Archtober 2016 is coming!
Editor's Note by • 09/29/16

Archtober Fast Approaches

Archtober 2016 is almost here! The Center for Architecture and 66 partner organizations will be bringing you a jam-packed month of architecture and design activities. From weekend walking tours to lectures and symposia, children’s programs, and exhibitions, Archtober has something for everyone!

We invite you all to help us kick off the festival tomorrow with the opening of “Authenticity and Innovation,” an exhibition that explores preservation and adaptive reuse in New York City. While you’re here, don’t forget to head to the Archtober lounge, this year designed by Pentagram and SOFTlab, to pick up your favorite Building of the Day postcards. Read More

Architects, Pick Your Leaders!

We invite all AIA members to join us at the Center for Architecture on 10.04.16 at 6:00 pm to participate in AIA New York’s democratic process and name candidates for the 2017 Nominating Committee Ballot. At this meeting, members will have a say in who picks the next members of the Board of Directors and elected committees. Help shape AIANY’s future leadership and network with fellow architects! Bring a friend, coworker, former classmate, or ARE study buddy with you!

RSVP here.

David Rockwell, FAIA
Word of Mouth by • 09/29/16

Archtober Itinerary: David Rockwell, FAIA

David Rockwell, FAIA, Founder and President of the Rockwell Group, takes us around the city during Archtober. See more itineraries by NYC design voices here.

There’s a wealth of inspiration during Archtober, from tours of the Noguchi Museum and Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, to a walk between the warehouses of the South Street Seaport and a boat ride under of all of Manhattan’s 18 bridges. I’m excited about artist Spencer Finch’s miniature live Redwood forest, which will grow in Brooklyn between October and next spring.  Read More

"Authenticity and Innovation" curator Donald Albrecht.
On View by • 09/29/16

5 Questions with Donald Albrecht

Opening this week at the Center for Architecture as the kickoff to our month-long Archtober festival, the exhibition “Authenticity and Innovation” taps into celebrated curator Donald Albrecht’s vast knowledge of cultural and architectural history. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Albrecht has curated exhibitions that range from the “National Design Triennial” for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to “The Work of Charles and Ray Eames” for the Library of Congress and Vitra Design Museum.

For “Authenticity and Innovation” – a topic selected as the presidential theme of 2016 AIANY President Carol Loewenson, FAIA, – Albrecht zooms in on 28 pivotal adaptive reuse and preservation projects in New York City that are outside the scope of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Here, he tells us what’s surprising about the featured structures and hints at what’s next on his curatorial horizon. (Several are profiled in the Fall issue of Oculus magazine, online here). Read More

Architects Advocate: Action on Climate Change
Policy Pulse by • 09/29/16

Architects Advocate for Climate Change Action

Last week’s United Nations General Assembly saw more than 20 world leaders formally binding their governments to the 2015 Paris Agreement, all but ensuring that the climate accord will go into force by the end of the year. In the fight to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and earnestly address global climate change, architects are on the front lines. In the United States, the impact of our current urban design approach is the source of about 70% of GHG emissions. Read More

Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures by Thomas Ermacora and Lucy Bullivant
Book Reviews by • 09/29/16

Oculus Book Review: Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures

Thomas Ermacora made a Wizard of Oz-like video appearance during the October Oculus Book Talk on 09.12.16. He explained that his book, Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures, co-authored by Lucy Bullivant, Ph.D., Hon. FRIBA, was intended to be a resource and compendium for activists who work in “bottom-up” participatory placemaking. The reality is that the book is much more – it is an ambitious mechanism to enable the public to change the way our cities and towns operate. Read More

2016 New York Architects’ Regatta Challenge
Reports from the Field by • 09/29/16

2016 New York Architects’ Regatta Challenge: More Wind, Please

It was a splendid September day for the 15th annual Architects’ Regatta that set sail from its new mooring at Hudson River Community Sailing on Pier 66 in Hudson River Park at 26th Street. There was a slight problem: strong tides and practically no wind. The 20 lovely sailboats looked so small just bobbing around in the middle of the great Hudson River. A light breeze finally kicked up, and things got (slowly) underway – and a good time was had by (almost) all!

This year, the New York Architects’ Regatta Foundation raised $125,000+ for five river-based charities: SoundWaters; Sailing Foundation of New York; Hudson River Community Sailing; Rocking the Boat; and Riverkeeper. Read More

1 - Not Super-Tall, but Still Living the High Life
In The News by • 09/29/16

In the News

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In this issue:
- Not Super-Tall, but Still Living the High Life
- The National Mall Now Has a Museum for All Americans
- Audiences Over the Finnian’s Rainbow at Renovated Theater
- On the Road to a Porto Bello
- Sculpture Park Builds an Indoor Home Read More

Names in the News

WXY architecture + urban design has been named Firm of the Year by AIA New York State. Read More

New Deadlines

09.30.16: Call for Entries: The Architect’s Newspaper 2016 Best of Design Awards

09.30.16: Call for Entries: ISARCH Award for Architecture Students

09.30.16: Call for Entries: Walker Zanger Kaza Design Competition in partnership with Architectural Digest Read More

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Archtober 2016 is coming!
Archtober Fast Approaches Editor's Note
Architects, Pick Your Leaders! AIA News You Can Use
David Rockwell, FAIA
Archtober Itinerary: David Rockwell, FAIA Word of Mouth
"Authenticity and Innovation" curator Donald Albrecht.
5 Questions with Donald Albrecht On View
Architects Advocate: Action on Climate Change
Architects Advocate for Climate Change Action Policy Pulse
Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures by Thomas Ermacora and Lucy Bullivant
Oculus Book Review: Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures Book Reviews
2016 New York Architects’ Regatta Challenge
2016 New York Architects’ Regatta Challenge: More Wind, Please Reports from the Field
1 - Not Super-Tall, but Still Living the High Life
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"Authenticity and Innovation," opening 09.30.16
On View On View
Classifieds Classifieds
Renovations at the Center From the Executive Director
Archtober kicked off at Samsung 837, Building of the Day #1.
Archtober’s Cool Kick-Off Reports from the Field
Second Annual AIA I Look Up Film Challenge
People’s Choice: Vote for the AIA I Look Up Film Challenge AIA News You Can Use
New York City’s Energy and Water Use 2013 Report.
New Energy Report Highlights Architects’ Role Policy Pulse
Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson
Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson In Memoriam
John Belle, FAIA (1932-2016)
In Memoriam: John Belle, FAIA (1932-2016) In Memoriam
1 - Design for Final Piece of WTC Master Plan Revealed
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
09.23.16: Call for Entries: AIANY COTE Awards 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City's Branch Libraries
On View On View
09.12.16: At the September Oculus Book Talk, Lucy Bullivant, Ph.D., Hon. FRIBA, Founder and Creative Director of Urbanista.org, discussed her latest book, Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures, co-authored with Thomas Ermarcora. Following her talk, she was joined in a panel, moderated by William Menking, Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper, with Adam Lubinsky, PhD, Managing Principal, WXY architecture + urban design, and Alex Alaimo, Assoc. AIA, Founder, ORLI.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Tweet-for-Treat! We'll be at Samsung 837 on 98.29.16 giving away free ice cream!
Archtober Tweet-for-Treat! Editor's Note
Borinquen Court affordable and senior housing center in The Bronx, by Red Top Architects.
Aging in Place Policy Pulse
A rendering of J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten's latest project, XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE.
Jürgen Mayer H. Speaks on Reactivating Public Space in Times Square and Beyond At the Center for Architecture
FIGMENT: What Is This? Why Is Nothing for Sale? Why Is Everyone Smiling? by David Koren.
Oculus Book Review: FIGMENT: What Is This? Why Is Nothing for Sale? Why Is Everyone Smiling? Book Reviews
Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity by Mario Gooden, AIA.
Oculus Podcast: Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity Podcast
1 - Grafting an Expansion on a Landmark
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
The AIANY COTE Awards recognize results-oriented achievements in the urban context. Deadline 09.16.15
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture,” through 09.03.16.
On View On View
Classifieds Classifieds
Lower Manhattan Then map.
Mapping Lower Manhattan Center News
“Tentolana” by Tom Krizmanic
Imagining Olana’s Summer House Reports from the Field
AIA New York State’s 2016 Design Conference
Come, Collaborate: AIANYS 2016 Design Conference AIA News You Can Use
DOB NOW Continues Expansion Policy Pulse
Malik Knight, a second-year student at Philadelphia University, volunteered to assist students in developing their projects over the two week studio.
When Does the Education of an Architect Begin? Learning by Design
A spread from the winning student journal sofA.
2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipients Center News
The Center for Architecture's annual Golf Classic took place at Winged Foot Golf Club.
Architects Teed Off at Winged Foot Reports from the Field
1 - Prescription for Practicing in the 21st Century
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
08.02.16: At the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s “Layered: Data and Representation in Infrastructure and Design,” speakers discussed how data can be accessed and used to inform design decisions and engage in policy discussions. (l-r) Luc Wilson, Associate Principal, Director, KPF Urban Interface; Shannon Mattern, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Media Studies, The New School; Ben Wellington, Ph.D., Quantitative Data Analyst, Two Sigma; Visiting Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning Program, Pratt Institute.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
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