Brick Design: Incorporating Unique Detailing in Architecture [NYC]

5:30pm - 8:30pm

445 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016
United States


Our events are open to architectural, design, and building industry professionals only.


Brick Design: Incorporating Unique Detailing in Architecture

Earn 1 AIA LU
Provide by Glen-Gery Corporation

Brick, known for its durability, has been used for millennia to help shape architecture throughout history. More recently other key attributes of brick have come to the forefront. Sustainability and versatility with the given characteristic of strength allow brick to be incorporated into both traditional and contemporary design.

This panel will take an in-depth look at three case studies and how unique design was achieved through utilization of brick. The presentation will showcase intricate brick detailing with explanation of how to incorporate into exterior façade design.

Learning Objective 1:
Discover each projects design challenges and how they were overcome

Learning Objective 2:
Observe the installation and construction methods used on-site to achieve the highly detailed brickwork

Learning Objective 3:
Describe the significance bricks sustainable attributes played in the overall design goals

Learning Objective 4:
Learn what considerations were given when selecting brick as the exterior facade

Following the popular first volume of Folio, Folio 2 is a source of inspiration and an invaluable reference tool for architects and designers alike. 

Folio 2 features highly visual photos and drawings detailing innovative designs and interviews with the architects and designers behind the designs. Projects, including single-family homes, university buildings and offices, show the endless design possibilities of brick. Each project uses brick manufactured by Glen-Gery or its sister company, Austral Bricks, in a variety of shapes, colors and textures, from conventional brick to custom-designed brick for unique implementations. 


Doug Patt, AIA

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Doug Patt is an architect. He earned degrees from Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in the architectural field since 1993 and spent most of his career working with Joeb Moore & Partners Architects on high end residential projects in Connecticut and New York. Today Doug has his own firm. Doug is an entrepreneur with a number of US patents. He’s taken inventions to market, has a popular YouTube Channel called How to Architect and a book by the same name published by MIT Press. Doug is also a teacher, illustrator, and classically trained painter.

Morris Adjmi, FAIA
Morris Adjmi Architects

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Morris Adjmi, FAIA is founder and principal of MA | Morris Adjmi Architects—a multidisciplinary design practice that has earned a reputation for creating contemporary buildings and environments inspired by art, history, and context using sustainable technologies and innovative materials. Adjmi’s passion for architecture was formed in his hometown of New Orleans and refined in New York and Milan during a 13- year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Aldo Rossi. Adjmi opened his own practice in 1997, which has grown to a combined staff of nearly 100 in New York City and New Orleans. Known for providing a comprehensive approach to architecture, interior design, placemaking, and art services, the award-winning firm has designed over 27 million square feet of built space in more than 25 cities throughout the United States and abroad. Signature projects throughout New York City include the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, the Samsung Building in the Meatpacking District, Front & York in Dumbo, and The Grand Mulberry in Little Italy.

Steve Knight, AIA
David M. Schwarz Architects

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Steve Knight, AIA is a Principal with David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. he studied at North Carolina State University where he received his Master of Architecture, that same year he joined David M. Schwarz Architects. Steve primarily focuses on his firm’s performing arts venue projects. He served as Project Architect for the design of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, the Gaillard Center, and most recently an 8,000-seat amphitheater in Huntsville, Alabama. He is currently leading the office’s team on the design of a neighborhood center for Chevy Chase Lake in Maryland and the multi-phase Residential College project at Vanderbilt University. Steve is active in preservation advocacy, serving as President of the Art Deco Society of Washington and on the board of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies.

Mateusz Nowacki,  OAA, B.A.S,  M.ARCH
Everyday Studio

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Mateusz Nowacki is an architect and founder of Everyday Studio. Masteusz received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University and the University of Toronto where he received his Master of Architecture.  Everyday Studio is a collaborative design space dedicated to the research of domestic living prototypes and housing design. Predicated on the belief that architecture of all scales holds the potential to turn the everyday mundane into something wonderful and unpredictable, the studio devotes its efforts to creating spaces that are thoughtful, engaging, and timeless. Its work has been recognized in various architectural media including Dezeen, Dwell, Ottawa Magazine, and GOHBA Housing Design. Mateusz also has professional experience from several prominent Canadian offices, with current work ranging from multi-unit housing, multi-use recreational facilities, and post-secondary institutional buildings. 

Issac-Daniel Astrachan, AIA, LEEP AP
SBJ Group


Mr. Astrachan has been with SBJGroup since 1998 when he started as the project manager for Hotel Giraffe. Since then he has worked on many different hospitality and residential projects, including 325 Fifth Avenue, Edge in Williamsburg, 200 Lafayette Street, and Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel.  He has recently completed ALTA LIC, a 43-story residential tower in Long Island City, and citizenM NY Bowery Hotel, the tallest modular hotel in the world.


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Astrachan worked for Didier Repellin, Chief Architect and Inspector-General of historic monuments in France.

Mr. Astrachan graduated from Columbia College in 1990 and received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1995. Originally from the village of Gordes in the south of France, and Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Astrachan resides in Battery Park City with his wife and son. He serves on the board of Downtown United Soccer Club and is a member of the Hudson River Park Advisory Council Executive Committee.


golden ticket

Guests will receive a complimentary copy of Folio 2 and have a chance to participate in Glen-Gery’s Golden Ticket Sweepstakes.
Glen-Gery will randomly award three attendees who find a Golden Ticket in their copy of Folio 2. Winners will receive a trip to Glen-Gery’s Mid-Atlantic plant to tour the facility and make their own custom handmade brick.




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