The semester was split into two design phases. During the first phase (5 weeks), students collaborated with stakeholders and community leaders in Dare County, NC to develop plans for various sites in the county. In the second phase (11 weeks), students worked independently and in teams to design landscape and architectural components of the plans. The design schemes are based on a resilient and adaptive design concept called P.A.R.C.S. (Pro-Active Recovery Community Structures), and they provide innovative solutions for disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery for residents of the Outer Banks.