18th Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo
30-31 October 2023, Bern, Switzerland

Keynote speaker: Thom Mayne, Morphosis, Los Angeles

We are happy to announce that Thom Mayne will deliver the keynote at this year’s conference. He is the founding partner of Morphosis (Los Angeles), an interdisciplinary architectural and planning practice. Mayne was honored with the Pritzker Prize and the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA). He has been the recipient of over 120 AIA awards and numerous other design recognitions since the launch of Morphosis.

Working globally across a broad range of project types and scales, Morphosis is recognized for its innovative and sustainable designs for cultural, civic, and academic institutions. “I have always embraced an architecture of complexity, of disruption, of ambiguity,” Mayne says. In his presentation he will explore how two dynamic bodies are connected by light through a membrane, i.e. when light literally becomes a building material. Mayne will discuss how to cope with constraints; and how to achieve the final building skin concept by “playing with multiple surfaces”.

International event on innovative building envelopes for architects, engineers, scientists and the construction industry

The Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo has been running for over 15 years and is the premier international event for innovative building envelopes.

Attracting over 800 architects, engineers and representatives from the construction industry makes this event the ideal place for productive networking with a wide mix of industry specialists from more than 50 countries across the world.

Besides the excellent networking opportunities you'll also benefit from high-caliber presentations and targeted marketing opportunities through our tailored exhibition and sponsorship program. The event is held in English and will take place 30-31 October 2023 at the Kursaal Conference Center in Bern, Switzerland.

Join the 18th International Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo, 30-31 October 2023

The registration fee of €680 includes lunches, coffee breaks and the conference documentation with full manuscripts of the presentations.

You can download a PDF version of the conference program here: Conference Program Advanced Building Skins 2023

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

Ensure visibility and exposure to an international audience and showcase your business in the building envelope market with our speaking slots, sponsorship packages and exhibition space. It’s the perfect way for you to network with those from across the world.

For more information please visit our Sponsors & Exhibitors page.

The Conference Committee

Cinzia Abbate



AeV Architetti, Rome, Italy

Steve Burroughs



University of Canberra, Australia

Matthew Fineout



Director AE7, Dubai

David Frey



HOK Los Angeles, USA

Michael Garrison



University of Texas at Austin, USA

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