Holly Leicht Named to FAR ROC Jury

Monday, April 29, 2013

NY4P Executive Director Holly Leicht has been named to the jury for the FAR ROC (For a Resilient Rockaway) design competition, which will explore strategies for the planning, design and construction of a resilient and sustainable housing development at Arverne East, a more than 80-acre site on the Rockaway Peninsula.

The competition is sponsored by the City's Department of Housing and Preservation, the American Institute of Architects' New York Chapter, and several affordable housing developers.

The design competition was organized after Hurricane Sandy to solicit creative ideas for resilient development strategies that can be implemented not only in the Rockaways but also throughout New York City and in vulnerable communities everywhere. Following a first-phase open call for design proposals, up to four finalists will be selected by the independent jury and provided a stipend of $30,000 to further refine their design strategies.

Along with Leicht, the 11-person jury comprises representatives from both the public and private sectors and academia, with expertise in fields ranging from architecture to urban planning to affordable housing development.

The winner of the competition will be announced in advance of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy on October 24th, 2013.

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