Congratulations to the 149 AIA members (and 18 AIANY members) inducted to the AIA College of Fellows.
From the Executive Director by • 05/26/16

Dispatch from the 2016 AIA National Convention: Phil-AIA-delphia

Scores of AIA New York Chapter members joined me at my first AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. We were well represented by our speakers, board members, committee chairs, and many other members who participated in networking, information exchange, high-level workshops, and upwards of 35 daily tours. AIANY was especially proud to see 18 members inducted to the AIA College of Fellows at the annual Investiture Ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium. Read More

FitCity 2016
Policy Pulse by • 05/26/16

Policy Pulse: FitCity 2016

FitCity 2016 is on 06.08.16 at BAM Fisher in Brooklyn, NY. Hosted by AIANY and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, FitCity is an annual conference that convenes stakeholders across diverse disciplines such as architecture, public health, urban planning, academia, and community development, to champion the role of design in creating healthy neighborhoods. Read More

Congratulations to the Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMA) team, winners of Guess-A-Sketch 2016!
At the Center for Architecture by • 05/26/16

Guess-A-Sketch Raises over $100K for NYC Schoolchildren

The Center for Architecture and AIANY welcomed architects, young professionals, and architecture enthusiasts to a fun-filled night of friendly banter and competition at this year’s Guess-A-Sketch, held on 05.13.16. Dozens of iconic buildings were sketched, and after three battling rounds, first time competitors from Robert A.M. Stern (RAMSA) won the Guess-A-Sketch trophy. Read More

Convention Special: Hudson Yards – New York’s First Post-Digital Neighborhood

A filled-to-capacity session about Hudson Yards, New York City’s newest neighborhood, was informative for both New Yorkers and architects from around the country who attended the 2016 AIA Convention. Built over the active tracks of the Long Island Railroad, Hudson Yards is a feat of architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering. Upon completion, it is expected that 125,000 people with live, work, or visit – as many people that live in Burbank, CA! Read More

Speakers of " Exploring the Past, Defining the Future: The History of Social Science and Architecture."
At the Center for Architecture by • 05/26/16

Social Science Challenging and Reinforcing Spatial Design: From Çatalhöyük to Networked Innovation Communities

On 4.20.16, the AIANY Social Science & Architecture Committee hosted a multidisciplinary event entitled “Exploring the Past, Defining the Future: The History of Social Science and Architecture.” The program kicked off with opening remarks by the moderator and co-founder of the committee, Evie Klein, Assoc. AIA, followed by presentations by each of the four speakers that collectively aimed to narrate the intersection of social science and architecture and design in very broad strokes. The sentiment that resonated throughout the presentations and the discussion that followed is that there is a profound need for social scientists to participate in a more dynamic design process. This is the first event in a three-part series that emphasizes the capacity for social science research to shape the way that we build livable, equitable, and resilient cities for rapidly growing urban populations globally. Read More

Second- and third-grade students at PS 132 in Washington Heights showcased the bridges they designed in a 10-week Learning By Design:NY program .
Learning by Design by • 05/26/16

Learning By Design:NY Wrap-up

As the school year draws to a close, students around the city are busily charretting to complete the structures they are designing in the Center for Architecture’s Learning By Design:NY program. Others are proudly displaying their completed work and sharing their design ideas with peers, parents, and teachers. Active in 26 schools this school year, the Center’s signature K-12 education program pairs a design educator with one or more classes at schools throughout the city. The courses provide weekly lessons on the structure, design, and history of the built environment, and develop students’ design skills through hands-on architecture projects. Teachers use this partnership to enrich and expand their curriculum, and to challenge students to think creatively and collaboratively. As a result of teachers’ involvement in the planning of each Learning By Design:NY program, topics and projects vary widely, tapping into school needs, teacher and student interest, and differing curricula. Read More

Aldo Giurgola (1920 – 2016)
In Memoriam by • 05/26/16

In Memoriam: Two Tributes to Aldo Giurgola (1920 – 2016)

When Aldo passed away on 05.15.16, he left an unforgettable legacy. He was a great architect and teacher who moved through his life of remarkable achievement with a humility rare among his peers. It is heartwarming to know that he touched many people in our field. My partners and I have received many condolence notes that bear this out. Read More

1 - Basic Black
In The News by • 05/26/16

In the News

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In this issue:
- Basic Black
- A Respite from the Built Environment
- Coming Soon to The Bronx – The Largest Passive House Mixed-Use Project
- Sleepy Hollow Wakes Up
- Sticks, but No Stones Read More

Names in the News

The NYCxDESIGN Awards were conferred to Rottet Studio for Target Corporation Studio; LTL Architects for NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Rockwell Group for She Loves Me; AvroKO for 1 Hotel Central Park; Stephen Yablon Architecture for the Diane L. Max Health Center for Planned Parenthood of New York City; Yabu Pushelberg for Park Hyatt New York; Raad Studio for Lowline Lab; Desai/Chia Architecture for Photographer’s Loft; Workstead for Boerum Hill House and Arcade Bakery; Gensler for Capital One Pavilion, Conde Nast Headquarters, and Samsung New York Marketing Center of Excellence; Environetics for Year Up; S9 Architecture and Engineering for Dock 72; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates for Brooklyn Bridge Park; WXY architecture + urban design for Rockaway Boardwalks Reconstruction; Clodagh for Abington House; Adjaye Associates for Sugar Hill Housing; Steven Harris Architects for 7 Harrison Penthouse; Messana O’Rorke for Majestic Apartment; Meyer Davis Studio for Vaucluse; Gabellini Sheppard Associates for Rainbow Room and the Surrounding 65th Floor; Clive Wilkinson Architects for Barbarian Group; Shelton, Mindel & Associates for New York Family Office; and Perkins+Will for the New York City Police Academy. Read More

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: Accidental Preservation
Why cutting-edge businesses love older buildings, and how they are transforming older buildings, neighborhoods, and the city at large. Adaptive reuse and interiors.
Deadline for story ideas: 05.16.16 Read More

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Congratulations to the 149 AIA members (and 18 AIANY members) inducted to the AIA College of Fellows.
Dispatch from the 2016 AIA National Convention: Phil-AIA-delphia From the Executive Director
FitCity 2016
Policy Pulse: FitCity 2016 Policy Pulse
Congratulations to the Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMA) team, winners of Guess-A-Sketch 2016!
Guess-A-Sketch Raises over $100K for NYC Schoolchildren At the Center for Architecture
Convention Special: Hudson Yards – New York’s First Post-Digital Neighborhood Reports from the Field
Speakers of " Exploring the Past, Defining the Future: The History of Social Science and Architecture."
Social Science Challenging and Reinforcing Spatial Design: From Çatalhöyük to Networked Innovation Communities At the Center for Architecture
Second- and third-grade students at PS 132 in Washington Heights showcased the bridges they designed in a 10-week Learning By Design:NY program .
Learning By Design:NY Wrap-up Learning by Design
Aldo Giurgola (1920 – 2016)
In Memoriam: Two Tributes to Aldo Giurgola (1920 – 2016) In Memoriam
1 - Basic Black
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"New Practices New York 2016," through 07.23.16
On View About Town
05.12.16: The winners of the 2016 AIANY New Practices New York competition discussed their work at the opening of the New Practices New York 2016 exhibition. (l-r) Phu Hoang, AIA, and Rachely Rotem, MODU; Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh, AIA, SCHAUM/SHIEH; Bryan Young, AIA, Young Projects; Benjamin Cadena, AIA, Studio Cadena; Seung Teak Lee, stpmj; Ines Guzman and Gregory Melitonov, Assoc. AIA, Taller KEN; and James Slade, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Slade Architecture.
Sighted Sighted
Innovative Wellness Design Seminar and Reception
Classifieds Classifieds
Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIANYS, Managing Director, AIANY; Eric Goshow, AIA, LEED AP, Director for Legislative Affairs, AIANY; Carol Loewenson, FAIA, 2016 President, AIANY; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, Co-chair, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, Principal, PKSB Architects; David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, President-Elect, AIANY; Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Alternate Director for Professional Development, AIANY; Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY; and Emma Pattiz, Policy Coordinator, AIANY
Advocating for Architects in Albany From the Executive Director
AIA Convention, Philadelphia 05.19-21.16
AIA Convention 2016 Editor's Note
NYC Department of Transportation Street Design Manual
Your Input Requested for the Future of NYC Streets Policy Pulse
Despina Stratigakos discusses her latest book, Where Are the Women Architects?
Oculus Book Review: Where are the Women Architects? by Despina Stratigakos Book Reviews
Organizers and speakers of "Heat Waves: Preparing for and Managing the Effects of Extreme Heat on Health, Populations, Emergency Housing, and Hospitals."
No Disasters According to Plan, but the Hot Ones are Inevitable At the Center for Architecture
Christopher Benninger, Principal, CCBA Architects
Christopher Benninger: Designing India’s Universities At the Center for Architecture
1 - LGBT Sacred Space Opens for Worship and Life-cycle Events
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"New Practices New York 2016" through 07.23.16
On View On View
05.09.16: Geoff Manaugh, editor and founder of BLDGBLOG and author of A Burglar’s Guide to the City (center) was joined by /Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky (left) and Tom Vanderbilt, author of You May Also Like It: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice, at the May Oculus Book Talk.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
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