The Rhode Island Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force was activated to assess damage and help coastal communities recover. Learn More and Read the After-Action Report.
Without Good Samaritan legislation to protect architects from liability, many hundreds of volunteers were unable to assist. Read More.
AIA New York's Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee serves to educate members and convene design professionals in the region's ongoing recovery process. Visit the DFRR website.
How You Can Help
If you are not already trained to provide disaster response services, the best way to help today is to make a charitable contribution to our partners at Architecture for Humanity or other organization of your choice.
If you would like to provide disaster response services in the future, please contact the AIA Disaster Assistance Program.
AIA Disaster Response and Community Resilience
The Disaster Assistance Program, with guidance from the Disaster Assistance Committee, provides advocacy, education, and training to advance the role of architects in emergency response and to help communities recover more quickly following disaster. Through this work, architects have seen damage that never should have happened. In the face of rising costs for disaster and uncertain weather patterns, the profession has an opportunity to help communities mitigate damage, improve performance, and lead a a movement in resilient design.