Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
In the face of a global warming, more severe weather, and rising seas, waterfront cities face an increasingly uncertain future. This webinar will present a range of strategies for adapting to these effects of climate change in a variety of coastal urban environments, exploring solutions for buildings, landscape, and infrastructure.
Ellen Watts, FAIA, LEED AP is co-founder of Architerra, a Boston firm dedicated to climate action through design excellence. Architerra took top honors in the international Boston Living with Water Competition and has won more than 30 national and regional design awards for its innovative sustainable designs, including AIA/COTE Top 10 Green Buildings and zero net energy exemplars. More than a decade ago, Watts co-chaired the Massachusetts Governor’s Zero Net Energy Building Task Force. More recently, she helped launch Boston Climate Bridge learning exchanges with Germany and Denmark. Watts holds degrees from Smith, Harvard, and MIT, in government, architecture, and real estate development respectively.
Scott McCready, ALSA is a principal at SWA with more than 20 years of both regional and international experience. Through his work, McCready seeks to find innovative solutions to complex sites, synthesizing place-making and infrastructure needs to create environments that enrich, educate, and endure.
David Tepper, AIA is a principal at Ennead Architects and leads the firm’s healthcare practice. Tepper focuses on strategic planning, campus design, infrastructure, and implementation for complex healthcare environments, working with stakeholders to define priorities and build consensus.
- Identify types of flood protections modeled after natural landscape systems and discuss where such techniques are appropriate.
- Describe the synergies between energy efficiency and resilience.
- Explain how strategies for storm surge mitigation and flood protection can be used to create public space and recreational amenities.
- Discuss building code and zoning changes that address coastal resilience.