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12 APR 2017

Another Successful Gulf Coast Green

Kirksey’s own Colley Hodges chaired 2017’s Gulf Coast Green, a symposium focusing on bringing like-minded green building professionals together to experience the latest in sustainable building solutions.

For its 12th year, the Gulf Coast Green Symposium and Expo, hosted by AIA Houston and chaired by Kirksey’s own Colley Hodges, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, was hailed as another successful and inspiring event, featuring nationally recognized speakers and displays of cutting-edge green products.

This year’s theme, “The Science of Sustainability” was geared toward design issues related to building performance, human health, ecological health and citizen science.

Kirksey was well-represented at the event featuring speakers and multiple committee members from the firm:

Gulf Coast Green 2017 Committee Members
Chair – Colley Hodges, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP
Speaker Co-Chair – Julie Hendricks, AIA, LEED Fellow
Sponsorship Co-Chair – Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP
Public Relations Chair – Katherine Ruiz, AIA, LEED AP
Green Product Expo Co-Chair – Valeriya Bowker, AIA, LEED AP
Student Competition Co-Chair – Alfonso Hernandez, AIA, LEED AP

After-Party Planning Committee
Jody Henry, AIA, LEED AP

Kirksey Presenters
Bill Dwyer and Jody Henry presented Kirksey’s work on Milby High School in a presentation titled “Harnessing History: Restoration though Modern Technologies and Traditional Techniques.” Work that Kirksey’s Danielle Farley completed during her college career was also on display as part of a session on designing therapeutic gardens.

The event was held on March 27 at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, followed by a rockin’ after party across the street at the McGovern Centennial Gardens. Consistent with the conference’s theme of sustainability, the event was both zero-waste and carbon neutral.

Check out more fun photos on Kirksey’s Facebook page and photos of the after-party here!

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