BRYAN BAY

My Focus

I am an architecture student at Virginia Tech whose focus and thesis is how architecture can be a driving force for coastal resiliency, while preserving, nurturing, and adapting the unique local cultures to the adverse times ahead. 

I live in southern Maryland, where the effects of sea level rise are present often as roads onto peninsulas are submerged at key points — leaving a choice to submarine with your car or wait for the high tide to subside. 

 

My family history can be found in the Dames Quarter, Deals Island, and Smith Island — history that is expected to wash away first.  Much of my home town is expected to be the first to disappear on the Western Shore as well.  The Chesapeake Bay's history and culture is not singular, it is comprised of an intertwining of the unique histories and cultures of each of its tributaries. Without these tributaries, much of Bay culture will be forgotten and lost. 

Who am I?

I am an architecture student at Virginia Tech whose focus and thesis is how architecture can be a driving force for coastal resiliency, while preserving, nurturing, and adapting the unique local cultures to the adverse times ahead. 

I live in southern Maryland, where the effects of sea level rise are present often as roads onto peninsulas are submerged at key points — leaving a choice to submarine with your car or wait for the high tide to subside. 

 

My family history can be found in the Dames Quarter, Deals Island, and Smith Island — history that is expected to wash away first.  Much of my home town is expected to be the first to disappear on the Western Shore as well.  The Chesapeake Bay's history and culture is not singular, it is comprised of an intertwining of the unique histories and cultures of each of its tributaries. Without these tributaries, much of Bay culture will be forgotten and lost. 

 
 

Preserve,

Protect,

Adapt...