'Plovey Nest' intends to pair ecological units for Piping Plover birds that is one of the federal endangered species in Jamaica Bay with the development project of Arverne, New York. This tiny, delicate and lovely bird usually lives on the dry sand dune. However, human intervention such as construction of condominium (that exactly is happening now in Arverne), the threats from predator like cats and dogs and severe storms can destroy their habitat.
Therefore, my aim to design is to increase possibilities for birds to find more sand dunes for nesting and breeding. The proposal must be ecological, but at the same time it should be economical. The demand for more middle-income class’ housing in this area should be satisfied.
Based in New York, YooJin is a qualified architect developer based on knowledge of sustainability, professional expertise in digital design tools, financial skills and project management. Traversing academia and personal projects, YooJin produces a wide range of work across multiple disciplines that include architectural design, graphics and urban research. Her special interest is stressed on sustainable design.
YooJin is a degree holder of the Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design and Master of Science in Real Estate Development at GSAPP, Columbia university.
Yoo Jin's Resume HERE
As opposition to any conventional way of developments that destroy natural environment, this proposal finds the way of co-existing between residents and federally endangered Piping Plover birds.
Arverne Piping Plover Nesting Area, Rockaway, Queens
Area : 68 Acres
The development should follow birds' life cycle and human's usage pattern.
According to the various Fence configuration method, the most effective period varies when it comes to the speed and the amount of sand dune created as birds' habitat.
Plovey Nest will enable residents and birds to pursue economic and ecological benefit at the same time.