Robert Heintges, FAIA, is the founding principal of Heintges & Associates, and, with over 30 years of experience, is an internationally recognized authority on the design and implementation of the curtain wall. Mr. Heintges is also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s GSAPP. He has contributed his extensive knowledge on curtain wall theory and practice as well as his expertise in environmentally responsible design to numerous publications and organizations. Mr. Heintges is personally involved in virtually every project the firm undertakes and has developed long-standing relationships with many of the world’s greatest architects.
Areta Pawlynsky, AIA, has overseen the design and construction of complex façades in the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East. Her projects have ranged in size from single family homes to multi-building complexes. Ms. Pawlynsky is interested in exploring the energy efficiency, technical, and design potential of cladding materials and systems, including various types of metals, masonry, and glass. Her work has included the assessment and renovation of historically sensitive façades, as well as the execution of new enclosure walls. Ms. Pawlynsky holds master’s degrees in both architecture and historic preservation from Columbia University, where she has also taught graduate courses in building technology.
John Pachuta, AIA, is a registered architect in New York State and holds degrees in architecture from the University of Virginia and Columbia University. Since joining the firm in 1995, he has been involved with the design and construction of innovative enclosure systems throughout North America and Asia and has worked with architects such as Richard Meier, Christian de Portzamparc, and Renzo Piano. His areas of expertise include complex façade geometry, structural glass design, blast mitigation, and on-site inspection and testing. Mr. Pachuta is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University and teaches courses in building technology.