The goal of this initiative is to take a holistic approach to the stresses facing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through a targeted approach – sharing of best practices, scientific study, and other approaches in order to create more flood resilient communities. This is being undertaken through a community-university partnership with DCED, Lycoming County, Muncy Borough, and the Pennsylvania State University.
During the Fall 2016 Semester, twenty-three (23) fourth year Penn State architecture students researched and proposed designs for a Resilience Center of Excellence (RCOE) through a process that included strong benefactor participation and workshops with sustainability and resilient design specialists. Working in teams of two or three students, they explored resiliency design and community solutions for a site at the heart of Muncy Borough comprising the Mozley Opera House, Ritz Theater Site, and an adjacent Borough-owned lot. The student projects integrate strategies/best practices for flood-proof design and provide for the necessary infrastructure to buffer the site from storms and power outages. In addition to strategies for sustainable resilient buildings, the designs showcase Green Infrastructure, sustainable storm water and flood management solutions.
Arch 431 Students, Fall 2016 Semester:
|David Ackerman||Lindsay Krause|
|Lojean (Lili) Alali||Veronica Landron|
|Bernardo Alemida Barra||Suheng Li|
|Andrew Barnett||Bridget Novielli|
|Alexia Cavazos||Andrew Novillo|
|Justin Chen||Sam Oztan|
|Savannah Cranford||Addy Rabold|
|Christina DiFazio||Jomar Santiago|
|Darius Hopkins||Christopher Scalzo|
|Chin (Ian) Hsu||Marlene Sharp|
|Allana Kapcsos||John Shinogle|