More extreme and destructive weather events are demonstrating that many of today’s building solutions may not be sufficiently resilient. Improving long-term building performance and resiliency requires a fundamental approach to design.
Edward Mazria, FAIA, has won the 2021 Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.
A high-performance roof system is durable, resilient, and allows a building to be occupied after a disaster event and continues performing during a loss of power. Designing beyond code minimums could help a roof stay intact with minimal damage during a storm.