November 8, 2012
by AIA New York Chapter

As a nameless Nor’easter blows through a week after Superstorm Sandy, it’s perhaps hard to think of anything but those in need and the long recovery ahead. We all know, of course, that New York and its neighbors will recover. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again.

To aid in this effort, AIANY has launched two programs. One is “Members Helping Members”: following Superstorm Sandy, AIA New York Chapter members are invited to contact us if you are looking for office space or if you want to share office space with displaced members. We will do our best to coordinate needs and offers.

The other is AIANY and its Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee’s work with New York City agencies, registered architects, and professional engineers interested in helping with the recovery. The first opportunity for service will most likely be on-the-ground neighborhood assessments organized in conjunction with the NYC Department of City Planning. Click here for a statement on this ongoing process.

We hope that this issue of e-Oculus is informative, as well as a respite from the blustery weather.

Oculus Deadline Reminder: 11.15.12 is the deadline to submit project and story ideas for the Spring 2013 issue based on the AIANY President’s Theme, “Global City / Global Practice.” We are particularly interested in waterfront cities (resilience desired, not required). Contact Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, editor: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com

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