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FORM NY is working at the forefront of resilient architecture. As design consultants for 2 of the 3 New York City Build It Back Hurricane Sandy rebuilding projects, FORM NY is actively involved in the renewal of neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn and Queens. FORM NY is committed to assisting communities nationwide and around the world become resilient so people can live safe from natural disasters.

Jill Fehrenbacher wrote the following which sums up our approach very well:

Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and city planners as well. In November 2012, ‘Resilient Design’ was a trending search term in Google, moving from near obscurity in the months before the devastating super storm to a popular catchphrase post-Sandy. Natural disasters like this, and more recently the typhoon that hit the Philippines.., serve to remind those of us in the green design community that while building with pure “save-the-earth” ecological motivation is certainly important, low VOC paints and LEED points don’t matter much if a building becomes uninhabitable due to flooding, earthquake, power outages or some other natural or man-made disaster. That’s where resilient design comes into play. According to the Resilient Design Institute, resilient design is defined as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and disruption of normal life”.