Date of Submission

Spring 5-4-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Timothy Frank

Secondary Advisor

Ed Akins II


Natural storm surges and global sea level rise cause devastating effects, whether it’s leaving over a million of residents homeless or dooming an entire

coastline ecosystem with little to no hopes of recovery. Current responsive methods consist the issue of unequal priortization within coastal resiliency

design because of site scalar characteristics. A design that incorporates an equity of attention towards all elements of resiliency will lead to a responsive

solution that can transcend any scale of site. I will begin to analyze the elements of effective resiliency; adaptation, affordability, community, sustainability

and customization, in order to provide a balanced solution to ecological disruption and housing displacement. To reinforce this multi-use strategy, this

solution would begin to promote interconnection between programmatic elements; ones that consist of both ecological strategies and housing amenities,

in order to unify both nature and people, through the five criteria of effective resiliency. This solution would be applied towards a coastal region along the

Gulf of Mexico, one that is prone to natural disruption caused by disastrous flooding, as well as having a history of disaster from a hurricane. This site is Biloxi,

Mississippi. This interconnection solution goes beyond the typical resilient design properties of being scale specific and accepts disasters like Katrina and

sea level rise; through effective resiliency strategies to create mutual opportunities to allow both nature and people to thrive.

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