Featured Member: Samuel G. White, FAIA, LEED AP

Samuel G. White, FAIA, LEED AP, has practiced architecture for more than 40 years, most recently as partner at PBDW Architects. His designs are distinguished by their ability to insert new, flexible spaces into sites with strong historical context. Projects such as Temple Israel of the  City of New York, the addition to Poly Prep Lower School, and the renovation of the Casa Italiana, home of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, stand out in his diverse portfolio of cultural, educational, and residential projects. Civic projects include the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park. The great-grandson of Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White, Samuel White has also written a number of books about his ancestor, and for many years taught at New York University. Here, he talks about the New York cultural institutions he has worked with, the responsibility of architecture’s public face, and the importance of his written work.

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In the News

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In this issue:
Bringing New York City Back to the Future: Students and faculty move in to Cornell Tech
Never Built in a City that Never Sleeps: “Never Built New York” exhibition opens at Queens Museum
Clear Solution for Affordable Housing: Crystal Towers by DeLaCour, Ferrara & Church tops out
Back to School for Architects, Planners, and Designers: Ennead designs new home for Kansas State University APDesign
Perspective on Main Street: Snarkitecture’s Playhouse provides immersive environment at Exhibit Columbus Continue reading “In the News”

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. Continue reading “Of, By and For the People”



Perez is looking to share it’s office space with you, at 86 34th St, Suite D-601, Brooklyn, NY 11232, which is in Building # 6 in Industry City, the newest hot spot in Brooklyn, the Sunset Park neighborhood. Loft like space with high ceilings, tall windows. Rent starts at $500 per month per desk, 30+ desks available for rent now. One month deposit and first month’s rent are due prior to moving in. We provide furniture. You have access to the following: reception area, high speed internet/wifi; high speed photocopier, scanner & printer; private conference room with teleconferencing capabilities; kitchen/break room; bike storage in reception area; phone system; coffee; daily cleaning; 24/7 building access; plus professional development and social programming (parties, networking, Rooftop Films) sponsored by Industry City (IC), multiple events per week. The IC campus includes a food court filled with choices, a full service gym (requires separate membership), etc. Email srinaldi@e-perez.com Continue reading “Classifieds”

Engaging the Community through Design Learning

The Center for Architecture’s K-12 Education Department takes great joy in partnering with cultural institutions both near and far as a way to deepen our engagement with communities throughout the city. This summer, we worked with two new audiences, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Women in Need (Win), facilitating hands-on building workshops to introduce design ideas to new audiences and foster lasting partnerships. Continue reading “Engaging the Community through Design Learning”

CLP Development Session III: Community Transformations through the Lens of Resiliency

As our co-existence with natural systems is pushed to limits, cities and communities are having to face some harsh realities. As was the case during Sandy, and most recently with Harvey in Houston, Texas and Irma in the State of Florida, we are witnessing the incredible scale of property destruction, severely compromised infrastructure, and the disruption of lives. Communities are now facing the prospect of long recoveries from the aftermath of these extreme events.

Appropriately, the third AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) development session, held on 09.08.17 and organized in two parts, focused on the resultant transformations these impacted communities will be forced to undergo, particularly through the lens of resilience. Part 1 of the session kicked off with a site visit to Wagner Park in Lower Manhattan, where the group was joined by Jamie Rogers, Chair of Manhattan Community Board (CB) 3, and Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use at Manhattan CB1. The group discussed anticipated lower Manhattan transformations: “The BIG U” Rebuild by Design Proposal + Wagner Park Resilience Plan (the former has since advanced into two key ONENYC Projects that have received federal funding), the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project (LMCR), and the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (ESCR). Continue reading “CLP Development Session III: Community Transformations through the Lens of Resiliency”

Featured Member: Ann Rolland, FAIA, LEED AP

Ann Rolland, FAIA, LEED AP, is a principal at FXFOWLE and founding director of the firm’s Cultural/Educational Studio. She has worked extensively in the New York City area, with major projects including the long-term development of the Calhoun School and the Spence School, as well as the Hunter’s Point South Campus, housing three closely related schools. Continue reading “Featured Member: Ann Rolland, FAIA, LEED AP”

Peter Gluck and Inga Saffron Appraise the State of Architecture for Cocktails and Conversation

On 09.08.17, the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee hosted another evening of incisive architectural discussion and criticism as part of its continuing “Cocktails and Conversation” series. The guests speakers, Peter Gluck of GLUCK+, listed in 2014 as one of  Fast Company’s “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture,” and Inga Saffron, the renowned architectural critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, held nothing back in their appraisal of the state of architecture today. AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee co-chair Will Singer pointed out that “Cocktails and Conversation” has been a fixture of the Center for Architecture’s programming for five years, and this installment may have offered the most scathing commentary of the profession to date. Continue reading “Peter Gluck and Inga Saffron Appraise the State of Architecture for Cocktails and Conversation”

In the News

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In this issue:
Avant-Garde Film Mecca Expands: LPC gives green light to Anthology Film Archives expansion by Bone/Levine Architects
Book Marked: Kew Gardens Hills branch library by WorkAC to open
The White City’s New White Tower: Richard Meier’s Rothschild Tower opens in Israel
Lucky Lifestyle: Lynch Eisinger Design Architects design three-generation home in Queens Continue reading “In the News”