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The Design for Risk and Recon­struc­tion Com­mit­tee, DfRR, is set up to explore and address the poten­tial for the design com­mu­ni­ty to mit­i­gate and adapt to dis­as­ters through the built envi­ron­ment.

MISSION AND GOALS

The mis­sion of the com­mit­tee is to fos­ter aware­ness with­in the pro­fes­sion and the pub­lic of the neces­si­ty to antic­i­pate risk from the scale of a build­ing to com­pre­hen­sive region­al plan­ning. The committee’s goals are to for­mu­late pro­grams and devel­op pro­fes­sion­al-pub­lic part­ner­ships that pro­vide a forum for greater risk aware­ness. The sequence from design­ing for risk to mit­i­gate nat­ur­al and man-made dis­as­ters, dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness, dis­as­ter relief response and recov­ery, and recon­struc­tion will be exam­ined in order to improve the abil­i­ty of the designed envi­ron­ment to aes­thet­i­cal­ly, func­tion­al­ly, tech­ni­cal­ly, and eco­nom­i­cal­ly serve and pro­tect the health, safe­ty and wel­fare of its inhab­i­tants.

LEADERSHIP

The 2018 DfRR co-chairs are:

MEETINGS

The DfRR Com­mit­tee meets on the sec­ond Wednes­day of every month.

ESTABLISHMENT

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The Board of the AIA New York chap­ter for­mal­ly estab­lished the DfRR Com­mit­tee on May 17, 2011 and sanc­tioned the com­mit­tee name on June 21, 2011.  Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Illya Azaroff, AIA, were found­ing co-chairs.