John Neary, AIA LEED AP, is Senior Façade Specialist with HOK New York, a Facade Tectonics Institute member organization. He is a recognized innovator and thought leader in the building facade industry, advocating integration of the conceptual and technical aspects of facade system design. Among many distinctions, he has twice led a team that emerged as a finalist in the Design Challenge competition sponsored by Metals in Construction Magazine. His contributions stand out as highly innovative yet pragmatic and practical solutions that simply beg for implementation. Reviewing his entry for the 2019 Design Challenge, the Circadian Curtain Wall, one is confronted with an insistent question: why hasn't anyone started construction on this intriguing building design yet? John has provided FTI with a presentation to explain the thinking behind the Circadian Curtain Wall in greater detail. We think you will find it a compelling document.
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