Member Dues: Good News!

Some good news for AIANY’s 5,200 members: on Wednesday, 08.19.15, the Board of Directors voted to not raise AIANY dues this year. The AIANY Chapter dues will remain the same for 2016. In 2014, the Board undertook an extensive review of the dues structure for 2015 and made strategic steps to rationalize the structure, eliminating supplemental dues for member architects, and reducing the confusion based on years and tiers of membership. This year, with a rising membership, now at 5,200, and improved economic conditions in the field, the Board anticipates being able to continue to provide value and meet member needs without increasing the direct costs to members.

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Policy Pulse by • 08/19/15

LPC Reform: Improving Important Processes

In April, City Council members brought forward Intro. 775, a Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, establishing a maximum period of time for the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to take action on items calendared for consideration of landmark status. The bill was created to address the issues of transparency and consistency at LPC, but it also establishes a moratorium on designations for projects that fail to meet the tight deadlines. Read More

Speakers of "Edge Collaborations: Creative Partnerships with Social Science" discussed how architects and social scientists can mutually gain from a closer relationship.
At the Center for Architecture by • 08/19/15

Measuring Bubbe’s Wisdom and Edifying Clients

When Roger Ulrich designed, executed, and published a controlled study of the view from hospital rooms as an independent variable in patients’ recovery from gallbladder surgery, he didn’t intend it as a slight to anyone’s grandmother. His 1984 report in Science linked a distinction in a common architectural feature – windows facing nature or facing a wall – to differences in both objective outcome metrics (time to recovery, painkiller doses) and subjective reports (nurses’ notes). Ulrich’s observation is widely acknowledged as a foundational paper in the rise of evidence-based design; it has also sparked an enduring debate over the value of science in backing up common-sense observations. “If we all asked our grandmothers if looking at trees through a window would lead to better health outcomes than looking at a concrete wall,” suggested panelist Scott Francisco, founder of consultancy Pilot Projects and an advocate of participatory, crowdsourced approaches to design, “we’d get the same kind of results.” Read More

AIANY's Fourth Annual Golf Classic brought together more than 140 golfers from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate communities out for a beautiful day.
Reports from the Field by • 08/19/15

AIANY Fourth Annual Golf Classic Recap

Thank you to all who joined us on 08.10.15 at the handsome Winged Foot Golf Club to support the Center for Architecture and the AIA New York Chapter’s Fourth Annual Golf Classic!

The day was a tremendous success, and brought out more than 140 golfers from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate communities for a beautiful day at the spectacular club. Together, we raised $230,000 to support the Center for Architecture and its mission to educate the public about the importance of architecture and design. We thank you for being part of it! Congratulations to all the winners!

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Speakers and organizers of "Marketing Resiliency Part II: Creating and Communicating a Critical Sector” brought together by the AIANY Marketing Communications Committee and the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.
At the Center for Architecture by • 08/19/15

Resiliency Today: Systems, Standards, and the Case for Going Broad

Appropriately sub-titled “Creating and Communicating a Critical Sector,” July’s panel discussion on marketing resilient design services was as much about framing the services themselves as it was about generating new business. A follow-up to last year’s program entitled “The 21st Century Practice: Marketing Resiliency Planning and Design,” this event asked four leading experts in resilient design to offer their insights into the practice today. Read More

A toy store imagined and designed by middle school students in the Summer@theCenter’s Store Design summer program.
Learning by Design by • 08/19/15

Design Thinking and Tinkering: Store Design at the Center for Architecture

Nothing implies “I trust you” more than handing an 11-year-old a box cutter and a ruler and declaring, “Now build it!” This summer, the Center for Architecture reprised its week-long summer camp model to spark imaginations and encourage collaboration with hands-on crafting and model making. Facilitated by Howard Stern, Center for Architecture Design Educator & Architect, and supervised by Tim Hayduk, the Center’s Lead Design Educator, the “Store Design” program served roughly 18 young architects in middle grades at the Center’s West Village home. The single task – create your own store –- sounds simple enough, but the journey from brainstorming to concept presentation proved to be just the right amount of complexity for a five-day project. Read More

1 - The Battery Catches the Brass Ring
In The News by • 08/19/15

In the News

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In this issue:
- The Battery Catches the Brass Ring
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Crossing Jamaica
- A Modern Israeli-Style Reinterpretation of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid
- Vets Get Back to the Garden
- Students Design a Housing Solution to Superstorms Read More

Names in the News

The Waterfront Alliance has honored Aecom, James Corner Field Operations, and the Billion Oyster Project as the 2015 Heroes of the Harbor…The Urban Green Council’s 2015 EBie Awards recognized Stephen Monez, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Engineering, Mount Sinai Health System for Mount Sinai Beth Israel (The All-Rounder), and Andreas Benzing, Principal, a.m. Benzing Architects, for the Mamaroneck Passive House (Power to the People)…Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York will honor Alicia Glen, NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development; Dorothy Herman, President and Chief Executive, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Pamela Liebman, President and Chief Executive, Corcoran Group; and Mary Ann Tighe, Chief Executive, CBRE. Read More

09.20.15: Call for Entries: FIGMENT, AIANY ENYA, and SEaONY City of Dreams Pavilion 2016
New Deadlines by • 08/19/15

New Deadlines

08.21.15: Call for Entries: AECOM/Van Alen Institute/100 Resilient Cities Urban SOS: All Systems Go

08.21.15: Call for Entries: AIA 2016 Institute Honor Awards

08.28.15: Call for Entries: Architectural Review’s 16th Annual AR Emerging Architecture Awards

09.01.15: Call for Entries: Archinect’s Dry Futures – An Ideas Competition Seeking Future-Focused Design Responses to California’s Drought

09.04.15: Call for Entries: Entrepreneurs’ Meeting Point Student Competition: Barcelona, the European Silicon Valley Read More

“Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge” at Center for Architecture at the Seaport Cultural District Opening 09.10.15
On View by • 08/19/15

On View

At the Center for Architecture @ the Seaport

Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge” at Center for Architecture at the Seaport Cultural District
Opening 09.10.15

About Town

COSMO” by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation at MoMA PS1
Through 09.07.15

Young Architects Program (YAP) 2015” at the Museum of Modern Art
Through 09.07.15

Measure” at Storefront for Art and Architecture
Through 09.12.15

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through 09.27.15

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Member Dues: Good News! AIA News You Can Use
Grand Central Terminal
LPC Reform: Improving Important Processes Policy Pulse
Speakers of "Edge Collaborations: Creative Partnerships with Social Science" discussed how architects and social scientists can mutually gain from a closer relationship.
Measuring Bubbe’s Wisdom and Edifying Clients At the Center for Architecture
AIANY's Fourth Annual Golf Classic brought together more than 140 golfers from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate communities out for a beautiful day.
AIANY Fourth Annual Golf Classic Recap Reports from the Field
Speakers and organizers of "Marketing Resiliency Part II: Creating and Communicating a Critical Sector” brought together by the AIANY Marketing Communications Committee and the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.
Resiliency Today: Systems, Standards, and the Case for Going Broad At the Center for Architecture
A toy store imagined and designed by middle school students in the Summer@theCenter’s Store Design summer program.
Design Thinking and Tinkering: Store Design at the Center for Architecture Learning by Design
1 - The Battery Catches the Brass Ring
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
09.20.15: Call for Entries: FIGMENT, AIANY ENYA, and SEaONY City of Dreams Pavilion 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge” at Center for Architecture at the Seaport Cultural District Opening 09.10.15
On View On View
08.19.15: George Tsypin, founder of the George Tsypin Opera Factory and luminescent sea creature designer, takes a ride on an angel fish at the press opening for WXY Architecture + Urban Design’s SeaGlass Carousel at Battery Park.
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“Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge” opens Monday, 08.31.15 at the Seaport.
Center @ the Seaport Editor's Soapbox
Speakers at "Viral Voices IV: Storytelling: On Media, Representation, and Narrative," organized by the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee
This Expanded Language At the Center for Architecture
•	Urban Green Council and AIANY held State of the Art: Lighting Design & Controls on 08.03.15.
Meet, Greet and Solve Problems: Meetings with City Council Members Policy Pulse
Andy Bernheimer, AIA, NCARB, Bernheimer Architecture, and Alan Organschi, Gray Organschi Architecture
Oculus Book Review: Timber in the City edited by Andrew Bernheimer, AIA, NCARB Book Reviews
Middle School students designed and built their own stores after visiting examples in SoHo and the Meatpacking District and talking with designers at Anderson Architects.
Summer@theCenter 2015 Learning by Design
Ashok Bhavnani, AIA (1934- 2015)
In Memoriam: Ashok Bhavnani, AIA, Ashok Bhavnani Architects (1933-2015) In Memoriam
1 - The Navy Yard's New Lab
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
10.09.15: Call for Entries: 2015 AIANY COTE Awards
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View: About Town About Town
07.31.20: A work-in-progress! A snapshot of our beautiful new floor designed by Andrew Berman Architect. Come see the complete renovation at the opening of our fall exhibition “Un/Fair Use” on 10.10.2015.
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Closed for renovation.
Center for Architecture Construction Update Editor's Note
BRIK Update: New Members-Only Research Databases AIA News You Can Use
A delegation representing New York's AIA chapters met with the office of Senator Chuck Schumer, who was a guest at AIANY's Heritage Ball in October 2014.
Advocacy in Action: Building a Case for Energy Efficient Buildings Policy Pulse
Ivan Vuckovic is the winner of the 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship
Center for Architecture Announces 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship Learning by Design
Stuart K. Pertz, FAIA
In Memoriam: Stuart K. Pertz, FAIA (1936-2015) In Memoriam
1 - Harlem on Their Mind
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View: About Town About Town
07.20.15: AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee and AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee invited a diverse panel to examine how firms build and communicate resiliency practices. (l-r) James Way and Delphine Daniels, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee; Olivia Stinson, City Relationships at 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Roland Lewis, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance; Janice Barnes, PhD, LEED AP, Perkins + Will; John Boulé, PE, Dewberry.
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Center for Architecture Summer Schedule Editor's Note
Thomas de Monchaux, Architect and Critic; Philip Nobel, SHoP Architects; Julia van den Hout, CLOG; and Nikolai Fedak, New York YIMBY
Regaining a Capitulated Criticism At the Center for Architecture
AIANY and DCP organized a panel discussion in April on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposal, which has since been updated.
Zoning Proposal Progresses Policy Pulse
Damon Rich, Principal, Hector, and Director, Newark Planning Office discusses popular education and its application in architecture and planning.
Representing Context as Political Strategy in Architecture At the Center for Architecture
Anibal Gavira, Mayor, City of Medellín, Colombia
All Eyes on Medellin At the Center for Architecture
Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Accessible Culture At the Center for Architecture
Tomas Rossant, AIA, AIANY; Phil Kirschner, JLL; Sara Williams, MIT; Jeff Ferzoco, LinePointPath; Darrick Borowski, ARExA; and Melissa Marsh, PLASTARC
Data in the Built Environment: New Sources, New Strategies At the Center for Architecture
Alex Alaimo, Assoc. AIA, AIANY Emerging New York Architects; Patricia Garcia Chimeno, Assoc. AIA, Architect-US; Gustavo Rodriguez, CODIA, LEED AP, FXFOWLE; Gemma Cortijo, Spain-US Chamber of Commerce; Carol Shapiro, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation;Claire Weisz, FAIA, WXY; Alberto Merlo, Consulate General of Spain in New York; Jorge Mastropietro, JMAPC
Architect Interchange At the Center for Architecture
7th graders at IS 102Q at the final presentation of their model of the Piazza San Marco in Venice, completed with Design Educator Jessica Castillo (far left) and PS 102Q art teacher Mary O’Donnell (far right). All students at the school study Italian as a foreign language. The project helped students learn about Venice through its architecture.
Learning By Design: NY Wraps Up a Successful Year Learning by Design
1 - Park Perk
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Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View: About Town About Town
06.26.15: Anne Priol and Mica Smadja brought to life the letters between architect-designer Eileen Gray and architect-critic Mica Smadja in the performance E1027: Design for Living, directed by artist Elizabeth Lennard and organized by the Center for Architecture with support from the Graham Foundation, Trustees Brooks Adams and Lisa Liebmann of the Herman Liebmann Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communications.
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