Changes

Exciting changes are coming to AIANY and the Center for Architecture. After reorganizing and launching the Center for Architecture as a 501(c)3 in 2015, and under the leadership of our new Executive Director Benjamin Prosky, the two organizations have embarked on an ambitious re-envisioning campaign. Some things have already changed; the Center for Architecture is now outfitted with bright-white terrazzo floors, but in the next year, we hope to address our digital and communications strategies, culminating in the launch a (much-needed) new and improved website.

As part of this process, we have thought long and hard about how we communicate information to our members and followers. In order bring more clarity to the identity of our quarterly print journal Oculus, we have decided to rename our biweekly newsletter. Formerly known as eOculus, our digital news will now simply be called the AIANY and Center for Architecture Newsletter.

Maria Torres-Springer, president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), at the Center for Architecture.
Policy Pulse by • 04/27/16

Policy Pulse: NYCEDC’s Maria Torres-Springer: Advancing Architecture One Industry at a Time

On 04.12.16 at the Center for Architecture, Maria Torres-Springer, president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), discussed how NYCEDC encourages inclusive innovation and economic growth through the built environment. NYCEDC manages more than 200 city-owned properties for which the agency completes community planning and development work. In addition, the agency spearheads economic development initiatives throughout the five boroughs in an effort to diversify the city’s economy. Read More

Ekaterina Zavyalova, Co-founder, FOAM, Architectural Designer, CDR Studio; George Valdes, VP Product, IrisVR; Ian Harris, Founder, Arbuckle Industries; David Basulto, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ArchDaily; and Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY/Center for Architecture
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/27/16

Challenging the Entrenched Conventions of Architecture

On 04.06.16, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects and Global Dialogues Committees hosted a panel discussion about the ways in which new forms of media are forcing the architecture industry to re-envision the way it defines itself, and how it communicates the industry’s values to everyone else who holds a stake in the built environment. The conversation was kicked off by David Basulto, a formally-trained architect who co-founded the website ArchDaily, an immense virtual repository of architectural news, images, information, and interviews. Today, ArchDaily attracts 700,000 daily visits, making it one of the world’s most visited architecture websites. The success of ArchDaily, a startup that was incubated in Santiago, Chile, is a testament to the globalization of architectural thought and practice. The Internet has catalyzed this globalization, Basulto explained, by creating networks to connect people and issues, regardless of their location. With urban populations anticipated to grow exponentially across the globe, he sees the architect as playing a key role in helping to design and build a more just and sustainable future. Read More

Damon Rich, Founding Principal, Hector Design Service, joined Nina Rappaport, Publications Director, Yale School of Architecture, for the March Oculus Book Talk.
Book Reviews by • 04/27/16

Oculus Book Review: Vertical Urban Factory Factory by Nina Rappaport

On 03.28.16, Nina Rappaport, publications director at Yale School of Architecture, introduced us to her book and life’s work, Vertical Urban Factory. After her presentation she chatted with Damon Rich, founder the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and former planning director and chief urban designer for the City of Newark, NJ, and now principal of Hector Design Service, an urban design, planning and civic arts studio. Both speakers brought the audience into the lush and complex world of the urban factory. Rappaport has worked with the idea of the vertical urban factory for a few decades, evolving from student work and academic research to an exhibition and this publication – and, ultimately, to Rapport’s perspective being acknowledged in policy decisions. This is more than a book; it’s an encyclopedia on the impact of production and the history of its spatial demands. Read More

1 - “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music”
In The News by • 04/27/16

In the News

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In this issue:- “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Celebrating Kurdish Culture
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Who Says You Can’t Go Home
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Turning the Style of Underground Shopping
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A Supertall Grows in Brooklyn
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Ground-Up Gallery Under the High Line Read More

Names in the News

AIANY Design Awards winner Ryerson University Student Learning Centre by Snøhetta with Zeidler Partnership Architects received a 2016 AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award…The Architizer A+Awards honor the work of New York-based architects, including Architecture Workshop’s Pivot (2016 AIANY Design Award winner); o’neill rose architects’ Choy House (2016 AIANY Design Award winner); Handel Architects’ 170 Amsterdam; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s JTI Headquarters and P.S. 62 The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability; SOMA’s Unilux; Boylin Cywinski Jackson’s Apple Store in Stanford; Gensler’s COEX; Rafael de Cardenas / Architecture at Large’s Black Ocean Firehouse; SHoP Architects’ Uber Headquarters and LaGuardia Airport Master Plan; CannonDesign and NEUF Architect(e)s’ Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal; Sage and Coombe Architects’ Ocean Breeze Track and Field House; Cetra Ruddy’s The Choice School; James Corner Field Operations’ Philadelphia Navy Yards Green Central; Ennead Architects’ Rethinking Refugee Communities; HOK’s Hamad International Airport; and FIRM a.d.’s SFC Bridge…Richard Meier, FAIA, is the winner of Architect Magazine’s Arch Madness… Read More

Center for Architecture Grants and Scholarships

If your students are publishing a student-edited journal, they may be eligible for the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. The $2,000 award was established to encourage student journalism in architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals.
Reward: $2,000
Deadline
: 05.02.16

NYC High School seniors may be eligible for the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship, a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition for New York public high school students accepted to NAAB-accredited schools of architecture in the US. Nominees should demonstrate a high level of academic performance and evidence of financial need.
Reward: $10,000 per year for two years
Deadline: 05.16.16

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

Fall: Tech in the City
Why cutting-edge industry loves older buildings. How technology businesses transform neighborhoods and the city at large. Adaptive Reuse & Interiors.
Deadline for story ideas: 05.16.16 Read More

"New Practices New York 2016," opening 05.12.16
On View by • 04/27/16

On View

At the Center for Architecture

Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland
Through 04.30.16

ASLA-NY 2016 Design Awards
Through 04.30.16

New Practices New York 2016
Opening 05.12.16

New York New Design
Through 05.28.16

AIANY 2016 Design Awards
Through 06.25.16 Read More

04.14.16: At “Legends: 3 Harlem Architects, 4 Decades,” Percy Griffin, AIA, Principal, Griffin Architect and Planner; Arhthur Symes, NOMA; and Francis L. Turner, RA, Principal, Francis L. Turner Architect and Planner, explored their work and opportunities as architects of color in relation to their community with Jack Travis, FAIA, Founder, Jack Travis Studio and AIANY Board Secretary.
Sighted by • 04/27/16

Sighted

04.14.16: At “Legends: 3 Harlem Architects, 4 Decades,” Percy Griffin, AIA, Principal, Griffin Architect and Planner; Arhthur Symes, NOMA; and Francis L. Turner, RA, Principal, Francis L. Turner Architect and Planner, explored their work and opportunities as architects of color in relation to their community with Jack Travis, FAIA, Founder, Jack Travis Studio and AIANY Board Secretary. Read More

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Changes Editor's Note
Maria Torres-Springer, president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), at the Center for Architecture.
Policy Pulse: NYCEDC’s Maria Torres-Springer: Advancing Architecture One Industry at a Time Policy Pulse
Ekaterina Zavyalova, Co-founder, FOAM, Architectural Designer, CDR Studio; George Valdes, VP Product, IrisVR; Ian Harris, Founder, Arbuckle Industries; David Basulto, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ArchDaily; and Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY/Center for Architecture
Challenging the Entrenched Conventions of Architecture At the Center for Architecture
Damon Rich, Founding Principal, Hector Design Service, joined Nina Rappaport, Publications Director, Yale School of Architecture, for the March Oculus Book Talk.
Oculus Book Review: Vertical Urban Factory Factory by Nina Rappaport Book Reviews
1 - “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music”
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
Center for Architecture Grants and Scholarships Center News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"New Practices New York 2016," opening 05.12.16
On View On View
04.14.16: At “Legends: 3 Harlem Architects, 4 Decades,” Percy Griffin, AIA, Principal, Griffin Architect and Planner; Arhthur Symes, NOMA; and Francis L. Turner, RA, Principal, Francis L. Turner Architect and Planner, explored their work and opportunities as architects of color in relation to their community with Jack Travis, FAIA, Founder, Jack Travis Studio and AIANY Board Secretary.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
AIANY, AIANJ & AIANYS Work with PANYNJ to Improve Bus Terminal Competition Brief to Benefit Architects and the Public From the Executive Director
#PromoteTheVote Policy Pulse
4 World Trade Center by Maki and Associates, 2014 Building of the Day
Call for Buildings of the Day Editor's Soapbox
Jacob van Rijs, Principal, MVRDV
The Raucous Rows and Ecstatic Stacks of MVRDV At the Center for Architecture
Klaus Jacob, Geophysicist and Urban Environmental Disaster Expert at Columbia University, returns to the Center for Architecture.
Hindsight Plus Foresight for a Future Requiring Insight At the Center for Architecture
Slide-tracing allows students to identify shapes within the façade of a building. These shapes are also identified as important building parts that become part of students’ new architectural vocabulary, reinforced by a walking tour in Greenwich Village.
Our Visual Language of Architecture Learning by Design
Kirsten Childs
In Memoriam: Kirsten Anne Childs (1943-2016) In Memoriam
1 - Towers of Justice
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“AIANY 2016 Design Awards,” opening 04.15.16
On View About Town
04.04.16: AIANY Architecture for Justice Committee organizers gathered with architects of the Staten Island Courthouse at the Center for Architecture to discuss how the new structure celebrates the civic traditions of our judicial system. (l-r) Jeff Hyman, AIA, RicciGreene Associates; Christopher Halloran, AIA, Ennead Architects; Kristy Gasparino, AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Architecture for Justice; Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, Ennead Architects; and Frank Greene, FAIA, RicciGreene Associates.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Editor’s Note Editor's Note
AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky helps students at PS1 create scale models of iconic Seaport structures.
Back to School From the Executive Director
Congratulations to our new fellows!
New Fellows Honored for Professional and Public Good At the Center for Architecture
Big News on the Zoning Front: City Council Passes ZQA Policy Pulse
Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
Oculus Quick Take: Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars Podcast
1 - MCC Theater Finally Breaks Ground
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland" through 04.30.16
On View On View
03.10.16: The speakers of the AIANY Global Dialogues program “H2O: Ceremony, Control, Conservation,” explored the historic, ceremonial, spiritual, economic, and environmental connections between water and architecture in various contexts. (l-r) Carolina Salguero, Founder and Director, Portside New York; Stephanie Goldberg, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Lab Architect Group; Richard Roark, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Olin Studio; Roland Lewis, CEO, Waterfront Alliance; Anthony Acciavatti, Partner, Somatic Collective; and Archie Lee Coates IV, Principal, PlayLab.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Benjamin Prosky, AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director at AIA Grassroots.
Establishing Roots at Grass Roots From the Executive Director
Lobbying Law Update to Impact Architects Policy Pulse
Speakers and organizers of "Program Cubed: Shaping our Intentions, Our Experiences, and Our Buildings."
Programming Spaces: Shaping User Experience from the Building to the Space In Between At the Center for Architecture
Tighthouse roof solar panels
Towards 80×50: Row House Retrofit At the Center for Architecture
1 - Meet The Met Breuer
In the News Uncategorized
2016 AIANY Design Awards
2016 AIANY Design Awards Winners Announced At the Center for Architecture
Names in the News Names in the News
04.29.16: Call for Entries: AARP’s Re-defining Home: Home Today, Home Tomorrow Design Challenge
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland" through 04.30.16
On View On View
03.09.16: NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora and Chief Architect Margaret Castillo unveiled the agency’s Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 Guiding Principles at the Center for Architecture. (l-r) Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction; Margaret Castillo, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief Architect, NYC Department of Design and Construction; Carol Loewenson, FAIA, 2016 President, AIANY; and Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, Center for Architecture/AIANY.
Sighted Sighted
Free Webinar for AIANY Members
Classifieds Classifieds
AIANY 2016 Design Awards winners will be announced on 02.29.16
AIANY 2016 Design Awards Winners’ Announcement Editor's Note
Architects, Your Vote Matters Policy Pulse
Sam Schwartz, PE, President and CEO, Sam Schwartz Engineering; and Alex Garvin, Hon. AIANY, President and CEO, AGA Public Realm Strategists
Oculus Book Review: Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by Sam Schwartz Book Reviews
Dream House students hard at work on their models.
Studio@theCenter – February Vacation Camp Learning by Design