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Chapter News by • 09/06/17

AIANY Members: Engage and Recommend Leaders

The beginning of September means back to school for many New Yorkers and in this environment, it is hard not to look at ways to shape the future.  There are two important opportunities to impact the profession through AIA that we would like to highlight.  Read More

Percy Griffin, AIA, interviewed at the Center for Architecture by Jack Travis at "Legends: 3 Harlem Architects, 4 Decades" in 2016. Credit: Center for Architecture
In Memoriam by • 09/06/17

In Memoriam: Percy Griffin, AIA

With heavy hearts, AIA New York learned that Percy Griffin, AIA, passed away in August. Griffin was the owner of his own firm and was also a professor at NYIT. Prior to starting his own practice, he also worked in the office of Philip Johnson. In 2012, Griffin shared his story and perspectives on the profession with Design Venturer. For a more personal take, we invite you to read the thoughtful words of Jack Travis who kindly shared his reflections on Griffin with the Chapter. Read More

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AIA - Message From the Executive Director by • 09/06/17

Help the Architecture Center Houston

As we learn more about Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects on Houston and beyond, AIANY members and our extended community may wonder what they can do to help.

Throughout the storm and in the aftermath, we were in touch with our colleagues at AIA Houston. Sadly, we found out that Hurricane Harvey delivered more than four feet of water and almost total devastation to the Architecture Center Houston, a new space under construction in the historic B.A. Riesner Building in the city’s downtown. The project, led by Houston-based practice Murphy Mears Architects, was just three weeks from completion when the storm hit. Unfortunately, flood mitigation systems had not yet been fully installed. Read More

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Policy and Advocacy by • 09/06/17

DOB Proposes Rule for Additional Fees

Last month, the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) proposed a new rule that would introduce additional fees for processing variations, pre-determinations, and appeals. According to the DOB, these fees would “cover the administrative costs incurred by the Department in reviewing these requests and appeals.” The proposed additional fees include $1,000 for a variation or pre-determination request and $2,500 for an appeal. Continue to read the full proposed rule.

A coalition of industry organizations, including the New York State, Bronx, Brooklyn, New York, Queens, and Staten Island chapters of the American Institute of Architects, the Society of American Registered Architects – New York Council (SARA|NY), Architects Council of New York (ACNY), American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York), and New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) have joined together to voice concern over these proposed fees. 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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Working together on the grouping exercise. Credit: Center for Architecture
Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy by • 08/23/17

CLP Development Session II: Facilitating Inclusive and Productive Engagement—Strategies and Struggles

“Engagement” is a term thrown around frequently by architects, but what does it really mean? Who are you engaging? For what purpose? How and when do you do this? How do you build consensus among a community, engaging all stakeholders in a collaborative way that allows them to express their feelings, goals, and values? How do you persuade others to listen? “Safe space” is a term that is rarely used by architects. What does safe space look like in different contexts? For whom is it important and why? How do architects create a safe space that is inclusive of all community members in order to productively engage? Read More

Woman´s March on NYC, 2017. Credit: Michael Kowalczyk ©/ Flickr.
Policy and Advocacy by • 08/23/17

Public Spaces, Social Movements: How Planning and Design Can Shape Public Discourse

Since the election of President Trump, New York and cities across the country have been host to a rising groundswell of protests​ in streets, parks, plazas, and other public space​s at levels unseen since the 1960s. Data collected by New Yorkers for Parks show at least 189 confirmed actions citywide between​ January​ ​​and​ ​May, totaling over half a million attendees. This renewed focus on the public realm calls into question how planners and designers can respond and engage with issues related to the civic commons. Read More

Names in the News

AIA New York State’s annual Design Awards winners included NYC-based St. Ann’s Warehouse by Marvel Architects; the National September 11 Memorial Museum by Davis Brody Bond; Bergdorf Goodman by MNA; Dior Seoul, Southampton House, and Hublot Fifth Avenue by Peter Marino Architect; the Novartis Oncology Building and Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design by WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism; Baccarat Hotel & Residences, FBI Biometric Technology Center, and the Center for Character and Leadership Development by Skidmore, Owings & Merril; Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters by Deborah Berke Partners; the Arizona State University Beus Center for Law and Society and Vassar College Bridge for Laboratory Sciences by Ennead Architects; Perry World House by 1100 Architect; Duke West Union District Bridge/Pavilion by Architecture Operations D.P.C; Josai i-House Dormitory by Studio SUMO; the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics by Studio Libeskind; VIA 57 West by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group; Michigan Lake House by Desai Chia Architecture; Bar House by Audrey Matlock Architect; De Maria Pavilion by Gluckman Tang; Maker Park by STUDIO V Architecture; and Southwest Brooklyn plan by AECOM. Read More

“Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia,” closing 08.26.17. Credit: Erik Bardin.
Exhibitions by • 08/23/17

On View

At the Center for Architecture

Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia”
Through 08.26.17

This Future Has a Past
Through 09.12.17

5×5 Participatory Provocations
Through 10.31.17 Read More

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

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Apartment, New York. Photo: Michael Moran.
Featured Member: Leonard Kady, AIA Featured Member
A temporal collage of the historic site by Seher Erdogan Ford.
Announcing the Recipients of the 2017 Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Architectural Research Chapter News
Hyper-Efficient Building Workshop on 06.14.17 and 06.15.17. Credit: Center for Architecture
Policy Pulse: New Hyper-Efficient Building Training Launches Policy and Advocacy
From left: Peter Lampen, AIA; Luke Surowiec, LEED AP; Steven Winter, FAIA; John Lee, AIA. Photo: Center for Architecture.
A Closer Look at 80×50 Initiative’s NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program Chapter News
Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, Principal, Voorsanger Architects, and Alastair Gordon, Contributing Editor, Architecture and Design, Wall Street Journal. Photo: Center for Architecture.
Cocktails and Conversation with Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, and Alastair Gordon Chapter News
Koray Duman, AIA, LEED AP, Founder, Büro Koray Duman. Photo: Nicholas Calcott/Surface Magazine.
Featured Member: Koray Duman, AIA, LEED AP Featured Member
Hilary Ballon (1956-2017). Courtesy of NYU Abu Dhabi.
In Memoriam: Hilary Ballon (1956-2017) In Memoriam
NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library renovation by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle.
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Cast and Place by Team Aesop, winner of the 2017 FIGMENT City of Dreams pavilion competition.
New Deadlines In The News
Harris House site plan by Kaneji Domoto, featured in “Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia,” on view through 08.26.17. Courtesy of the Kaneji Domoto Family Archive.
On View Exhibitions
Waterproofing of the facade system and roof at 540 West 26th Street for Savanna. Design Architect: Morris Adjmi. Rendering: Morris Adjmi.
Featured Member: Howard Zimmerman Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
From left: Signe Nielsen, RLA, FASLA; Cynthia Rosenzweig; Susanne Desroches; Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED BD+C; and Jee Mee Kim, AICP. Photo: Center for Architecture.
Climate Change in NYC: Bridging Science and Practice Chapter News
Courtesy of the Center for Active Design.
Policy Pulse: FitCity 2017 Lands in Queens Policy and Advocacy
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Astoria, Queens, NY. Somvanshi’s role: Associate, Project Manager and On-site Supervisor. Firm: Ennead Architects (previously Polshek Partnership). Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto.
Featured Member: Kalavati Somvanshi Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
Robert Michael Kliment, FAIA. Courtesy of Kliment Halsband Architects.
Robert Michael Kliment, FAIA (1933 – 2017) In Memoriam
Museum of Modern Art  east section renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. Credit: Iwan Baan
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09.17.17: Call for Entries: 2017 AIANY COTE Awards
New Deadlines In The News
Lurie House by Kaneji Domoto, featured in "“Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia,” opening 06.22.17. Credit: Thad Russell
On View Exhibitions
New York City Police Academy by Perkins + Will. Photo: Courtesy of Perkins + Will.
Featured Member: Michael Plottel Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
AIANY Opposes Paris Climate Accord Exit From the Desk of the President
Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed by Dattner Architects and WXY architecture + urban design, 2016 Building of the Day. Credit: Center for Architecture
Call for Archtober Buildings of the Day At the Center for Architecture
Upper East Side residence by Gabellini Sheppard, New York. Photo: Paul Warchol.
Michael Gabellini, FAIA, Delivers AIANY 2017 Gil Oberfield Lecture Chapter News
AIANY representatives at AIA New York State's "Architects in Albany Advocacy Day." Credit: Center for Architecture
Policy Pulse: 2017 Architects in Albany Advocacy Day Policy and Advocacy
Families make collages of their dream playgrounds. Credit: Center for Architecture
Draw, Design, Build! NYU Teams Up with the Center for Architecture for Family Programming Learning by Design
Weill Hall at Cornell University, Ithica, NY. Photo: Scott Frances.
Featured Member: Renny Logan Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
The Shed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group.
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Siegel House by Kaneji Domoto, featured in “Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia,” opening 06.22.17. Credit: Thad Russell
On View Exhibitions
AIANY 2017 President David Piscuskas, FAIA, at the National Summit on Design and Urban Mobility. Credit: Center for Architecture
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles? AIA - Message From the Executive Director
Reflections at Keppel Bay in Keppel Bay, Singapore. Photo: Keppel Bay Pte Ltd.
Featured Member: Daniel Libeskind Elevated to AIA College of Fellows Featured Member
Join us for FitCity 2017! Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park by Thomas Balsley Associates and WEISS/MANFREDI. Credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto.
Policy Pulse: FitCity 2017 Policy and Advocacy
Speakers of "Hesitation and Constraints: Barriers to Social Research in Practice." Credit: Center for Architecture
Social Sciences, Good for Your Bottom Line and Society Chapter News
The Quad Cinema, renovated by Projects Design Associates with rebrand by Pentagram. Credit: Marion Curtis / StarPix.
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"Architecture of Independence - African Modernism" closes on 05.27.17. Credit: Sam Lahoz
On View Exhibitions
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
In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA In Memoriam
Photo courtesy of Aaron Burson via Unsplash
Policy Pulse: AIANY Launches New Civic Leadership Program Policy and Advocacy
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 Chapter News
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
On View Exhibitions
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
Image courtesy pixabay
Policy Pulse: AIA Urges Policymakers to Keep Carbon Neutral Goals Policy and Advocacy