Principal, Sasaki Associates
Waterfront cities face increasing challenges due to their relationship with water and the increasing threats of climate change, sea level rise, and more frequent and violent storms. Jason will present some of Sasaki's recent work combining research and practice of addressing these challenges and creating innovative solutions for the future, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Rebuild by Design Competition, NY Rising, the Sea Change: Boston exhibit and symposium, and the recently released report, Designing with Water: Creative Examples from Around the Globe, co-authored with The Boston Harbor Association.
Jason Hellendrung is one of the leaders in the Urban Studio at Sasaki Associates directing landscape architecture, planning and urban design work on a wide range of complex, urban and public infrastructure projects. Much of Jason's work involves re-shaping cities through public infrastructure improvements, and in particular, waterfront redevelopment and preparing cities to adapt to climate change, the integration of transit into the city, and parks planning and public access in urban areas.
His recent and current work includes leading Sasaki's proposal for the HUD Rebuild by Design project for the Jersey Shore, participation in developing 7 community reconstruction plans for NY Rising, and leading Sasaki's work on the Sea Change: Boston exhibit and co-authoring Designing with Water: Creative Solutions from Around the Globe, with The Boston Harbor Association. Jason was the project manager of the urban design and landscape architecture for the Healthline BRT and transformation of Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Jason was also the Managing Principal of the Cedar Rapids River Corridor Redevelopment Plan and implementation of several design projects developed by Sasaki with the community to guide the city's recovery from their historic flood in June 2008.