Ten Teams Vie for Post-Sandy Reconstruction

John Hill
19. August 2013
Photo: Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design is a four-stage competition initiated by the President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in collaboration with the Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU, Municipal Art Society, Regional Plan Association, and Van Alen Institute. Over 140 teams responded to the initial call in June, and on August 9 Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, announced the 10 multidisciplinary teams that will take part in stage two:

  • Interboro Partners with the New Jersey Institute of Technology Infrastructure Planning Program; TU Delft; Project Projects; RFA Investments; IMG Rebel; Center for Urban Pedagogy; David Rusk; Apex; Deltares; Bosch Slabbers; H+N+S; and Palmbout Urban Landscapes.
  • PennDesign/OLIN with PennPraxis, Buro Happold, HR&A Advisors, and E-Design Dynamics
  • WXY architecture + urban design / West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture with ARCADIS Engineering and the Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University; Maxine Griffith; Parsons the New School for Design; Duke University; BJH Advisors; and Mary Edna Fraser.
  • Office of Metropolitan Architecture with Royal Haskoning DHV; Balmori Associaties; R/GA; and HR&A Advisors.
  • HR&A Advisors with Cooper, Robertson, & Partners; Grimshaw; Langan Engineering; W Architecture; Hargreaves Associates; Alamo Architects; Urban Green Council; Ironstate Development; Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; New City America.
  • SCAPE with Parsons Brinckerhoff; SeARC Ecological Consulting; Ocean and Coastal Consultants; The New York Harbor School; Phil Orton/Stevens Institute; Paul Greenberg; LOT-EK; and MTWTF.
  • MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism and the Dutch Delta Collective by ZUS; with De Urbanisten; Deltares; 75B; and Volker Infra Design.
  • Sasaki Associates with Rutgers University and ARUP.
  • Bjarke Ingels Group with One Architecture; Starr Whitehouse; James Lima Planning & Development; Green Shield Ecology; Buro Happold; AEA Consulting; and Project Projects.
  • Unabridged Architecture with Mississippi State University; Waggoner and Ball Architects; Gulf Coast Community Design; and the Center for Urban Pedagogy.

The above teams will have three months for research and analysis, creating a detailed report "and synthesizing their findings into one resource kit for local communities throughout the region." In the third stage, each team will apply their findings to a site-specific design proposal. The Rebuild by Design jury will choose the winners that will then be implemented in stage four.

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