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Editor's Note by • 04/27/15

Honors and Awards Luncheon 2015: Design for All

The AIA New York Chapter welcomed nearly 800 guests to Cipriani Wall Street’s grand Beaux Arts Hall to celebrate design excellence in New York City. The AIANY Honors and Awards Luncheon raised $366,450 to support the Chapter and the Center for Architecture, enabling both to provide programs and exhibitions on issues of substance to New Yorkers in the design community and beyond. Read More

Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA, Founder, Institute for Public Architecture, and Principal, Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/27/15

Can the Nation’s Leader in Supportive Housing Do More?

New York has more supportive housing than any other American city, but no one pretends the available stock of these residences – affordable housing with on-site supportive services – is adequate to the need. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort to expand the city’s affordable housing puts a special spotlight on this sector. Thoughtful design makes the difference between dreary institutional stereotypes and dignified, even desirable, residences, noted panelists assessing the history and prospects of New York’s supportive-housing endeavors. Serving both as a snapshot of current municipal policy and a profile of innovative projects by specialist Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA, and by the award-winning organization Common Ground, the event offered pointers for architects working in this area, and broader observations about the powerful changes that purposefully crafted buildings can make in people’s lives. Witty, enthusiastic, and practical comments by a current resident capped off the presentations, providing a firsthand perspective that too many professional gatherings take for granted. Read More

Panelists had a laugh at the program "Zoning for Quality and Affordability."
Policy Pulse by • 04/27/15

Zoning for All

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan, released in May 2014, lays out a set of strategies to preserve and create 200,000 units of affordable housing. To achieve that goal, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) has proposed a series of zoning changes that will remove barriers that constrain housing production and increase costs, encourage better quality buildings, promote senior housing, and reduce unnecessary parking requirements by updating the current zoning regulations. On 04.17.15, NYC’s architectural community filled Tafel Hall to hear directly from DCP. Read More

M. Paul Friedberg, Founder, M. Paul Friedberg and Partners
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/27/15

Conversing About Kiley

There’s an old joke among architects (based on a Frank Lloyd Wright quip) that if a client doesn’t like the building, they can plant ivy. This may, in part, explain architects’ apparent hesitancy to work with landscape architects until relatively recently. However, M. Paul Friedberg, FASLA, explained that Dan Kiley’s relationships with architects showed that landscaping could enhance a building’s setting and extend its presence. Read More

Fiona Cousins, PE, Arup; Claire Agre, West 8; Ann Marie Baranowski, AIA, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Rachel Woods, Turner Construction; and Lori Brown, Syracuse University
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/27/15

Feminism is Social Justice for All: On Feminist Design Practices

Carol Shapiro, director of the Beverley Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF), opened the “Feminist Design Practices” panel at the Center for Architecture on 04.07.15, dedicating the event to the unsung women who have influenced the built environment. “Women in design are often invisible,” Shapiro lamented. The were anything but invisible that evening: six women spoke openly and honestly about their experiences as female professionals in architecture, engineering, construction, and academia on a panel organized by the BWAF and the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee in conjunction with the “Built x Women NYC” exhibition. Read More

Melissa Marsh, Founder and CEO, Plastarc; Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 President, AIANY; and; Christine S. Filip, Esq., President, Business Development Partners
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/27/15

Be Different: Attract Better Clients and Get Better Prices

On 04.13.15, the Transforming Architectural Practice program hosted Christine Filip, president of Business Development Partners, to discuss how to attract and sustain top clients through strategic differentiation. Structured as a master class, she encouraged the audience to rethink how they and their firms stand apart from competitors. Filip defines strategic differentiation as the process of personalizing business development, giving you better business ears, eyes, and financial results. More importantly, when your words and actions portray the unique benefits you deliver to clients, they have a reason to listen, engage more intimately, deepen the working relationship, and pay premium prices. Read More

Presenting the final product and showing off the railings added for safety.
Learning by Design by • 04/27/15

Treehouses and Subway Stops

Spring was in the air as 18 3rd- through 5th-graders showed up at the Center for Architecture to design treehouses during our Studio@theCenter vacation program held earlier this month. Read More

1 - Waiting for the Whitney
In The News by • 04/27/15

In the News

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In this issue:
- Waiting for the Whitney
- A Business Generator Grows in Brooklyn
- Field of Dreams Pavilion
- Enlivening a Privately Owned Enclosed Public Plaza
- SVA’s New Homecoming
Plaza Sweet Read More

Names in the News

The Architizer A+Awards honored 10 New York City-based projects, including Stella 34 Restaurant by Studio V Architecture (Restaurant); 185 Plymouth Street by Alloy (Multi-Unit Housing – Mid Rise); 837 Washington by Morris Adjmi Architects (Office – Mid Rise); One World Trade Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Office – High Rise); Hunter’s Point South Park by Thomas Balsley and WEISS/MANFREDI (Public Park); the High Line by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf (Public Park); The Stack by GLUCK+ (Multi-Unit Housing – Mid Rise); Riverpark Farm by ORE design + technology (Private Garden); The Dryline by Big – Bjarke Ingels Group (Masterplan); ReThinkNYC by ReThink Studio (Masterplan). Read More

o5.01.15: Call for Entries: AIANY Interiors 2015 Residential Review
New Deadlines by • 04/27/15

New Deadlines

2015 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2015 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect in practice or by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! You may submit projects/topics from anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas/projects by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com.

Fall 2015: “Home” (In conjunction with the Housing Exhibition + Archtober)
Housing progress report/report card: whether market rate or affordable, is it living up to our expectations for design, community integration, environmental responsiveness? For affordable and low-income housing, is innovation helping us hit the number of units New York City needs? Continuing controversy about “inclusionary” housing (80/20 and such). Off-site/modular construction. BSA Housing Awards. (To include input from social scientists, urban anthropologists, psychologists, etc.)
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 05.08.15

Winter 2015: “Makers in a Digital World” or “Architecture & the Digital World”
How we present and build what we do: 21st-century visual representation, mapping, big data. Life-cycle of a building: an idea, draw it, digitize for CNC milling machines, construct, share via Instagram, etc. Cooper-Hewitt tech “pencils”; etc.
Deadline story for ideas, projects: 08.07.15 Read More

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Honors and Awards Luncheon 2015: Design for All Editor's Note
Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA, Founder, Institute for Public Architecture, and Principal, Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect
Can the Nation’s Leader in Supportive Housing Do More? At the Center for Architecture
Panelists had a laugh at the program "Zoning for Quality and Affordability."
Zoning for All Policy Pulse
M. Paul Friedberg, Founder, M. Paul Friedberg and Partners
Conversing About Kiley At the Center for Architecture
Fiona Cousins, PE, Arup; Claire Agre, West 8; Ann Marie Baranowski, AIA, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Rachel Woods, Turner Construction; and Lori Brown, Syracuse University
Feminism is Social Justice for All: On Feminist Design Practices At the Center for Architecture
Melissa Marsh, Founder and CEO, Plastarc; Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 President, AIANY; and; Christine S. Filip, Esq., President, Business Development Partners
Be Different: Attract Better Clients and Get Better Prices At the Center for Architecture
Presenting the final product and showing off the railings added for safety.
Treehouses and Subway Stops Learning by Design
1 - Waiting for the Whitney
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
o5.01.15: Call for Entries: AIANY Interiors 2015 Residential Review
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“AIANY 2015 Design Awards” Through 05.20.15
On View About Town
04.23.15: Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, taking a break from the media-zoo preview of the new Whitney Museum of American Art.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
David Burney, FAIA, speaking at FitCity 8 at the Center for Architecture.
A Warm Welcome for David Burney, FAIA Editor's Note
"The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" at the Center for Architecture.
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley At the Center for Architecture
Thomas Gluck, Principal, GLUCK+; Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, Founding Partner, Spacesmith; AJ Pires, Partner and Executive Vice President, Alloy Development; Phil Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, Vice President, Building Industry Strategy & Relations, Autodesk; Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 President, AIANY
Risky Business At the Center for Architecture
Jane Sanders, AIA, CPHD, Principal and Owner, Jane Sanders Architect, presented at “EnerPHit: The Passive House Standard for Energy Retrofits.”
Active House: EnerPHit Policy Pulse
AIANY Global Dialogues Committee co-chairs Dan Gallagher, AIA, and Hana Kassem, AIA.
Big Dreams: The Master Plan in Architecture At the Center for Architecture
Students in our Learning by Design homeschool program studied and built arches before designing their own neoclassical buildings inspired by Greek and Roman architecture.
Home School Students Study Classical Greek and Roman Architecture and its Influence on Neoclassicism Learning by Design
Architecture/Astrology by Dan Graham & Jessica Russell, with illustrations by Mieko Meguro.
Oculus Quick Take: Architecture/Astrology Podcast
1 - German Cultural Center's New Permanent Home
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
04.17.15: Call for Entries: AIANY 2015 Housing Awards
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“BxW NYC” through 04.11.15
On View: At the Center for Architecture + About Town About Town
04.02.15: Nancy Prince, RLA, Deputy Chief of Design, and Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation; Richard Zweifel, FASLA, President, ASLA; Jennifer Nitzky, ASLA, ISA, President, and Kathy Shea, Executive Director, ASLA-NY, gathered at the Center for Architecture to celebrate the winners of the ASLA-NY 2015 Design Awards.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Benjamin Kracauer, Michael Graves with Emily Kracauer, and Cynthia Phifer Kracauer at the Warehouse, 1982 (photographer unknown).
Michael Graves, FAIA, a Memory In Memoriam
Laurie Kerr, FAIA, Urban Green Council; John H. Lee, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; David Bomke, The Fulcrum Group; William Braham, FAIA, University of Pennsylvania; and Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED AP, RTKL
Sustainability Experts: It’s Time for Radical Response At the Center for Architecture
Save the Date! FitCity 10 - 05.11.15
Save the Date – FitCity 10 Policy Pulse
women. wikipedia. design. #wikiD
women. wikipedia. design. #wikiD: ArchiteXX’s Ongoing Campaign to Write Women Architects into One of the Internet’s Most Widely Consulted Databases At the Center for Architecture
Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Hana Kassem, AIA, LEED AP, KPF; Renatto Anelli, Instituto Lina Bo Bardi; Marcelo Ferraz, brasil arquitetura; Anne Marie Baranowski, AIA, LEED AP, AMBA; Heidi Kippenham, AIA, PBDW Architects; Denise Hochbaum, AIA; Giancarlo Latorraca, Museu de Casa Brasileira; and Yehuda E. Safran, Columbia GSAPP
Lina Bo Bardi’s Popular Rise At the Center for Architecture
Keller Easterling, Professor at Yale School of Architecture, was the speaker at the March Oculus Book Talk.
Oculus Book Review: Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, by Keller Easterling Book Reviews
Tomas Hernandez, Jr., DBC Technologies; Warren Redeker, Prosurance Redeker Group; James F. Brown, BFF Consulting; Melinda Mathews, Assoc. AIA, Agility Recovery; and Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, Curtis + Ginsberg
25 Great Ideas if Your Design Practice is Knocked Out by a Disaster – or to Avoid One Altogether At the Center for Architecture
Leonardo Bonanni, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Sourcemap
Designing Sustainable Supply Chains At the Center for Architecture
Weintraub’s study focuses on Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti, and the effects of hands-on learning experiences.
2015 Arnold W. Brunner Grant Winners Announced At the Center for Architecture
1 - The Strand Links Downtown Brooklyn
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
04.17.15: Call for Entries: AIANY 2015 Housing Awards
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley” opening 03.26.15
On View About Town
03.12.15: Long-time partner Peter Samton, FAIA, and Mrs. Lee Gruzen celebrated the life of Jordan Gruzen, FAIA, of Gruzen Samton, at a tribute hosted at the Center for Architecture.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Archtoberites touring 4 World Trade Center during Archtober 2014.
Call for Entries: Archtober 2015 Building of the Day Editor's Note
The seven celebrated jurors awarded the Best in Competition award to Songpa Micro Housing by SsD. (l-r) Nick Winton, Anmahian Winton Architects; Richard Maimon, FAIA, Kieran Timberlake; Stan Field, SAIA, RIBA, Int’l Assoc. AIA, Field Architecture; Teddy Cruz, Estudio Teddy Cruz; Simon Frommenwiler, HHF Architects; Johanna Hurme, 5468796 architecture; Hadrian Predock, predock frane architects; and Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Zeitgeist Microclimate: 2015 AIANY Design Awards Jury Symposium At the Center for Architecture
Representatives from AIA New York State, AIA New Jersey, and AIA New York Chapter accepted the a Component Excellence Award for Knowledge Sharing Initiatives. The group was awarded for its work on the AIA Regional Recovery Working Group, which has expanded and shared knowledge.
AIA on the Hill: Grassroots 2015 Policy Pulse
Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner of Urban Design + Art + Wayfind at the NYC Department of Transportation.
Safe Streets, Great Streets At the Center for Architecture
High school students designed their own micro-unit apartments in the Center’s three-day vacation studio program.
(Very) New Practices Learning by Design
Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities
Oculus Quick Take: Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities Podcast
1 - The Palazzo of Pierrepont Street
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
04.17.15: Call for Entries: AIANY 2015 Housing Awards
New Deadlines New Deadlines