Leadership Lecture Series: Renovation / Interiors
Join us for a discussion about saving, preserving, and re-using buildings with Kava Massih and Larry Strain.
This panel will be moderated by Heather Sanders-Jacob.
About Your Moderator
About Your Panelists
Since founding Kava Massih Architects in 1996, Kava has guided its steady growth, built its strong reputation, and garnered the respect of many repeat clients. Kava’s philosophy is to approach each project without preconceived ideas in order to find the best design solution for that project. His environmentalist views and dedication to public service are also reflected in the values of the firm. Through his service as a member of the Emeryville Planning Commission, he brings an in-depth understanding of how cities approach the planning and approval process.
Larry has been practicing sustainable design since the 1980s and believes in an architecture that serves the environment, is rooted in community, and supports equity and justice. His practical experience as a builder prior to becoming an architect and his problem-solving skills are great assets. His industry- leading research on embodied carbon has helped to establish methods and benchmarks for designing lower impact buildings, and has led him to advocate for reusing and retrofitting existing buildings. He shares his expertise by speaking and writing frequently. Larry has served on the boards of the Carbon Leadership Forum, USGBC–Northern California Chapter, and the Ecological Building Network.