Innovation

Project Legacy Hospital Is Designed to Withstand Flood Disasters


Innovator: Doug Parris
Age: 62
Partner at architecture firm NBBJ and lead designer on Project Legacy in downtown New Orleans

Form and function: Project Legacy is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital slated to open in 2016 that’s designed to withstand disasters like Hurricane Katrina. The design elevates patients and essential features above a 20-foot flood line.

Lanks is the design editor of Businessweek.com.

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