Gulf Coast Green 2017

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Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

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Gulf Coast Green 2015

March 27, 2015

Gulf Coast Green Symposium and Green Product Showcase continues to bring like-minded green building professionals together to experience next-generation sustainable building solutions. 


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Gulf Coast Green 2016 Symposium and Green Product Showcase

April 28, 2016


Held this year at the new MATCH Center in midtown Houston, this one-day forum was designed to share cutting edge ideas in a creative context to inspire your inner muse.



smART Design: the intersection of art, architecture, and sustainability


Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Gulf Coast Green 2016 explored how art and the principles of sustainable design can enrich the classic architectural qualities as described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius: firmitas, utilitas, and venustas, which roughly translate to durability, utility, and beauty.

  • firmitas, including materials, human health, lifecycle perspectives, and structures;
  • utilitas, including building systems, comfort, and energy and resource use;
  • venustas, including public art, biomimicry, and site design.



  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers: Jimmy DiResta and BIG Architects
  • Vetted Session Speakers
  • Special Mindfulness Exercise before Luncheon: Jennifer Buergermeister
  • Luncheon featuring Pat Greer's Kitchen and Tacos A Go Go
  • Green Product Showcase featuring over 20 product presentations tailored to meeting green building requirements.
  • Tiny Drop Tiny House
  • Solar Man powered by the sun
  • TrueGrid Labyrinth 
  • New in 2016: Afternoon Only Attendance Option


Session Speakers

Joe Adams, Diane Barber, James Brenner, Amanda Cambre, Filo Castore, Coleman Coker, Betsy Del Monte, Mary Carol Edwards, Delaney Harris-Finch, Allison, Hunter, John Jacob, Jill Jewett, Stephen Jovicich, Donna Kacmar, Sara Kellner, Mary Ann Lazarus, Dave Low, Luke Metzger, Anna Mod, Bill Neuhaus, Jim Newman, Lisa Osbourne, Peter Pfeiffer, Don Posson, Susan Rogers, Todd See, Kim Shinn, Elizabeth Spike, Nicola Springer, Nestor Topchy, David Varner, Jonce Walker, Brian Wolfe, Paul Woolford