Apartment, New York. Photo: Michael Moran.
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Featured Member: Leonard Kady, AIA

Leonard Kady, AIA, is a leader in the world of small firms. The principal of Leonard Kady Architecture + Design in New York, his practice bridges the disciplines of architecture and historic preservation in an international range of residential, commercial, and retail projects. Before establishing his own firm, Kady worked on larger projects at KPF and Beyer Blinder Belle in New York. Read More

A temporal collage of the historic site by Seher Erdogan Ford.
At the Center for Architecture by • 06/28/17

Announcing the Recipients of the 2017 Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Architectural Research

The Center for Architecture is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Architectural Research: Dr. Stephanie Ryberg-Webster from Shaker Heights, Ohio, for “Restoring the Rustbelt: Historic Preservation amid Urban Decline, Cleveland, Ohio: 1970-1985,” and Seher Erdogan Ford, AIA, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for “From Church of Studius to Mosque of Imrahor and Beyond: Architectural Heritage in VR.” Each recipient was awarded $7,500 to further their architectural investigations. Read More

Hyper-Efficient Building Workshop on 06.14.17 and 06.15.17. Credit: Center for Architecture
Policy Pulse 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

From left: Peter Lampen, AIA; Luke Surowiec, LEED AP; Steven Winter, FAIA; John Lee, AIA. Photo: Center for Architecture.
At the Center for Architecture by • 06/28/17

A Closer Look at 80×50 Initiative’s NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program

On 06.07.17, the AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) brought the conversation around New York City’s 80×50 initiative back to the Center for Architecture. The lecture, titled “NYC Retrofit Accelerator: An 80×50 Resource”, introduced a promising feature of the ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. A key aspect of Mayor De Blasio’s endeavor to make New York City a green city, the Retrofit Accelerator program focuses on making the city’s older buildings just as sustainable as new, cutting-edge construction. Read More

Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, Principal, Voorsanger Architects, and Alastair Gordon, Contributing Editor, Architecture and Design, Wall Street Journal. Photo: Center for Architecture.
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Cocktails and Conversation with Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, and Alastair Gordon

On 06.16.17, the Center for Architecture gathered two of the industry’s beloved veterans and a good-sized crowd for another installment of “Cocktails and Conversation.” The hosts were distinguished architect Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, of Voorsanger Architects and renowned journalist Alastair Gordon. The two recently collaborated on a biography of Voorsanger’s poignant and fascinating life and his artistic process. The book is titled Unfolded: How Architecture Saved My Life and is available now through Gordon’s own “Gordon de Vries Studio” imprint. Read More

Koray Duman, AIA, LEED AP, Founder, Büro Koray Duman. Photo: Nicholas Calcott/Surface Magazine.
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Featured Member: Koray Duman, AIA, LEED AP

Architect Koray Duman, AIA, LEED AP, believes that “architecture should be functional and unexpected, engaged and poetic, experimental and affordable,” according to his firm’s website. Originally from Turkey, Duman continued his studies in Los Angeles, where he worked for a number of years, before moving to New York, where he started Sayigh+Duman Architects (now Büro Koray Duman) in 2009. Now boasting a team of eight architects, the Manhattan-based practice has built a name for itself as a conceptually and formally inventive firm addressing a broad range of issues through built work and research. This year, Büro Koray Duman received Architizer’s Emerging Firm of the Year Award. In addition to his practice, Duman teaches at the New School and is co-chair of AIA New York’s New Practices Committee. Read More

Hilary Ballon (1956-2017). Courtesy of NYU Abu Dhabi.
In Memoriam by • 06/28/17

In Memoriam: Hilary Ballon (1956-2017)

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture mourn the loss of Hilary Ballon, Professor of Urban Studies and Architecture at NYU and Deputy Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi on 06.16.17. A celebrated architectural historian, Ballon’s work focused on cities and the intersection of architecture, politics, and social life. Her work on New York City included research on Manhattan’s 1811 street grid, the transformative projects of Robert Moses, and New York’s Pennsylvania Station. Below are words of remembrance from just a few of those who were touched by Hilary’s intellect and compassion. Please share your own reflections in our comment section below. Read More

NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library renovation by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle.
In The News by • 06/28/17

In the News

In this issue:
- Like an Open Book: Mecanoo & BBB lead NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library Renovation
- Creating Cultural Exchange: DS+R design Juilliard School in Tianjin, China
- Aging in Nature: Handel Architects-designed luxury senior living under construction
- A City Within a District: AWA’s first Asia project is Uniqlo City
- Sewage for Good Use: Prospect Park transforms Wellhouse into a composting comfort station
- Pinwheels with a Purpose: ReddyMade Design and Area4 celebrate Prospect Park’s 150th Anniversary Read More

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Gluckman Tang Architects received an AIA Small Project Award for the De Maria Pavilion, winner of a 2017 AIANY Design Award. Read More

Cast and Place by Team Aesop, winner of the 2017 FIGMENT City of Dreams pavilion competition.
New Deadlines by • 06/28/17

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06.30.17: Call for Entries: Faith & Form/IFRAA international Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture

07.01.17: Call for Entries: Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN Egypt)

07.07.17: Call for Entries: Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge

07.07.17: Call for Entries: Philadelphia International Airport Image Maker: Landscape Design Competition Read More

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"Architecture of Independence - African Modernism" closes on 05.27.17. Credit: Sam Lahoz
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Claremont University Consortium, Claremont, CA. Photo: Michael Moran.
Featured Member: Paul Lewis Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
Diane Lewis at a Design IV review, Fall 2008
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Policy Pulse: AIANY Launches New Civic Leadership Program Policy Pulse
Ben Prosky, Assoc. AIA (AIA New York and the Center for Architecture); Medal of Honor winner Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA; Award of Merit winner Fiona Cousins, PE; and David Piscuskas, FAIA (AIA New York and 1100 Architect). Photography: Samuel Lahoz.
Industry Gathers at 2017 AIANY Honors and Awards Luncheon Around the AIA + Center for Architecture
AutoPound in Queens, NY. Credit: Alex Severin.
Featured Member: Jane Smith Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
Obama Presidential Center by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and InterActive Design Architects. Credit: Obama Foundation
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"El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison" opens 05.09.17. Image credit: Pietro Paolini, 2012
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The Medical University of South Carolina, Ashley River Tower, Charleston, SC. Credit: Frank Ooms.
Featured Member: Timothy Johnson Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
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Policy Pulse: AIA Urges Policymakers to Keep Carbon Neutral Goals Policy Pulse
Students at IS 234 present their scale store models to their peers. / Image credit: Dustin Atlas
Store Design Program Engages Students in Real-World Design Problems Learning by Design
Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, MS. Credit: Francis Dzikowski.
Featured Member: Daria Pizzetta Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
The Arab City: Architecture and Representation
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Never Built New York by Greg Golden and Sam Lubell
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David Ginsberg, FAIA / Image credit: ©Alex Kaplan
In Memoriam: David l. (Dave) Ginsberg, FAIA (1932-2017) In Memoriam
75 Kenmare by Andre Kikoski Architect / Image credit: Redundant Pixel
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Summer House Winter House by Hayes Slade, on view in "Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House.”
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Library of the Gambelli School of Business, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Fordham University, New York, New York. Credit: Roy Wright.
Featured Member: Kevin Hom Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
George Washington Bridge ADA Access Paths, New York North Side Plaza, New York, NY, and Fort Lee, NJ. Credit: ACME Digital.
Featured Member: Robert Eisenstat Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
Star Apartments, Los Angeles. Credit: Iwan Baan.
Michael Maltzan, FAIA, Says Public Housing Must Anticipate the Future At the Center for Architecture
Michael Kimmelman, New York Times architecture critic, and Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal of Studio Gang. Credit: Center for Architecture.
Jeanne Gang and Michael Kimmelman Discuss Truth and Public Work in Architecture At the Center for Architecture
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Policy Pulse: AIA Releases Disaster Assistance Handbook Policy Pulse
Malcolm McLaren, founder of McLaren Engineering, receives proclamation from AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA.
AIANY Presents Proclamation to McLaren Engineering At the Center for Architecture
Al Hamra Tower, Kuwaut City, Kuwait. Credit: Tim Griffith.
Featured Member: Gary Haney Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
Citicorp Center, 601 Lexington Avenue, to be renovated by Gensler.
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ASLA-NY 2017 Design Award winners are currently on view at the Center for Architecture.
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“Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House,” through 04.22.17
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World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus Interior, New York, NY. Credit: Peter Aaron.
Featured Member: Thomas Grassi Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
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Policy Pulse: 300 Architects, Advocates and Leaders Attend AIA Grassroots Conference Policy Pulse
Hugh Hardy at the New York Academy of Sciences. Credit: Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA.
Remembering New York Architect Hugh Hardy, FAIA (1931-2017) In Memoriam
Allie Mae Public Library, View of Story Hour Corner, New Orleans, LA. Photo: Courtesy of MDA Designgroup.
Featured Member: Elisabeth Martin Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
Alex O'Briant takes the mic. Credit: Center for Architecture.
Busting Myths: How Can Social Research Impact Design? At the Center for Architecture
The TRA Studio-designed restoration of the façade of the New York Academy of Art (NYAA). Credit: TRA Studio.
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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.
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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!
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Categories: Best in Show; Architecture Honor Award. Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Executive Architect: Gensler. Landscape Architect: SCAPE. Project: The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, Columbia University. Location: New York, NY. Photo: Iwan Baan.
AIA New York Names 2017 Design Awards Winners AIA News You Can Use
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From left: Farzana Gandhi; T. Alexander Aleinkoff; Sean Anderson; Eliza Montgomery; Alfredo Brillembourg. Credit: Center for Architecture.
Designing for the Refugee Crisis Reveals Both Hard Truths and Hope At the Center for Architecture