Rethink Resilience

Rebuild by Design is a new way to design, fund, and implement strategies for a more resilient future.

Rebuild by Design marshals the talent of the world to answer a region’s greatest needs. Using an innovative process based on the design competition model, Rebuild by Design places local communities and civic leaders at the heart of a robust, interdisciplinary creative process to generate implementable solutions for a more resilient region.

Design for the Future

Originally launched in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Rebuild by Design has generated ten groundbreaking designs to enhance resilience throughout the Northeast US. Seven of these projects are now underway through $930 million dollars in federal disaster relief funding.

Today, Rebuild by Design keeps community coalitions connected to the process; explores changes needed in policy, regulation, and operations; and researches the best practices in developing resilience. Meanwhile, the innovative Rebuild by Design process and its radical designs are helping other cities rethink resilience before disaster strikes. Read More »


Rebuild by Design is a 2015 Architizer A+ Award Winner

May 18, 2015

Rebuild was selected as an Architizer A+ Award Winner! The A+ Awards "celebrate architecture’s relevancy through categories that highlight the issue [...]


May 19, 2015

East Side Coastal Resiliency Community Workshops

The City of New York invites community members to join a series of upcoming workshops for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project, the funded section of the BIG U between Montgomery and 23rd Streets. Come contribute your thoughts on the concepts being developed for the waterfront.

Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 PM Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Place. Focused on the waterfront between E. 14th & E. 23rd Streets

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 PM PS 134 Henrietta Szold, 293 East Broadway. Focused on the waterfront between Houston & Montgomery Streets

Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 PM – Church of St. Brigid, 119 Avenue B (enter on 8th Street). Focused on the waterfront between Houston & E. 14th Streets

Light refreshments will be served.

Winning Proposals


New York, New York

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore

Interboro Team
Long Island, New York

New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park

The Meadowlands, New Jersey

Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken

Hoboken, New Jersey

Hunts Point Lifelines

Bronx, New York


SCAPE / Landscape Architecture
Staten Island, New York