Facing the Rising Tide: How the Whitney Museum of American Art Addresses Resiliency and Storm Preparedness Through Design
11 December 2020

“As museum leaders—along with their facilities teams, architects, and other consultants—come face-to-face with a future likely to be marked by increased storms and flooding, a smart design approach to resiliency will be essential. By considering these strategies now, it’s possible to stem the tide of rising waters, while also giving staff (and visitors, trustees, and artists) peace of mind that their cultural home will be able to withstand future unprecedented weather events.”

Cooper Robertson’s Erin Flynn outlines some key design strategies about how best to assess flood risk, incorporate barrier systems, and rethink the interior layouts of a museum. Read more on American Alliance of Museums.