Alex Alaimo, AIA
Alex currently serves as a Director at Large for the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) where he serves to promote engagement among emerging professionals. Previously, Alex served as Co-Chair of the Emerging New York Architects committee of the AIANY chapter. There he initiated the ARE workshop which is a peer to peer ARE study group and MakinGOODesign - an awards program celebrating social impact design, as well as three “City of Dreams” Pavilion and the ENYA Biennial Ideas Competition. He founded Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI) which was a post sandy ideas accelerator. He graduated B.Arch at NYIT and is currently employed by PBDW Architects in New York.
Daniel Horn, Assoc. AIA
Resilient Design & Community Engagement
Daniel Horn is an architectural designer with over four years of experience working in New York City on post-Sandy recovery and resiliency projects on multiple scales. He is a resilience activist and has been engaged in research, design and community engagement since 2012. Dan has been actively involved as a committee member in a number of Sandy recovery programs, including the Rebuild by Design “Living with the Bay” Citizen Advisory Committee and the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Zone Program Committee. Dan graduated with his Bachelor’s in Architecture from New York Institute of Technology in 2013 and based his thesis project on his experience living through Super-storm Sandy. Dan is very interested in alternative methods of architectural practice and is excited to continue to contribute to the profession with his resilience expertise.
Community Empowerment & Social Resilience
Leonel Lima Ponce is a Registered Architect in the state of New York. As a design professional in New York City, he has worked on restoration, building addition and adaptive re-use projects. At Brooklyn's Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development, Leonel completed a Masters of Science in Urban Environmental Systems Management, concentrating on informal sewage and water infrastructure development in Brazil. He now is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt, teaching International Comparative Planning and Sustainable Design. Leonel's work and collaborations concentrate on the nexus of sustainable and resilient design, infrastructure, and community engagement and participation.
International Liaison & Design/Build
Austin Reed is a designer whose main focus is Design/Build as he feels a true designer should be able to build what they draw. After completing his education in NYC, Austin decided to explore how knowledge of resilient building post Superstorm Sandy could be useful to communities around the world that have an even greater need. Currently residing in Australia, Austin works to design and build more resilient coastal communities that address a future of climate change related impacts. Prior to his work in Australia, Austin was living and working with the small coastal village of General Luna in the Philippines to develop resilient living strategies based on the local tradition of the Bayanihan lifestyle that addressed ecological, social and economic realities of climate change for small island coastal communities.
GREENSPACENYC is a non-profit collaborative that develops and curates free educational programming, hands-on workshops, and public design projects that encourage dialogue, enliven public spaces, and promote the future of a more equitable and sustainable city.
Eric P. Olsen, LEED SITES AP
[ORLI+ Co-Founder and Landscape Designer]
Eric is a NYC based landscape designer with a demonstrated expertise in resilience.