8th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina (Also available online), October 27 - 28

  • 27 October 2022 To 28 October 2022
  • Event Host : American Institute of Architects AIA - Asheville Section
  • Event Location : The Collider, 1 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States
8th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium - Asheville, North Carolina
Event Description

American Institute of Architects AIA - Asheville Section - continues its annual Where Building Science Meets Climate Science professional development series designed to build proficiencies related to climate change and architecture.  This year's theme: Existing Buildings and Design for Deconstruction.

*There will be a public reception and networking session Thursday evening at 5:15-6:00pm, followed at 6-7pm with a presentation from conference Keynote Speaker, Carl Elefante. Thursday evening’s public lecture is free, (donations accepted), and all community members are invited to attend. 


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • American Institute of Architects AIA - Asheville Section
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Keynote Speaker:

      Carl Elefante FAIA FAPT, Principal Emeritus, Quinn Evans
      Topic: ZERO is a Positive Number

      Climate change is not occurring in a vacuum. Communities of every description, including Asheville, confront interconnected challenges as the 21st century hits its stride, from all-too-familiar economic and social stresses to now-daily demonstrations of accelerating climate disruption. Conditions in the built environment influence them all, and in many cases are their primary cause. Decarbonizing the built environment will require modifying everything about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, and operated, modifications that must be implemented everywhere, that will impact the lives of everyone. Zero is a Positive Number. Getting to zero presents an historic opportunity to leverage climate action for a healthy, equitable, and prosperous future – for all.

      Additional Speakers:

      Karin Gleason, Meteorologist, Climate Monitoring, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

      Ahira Sánchez Lugo, climatologist, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

      Shannon Goodman, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Lifecycle Building Center

      Kim Charick, Southeast Team Lead at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

      Lori Ferriss , AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainability and Climate Action at Goody Clancy

      Scott Boylston, Founder and President Emeritus of RePurpose Savannah, Professor and Graduate Coordinator for SCAD's Design for Sustainability Program
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Events are physically held at The Collider located at 1 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville, NC. The program has an on-line option for those who prefer a virtual experience and registrants will receive an email with a link to join prior to the event.
  • Event type
    • Conference

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