Ten Design Teams Selected for Rebuild by Design Competition

ten design teams have been selected by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force to proceed to Stage Two of Rebuild by Design, a multi-stage regional design competition that will develop innovative projects to protect and enhance Sandy-affected communities.

Following Stage Two, Van Alen Institute will work in partnership with Regional Plan Association and Municipal Art Society of New York to collaboratively facilitate the Design Phase, in which teams will work to develop implementable solutions addressing the opportunities identified through the research and analysis process. Teams will develop site-specific design proposals in partnership with a local or state government entity to identify specific sites and projects that will improve the resilience of communities. Resulting projects will be evaluated by the Rebuild by Design jury, comprised of world-renowned experts in hazard mitigation, resilience, public health, landscape architecture, urbanism, real estate, design, and other fields.

The selected team are:
Team BIG is led by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and includes One Architecture (water & urban planning), Starr Whitehouse (landscape architecture), James Lima Planning & Development (finance & economics), Green Shield Ecology (ecology), Buro Happold (engineering & sustainability), AEA Consulting (arts & cultural planning), and Project Projects (graphic design).
HR&A Advisors with Cooper, Robertson, & Partners; Grimshaw; Langan Engineering; W Architecture; Hargreaves Associates; Alamo Architects; Urban Green Council; Ironstate Development; Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; New City America.
Interboro Partners with the New Jersey Institute of Technology Infrastructure Planning Program; TU Delft; Project Projects; RFA Investments; IMG Rebel; Center for Urban Pedagogy; David Rusk; Apex; Deltares; Bosch Slabbers; H+N+S; and Palmbout Urban Landscapes.
MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism and the Dutch Delta Collective by ZUS with De Urbanisten; Deltares; 75B; and Volker Infra Design
OMA with Royal Haskoning DHV; Balmori Associaties; R/GA; and HR&A Advisors.
PennDesign/OLIN with PennPraxis, Buro Happold, HR&A Advisors, and E-Design Dynamics.
Sasaki Associates with Rutgers University and ARUP
SCAPE with Parsons Brinckerhoff; SeARC Ecological Consulting; Ocean and Coastal Consultants; The New York Harbor School; Phil Orton/Stevens Institute; Paul Greenberg; LOT-EK; and MTWTF.
unabridged Architecture with Mississippi State University; Waggoner and Ball Architects; Gulf Coast Community Design; and the Center for Urban Pedagogy
WXY architecture + urban design / West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture with ARCADIS Engineering and the Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University; Maxine Griffith; Parsons the New School for Design; Duke University; BJH Advisors; and Mary Edna Fraser.