Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptive Design

26 Sep 2023
Purchase access to view full content
Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptive Design

Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptive Design

26 Sep 2023
About the speakers
  • Patrick Cipriano
    Patrick Cipriano
    Grad Student at University of Minnesota - College of Design
    Patrick Cipriano is a double Master's Student at the University of Minnesota currently working on a Master's of Architecture and a Master's of Science in Sustainable Design. Patrick has research experience in biophilic design, embodied carbon, and climate projection data through research grant programs, directed studies, and internship positions. Research work and experience on the topic of climate adaptive design includes peer-reviewed and industry related literature reviews, national survey development and analysis, and semi-structured focus groups with A&E professionals. Patrick has worked in collaboration with HGA and the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) to understand the current state of climate data production and what the needs are of the A&E industry to make this data usable.
  • Richard Graves
    Richard Graves
    Director at Center for Sustainable Building Research - University of Minnesota
    Richard is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research and an associate professor in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute, leading the operations and strategic efforts around all of the Institute's signature programs. His research focuses on regenerative design as a fundamentally new approach that must be required of architecture across scales (from the building to the neighborhood to the city) to achieve sustainable and resilient urban development in a dynamic world.
  • Ariane Laxo
    Ariane Laxo
    Director of Sustainability, Vice President at HGA
    As Director of Sustainability at HGA, Ariane has led the firm through an internal culture shift from a grassroots sustainability model to a connected, values-driven approach where sustainability is integral to the firm's strategic plan. Her collaborative, empathetic, evidence-based leadership style results in innovative impacts on projects and within the firm. In fall of 2020, she co-chaired an HGA task force called the "Third Way of Working", charged with envisioning what the future of practice would look like after the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the firm has integrated the task force's recommendations, resulting in transformative, people-first design and business outcomes. Ariane leads HGA’s resilience planning services, including obtaining and using climate projection data to inform design. She is co-author of "Projected climate data for building design: barriers to use", a peer-reviewed paper published in Buildings & Cities in 2022.
  • Heidi Roop
    Heidi Roop
    Director at University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership
    Dr. Heidi Roop is the Director of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and an Assistant Professor of Climate Science and Extension Specialist at the University of Minnesota. Her research and Extension programs combine cutting-edge climate science and effective science communication to increase the use and integration of climate change information in decision-making at a range of scales—from city and state to national and international levels. Her climate science research takes her around the world from Antarctica to California to the shores of Lake Superior. Her recent science communication efforts were focused on her book, The Climate Action Handbook, which outlines in a highly visual format, everyday ways we can contribute to collective and individual climate solutions. In addition to her appointments at the University of Minnesota, she also is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Key takeaways

- Compare and contrast sources of climate projection data and their applicability to A&E applications.

- Use temporal scale and climate projection data to understand the climate risks a project will face.

- Define scenario planning within a climate change risk context.

- Apply scenario planning strategies to a project context to improve climate resilience in the design response.