Resiliency Planning: Preparing to Preserve and Protect

Track
Facilities Management
Start Day and Time
Wednesday May 10 9:45-11 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
124 America's Center
Description
This session introduces the concept of resilient design, how it can be applied to your institution, and why it is important. Embedding resilience into design and operations helps to protect infrastructure and collections from climate-related disruptions. Session presenters will review case studies to examine planning methods that increase museums' capacity to resist, adapt, and quickly recover from projected hazards. Attendees will be introduced to a hands-on planning tool they can use at their own institutions to help assess, prioritize, and plan for resiliency in their regions.
Learner Outcome
  1. Learn multiple approaches to identify, assess, prioritize, and plan for resiliency within your institution.
  2. Take away a customizable planning tool that can help your organization identify and prepare for potentially catastrophic events.
  3. Understand how various planning approaches can be applied in a way that reflects an institution's unique mission, scale, and risks.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Ann Trowbridge
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Associate Director for Planning
Organization: 
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Planning , Design and Construction
Bio
Ann Trowbridge, AIA, LEED AP, has over thirty years of experience on museum, cultural and higher education projects. She is currently Smithsonian's Associate Director for Planning in which she oversees master planning for all Smithsonian properties. She is a founding member of Smithsonian's Climate Change Adaptation Plan Working Group and is responsible for ensuring integration of climate resilience and adaptation principles into masterplans.
Presenter: 
Ariane Laxo
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Interior Designer, Senior Associate
Organization: 
HGA Architects and Engineers
Bio
Ariane Laxo, LEED AP ID+C, is an interior designer specializing in sustainability, programming, and research at HGA. She speaks frequently about sustainability and resilience at national/regional conferences. Laxo is founding Chair of the MN Resiliency Collaborative and serves as co-chair of HGA's Sustainability Council. Laxo was recently appointed to USGBC's LEED Resilience Working Group.
Presenter: 
Patrick Hamilton
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director, Global Change Initiatives
Organization: 
Science Museum of Minnesota
Presenter: 
Roxanne Nelson
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Principal
Organization: 
HGA Architects and Engineers
Bio
Roxanne Nelson, AIA, LEED AP, has 25+ years of experience working to develop innovative, functional and sustainable buildings. As Principal in HGA's arts studio, she ensures that the right team is on hand to meet clients' unique needs and solve problems with creative solutions. Roxanne is known for her strong design and programming background, collaborative leadership approach, and commitment to sustainability as intrinsic to good design.