This special event will celebrate the first ten years of the AIANY Design for Risk & Reconstruction Committee (DfRR).
Recognizing the need to address the increasing threats and vulnerabilities faced by communities across the globe, co-chairs Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Illya Azaroff, FAIA, founded DfRR in 2011. The AIA New York Board of Directors formally established DfRR on May 17, 2011 and sanctioned the committee name on June 21, 2011. The committee’s mission is to harness the design community’s expertise to address disaster mitigation and adaptation in response to major events such as major storms, extreme heat, climate change, sea-level rise, and terrorist attacks.
This program will feature a lineup of speakers and committee members who have made significant commitments to DfRR over the years, highlighting the committee’s milestone initiatives, including the 2012-13 Post-Sandy Initiative, the 2015 Extreme Heat symposium, the 2017 Everything Water series, and 2021’s Fight or Flight? Rethinking the Urban Footprint series on managed retreat.
Illya Azaroff, FAIA, Founding Co-chair, DfRR; 2021-2022 President, AIANYS
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, Founding Co-chair, DfRR; President, Consortium for Sustainable Urban Development
Joan Capelin, President, Capelin Communications
Taewook Cha, LEED AP, Principal, Supermass Studio
Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild By Design
Rob Freudenberg, Vice President, Energy & Environmental Programs, Regional Plan Association
Deborah Gans, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, Pratt Institute
Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, Principal, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
Richard Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Richard Gonzalez Architect
Klaus Jacob, Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Maxinne Leighton, PhD, Associate AIA, Director of Marketing & Business Development, JB&B
Kenneth Lewis, FAIA, 2021 President, AIANY; Partner, SOM
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands; Sherpa to the UN/WB High Level Panel on Water
Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, RA, Executive Director, ARCHIVE Global
Ron Shiffman, FAICP, Hon. AIA, Professor Emeritus, Center for Planning and the Environment, Pratt Institute
Joy Sinderbrand, Vice President of Recovery and Resilience, Capital Projects, NYCHA
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design,Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Don Watson, FAIA, Principal, EarthRise Design
Cortney Worrall, President & CEO, Waterfront Alliance
Michael Marrella, Director of Waterfront & Open Space Planning, NYC Department of City Planning
Yutaka Takiura, Associate Professor, Design Management, Pratt Institute