Sustainability@CityHall w/ Isabelle Duvivier
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
City Hall, Room 1035 200 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
a monthly conversation w/ Mayor Garcetti's Office of Sustainability 
Tuesday, October 21 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
City Hall, Room 1035
200 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

Free to attend.  Register Here.

Sustainability @CityHall 
Join us at City Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on the 10th Floor. This event series brings together leaders from the AIA|LA, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Urban Land Institute, and USGBC-LA to discuss sustainably built projects. The goal is to have meaningful discussion on what barriers exist to completing projects and make suggestions on streamlining sustainability for all.

Special thanks to Mayor Garcetti's Office of Sustainability for inspiring and facilitating this series.  

October 2014 Presentation:

Presented by ISABELLE DUVIVIER, FAIA, LEED AP - Duvivier Architects

As an advocate for and expert in coordinating the built environment with watershed health, Duvivier’s architectural practice approaches every project with that mindset.  The outcome is an innovative, logical, and holistic design integrating water resources and showing architecture’s broader context and environmental impact. Duvivier’s advancement is critical to bringing the newly emerging field of watershed management to architecture. By managing water resources in and around buildings, she demonstrates how saving precious water supplies can improve quality of all water bodies and save energy. According to the California Energy Commission, one-fifth of California’s energy goes to moving water; in the United States, 13% of the total energy produced each year is used to treat, transport and heat our water. By creating buildings and sites that conserve and reuse water, Duvivier’s projects conserve energy. Isabelle Duvivier is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Wetlands and estuaries soak up storm water runoff from further inland before it gets to the ocean, help clean the water, and serve as incubators of life. They are also the places most impacted by construction, infrastructure and our collective lack of environmental awareness upstream and further inland. Duvivier developed public interfaces for three important wetlands/estuaries. Her Ballona Wetlands design established guidelines for public access and a blueprint for future communication. Her Malibu Lagoon Project is the first designed to naturally prevent runoff from polluting the world famous Surfrider Beach, resulting in tremendous improvements in water quality. Her exhaustive analysis of environmental and socio-economic connectivity at the Port of LA—the second largest in the world–resulted in a pedestrian waterfront plan, the first step toward increasing regional awareness of the impact of upstream pollution and the need for public interface.

for more information, please contact:

Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Government and Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.639.0764  office
310.309.9580  mobile
213.639.0767  fax