On 10.26.16, 1,000 architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate professionals joined us at Chelsea Piers Pier 60 to celebrate AIA New York and the Center for Architecture’s Heritage Ball. While all enjoyed the networking, the evening also honors NYC leaders who champion design excellence in the city and beyond: Caples Jefferson Architects, Type A Projects, Claudia Gould and The Jewish Museum, and Jeffrey Sachs. Each of honoree has contributed to making New York City a more dynamic and equitable place. Read More
On Wednesday, 10.25.17, the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee hosted its second-annual “Social Science and Architecture History Primer.” The audience, a self-professed collection of tour guides, strategists, librarians, social scientists, architects, and disrupters, alongside a panel of invited guests, infused the Center for Architecture with questions, provocations, and statements that pushed and pulled on disciplinary parameters, practices, and responsibilities. Read More
The Center for Architecture hosted its second-annual Pumpkitecture! competition, kicking off Halloween weekend in NYC. 18 New York City-based firms (and one staff team) went gourd-to-gourd to compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin. Read More
On 10.19.17, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and AIA New York held FitKids 2017, a half-day symposium that brought together a cohort of leaders across education, health, and design to share ideas and strategies for creating quality, active, and playful spaces in schools and surrounding communities. Read More
In this issue:
- Downtown’s First Emblem of Power Revitalized: BBB to restore Equitable Building
- Passive House Meets Active Design: Dattner Architects designs Chestnut Commons in East New York
- Curtain Up!: MBB Architects-designed Billie Holiday Theatre opens in Bed-Stuy
- Re-imagining a Classic: Snøhetta commissioned to re-imagine AT&T Buillding
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holidays: Future Expansion Architects wins Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition Read More
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On 10.20.17, the Center for Architecture participated in our third Teens Take The Met! event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This free event drew more than 2,377 teens from the New York City area and offered them a night of hands-on experiences throughout the museum. Read More
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“We are all here in pursuit of a viable future.”
This was the sobering introduction, offered by Spritzer School of Architecture Professor Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, to “Everything Water 4.0: The Role of Water in Shaping Our Future,” at the Center for Architecture. The day-long symposium was the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee’s fourth and final event in its series devoted to exploring the connections between civilization and the liquid humans can’t live with too much of, yet can’t live without. Read More
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