New York Architects' Regatta
Editor's Note by • 08/14/14

Editor’s Note

The New York Architects’ Regatta Challenge is less than one month away! The New York Architects’ Regatta Foundation’s annual fundraiser supports charitable enterprises that provide waterfront access and educational experiences, including Riverkeeper, Project City Kids, Soundwaters, The Sailing Foundation of New York, and Rock the Boat. The two-day event will kick off on 09.10.14 with a cocktail party and skippers’ meeting in the Model Room of the New York Yacht Club. Racing will follow the next day, 09.11.14.

To read about last year’s regatta and how the AIA New York Chapter’s “Flying Eagles” fared, see the e-Oculus report by AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, here.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or email nyarchitectsregatta@gmail.com

In addition, the registration deadline for the 2015 City of Dreams pavilion competition has been extended to 09.20.14, with submissions due 09.31.14. Organized by FIGMENT, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), the competition asks participants to create a gathering place on Governors Island for people to participate in programs, enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and history on the island. The theme of the pavilion points toward the future, challenging designers to create a temporary structure in the most sustainable and efficient way possible. For more inspiration, see our article on this year’s competition winner, CDR Studio’s Governors Cup, written by Ruben Ramales here.

Insight for Architects

AIA and Reed Construction Data are pleased to announce a new AIA member benefit. Insight for Architects is an instant upgrade for your market intelligence, allowing architects to locate prospective pre-bid projects and clients and make valuable industry-specific network connections. Reed tracks nearly a half-million projects across the United States and Canada, and applies tested analyses to cultivate information, reports, and leads that provide architects with valuable knowledge to grow their firms.

This new way of connecting architects to business opportunities was first showcased at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago.

Access this benefit through www.AIA.org/REED with your AIA log-in.

The city of Durban, with the Moses Mabhida Stadium by GMP Architekten in the background.
Shared Voice by • 08/14/14

Urban in Durban

The triennial congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) took place this past week in Durban, South Africa. The official delegation of the American Institute of Architects was led by AIA President Helene Dreiling, FAIA, and included former President Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, dean of the Clemson University School of Architecture, and AIA 2016 President Russell Davidson, FAIA, of New York.  AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, were speakers in sessions on resiliency and active design, respectively. Brown also led a discussion on public space issues at a forum organized by the City of Durban. The congress was attended by more than 4,000 architects from around the world. Previous AIANY Presidents Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, and James McCullar, FAIA, have attended UIA meetings in Tokyo (2011) and Turin (2008), where the Chapter’s positions on energy policy and affordable housing were eloquently expressed. Given the extent of international practice, our Chapter has made active participation in the UIA a priority since shortly after the opening of the Center for Architecture.

Each day the Durban congress began and ended with significant keynote presentations. Among those speaking were Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso, who gave an extraordinary talk on the use of local materials; Professor Wang Shu from Hangzhou, the 2012 Pritzker Prize laureate, who spoke eloquently about cultural continuity; 2013 Prtizer Prize laureate Toyo Ito from Tokyo, who spoke twice, once on his post-Fukushima work and again on his inventive cultural facilities; AIANY member Susannah Drake, AIA, FASLA, principal of dlandstudio; and Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity. In all, 10 keynote presentations were delivered, complimented by many panels and workshops, which made for a very rich three days. Read More

Daniel Zarrilli, recently appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council, at the Center for Architecture.
Policy Pulse by • 08/14/14

Counsel for City Council

The de Blasio Administration has proved that it embraces New York City’s current development surge, but the pressure is on to address high-priority issues such as resiliency, aging infrastructure, and universal design. City Council members are eager to hear from experts, such as AIANY members, about initiatives related to the built environment. In meetings over the past few weeks, three council members requested input on a few of their upcoming projects. Read More

AIANY Public Programs Coordinator and Archtober Deputy Director looking forward to her frozen treat.
Reports from the Field by • 08/14/14

#TweetforTreat: Archtober Kick-Off Cools Off New Yorkers

On 08.01.14, Archtober 2014 kicked off its Building of the Day schedule with a truckload of Coolhaus New York’s architecturally-inspired frozen treats. The Center for Architecture’s dedicated team of Archtoberites, branded umbrellas in hand, parked themselves in front of the Public Theater, prepared to hand out ice cream sandwiches to followers of New York City’s architecture and design festival, rain or shine. The theater, recently renovated by Ennead Architects, will open its doors to an architect-led tour of design enthusiasts on 10.01.14 as the first Building of the Day of 2014. Read More

First Prize winners of the QueensWay Connection competition Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux of Paris, France, were congratulated by Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA, Principal, dlandstudio, at the exhibition opening.
At the Center for Architecture by • 08/14/14

The Queensway – A Bright Path to New York’s Future

On 7.17.14, the Center for Architecture opened its doors to the “QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm” exhibition. The installation’s opening and symposium two days later, organized by AIANY’s Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), reaffirms the significant opportunity a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway presents for both Queens and the City of New York. ENYA, which hosts a biennial design ideas competition focused on elevating the public realm, is in full support of the collective efforts of the Friends of The QueensWay community organization and the Trust for Public Land in the development of the QueensWay linear park. Through the adaptive reuse of an extant railway, the QueensWay is poised to become a catalyst for economic growth, environmental stewardship, and community development within Central Queens. ENYA’s Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm Competition further substantiates this opportunity to transform a blighted, disused structure into a civic amenity and an iconic park. Read More

Craig Buckley, adjunct assistant professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia GSAPP; Billie Faircloth, research director at KieranTimberlake; George Middleton, AIA, CSI, president of George Middleton & Associates; Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr., vice president of Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation; and Michael Bell, professor of architecture at Columbia University, talked about the architectural promise of practice and polymers in relation to Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering.
At the Center for Architecture, Book Reviews by • 08/14/14

Oculus Book Review: “Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering”

The recent publication Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering is, dare I say, delightful. It is the fourth in a series of conference publications at Columbia University that investigated materiality, this effervescent compilation of history, theory, and, in this case, actual chemistry made for a fascinating reading experience. At the Oculus Book Talk on 07.01.14, Co-editor Michael Bell, professor of Architecture at Columbia University, chair of the Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials, and director of the Master of Architecture Program Core Design Studios, led us through the conference proceedings to shed light on this complex cultural condition called “plastics.“ He also highlighted many of the conference participants and writers. Participating in the Book Talk were: Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr., vice president of Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation ; Billie Faircloth, research director at KieranTimberlake, a a leader in practice-based architectural research and innovative buildings; and George Middleton, AIA, CSI, president of George Middleton & Associates, a construction industry consulting firm based in Chicago. Read More

"Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering"
Podcast by • 08/14/14

Oculus Quick Take: “Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering”

On 07.01.14, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed Michael Bell, professor of architecture at Columbia University and co-editor of Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering, published by Princeton Architectural Press and reviewed by Annie Coggan in this issue of e-Oculus. Listen to the interview here.

Over 10 days, the Lieb House traveled 95 miles by truck and barge from Barnegat Light, NJ, to Glen Cove, NY.
At the Center for Architecture by • 08/14/14

Modern Architecture Still Moving

Many homes reach the point when owners outgrow them or they’re sold or abandoned. Sometimes, the property is more desirable than a piece of architectural history, which is often left to rot away. Every year we hear stories of an architectural milestone in gross disrepair or under threat of sale or demolition. Mary Kay Judy, principal of Architectural & Cultural Heritage Conservation, cited Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House as a prime example of a home with a once, and again, uncertain future. Though it was preserved in situ, when it went to auction in 2003, the purchaser had the option to relocate it to a new site. The four houses in the “Moving Modern” panel were all moved to ensure their safety and continued existence, each under very different circumstances, from wholesale relocations to disassembled parts in storage. Read More

The NYC Office of Emergency Management's Post-Disaster Housing Prototype by Garrison Architects.
Reports from the Field by • 08/14/14

Brownstones, Industrialized: Tour of the OEM Post-Disaster Housing Prototype

On 08.11.14, the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) organized a tour of the recently-unveiled NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Post-Disaster Housing Prototype, led by Cynthia Barton, the OEM Housing Recovery program manager, and James Garrison, AIA, principal of Garrison Architects. The OEM prototype was born out of the 2007 “What if New York City…” competition organized by OEM, the NYC Department of Design + Construction, Rockefeller Foundation, and Architecture for Humanity. In the wake of a disaster, FEMA typically provides trailers for those who cannot return to their homes. The design competition sought to create post-disaster provisional housing suitable for the urban density of New York. Seven years later, the winning design has been installed in a lot adjacent to OEM’s headquarters in Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO. Read More

Loading...
New York Architects' Regatta
Editor’s Note Editor's Note
Insight for Architects AIA News You Can Use
The city of Durban, with the Moses Mabhida Stadium by GMP Architekten in the background.
Urban in Durban Shared Voice
Daniel Zarrilli, recently appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council, at the Center for Architecture.
Counsel for City Council Policy Pulse
AIANY Public Programs Coordinator and Archtober Deputy Director looking forward to her frozen treat.
#TweetforTreat: Archtober Kick-Off Cools Off New Yorkers Reports from the Field
First Prize winners of the QueensWay Connection competition Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux of Paris, France, were congratulated by Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA, Principal, dlandstudio, at the exhibition opening.
The Queensway – A Bright Path to New York’s Future At the Center for Architecture
Craig Buckley, adjunct assistant professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia GSAPP; Billie Faircloth, research director at KieranTimberlake; George Middleton, AIA, CSI, president of George Middleton & Associates; Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr., vice president of Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation; and Michael Bell, professor of architecture at Columbia University, talked about the architectural promise of practice and polymers in relation to Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering.
Oculus Book Review: “Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering” At the Center for Architecture
"Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering"
Oculus Quick Take: “Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering” Podcast
Over 10 days, the Lieb House traveled 95 miles by truck and barge from Barnegat Light, NJ, to Glen Cove, NY.
Modern Architecture Still Moving At the Center for Architecture
The NYC Office of Emergency Management's Post-Disaster Housing Prototype by Garrison Architects.
Brownstones, Industrialized: Tour of the OEM Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Reports from the Field
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 President, AIANY; Rosa Maria Falvo, International Commissions Editor, SKIRA; Rafiq Azam, Principal, SHATOTTO architecture for green living; and Umberto Dindo, FAIA, Co-chair, AIANY Architecture for Education Committee
Rafiq Azam: The Poetry of Architecture and Watercolors of Bangladesh At the Center for Architecture
The house of Lee Mindel, FAIA, in Southampton, NY
Mindel House: Eccentric Balance At the Center for Architecture
NYC Department of Youth and Community Development staff experiment with different bridge structures during a professional development workshop at the Center.
What I Did Over Summer Vacation… At the Center for Architecture Foundation
1 - Pacific Park Progresses
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Open to the Public: Civic Space Now” through 09.06.14
On View: At the Center for Architecture + About Town About Town
Sophie Troskolanski, an organizer of the Healthcare Otherwhere International Student Competition; Mila Bolt, competition winner and a student at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT); Cameron Sinclair, Founder, Architecture for Humanity, Director, Jolie-Pitt Foundation, competition juror, and UIA keynote speaker; and Madeleine Swete Kelly, a Durban-based architect, were joined by AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, at Archiball, the closing UIA party celebrating the student-run competition.
Sighted: Durban Edition Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Archtober 2014
Editor’s Note Editor's Note
AIANY President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, appeared on the cover of the 07.30.14 Commercial Observer.
Three-Part Harmony Policy Pulse
(l-r) Jessica Yager, Policy Director, NYU Furman Center Jonathan J. Marvel, FAIA, Principal and Founder, Marvel Architects Howard Slatkin, Director of Strategic Planning and Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning Laurie J. Schoeman, Program Officer, Technical Services, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
The Next Big Storm as Hegelian Tragedy: Resilience vs. Affordability At the Center for Architecture
(l-r) Greg Lindsay, Fast Company; Rafi Segal, MIT Architecture; Mark Collins, Cloud Lab | Morpholio Project; Kyle May, Clog;  David Assael, ArchDaily; and David Basulto, ArchDaily (via Skype Jaime Derringer, Design Milk; and Diana Jou, Wall Street Journal).
The Viral Spread of Social Media At the Center for Architecture
Maarten Gielen, co-founder of Rotor, and co-author of Behind the Green Door: A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects; Hilary Sample, AIA, Founding Partner, MOS Architects; and Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY
Through the Green Door At the Center for Architecture
07.08.14: Beth Heyde, senior events manager at Bike New York; Hayes A. Lord, director of the bicycle program at the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT); AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Robert Eisenstat, AIA; Stacey Hodge, director of the DOT Office of Freight Mobility; Alison Conway, assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York; Wenzday Jane, owner, Metro Pedal Power; Gregg Zusman, owner, Revolution Rickshaws; and Bob Nesson, filmmaker and adjunct professor, Emerson College, gathered at the Center for Architecture to discuss sustainable transportation at “Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change.”
Pedaling the Last Mile At the Center for Architecture
Dream Big honorees Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora and actor and author Sonia Manzano pose with students from the Catholic Charities’ MOSAIC Beacon program and their model of the High Bridge created in a Center for Architecture Foundation workshop at the event.
Center for Architecture Foundation Dreams Big in the Bronx with Hillary Clinton and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor At the Center for Architecture Foundation
1 - Sense and Sensibility
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Open to the Public: Civic Space Now” through 09.06.14
On View: At the Center for Architecture + About Town About Town
07.15.14: A public conversation about public spaces between NYC Department of Design + Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora; Joe Michael, AIA, Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Maria Sisternas, Project Director at Urban Habitat Barcelona; and Antoni Vives i Tomàs, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, closed the exhibition “Barcelona Glòries: Dialogue & Transformation.”
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
"QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm"
Editor’s Note Editor's Note
(l-r) Ray Beeler, AIA, President of AIA New York State; Kurt Kalafsky, AIA, President of AIA New Jersey; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 President of AIANY; and Justin Mihalik, AIA, past President of AIA Newark & Suburban, presented at the Regional Recovery Working Group Workshop. In the foreground: AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee co-chair Illya Azaroff, AIA.
Rhetorically Speaking: Regional Resilience Rhetorically Speaking
Jessica Yager, Policy Director, NYU Furman Center; Jonathan J. Marvel, FAIA, Principal and Founder, Marvel Architects; Howard Slatkin, Director of Strategic Planning and Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning; and Laurie J. Schoeman, Program Officer, Technical Services, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. discussed recent research and policy that will change the way New York City apartment buildings prepare for disaster at Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats Panel on 07.15.14. Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, moderated the conversation.
Policy Pulse: Design Excellent Policy Pulse
Three pods of dangling cups act as drapes, enveloping visitors.
The Power of Collaboration: The Governor’s Cup Reports from the Field
Life-size active figures hold the exhibition panels, meaning that the space is populated with active individuals leading by example.
FitLondon – London Festival of Architecture 2014 Reports from the Field
Friends and family of Fred Schwartz, FAIA, joined at the Center for Architecture on 06.30.14 to celebrate the citizen architect's life.
THINKing Fred Schwartz At the Center for Architecture
(l-r) Joseph Giovannini, New York Architectural Critic and founder of Giovannini Associates; Thomas de Zengotita,  Professor, Draper Graduate Program, NYU, and the Dalton School; Albert Vecerka, Photographer, ESTO group; Kurt Kohlstedt, Founder, WebUrbanist; and Matthias Hollwich, SBA, Principal, HWKN, co-founder, Architizer
Postcard Identity: Architecture in the Age of Digital Reproduction At the Center for Architecture
(l-r) Matthias Hollwich, AIA, principal, Hollwich Kushner, and co-founder, Architizer; Francesca Birks, AIA, Americas lead, Arup Foresight + Research + Innovation Team; Eric Cohen, AIA, senior associate principal, Ethelind Coblin Architect; Jayne Merkel, architectural historian, critic, and author; Christine Hunter, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Magnusson Architecture & Planning; Lisa Morgenroth,  Assoc. AIA, co-chair, AIANY Design for Aging Committee; Helen Castle, Editor, Architectural Design; and Jerry Maltz, AIA, co-chair, AIANY Design for Aging Committee
Age of Housing At the Center for Architecture
(l-r) Robin Nagle, Associate Professor of Anthropology at NYU, and Anthropologist-in-Residence, NYC Department of Sanitation; Nick Dawber, Managing Director, Energos;  Juliette Spertus, co-founder, Closed Loops; and  Antonio Reynoso, NYC Council Member, District 34, and Chair, Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
Getting Wasted: AIANY Talks Trash Uncategorized
(l-r) Craig Copeland, AIA, Senior Associate Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects & Sculptor; Paula Scher, Partner, Pentagram & Painter; and Charles Platt, FAIA, Partner, Platt Byard Dovell White Architects & Painter
Culture Mapping: Space and Practice At the Center for Architecture
(l-r) Geoff Lewis, VP of Marketplace Liquidity, Honest Buildings; Brian Newman, Director of Investments, Prodigy Network; Amanda Schachter, AIA, Principal, SLO Architecture; and Matthew Shoor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Macrae-Gibson Architects, PC
Financial Wizardry in a Digital Age At the Center for Architecture
(l-r) John Boulé, PE, Senior Manager for Priority Project Delivery, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Illya Azaroff, AIA, Founding Co-chair, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 President, AIANY; and Daniel Zarrilli, PE, Director , NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Acting Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.
Extreme Weather, Recovery and New York’s Future At the Center for Architecture
Gilles Marie-Paul Laheurte (1946-2014)
In Memoriam: Gilles Marie-Paul Laheurte (1946-2014) In Memoriam
A sample of Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship recipient Farzana Anika's portfolio.
Center for Architecture Foundation Announces First Recipient of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship At the Center for Architecture Foundation
1 - BRAC Brightens The Bronx
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
07.23.14: Call for Entries: AIANY | Center for Architecture’s New York New Design 2014 Subway Show
New Deadlines New Deadlines
“Open to the Public: Civic Space Now” through 09.06.14
On View At the Center for Architecture