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  • Towards A Data Driven Fabrication Process

    Today's evolving digital tools allow designers to be more creative in designing new forms and geometries. Adapting similar tools to the fabrication a…

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: MINNEAPOLIS

    FTI touched down in Minneapolis to confront themes central to the ever-evolving facade: energy-efficiency and sustainability, digital technology, kinetic and dynamic components, and material evolution.

  • United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum

    Advanced fabrication processes combined with parametric 3D modeling give designers and architects the freedom and versatility to push the boundaries …

  • Prototyping with Ultra-Thin Glass

    This paper proposes system concepts and fabrication methods for the use of ultra-thin glass in facades. It documents the team's research on ultra-thi…

  • Hydroformed Shading

    New approaches to lightweight metal forming have the potential to advance architectural fabrication, particularly in the design and engineering of hi…

  • The Craft of Building Enclosures

    This paper will provide case studies of two high-performance building envelopes in the San Francisco Bay Area where the fabrication of bespoke façade…

  • Working With Big Data

    Big data is having a noticeable impact on enclosure engineering design. With continuing advancements that liberate the geometrical form and the incre…

  • Case Study: Renovation of Fountain Place

    Fountain Place is a project that exemplifies the latest technology and applications in building skin design and jumbo structural glass applications, …

  • Call for Board Nominations

    We invite members to submit nominations for a vacancy opening on our Board of Directors — we will consider applications for individuals working in material supplier, education, public interest, general contracting, building ownership/development, or fabrication spaces.

  • 2023 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Ceremony

    FTI is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Vitruvian Honors & Awards and invites you to submit a project or project team for consideration. The deadline to submit is Monday, June 19th, 2023. More details about the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

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  • 2021 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Ceremony

    FTI is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Vitruvian Honors & Awards and invites you to submit a project or project team for consideration. The deadline to submit is Monday, October 4, 2021. More details about the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

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    Localized Rigidification of PCM Envelopes

    This is an experimental and computational exploration of structural systems that transform between states of rigidity and flexibility. The goal is to…

  • More Than a Facade

    In 2014, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) as an accredited ANSI Standards D…

  • Stainless Steel 101

    This paper presents a summary of the industry advances beyond T304 and T316 austenitic stainless steels. The greater availability of precipitation ha…

  • Digital Medium, Tangible Message

    The reaches of architecture are inherently linked to the efficacy of communication, and as emerging technology broadens the conceptual horizon of the…

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    Digital Enablement for Manufacturing

    Architectural design freedom achieved on high-end projects currently costs over $1,000/sq. Ft. Building materials have long been relegated to plane s…