Closed for renovation.
Editor's Note by • 07/22/15

Center for Architecture Construction Update

The Center for Architecture’s renovation project is on its way! Last week, 07.13-17.15, the Center’s offices were closed as we replaced the floors. Construction will continue through 09.01.15. We would like to remind you that, during this time, no exhibitions will be on view, but the space will remain open for programming and events.

Since opening its doors in October 2003, the Center for Architecture has hosted more than 2,000 events, 3,500 meetings, and 300 exhibitions. You have been a part of many of these achievements. Without your involvement, the Center for Architecture would not be the fast-growing institution that it is today. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and patience as we work to make the Center better than ever.

For more information on our renovation and how you can contribute, visit our Support page or contact Jesse Lazar, Director of Development, at 212-358-6108 or jlazar@aiany.org.

BRIK Update: New Members-Only Research Databases

The Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK), sponsored by AIA and the National Institute of Building Sciences, offers a members-only subscription feature that increases access to relevant research databases. In addition to the “BRIK Boutique” – selected, professionally-reviewed research highlighted by NAIA, NIBS, and BRIK partners – the knowledgebase now includes Art and Architecture Complete, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, and the Sustainability Reference Center.

AIA and NIBS are offering members a free trial through September, after which members will be asked to sign up for the annual BRIK subscription for $40 per user.

A delegation representing New York's AIA chapters met with the office of Senator Chuck Schumer, who was a guest at AIANY's Heritage Ball in October 2014.
Policy Pulse by • 07/22/15

Advocacy in Action: Building a Case for Energy Efficient Buildings

AIA members across the country are urging their Senators to oppose the proposal to repeal the Federal 2030 targets in the upcoming energy-efficiency package that the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is assembling. Repealing energy-saving targets for federal buildings would set back ongoing efforts to save energy and reduce carbon emissions while also saving taxpayer money. Read More

Ivan Vuckovic is the winner of the 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship
Learning by Design by • 07/22/15

Center for Architecture Announces 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the winner of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior attending a New York City public or charter school who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in architecture at an NAAB-accredited school within New York State. This year, the award amount was increased to $10,000 per year for the first two years of study to subsidize the recipient’s college tuition and related costs. Read More

Stuart K. Pertz, FAIA
In Memoriam by • 07/22/15

In Memoriam: Stuart K. Pertz, FAIA (1936-2015)

Stuart Pertz, FAIA, architect, urban planner, ceramic artist, NYC Planning Commissioner, and teacher died on 07.08.15 of cancer. Over a 40-year career spanning five New York City mayors and countless changes to the city he loved, Pertz became one of the most respected and influential thinkers about urbanism. Read More

1 - Harlem on Their Mind
In The News by • 07/22/15

In the News

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In this issue:
- Harlem on Their Mind
- A Case for Sub-Arctic Architecture
- The Ex of In Marks the Spot
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Design Workshop Program Constructs Poolside Pavilions
- Project Soane Read More

Names in the News

The NYC Public Design Commission’s 33rd Annual Awards for Excellence in Design recognized Rescue Company 2 by Studio Gang Architects and SCAPE/ Landscape Architecture; Rockefeller University Expansion by Rafael Viñoly Architects and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; The Obelisk by Building Conservation Associates and Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio; Issue Project Room by WORK Architecture Company (WORKac); Montefiore Square Park and Plaza by Thomas Balsley Associates and URS Corporation; Calvert Vaux Park Facility by 1100 Architect and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Westchester Square Branch Library by Snøhetta; Idlewild Park Nature Center by Handel Architects and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Kings Theatre by Martinez + Johnson Architects, EverGreene Architectural Arts, Building Conservation Associates, and EHT Traceries; and Lighthouse Point by Garrison Architects, Cooper Carry Architects, and MPFPRead More

New Deadlines

2015 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2015 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.

Winter 2015: “Makers in a Digital World” or “Architecture & the Digital World”
How we present and build what we do: 21st-century visual representation, mapping, big data. Life-cycle of a building: an idea, draw it, digitize for CNC milling machines, construct, share via Instagram, etc. Cooper-Hewitt tech “pencils”; etc.
Deadline for story ideas: 08.07.15 Read More

On View: About Town

Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River” at Poe Park Visitor Center
Through 07.25.15

19th Century Architectural Views from the Collection of Jay McDonald” at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through 07.31.15

Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa” at the Storefront for Art and Architecture
Through 08.01.15

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through 09.27.15

07.20.15: AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee and AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee invited a diverse panel to examine how firms build and communicate resiliency practices. (l-r) James Way and Delphine Daniels, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee; Olivia Stinson, City Relationships at 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Roland Lewis, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance; Janice Barnes, PhD, LEED AP, Perkins + Will; John Boulé, PE, Dewberry.
Sighted by • 07/22/15

Sighted

07.20.15: AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee and AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee invited a diverse panel to examine how firms build and communicate resiliency practices.  (l-r) James Way and Delphine Daniels, co-chairs, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee; Olivia Stinson, Assoc. Director, City Relationships at 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, Co-Chair, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Roland Lewis, President and CEO, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance; Janice Barnes, PhD, LEED AP, Planning + Strategies Global Leader, Perkins + Will; John Boulé, PE, Senior Vice President, Dewberry. Read More

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Center for Architecture Construction Update Editor's Note
BRIK Update: New Members-Only Research Databases AIA News You Can Use
A delegation representing New York's AIA chapters met with the office of Senator Chuck Schumer, who was a guest at AIANY's Heritage Ball in October 2014.
Advocacy in Action: Building a Case for Energy Efficient Buildings Policy Pulse
Ivan Vuckovic is the winner of the 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship
Center for Architecture Announces 2015 Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship Learning by Design
Stuart K. Pertz, FAIA
In Memoriam: Stuart K. Pertz, FAIA (1936-2015) In Memoriam
1 - Harlem on Their Mind
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View: About Town About Town
07.20.15: AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee and AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee invited a diverse panel to examine how firms build and communicate resiliency practices. (l-r) James Way and Delphine Daniels, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee; Olivia Stinson, City Relationships at 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Roland Lewis, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance; Janice Barnes, PhD, LEED AP, Perkins + Will; John Boulé, PE, Dewberry.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Center for Architecture Summer Schedule Editor's Note
Thomas de Monchaux, Architect and Critic; Philip Nobel, SHoP Architects; Julia van den Hout, CLOG; and Nikolai Fedak, New York YIMBY
Regaining a Capitulated Criticism At the Center for Architecture
AIANY and DCP organized a panel discussion in April on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposal, which has since been updated.
Zoning Proposal Progresses Policy Pulse
Damon Rich, Principal, Hector, and Director, Newark Planning Office discusses popular education and its application in architecture and planning.
Representing Context as Political Strategy in Architecture At the Center for Architecture
Anibal Gavira, Mayor, City of Medellín, Colombia
All Eyes on Medellin At the Center for Architecture
Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Accessible Culture At the Center for Architecture
Tomas Rossant, AIA, AIANY; Phil Kirschner, JLL; Sara Williams, MIT; Jeff Ferzoco, LinePointPath; Darrick Borowski, ARExA; and Melissa Marsh, PLASTARC
Data in the Built Environment: New Sources, New Strategies At the Center for Architecture
Alex Alaimo, Assoc. AIA, AIANY Emerging New York Architects; Patricia Garcia Chimeno, Assoc. AIA, Architect-US; Gustavo Rodriguez, CODIA, LEED AP, FXFOWLE; Gemma Cortijo, Spain-US Chamber of Commerce; Carol Shapiro, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation;Claire Weisz, FAIA, WXY; Alberto Merlo, Consulate General of Spain in New York; Jorge Mastropietro, JMAPC
Architect Interchange At the Center for Architecture
7th graders at IS 102Q at the final presentation of their model of the Piazza San Marco in Venice, completed with Design Educator Jessica Castillo (far left) and PS 102Q art teacher Mary O’Donnell (far right). All students at the school study Italian as a foreign language. The project helped students learn about Venice through its architecture.
Learning By Design: NY Wraps Up a Successful Year Learning by Design
1 - Park Perk
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View: About Town About Town
06.26.15: Anne Priol and Mica Smadja brought to life the letters between architect-designer Eileen Gray and architect-critic Mica Smadja in the performance E1027: Design for Living, directed by artist Elizabeth Lennard and organized by the Center for Architecture with support from the Graham Foundation, Trustees Brooks Adams and Lisa Liebmann of the Herman Liebmann Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communications.
Sighted Sighted
Classifieds Classifieds
Center at Work! Editor's Note
AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA.
Annual Meeting 2015: A Presidential Outlook At the Center for Architecture
Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP, opened the program and presented the city's plan to address greater accessibility, sustainability, and equity in parks.
Equity in Process and Design: The Community Parks Initiative Policy Pulse
Architects, artists, engineers, and scientists met under the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion to discuss ethical practice and the future of the city during IDEAS CITY.
Building from Waste, Materializing the Invisible Reports from the Field
The cover of ISSUES, the winning student journal of Washington University in St. Louis.
2015 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipient At the Center for Architecture
1 - It Makes a Vertical Village
In the News In The News
Names in the News Names in the News
New Deadlines New Deadlines
On View: About Town About Town
06.04.15: The SMPS-NY Awards Gala (l-r): Martha Huguet, Director of Marketing, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA, NE Region/Business Development/Marketing, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Principal of the Year winner Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Dattner Architects; and Sarah Hoff, Principal, Cerami Associates.
Sighted Sighted
2nd Architecture Forum Perspective USA
Classifieds Classifieds
New York Architecture Diary
Announcing the New York Architecture Diary! Editor's Note
Eric Bunge, AIA, Principal, nARCHITECTS, speaking about the firm’s micro-unit modular development at a 04.27.15 program. Carmel Place began assembly on 05.20.15.
A New Age for DOB: Architects to Benefit Policy Pulse
Keynote speaker Mindy Thompson Fullilove and AIANY Interim Executive Director David Burney, FAIA.
FitCity 10: Lecture Lineup Reports from the Field
Participants at "Using an Innovative Visioning Method to Activate Change: Learning from Staten Island"
FitCity 10: Breaking it Down Reports from the Field
Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative; and Gordon Douglas, Ph.D., Rebuild by Design Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
Oculus Book Review: Tactical Urbanism by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia Book Reviews
Tactical Urbanism
Oculus Quick Take: Tactical Urbanism Podcast
Joel Sanders, AIA, Principal, JSA
2015 Oberfield Memorial Lecture: Sanders Blurs the Virtual, Actually At the Center for Architecture
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Staying Realistic but Optimistic about Climate Change: A Conversation with Dr. Cynthia E. Rosenzweig At the Center for Architecture
Illya Azaroff, AIA, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Cecilia Kushner, AICP NYC Department of City Planning; Megan Jadrosich, PMP, CFM, FEMA Region 2; Cory Scott Herrala NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; and Caterina Roiatti, AIA, and John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, AIANY Historic Buildings Committee
Historic Buildings and Districts at Risk At the Center for Architecture
Matthew Bannister, DBOX; Joshua Sessler, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard; LeAnn Shelton, AIA, Esq., Rockwell Group; and Nancy Wolff, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Intellectual Property in a Digital World At the Center for Architecture
Volunteer architect and design professionals offered students feedback on their designs for a new high school being built by the High Line.
High School Architecture Students Present at the Center Learning by Design
1 - A Library That's More than Book Smart
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Names in the News Names in the News