Sandy+10: Resilience in the Rockaways

Event Pass Information

Event Pass Type
General Public$50.00 USD

Event Details

This fall will mark ten years since Superstorm Sandy devastated waterfront neighborhoods like the Rockaways in Queens. How have agencies, communities, and designers, including AIA members, improved the overall resilience of the region and built back better? Much work has been done, and still much remains.

This tour will present new, rebuilt, and retrofitted facilities that have made the Rockaways more resilient. We will take a close look at how design professionals have reduced climate risk at multiple scales, from a private, single-family home to large-scale infrastructure projects like the Rockaway Boardwalk. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Gateway National Park and the rise of green infrastructure, we will visit the Living Shoreline Project at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s West Pond, recently completed to repair the storm damage. Projects will be presented by multiple firms including +LAB Architects, WXY, Garrison Architects, Local Office Landscape Architecture, Sage + Coombe Architects, and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

See below the itinerary of the program: 

8:45 AM - Arrive at NYC Ferry Terminal, Wall Street/Pier 11 
9:30 AM - Depart NYC Ferry Terminal for Rockaway (cost of registration does not cover ferry ticket)
10:45 AM - Charter bus pickup at Rockaway Ferry Terminal, Beach Channel Drive & Beach 108th Street
10:50 AM - Tour of Hurricane Strong House at Breezy Point
11:20 AM - Pick up at Rockaway Point Boulevard & Oceanside Avenue
11:40 AM - Tour of the Rockaway Boardwalk, Shorefront Parkway at Beach 90th Street, and Beach Restoration Modules
12:35 PM - Lunch at Rockaway Boardwalk (cost of registration does not cover lunch)
1:35 PM - Pick up at Shorefront Parkway at Beach 90th Street
1:50 PM - Tour of Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard 
2:20 PM - Pick up at Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard
2:35 PM - Tour of RISE
3:10 PM - Pick up at RISE
3:20 PM - Tour of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, West Pond Living Shoreline Project
4:20 PM - Pick at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
5:20 PM - Drop off at Rockaway Ferry Terminal 
5:42 PM - Ferry back to NYC Ferry Terminal Wall Street/Pier 11

Led by:
Donna Walcavage, FASLA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Co-Chair, AIANY; Principal Landscape Architect, Stantec
Gretchen Bank, Assoc. AIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Co-Chair, AIANY; Senior Manager, Client Experience + Key Pursuits, Silman
Illya Azaroff, FAIA, Partner, +LAB Architects
Layng Pew, AIA Partner, WXY Studio
James Garrison, AIA Partner, Garrison Architects
Walter Meyer, Partner, Local Office Landscape Architecture
Jennifer Sage, FAIA, Partner, Sage + Coombe Architects
Peter Coombe, AIA Partner, Sage + Coombe Architects
Scott Middleton, Partnership Planner, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

*Ticket cost will NOT cover ferry, travel costs to and from the bus, or lunch.*