Resilience is the ability to spring back quickly from a large natural disaster. It requires a deep understanding of how communities and organizations function and how they are supported by the underlying infrastructure and services. Jay Raskin is a leader resilience planning, whose experience comes through his work as an architect, and in emergency and pre-disaster mitigation planning. He also was instrumental in the creation of Oregon Resilience Plan, a 50 year plan for Oregon to prepare for a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. He is able to address the resilience needs of communities, institutions, and businesses by providing an high level look at the resilience issues and bringing in knowledgable collaborators from other design professions depending on the need.
As the Oregon Legislature looks to adopt some initial recommendations from the Oregon Resilience Plan (ORP), the Beaverton School District is starting to see how the ORP will affect the design of schools and their relationship to the surrounding communities. I am working with SEFT Consulting to develop resilience standards for the first of their two new schools.
For more than 20 years Jay provided architectural services and developed expertise in residential architecture, small scale commercial projects, and historic preservation. His project include a number of houses on the Oregon coast, where he gained a keen understanding of designing for coastal conditions.
His historic preservation work includes work on a number of buildings listed historic buildings, such as the Barbey Maritime Center, the Hotel Elliott in Astoria, and the Day Building in the Alphabet District in Portland. He is experienced in working through the review and approval process of local historic landmarks commissions, and has the knowledge necessary to maximize state and federal tax credit opportunities.