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Mon 03.17.2014

Waterfont Housing In a Post Sandy World

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, MARCH 17

Where: At The Center   

New York City’s waterfront housing and residential neighborhoods are being dramatically re‐envisioned in a post‐Sandy world. The latest FEMA maps show almost 400,000 New Yorkers currently living in 100‐year floodplains ‐ more than any other city in the United States. Not only is this number projected to double by 2050 as sea levels rise, but waterfront designers must also consider the heavy downpours and high winds that come with coastal storms.* How can we live safely and continue to enjoy our densely populated and renowned waterfront?

Join us to hear architects working on some of the City’s major waterfront residential developments present their plans in response to our changing environment and as part of New York’s historic effort to bring people back to the water’s edge
*(A Stronger, More Resilient New York, PlaNYC,‐The City of New York, 6/11/13)

Introduction by Wilbur L. Woods, AIA, Former Director, Waterfront and Open Space Division, NYC Department of City Planning and Professor, Hunter College, CUNY.

Lisa Schwert, AIA, Project Architect, SHoP Architects
Oliver Schaper, AIA, Senior Associate, Gensler
Eran Chen, AIA, Principal, ODA

Hunters Point South by ODA

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with leading waterfront architects and planners and concluding with Q + A.

The program will be moderated by Bonnie A. Harken, Architect, APA, President, Nautilus International and co‐chair of the AIA’s Post‐Sandy Initiative’s Waterfront Working Group.

Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members

Advanced Registration is now closed but walkins are welcome.

Far Roc by White Arkitekter, Gensler, & Arup Domino Sugar Site by SHoP Architects



Organized by: AIANY Housing Committee

Co-Sponsored by: AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee & AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee

This program is related to the AIANY Chapter’s 2014 presidential theme "Civic Spirit: Civic Vision."

Watch the video of this program here.




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