FAR ROC: “For a Resilient Rockaway” Design Competition

Sponsors: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Type: Open, ideas, two-stage
Location: New York
Langauge: English
Eligibility: Submissions from individuals, students, and non-licensed firms are welcomed during Phase I; however, finalist project teams proceeding to Phase II of the design competition must include at least one licensed architect and one licensed engineer.
Fee: None
10 May, 2013: Deadline for Submission of Questions
17 May, 2013: Q&A Posted to Website
14 June, 2013: Phase I Submission Deadline
24June, 2013 (approx): Phase I Jury Convening
28 June  – 12 July, 2013: Qualification of Finalists
15 July, 2013: Phase I Winners Announced
16 July, 2013 (approx): Finalist Site Convening & Orientation
7 October, 2013: Phase II Submission Deadline
14 October, 2013 (approx): Phase II Jury Convening
14 October, 2013 (approx): Team Interviews
24 October, 2013: Phase II Winner Announced
6-30 November, 2013: Exhibition of Phase II Finalists
Phase I finalists: $30,000 stipend for each team
Winner of Phase II: $30,000
Steven Bluestone – Partner, The Bluestone Organization
Alexander J. Felson PhD, RLA – Assistant Professor, Yale University
Brad Gair – Director, NYC Office of Housing Recovery Operations
Alicia Glen – Managing Director, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs
Ilana Judah AIA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C – Co-chair, AIA New York COTE
Holly Leicht – Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks
Rafael Pelli AIA, LEED AP – Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Richard Plunz – Professor, Columbia University
Donovan Richards Jr. – Council Member, District 31, New York City Council
Katie Swenson – Vice President, Design Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Mathew M. Wambua – Commissioner, NYC Housing Preservation & Development
Design Challenge:
FAR ROC is structured as a two-part design ideas competition that will explore best practices and innovative strategies for the planning, design and construction of resilient and sustainable developments in waterfront areas. The competition aims to provide ideas and the basis of a master plan for the sensitive development of Arverne East, an 80+ acre site located in a FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area Zone, a section of the Rockaways that experienced significant storm surge inundation during Hurricane Sandy. It is anticipated that the results of the competition will be used as a basis for further planning work with regard to Arverne East and as a prototype for long term planning and development strategies in other densely populated seaside communities in the Rockaways and beyond.

For more information and to register, go to: http://www.farroc.com/competition/