Andrea Steele, AIA, is a Partner in the New York office of TEN Arquitectos. A graduate of Lehigh University and Harvard Graduate School of Design, she was principal of Andrea Steele Architect before rejoining TEN Arquitectos, where she had previously worked, as a partner in 2006. She oversees TEN Arquitectos’s New York office, and leads most US projects, including a large number of public buildings. Much of her current work is in New York City, including a residential development on the East Harlem waterfront, a cultural center for Downtown Brooklyn, and a community center in Queens. Recently completed projects include the New York Public Library 53rd Street Branch, the civic role and place in her practice of which she describes here. Read More
This year, Archtober partnered with the Four Freedoms Park Alliance to host a special Archtober Summer Kickoff event on 07.12.17. FDR Four Freedoms Park in Roosevelt Island, a four-acre memorial to FDR that celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union, offers a stunning view of Manhattanhenge, the day when the sun sets perfectly in line with the city’s street grid. This year, a dramatic sky substituted for the sun to make the event a great success, drawing 1,000 guests despite the threat of thunder and rain. Read More
AIA New York and the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) are pleased to announce the 2017 class of the Civic Leadership Program (CLP). The ten talented and socially committed young professionals will participate in a year-long training program to help them develop the skills to become civic leaders: Read More
On 06.24.17, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee kicked off the Civic Leadership Program (CLP) at the Center for Architecture. Ten carefully-selected future leaders, the program’s inaugural class, learned about the origin, mission and objectives of CLP. They are also learning about AIA New York, the invited guest speakers, and one another. Arising out of the urgency created by the 2016 presidential election, CLP aims to engage emerging professionals with all levels of government by fostering their civic leadership skills. Read More
In this issue:
- Just Do It!: Studios Architecture-designed Nike’s NYC HQ Opens
- A Library/Environmental Center Grows in Brooklyn: Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center by Marble Fairbanks
- What a Wonderful World Expands: Louis Armstrong Museum’s Education Center by Caples Jefferson Architects
- Challenged by a Driverless Future: FXFOWLE Wins the Automated Vehicle Competition
- The Forum in Formation: Columbia University Forum by Renzo Piano tops out Read More
Nicholas Desbiens, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Design Director at Marble Fairbanks. Jason Roberts, AIA, has been named Organization Director.
Caleb McKenzie, LC, IALDA, MIES, Principal at US Lighting Consultants, has been named President of the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC).
Peter Pran, FAIA, Co-founder and Partner of Peter Pran + H Architects, passed away.
07.17.17: Call for Entries: Urban SOS: hOUR City – Sponsored by Van Alen Institute, 100 Resilient Cities, and AECOM
07.31.17: Call for Applications: The New York Preservation Archive Project 2017 Archival Assistance Fund Application Form
08.01.17: Call for Entries: Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association 2017 Sustainable Versatility Student Design Competition Read More
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“El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison”
“Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia”
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The Driverless Future Challenge, organized by AIA New York in partnership with the City of New York, New Lab, and Fast Company, came to a close on 07.11.17 with the lively presentation of the four finalists’ visions of a world populated with autonomous vehicles. New York City-based architecture firm FXFOWLE, in partnership with Sam Schwartz Engineering, won the competition with their modular streetscape system “Public Square,” which now has a patent pending. Other contenders included driverless farm-to-table food trucks; “smart curb” technology with an aim to coordinate and ease high-density bottleneck traffic zones; and an autonomous vehicle extension of MTA’s limited options for disabled commuters. The five person jury panel consisted of members of the Department of Transportation, the Economic Development Corporation, the Taxi and Limousine Commission, the Department of City Planning, and one representative from Brooklyn-based, tech workspace New Lab. As a part of its winnings, the “Public Square” team will have access to New Lab and all of its resources to build a working prototype of their idea. Read More