Author Archives: AIA New York Chapter

World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus Interior, New York, NY. Credit: Peter Aaron.
AIA News You Can Use by • 03/27/17

Featured Member: Thomas Grassi Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Thomas Grassi, FAIA, PMP, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure and Transportation Architecture Architecture Department, HNTB Corporation, has devoted his career to being a manager for transformative regional transportation projects, a leader rebuilding Lower Manhattan and World Trade Center transportation infrastructure, and an ambassador sharing the story of architecture’s healing power. Grassi helped to lead Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ)’s Downtown Restoration Program following the events of 9/11, and went on to manage and coordinate the design and construction of of the iconic WTC Transportation Hub. In recognition, Grassi was a recipient of AIA’s “Architects of Healing” Presidential Citation. Read More

Hugh Hardy at the New York Academy of Sciences. Credit: Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA.
In Memoriam by • 03/22/17

Remembering New York Architect Hugh Hardy, FAIA (1931-2017)

New York architect Hugh Hardy, FAIA, Founding Partner, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, died this week at age 84. His career left an indelible imprint on the city, including iconic venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Radio City Music Hall, the Rainbow Room, New Victory Theater, and many more. Hardy spearheaded design and architecture at Lincoln Center Theater beginning in 1985 up to and including the award-winning Claire Tow on the roof of Eero Saarinen’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. Additionally, Hardy founded Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in the 1970s, expanding his sphere of work as far as the Columbus Occupational Health Association in Indiana, which won an AIA Honor Award in 1976. Read More

Allie Mae Public Library, View of Story Hour Corner, New Orleans, LA. Photo: Courtesy of MDA Designgroup.
AIA News You Can Use by • 03/22/17

Featured Member: Elisabeth Martin Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Elisabeth Martin’s leadership and advocacy for public libraries is a catalyst for transformative change. As a principal at MDA designgroup architects & planners, Martin’s passion has fueled discourse, inspired solutions, influenced national models and demonstrated the power of design in the public realm. As a proven leader with national recognition for over 3 decades of work with public libraries, her specialty practice combines the tools of advocacy, vision, planning and design to create beacons of life-enriching activity and resources within the communities they serve. Read More

Names in the News

This year, the American Institute of Architects elevated 178 of its members to the College of Fellows, an honor awarded to those who have made contributions of national significance to the profession. No less than 18 of these architects are members of the AIA New York Chapter, who were honored at a special New Fellows Reception at AIANY’s Center for Architecture on March 13: Read More

Yolande Daniels' Josai I-House Togane Global Village by studioSUMO is featured in "SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA." Credit: Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photo Co. Ltd.
On View by • 03/22/17

On View

At the Center for Architecture

SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA
Through 04.01.17

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House
Through 04.22.17

Architecture of Independence – African Modernism
Through 05.27.17

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300,000 aluminum cans, recycled and cast into cracked clay, form Cast & Place: City of Dreams Pavilion, slated for NYC's Governors Island this summer. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by 03.27.17!
New Deadlines by • 03/22/17

New Deadlines

03.21.17: Call for Applications: New York State Council on the Arts Architecture + Design Independent Projects Grants

03.21.17: Call for Entries: LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/2017: 5th International Awards for Sustainable Construction

03.26.17: Call for Entries: AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2017

03.26.17: Call for Applications: Design Trust for Public Space 2017-2018 Equitable Public Space Fellowship

03.26.17: Call for Entries: Sunbrella YoungBird “Shade-scape” Sunshade Pattern Design Competition 2017

03.27.17: Call for Funding: Cast & Place: City of Dreams Pavilion Read More

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Classifieds by • 03/22/17

Classifieds

Offices Available for Rent

Designers and creatives – 12 desks and 3 private offices available for rent in a spacious, clean design studio in the Chelsea/NoMad area of NYC. Convenient to major subway lines via Penn Station.

RENT: $900 per desk or $1,920 per private office per month.

AMENITIES: Elevator building, doorman, 24/7 access. Use of shared conference rooms, a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave ovens, coffee machine, and weekly cleaning service.

To schedule a tour of the space please contact Joel Peterson, jmp@goshow.com. Website: www.goshow.com.

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John Cetra, FAIA, co-founder, CetraRuddy Architecture. Credit: Evan Sung.
AIA News You Can Use by • 03/09/17

Featured Member: John Cetra Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Over his 35-year career, John Cetra has assembled and led a design practice dedicated to the transformation of urban multifamily housing and residential architecture. Since co-founding his firm, CetraRuddy, with his wife and partner, Nancy Ruddy, in 1987 Cetra’s work has been rooted in a rigorous, ongoing study of urban contextual fabrics and patterns of habitation and has resulted in buildings that reinforce community and neighborhood. Read More

Belfer Research Building, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto.
AIA News You Can Use by • 03/08/17

Featured Member: William Cunningham Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

William Cunningham, as Weill Cornell Medicine‘s first Campus Architect, has used design excellence to transform the campus of one of the country’s premier medical institutions into the embodiment of the highest standards of medical education, research, and practice with national and global influence. Cunningham has led the transformation of WCM’s aging and outmoded 2.9-million-square-foot campus, planning new innovative facilities—all designed to a level of LEED Silver or higher—for supporting medical education, ambulatory care, and cutting-edge biomedical research. Read More

Offices Available for Rent
Classifieds by • 03/08/17

Classifieds

Offices Available for Rent

Designers and creatives – 12 desks and 3 private offices available for rent in a spacious, clean design studio in the Chelsea/NoMad area of NYC. Convenient to major subway lines via Penn Station.

RENT: $900 per desk or $1,920 per private office per month.

AMENITIES: Elevator building, doorman, 24/7 access. Use of shared conference rooms, a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave ovens, coffee machine, and weekly cleaning service.

To schedule a tour of the space please contact Joel Peterson, jmp@qoshow.com.
website: www.goshow.com.

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Architectural Specification Representative

This regional position will focus growing our architectural specification share for PPG Paints. This position will call on commercial businesses primarily new construction but will include existing building renovations as a mix.

 Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in outside sales
  • Business Degree and/or equivalent experience to manage Architectural Specifications
  • 50%-70% Travel

Apply at http://na.careers.ppg.com/  Job #1700000126

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Desks for rent in TriBeCa

Desk spaces available for rent in a sunny, spacious loft in a recently fully renovated landmark building in TriBeCa. Elevator, doorman, 24/7 access, shared conference room and kitchenette. $850/desk/month.  Internet and phone service not included. 7 desks available April 1.

Contact info: 212 431 7175

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Let Oculus lead you to success in 2017

Include Oculus in your budget for 2017 and build your brand! By advertising in Oculus you are grabbing the attention of our members who spend more than $260 million on products and services annually. Contact David Freeman at dfreeman@naylor.com or 678.808.3193.

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