On April 27, OZ Principal’s, Rick Petersen & Steve Brooks, along with OZ Director of Sustainability, Julie Edwards, will present “From Equator to Pole: Discovering the Triple Bottom Line in Africa and Antarctica” at the Rocky Mountain Green Conference in Denver.
Hosted by USGBC Colorado, the annual Rocky Mountain Green conference – now in its 10th year – unites hundreds of industry leaders, experts, and professionals to inspire, connect, and advance sustainable building within the region.
This year, OZ Architecture along with industry experts will present on designing two communities in nearly opposite places on the globe: Konza Technology City in Kenya, Africa, and McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
Located 60 kilometers from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the Konza Technology City is a new project on a 5,000 acre along Kenya’s fiber optic corridor to Mombasa while McMurdo Station serves as the primary logistical hub for the National Science Foundations Polar Program in Antarctica.
Through these projects, the design team has gained an unprecedented perspective of how place can have a positive effect on achieving environmental, social, and economic benefits to a community. With these opposed physical contexts, the goal of this session is to provoke and inspire those who are working at all points within the spectrum of place.
Find out more information about the event here.