Philippine Center, New York

February 14-28, 2015

The conference and exhibition “Resilience by Design” at the Philippine Center in New York, held on February 14-28, 2015, highlights the work of Build Academy in creating post-disaster architectural designs. During the past years, Build Academy has crowd-sourced projects for resilient schools and emergency shelters for the rebuilding of areas affected by natural disasters and wars. The event also marks the first anniversary of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and emphasized the need for sustainable solutions in response to the increasingly adverse effects of climate change. Using the powerful network of the online community, the solutions developed by Build Academy assist governments, the private sector, international organizations and foundations to accomplish their mission in building resilient architecture for some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.