Editor’s Note

The Spring season has started off with a number of openings. Last week’s Barcelona-related exhibitions “Polis: 7 Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space [2000-2012],” and “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile” opened at the Center for Architecture and Museum of the City of New York, respectively. Join us tomorrow at the Center for Architecture for the opening of the exhibition “American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter 2014 Awards.”

In addition, don’t forget to reserve your seat for the AIA New York Chapter Honors and Awards Luncheon. The final reservation and payment deadline is next Wednesday, 04.09.14. We look forward to seeing you there!

Finally, please support FIGMENT NYC, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York’s (SEAoNY) City of Dreams pavilion competition winner for this year, CDR Studio’s “Governor’s Cup.” The pavilion will be a serpentine canopy made out of 30,000 reclaimed plastic cups. CDR Studio has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for materials, storage, transportation, the organization of workshops and work on the island, maintenance, and disassembly. Volunteers are also welcome to sign up here.

AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, take a ride on Citi Bike.
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Ride Citi Bike? AIANY Wants to Know Your Thoughts!

Inspired by the AIA New York Chapter’s commitment to Active Design and expanding access to transportation options in NYC, the Chapter has launched a survey to study the motivations of Citi Bike users in the city, in consultation with Transportation Alternatives and with Harris Interactive, which is doing a similar survey on Vélib’.

The results of the survey will help us better understand why people use Citi Bike. It will only take a few minutes of your time. All information will be kept confidential.

To take the survey, please click here.

(l-r) Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, AIANY Associate Director, Emma Pattiz, AIANY Policy Coordinator, Eminence Northcutt, of the Office of Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez; Abby P. Suckle, FAIA, LEEP AP, AIANY Director for Programs and Strategic Planning; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY 2014 President; Illya Azaroff, AIA, AIANY Alternate Director for Public Outreach; and Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, AIANY Alternate Director for Professional Development
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Grassroots 2014

It is my pleasure to send you the following report on our recent visit to Washington, DC, for the annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.

The AIA New York Chapter delegation included Lance Jay Brown, FAIA; Abby Suckle, FAIA; Illya Azaroff, AIA; Jessica Sheridan, AIA; Venesa Alicea, AIA; Rick Bell, FAIA; and Emma Pattiz. Additional AIANY members involved in legislative efforts at the conference included Susan Chin, FAIA, and Anthony P. Schirripa, FAIA. We were also joined by AIA New York State President Raymond L. Beeler, AIA, and Burton L. Roslyn, FAIA, 2012-2015 Regional Director, among others. Read More

Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station
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Master Mason, Architect, Engineer, Guastavino Emerges from the Shadows

On the evening of 03.25.14, the celebration of Catalan architecture in the city continued with the Museum of the City of New York’s (MCNY) tremendously well-attended exhibition opening for “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile.”

If you enter a Beaux Arts building constructed between 1881 and 1962 and look up, there is a good chance that you will see a tiled, herringbone-patterned vault designed by the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. Guastavino resides in the subconscious of New Yorkers, but his name often goes unnoticed, over-shadowed by the famous firms that commissioned his work. Read More

AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, and Maiken Tandgaard Derno, Cultural Attaché at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
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Learning from Copenhagen

As the clamoring to address climate change grows louder – just last week, the American Association for the Advancement of Science issued a straightforward, dire warning – it’s striking to compare how cities are either choosing to become greener, or not. Copenhagen has become the model of a city that’s embraced large-scale, civic green design that permeates almost every aspect of public infrastructure.

The Center for Architecture’s exhibition “Copenhagen Solutions” explores how Copenhagen came to be the world’s greenest city, and its plans to become CO2 neutral by 2025. While the city’s success has been mostly localized, it hopes that its model will trigger designs in other cities; because it is the first to take on so much, success can only be improved upon. Singapore and Hamburg, for instance, are capitalizing on Copenhagen’s bold pioneering. Read More

Campbell Hyers, CEO of Control Group, was the first speaker of this year's "Transforming Architectural Practice" series.
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On Your Mark, Get Tech, Go! Ten Trends Reveal New Opportunities in Architecture Practice

Some came to hear about the future, some came to complain about the past, everyone was excited to listen as Campbell Hyers, CEO of Control Group, presented a range of technologies, implications, processes, and opportunities at the first of five conversations that comprise this year’s “Transforming Architectural Practice” series. Hyers’ thoughtful conversation during “Emerging Technologies, Transforming Environments,” combined facts, anecdotes, product highlights, media, and movie excerpts to tell a tale of rapidly evolving products, opportunities, and expectations. Read More

Domino Sugar Refinery
At the Center for Architecture by • 04/02/14

New York City’s Waterfront: Three Case Studies in Contemporary Resilient Design

New York has always been a city that celebrates its waterfront. But, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Yorkers, particularly those who reside along the city’s 520 miles of coastline, have become acutely aware of the impacts of rising water levels and storm surges. According to the most recent FEMA maps, more than 400,000 New Yorkers currently live within the 100-year floodplain. Furthermore, the Bloomberg Administration’s 2013 Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) projects that by 2050 an additional 400,000 New Yorkers will live within flood-susceptible areas. Sandy’s toll, 43 lives lost and $19.5 billion in damages according to the SIRR, is a morbid reminder of the outcome of such events. In post-Sandy New York, waterfront development presents a distinct opportunity to illustrate effective resilient design techniques that elegantly respond to the challenges the city will face in the future. Read More

Young Patrons at the reception at Garis & Hahn gallery
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CFAF Young Patrons Tour the Judd Foundation

On 03.26.14, the Center for Architecture Foundation Young Patrons Committee ushered in Spring with a tour of the Judd Foundation followed by a reception at Garis & Hahn Gallery on the Bowery. Despite the bitter cold, 40 attendees gathered in SoHo for a guided tour of the recently restored Judd Foundation at 101 Spring Street, the former home of the late artist Donald Judd and his family. The restoration of the five-story building, designed by Nicholas Whyte and completed in 1870, was led by Architecture Research Office/ARO with exterior restoration architect Walter B. Melvin Architects (the project won an Architecture Honor in the 2014 AIANY Design Awards). Read More

1 - Ciao Bella Sophia
In The News by • 04/02/14

In the News

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In this issue:
- Ciao Bella Sophia
- Memorial Museum Embraces Memory, Authenticity, Scale, and Emotion
- Stadium Scores a Goal
- A Cure for Fair Fatigue
- Central Harlem’s Sweet Adeline Read More

Names in the News

The finalists of the Passive House 2014 award include Artist Studio by Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects (Office and Special Use Buildings), and Tighthouse by Fabrica718 with Studio Cicetti Architecture (Retrofits)…  Autodesk has named Microsol Resources 2014 Americas Partner of the Year…NYC-based Daniel Markiewicz and Mark Talbot received second place for their design “Car and Shell: or Marinetti’s Monster” in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper competition… Read More

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AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, take a ride on Citi Bike.
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(l-r) Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, AIANY Associate Director, Emma Pattiz, AIANY Policy Coordinator, Eminence Northcutt, of the Office of Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez; Abby P. Suckle, FAIA, LEEP AP, AIANY Director for Programs and Strategic Planning; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY 2014 President; Illya Azaroff, AIA, AIANY Alternate Director for Public Outreach; and Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, AIANY Alternate Director for Professional Development
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AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, and Maiken Tandgaard Derno, Cultural Attaché at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
Learning from Copenhagen At the Center for Architecture
Campbell Hyers, CEO of Control Group, was the first speaker of this year's "Transforming Architectural Practice" series.
On Your Mark, Get Tech, Go! Ten Trends Reveal New Opportunities in Architecture Practice At the Center for Architecture
Domino Sugar Refinery
New York City’s Waterfront: Three Case Studies in Contemporary Resilient Design At the Center for Architecture
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CFAF Young Patrons Tour the Judd Foundation At the Center for Architecture Foundation
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“Polis: 7 Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space [2000-2012]” through 06.21.14
On View: At the Center for Architecture + About Town At the Center for Architecture
03.11.14: AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, moderated a presentation by 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito, Hon, FAIA, titled “The Power of Architecture: Toyo Ito’s Thoughts Post 3/11” at the Japan Society in New York City.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at the 03.14.14 lunch of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY)
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Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny to Gracie Mansion on St. Patrick's Day.
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Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and author of Architecture in Uniform was the speaker at the March Oculus Book Talk.
Oculus Book Review: “Architecture in Uniform” by Jean-Louis Cohen At the Center for Architecture
How to Study Public Life by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre
Oculus Quick Take: “How to Study Public Life” Podcast
AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, gave opening remarks at "Architecture on Screen"
Films Behind Façades At the Center for Architecture
Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY; John Fontillas, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal, WXY architecture + urban design; Gretchen Bank, Assoc. AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee; Michael Samuelian, AIA, Vice President, Related Companies; and Holly Leicht, Regional Administrator, US HUD Region 2
New York City Resiliency: Explorations of an Emerging Design Paradigm At the Center for Architecture
Charles Murphy, ASHRAE NY; Jenny Dudgeon, AIANY Committee on the Environment; Ryan Lean, Jaros Baum & Bolles; Michael Gubbins, Albanese Organization; and Michael Tillou, Atelier Ten
Collaborative Commissioning At the Center for Architecture
Chris West, RIBA, Partner, Foster + Partners; Joseph Giovanniello, AIA, Principal, IBI Group Gruzen Samton; Todd Hoehn, Project Manager at Weiss Manfredi; Roger Duffy, FAIA, Partner, SOM; Lazar D. Kesic, AIA, Senior Associate, OMNI Architects; Lia Gartner, FAIA, VP for Design and Construction, New School; Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY
Teaching and Building Transparently At the Center for Architecture
Anna Bokov, PhD candidate, Yale School of Architecture; Dr. Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Dr. Maria Kokkori, Research Fellow, The Art Institute of Chicago; Daniel Libeskind, AIA, Founder, Studio Daniel Libeskind; and Dr. Regina Khidekel, President, Lazar Khidekel Society
Suprematism Revisited At the Center for Architecture
Students exploring their local neighborhood.
Design Education: Essential or Optional? At the Center for Architecture Foundation
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“Polis: 7 Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space [2000-2012]” opening 03.27.14
On View: At the Center for Architecture + About Town About Town
03.10.14: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA (far left) and AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, celebrated the 11 newly-inducted AIA New York Chapter members who were inducted into the AIA College of Fellows at the 2014 Fellows Reception.
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Members from each jury and moderator Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, assembled at the start of the Design Awards Juror Symposium.
AIANY 2014 Design Awards At the Center for Architecture
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and AIANY President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA.
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CoGo Bike Share
FitCity Columbus: Oh Boy in Ohio Rhetorically Speaking
City Hall Subway Station
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Richard Gonzalez, AIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Dr. Andrew E. Whittaker, Director of SUNY Buffalo's Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Chair of UB's Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, PE, Senior Associate at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Director of its Geo-Seismic Department; Dr. Klaus Jacob, Geophysicist, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY 2014 President; Joan Capelin, Hon. AIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Co-Chair; and Ramon Gilsanz, PE, SEI Fellow, Founding Partner of Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP, and Chair of the NYC Department of Buildings Structural Technical Committee
Imagining, and Measuring, the Unimaginable At the Center for Architecture
Ray Skorupa, AIA, Principal, MPR, and Co-Chair, Critical and Commercial Buildings Committee; Daniel Collins, PE, Director, Facilities Management, Coney Island Hospital; Michael Rawlings, Associate Executive Director, Facilities Management, Bellevue Hospital Center; Paul Schwabacher, PE, Senior Vice President, Facilities Management, NYU Langone Medical Center; and Robin Guenther, FAIA, Principal, Perkins+Will
Resiliency of NYC Hospitals, Post-Sandy At the Center for Architecture
Moderator Mark Gardner, AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair; Lisa Bateman, Artist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Pratt Institute; Quilian Riano, Principal, DSGNAGNC; and Gita Nandan, thread collective
Unveiling Marginalized Communities At the Center for Architecture
Students present their final projects – an aquatics center replete with moving swimmers
A Healthy Dose of Competition Makes Olympic Game Design a Gold Medal Winner At the Center for Architecture Foundation
1 - What Would John Jacob Astor Say?
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“Copenhagen Solutions” opening 03.13.14
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02.20.14: Architect magazine celebrated its 61st Annual P/A Awards at The Modern. (l-r) Jesse Reiser, AIA, RUR Architecture (a P/A winner); John Morris Dixon, FAIA, former Editor-in-Chief of Progressive Architecture; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 AIANY President; and designer Debora K. Reiser (Jesse Reiser’s mother) were in attendance.
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"Considering the Quake" was originally presented at the Design Exchange in Toronto. At the Center for Architecture, it was designed by SOFTlab.
Prepare to be Both Shaken and Stirred At the Center for Architecture