Pre Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Sandy Design Help Desk. Registration is currently closed for the Red Hook Help Desk. 

The Sandy Design Help Desk provides free design and technical consultation for residents and property owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The Help Desk will be in Red Hook from Saturday, February 8 to Monday, February 10 at Red Hook Volunteers (360 Van Brunt Street).

Volunteer architects and designers will provide information and guidance on questions related to building codes, zoning and design. Even if you are not actively repairing or rebuilding your property at this time, our volunteers can guide you in the necessary steps and mitigate future damage. We unfortunately will not be able to conduct a site visit to your property, but please bring any relevant property information, drawings, documentation and photos of your home, building and site. While our volunteers do not work for the build it back program and will not necessarily be able to provide you with specific information on the status of your application, we do have some knowledge of the program and can help you as you determine your scope of work.

In addition to design professionals, our volunteers include financial counselors and foreclosure counselors.  

Please fill out the form below with your availability and your questions for the Design Help Desk. If you provide your email address, you will receive a confirmation with a specific meeting time in advance of your visit. Please let us know if you need to change the appointment or if you have any questions by emailing