Deane Evans Serves as Panelist at AIA's Live Action Climate Program: Resilience + Adaptation


Flyer for AIA's Live Action Climate Program: Resilience + Adaptation


On April 27, 2021, Executive Director Deane Evans of the Center for Building Knowledge and Center for Resilient Design was asked to serve as a panelist at the American Institute of Architect’s Live Action Climate Program: Resilience + Adaptation.

Deane and three other panelists, along with moderator Kathy Dorgan of Dorgan Architecture and Planning of Storrs, discussed resilience and community building with the goal of encouraging community involvement in neighborhoods through architecture and firm culture.

The panel addressed the shocks and stresses most critical to the built environment and the important role of architects in protecting people and property, including explaining the performance attributes of hazard mitigation, resilience, and adaptation as different approaches to address these shocks and stresses. Topics also included the qualities and characteristics of resilient and adaptable design strategies and the different roles and responsibilities of architects in promoting resilience goals.