Patricia Gruits, LEED- "Design for Impact"

March 1, 2019 - 4:30 PM
Great Space

"Design for Impact"


Patricia Gruits, LEED

Sr. Principal & Managing Director

MASS Design Group


Architecture is not neutral; it either hurts or heals. Architecture has the power to project its values far beyond the building’s walls and into the lives of communities and people. Senior Principal and Managing Director of MASS Design Group, Patricia Gruits, has leveraged this power of architecture in a holistic approach that produces community-centric buildings that are both beautiful and promote health, justice, and human dignity. Patricia will showcase projects that utilize the MASS practice model: immersive study of each location for deep understanding of the challenges and advantages, design of buildings that will improve the well-being of users, low-impact and environmentally conscious construction that enriches the community, and evaluation of each design’s impact in improving lives.



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