Project Legacy Hospital Is Designed to Withstand Flood Disasters
Innovator: Doug Parris
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.