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Northern Gulf Coast Presents: Innovative Stormwater Designs at IHMC

  • April 14, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Walking Tour -- Begins at 40 South Alcaniz Street, Pensacola, FL 32502


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The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola is a world-class facility that pioneers “technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities.” Their recent expansion included a number of innovative stormwater features, from permeable pavers and aesthetically-pleasing wet ponds to rain gardens and a targeted selection of plantings adapted to a wet environment.

The site’s location is in an area of Pensacola with a long history of human settlement, and the flood-vulnerable setting brought additional challenges in cultural resources and stormwater design. 

Please join us for a walking tour of the site to see firsthand the stormwater features helping to meet the challenges. The tour is led by landscape architect Steve Dana of Jerry Pate Design, and architect Carter Quina of Quina Grundhoefer Architects.


Following the tour, participants should be able to:

1. Better understand the range of innovative stormwater prevention and control techniques that can be applied to a site.
2. Describe the challenges and solutions to managing stormwater on a site with a high water table.
3. Know the importance of careful selection of plant species that will thrive in wet environments.


Steve Dana, Vice President/Senior Designer
Jerry Pate Design

A registered landscape architect, Steve has lead the daily operations and design implementation of Jerry Pate Design since 1999 and has two decades of professional experience in the golf industry. Steve is a graduate of Princeton University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Architecture. His studies focused on green architecture and sustainable development. He served as Captain of Princeton’s golf team, was a two-time Ivy League Golf Champion, a two-time Academic All-American, and runner-up for the prestigious Ben Hogan Award.

Carter Quina, Principal
Quina Grundhoefer Architects

Carter Quina, AIA, has practiced architecture as a principal of the firm in Pensacola since 1984. An Auburn University and Tulane graduate, Carter has broadened his education through world travel, volunteer participation, and by teaching graduate level students. His appreciation for the history of place confirms his invested interest in restoration as well as the value of new construction that considers the context of history as a primary factor in design. Making buildings that will be built to last and be preserved is the defining philosophy of his professional life.

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