David Burney, FAIA, speaking at FitCity 8 at the Center for Architecture.
Editor's Note by • 04/08/15

A Warm Welcome for David Burney, FAIA

The AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture enthusiastically welcome David Burney, FAIA, as interim executive director. An architect, urbanist, educator, and former commissioner of the NYC Department of Design + Construction (DDC), Burney will serve in the position until the organizations hire a permanent executive director.

Burney’s vast experience and his legacy of improving the quality of public projects in New York City will be an invaluable asset to AIANY as we continue to work with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration on issues including the creation of affordable housing and the reduction of carbon emissions. Burney is currently associate professor of Planning and Placemaking at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, and serves as board chair for the Center for Active Design. Formerly, as DDC commissioner, he oversaw a staff of almost 1,200 charged with managing capital projects for city agencies and cultural institutions across the five boroughs. While at DDC, he launched the Design and Construction Excellence Initiative, raising architecture standards for the city’s public projects. Prior to this, Burney was director of design at the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), and practiced architecture with the firm Davis Brody Bond. As a member of the AIANY Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014, he shared our commitment to fostering design excellence to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Welcome aboard, David!

"The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" at the Center for Architecture.
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/08/15

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Among Dan Kiley’s designs are some of the most celebrated landscapes of the 20th century, yet many have fallen into neglect. Following his 100th birthday, The Cultural Landscape Foundation commissioned –24 artists to photograph –27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 designs to fortify his legacy, assembling “The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley” exhibition.  Opening in the Fall of 2013, the exhibition has traveled to five states across the country and is now on view at the Center for Architecture, in time for April, Landscape Architecture Month. The exhibition presents an introduction to Kiley’s oeuvre, showcasing his imaginative approaches to a variety of contexts, a diverse and thoughtful use of plants, and the geometric clarity of his designs. From private homes to public parks, the exhibition demonstrates how Kiley’s Modernist designs create a balance of order, lush nature, and open space, inspiring calm and awe. Read More

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
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/08/15

Risky Business

“New Modes of Profit” brought together four practitioners who have diversified their architectural business practices to reap more rewards, or was it risk?

In the third of the series “Dialogues from the Edge of Practice,” AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA, provoked the speakers and audience by comparing Alberti “the delineator” (theory) to Brunelleschi “the maker” (practice). Both expanded the field of architecture, one by showing what could be done and the other by doing it. Their innovations in practice, Rossant claimed, show that “business should be seen as a design problem.” Read More

Jane Sanders, AIA, CPHD, Principal and Owner, Jane Sanders Architect, presented at “EnerPHit: The Passive House Standard for Energy Retrofits.”
Policy Pulse by • 04/08/15

Active House: EnerPHit

As part of an ongoing series related to Passive House design, the Urban Green Council, with the AIANY Committee on the Environment and New York Passive House, held “EnerPHit: The Passive House Standard for Energy Retrofits” at the Center for Architecture on 04.01.15. EnerPHit is the passive house energy retrofit standard created by Passive House Institute Founder Dr. Wolfgang Feist. Read More

AIANY Global Dialogues Committee co-chairs Dan Gallagher, AIA, and Hana Kassem, AIA.
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/08/15

Big Dreams: The Master Plan in Architecture

A developer, an architect, an urban planner, and a professor of urban planning were rounded up by architect Diane Lewis on 03.18.15 for a mash-up of diverse takes on what the city ought to look like.

Lewis began with discomfort over the term “master plan” as it connotes Modernist carte blanche planning, which nevertheless constituted many of the master plans in Lewis’s survey of 20th-century plans. Her taxonomy included nine discreet types. Read More

Students in our Learning by Design homeschool program studied and built arches before designing their own neoclassical buildings inspired by Greek and Roman architecture.
Learning by Design by • 04/08/15

Home School Students Study Classical Greek and Roman Architecture and its Influence on Neoclassicism

The Center for Architecture has partnered for the past five years with a local group of home-school families to provide them with a location for hands-on, project-based learning while building a small community of learners. Thirty-two students were divided between 3rd- through 5th-grade students and the older 6th- through 8th-grade to focus on Greek and Roman architecture. Both groups explored the origins and history of classical buildings to create age-appropriate final projects. Read More

Architecture/Astrology by Dan Graham & Jessica Russell, with illustrations by Mieko Meguro.
Podcast by • 04/08/15

Oculus Quick Take: Architecture/Astrology

On 12.09.15, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed artist Dan Graham and architect Jessica Russell, authors of Architecture/Astrology, published by Koenig Book sand reviewed by Annie Coggan in the 02.25.15 issue of e-Oculus. Listen to the interview here.

1 - German Cultural Center's New Permanent Home
In The News by • 04/08/15

In the News

(Slide show above)

In this issue:
- German Cultural Center’s New Permanent Home
- War and Peace Place
- Excelling on the Parallel Bars
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Kitchen Aid
- While in DC
Rags to Riches Read More

Names in the News

The AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture have named David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director.

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) 2015 MASterworks Honorees include: Fulton Center by Grimshaw Architects (Best New Building); 1000 Dean Street and Berg’n by Selldorf Architects (Best Neighborhood Catalyst); NYC Emergency Housing Prototype by Garrison Architects (Best New Infrastructure); Hudson Square Standard by Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects (Best New Urban Amenity); Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners in collaboration with Gluckman Mayner Architects (Best Restoration); and the Engineering Quadrangle by Bruce Newman & the Pratt Design Team (Best Urban Landscape). Read More

04.17.15: Call for Entries: AIANY 2015 Housing Awards
New Deadlines by • 04/08/15

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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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
“BxW NYC” opening 03.02.15
On View About Town
02.25.15: AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA, welcomed attendees to “netWORKing" event at GD Cucine, and invited members to learn more about the Chapter’s advocacy initiatives.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
"BxW NYC" opens at the Center for Architecture on 03.02.15
Designed by Women: Architecture for All Editor's Soapbox
Zdeněk Lukeš, curator of “Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes,” led visitors on a tour of the exhibition.
Inside “Prague Functionalism” At the Center for Architecture
Jordan L. Gruzen, FAIA; Julian Zugazagoitia, former Director, El Museo Del Barrio; William M. Singer, AIA, Ronnette Riley Architect; David Burney, FAIA, former Commissioner NYC Department of Design + Construction at the groundbreaking ceremony for El Museo del Barrio
Thoughts on an 80-Year Life – Jordan L. Gruzen, FAIA (1934-2015), IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton In Memoriam
The NYC Department of City Planning released a series of proposed changes to the Zoning Resolution that would remove barriers that constrain housing production, encourage better quality buildings, promote senior housing, and reduce unnecessary parking requirements.
Citizen Architect: Getting Your Voice Heard Policy Pulse
Dan Graham, Artist; Mieko Meguro, Artist; Jessica Russell, Architect; and Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY.
Oculus Book Review: Architecture/Astrology Book Reviews
William Wheeler, Director of Planning, MTA; Vincent Chang, MA DipArch (Cantab) RIBA, AIA, Partner, Grimshaw Architects; Eve Michel, AIA, Vice President of Development & Chief Architect, MTA Capital Construction Company; Sandra Bloodworth, Director, MTA Arts & Design; Uday Durg, Fulton Project Executive, MTA Capital Construction Company; Robert Eisenstat, AIA, Chief Architect, Design Division, Engineering Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and Craig Covil, Principal and Infrastructure Leader, ARUP
Fulton Center…A Vision Realized At the Center for Architecture
Hive (Bleecker Street) (2012) © Leo Villareal, NYCT Bleecker Street/Lafayette Street Station. Commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design.
The Art Under-World: the MTA Arts for Transit Program Reports from the Field
Speakers of "Smart Cities: Delivering Sustainable Urbanism."
Infrastructure IQ At the Center for Architecture
1 - A Modern Classic Makes a Good Neighbor to Adjacent Historic District
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News