Climate Resiliency

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-A02 - Listening to the Land: Reflections on Resilient Design from Ground Zero

Friday, October 19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: 114


The 2017 hurricane season was the first time on record that three Category 4 storms made landfall on U.S. soil. This session reflects on resilient design strategies put to the ultimate test on three recently completed projects in Texas, Mississippi, and Florida.

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Matt Wallace, Affil. ASLA, AIA

Associate Partner
Lake|Flato Architects

Matt Wallace, AIA - Affiliate ASLA - LEEP AP BD+C, in an Associate Partner at Lake|Flato Architects and co-leader of their Eco-Conservation Studio. His work reflects an innate respect for the land, an important idea that germinated as a child while exploring the driftless region of Iowa. This passion was further fostered while studying under Pritzker Prize Laureate Glenn Murcutt, who taught him the importance of implementing environmental stewardship into practice. In addition, design resiliency is a defining principle of Matt's approach which leads him into important collaborations with Landscape Architects, Ecologists, Geologists, and other allied professionals.


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Larry Lewis, LEED AP

Coastal Ecologist
BMI Environmental Services, LLC

Larry Lewis is the managing partner at BMI Environmental Services, where he provides ecological assessment, conservation planning, and environmental regulatory guidance to public and private sector clients. Over the past 43 years, Mr. Lewis has worked in coastal areas from Texas to the panhandle of Florida, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams of landscape architects, engineers, and architects to provide information about the functions and values of the coastal ecosystem and how the anthropogenic and natural features can be integrated in a sustainable and resilient way.


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William T. Arterburn, FASLA

Principal Partner
Studio Outside Landscape Architects

Tary Arterburn, one of the founding principals of Studio Outside, leads with a natural energetic spirit which guides experimental and innovative design. Internationally recognized for his design practices, Tary focuses on creating notable residences, expansive ranches, museums, botanical gardens, and campus commissions. With a collaborative spirit, he inspires his teams to design engaging, comfortable spaces that are profoundly infused with nature, art and technology. Tary continues to stay involved with the education of landscape architecture and currently serves on the advisory boards of LSU and University of Texas at Austin.


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FRI-A02 - Listening to the Land: Reflections on Resilient Design from Ground Zero

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