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BUILD Fundamentals: Bigger. Denser. Faster. Greener. 

Chheng Lim  (Program Director / Associate, SNHA)

Zoe Cloonan  (Associate, Program & Product Development, SNHA)

Lou Wright  (Sustainability Specialist, SNHA)

Location: Ballroom C (Level 3)

Date: Thursday, April 18

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Pass Type: All Access Conference, Data Center BUILD Summit - Get your pass now!

Session Type: Data Center BUILD Summit

Vault Recording: TBD

The data center industry is at an inflection point, with a dramatic upward trend in demand emerging alongside significant obstacles that threaten to derail that trajectory. We are all facing the same challenge: bring more capacity online faster than ever, while minimizing environmental impacts and navigating an increasingly constricted power market. In this session, SNHA’s architecture and design team will uncover growing commonalities across the space that can unlock a more streamlined, collaborative approach to development and a more expansive view of what is possible.

With rapidly evolving density needs and the corresponding evolution of building systems, a rise in super-sized designs, and increasingly blurred lines between hyperscalers and wholesale, companies that systematize their approach to architecture and design stand to make great advances. The key is to develop solutions that consider all scales of development – program, site, building, data hall – and integrate those scales into a bigger, denser, faster, greener data center industry.


  • Learn the latest strategies for efficient, nimble design.
  • Explore opportunities for decarbonization.
  • Understand potential hurdles and tripping hazards to avoid in design and construction process.