Alex Alaimo, AIA, AIA National Associates Committee, interviews AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky.
From the Executive Director by • 06/23/16

YOUNG ARCHITECTS WANTED!

Engaging younger architects in activities at the Center for Architecture and recruiting younger members to join the AIA is one of my priorities.

The median age of our membership is over 50 years old. Fewer people are pursuing licensure. Taking these factors into account, we realize that it is critical to demonstrate to emerging professionals that an AIA membership can be incredibly valuable to young practitioners and new firms. Read More

Special Citation: ARE Instructors
Uncategorized by • 06/23/16

Annual Meeting 2016

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. The meeting also celebrates the progress and direction of the Chapter. AIANY 2016 President Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, took the audience through the highlights of the year, and explained the initiatives behind her presidential theme “Authenticity & Innovation.” Read More

Lobbying Law: Amnesty Period Ends Soon!

The NYC Lobbying Bureau’s Amnesty Period ends on 06.30.16. Make sure your firm has all of the information it needs to properly comply with the updated Lobbying Law. AIANY is continuing to work with the City Clerk to adequately define the relevant rules that have not yet been confirmed under the law.

Closing Keynote: Understanding Neighborhood Change: Voices of a Gentrifying New York by
Policy Pulse by • 06/23/16

Eleven Years of Progress: FitCity 2016

On 06.08.16, AIANY hosted the 11th annual FitCity conference with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This year’s conference was held at BAM Fisher, and much of the day focused on changes in the Brooklyn neighborhoods surrounding the venue.

FitCity 11 addressed three key strategies for human-centered design: data-driven decision-making, community engagement, and finance innovation in healthy housing. Keynote speakers Ingrid Gould Ellen and Kai Wright bookended the day with two perspectives on neighborhood change. Read More

Speakers of Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Critical Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization
From the Desk of the President by • 06/23/16

Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Critical Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization

On 05.18.16, AIANY 2016 President Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, spoke in the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber at the conference “Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Critical Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization.” Here is an excerpt of her remarks. Read More

15th Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
Reports from the Field by • 06/23/16

More than a Building: The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

With curious anticipation, the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale opened to the public on 05.28.16 with 66 national participants and hundreds of individual installations. More properly titled the “15th Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia,” it is held in alternating years from the Art Biennale. However, unlike the Art Biennale, where an artist’s final output is up for scrutiny, the Architecture Biennale has become more about the underlying motivations behind our architecture. Read More

Partners in Design: Alfred Barr and Philipp Johnson
Book Reviews by • 06/23/16

Oculus Book Review: Partners in Design: Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson

Although the new book chronicling the deep and important friendship between Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson is entitled Partners in Design: Alfred Barr and Philipp Johnson, a more apt title would be The Biography of an Aesthetic. This text expertly walks the reader through the genesis of the Modernist movement in America, from Johnson and Barr’s self-education in the movement, to how they educated the American public on the new style. Edited by David Hanks, this volume of eight essays is insightful in scholarship – a potent combination of clear visual research, endlessly beautiful photographs of Modernist interiors and artifacts, and just enough “Johnsonesque” gossip to keep many a reader intrigued. Read More

A Genealogy of Modern Architecture by Kenneth Frampton.
Podcast by • 06/23/16

Oculus Quick Take: A Genealogy of Modern Architecture

Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP and author of A Genealogy of Modern Architecture, reviewed by Annie Coggan in the 01.27.16 of e-Oculus. Listen to the interview here.

Want more? The full collection of Oculus podcasts is also available on iTunes.

Speakers of “The Education of the Architect: Incorporating Social Science."
At the Center for Architecture by • 06/23/16

The Ways and Whys of Incorporating Social Science Methodologies into Architecture Curricula

The AIANY Social Science & Architecture Committee was formed in January 2016 with the goal of bringing professionals and students of architecture and social science together to discuss, collaborate, and facilitate programs for the community. The committee recently hosted “The Education of the Architect: Incorporating Social Science,” the second of a three-part series focused on the ability of social science research to shape the building of livable, equitable, and resilient cities.

The program on 06.08.16 was introduced by Melissa Marsh, co-chair of the committee and Founder and CEO of PLASTARC. It was moderated by Fauzia Khanani, Assoc. AIA, founder and principal of Foz Design. Read More

Students at the Center for Architecture's first after-school program.
Learning by Design by • 06/23/16

Exploring Architecture: After School at the Center

This spring, the Center for Architecture was pleased to announce the beginning of a new after-school program to take place twice a year for students in grades 3-5. Each week the students met to design and build. Read More

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Alex Alaimo, AIA, AIA National Associates Committee, interviews AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky.
YOUNG ARCHITECTS WANTED! From the Executive Director
Special Citation: ARE Instructors
Annual Meeting 2016 Uncategorized
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Closing Keynote: Understanding Neighborhood Change: Voices of a Gentrifying New York by
Eleven Years of Progress: FitCity 2016 Policy Pulse
Speakers of Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Critical Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization
Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Critical Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization From the Desk of the President
15th Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
More than a Building: The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale Reports from the Field
Partners in Design: Alfred Barr and Philipp Johnson
Oculus Book Review: Partners in Design: Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson Book Reviews
A Genealogy of Modern Architecture by Kenneth Frampton.
Oculus Quick Take: A Genealogy of Modern Architecture Podcast
Speakers of “The Education of the Architect: Incorporating Social Science."
The Ways and Whys of Incorporating Social Science Methodologies into Architecture Curricula At the Center for Architecture
Students at the Center for Architecture's first after-school program.
Exploring Architecture: After School at the Center Learning by Design
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“EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture,” through 09.03.16
On View On View
09.16.16: Call for Entries: AIANY COTE Awards 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
06.07.16: Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, Principal of Selldorf Architects and 2016 AIANY Medal of Honor recipient, was joined at the Center for Architecture by Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder of Partnership for Architecture & Urbanism, to discuss the role of architects today.
Sighted Sighted
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Join us at the AIANY Annual Meeting! Editor's Note
NYC Lobbying Law: What You Need to Know Policy Pulse
From the portfolio of Sergey Pigach, 2016 Allwork Scholarship recipient.
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A Burglar's Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh.
Oculus Book Review: A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh Book Reviews
Speakers and organizers of "Connecting Research and Age-Friendly Design," organized by the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee and the AIANY Design for Aging Committee.
Connecting Research and Age-Friendly Design At the Center for Architecture
Students from the IS 392 Architecture Club pose with their models for redesigning the school’s Journalism Lab and key project leaders. (l-r) Howard Stern, Design Educator, Center for Architecture; IS 392 Alise Braick, STEM Teacher, and Loren Cooper, Assistant Principal;  Penda Aiken, Chair, Teach to Excel Foundation; and IS 392 Principal Ingrid Joseph.
Students Propose New Designs for Their School’s Journalism Lab Learning by Design
Walter A. Hunt, Jr., FAIA
Walter A. Hunt, Jr., FAIA (1941 – 2016) In Memoriam
Fred Shen at the Shen Milsom & Wilke’s 30th anniversary celebration on 05.11.16.
In Memoriam: Fred Shen (1942 – 2016) In Memoriam
1 - The Regeneration of Red Hook
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
"New Practices New York 2016, "through 07.23.16
On View On View
06.06.16: Margery Perlmutter, Esq., RA, Chair of the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, discussed how the BSA operates and how it can help enhance the viability and design of development projects in NYC.
Sighted Sighted
Courtesy Faena Hotel; Photographer NickKoenig
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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
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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
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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
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