HUD Announces winners of the Rebuild by Design competition - $920 million to be distributed to six design projects

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced six winning projects of its Rebuild by Design Competition. The winning projects imagine resiliency projects for the Meadowlands and lower Hudson in New Jersey, Nassau County in New York, and Staten Island, lower Manhattan, and the South Bronx in New York City. The winners will receive a total of $920 million in CDBG-DR funds from the federal Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 to implement a part or all of the designs for these areas. 


The six teams with winning proposals are:

  • The BIG Team – The BIG U (East River Park) - Manhattan
  • The Interboro Team – Living with the Bay (Slow Streams) - Nassau County, Long Island
  • MIT CAU+ZUS+URBANISTEN – New Meadowlands - Little Ferry, Moonachie, Carlstadt, Teterboro
  • OMA – Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge - Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City
  • PennDesign/OLIN – Lifelines - Hunts Point, South Bronx
  • SCAPE/Landscape Architecture – Living Breakwaters -Tottenville, Staten Island

To view the winning design project presentations, see Rebuild by Design 



Proposal Design Team


New Jersey



       $150 M

New Jersey

Lower Hudson


       $230 M

New York

Nassau County

The Interboro Team

       $125 M

New York

Staten Island

SCAPE/Landscape Architecture

         $60 M

New York City


The BIG Team

       $335 M

New York City

South Bronx


         $20 M


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