Emergency! Design for Stressed Futures: A Charrette

Emergency! Design for Stressed Futures

In the year 2050, the environment fractures. Teams choose one of three scenarios and compete or collaborate for survival; an island site threatened by rising waters, an unstable hillside outside a dysfunctional city, or an escape pod from Earth. Make survival worth living through design. The scenarios are intended to provoke and excite teams to innovative and collaborative thinking - prepare for a fun and energizing day.

See the final boards displayed at The Center for Architecture and Design!

Congratulations to the winning team, Kiribati, with Ryan Newman, Jay Gopal, Yuno Kim, and Andrew Heathfield!!


Click here to see all project boards and jury comments!



Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA | Terreform ONE
Dr. Joachim is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor at NYU. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". Mitchell won many awards including; AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Award for Sustainability, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. Dwell magazine featured him as "The NOW 99" in 2012. He co-authored the books, “Super Cells: Building with Biology” and “Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned”. His work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale.

Beth Blostein, RA
Beth Blostein is an Associate Professor at the Knowlton School at OSU and a partner at Blostein/Overly architects.  Invested in both roles, she engages the interface between practice and speculation through work that exploits the whimsical within the conventional through materiality and fabrication.

Michael Berning, PE CEM LEED AP BD+C
As the Director of Sustainable Design for Heapy Engineering, Michael is responsible for the strategic integration of Sustainability across the firm's markets and services. Under his leadership, the 180 employee firm is involved with over 300 LEED projects and over 100 employees are LEED Accredited. Michael has presented at National and Regional Conferences including Greenbuild and the World Energy Engineering Conference.

David Brehm, AIA LEED BD+C
David is an innovative architect focused on urban infill and sustainable design strategies to rebuild our great cities.  A committed community activist, he Chaired Mayor Coleman’s Green Team for five years and has been a frequent speaker on policy and legislative matters related to environmental stewardship.

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