The Facade Tectonics Institute

Chicago, IL – Building Blocks has joined Facade Tectonics as a supporting member. The Facade Tectonics Institute is an international member organization with the mission of carrying out progressive and broad-based research in building facade technology. The intent is to catalyze and foster a deep dialogue of collaborative research activity that bridges the fragmented market segments of the building industry. It ties the industry, government, academia, design professionals, and building ownership into one comprehensive conversation.


The Institute conducts one annual conference and a series of half-day Forums at a changing roster of international venues. It publishes the Facade Tectonics Journal and produces technical guides, research reports, and books addressing diverse areas of building facade technology.

Learn more about membership

and their mission.