Gresham Smith’s Corie Baker and Lauren Seydewitz to Present at AIA Conference on Architecture

Presentation Will Highlight Importance of Designing for Climate Resilience and Sustainability

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Gresham Smith Project Executive Corie Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, NCARB, Fitwel Ambassador, and Sustainability and Resiliency Program Manager Lauren Seydewitz, LEED AP BD+C, will present at the 2023 American Institute of Architects Conference on Architecture in San Francisco, California. On Wednesday, July 20, Baker and Seydewitz will share design strategies for mitigating climate threats to hospitals.

See below for a summary on the presentation.

Preparing for the Inevitable: Mitigating Climate Threats Through Design

Natural disasters often disable healthcare facilities at the precise time their services are needed most. Before beginning design for a new medical campus in Pensacola, Florida, Baptist Health Care called on Gresham Smith to research how the area’s extreme weather events and changing climate conditions could impact the campus during the next 100 years. Using this project as a case study, presenters will discuss the drivers for accounting for future climate conditions when making capital investments, the process to develop a climate risk assessment and action plan, and the strategies integrated in the design.