Breakout Session 1
Session #1A | The 3D Sea Level Rise Visualization Project (30 min.)
This session will address a national and international perspective through the UF Envision Heritage program to document, conserve, manage and interpret resources. The 3D sea level rise visualization project was used in 2016 at Cedar Key on the Gulf Coast. A few weeks later Hurricane Hermine tested the model which proved accurate and convinced the mayor to act.
- Morris Hylton III | Associate Scholar and Director of Historic Preservation Program, University of Florida
Session #1B | Projecting Change (30 min.)
In spring 2017, graduate students of the post-professional Master of Art (MA) in Adaptive Reuse program of the Department of Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design will focus on the city of Newport, RI. One of the original 13 colonies, the many issues of American historic buildings and cities today are embodied in the structures and infrastructure of this 378-year-old city. Through the collaboration and sponsorship of the van Beuren Charitable Foundation and the Newport Restoration Foundation, the RISO graduate students will undertake to ‘project change’, literally and figuratively, onto Easton’s Point, an 18th century neighborhood along the western shoreline of Aquidneck Island. With a focus on issues of preservation in historic neighborhoods that are seriously threatened by rising sea water levels, the students will conduct their investigations through the use of new data acquisition technology together with state of the art visualization and processing technology such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The visualization of these objectives through Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) tools will allow for the creation of an immersive and interactive built environment that enables the public to visualize, in situ and with their mobile device, the physical effects of rising sea levels on a threatened area of Easton’s Point. Further, through the coexistence of spatial components, in AR and VR, the user will experience a neighborhood transformed in the future through proposed virtual design interventions to combat such issues.
- Liliane Wong | Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, RISD
- Michael Gugl | Faculty, Department of Interior Architecture, RISD
Session #1C | The Impacts of UAS (Drones) in Preserving History, Preparing for the Worst, and Educating the Public (30 min.)
Cities around the globe are now faced with the impacts of sea level rise. Engineers, architects, city planners and cultural experts are faced with new challenges of nuisance flooding and increasing impacts from storm flooding. This session will explore how the relatively new technology of UAS (Drones), their complimentary software suites and photographic documentation can aid engineers, scientists and city governments in preserving their history, preparing for the worst and educating the public. Current nuisance flooding and storm events documented from above can provide a sneak peek into the impacts of coastal flooding when paired with reliable GIS data and on-the-ground measurements.
- Larry Rogers | Partner, Mid-Atlantic Aerial, LLC
- David Butts | Partner, Mid-Atlantic Aerial, LLC