Center at Work!

As we continue to grow into New York City’s premier cultural venue for architecture and the built environment, this summer we are embarking on an ambitious renovation project. We will be completing phase two of our audio/visual upgrade, reconfiguring the Common Room and optimizing the space for new A/V capabilities, and replacing the Center’s floors with terrazzo.

The Center for Architecture will be renovating from July 1 through September 1. During this time, no exhibitions will be on view, but the space will mainly remain open for programing and events. We expect to close the Center completely for one week while we replace the floors. Our first exhibition following the renovations will be Un/fair Use, opening September 10, which will explore issues of copying and copyright in architecture.

In the meantime, stay tuned for exciting Center activities around the city during the summer!

AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA.
At the Center for Architecture by • 06/17/15

Annual Meeting 2015: A Presidential Outlook

The AIANY Annual Meeting is a chance for members to come together and take care of business, voting on proposed bylaw amendments and confirming the following year’s leadership. This year, the Chapter voted in favor of creating a new board position, Director for Sustainability, which will be held by Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP, of the Urban Green Council. The meeting is also an opportunity to celebrate the progress and direction of the Chapter. AIANY President Tomas Rossant, AIA, also took advantage of this year’s meeting on 06.16.15 to speak truthfully to the audience about the future of the AIANY and the Center for Architecture. Read More

Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP, opened the program and presented the city's plan to address greater accessibility, sustainability, and equity in parks.
Policy Pulse by • 06/17/15

Equity in Process and Design: The Community Parks Initiative

The Public Design Commission of the City of New York (PDC) and the AIANY Public Architecture Committee hosted Design and Equity: The Community Parks Initiative, the first in a series of programs about the role of design equity in the public realm, on 06.17.15. According to the panelists, parks are not just playgrounds. They should be dynamic outdoor community centers. Under the Community Parks Initiative (CPI), the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks) is actively investing in underserved public parks in neighborhoods in all five boroughs desperately in need of public space. Read More

Architects, artists, engineers, and scientists met under the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion to discuss ethical practice and the future of the city during IDEAS CITY.
Reports from the Field by • 06/17/15

Building from Waste, Materializing the Invisible

Nestled under the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion at Houston and 2nd Avenue, two panels of architects, artists, engineers, and scientists met to discuss art and design, ethical practice, and the future city.  The pavilion was a temporary structure made from a variety of waste-sourced materials, from plastic-bottle blocks to tiles made from coffee grinds.  The panels, organized by AIANY and ETH Zurich in partnership with the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival, explored the festival’s theme “Invisible Cities,” which considered, in particular, the invisible systems, energy, and economies at work in the modern city.  Looking at waste as a culturally invisible and forgotten urban product, the first panel discussed alternative building materials derived from waste as a way to build in harmony with the earth’s available resources.  The second panel turned to broader ideas of how invisible spaces and systems can be made visible through art, design, and technology.   Read More

The cover of ISSUES, the winning student journal of Washington University in St. Louis.
At the Center for Architecture by • 06/17/15

2015 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipient

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year the Scholarship Committee granted the award to ISSUES, the undergraduate journal of Washington University in St. Louis. Read More

1 - It Makes a Vertical Village
In The News by • 06/17/15

In the News

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In this issue:
- It Makes a Vertical Village
- California Dreaming
- Tennis Everyone
- Prescription for Healthy Growth
- New York’s Tech Island Breaks Ground Read More

Names in the News

AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) Co-chair Pat Sapinsley, AIA, LEED AP, has been named Managing Director of Cleanteach Initiatives at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering… The National Academy Museum has appointed Maura Reilly as Chief Curator. Read More

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.

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

On View: About Town

Wolfgang Tillman’s “Book for Architects” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 07.05.15

Modeling the Synagogue – from Dura to Touro” at Yeshiva University Museum
Through 07.05.15

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980” at the Museum of Modern Art
Through 07.19.15

Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa” at the Storefront for Art and Architecture
Through 08.01.15

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

06.04.15: The SMPS-NY Awards Gala (l-r): Martha Huguet, Director of Marketing, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA, NE Region/Business Development/Marketing, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Principal of the Year winner Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Dattner Architects; and Sarah Hoff, Principal, Cerami Associates.
Sighted by • 06/17/15

Sighted

06.04.15: The SMPS-NY Awards Gala (l-r): Martha Huguet, Director of Marketing, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA, NE Region/Business Development/Marketing, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Principal of the Year winner Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Dattner Architects; and Sarah Hoff, Principal, Cerami Associates. Read More

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Center at Work! Editor's Note
AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA.
Annual Meeting 2015: A Presidential Outlook At the Center for Architecture
Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP, opened the program and presented the city's plan to address greater accessibility, sustainability, and equity in parks.
Equity in Process and Design: The Community Parks Initiative Policy Pulse
Architects, artists, engineers, and scientists met under the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion to discuss ethical practice and the future of the city during IDEAS CITY.
Building from Waste, Materializing the Invisible Reports from the Field
The cover of ISSUES, the winning student journal of Washington University in St. Louis.
2015 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipient At the Center for Architecture
1 - It Makes a Vertical Village
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View: About Town About Town
06.04.15: The SMPS-NY Awards Gala (l-r): Martha Huguet, Director of Marketing, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA, NE Region/Business Development/Marketing, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Principal of the Year winner Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Dattner Architects; and Sarah Hoff, Principal, Cerami Associates.
Sighted Sighted
2nd Architecture Forum Perspective USA
Classifieds Classifieds
New York Architecture Diary
Announcing the New York Architecture Diary! Editor's Note
Eric Bunge, AIA, Principal, nARCHITECTS, speaking about the firm’s micro-unit modular development at a 04.27.15 program. Carmel Place began assembly on 05.20.15.
A New Age for DOB: Architects to Benefit Policy Pulse
Keynote speaker Mindy Thompson Fullilove and AIANY Interim Executive Director David Burney, FAIA.
FitCity 10: Lecture Lineup Reports from the Field
Participants at "Using an Innovative Visioning Method to Activate Change: Learning from Staten Island"
FitCity 10: Breaking it Down Reports from the Field
Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative; and Gordon Douglas, Ph.D., Rebuild by Design Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
Oculus Book Review: Tactical Urbanism by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia Book Reviews
Tactical Urbanism
Oculus Quick Take: Tactical Urbanism Podcast
Joel Sanders, AIA, Principal, JSA
2015 Oberfield Memorial Lecture: Sanders Blurs the Virtual, Actually At the Center for Architecture
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Staying Realistic but Optimistic about Climate Change: A Conversation with Dr. Cynthia E. Rosenzweig At the Center for Architecture
Illya Azaroff, AIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Cecilia Kushner, AICP NYC Department of City Planning; Megan Jadrosich, PMP, CFM, FEMA Region 2; Cory Scott Herrala NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; and Caterina Roiatti, AIA, and John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, AIANY Historic Buildings Committee
Historic Buildings and Districts at Risk At the Center for Architecture
Matthew Bannister, DBOX; Joshua Sessler, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard; LeAnn Shelton, AIA, Esq., Rockwell Group; and Nancy Wolff, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Intellectual Property in a Digital World At the Center for Architecture
Volunteer architect and design professionals offered students feedback on their designs for a new high school being built by the High Line.
High School Architecture Students Present at the Center Learning by Design
1 - A Library That's More than Book Smart
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines At the Center for Architecture
“AIANY 2015 Design Awards” through 06.20.15
On View About Town
05.14.14: The 2015 AIA convention in Atlanta opened with a keynote speech by former President Bill Clinton. “There is no question in ways large and small, those of you who are designing the built environment are going to have a big impact,” he said, and called on architects to take advantage of “low-lying fruit” – such as former NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Cool Roof initiative.
Sighted: 2015 AIA Convention Special Sighted
Architecture Forum Perspective USA 2015
Classifieds Classifieds
AIANY and Center for Architecture Launch Search for New Executive Director Editor's Note
Eric Bunge, AIA, nARCHITECTS; Michael Kim, AIA, ARExA; Miriam Peterson, Peterson Rich Office; and Beth Broome, Architectural Record
Micro Units Reflect Cultural Shifts While Confronting the Housing Shortage At the Center for Architecture
Representatives from AIANY met with Assemblymember Deborah Glick.
Advocacy in Albany: AIANY Takes on the New York State Legislature Policy Pulse
04.06.15: The AIANY Oculus Committee hosted London-based Justin McGuirk, author of Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, in conversation with Miguel Robles-Durán, Co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies and Assistant Professor of Urbanism at Parsons The New School for Design.
Oculus Book Review: Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk Book Reviews
Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk
Oculus Quick Take: Radical Cities Podcast
Wendy Feuer, NYC Department of Transportation; Dror Benshetrit, Studio Dror; Archie Lee Coates IV, Playlab; Allen Sayegh, INVIVIA; Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects; and Seher Shah, Artist (via Skype)
Architecture and Art Intersect for Better Outcomes At the Center for Architecture
Ken Smith, Founder and Principal, WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect; and Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR, Partner, Reed Hilderbrand
Revisiting Landscapes At the Center for Architecture
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and Vladimír Šlapeta, Professor, Head of Department of Theory, Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology
An Inter-European, Interwar Modernity At the Center for Architecture
From the portfolio of Aelitta Gore, 2015 Allwork Scholarship recipient
2015 Center for Architecture Design and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients Learning by Design
A New Place on Sutton
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“AIANY 2015 Design Awards” opening 06.20.15
On View About Town
05.11.15: Health Keynote speaker Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Professor of Clinical Studies of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, celebrated a decade of active design with AIANY and Center for Architecture Interim Executive Director David Burney, FAIA, at the FitCity 10 conference.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds At the Center for Architecture Foundation
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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