On 10.18.17, the Center for Architecture launched the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, made possible with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and developed in collaboration with the AIA New York Committee on the Environment; Kiss + Cathcart, Architects; ClosedLoops; and the Foodprint Group. The guidelines are intended to help New York City achieve its OneNYC plan, released in April 2015, which outlines a bold goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030 – and to help other cities seeking to fulfill their own commitments to waste reduction. Read More
The Center for Architecture was happy to once again host our Archtober FamilyDay@theCenter as part of Open House New York Weekend. At this free drop-in program on 10.14.17, more than 150 adults and children worked together to create a model city. Families learned about different types of buildings and spaces that make up a city. Each participant selected what type of building or space they wanted to create and pinned it on our inspiration wall in categories such as residential, public, commercial, open space, and infrastructure. Read More
In this issue:
- On the Corner of Black Cultural Collections: Schomburg Center reopens after Marble Fairbanks-led renovation
- “Shocking. Positively Shocking:” Adjaye Associates reveal design for SPYSCAPE
- Encouraging Curiosity and Interaction: SHA-designed Lewis Arts Complex opens in Princeton University
- Art Deco Redux: Alliad Works Architecture completes Eleven Madison Park renovation
- Gems and Geodes: Ralph Appelbaum Associates to redesign AMNH Hall of Gems and Minerals
- Wearing Winter White: Madison Square Park conservancy commissions Erwin Redl to design outdoor exhibition Read More
Earlier this year, new leadership was appointed to three New York City agencies that play critical roles in planning and development of our neighborhoods in NYC: Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; James Patchett, President and CEO of the NYC Economic Development Corporation; and Marisa Lago, Director of the NYC Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission. Read More
On 10.04.2017, the Center for Architecture hosted “Displacements: Capital,” an investigation into the ways in which the influx of unprecedented, predominantly foreign capital into the city has galvanized architects to pursue design innovation at a scale and pace unseen since the Modernist era, often in the form of luxury and ultra-luxury residences. Read More
When disaster strikes a community, architects and other building professionals can provide an important service by determining whether the buildings damaged by a storm or earthquake are safe for habitation. As the first step to be qualified to provide this vital function in times of need, architects and other building professionals can take the AIA Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Training.
AIA New York is working with other organizations throughout the city and state to produce these trainings. If you are interested in taking a SAP Training and other disaster relief programs, please take a moment of your time fill out this survey.
In this issue:
- Castle Keep: Beekman Hotel unveils Turret Penthouse Suites by GKV and Martin Brudnizki Design
- On Off-Off Broadway: ARO-designed The Flea Theater opens in Tribeca
- Bridging the Centuries: Richard Meier & Partners completes Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy
- Never Forget: 9/11 Memorial by Demetri Sarantitis Architects opens in Hoboken
- TWA Teaser: Lubrano Ciavarra Architects bring TWA to 1WTC
- Reinventing the Future of Play: BIG designs LEGO House in Billund, Denmark Read More
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On 10.02.17, the Center for Architecture kicked off Archtober, NYC’s Architecture and Design Month, with the opening of “Scaffolding.” Curated by Greg Barton, the exhibition examines extraordinary applications of scaffolding as a kit-of-parts technology that can provide novel forms of inhabitation and access. The exhibition, designed by Shohei Shigematsu and OMA New York with graphic design by MTWTF, disrupted the space of the Center for Architecture, instilling a new appreciation for the material’s transformative potential. Read More
On 09.25.17, the first of two public events of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program (CLP), “Of, By, and For The People: Grassroots Movements and Policy Transformations,” highlighted the work of four practitioners from across the country, broadening the audience’s understanding of what it means to be a Citizen Architect and how this can apply to our own professional journeys. Read More