Larry Cash, FAIA speaks at 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland
Anchorage, Alaska – With a passion for architecture and close to four decades of living in Alaska, Larry Cash was honored to be invited by the US Department of Commerce to speak as a panelist at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Cold Climate Technologies for Sustainable Arctic Communities. Larry’s topic was “Designing for the Arctic Environment”. The presentation included statistics about Alaska’s population, climate, topography and the infamous Trans Alaska Pipeline. Larry highlighted relevant projects RIM completed in Arctic villages of Alaska, such as, Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital, Barrow, AK. The project required specific arctic design solutions to account for permafrost, fierce winds, extreme cold and drifting snow that can accumulate to block windows and entrances.
The Arctic Circle Assembly is a nonprofit organization working with political and business leaders, environmental experts, scientists, indigenous representatives and private companies interested in the interested in the issues facing the Arctic as a result of global climate change. The Assembly was introduced four years ago by President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson of Iceland, and is also led by Alaska Dispatch publisher, Alice Rogoff, who is the Arctic Imperative Summit founder. The Assembly holds a conference annually and is attended by over 2000 participants from 50 countries.
About Larry Cash, FAIA
Larry is the CEO of RIM Architects, which he founded in 1986. RIM is a full service architecture firm founded in Anchorage, with expanded locations in Guam, Hawaii, and California. Larry shares his passion for architecture and community beyond RIM by participating on panels, serving on public boards and commissions, and leveraging public platforms to influence the science and art of architectural excellence.