Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Nautilus has contributed its professional expertise to the recovery efforts in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, working with clients and on a pro bono basis in numerous ways. Below is a summary of Nautilus' post-Sandy related work since the superstorm in October 2012.

  • Pro Bono Work

    Post-Sandy Initiative – Building Better, Building Smarter: Opportunities for Design and Development, a collaborative effort of hundreds of professionals in the immediate aftermath of the superstorm led by the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter (AIANY); Nautilus' President served as co-chair of the Waterfront Working Group, 2012-2013. For more information, watch a video about the Initiative or visit postsandyinitiative.org.

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Waterfront Management Advisory Board, Nautilus' President served as representative of the American Planning Association -NY Metro Chapter both before and after Hurricane Sandy, including advising on the Special Initiative on Rebuilding and Resilience (SIRR), 2012-2014.

    NYC Department of City Planning Advisory Group for NYC's Waterfront Revitalization Program revisions and Urban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies, Nautilus' President served as representative of the APA-NY Metro Chapter both before and after Hurricane Sandy, 2012-2014.


  • Consulting Work

    Dredged Materials & Climate Change Pilot Project: Technology, Applications & Demonstration Project, a study exploring the beneficial use of dredged materials for climate change, analyzing state-of-the art technologies and possible applications, and proposing a demonstration project, for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, 2013-2014. Read more about the project…

    Floating Structures Pilot Project: Fish Utilization & Responses and Hydrodynamics & Sediment Transport, multi-year scientific research on the impacts of floating structures on the aquatic habitat of New York’s estuary, for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, 2011-2015. Read more about the project…


  • Speaking Engagements

    "Post-Sandy Waterfront Planning in New York City: What’s Happening?" Moderator, APA NY Metro Chapter 2015 Annual Conference, October 2015, see the event flyer…

    "Waterfront Housing in a Post-Sandy World," Moderator, AIANY Housing Committee, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, March 2014

    "Coastal Climate Resilience: Strategies & Scenarios for Urban Waterfronts," Moderator and Organizer, APA & RPA, Pier 40, New York, NY, October 2013

    "Keeping Pace with Climate Change: Resiliency Strategies for the 21st Century and Beyond," Speaker, APA & ASLA, Pratt Manhattan, New York, NY, June 2013

    "New York at Risk: On the Waterfront", AIANY and ASLA-NY, Speaker, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, Earth Day, April 2013


     
     
  • Award

    The Post-Sandy Initiative was honored with the profession’s highest recognition: Honors Award for Collaborative and Professional Achievement from the national AIA in 2014. See a video about the Initiative or read an article about the award on eOculus…

    Publications & Articles

    Post-Sandy Initiative: Building Better, Building Smarter: Opportunities for Design and Development, report by the Post-Sandy Initiative, AIANY, May 2013. See "Waterfront" chapter on page 32…

    New York City's Waterfront: Three Case Studies in Contemporary Resilient Design, article in eOculus, by Graham Higgins, LEED AP, April 2, 2014


    Exhibit

    The Future of the City presented work produced by the AIANY's Post-Sandy Initiative at the Center for Architecture, New York, NY, May-June, 2013