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Skolnick Architecture & Design


Resiliency Consulting


  • Resiliency
  • Regulatory Strategy
  • Flood Mitigation
  • Cost Estimating

About the Project

Indigo River is providing flood resiliency consulting services for the Rye Reading Room, a historic building located in Rye, New York. The Building is vulnerable to flood inundation and requires specific treatment to protect the building. 

By conducting a building vulnerability assessment to identify areas of the building that are susceptible to flood damage, Indigo River evaluated the vulnerability of both the existing site, as well as the proposed assets at the building level, and offered a risk assessment and economic loss estimations to improve returns and resilience. Specifically, Indigo River identified existing site vulnerabilities and examined the potential damage and loss to proposed building structures, contents, and business interruptions from flooding. Based on these findings, Indigo River developed a series of risk mitigation and adaptation recommendations for the property and the newly proposed structures to protect against Flooding Risks, and Climate Change Impacts. 

Indigo River then assisted the project team’s architects and engineers to incorporate the high-level recommendations into actual designs, thereby making existing and new structures safer and more resilient. Design-level recommendations, both structural and operational included hazard and risk mitigation recommendations. Climate change adaptation recommendations, as related to sea level rise to ensure that the building’s resilient design accounts for emergency response and business continuity plans. Workshopping sessions were held with the design team from schematic design and design development through to construction documentation to envision the various flood protection options presented, navigate alternatives, and ultimately select and implement viable floodproofing recommendations for the Project to comply with applicable codes and project goals. 

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