Diversity X Design Breakfast Series: Infrastructure with Building Leaders
Sep 11, 2018
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2018-09-11 08:00:002018-09-11 10:00:00America/New_YorkDiversity X Design Breakfast Series: Infrastructure with Building LeadersJoin us for another inspiring installment of the Diversity X
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Join us for another inspiring installment of the Diversity X Design Breakfast Series with Amy Macdonald, who will discuss infrastructure and leadership in engineering, as well as actionable steps in forging your own professional path.
Amy Macdonald is an Associate Principal of the Property Loss Consulting Practice and the leader of Resilience at Thornton Tomasetti. With a background in civil engineering, she was instrumental in the development of NYU Langone Medical Center’s flood and hazard mitigation strategy; the grant proposal she spearheaded became the second largest award granted by FEMA for a single project. Macdonald is an active member of the Risk Management Society (RIMS) and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association and is a member of the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.
Danei Cesario, AIA, NCARB, NOMA
Speaker: Amy Macdonald, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti Property Loss Consulting
Amy Macdonald specializes in providing property owners, insurance companies, and public-sector clients with strategies to offset physical, operational, and financial risk. Macdonald has more than a decade of geotechnical engineering, disaster mitigation strategy, and response and recovery experience, as well as experience in infrastructure design and commercial and residential land development. She has consulted on numerous projects ranging from minor to catastrophic, routinely responding at the scene of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and landslides.
Macdonald’s experience spans four continents and includes reconnaissance following Harvey, Irma and Maria; the 2015 Nepal earthquakes; damage assessments after Sandy in the Tri-State area; and leadership of the Earthquake Commission’s engineering response for the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand. Expanding upon this post-disaster experience, Macdonald informs the development of resilience strategies for complex scenarios where natural hazards intersect with the urban environment. She continues to manage the development and design of high profile flood mitigation and climate change adaptation strategies for healthcare, commercial and real estate clients in New York City and throughout the Northeast.
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