The following posters represent each group’s final poster presentation displayed in Red Hook on May 18 in a presentation to community members and guests.

Team A: Communal Repositioning

Team B: Amphibious Red Hook

Team C: S.H.I.E.L.D

Team D: Defend & Connect

Team E: Rise & Remediate



Our class will have 30 minutes to present the semester’s work. We will discuss further how best to cohesively represent the great thinking that has been conducted over the past several months. The work to be presented here can be similar to the work produced for the Community Event.


Red Hook Coastal Resilience Super Saturday Presentation



This will be a time when each student will pDelta Cities Studio Red Hook_compiled super Saturday_ALL 5.9 COMPRESSEDresent their individually focused work. The goal is to understand the wide breadth of opportunities, ideas, and potential for cross fertilization. This is not a competition, but a way for us all to understand the multiplicity of ideas out there related to Integrated Flood Protection Systems. STUDENT PROJECT PITCH for concept and design direction via projected presentation ­ no need to print. pecha­kucha style presentations, each student has 6.6­minutes to present [20slides EXACTLY NO MORE NO LESS x 20sec each slide], slides can include but are not limited to: design ideas via plans, section, sketches, collages, mapping, metrics, social resiliency indicators, reference images, community impact. the idea behind the Petcha Kutcha style presentation is to be concise, impactful, and to the point about YOUR proposal/intervention. suggestions of questions to consider during your presentation (and can also answer many of your own questions): ­

  • How does this project have a positive + negative impact, on which parts of the community?
  • how will this be implemented? ­
  • what is the phasing of this project? ­
  • what will this project look like in 2030? 2050? 2100? ­
  • how does this increase the resiliency of Red Hook? ­
  • How does your intervention work in times of a natural disaster, recovery and during blue skies. ­
  • how would you measure the success of your intervention? what are the relevant metrics? ­
  • How would you pay for this? ­
  • What are the potential synergies: what other resilience initiatives could this proposal connect with/is this initiative dependent upon?

+ round table discussion to follow Pecha Kutcha presentations identify the obstacles, benefits, challenges, differences, etc, We will create 6 teams (approx. and TBD) of 3­students for Phase 3 design development. Team grouping based on characteristics of projects and interests. Architecture students may be part of the teams above, and will act as “architect” consultants to the proposalsThis will be a time when each student will present their individually focused work. The goal is to understand the wide breadth of opportunities, ideas, and potential for cross fertilization. This is not a competition, but a way for us all to understand the multiplicity of ideas out there related to Integrated Flood Protection Systems.


Elias Fischer
Greyson Clark
Azeem & Elard
Royce Gene
Sonja & Salvatore
Chris Riley
Gabrielle Sallows
Ada Mitchev
Eid & Kulusic
James Cottone
Michael Frederick
Beth Gratzer
Annie Levers
Daniel Paschall
Ashley Bamman
Chris Colross
Katherine Savarese
Case Wyse
Kate Selden



Taking the knowledge gained thus far, from the SWOT, site visits, readings, and discussions, you are to analyze your understandings, and translate to a conceptual design proposal for the Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System. answering the question: How do you make Red Hook more RESILIENT.What is your approach to the IFPS?. This can be either a holistic proposal or have a focus with a particular lens.


Brett Promisloff: Stormwater Management
Case Wyse: Disaster and Stormwater Response
Kate Selden: High School of Resilient Design, Technology and Leadership
Gabrielle Sallows: Remediation and Flood Protection
Annie Levers: Red Hook Runway
Katherine Savarese:Rainwater Diversion and Shore Ecosystem
Beth Gratzer: Aquaculture Fish Farm
Jessica Tuachi: Coastal Flood Protection
Michael Frederick: Downtown Red Hook
Levi Johnsen: Red Hook-UP
Karissa Lidstrand: Social Resilience HUB
Greyson Clark: Site Specific Coastal Protection
Chris Riley: Red Hook Green Way
Ashley Bamman: Red Hook Community Pier
Royce Gene: Stormwater Management 
James Cottone: Coastal Protection
Yamilee Doroseau: John Smeaton High School
Chris Colross: Remediate and Reuse
Aurelie Barbier: Intermodal Transportation Network
Elias Fischer: Poseidon Project
Daniel Paschall: Red Hook Relay

A2: Red Hook Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis


Before we begin to think about solutions and strategic directions, we need to assess the conditions of the study area from multiple perspectives and share our assessments to gain a clear understanding of conditions.  A quick and effective way to collaborate to establish conditions is by conducting a shared SWOT from which we can compare and prioritize site conditions.

You should provide a minimum of two 11×17 sheets for this exercise, map and SWOT templates are provided for use in indesign if  possible. The first page is a physical map of the site that illustrates a physical representation of the SWOT. The second page should have a bulleted list of SWOT criteria that you have brainstormed. It is OK if multiple student choose the same area of concentration, but it would be ideal if all areas of concentration are covered by at least one student.

Each student should look at one of the following topic areas and conduct a THOROUGH SWOT analysis for the entire study area as the area relates to your particular area of concentration. Some of these topic areas will render a larger list of analysis factors. If your particular area of concentration seems small, please add a second relevant topic area for consideration (aka social cohesion + communications infrastructure). It may help to start by thinking about the factors within an area of concentration. (For example, if you select ecological conditions, you would want to identify open spaces, street trees, natural space connectivity, habitat concentrations, etc.)

Please put your name up by 1-2 of the topic areas on next page (or create a new one) so we can make sure to have an even distribution.

**Have fun with the brainstorm, in this case less is NOT more.


Economic Stability
Social Resiliency
Ecology Map & Ecology SWOT
Sewer Infrastructure
Economic Stability and more Economic Stability
Faith-based organizations and churches
Ecological Conditions
Flood Protection and more Flood Protection
Policy & Regulatory Environment
Emergency Response & Emergency Management and Security
Land Use and more Land Use
Transportation Map & Transportation SWOT and another Transportation Map &Transportation SWOT
Building Characteristics



As a foundation for the studio project, we will be creating and sharing a body of knowledge through a set of International Case Studies. The Case Studies represent a wide array of issues, from social equity, economic sustainability, flood protection, governmental control, financing, community rebuilding, and architectural / technical options. Each student is to select one case study and synthesize it, to form comprehensive and cohesive presentation.

You should be able to answer most of the following questions, and these should be presented within the submission:

presentation – You are provided with an 11×17 template, in illustrator. You are to follow the template guidelines. Given that we are doing the review of the Case Studies after the Red Hook Community tour, it will be determined during class time how many will present. ALL case studies are to be printed, and we will hang in the hall to review all of them visually. But please be prepared to present if you are called on.


Jakarta Sea Wall: Katie Savarese
8 House: Jessica Tuachi
Factory on the Water: Annie Levers
Floating Dock at La Condamine Port: Levi Johnsen
Living With Water Netherlands Program: Aurelie Barbier
Shanghai Houtan Park: Kate Selden
Urban Forest: Ashley Bamman
HafenCity: Chris Colross
BIG U: Chris Riley
New Orleans Storm Reduction: Yamilee Duroseau
Hunt Point Lifelines: Elias Fischer
Vietnamese Community Rebuilding: Beth Gratzer
Staten Island Living Breakwaters: Greyson Clark
Bridgeport Connecticut: James Cottone
High Street City Boston: John Bezemes
Corktown Commons Park: Karissa Lidstrand
Envision Utah: Michael Frederick
New Orleans Water Plan_Daniel Paschall
Singapore Barrage and Reservoir: Brett Promisloff
Bethemplein Water Plaza: Royce Gene
Jakarta Sea Wall: Katherine Savarese