Battery Park City Authority (BPCA)


New York, NY




Design: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Structural Engineering

Battery Park City Authority Ballfield and Community Center Resilience

Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) is recognized as being a leader in regional planning and sets an example for resilience capacity building, not only for innovative solutions, but for the integration of community engagement in the design process. After their beloved Ballfields and Asphalt Green Community Center sustained substantial damage from Superstorm Sandy, the BPCA selected STV to investigate design alternatives and engage with the public to select an interim flood protection strategy.

STV investigated various designs and alignments for floodwalls, deployable barriers, and flood gate protection systems. Ultimately a preferred concept was selected that reflected the risk tolerance of the asset and used materials that complement the signature aesthetics of the neighborhood. STV provided full architectural, engineering, and landscape architecture design for a solution that can be installed rapidly and is not cost prohibitive. STV will also perform construction administration services.