Playa Grande Main House by Young Projects
At the Center for Architecture by • 02/11/16

Prospect: New Practices New York 2016

“It was not a given that the New Practices New York (NPNY) competition would even continue past its first year,” said Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, co-chair of the AIANY New Practices Committee, in announcing the 2016 competition winners on the program’s 10th anniversary on 01.28.16. NPNY provides a platform for new and diverse models for the practice of architecture, an endeavor as important and relevant to AIANY now as it was 2006.

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The Influence of Zoning: Architects Advocate for Change

Policy Pulse by • 02/11

The final public hearing on the NYC Department of City Planning’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) proposal took place on 02.10.16 before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. The hearing came after the City Planning Commission voted to approve a slightly updated version of the text on 02.03.16. Read More

Speakers of "A Critical Climate Change Debrief: COP21, Paris," organized by the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.
At the Center for Architecture by • 02/11/16

Lessons from COP21: Building Towards 2050

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries committed to capping global temperature increase to under 2 degrees Celsius, with the goal of maxing at 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, in the first, legally-binding global climate deal. While the historic agreement was signed by nations, it is cities, the contributors of an estimated 75 percent of global greenhouse emissions, that are really the sites of carbon reduction. From Queens to Jakarta, cities are also well aware that climate change is already in effect, that we are already at risk of extreme weather. Read More

1 - DDC's Duo Designed for New York's Finest and Bravest
In The News by • 02/11/16

In the News

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In this issue:
- DDC’s Duo Designed for New York’s Finest and Bravest
- Dream Weaver
- A Research Library to Learn About
- Back to the Garden
- A Museum Within a Tropical Florida Garden Read More

Names in the News

The Architectural League’s 2016 Emerging Voices include Jon Lott, AIA, Principal, PARA Project, and Co-founding Member, Collective-LOK. Read More

A Call for Fellows

Do you know an AIA architect who has significant and measurable achievements in design, preservation, education, literature, or service?

Election to AIA fellowship recognizes those achievements, and honors before the public and the profession the architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society at a national level.

Please make a recommendation of who the AIA New York Chapter should nominate to fellowship for the 2016/2017 cycle by 02.19.16.

Eligibility and procedures for recommendations are outlined in the 2016 Call for Fellows Recommendations.  Click here for more information.

04.29.16: Call for Entries: AARP’s Re-defining Home: Home Today, Home Tomorrow Design Challenge
New Deadlines by • 02/11/16

New Deadlines

2016 Oculus Editorial Calendar
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: Tech in the City
Why cutting-edge industry loves older buildings. How technology businesses transform neighborhoods and the city at large. Adaptive Reuse & Interiors.
Deadline for story ideas: 05.16.16

Winter: Preservation & Reinvention / Rethinking Preservation / Preservation & Urbanism / Preservation Today
Projects with a unique take on history and how to reconcile it with contemporary needs. Focus on daylight and natural ventilation as city becomes more dense; historic preservation as zoning tool; quality vs. scale. Is city preserving too much in historic districts?
Deadline for story ideas: 08.19.16 Read More

"Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland" opening 02.16.16
About Town, At the Center for Architecture, On View by • 02/11/16

On View

At the Center for Architecture

Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland
Opening 02.16.16

Heart of Hearts” by Collective-LOK in Father Duffy Square
Through 03.06.16

Arch Schools 2015
Through 03.19.16

Structures of Coastal Resilience: Designing for Climate Change
Through 04.02.16

New York New Design
Through 05.28.16 Read More

02.09.16: Collective-LOK’s Heart of Hearts, the winner of this year’s Times Square Heart competition organized by the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Center for Architecture, invites passerby to reflect on romance. (l-r) Ben Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Michael Kubo, Co-founder, Collective-LOK; Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance; William O’Brien, Jr. and Jon Lott, AIA, Co-founders, Collective-LOK; and Sherry Dobbin, Director, Public Art, Times Square Alliance.
Sighted by • 02/11/16

Sighted

02.09.16: Collective-LOK’s Heart of Hearts, the winner of this year’s Times Square Heart competition organized by the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Center for Architecture, invites passerby to reflect on romance. (l-r) Ben Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Michael Kubo, Co-founder, Collective-LOK; Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance; William O’Brien, Jr. and Jon Lott, AIA, Co-founders, Collective-LOK; and Sherry Dobbin, Director, Public Art, Times Square Alliance. Read More

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Playa Grande Main House by Young Projects
Prospect: New Practices New York 2016 At the Center for Architecture
The Influence of Zoning: Architects Advocate for Change Policy Pulse
Speakers of "A Critical Climate Change Debrief: COP21, Paris," organized by the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.
Lessons from COP21: Building Towards 2050 At the Center for Architecture
1 - DDC's Duo Designed for New York's Finest and Bravest
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
A Call for Fellows Of Interest
04.29.16: Call for Entries: AARP’s Re-defining Home: Home Today, Home Tomorrow Design Challenge
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland" opening 02.16.16
On View About Town
02.09.16: Collective-LOK’s Heart of Hearts, the winner of this year’s Times Square Heart competition organized by the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Center for Architecture, invites passerby to reflect on romance. (l-r) Ben Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Michael Kubo, Co-founder, Collective-LOK; Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance; William O’Brien, Jr. and Jon Lott, AIA, Co-founders, Collective-LOK; and Sherry Dobbin, Director, Public Art, Times Square Alliance.
Sighted Sighted
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AIA Convention 2016 Registration Is Now Open! AIA News You Can Use
Know your community board
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Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, Professor, Columbia University,  and Stan Allen, FAIA, Professor, Princeton University
Oculus Book Review: A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton Book Reviews
Students will explore architectural design as they create their own scale models.
AfterSchool@theCenter Learning by Design
Harold Fredenburgh, FAIA (1934 – 2016)
In Memoriam: Harold Fredenburgh, FAIA (1934 – 2016) In Memoriam
1 - A Tale of Two City Projects
In the News In The News
A Call for Fellows Of Interest
Names in the News Names in the News
02.05.16: Call for Entries: AIANY 2016 Design Awards
New Deadlines New Deadlines
"Structures of Coastal Resilience: Designing for Climate Change" opening 02.03.16
On View About Town
01.21.16: New Practices New York committee co-chairs and jurors convened at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the competition for 2016. (l-r) Christopher Leong, Assoc. AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY New Practices Committee; Julian Rose, Principal, Formlessfinder; William Menking, Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper; Ada Tolla, Partner, LOT-EK; Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, ASID, Partner, Spacesmith; Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; and Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY New Practices Committee.
Sighted Sighted
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AIANY supported the NYC Department of City Planning’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) proposal.
2015 in Review: The Year of the Advocate Policy Pulse
“Unknown Territories: Imagining Post-Ruin Siberia and Rust Belt”
Announcing the Winner of the 2015 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant At the Center for Architecture
Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, author of Building ARt: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry; and James Russell, FAIA, Director, Design Strategic Initiatives, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Oculus Book Review: Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Golberger Book Reviews
Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities
Oculus Quick Take: Under the Elevated with Susan Chin, FAIA, and Neil Gagliardi Podcast
MoMA Offers Discounted Memberships to Artists and Architects Of Interest
1 - Three's Their Charm
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
01.15.16: Call for Entries: AIANY New Practices New York 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now” through 01.16.16
On View About Town
01.12.16: At the SMPS-NY 2016 Principal’s Breakfast - Real Estate & Construction Market Forecast, Michael V. Geary, CAE, CEO, Society for Marketing Professional Services, welcomed the panel (l-r): Russell A. Davidson, FAIA, 2016 AIA President (moderator); Richard Bearak, Land Use Director, Office of the President of the Borough of Brooklyn; Catherine Dannenbring, Director of Development, Thor Equities; Frank J. Sciame, Jr., President, Sciame Development; Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, Editor-in-Chief, Oculus magazine and ArchNewsNow.com; and Mitchell Korbey, Esq, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein.
Sighted Sighted
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Credit: Elizabeth Felicella for "Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water's Edge"
Happy Holidays! Editor's Note
AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA, passes the gavel to 2016 President Carol Loewenson, FAIA.
AIANY 2016 Board Inaugural At the Center for Architecture
The City Planning Commission held a marathon 11-hour hearing on the NYC Department of City Planning’s ZQA and MIH proposals.
At the City Planning Commission Hearing Policy Pulse
Teamwork is the name of the game at the Family Day: Lighthouses held at the Seaport on December 19th.
At the Seaport Learning by Design
LPC Chair Mennakshi Srinivasan took a look back at significant adaptive reuse projects and how they forever changed the streetscape of the city for the better.
Preservation through Transformation At the Center for Architecture
The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform (Princeton Architectural Press, November 2015)
Oculus Book Review: The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform At the Center for Architecture
1 - Two for the Road
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
01.08.15: Call for Entries: AIANY New Practices New York 2016
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View About Town
12.21.15: 2015 AIANY President Tomas Rossant, AIA (left) welcomed Ben Prosky, newly-named AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director at Rossant’s final Dialogues from the Edge of Practice party.
Sighted Sighted
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You’re Invited to the 2016 AIANY Board Inaugural Editor's Note
Deans from the schools of architecture from 14 area schools discussed how education is preparing graduates to expand the realm and reach of design leadership.
A Seat at the Deans’ Table At the Center for Architecture
Can Our Buildings Make Us Smarter? Indoor Air Quality and Brain Function Policy Pulse
“Building Connections 2015” showcases a small sampling of student design projects from our in-school Learning By Design:NY residency programs and our Summer@theCenter design camps.
Building Connections at the Center for Architecture Learning by Design
1 - Alley Cache
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