The Architects League of Northern New Jersey

Monthly Membership Meeting

Protecting the NY- NJ Metropolitan Region from The Next Disastrous Storm Surge


Suzanne DiGeronimo FAIA

May 10, 2018

3:30 – 5:00 pm

The Glen Point Marriot

Teaneck New Jersey

Suzanne DiGeronimo FAIA and her firm are strong advocates for the profession to educate and inform the importance of Resiliency Planning. Her client base and experience continues to this day with victims of Hurricane Sandy. She has designed and constructed numerous solutions for private homeowners and NY Public Schools with the always challenging FEMA regulations and insurance policy reimbursements. With this background, she has extended her reach and influence to assist the Storm Surge Working Group to advance the concept of a regional barrier for New York and New Jersey.

Suzanne has been appointed to serve on the 2018 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design Jury.

Learning Objectives – 1.5 LU  HSW

1. A project Summary and Objective of the SSWG will be presented.

2.A design concept of two barriers located across the Outer Harbor and Upper East River will be presented.

 3.Examples of existing systems already in operation in Europe and South East Asia will be presented.

4. The overall importance of recognizing Climate Change and the need to address resiliency in future projects will be talked about. An overview of the environmental conditions that caused so much destruction with Hurricane Sandy will be review.