2021 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship
Astoria, Queens, New York
Gail Kubik takes the initiative to advocate for communities to build urban resilience programs. Passionate about climate adaptation and improving the ‘resilience of place’ through public interest design, Gail is a catalyst for rethinking social strategies to build our urban environments while improving social equity and access to design innovation. She has established programs in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which provided vulnerable communities in New York and New Jersey with pro-bono design and construction services to begin the rebuilding process. Kubik has also brokered partnerships among professional organizations such as AIA Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Massachusetts to establish a disaster assistance program serving Massachusetts and the surrounding New England Region.
Gail has contributed to flood resilient zoning reform for the City of New York, supported citizen-led resilience initiatives for the City of Boston and served an advisory role on a Mayoral resilience committee for the City of Cambridge in Massachusetts. She has served AIA as the Associate Director on the Board of Directors, the Associate Representative on the Strategic Council, the Regional Associate Director for the AIA New England Regional Council and as the State Disaster Coordinator for Massachusetts.