In an era of climate change and urban transformation, architects are confronting a range of issues raised by too much water or not enough. The responses to these challenges in terms of buildings, landscapes, infrastructure, and urban planning will shape the places where we live, work, and play. What are leading architects doing to turn these problems into design opportunities? This panel discussion brings together principals from three Los Angeles-based firms that are working on projects in places where drought or flooding is a critical concern.
- Tensho Takemori and Anand Devarajan, partners at Gehry Partners, will talk about the firm’s plan for the LA River
- Florencia Pita, partner at Pita & Bloom, will talk about her Flat Pools proposal for the LA River
- Jeff Huber, principal at Brooks Scarpa Architects, will talk about his work in coastal Florida.
Moderator: Clifford Pearson, director USC American Academy in China