ORLI was recently invited to attend two very important post-Sandy Symposiums over the past few weeks. They were both very successful and brought together professionals in and out of the field of architecture to get some new views on city resilience and regional comprehensive planning to mitigate weather-related disasters. The DfRR (Design for Risk and Reconstruction committee - AIA NY) also had a presence at both events. Photos from both are below.
As ORLI begins the next phase with the 3C Competition, a few things to keep in mind:
We have our submission deadline July 25, 2013 and after that the jury process will commence.
Shortly after, a public choice campaign will commence to select a public choice winner.
Our exhibition opening is October 3, 2012 and will end October 17, 2013. Our "Resilient Visions: Hurricane Sandy One Year Later" Symposium and final jury selection of winners event will take place October 10, 2013 (10-10-13). We are very excited to host many winners from around the world and esteemed professionals as part of our global network.
Stay tuned here for more updates soon.
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Alex and myself attended the New York Interagency Engineering Council conference last Thursday. It was a very informative and beneficial event which brought together a number of difference engineering and architecture agencies including some NYC economic agencies. New and innovative engineering strategies were presented. The speakers all stressed that our coastal infrastructure is severely outdated. New blueway plans were proposed and being implemented now.
A good precedent coastal community called Arverne by the Sea was one of the only coastal community developments that weathered the storm unscathed from storm waters. It is located in Rockaway. The entire community is raised approximately 4-5 feet on a plinth. Wide dune planting zones absorbed wave and storm surge action - the major cause of devastation in the Rockaways. Nourished beaches, increased elevations and high capacity drainage systems all contributed to its resilience during the storm.
Photos and flyer from the event are above.
Post Sandy: Reports from the Field 4/25 6:30pm
You are invited to attend our Post Sandy event Raise or Stay: Reports from the Field. We believe it is the appropriate time to report individual efforts post Sandy, share information and begin future collaborations.
We have 8 distinct presentations representing different regions. The event will commence promptly at 6:30 pm and presentations will be timed and limited to 10 minutes to fit in all the presentations. The presentations will wrap up at 8pm when we will have wine and food.
Please RSVP by visiting http://www.3ccompetition.org/steelcase-425.html
The event is FREE and will take place at Steelcase NY, 7th Fl, 4 Columbus Circle NY, NY 10019.
Please remember we offer 1.5 CES credits for attending.
AIA NY: Illya Azaroff AIA
AIA NJ: Verity Frizzell AIA
AIA LI: Martin Hero AIA
Non profit and Government:
NYC Office of Emergency Management: Cynthia Barton - Housing Recovery Program
Rebuilding Together NYC : Jennifer Terry - Program Director
NJIT: Sabrina Raia: NJIT Sandy Alternative Spring Break
Pratt: Lindsay Donnellon Pratt Disaster Resilience Network
NYIT: Alex Alaimo and Daniel Horn: Operation Resilient Long Island
We would love for you to join us at our event Raise or Stay: The Road Forward Post Sandy where we will have student presentation from Pratt, NJIT and NYIT all speaking about their student lead events. Illya from AIA will also speak and we hope the event will be an opportunity to share information and foster a spirit of regional collaboration between schools and organizations.
RSVP here --> http://www.3ccompetition.org/steelcase-425.html
The student group ORLI Operation Resilient Long Island will host the Raise or Stay: The Road Forward Post Sandy, event on April 25 2013, at 6:30pm at Steelcase NY, 4 Columbus Circle. The event will showcase student lead post sandy initiatives from Pratt, New Jersey Institute of Technology and New York Institute of Technology. Speakers from NYC, New Jersey and American Institute of Architects New York will speak on how their local communities and organizations are dealing with Sandy. The event intends to bring together groups in the spirit of regional collaboration. A food and wine reception will follow the event and AIA CES credit will be provided.
This week was very exciting for the ORLI team. Our twitter account, where we post general updates and share similar Sandy rebuilding efforts, was featured in this past Thursday's Newsday as "One to Watch on Twitter." You can read more about it here.
Alex and myself also went to the Architectural League of New York lecture series "Emerging Voices" in NYC featuring dlandstudio and MASS Design Group. Susannah Drake from dlandstudio spoke about some of her recent projects that focus on resilience, green space, and the overall neighborhoods focused in Brooklyn and Queens. She also spoke about her project for the Rising Current Exhibition from a few years back.
We are also preparing for the competition launch which will be next Monday, March 25. Much work still needs to be done until then, so we will all be spending out spring breaks working diligently. Another big event that it upcoming is the AIAS Northeast QUAD conference, where we will be presenting ORLI and the 3C competition to gauge students interest in entering. Look for another post later in the week!