Resilient Architecture

Part One

In this Teulo Talks session, we will hear from Haoran Liu from RIOS Imagined and Matthew Cutler-Welsh from NZGBC - New Zealand Green Building Council.

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CPD Points

2.00 RIBA - The Royal Institute of British Architects Points 2.00 Australian CPD ACT-SA-NT Points 2.00 Australian QLD - NSW - VIC - TAS - WA Points 2.00 Licensed Building Practitioner - Design 2 + 3 Points 2.00 Licensed Building Practitioner - Design 1 Points 20.00 NZ Registered Architects Board Points

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Event Description

Haoran Liu - RIOS

RIOS Imagined

Talk topic:

How adaptive reuse could contribute to achieving a carbon-neutral future

Introducing the environmental, social, and cultural contributions of adaptive reusing existing buildings and open spaces.

Haoran is a landscape architect and a studio director creating distinct and bold experiences that are meaningful and inspirational to the place and inhabitants.Haoran is always trying to create “habitats” bringing emotions that deeply resonate with inhabitants’ past experiences and inspiring a new wave of lifestyles, which in turn changes the way people understand the built environment.With Haoran’s creative direction, landscape architecture heals, inspires, and connects. He led the landscape design of Lawrence J. Ellison Institute at USC for Transformative Medicine that brought inner peace to a scientific hub and became a green habitat for both patients and researchers. Haoran is also inspired by sites’ history and story. He worked to create a post-industrial-inspired open space and landscape in ROW DTLA that deeply resonate with arts district’s heartbeats in Los Angeles. Haoran has also brought Hollywood spirit to the design of the Television City 2050 master plan, guiding design decisions that help curtail global warming, protect cultural diversity and biodiversity, and achieve social equity.Inspired by the heartbeat of nature and colorful cultures around the world, Haoran’s diverse background and international perspective have led his project footprint to other parts of the world outside the U.S. Haoran is also consistently engaging in academia by teaching and lecturing at USC’s landscape program. He has also been a visiting critic for various studio design reviews.

Matthew Cutler Welsh

NZGBC = New Zealand Green Building Council

Talk topic:

All aspects of ratings tools assist with resilience. Matthew will explain the differences between sustainability and resilience, and also how both can complement rather than compete with affordability


Matthew’s mission is to inspire people to make a better place to live. He is currently Senior Manager - Residential at New Zealand Green Building Council.

Matthew has an Honours Degree in Natural Resources Engineering and is a Certified Passive House Consultant. He has over 15 years of experience leading residential energy efficiency projects in New Zealand and Australia. In 2016 he joined the Board of the Passive House Institute New Zealand.

An experienced presenter, facilitator and podcaster, Matthew has interviewed over 200 architects, builders and industry experts from around the World on the Home Style Green podcast. He is also the co-host of the Passive House Podcast.

Prior to training as an engineer, Matthew was an Outward Bound instructor in New Zealand and the US.

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