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7/2/19, 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU

With buildings becoming increasingly complex, many assemblies and components require an additional level of coordination and technical expertise to ensure a successful outcome. Often, this is best delivered though a collaboration with specialty fabricators and/or design consultants early in the design process. This discussion will examine the design assist process from the viewpoint of both the architect and the specialty fabricator through a series of presentations and case studies.

Sammuel Brissette, Senior Designer, Snøhetta
Timothy Paulson, PE, Preconstruction Manager, New Hudson Facades
Michael Brotherton, AIA, President, SITU Fabrication; Co-chair, AIANY Technology Committee

Scott Marble, AIA, Partner, Marble Fairbanks; Professor and William H. Harrison Chair of the School of Architecture, Georgia Tech

Samuel Brissette is a Senior Designer at Snøhetta currently working on the Ford Research & Engineering Center masterplan in Dearborn MI. He’s been involved in an array of projects including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion, the Calgary Public Library, the Ryerson Student Learning Center in Toronto, and the Graduate Hotel on Roosevelt Island, which is currently under construction.  

Timothy Paulson has spent his 20+ year career as a professional engineer, skipping back and forth between positions in architecture and façade contracting. Paulson has been fortunate enough to work on the exterior facades of projects from the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to Hudson Yards in New York, and has seen up close how early contractor involvement through design assist has positively impacted the execution of these projects.

Michael Brotherton is a licensed architect and design specialist with expertise in digital fabrication and construction. As President of SITU Fabrication, he has overseen the production of hundreds of complex projects across multiple scales—from a two-story James Turrell sculpture to mobile food kiosks.

Scott Marble is a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks Architects and has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of design and construction. He has been a leading voice around the integration of new technologies into the processes of design and construction to increase efficiencies, improve communication between architects, owners and contractors and elevate the quality of design. 

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7/2/19, 6:30pm - 8pm
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