Archinect - News 2015-10-07T00:14:16-04:00 Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Hadley and Peter Arnold of the Arid Lands Institute Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-21T15:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:30:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There&rsquo;s no such thing as the drought being over. There are only going to be cycles and our cycles, most models tell us, are only going to continue to be extreme. Wet will be wetter and dry will by drier."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Peter and Hadley Arnold are the founding co-directors of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arid Lands Institute</a>, a design-centered research platform devoted to making drylands "water-smart" the world over. Based in Los Angeles out of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a>, ALI uses the American West as a case study for developing adaptive strategies to changing water systems and accessibility, as brought on by climate change.</p><p>Both Peter and Hadley earned MArchs from SCI-Arc, and have set their focus on dryland research and design since the late 1990s. Their approach to the drought is pragmatic, not alarmist: &ldquo;The drought&rsquo;s been handy because it&rsquo;s brought an enormous amount of attention to that particular dimension of a changing climate and our need to adapt to it,&rdquo; Hadley told Archinect.</p><p></p><p>Their work will continue regardless of the drought, but the increased public attention does help focus the public around water issues, especially in a region woefully unprepared to deal with a future where "wet will be wetter and dry will be drier"....</p> Drylands Design Conference Jeremy Delgado 2012-02-03T17:57:00-05:00 >2012-02-05T15:45:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...will re-examine the built environment of the arid and semi-arid west as a vast field of opportunities for design innovation at a range of scales, from building systems to infrastructure and landscape spaces. The conference will present and debate a portfolio of design strategies generated in response to the challenges set forth in ALI's Drylands Design Initiative...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Registration is currently open for the forthcoming Drylands Design Conference being held March 22-24 at the Woodbury School of Architecture.&nbsp; This event is the conference part of the Drylands Design Competition you can see the work by the winners at the competition website <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>