Co-sponsored lecture with USGBC Louisiana
"From The New Orleans Principles to Urban Acupuncture"
The New Orleans Principles following Hurricane Katrina set a new standard for defining appropriate high-performance design/planning principles. Since Katrina, BNIM’s work has focused more on the man-made disasters in every community rather than natural disasters and Urban Acupuncture (strategic planning, design and development).
Bob Berkebile, FAIA
Principal | BNIM
Any list of accomplished, influential environmentalists and preservationists includes Bob Berkebile. Highly regarded by fellow professionals, Bob focuses on improving the quality of life in our society with the integrity and spirit of his firm’s work. He was the founding chairman of AIA’s Committee on the Environment and part of the team that created USGBC, the LEED rating system and the Living Building Challenge.
In 2012, Bob was named a “Game Changer Emeritus” by Metropolis Magazine for his leadership within the industry and his mentorship of up-and-coming leaders. In 2011, BNIM was selected for the AIA National Architecture Firm Award, the organization’s highest honor, for their role in promoting green building design. Bob also received a 2009 Heinz Award from Theresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation for his commitment and action towards restoring social, economic and environmental vitality to America’s communities through sustainable architecture and planning. He was also listed as number 3 on a list of the Top 5 U.S. Individual Role Models for green and sustainable design in the 2009 and 2010 Design Intelligence Sustainable Design Survey.