About Rebuilding Union Beach

Rebuilding Union Beach is a demonstration project to design, purchase and install modular homes for 12 families in Union Beach, NJ whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Rebuilding Union Beach also built two homes onsite enabling the comparison of modular and traditional construction.

Project Goals

  • Create an affordable model for families who lost their homes in Hurricane Sandy to return to new, storm-resilient and sustainable homes
  • Maximize funds from government programs, insurance proceeds and other recovery programs
  • Inform the rebuilding efforts of other shore towns affected by Hurricane Sandy

Rebuilding Union Beach has received the following awards and has been covered in regional broadcast and print media. Press Release

  • American Planning Association NJ Award
  • NJ Hero Award
  • NJ State Assembly Resolution for Sandy Recovery Efforts
  • PlanSmart NJ Award

Project Team

  • Architectural Design Consultant: Rosen, Kelly, Conway Architecture & Design
  • Landscape Design Consultant: Marpillero Pollak Architects
  • Furniture/Interior Design: High Socks for Hope, Room In Our Hearts
  • Identity/Project Guide Design: Jeff Hand Design
  • Photography: Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul LLP

For further details and photos refer to the Project Guide