The Business Case for Resilience

Learn about resilient design strategies from architects working at varying sized firms.


As resilience becomes more prominent in design dialogue, how are firms integrating it into practice?

In this course, panelists from firms of varying sizes will demonstrate how they've incorporated resilient design strategies, educated staff, and advocated with clients about issues affecting projects. You'll leave with deeper knowledge as well as the tools and practical resources that can bring you success in this work.

It's not just talk or trend; the world is moving toward resilience. Don't let your practice get left behind.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how small and large firms alike are educating design staff on resilience, climate change, climate adaptation, and design.
  • Learn through case studies how firms are integrating resilient design services into projects of varying types and how this integration can be replicated.
  • Gain insight into valuable tools and resources that designers are using to make informed decisions about climate risk and adaptation.
  • Recognize the opportunities in resilience as an established new facet of practice that will diversify portfolios for long-term prosperity amidst a changing economy, climate, and political world.
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1.50 LUs
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  • Illya  Azaroff, AIA

    Illya Azaroff


    Associate Professor, NYC College of Technology

    Founder,  +Lab for experimentation


    Azaroff's +Lab for experimentation is a studio built on trans-disciplinary collaboration. A...
  • Jon Penndorf

    Jon Penndorf


    Senior Associate / Perkins+Will

    Jon Penndorf, FAIA, is a Senior Associate in the Washington, DC office of Perkins+Will, where he...
  • Jessica Sheridan


    Project Manager/Architect, Gensler

    NY Regional Director, AIA National Strategic Council

    Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an Architect and Project Manager at Gensler, where she...