Calendar of Events

Mon 03.31.2014

AIA Regional Recovery Working Group Workshop on Coastal Communities, Tools for Resilient Reconstruction


When: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM MONDAY, MARCH 31

Where: Offsite Committee Events   

New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Campus, de Seversky Mansion

This day long workshop is geared for stakeholders across the four state region working in coastal communities at all scales of rebuilding and planning. The Working Group's on going mission is to share experience and case studies of recovery efforts across the region, highlight good practices, notes changes to building codes along with updates to state and federal procedures, financing and opportunities. Attendees will gain real tools for rebuilding and insight into codes and regulations.

This Regional Recovery Workshop is the second in the series. The first one was July 9th, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey and highlighted urban issues we face across the region. There is a third workshop planned for late May, 2014 in Florim Park, New Jersey and will focus on critical facilities and infrastructure.

The workshop will have a morning session with three one-hour presentations from practitioners in the coastal zones, along with regional updates.

In the afternoon session, attendees will charrette five typical building types from the Housing Recovery Center. The result of which will assist in finalizing a document that will propose code and zoning changes throughout the region.

Workshop will convene at 8:30AM, with the first presentation starting at 9:00AM, and wrap up at 4:00pm.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Ronald Peister, Director, Division of Building Standards and Codes NYS Department of State
Henk Ovink, Principal, 'Rebuild by Design,' Senior Advisor to Secretary Donovan, HUD / Sandy Task Force
Brian Baer, Regional Program Coordinator, Architecture for Humanity and Army Corp of Engineers recovery director

Price: Free

Register here

Participant Organizations:
AIANYS, AIANJ, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR), AIA Connecticut, AIA National
AFH, HUD, ORLI - NYIT, Army Corp of Engineers
RAMP - Pratt and NYC-DCP Housing Recovery Center

Supporting Partners:



The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012
(212) 683-0023

Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 8pm
Sat: 11am to 5pm

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm