This week, members of the team at dD+P presented their work at the Aquarium and Zoo Facilities Association
(AZFA) Conference in Denver. The presentation focused on the work at the New York Aquarium: Rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. Ricky Liu and Alyssa Topinka were joined by Dennis Ethier, Director of Plant Engineering at the New York Aquarium, to present to a diverse group of Facilities Managers from Zoos and Aquariums around the country.
The presentation focused on four areas:
- Architecture: Rebuilding and Restoration of the aquarium buildings and facilities
- Civil and Landscape: Site Mitigation strategies that protect the aquarium campus
- Operations: Facilities intervention and deployment in preparation for the upcoming storms
- Exhibit Design: Educate and reinforce the impacts of climate change
As we approach the 10 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we reflect on the damage that was done, the collaborative process of documentation, and the thorough restoration and preventative measures that have since been implemented. This detailed project overview encouraged insightful conversations about preparing for Climate Change while protecting the living collection. We are proud to share this work that is the result of a partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the New York Aquarium.