Resilient Design for Facilities, Communities and Climate



Associate Principal & Director of Sustainability

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

322 Hayden Hall

In October 2022, Boston Medical Center opened an 82 bed behavioral health center unlike any other. We’ll explore how a former 1960’s nursing home was transformed into an NZE inpatient facility that engages both physical and social resilience strategies. This case study illustrates how designing for the dignity and safety of all occupants, along with back-up power systems and robust programmatic flexibility, combine to benefit the building’s community and healthcare ecosystem.


Nicole Voss is the Director of Sustainability and an Associate Principle at isgenuity, which is a mission-driven architectural firm focused on contributing to humanity in ways that demonstrate a commitment to equity and sustainability. Nicole is dedicated to advancing environmental justice through the firm’s work in healthcare, higher education, and science & tech. Nicole is also focused on systematically reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with the built environment in her role as a co-chair of the CLF Boston / Northeast Hub, and she champions regenerative design as part of the New England Living Futures Community. Nicole has a BA from Boston University and an M. Arch from the Boston Architectural College.

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