AIANY and Center for Architecture Launch Search for New Executive Director

“AIANY and the Center for Architecture are looking for a leader with a strategic vision for deepening our positive impact on New York City’s built environment by demonstrating the transformative power of architecture,” said AIANY President Tomas Rossant, AIA. “The two institutions have accomplished much for the City and lead a global network of architecture centers focused on educating the general public about the value of design thinking. We seek an Executive Director that will enhance this work and usher in our organizations’ further growth.” Read More

Eric Bunge, AIA, nARCHITECTS; Michael Kim, AIA, ARExA; Miriam Peterson, Peterson Rich Office; and Beth Broome, Architectural Record
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Micro Units Reflect Cultural Shifts While Confronting the Housing Shortage

New York City’s housing stock has failed to reflect not only the demand for housing, but also the city’s changing demographics. While nuclear families comprise 18% of New York City’s population, multi-unit apartments make up 60% of the housing stock, said Eric Bunge, AIA, principal of nARCHITECTS. Micro-unit housing, a form of high-density dwelling with units for one to two people, has emerged as a means to mitigate sprawl, displacement, high rent, and other consequences of the housing crisis, while reflecting the lifestyle and culture of contemporary city residents, particularly that of the young and the elderly. In 2012, following in the footsteps of cities in Europe and East Asia that have embraced micro typologies, the city launched adAPT NYC, a competition to build a micro-unit apartment building on an empty lot at 335 East 27th Street. nARCHITECTS submitted the winning design. Bunge joined Michael Kim, AIA, partner at ARExA, Miriam Peterson, partner at Peterson Rich Office, and Beth Broome, managing editor of Architectural Record, at the Center for Architecture on 04.27.2015 for “Edge Living: Micro-Units, Live/Work Environments, and the Future of Urban Dwellings,” the fourth in the series of programs based on the presidential theme of Tomas Rossant, AIA, “Dialogues from the Edge of Practice.” Read More

Representatives from AIANY met with Assemblymember Deborah Glick.
Policy Pulse by • 05/13/15

Advocacy in Albany: AIANY Takes on the New York State Legislature

On 04.28.15, representatives from AIANY headed up to Albany for the annual AIA New York State Architects in Albany Lobby Day. Joined by architects from throughout the state, AIANY advocated for a number of bills currently making their way through the legislature. AIANY supports the Emergency Responder Act and Due Process for Design Professionals, two of the most important items that were on the table.

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04.06.15: The AIANY Oculus Committee hosted London-based Justin McGuirk, author of Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, in conversation with Miguel Robles-Durán, Co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies and Assistant Professor of Urbanism at Parsons The New School for Design.
Book Reviews by • 05/13/15

Oculus Book Review: Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk

British author and critic Justin McGuirk’s talk about his recent book, Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, on 04.6.15 at the Center for Architecture, was a thorough account of his preoccupation with improvisational/informal housing in ultra-urban Latin American cities, and the role of the activist architect in these extreme conditions. The event brought together McGuirk with Miguel Robles-Durán, professor of Urbanism at Parsons The New School. The slide presentation elegantly highlighted the photographs, in particular those by Cristobal Patima, and established the scale of engagement that McGuirk is so expert at discussing. Robles-Durán reminded us that the book illustrates a very particular time in the history of Latin American housing development, and put forward a theoretical conversation of the neoliberal forces reckoning with social urbanism. The power of McGuirk’s book is that he strays away from theoretical constructs; his search for radical solutions is pure. Read More

Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk
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Oculus Quick Take: Radical Cities

On 04.06.15, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed Justin McGuirk, author of Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, published by Verso and reviewed by Annie Coggan in the this issue of e-Oculus. Listen to the interview here.

Wendy Feuer, NYC Department of Transportation; Dror Benshetrit, Studio Dror; Archie Lee Coates IV, Playlab; Allen Sayegh, INVIVIA; Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects; and Seher Shah, Artist (via Skype)
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Architecture and Art Intersect for Better Outcomes

New York City pioneered the integration of architecture and art. For some 30 years, the Percent for Art program, managed by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, has allocated one percent of the budget for City-funded construction projects to public art. Diverse artworks range from painting to lighting to sculpture, and new technologies that are integrated into infrastructure and architecture projects around New York. Read More

Ken Smith, Founder and Principal, WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect; and Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR, Partner, Reed Hilderbrand
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Revisiting Landscapes

The second discussion in a series about the legacy of landscape architect Dan Kiley brought together Ken Smith, FASLA, and Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR, to talk about Kiley’s influence, preservation issues, and current themes in landscape architecture. Read More

Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and Vladimír Šlapeta, Professor, Head of Department of Theory, Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology
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An Inter-European, Interwar Modernity

Professor Vladimír Šlapeta’s brilliant 45-minute survey was a crash course in Czechoslovakian Modernism. More than an introduction, but admittedly not an in-depth analysis. Šlapeta took the audience on a whirlwind architectural tour from the 1920s until 1938. This fecund interwar period resulted from a heightened national spirit and cross-fertilization with French Cubists and the Amsterdam School. Additionally, in 1923, Le Corbusier’s L’Esprit Nouveau was introduced to Czechoslovakia with “enormous impact.” This combination of influences led the way from form-follows-function to a more Cubist architecture. According to Šlapeta, when Le Corbusier visited Prague he was shocked that these Modernist ideas were implemented at such a large scale, though he simultaneously criticized the work for falling short of “architecture” by not including ramps. Read More

From the portfolio of Aelitta Gore, 2015 Allwork Scholarship recipient
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2015 Center for Architecture Design and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 scholarship program. The Eleanor Allwork Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for students seeking their first degree in architecture, while the Center for Architecture Design Scholarship also includes students studying design, engineering, planning, and related disciplines. The jury looks at students’ academic performance, aesthetic ability, skill, and financial need. This year, the Scholarship Committee awarded the Women’s Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholarship to the following:

Indre Barsauskaite, City College of New York
Alice Felicity Colverd, Cooper Union
Aelitta Gore, Cooper Union
Joey Parrella, Cooper Union
Evgeniya Uzhegova, Parsons The New School Read More

A New Place on Sutton
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In this issue:
- A New Place on Sutton
- Modern Church Lets the Sun Shine In
- Halletts Point on the High-Rise
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New Gateway to the Garden
- Believing in the Benefits of Beekeeping Read More

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AIANY and Center for Architecture Launch Search for New Executive Director Editor's Note
Eric Bunge, AIA, nARCHITECTS; Michael Kim, AIA, ARExA; Miriam Peterson, Peterson Rich Office; and Beth Broome, Architectural Record
Micro Units Reflect Cultural Shifts While Confronting the Housing Shortage At the Center for Architecture
Representatives from AIANY met with Assemblymember Deborah Glick.
Advocacy in Albany: AIANY Takes on the New York State Legislature Policy Pulse
04.06.15: The AIANY Oculus Committee hosted London-based Justin McGuirk, author of Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, in conversation with Miguel Robles-Durán, Co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies and Assistant Professor of Urbanism at Parsons The New School for Design.
Oculus Book Review: Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk Book Reviews
Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk
Oculus Quick Take: Radical Cities Podcast
Wendy Feuer, NYC Department of Transportation; Dror Benshetrit, Studio Dror; Archie Lee Coates IV, Playlab; Allen Sayegh, INVIVIA; Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects; and Seher Shah, Artist (via Skype)
Architecture and Art Intersect for Better Outcomes At the Center for Architecture
Ken Smith, Founder and Principal, WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect; and Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR, Partner, Reed Hilderbrand
Revisiting Landscapes At the Center for Architecture
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and Vladimír Šlapeta, Professor, Head of Department of Theory, Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology
An Inter-European, Interwar Modernity At the Center for Architecture
From the portfolio of Aelitta Gore, 2015 Allwork Scholarship recipient
2015 Center for Architecture Design and Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Recipients Learning by Design
A New Place on Sutton
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“AIANY 2015 Design Awards” opening 06.20.15
On View About Town
05.11.15: Health Keynote speaker Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Professor of Clinical Studies of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, celebrated a decade of active design with AIANY and Center for Architecture Interim Executive Director David Burney, FAIA, at the FitCity 10 conference.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds At the Center for Architecture Foundation
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Honors and Awards Luncheon 2015: Design for All Editor's Note
Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA, Founder, Institute for Public Architecture, and Principal, Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect
Can the Nation’s Leader in Supportive Housing Do More? At the Center for Architecture
Panelists had a laugh at the program "Zoning for Quality and Affordability."
Zoning for All Policy Pulse
M. Paul Friedberg, Founder, M. Paul Friedberg and Partners
Conversing About Kiley At the Center for Architecture
Fiona Cousins, PE, Arup; Claire Agre, West 8; Ann Marie Baranowski, AIA, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Rachel Woods, Turner Construction; and Lori Brown, Syracuse University
Feminism is Social Justice for All: On Feminist Design Practices At the Center for Architecture
Melissa Marsh, Founder and CEO, Plastarc; Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 President, AIANY; and; Christine S. Filip, Esq., President, Business Development Partners
Be Different: Attract Better Clients and Get Better Prices At the Center for Architecture
Presenting the final product and showing off the railings added for safety.
Treehouses and Subway Stops Learning by Design
1 - Waiting for the Whitney
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
o5.01.15: Call for Entries: AIANY Interiors 2015 Residential Review
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“AIANY 2015 Design Awards” Through 05.20.15
On View About Town
04.23.15: Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, taking a break from the media-zoo preview of the new Whitney Museum of American Art.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
David Burney, FAIA, speaking at FitCity 8 at the Center for Architecture.
A Warm Welcome for David Burney, FAIA Editor's Note
"The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" at the Center for Architecture.
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley At the Center for Architecture
Thomas Gluck, Principal, GLUCK+; Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, Founding Partner, Spacesmith; AJ Pires, Partner and Executive Vice President, Alloy Development; Phil Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, Vice President, Building Industry Strategy & Relations, Autodesk; Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 President, AIANY
Risky Business At the Center for Architecture
Jane Sanders, AIA, CPHD, Principal and Owner, Jane Sanders Architect, presented at “EnerPHit: The Passive House Standard for Energy Retrofits.”
Active House: EnerPHit Policy Pulse
AIANY Global Dialogues Committee co-chairs Dan Gallagher, AIA, and Hana Kassem, AIA.
Big Dreams: The Master Plan in Architecture At the Center for Architecture
Students in our Learning by Design homeschool program studied and built arches before designing their own neoclassical buildings inspired by Greek and Roman architecture.
Home School Students Study Classical Greek and Roman Architecture and its Influence on Neoclassicism Learning by Design
Architecture/Astrology by Dan Graham & Jessica Russell, with illustrations by Mieko Meguro.
Oculus Quick Take: Architecture/Astrology Podcast
1 - German Cultural Center's New Permanent Home
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
04.17.15: Call for Entries: AIANY 2015 Housing Awards
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“BxW NYC” through 04.11.15
On View: At the Center for Architecture + About Town About Town
04.02.15: Nancy Prince, RLA, Deputy Chief of Design, and Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation; Richard Zweifel, FASLA, President, ASLA; Jennifer Nitzky, ASLA, ISA, President, and Kathy Shea, Executive Director, ASLA-NY, gathered at the Center for Architecture to celebrate the winners of the ASLA-NY 2015 Design Awards.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Benjamin Kracauer, Michael Graves with Emily Kracauer, and Cynthia Phifer Kracauer at the Warehouse, 1982 (photographer unknown).
Michael Graves, FAIA, a Memory In Memoriam
Laurie Kerr, FAIA, Urban Green Council; John H. Lee, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; David Bomke, The Fulcrum Group; William Braham, FAIA, University of Pennsylvania; and Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED AP, RTKL
Sustainability Experts: It’s Time for Radical Response At the Center for Architecture
Save the Date! FitCity 10 - 05.11.15
Save the Date – FitCity 10 Policy Pulse
women. wikipedia. design. #wikiD
women. wikipedia. design. #wikiD: ArchiteXX’s Ongoing Campaign to Write Women Architects into One of the Internet’s Most Widely Consulted Databases At the Center for Architecture
Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Hana Kassem, AIA, LEED AP, KPF; Renatto Anelli, Instituto Lina Bo Bardi; Marcelo Ferraz, brasil arquitetura; Anne Marie Baranowski, AIA, LEED AP, AMBA; Heidi Kippenham, AIA, PBDW Architects; Denise Hochbaum, AIA; Giancarlo Latorraca, Museu de Casa Brasileira; and Yehuda E. Safran, Columbia GSAPP
Lina Bo Bardi’s Popular Rise At the Center for Architecture
Keller Easterling, Professor at Yale School of Architecture, was the speaker at the March Oculus Book Talk.
Oculus Book Review: Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, by Keller Easterling Book Reviews
Tomas Hernandez, Jr., DBC Technologies; Warren Redeker, Prosurance Redeker Group; James F. Brown, BFF Consulting; Melinda Mathews, Assoc. AIA, Agility Recovery; and Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, Curtis + Ginsberg
25 Great Ideas if Your Design Practice is Knocked Out by a Disaster – or to Avoid One Altogether At the Center for Architecture
Leonardo Bonanni, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Sourcemap
Designing Sustainable Supply Chains At the Center for Architecture
Weintraub’s study focuses on Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti, and the effects of hands-on learning experiences.
2015 Arnold W. Brunner Grant Winners Announced At the Center for Architecture