Luc Paquet

Luc Paquet is the eastern Canada Architectural Representative for Unicel Architectural Corp., manufacturer of Vision Control®, timber and aluminum curtain walls and skylight solutions, based in Longueuil, QC. He brings over 25 years in sales, 13 years as an architectural representative and 10 years with Unicel Architectural to the topic.

Session: FULL CIRCLE: The promise of wood glazed facades for tomorrow’s energy-efficient buildings

Heather Sakai

Heather Sakai is the Ontario Territory Sales Manager & Architectural Design Manager for Guardian Glass. In her current roles she works directly with a network of Guardian SunGuard certified fabricators providing sales and technical support. She also works directly with design professionals to assist with project review and provide guidance on glass and glazing selections for commercial project work to ensure building envelope enclosures meet all aesthetic and performance requirements. She has worked with Guardian Glass for 7 years and is passionate about all things glass.

Session: But How Does It Look?: Principles of colour, reflectivity and transmittance in architectural glass

Andrew Crosby

Andrew has approached facade engineering with a passion. He has been involved with numerous projects engineering glass, steel, cable and aluminum structures throughout Canada and the U.S. With a speciality in structural glass design, Andrew strives to push the structural glass industry further. He has worked on a wide range of complex glass structures including glass bridges, skylights, stairs, fin walls, cable net wall and innovative feature elements. His portfolio includes the glass observation boxes (the Ledge) at the Sears Tower in Chicago; Calgary Eaton Centre’s barrel vault skylight and glass bridge; and Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park.

Session: Skylight Geek Out: A deep dive into refurbishing the Eaton Centre’s Galleria glass roof

Matthew Firestone

Matthew Firestone has been an architectural intern at Zeidler Architectural for three years and was heavily involved in the Toronto Eaton Center skylight project. Matthew has a diverse background having graduated with degrees in Biology, Environmental Design and Architecture. With over eight years of experience, he brings familiarity working across a broad range of industry sectors including healthcare, sports and recreation, residential and commercial properties. Matthew is an exceptional designer with a proficiency in architectural visualization tools. His interests in digital fabrication, generative design, woodworking and metal fabrication lend well to the precision of his work and technical sensibilities.

Session: Skylight Geek Out: A deep dive into refurbishing the Eaton Centre’s Galleria glass roof

Claudio Sacilotto

Claudio Sacilotto is a professional engineer with over 16 years’ experience working in testing, design, R&D and fabrication of commercial glazing components at Intertek and Novatech Patio Doors. He runs Novatech’s R&D facility and gets to play with 3D printers and build test apparatus all day. He’s a member of the CSA A119 Technical Committee on Performance Standards for Windows, a CSA group  representative in the Joint Document Management Group and sits on Fenestration Canada’s Technical Services Committee. In a moment of weakness he recently agreed to write Glass Canada’s technical column, The Engineer.

Session: The Priority Blender: The impact on embodied carbon on how we think about climate-friendly glazing