Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Resiliency Academy.
Resilience is an essential element of designing for climate change. In this webinar, we will discuss approaches and projects that use nature and the natural environment to create or maintain resilience in the built environment.
Dr. Janice Barnes, AIA, will present the Newmarket Creek Water Plan in Hampton, Virginia, which is Phase II of the Resilient Hampton initiative. The project aims to reduce flooding, improve environmental health, and support neighborhoods. In addition, the project includes a community outreach and engagement component to provide education and interest around resilience, and it will begin to test an evaluation tool that the city can use to determine the resiliency of a project.
Cynthia Fishman, AIA, BSpec, LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador, will discuss biomimicry, an approach that engages with resilience in natural systems to develop the tools and techniques to help design professionals create impacts that will last. Biomimicry explores new ways of valuing and looking to nature to help create resilient systems in an ever-changing world.
Kevin Smith, PE, will present the resiliency strategies employed at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. San Francisco undertook a massive rebuild of the hospital campus to meet current seismic safety standards. An innovative base-isolated system allows the structure to glide 30 inches in any direction and making it able to withstand a strong earthquake.
- Define biomimicry.
- Explain how nonstructural components can contribute to or detract from resilience.
- Describe the "living with water" approach used on the Hampton Newmarket Creek Water Plan project.
- State two strategies used to create a dynamic and interactive relationship between land and water in the Roberto Clemente Park Inter-Tidal Pool project.