Posted by Architecture for Humanity on Feb 21, 2014
Related program: Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction
On January 23rd and 24th in Orlando, Florida the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) convened a group of architects, educators, engineers, manufacturers and disaster experts from across the nation, including Architecture for Humanity, to discuss resilient design strategies at the North-South Design Charrette.
Organizations participating included the AIA Disaster Assistance Committee, the AIA Housing Knowledge, Simpson Strongtie, State Farm and others. Participants had all faced the challenges of rebuilding in post-hurricane situations and were eager to share with the group what they’ve learned from these experiences to improve how our built environment can better weather future disasters.