Architects Foundation Issues First Annual Report on National Resilience Initiative

New York – Sept. 28, 2015 – The Architects Foundation today released its first annual report on the National Resilience Initiative (NRI), a growing network of resilient design studios geared toward helping local communities become more resilient to natural disasters and climate change.

The report, “ In Flux: Community Design for Change, Chance and Opportunity,” was unveiled today at the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) Annual meeting. It details the compendium of activities for the past year, including the work of the NRI’s three charter members: the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Center for Resilient Design; at the University of Arkansas Community Design Center at the Fay Jones School of Architecture; and Mississippi State University's Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, located in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“Our ultimate goal is for the NRI to be part of a growing system of resilience enterprises taking aim at the many challenges communities face at this important juncture in human history,” said Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop, Executive Director of the Architects Foundation. “We intend for the NRI’s design-thinking, problem-solving and networking to offer a fresh and collaborative model for mitigating social and disaster-related risks across the globe.”

The report provides an in-depth look at how architects are working with local communities through the National Resilience Design Network, in which the three charter members of the NRI are offering direct architectural and building services to their respective communities.

Examples of project works outlined in case studies in the report include:

  • Mississippi St. University has developed a Women in Construction center and addressed watershed planning issues.
  • University of Arkansas designed local commerce and community safe rooms and proposed the development of an urban food production system
  • NJIT held a design workshop that examined how to strengthen a crucial transit terminal and assessed the potential for using distributed power generation to increase energy-efficiency and reduce hazard vulnerability at the community level.

The NRI annual report also details how – at a grassroots level – the network’s mission is to work to identify policy impediments to enacting resilient design. The program also envisions the creation of a robust resilience network, providing students and practicing architects access to information on how to make communities safer, stronger and more equitable.

About the Architects Foundation:
The Architects Foundation preserves, honors and advances excellence in design for the benefit of the public.  As a nonprofit philanthropic extension of the American Institute of Architects, the Architects Foundation is the preeminent voice and advocate for architecture and design in America.  The Architects Foundation is dedicated to the belief that good design is good for all and plays an essential role in transforming lives and building a better world.

Contact:
John Schneidawind
202-626-7457
Email Contact
http://twitter.com/AIA_Media




Review Article Be the first to review this article
HP

Bentley:Be inspired

Featured Video
Jobs
Architetural Project Manager for DRA Architects at Irvine, CA
Architect for North County Transit District at Oceanside, CA
Inside Sales for SolidCAM at Newtown, PA
Sr. GIS Technical Analyst for Southern California Edison SCE Transmission and Distribution Organization at Rosemead, CA
Director of Mechanical Engineering for Velodyne LIDAR at Morgan Hill, CA
Imagery Analyst for ARA at Albuquerque, NM -1229, NM
Upcoming Events
GRAPP '17 at Porto Portugal - Feb 27 - 1, 2017
INTERNATIONAL CONFEX at Olympia London London United Kingdom - Mar 1 - 2, 2017
European Meeting & Events Conference 2017 at Palacio de Congresos de Granada Granada Spain - Mar 5 - 7, 2017
98th Annual AGC Convention at Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada - Mar 7 - 9, 2017
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
Bentley:Microstation License
xponential2017
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy