HU Architecture Department named one of six design studios forming a National Resilience Initiate network.

The Hampton University Department of Architecture has been named a National Resilience Initiative network, a collection of six design studios across the nation that serve their local communities preparing for and adapting to natural challenges. The HU Department of Architecture will be the representative for the Mid-Atlantic region and the designated center on the study of adaptation to sea level rise.”Our designation is an enormous honor and responsibility,” said Mason Andrews, associate professor in the HU Department of Architecture.  “The department’s on-going interest in engagement with urban communities has led to a leadership role in an emerging field. We may be the slightly damp canary in the coal mine here in Hampton Roads, and have the opportunity to develop adaptation strategies useful to other communities as they eventually face the challenges on which we’re working.  What a privilege!”  The six chosen design studios in the National Resilience Initiative network will continue work in their own communities, but share best practices nationally and identify policy and legislation issues impeding sensible response to an array of current new challenges.

Source: HU Architecture Department named one of six design studios forming a National Resilience Initiate network. : Hampton University News

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