Nathalie Beauvais Joins HDR as Multidisciplinary Community Planning Resiliency Lead
Nathalie Beauvais, APA, AIA International Associate, LEED AP, has joined HDR as a community planning resiliency lead.
In every community and market, projects are requiring an increased focus on resiliency, equity and the impacts of climate change. Beauvais will provide climate change planning and resiliency leadership across markets to help clients develop more resilient projects. As a technical expert and climate lead, Beauvais will assist HDR teams and clients with implementing performance-based risk assessment, climate change assessment and adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, business continuity planning, greenhouse gas management plans, asset management plans and more.
“Providing for resiliency as well as using the best available information is a challenge that requires flexibility and adaptability,” Beauvais said. “I am looking forward to collaborating with the many areas of expertise at HDR to elevate climate change planning, which requires the integration of all components of the ecosystems of the built environment including the human aspect, understood via economic, public health and diversity.”
Beauvais has more than 30 years of experience as an architect, planner and urban designer primarily in the northeastern United States. She brings design, technical expertise and stakeholder engagement to the forefront when developing resilient buildings, infrastructure, nature-based solutions and innovations for integrated design approaches. Early in her career, she gained expertise planning for communities in Boston before moving to France where she contributed to the development of a GIS-based, 3D software for the visualization of planning strategies for European cities. More recently, she worked as a senior leader in the resiliency and sustainability field for other consulting firms. Beauvais also worked for several years at Harvard University for the sustainable development of the Allston campus. She is a prolific author, speaker and panelist.
“Resiliency to climate change is more than a technical challenge, it is a transforming event for our built environment and operation processes,” said Transportation Sustainability and Resiliency Director Pam Yonkin. “It requires cross-disciplinary expertise to provide for complete solutions. With Nathalie on our team, our clients will be able to better enhance their environments through access to more world-class knowledge in resiliency for built assets, ecosystems and communities.”