Ariane Laxo Presents at Three National Resiliency Conferences in May

Ariane Laxo, CID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC is an interior designer and co-chair of HGA’s Sustainability Council. She leads the firm’s resilient design task force, an inter-disciplinary firm-wide group that conducts primary and secondary research in order to deepen the firm’s expertise in the field of resilient design. In this video, Ariane briefly describes the building industry definition of resiliency, upcoming conference presentations (described below), and takeaways for conference attendees.  


Ariane Laxo is presenting at these national conferences in May:

Symposium on Resilient Design for Buildings, Communities and Cities

May 3 | San Francisco | 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE) and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center, this session will explore how stakeholders are addressing resilience at multiple scales, presenting tools and design strategies at the scale of individual buildings; and ideas for infrastructure, policy and community-building for cities and communities. The session will also present the inherent synergies between resiliency, sustainability and social equity.

National Adaptation Forum
Designing for Climate Change: Adaptation in the Built Environment

May 9 | St. Paul, MN | 4:30 p.m.

Panelists will present their firm’s approach, and discuss the implications of climate change on the built environment, the architect’s role in climate change solutions, opportunities and challenges resulting from a complicated project decision-making process, and the knowledge-gaps that remain in their field and how those gaps might be filled through cross-sector research and collaboration.

HGA is a sponosor of the National Adaptation Forum - visit us at Booth #18.

AAM 2017 Annual Meeting & Museum Expo
Resiliency Planning: Preparing to Preserve and Protect

Presenters: Ariane Laxo and Roxanne Nelson of HGA, joined by Ann Townbridge of the Smithsonian Institute, and Patrick Hamilton of the Science Museum of Minnesota

May 10 | St. Louis | 9:45 a.m.

This session introduces the concept of resilient design, how it can be applied to your institution, and why it is important. Embedding resilience into design and operations helps to protect infrastructure and collections from climate-related disruptions. Session presenters will review case studies to examine planning methods that increase museums' capacity to resist, adapt, and quickly recover from projected hazards. Attendees will be introduced to a hands-on planning tool they can use at their own institutions to help assess, prioritize, and plan for resiliency in their regions.

Visit us at Booth #2018.

Topics: Sustainability & Resiliency, Arts & Culture, Community