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Policy and Advocacy by • 09/20/17

Of, By and For the People

On 09.25.17, members of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program are hosting the first of two public events, Of, By, and For The People: Grassroots Movements and Policy Transformations, at the Center for Architecture. With an intense focus on civic action in the United States today, “Of, By, and  For The People” will feature practitioners from across the country whose work operates in a manner that broadens our understanding of what it means to be a Citizen Architect. Read More

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At the Center for Architecture by • 09/07/17

Archtober is Coming!

Archtober 2017 is coming! The Center for Architecture and 71 partner organizations will be bringing you a jam-packed month of architecture and design activities. From weekend walking tours to lectures and symposia, children’s programs, and exhibitions, Archtober has something for everyone!

During the month of October, a host of events will take place throughout the city’s five boroughs. This year, Archtober’s popular Building of the Day series will highlight historic icons like the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and Paul Rudolph’s Modulightor Building, as well as new favorites like New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Columbia University’s Renzo Piano-designed Lenfest Center for the Arts. Read More

New Visions for Public Schools by Gruzen Samton LLP. Burke's role: Director of Interiors/Design Director. Photo: Mark Ross.
Featured Member by • 09/05/17

Featured Member: Mary Burke, FAIA

Over the course of her 40-year career, Mary Burke, FAIA, has led projects in architecture, interior design, and historic preservation on multiple continents and for a range of firms. She is currently the principal of her New York-based firm, Burke Design, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute. She previously served as Director of Interiors at both CetraRuddy and Gruzen Samton, and for five years directed a previous incarnation of Burke Design in Singapore. She has held senior roles with other firms including HOK, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Tihany Design. In addition to her professional and academic positions, Burke previously served as Vice President for Public Advocacy at AIA New York State, and has held various other roles in the local, regional and national AIA. Here, she reflects on her winding path through the world of architecture.

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Moynihan Train Hall by SOM.  Credit: SOM, image via New York State Governor's Office.
In The News by • 08/23/17

In the News

In this issue:
- Right On Track and Ahead of Schedule: Cuomo announces construction of SOM-designed Moynihan Train Hall
- Believe it. This Project is in New York City: CetraRuddy creates beachfront community in the Rockaways
- Rezoning for Residential: Ground broken for MAP’s Martin Luther King Plaza
- Aggressively Going Passive: Handel Architects and DLANDstudio team up on country’s largest passive house project
- Spanish Colonial Arches Reinterpreted as 21st-Century Airport Gateways: CAZA Architects designs Cartagena airport
- Is it a Work of Public Art, a Pavilion, or an Amphitheater?: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY designs Chrysalis Amphiteater Read More

2100 Troll is Antarctica’s first megacity, its ringed megastructures each organized around a central green space. 2100: A Dystopian Utopia—The City After Climate Change, by Vanessa Keith/StudioTEKA (New York: Urban Research, 2017). Image: courtesy of Terreform.
Featured Member by • 08/11/17

Featured Member: Vanessa Keith, AIA

Vanessa Keith, AIA, is founder and principal of StudioTEKA, a New York City-based interdisciplinary design practice whose work ranges from small-scale interiors to research projects on the impact of climate change on the built environment. Trained in international relations as well as in architecture, she brings a broad vision to her professional practice, allowing her to investigate the environmental, social, economic, and political impacts of architecture. StudioTEKA’s recent built projects include the renovation of marketing and plastic surgery offices in New York. Caribbean Highlands, a community and eco-resort in Costa Rica, is currently in the works. Keith and StudioTEKA also recently published 2100: A Dystopian Utopia, which imagines a world transformed by climate change. In addition to her practice, she has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate studios at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the City University of New York. In this interview, she discusses the scales of her practice and why the AIA is important in fostering the New York architecture community. Read More

CLP 2017 Inaugural class: (l-r) Ayodele Yusuf, Jenna Leigh Wandishin, Daniel Horn (back row), Michael Caton, Michaela Metcalfe, Christina Hernandez, A.L. Hu, Shilpa Patel, Jack Dinning, Jessica Morris. Credit: Center for Architecture
Policy and Advocacy by • 07/13/17

Policy Pulse: Announcing 2017 Civic Leadership Program Class

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

Nike New York Headquarters by Studios Architecture and Workplace Design + Connectivity. Photos courtesy of Nike.
In The News by • 07/13/17

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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

Hyper-Efficient Building Workshop on 06.14.17 and 06.15.17. Credit: Center for Architecture
Policy and Advocacy by • 06/28/17

Policy Pulse: New Hyper-Efficient Building Training Launches

When New York City passed Local Laws 31 and 32 last year, the groundwork was laid to make NYC-owned buildings among the most efficient in the country. Specifically, Local Law 31 requires that new municipal buildings use 50% less energy compared to code or the median energy use for buildings of that type in New York – radically more efficient than most buildings under construction. Through these laws, most new city buildings and major retrofits must achieve LEED Gold status. Read More

Robert Michael Kliment, FAIA. Courtesy of Kliment Halsband Architects.
In Memoriam by • 06/14/17

Robert Michael Kliment, FAIA (1933 – 2017)

Robert Michael Kliment, FAIA, died peacefully at home on 03.06.17.

Born in Prague in 1933, Robert was one of several hundred children whom the humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton brought to safety in England during the Second World War. He was later schooled in France and Cuba before studying architecture at Yale, where he received his BA in 1954. Read More

Museum of Modern Art  east section renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. Credit: Iwan Baan
In The News by • 06/14/17

In the News

In this issue:
- Expand, Enhance, Experience: DS+R’s MoMA renovation updates revealed
- Into the Woods of High Surveillance
: A Herzog and de Meuron and Ai Wei Wei collaboration
– Dimes for your Thoughts: Fogarty Finger turns bank into mixed use development
- Building Meets the Challenge of Training Future Nurses: CO|FXFOWLE’s Columbia School of Nursing
- Designed with Yacht Owners in Mind: HWKN’s Wharf Marina Read More