Report from Architect’s Assembled: AIA New York Community Forum

On 01.05.17, AIANY hosted its first-ever “Architects Assembled: AIA New York Community Forum.” The town hall-style event invited members and architects to the Center for Architecture to share their views on the AIA and their hopes for our chapter. I was pleased to co-host the event with 2017 AIA New York President, David Piscuskas, FAIA and was honored to share the evening with the close to 100 members of our extended community who contributed their responses and thoughtful suggestions. Read More

The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Policy Pulse by • 01/13/17

2017 Policy Look-Ahead

As AIANY begins the New Year, we look ahead to some of the major policy areas and notable events our chapter will be focusing on in 2017. As the representative of more than 5,500 practicing architects, allied professionals, and students, our primary focus remains supporting the future of the profession and allowing communities to benefit from the value of architecture. Through our mission of public outreach and the elevation of the profession of architecture, AIANY continues to be a vocal presence in public debates on policy issues and major projects in New York. Read More

AIA Board Adopts Equity Recommendations

In late December 2016, the AIA National Board of Directors adopted the recommendations of the Equity in Architecture Commission, who identified root causes to the lack of diversity in the profession and offered suggestions on how to address these issues, as well as a timeline for implementation. The commission, which included architects, educators, and diversity experts, was launched in November 2015 with the goal of forging action plans for achieving equitable practices through measurable goals. Read More

Graphic Arts Center, Paul Rudolph
Book Reviews by • 01/13/17

Oculus Book Review: Never Built New York by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell

Never Built New York is a straight-forward embrace of the architectural imagination that has flourished around New York City since the Industrial Revolution. Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell have put together an exhilarating romp through the New York City-that-could-have-been with 400 pages of speculative buildings, monuments, and infrastructure. Read More

1 - All You Need is Love
In The News by • 01/13/17

In the News

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In this issue:
- All You Need is Love: OCR wins Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition
- Crossroads of the World Redesigned for Pedestrians: Snøhetta’s Times Square Reconstruction
- Butterflies and Insects, Oh My!: Studio Gang unveils new details of the AMNH Richard Gilder Center
- It’s Hip to Be Journal Squared: First tower of HWKN and Handel Architects’ mixed use project nears completion
- Getting Stoned: Aranda/Lasch one of five winners of Exhibit Columbus
- Travel Sketches by Architects on Display at RAMSA
- Bronx Commons Lives for Music: Ground breaks on mixed use development Read More

Names in the News

Steven Holl, FAIA, Steven Holl Architects, will be honored at the 2017 BOMB Magazine Gala… The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation will honor Gregory A. Kelly, PE, President and CEO, US and Latin America, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (Foundation Award); Raymond P. Daddazio, President, Thornton Tomasetti (Keystone Award); Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design and Former Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Design (Pillar Award); Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studios, Yale University (Oculus Award); Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record (Scroll Award); and Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, and President, AIA San Francisco (Tribune Award). Read More

01.27.17: Call for Entries: AIANY 2017 Design Awards
New Deadlines by • 01/13/17

New Deadlines

01.15.17: Call for Entries: Aedes Berlin’s Zumbotel Group Award 2017 – Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Build Environment

01.17.17: Call for Entries: New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESCNYC) 2017 Lumen Awards

01.17.17: Call for Session Proposals: Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Annual International Conference, St. Paul, MN, 04.18-22.17

01.20.17: Call for Entries: AIA San Fernando Valley AXP Design Competition

01.27.17: Call for Entries: AIANY 2017 Design Awards Read More

“SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA,” opening 01.26.17
On View by • 01/13/17

On View

At the Center for Architecture

SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA
Opening 01.26.17

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House
Opening 01.21.17

Architecture of Independence – African Modernism
Opening 02.16.17 Read More

Classifieds

John G. Waite Associates, Architects PLLC is seeking a Junior/Intermediate Architect with significant interest and experience in the field of Historic Preservation to join the firm’s New York City office. The firm, with offices in Albany and NYC, directs restoration, adaptive use, and new design projects for historic properties across the United States. www.jgwaarchitects.com

The successful candidate must be dedicated and demonstrate resourcefulness, possess strong leadership and communication skills, and have the ability to work well in a team environment. Candidates with a professional degree in Architecture and a minimum of 5 years’ experience are preferred. Responsibilities include the production and coordination of design and construction drawings on multiple projects, while strictly adhering to scope, budget, and schedule. Proficiency in AutoCAD is required; experience with Revit is preferred.

Send cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Resumes@jgwaarchitects.com

Note: Salary commensurate with experience.

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Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
Editor's Note by • 12/15/16

Last Letter from the Editor

After 13 years and almost 60 issues, I am stepping down as editor of Oculus. AIANY is bringing its publications program in-house, and now seems a good time to spread my wings and explore new horizons. Read More

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Report from Architect’s Assembled: AIA New York Community Forum From the Executive Director
The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
2017 Policy Look-Ahead Policy Pulse
AIA Board Adopts Equity Recommendations AIA News You Can Use
Graphic Arts Center, Paul Rudolph
Oculus Book Review: Never Built New York by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell Book Reviews
1 - All You Need is Love
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
“SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA,” opening 01.26.17
On View On View
Classifieds Classifieds
Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
Last Letter from the Editor Editor's Note
AIANY 2017 President David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, at the 2017 Board Inaugural.
AIANY 2017 – Architects: Assembly Required Word of Mouth
Speakers of "Exploring the New Penn-Farley Complex"
New Penn-Farley Complex Revealed Policy Pulse
Industry City by Mathews Nielsen.
Women in Landscape Architecture At the Center for Architecture
Speakers and organizers of "I Love this Place! Exceptional Design Driven through Social Research"
I Love This Place! Social Research-Driven Design At the Center for Architecture
The Well-Tempered City by  Jonathan F.P. Rose
Book Review: The Well-Tempered City Book Reviews
1 - A New Design Hub Grows in Brooklyn
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
“Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries,” through 01.07.16
On View On View
Classifieds Classifieds
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
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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