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Lunch and Learn – Next Gen Facades CEU – Hybrid (Live/Zoom)

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST

Free – $10.00


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Next Gen Facades CEU

Today’s commercial and mixed-use buildings demand innovation and creativity. They are bigger and taller than ever before, need to accommodate an ever-growing list of amenities, and in cities, they need to fit where space is at a premium.Architects must be creative in meeting these needs, but they also have the unique responsibility of working with building owners to add pieces of functional art to the skyline – buildings to be proud of, that complement their surroundings yet stand out on their own.

Enter facade design. This entry-level course seeks to educate architects on the future of facade design — how to put the next big trends into practice by taking products typically designed to protect a building from sun, wind, and rain, and use them to enhance design and create visual interest.

Daniel Brown, Architectural Sales Consultant, Construction Specialties Inc.

Daniel Brown has a eight year career in building products, and has been with Construction Specialties for a year supporting the built community with commercial solutions


Tom Kotiranta, Architectural Sales Consultant, Construction Specialties Inc.

Tom has over 18 years experience representing a number of manufacturers in the Architectural Products and Building Materials categories for both interior and exterior design solutions. Kotiranta received a Bachelor of Science in marketing at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.


1 CES Learning Unit : Pending Approval
  • Discuss design trends driving commercial facade innovation and the future of creative facades.
  • Describe considerations for ensuring the process of creating commercial facades leads to a design outcome that is efficient, effective, and safe for occupants.
  • Examine real-life project case studies to understand facade challenges and the solutions that were created to not only provide protection from elements but also to elevate building design.
  • Explain how to balance form and function in facade design to ensure that decorative elements are also structurally sound.

Refreshments will be provided for in person attendees.


February 20
8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Free – $10.00
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Erco Lighting Showroom
8651 Hayden Pl
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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Construction Specialties