Share Your Thoughts On Architectural Education

The Spring 2017 issue of Oculus will explore contemporary architectural education. We are gathering feedback from AIANY members about their expectations and experiences in hiring recent graduates. We would also like to hear from recent graduates about how they feel their education prepared them for practice. This survey will be used to inform the issue. No one will be quoted without permission.

To respond to the survey, please click here.

Michael Sorkin, Principal, Michael Sorkin Studio, with Michael Murphy, Co-founder and Executive Director, MASS Design Group
At the Center for Architecture by • 12/01/16

Infrastructure, Politics, and the Dilemma of Donald Trump

On 11.18.16, what was originally supposed to be a straightforward discussion between Michael Sorkin, principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, and Michael Murphy, co-founder and executive director of MASS Design Group, was transformed (at their suggestion) into a hothouse of political debate and dissension. They were joined by a sprawling crowd (even the overflow room did not have enough seats for all) to discuss questions facing architects in light of the recent election results, and the initial statement issued by AIA National CEO/EVP Robert Ivy, FAIA, on behalf of AIA’s 89,000 members, that the organization was “committed to working with” President-elect Donald Trump on the infrastructure promises he has made. Read More

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks outside Trump Tower.
Policy Pulse by • 12/01/16

Policy Pulse: New York Elected Officials Weigh in on Trump Administration

State and local elected officials have been quick to react to the election of Donald Trump and his continuing transition into the White House. Governor Cuomo, an early supporter of Hillary Clinton, vowed to work with Trump while assuring New Yorkers their state would remain a “refuge.” Cuomo expanded in a post declaring: “The State of New York has a proud legacy as the progressive capital of the nation, and that is more important today than ever before. As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign.” Read More

New York City's Roadmap to 80x50
At the Center for Architecture by • 12/01/16

Roadmap to 80×50

On 11.14.16, the Center for Architecture hosted an intimate discussion of New York City’s progress on its 80×50 initiative, an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Sustainability released its “Roadmap to 80×50” strategy this September, detailing how this goal would be achieved in various sectors of environmental concern, including waste, energy, transportation, and buildings. The city joined the 80×50 initiative in 2014.

Three members from the Office of Sustainability led the discussion: Benjamin Mandel, Renewable Energy Policy Advisor; Lia Carione, Senior Policy Advisor; and John Lee, RA, LEED AP, Deputy Director, Buildings and Energy Efficiency. Read More

Sponsors and organizers of the 2016 Ratensky Lecture with Rosanne Haggerty. (l-r) Peter Bafitis, AIA; Jennifer Sage, FAIA; Gary Solomon; Rosanne Haggerty; Theodore Liebman, FAIA; and Fernando Villa, AIA.
At the Center for Architecture by • 12/01/16

2016 Samuel Ratensky Lecture: Rosanne Haggerty

On 11.17.16, AIANY’s Housing Committee honored the memory of Samuel Ratensky, former New York City Housing Authority director and Monument Man, with a lecture presented by MacArthur Fellow and Jane Jacobs Medal recipient Rosanne Haggerty. Read More

LA Gensler office, sample rendering from within the Gensler VR app.
At the Center for Architecture by • 12/01/16

Brave New Worlds: The Impacts of Virtual Reality on Design

On 11.16.16, students and professionals gathered at the Center for Architecture to hear from three designers at Gensler – Regional Director Mark Pollock, AIA, LEED AP, and Specialists Chang-Yeon Cho, AIA, LEED AP, and Seth Waldman – who talked about an interesting new addition to their workflows: virtual reality (VR). Read More

The Creative Architect: Inside the great midcentury personality study by Pierluigi Serraino, AIA
Podcast by • 12/01/16

Oculus Quick-Take: The Creative Architect: Inside the great midcentury personality study

On 10.20.16, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed architect and educator Pierluigi Serraino, AIA, author of The Creative Architect: Inside the great midcentury personality study, reviewed by Annie Coggan for our newsletter. Listen to the interview here.

1 - Memorial Honors Victims of the AIDS Epidemic
In The News by • 12/01/16

In the News

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In this issue:
- Memorial Honors Victims of the AIDS Epidemic
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An Immersive Exploration of the Works of Pierre Chareau
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The Sky’s the Limit
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Miami Beach’s New Art Mecca Read More

Names in the News

The Public Design Commission honored 10 projects with Awards for Excellence in Design: the 40th Police Precinct by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and Starr Whitehouse; Waterfront Nature Walk by George Trakas and Quennell Rothschild & Partners; Van Name Van Pelt Plaza/Richmond Terrace Wetlands and Parks Without Borders by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation In-House Design Team; Luminescence by Nobuho Nagasawa, Thomas Balsley Associates, and WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism; Dock 72 by S9 Architecture and MPFP (M. Paul Friedberg & Partners); the High Line Park Passage and Spur by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf; Snug Harbor Cultural Center Music Hall Addition by Studio Joseph and SCAPE/Landscape Architecture; Soho Square by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Anti-Idling Ambulance Pedestals by Ignacio Ciocchini and MOVE Systems; LinkNYC by CityBridge (Antenna Design, Intersection, Qualcomm, and CIVIQ Smartscapes); and the Community Parks Initiative, which includes work by dlandstudio architecture and landscape architecture, Hargreaves Associates, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, MKW Landscape Architecture, Nancy Owens Studio, Prospect Park Alliance, Quennell Rothschild & Partners, and Sage and Coombe Architects. Read More

01.27.17: Call for Entries: AIANY 2017 Design Awards
New Deadlines by • 12/01/16

New Deadlines

12.12.16: Call for Entries: Architectural Review Pop-up: Celebrating the Best Temporary Structures

12.15.16: Call for Entries: Blueprint: A Design for Genoa Ideas Competition

12.15.16: Call for Applications: Houzz Women in Architecture Scholarship

12.15.16: Call for Applications: Houzz Residential Design Scholarship

12.15.16: Call for Applications: Houzz Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship Read More

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Share Your Thoughts On Architectural Education Editor's Note
Michael Sorkin, Principal, Michael Sorkin Studio, with Michael Murphy, Co-founder and Executive Director, MASS Design Group
Infrastructure, Politics, and the Dilemma of Donald Trump At the Center for Architecture
Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks outside Trump Tower.
Policy Pulse: New York Elected Officials Weigh in on Trump Administration Policy Pulse
New York City's Roadmap to 80x50
Roadmap to 80×50 At the Center for Architecture
Sponsors and organizers of the 2016 Ratensky Lecture with Rosanne Haggerty. (l-r) Peter Bafitis, AIA; Jennifer Sage, FAIA; Gary Solomon; Rosanne Haggerty; Theodore Liebman, FAIA; and Fernando Villa, AIA.
2016 Samuel Ratensky Lecture: Rosanne Haggerty At the Center for Architecture
LA Gensler office, sample rendering from within the Gensler VR app.
Brave New Worlds: The Impacts of Virtual Reality on Design At the Center for Architecture
The Creative Architect: Inside the great midcentury personality study by Pierluigi Serraino, AIA
Oculus Quick-Take: The Creative Architect: Inside the great midcentury personality study Podcast
1 - Memorial Honors Victims of the AIDS Epidemic
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
01.27.17: Call for Entries: AIANY 2017 Design Awards
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Authenticity and Innovation,”
through 01.14.17.
On View On View
Classifieds Classifieds
Message from the Executive Director: 2016 Elections From the Executive Director
We thank Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, for her dedication and support of AIANY and the Center for Architecture.
Oculus Evolving Center News
Office of the City Clerk
Lobby Law Update Policy Pulse
E.R. Butler & Co, on view in "Authenticity and Innovation."
Center Mentions Center News
Congratulations to our 2016 Heritage Ball honorees! The Rudin Family, Alice Tisch, and Thomas Phifer, FAIA (not shown: Senator Charles E. Schumer).
Design Matters: 2016 Heritage Ball Reports from the Field
Juror Favorite: "Lean on Me" by Dattner Architects
Canstruction NYC Reports from the Field
SITU Studio won the Pritzkerpumpkin for their concrete pumpkin void.
The Most Gourdgeous of the Gourds: Pumpkitecture! At the Center for Architecture
Speakers and organizers of "Global Migration, Refugees, and a Role for Design."
Antidotes to Xenophobia: Win/win Design Ideas for the Displaced At the Center for Architecture
A representative from the Northeastern School of Architecture + Art speaks to a prospective student and his father.
2016 Architecture and Design College Fair Learning by Design
Eric J. Pick, AIA, 1922-2016
Eric J. Pick, AIA, Retired Partner, Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde (1922-2016) In Memoriam
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries,” through 01.07.16
On View On View
10.25.16: In conjunction with the Center for Architecture’s exhibition, “Authenticity and Innovation,” Architectural Record Editor-in-Chief Cathleen McGuigan moderated a discussion on the inherent value of older buildings with Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge, WXY architecture + urban design; Constantine Kontakosa, Professor of Urban Informatics and Deputy Director of the Quantified Research Facility, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress and Tandon School of Engineering; and Charles Bendit, Co-chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Group.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Payette: George Washington Milken Institute of Public Health, Washington, DC
Announcing the Winners of the 2016 AIANY COTE Awards Names in the News
Courtesy of Elizabeth Felicella
5 Questions for Photographer Elizabeth Felicella On View
New York City Council expands reach of the Green, Greater Buildings Plan.
City Expands Building Energy Plan Policy Pulse
Arthur Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield’s Arthur Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture At the Center for Architecture
Suzanne Stephens, Hon. AIANY, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record in conversation with Pierluigi Serraino, AIA, architect, author, and educator
Oculus Book Review: The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study by Pierluigi Serraino Book Reviews
The girls took turns presenting their own design work to the group at the end of the program.
Women in Architecture Committee Reaches Out to the Next Generation Uncategorized
FIGMENT: What Is This? Why Is Nothing for Sale? Why Is Everyone Smiling? by David Koren.
Oculus Quick-Take: FIGMENT: What is this? Why is Nothing for Sale? Why is Everyone Smiling? Podcast
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1 - New Academic Buildings are Changing the Face of Manhattanville
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"Authenticity and Innovation," through 01.14.16
On View On View
10.18.16: Amanda Dameron, Editor-in-Chief of Dwell; Julio Salcedo, Chair of the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York; Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Principal, Jaklitsch|Gardner; Valerie Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Innovation and Strategy at the NYC Economic Development Corporation; Jack Travis, FAIA, Principal, Jack Travis, FAIA, Architect; and Tonja Adair, AIA, Principal, Splice Design, convened at the Center for Architecture to discuss why diversity in design continues to pose a challenge.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture
Archtober Itinerary Word of Mouth
STUDIOS Architecture's winning cake: Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan.
High-Calorie High Rises: The Great Architectural Bake-Off Reports from the Field
The AIANYS board enjoys an architect-led tour of the Algonquin Building, originally designed by S. Gifford Slocum, during the 2016 AIA New York State Saratoga Design Conference.
In Architecture, Collaboration is Key Reports from the Field
Bruce Fowle, FAIA, LEED AP, accepts the 2016 AIANYS President's Award.
AIA New York State President’s Award: Green is Beautiful Word of Mouth
AIA Presidential Profiles.
AIA Presidential Candidate Profiles Policy Pulse
1 - A New Museum Has Got Lady Liberty’s Back
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines