November 2019 Monthly Meeting Canceled

Meeting Title
Structural Glass Design of the Seattle Space Needle

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Richard Green

In this presentation, Richard will share the design principles being developed for the ASTM Structural Use of Glass standard, how they were implemented on the Seattle Space Needle, and how these new standards will allow architects and engineers to achieve bolder designs with lower risks.

Richard Green is the founder and owner of Green Facades LLC, a specialist facade consultancy, design and engineering service in Seattle WA. With 30 years’ experience. Richard has projects in over 20 different countries covering a wide range of building types, including: high rise, museums, airports, concert halls and opera houses, university facilities, hotels and residences. He has worked with some of the most notable and award-winning architects around the globe, including Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban and OMA. A selection of his favorite projects on which he has worked recently include: the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano in Athens, Greece; Brookfield Place Calgary with AFK/Dialog 10 Hudson Yards with KPF; designing the world’s largest point-fixed glass wall forming the world’s largest glass enclosed volume for Helmut Jahn’s Bangkok Airport; The Spheres for Amazon with NBBJ and the renovation of the iconic Seattle Space Needle with Olson Kundig.

Richard is also an international expert in glass design. He is currently the technical chair for the ASTM Structural Glass Committee, having also participated in the writing of the Australia Glass Standard (AS-1288), the ASTM Window Glass Standard (E-1300), and is a guest expert with participation in Eurocode 11 for Structural Glass Design. He also currently represents the United States on ISO committees.