Urban Fabrick Hires Johanna Hoffman as Resilient Design Associate

johanna_hoffman_520x520Urban Fabrick, Inc., a sustainability consulting and communications company, is pleased to announce that Johanna Hoffman has joined the team as Resilient Design Associate in our San Francisco office.

Johanna comes to Urban Fabrick with over half a decade of experience in environmental research and design. She is using her expertise in resilience and adaptive urbanism to assist project teams in making long-term strategic and climate-sensitive development decisions. Using visioning, communication, design and planning techniques, Johanna is helping identify and develop applicable, substantial, and effective plans that further adaptive urban systems. Current projects include Urban Fabrick’s work for University of the Pacific and the San Francisco International Airport.

Johanna’s responsibilities also include developing research-based, interactive opportunities to communicate impacts of climate change to diverse professional and public audiences. She is currently creating an installation on issues of sea level rise for this year’s Market Street Prototyping Festival, as well as proposals to increase urban resilience to natural hazards.

Johanna holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley, as well as degrees in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing from Oberlin College. She has worked, lectured and presented at various institutions, including Louisiana State University, the California Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, the University of California Berkeley, and the Environmental Design and Research Association.

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Urban Fabrick assists project teams to meet, understand and design to new green building code requirements including CALGreen and the New York State Energy Code and a variety of local green building ordinances. We facilitate complex and high level green building certifications, onsite water reuse, net-zero energy design, sustainability master planning and climate positive development.

Urban Fabrick can help you to connect the dots and bridge many of the professional knowledge gaps that currently exist between today’s (business as usual) design practices and those required to successfully meet or exceed high performance (green) building code requirements, achieve green building ratings and make more informed, cost-effective and sustainable decisions. With over fifteen years of green building policy, practice and design expertise, Urban Fabrick adds value.