Fast Forward

At this time, just after the midpoint of summer, I realize I have now been Executive Director for just over half a year. With the buzz of our summer camps during the day and events in the evening, it feels like time moves very quickly at the Center for Architecture. I want to take this opportunity to share an update of some of the projects that are moving forward. Read More

AIANY Welcomes New Policy Coordinator

AIANY is pleased to introduce Justin Pascone, the Chapter’s new Policy Coordinator! Before taking the position this July, Justin worked in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and at the Goldhirsh Foundation over the past two years. He recently graduated from the USC Price School of Public Policy with a Masters in Urban Planning, focused on design and public health in low-income communities. Read More

Rendering of a possible Queens waterfront.
A Closer Look by • 07/27/16

A Century of Zoning

On July 25, 1916, New York City passed the first comprehensive zoning law, forever changing how cities everywhere would be shaped. Now, on the 100th anniversary of that resolution, the AIA New York Planning & Urban Design Committee commissioned a series of short essays by leading officials and practitioners that explore their personal or professional relationship to the Zoning Resolution, available at zoning100.com.

We invite you to browse through the website and read these insightful texts that illuminate how the zoning resolution has shaped our city.

Below, we’ve included an excerpt from the “100 Years of Zoning” by Carl Weisbrod, Director, NYC Department of City Planning, and Chair, NYC Planning Commission.

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Zoning is to the city what the riverbed is to the river – it doesn’t fill the river or make it flow, but it plays an essential role in shaping and directing it. And the riverbed itself is also reshaped over time as the waters press against its limits, as rain and drought occur, and as the surrounding environment changes. Zoning is dynamic, not permanent nor rigid. It is, in a real sense, a system of priorities that shift to reflect the needs and consciousness of changing times. Read More

Mario Gooden, Principal, Huff + Gooden Architects; Professor of Practice, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Book Reviews by • 07/27/16

Oculus Book Review: Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity by Mario Gooden

Mario Gooden, principal, Huff + Gooden Architects, introduced his recent collection of essays, Dark Space; Architecture, Representation, Black Identity, at the Center for Architecture on 07.11.16. He was joined in conversation with Joel Sanders, AIA, RA, a professor of architecture at Yale University. Read More

Students from The Neighborhood School pose with their model of One World Trade Center during a visit to SOM’s office where the model is now displayed.
Learning by Design by • 07/27/16

Learning By Design:NY Students Visit SOM

The newly acquired model of One World Trade Center on display at SOM’s offices last week is a commendable replica of the real building. The sides tapered at just the right angle, the large truss at the bottom was clearly visible, and countless strips of windows culminated in the large spire on top. The only strange thing about it was the pink and orange tint of the exterior, as if the building was caught in a permanent reflection of the sunset. Read More

1 - Festive Façade for Supportive Housing Project
In The News by • 07/27/16

In the News

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In this issue:
- Festive Façade for Supportive Housing Project
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Design Magazine Makes It’s Move
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Philly Plans for the Future
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Parkitecture Featuring a Garage, Residence, and a Restaurant
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Keeping Communities Healthier Read More

Names in the News

The winners of the Brick Industry Association’s 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards include New York-based John Ciardullo Associates for Intermediate School 230Q, Ohlhausen DuBois Architects for the Millwood Fire Station, and GF55 Partners for 46-09 Eleventh Street…The 2016 Vanceva World of Colors winners include Thomas Phifer and Partners, which received an Honorable Mention for the Corning Museum of Glass. Read More

09.16.16: Call for Entries: AIANY COTE Awards 2016
New Deadlines by • 07/27/16

New Deadlines

2016 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2016 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

Winter: The Practice Issue / Beyond Practice
Focus or diversify; specialized partnerships; diversity; global practice: international work growing or shrinking; value (or not) of competitions; etc.
Deadline for story ideas: 08.19.16 Read More

“EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture,” through 09.03.16
On View by • 07/27/16

On View

At the Center for Architecture

EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture
Through 09.03.16

House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate”
Through 09.10.16 Read More

07.20.16: Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Metropolis, toasted the magazine’s 35th anniversary at Seaport Studios.
Sighted by • 07/27/16

Sighted

07.20.16: Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Metropolis, toasted the magazine’s 35th anniversary at Seaport Studios. Read More

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Fast Forward From the Executive Director
AIANY Welcomes New Policy Coordinator Policy Pulse
Rendering of a possible Queens waterfront.
A Century of Zoning A Closer Look
Mario Gooden, Principal, Huff + Gooden Architects; Professor of Practice, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Oculus Book Review: Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity by Mario Gooden Book Reviews
Students from The Neighborhood School pose with their model of One World Trade Center during a visit to SOM’s office where the model is now displayed.
Learning By Design:NY Students Visit SOM Learning by Design
1 - Festive Façade for Supportive Housing Project
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
09.16.16: Call for Entries: AIANY COTE Awards 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture,” through 09.03.16
On View On View
07.20.16: Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Metropolis, toasted the magazine’s 35th anniversary at Seaport Studios.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Chilean architect Smiljan Radic presented insights into his very personal creative process.
Notes on Smiljan Radic At the Center for Architecture
DOB NOW Policy Pulse
Center for Architecture Announces 2016 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship Winner Center News
"EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture" reviewed in Wallpaper.
Center Mentions Center News
1 - Shhhhh. It's Still a Library
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
09.16.16: Call for Entries: AIANY COTE Awards 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture,” through 09.03.16
On View On View
07.12.16: The Center for Architecture kicked off the New York City inauguration of "House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate" with a conversation between Patric Derrington, Marc Holliday Professor and Director of Real Estate Development Program, Columbia GSAPP; Reinhold Martin, Director, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia GSAPP; and Lissa So, AIA, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Alex Alaimo, AIA, AIA National Associates Committee, interviews AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky.
YOUNG ARCHITECTS WANTED! From the Executive Director
Special Citation: ARE Instructors
Annual Meeting 2016 At the Center for Architecture
Lobbying Law: Amnesty Period Ends Soon! AIA News You Can Use
Closing Keynote: Understanding Neighborhood Change: Voices of a Gentrifying New York by
Eleven Years of Progress: FitCity 2016 Policy Pulse
Speakers of Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Critical Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization
Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Critical Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization From the Desk of the President
15th Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
More than a Building: The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale Reports from the Field
Partners in Design: Alfred Barr and Philipp Johnson
Oculus Book Review: Partners in Design: Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson Book Reviews
A Genealogy of Modern Architecture by Kenneth Frampton.
Oculus Quick Take: A Genealogy of Modern Architecture Podcast
Speakers of “The Education of the Architect: Incorporating Social Science."
The Ways and Whys of Incorporating Social Science Methodologies into Architecture Curricula At the Center for Architecture
Students at the Center for Architecture's first after-school program.
Exploring Architecture: After School at the Center Learning by Design
1 - Photo Finish
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
“EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture,” through 09.03.16
On View On View
09.16.16: Call for Entries: AIANY COTE Awards 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
06.07.16: Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, Principal of Selldorf Architects and 2016 AIANY Medal of Honor recipient, was joined at the Center for Architecture by Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder of Partnership for Architecture & Urbanism, to discuss the role of architects today.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Join us at the AIANY Annual Meeting! Editor's Note
NYC Lobbying Law: What You Need to Know Policy Pulse
From the portfolio of Sergey Pigach, 2016 Allwork Scholarship recipient.
2016 Center for Architecture Design Scholarship and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients Center News
A Burglar's Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh.
Oculus Book Review: A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh Book Reviews
Speakers and organizers of "Connecting Research and Age-Friendly Design," organized by the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee and the AIANY Design for Aging Committee.
Connecting Research and Age-Friendly Design At the Center for Architecture
Students from the IS 392 Architecture Club pose with their models for redesigning the school’s Journalism Lab and key project leaders. (l-r) Howard Stern, Design Educator, Center for Architecture; IS 392 Alise Braick, STEM Teacher, and Loren Cooper, Assistant Principal;  Penda Aiken, Chair, Teach to Excel Foundation; and IS 392 Principal Ingrid Joseph.
Students Propose New Designs for Their School’s Journalism Lab Learning by Design
Walter A. Hunt, Jr., FAIA
Walter A. Hunt, Jr., FAIA (1941 – 2016) In Memoriam
Fred Shen at the Shen Milsom & Wilke’s 30th anniversary celebration on 05.11.16.
In Memoriam: Fred Shen (1942 – 2016) In Memoriam
1 - The Regeneration of Red Hook
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
09.16.16: Call for Entries: AIANY COTE Awards 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"New Practices New York 2016, "through 07.23.16
On View On View
06.06.16: Margery Perlmutter, Esq., RA, Chair of the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, discussed how the BSA operates and how it can help enhance the viability and design of development projects in NYC.
Sighted Sighted