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RBD Deep Dive: Architecture for Resilience (1 HSW)

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Focused presentations by three Resilient By Design teams highlighting specific approaches to creating resilience in architecture in the Bay Area. Resilient By Design was a year-long collaborative design challenge brought together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop innovative community-based solutions that will strengthen our region's resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q+A with the audience.

Refreshments are generously sponsored by: David Baker Architects, HASSELL, Page&Turnbull, Sherwood


Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss current opportunities and barriers to enhancing resilience within the built environment

  2. Identify challenges and opportunities for innovative development within the changing tidal zone

  3. Evaluate the potential of both mixed use zoning and modular construction to enhance neighborhood resilience

  4. Describe opportunities for large-scale urban interventions to provide multiple benefits for residents, industries and ecosystems along the waterfront


About the Speakers

All Bay Collective Team

Presenter: Erin Feeney | AIA, LEED AP
Architect, David Baker Architects

Erin Feeney is an architect focused on urban community design. Erin holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington and has a background in international sustainability research, exhibit curation and design, and non-profit leadership. She believes that design has the potential to enhance the sustainability and livability of the urban environment, offering comfort and dignity to city inhabitants. Erin is a leader in DBA’s sustainability initiatives, an advocate around local issues of homelessness, and a member of DBA_Lab and the Resilient By Design All Bay Collective team.

BIG + ONE + Sherwood

Presenter: Bry Sarté | P.E., LEED AP
Partner, Sherwood Design Engineers

Bry Sarté, founder of Sherwood Design Engineers, leads an international practice of civil and environmental engineers based in San Francisco, New York, Houston, and Los Angeles. As a leading designer and academic in ecological and sustainable engineering, he has been published internationally and has made significant contributions to contemporary research involving global environmental issues affecting water supply, civil engineering, urban design, resiliency and energy use. Bry has built an international reputation by providing engineering services and design solutions that reflect a deep commitment to executing well-planned, sustainable projects worldwide.


Co-Presenter: Richard Mullane
Principal, HASSELL

Richard is an urban designer and planner with extensive experience in multidisciplinary master planning projects in Australia, Asia, the UK and the USA. He was responsible for HASSELL’s recent successful Resilient By Design team, in collaboration with global and San Francisco Bay Area consultants. He is strong advocate for collaborative and site-responsive design.

Co-Presenter: Peter Birkholz | AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Page & Turnbull

Peter Birkholz, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal at Page & Turnbull, a San Francisco based architecture and preservation firm. In Peter’s 30+ years career as a practicing Architect he has focused on adapting and bringing new life to historic structures; representative projects include Piers 1 ½, 3, and 5 Rehabilitation in San Francisco, the Walt Disney Museum at the Presidio of San Francisco, and the Peninsula Hotel in Milan, Italy. Peter was part of the Hassell+ team on the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge: a proactive and collaborative effort to develop new solutions for tackling the effects of climate change. As a surveyor in the Safety Assessment Program managed by the California Office of Emergency Services, he saw firsthand the destruction caused by climate change related fires in Sonoma County. Through his work as an Architect working on projects on the San Francisco waterfront, he has actively sought solutions to protect the historic pier structures from the threats of sea level rise.


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  • AIASF Member: $10

  • General Admission: $15

  • AIASF Student Member: $5

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