November 9, 2012
Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Update — January 2013: Visit this website for information on AIANY's "Post-Sandy: Designing a Resilient New York" intitiative.
First and foremost, we hope that everyone was spared from Sandy’s fury and have resumed normal life with minimal disruption. To those who have been hard-hit by this disaster, please know that you are in all of our thoughts.
Please find below information on the AIA New York Chapter’s (AIANY) efforts to assist with the recovery.
11/15 - U.S. Inspect, a firm that manages inspections across North America for a variety of clients, has immediate immediate openings for inspectors to assess damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, New York, and Southern Connecticut. Training will be provided in Philadelphia.
11/14 - Click here for an update on our post-Sandy fundraiser and recovery efforts.
In addition, Howard Slatkin - Director of Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning; and Donna Walcavage, FASLA, LEED AP - Principal/Vice President, AECOM, have been added to the panel for “Designing the City after Superstorm Sandy.”
11/13 - This Saturday, 11/17, 6:00pm at the Center for Architecture is our annual Dean's Roundtable.
Join us to hear the school of architecture Deans discuss current directions in architectural education, specifically the responsibilities of architectural schools in response to local built environment crises. They will also discuss ways that schools can harness their potential for research on these pressing issues in a collaborative way as part of curricula.
11/8; Updated 11/14 - On Thursday, 11/15, 6:00pm at the Center for Architecture, AIANY and the Center for Architecture Foundation will present “Designing the City after Superstorm Sandy.”
This fundraiser will feature thoughtful discussion between leaders in disaster resilience design. The Center for Architecture will donate the evening’s proceeds to disaster relief efforts through the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.
Cynthia Barton - Disaster Housing Recovery Plan Manager, NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Stephen Cassell, AIA, LEED AP - Principal, Co-Founder, Architecture Research Office (ARO)
Klaus Jacob - Geophysicist, Urban Environmental Disaster Expert - Columbia University (SIPA, EI/LDEO)
Rob Rogers, FAIA - Principal, Rogers Marvel Architects
Howard Slatkin - Director of Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning
Donna Walcavage, FASLA, LEED AP - Principal/Vice President, AECOM
Moderator: Michael Kimmelman - Chief Architecture Critic, The New York Times
Organized by: AIA New York and the Center for Architecture Foundation
Supported by: AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) and the AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Suggested Donation: $10
All contributions will be donated to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. The Mayor’s Fund retains no administrative fee, and one hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations. Funds will support immediate aid needs – including, food, water and hygiene supplies – as well as long-term relief and restoration.
Please visit http://www.nycservice.org/ for other ways to help.
11/8 - Read Fred Bernstein's article in Architectural Record about our ongoing effort.
11/7 - Click here for an update statement on training sessions.
11/7 - "Members helping Members" Initiative
With so many offices damaged by the storm, AIA New York is connecting those who need work space with those who have available desks (contact firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, staff is now calling the nearly 700 members in affected areas to assess needs.
11/2 - AIANY and its Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) sent out a call to architects and engineers for help. The call was covered by David Dunlap in the New York Times. Within 12 hours, more than 300 volunteers replied.
Read more about this effort and how to get involved.
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