used by the Enclosures Group at SOM NYC in practice and real-life case studies.  

I’m excited to be presenting some of my experiences using FenestraPro to meet our performance-based design initiatives. SOM NYC has utilized FenestraPro on detailed panelization design processes for past and current case studies, providing us with dedicated knowledge towards our goals” Ruben Cabanillas, Enclosures Group. 

FenestraPro enabled the Enclosures Group to dynamically alter and validate our glazing and overall envelope performance analysis workflow. In practice, FenestraPro has allowed us to refine and tighten our DD and CD Phase assembly performance calculations to meet performance-based design objectives and requirements to achieve project goals. Using the tool helped us to protect the architectural design intent with the performance” Richard Aeck, Enclosures Group.  

Still need to register? Attendees can register for our workshop up until the morning of August 6thVisit Facades+ 2021 NYC website below to register your interest in the workshop.  

About FenestraPro

FenestraPro is a façade design platform that supports the design and construction of beautiful, high-performing facades.  Trusted by global leaders in green building design, FenestraPro enables architects, designers, and engineers to control overall thermal performances and aesthetic design to deliver beautiful, sustainable and high-performing buildings.


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