Climate Adaptive Design Symposium

Thu, Nov 07 - Fri, Nov 08
Asheville, North Carolina

"Where Building Science Meets Climate Science"
Asheville, North Carolina
Nov. 7 & 8, 2019

Climate Adaptive Design Symposium

Our 5th annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium, Where Building Science Meets Climate Science, to be here in Asheville, North Carolina, on Nov. 7 & 8.  Our keynote speaker, both Thursday evening and Friday with be Vivian Loftness from Carnegie Mellon University and who has been a central figure in climate adaptive architecture for more than 40 years.  

The whole slate of speakers for Friday should make it a very interesting day. 

Among the other notables speaking at the event are:

  • Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., Director of Building Performance Research with Bentley system addressing the topic of building energy performance and using simulation as a tool for policy, codes, and standards
  • Professor David Hill, Co-Director of the Coastal Design Lab speaking on architectural prototypes and design to mitigate against extreme coastal climatic events
  • Anica Landreneau, Director of Sustainability at HOK presenting on how to bring small- and mid-sized firms into the AIA 2030 portfolio toward carbon-neutral sustainable buildings
  • Tim Owen, Climate Scientist and executive officer with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, explaining the national state of the climate

More information and registration can be found at