Gulf Coast Green 2021 Symposium 
August 5 & 6, 2021


                                           We're Going Virtual!


After 16 successful years, Gulf Coast Green has proven to be the leading green building conference in the Gulf Coast region.  In addition to a lineup of groundbreaking speakers in the field of sustainability, Gulf Coast Green 2021 Conference continues to bring like-minded green building professionals together to experience next-generation sustainable and resilient building solutions. 


AIA Houston is excited to host its 16th annual Gulf Coast Green Symposium virtually August 5 & 6, 2021!

We recognize that the global pandemic we're experiencing is creating intense challenges for most everyone.  As a result, AIA Houston has decided to move this year's Gulf Coast Green Symposium to be 100% virtual. 

By going virtual, we have an opportunity to expand our engagement to organizations throughout the U.S. This transition is also an opportunity to more fully enact our values and expand on this year's theme, Sustainability + Technology.  We understand that a virtual event isn't quite the same as in-person, but we are confident we can deliver a fantastic conference providing meaningful knowledge and content.

While we will miss the chance to be together-in-person, the safety of our community is a top priority.  We hope you will join us!  Stay tuned for more details to come in the coming weeks. 


2021 Environmental Equity

This year’s conference looks at the important role that environmental equity holds in both the AEC community and the built environment. As members of the AEC community, we have the capability and responsibility to apply our professional skills towards eradicating the existing disparity of access to efficient, resilient, and healthy buildings and spaces. We welcome presentations that relate to equity in design, environmental justice, health and wellness, placemaking, public policy, and community resilience.

How does the built environment engage and enhance the community? Minority and lower socio-economic neighborhoods frequently bear the brunt of the impacts of unhealthy, energy inefficient, and disaster vulnerable buildings, and these communities have been historically underserved and displaced through policy and lack of representation. These chronic stressors are amplified in times of disaster, due to their vulnerable locations and fewer resources for recovery. How do we reduce these disparities and create vibrant equitable places for everyone?