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DIALOG’s Anthony Fieldman and Robert Claiborne at Facades+ Conference 2023

June 6, 2023

Join DIALOG’s Anthony Fieldman, Partner and architect, and Robert Claiborne, Partner and architect, as they will speak at this year’s Facades+ Conference presented by The Architect’s Newspaper on Friday, June 16, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto.

Net Zero Design for Higher Education: Dynamic Facades

Time:                              10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
Fee:                                 General admission: $229 USD | Students: $25 USD

This session will be a curated presentation of the University of Calgary’s Mackimmie Complex, presented by Robert Claiborne. Designed to be a high-performance net-zero carbon building, the MacKimmie Complex comprises a fully renovated tower and block and a brand-new link that connects the two buildings by an atrium, surrounded by a redesigned outdoor gathering space. Designed with high performance features, the project has achieved a CaGBC Zero Carbon Design Certification in 2020. The multi-year, multi-phase project will enhance pedagogical and administrative environments, accommodate growth, and strengthen the sense of place and community in the heart of the University of Calgary’s main campus.

The building enhances modern-day learning in a way that goes beyond technology and programming. The building skin makes its energy-modelling systems tactile, or visible to the eye, as a way to make climate change conversations a permanent fixture in life on campus.

Roundtable Beyond the Crystal Palace

Time:                                 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. EST
Fee:                                    General admission: $229 USD | Students: $25 USD

Join Anthony Fieldman, Robert Claiborne, and AEC industry leaders in a wide-ranging discussion on changes to design and construction methods. We are now moving into a future that is beyond the all-glass building requiring different approaches and strategies for envelope design. As a significant driver of energy consumption and operational carbon, the building envelope is at the forefront of every green-building project. Canada’s Green Code, municipal mandates for embodied and operation carbon reduction, and the introduction of new materials will radically transform how we build and by which standards our buildings are judged.

About Facades+

Co-chaired by DIALOG’s Anthony Fieldman, Partner and architect, this conference brings together the most talented architects, engineers, and designers for a day of networking, panel discussions, and presentations on high-performance building enclosures. Earn 6 OAA/ AIA HSW CEUs.

Learn more about Facades+ at