My name is Daniel Horn, and I'm an architecture student from New York Institute of Technology.
Right after Superstorm Sandy hit the area, a group of us started a committee called Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI). The committee exists as a collaborative response to Sandy, founded to explore and develop methods to aid local communities by finding long-term resilient building and design solutions.
We feel the best way we can help is by organizing and hosting a global design ideas competition which will focus on the effect raising home elevations will have on coastal communities.
Details can be found at our website at www.3Ccompetition.org. The competition is open to all professionals and students, and registration opens on March 25, 2013.
On March 10 I drove through a hard-hit neighborhood in my town of Lindenhurst. The area was flooded yet again from the .
While driving through the area, I found some homes that were in the process of being raised. It's interesting to see these new elevations in relationship to the surrounding community.
Even though the homes are now safely above the BFE, they totally affect their neighbors and the overall value of the immediate neighborhood.
I cannot wait to see and share some amazing ideas and proposals that the 3C Competition will generate.