AIA Convention 2016 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for AIA Convention 2016, the architecture and design event of the year, is now open! Join us in Philadelphia from 05.19-21.16 for more than 500 workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by industry leaders and rising stars. Don’t miss Neri Oxman, head of MIT’s Mediated Matter research group, as the keynote speaker for Day 2.

Claim your early bird rates through 03.23.16

Know your community board
Policy Pulse by • 01/27/16

Make an Impact: Apply for a Seat on Your Community Board

Applications for New York City’s Community Boards are now open! New Yorkers living, working, or studying in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island are eligible to apply. Read More

Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, Professor, Columbia University,  and Stan Allen, FAIA, Professor, Princeton University
Book Reviews by • 01/27/16

Oculus Book Review: A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton

On 01.11.16, the New York City architectural community converged at the Center for Architecture to celebrate the newest tome by beloved critic, writer, and educator Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA. The first Oculus Book Talk of the year had a particularly jovial air, as Frampton’s new book, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form, is the result of 40 years of teaching, and it seemed everyone in the audience had taken his classes at Princeton or Columbia. Read More

Students will explore architectural design as they create their own scale models.
Learning by Design by • 01/27/16

AfterSchool@theCenter

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce a new after-school program for elementary school-aged children interested in architecture. Beginning this March, the Center’s Education Department will offer a 10-week class for 3rd to 5th graders on Wednesday afternoons at the Center. The program, Exploring Architecture, will be led by the Center’s Education Assistant Hadley Beacham. Read More

Harold Fredenburgh, FAIA (1934 – 2016)
In Memoriam by • 01/27/16

In Memoriam: Harold Fredenburgh, FAIA (1934 – 2016)

On 01.21.16, the AIA New York Chapter and the architectural community lost a long-time member and an excellent designer when Harold Fredenburgh, FAIA, died. Read More

1 - A Tale of Two City Projects
In The News by • 01/27/16

In the News

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In this issue:
- A Tale of Two City Projects
- Cosmetics Company Gets a Makeover
- Brick Gym Becomes a Glass and Metal Center for Design and Media
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Hangin’ In at the City of Dreams Pavilion 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.

Names in the News

Projects by NYC-based firms recognized with AIA 2016 Institute Honor Awards include: the Smithsonian Master Plan for the South Campus Mall by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group; the Asia Society Hong Kong Center by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; PivotApartment by Architecture Workshop; St. Patrick’s Cathedral Conservation, Renovation & Systems Upgrade by Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects; and Henderson-Hopkins School by Rogers Partners. Read More

02.05.16: Call for Entries: AIANY 2016 Design Awards
New Deadlines by • 01/27/16

New Deadlines

2016 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2016 Editorial Calendar has been set. 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

Summer: 2016 AIANY Design Awards
Deadline: 02.05.16; click here for submission details

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

"Structures of Coastal Resilience: Designing for Climate Change" opening 02.03.16
About Town, At the Center for Architecture, On View by • 01/27/16

On View

At the Center for Architecture

Structures of Coastal Resilience: Designing for Climate Change
Opening 02.03.16

New York New Design
Opening 02.11.16

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

Arch Schools 2015
Through 03.19.16 Read More

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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
Classifieds Classifieds
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
Classifieds Classifieds
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
Classifieds Classifieds
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
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
Last chance to submit work for the AIANY 2016 member show New York New Design is this Friday, 12.11.15!
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge” at Center for Architecture at the Seaport Cultural District, through 12.31.15
On View About Town
12.07.15: Winners of the 2015 AIANY COTE Awards presented a range of innovative and sustainable architecture designs, elected for their achievement in confronting critical issues facing our communities brought on by climate change.  Representatives from the three winning firms and four honorable mentions presented their designs: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, Paul Castrucci Architect, FETE Nature Archtiecture, Fernando Villa, Magnusson Architecture & Planning, Caples Jefferson, FXFOWLE, Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architect.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Ben Prosky, AIANY / Center for Architecture's new Executive Director.
Announcing Ben Prosky Editor's Note
The Public Design Commission of the City of New York and the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held “Equity and Infrastructure: Public Works and Civic Pride” on 11.17.15, the third in a series of panels on the role of design in bringing equity to the public realm. (l-r) Mark Husser, AIA, LEED AP, Grimshaw Architects; James Stewart Polshek, AIA, Polshek Partnership, Ennead Architects, and Public Design Commission; Emily Lloyd, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Vincent Sapienza, PE, NYC Department of Environmental Protection.
Lobbying Law Legacy Policy Pulse
Speakers of Extreme Heat gather for the end-of-day Plenary Session.
We Are All Frogs in Boiling Water At the Center for Architecture
Speakers and organizers of Leaning Out III | On Women in Architecture and Education.
Leaning Out III: Back to School At the Center for Architecture
Speakers of "Publicity in a Shifting Media Landscape," (l-r) Debra Pickrel, Assoc. AIA, Pickrel Communications; Joann Gonchar, AIA, LEED AP, Architectural Record; James Russell, FAIA, NYC Department of Design and Construction; Erik Engquist, Crain's New York Business; and Alan Brake, Dezeen.
Taking Publishing’s Pulse At the Center for Architecture Foundation