In 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated waterfront neighborhoods including the Rockaways in Queens. DfRR held a day-long program to look at how agencies, communities and designers, including AIA members, have improved resilience strategies in the ten years since, as well as reviewing new projects currently being put in place.

We boarded the Rockaway ferry in Manhattan and visited the following sites:

  • Hurricane Strong House at Breezy Point by +LAB Architects
  • Rockaway Boardwalk Restoration by Sage & Coombe Architects
  • Rockaway Boardwalks Reconstruction by WXY architecture + urban design
  • NYC Parks Beach Restoration Modules by Garrison Architects
  • Arverne View by OCV Architects and Local Office Landscape Architecture
  • West Pond Living Shoreline Project at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Please watch the 4 minute video here to see the highlights of our tour!