Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
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.
Aultman, Brandon, "Scalar Resiliency in the Age of Disruption" (2017). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 17.