FAU School of Architecture Salty Urbanism wins national AIA Honor Award

Salty Urbanism: A Sea Level Rise Adaptation Design Framework for South Florida, led by Assistant Professor Huber, has won a 2018 National AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design. This is the highest national honor bestowed by the architectural profession and celebrates the best in contemporary architecture, urban design, and planning. This is the first national design award for the FAU School of Architecture. Awarded a NOAA Florida Sea Grant Salty Urbanism is an urban design framework utilizing Fort Lauderdale as case study for testing future sea level rise adaptation strategies. Tactics and techniques outlined in the strategies are implemented step-wise and successively across the various fronts in the urbanized area. In this way the project establishes meaningful conversations among stakeholders to envision and realize a prosperous way forward for the region when addressing future livability concerns, while adapting to sea level rise and climate disruptions.