Winter Storm Uri: A Moment to Reflect and a Lifetime to Respond

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March 9, 2022
6:00 PM
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

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It’s been one year since Winter Storm Uri. No one can forget last winter’s devastating storm that caused widespread electrical outages and killed an estimated 273 people across the United States and Mexico. The spotlight is still on Texas, where the electrical grid failed and over 4.5 million residents were left without power in the midst of bitter cold. Damages due to the storm were estimated at over $195 billion.

One year later, what was learned from the event?  How did Uri affect our communities and the built environment?  And most importantly, what measures have we taken to fortify and protect ourselves should another climate event like that occur?  Join us for a meaningful and impactful conversation and Q&A with leaders from around Texas weighing in on these topics and looking towards a future that makes our community more prepared for climate events.


Catherine Callaway, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Vice President, Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Kirksey Architecture
Daniel Cohan, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
Joss Hurford, Building Performance, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Raj Mankad, op-ed Editor – Houston Chronicle
Ryan Slattery, Senior Advisor to the Chief Recovery Officer
Moderated by Jack Murphy, Editor, Rice Design Alliance/Rice Architecture

AIA Credit: 1.5 AIA HSW