Climate Resilient Design for an Uncertain Future



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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

at 5:00 pm

420 Shillman Hall

Using case studies in Boston and East Boston, we will examine a mix of inter-disciplinary strategies for projects and neighborhoods where there is no simple answer for mitigating climate change. With sea levels projected to rise dramatically in Boston over the next 100 years, we will also demo a few Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences, discussing how these technologies offer the potential for a deeper understanding of the impacts of climate change on the future of this coastal city.


Amy Korté is an architect and principal at Arrowstreet, an architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Boston. She leads the design of Arrowstreet’s large-scaled mixed-use, residential and infrastructure projects with a focus on how shifts in technology, the environment and emerging social trends impact cities and buildings. She has a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a BFA in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design and is co-founder of AIR, a series of research and development incubators, which range from mixed reality and responsive environments to mobility and mass customization.