Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System Study

Protecting Brooklyn from Coastal Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise Impacts
Brooklyn, New York

When Superstorm Sandy struck the Red Hook community, coastal storm surge flooded the low-lying areas, hitting the Brooklyn neighborhood disproportionately hard and causing unprecedented flooding levels. As part of New York City's multilayered $20 billion resilience plan, the Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System is a federally funded coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in the community.


year coastal storm risk reduced


sea level rise risk reduced

We worked with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) to conduct the study to evaluate existing and future flood risks, develop conceptual design alternatives, and ultimately produce a preferred alternative for an integrated flood protection system to reduce flood risk within Red Hook. Based on feedback from agency stakeholders and the community, our team developed a preferred conceptual solution that would reduce the flood risk within the community from a 10-year coastal storm surge and one foot of sea level rise.


New York City Economic Development Corporation


2018 Platinum Award



  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Planning, Consulting and Advisory


  • Risk, Response and Recovery


  • Northeast