Webinar: Masonry Meets Modern Design

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Date(s) - 08/14/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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1 AIA LU; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU*; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

This webinar is part of the Masonry Academy

This webinar will explore the innovative masonry design strategies used in two recent U.S. design projects: Museum at Prairiefire and the Glen Ellyn Police Department. These projects epitomize the aesthetic and structural performance benefits of a variety of masonry materials and techniques being used in contemporary structures.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the implementation of building design strategies using natural and man-made masonry materials, including limestone, brick, and manufactured stone, employed in the two featured projects.
  2. Define the aesthetic, environmental, structural, and safety benefits of a variety of masonry materials and techniques in contemporary building design.
  3. Explain the basic focus of the overall design and construction process behind the highlighted projects.
  4. Discuss specific goals, challenges, and solutions employed in the design of two featured U.S. projects.

Learning Objectives:

Jonathan Kharfen, AIA, LEED, principal with Boston-based Verner Johnson – Museum Architects & Planners, will present on the Museum at Prairiefire located in Overland Park, Kansas. The state-of-the-art 41,000-square-foot museum, which opened in 2014, has earned several awards and has achieved LEED Silver certification. A work of art in its own right, the fiery design of this dazzling, colorful museum features regionally sourced natural limestone and man-made masonry.

Johnathan Tallman, AIA, GGP, GPCP, senior project manager, and Brian Meade, AIA, LEED AP, principal, both of Dewberry, will present on the Glen Ellyn Police Station project. Jonathan is Dewberry’s regional public safety director in the Midwest, specializing in public safety and health-care architecture; Brian is the firm’s national public safety facility segment leader and design director for the Elgin, Illinois, office as well as a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The project more than doubled the size of the previous facility and was carefully designed with input from the department to meet its needs and above all improve safety. As part of a design-build team, Dewberry designed the new, 29,000-square-foot facility, which features a number of masonry choices.