08.01.11: The Center for Architecture announced that it is expanding to the adjacent storefront space at 532 LaGuardia Place.

AIANY/Center for Architecture leadership meets in front of 532 LaGuardia Place.

Courtesy the Center for Architecture

07.22.11: The opening of the “Building Burble Bup” exhibition at the Center for Architecture, on view through 09.16.11, was hosted by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA). The exhibition celebrates the design competition, which was co-hosted by ENYA with FIGMENT and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY); the five finalist teams; as well as the efforts of the design team, Bittertang, and the 120+ volunteers who helped build Burble Bup on Governors Island.

(L-R): Michael Loverich, Bittertang; Rocket Osborne, Burble Bup Project Manager; Antonio Torres, Bittertang; Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP, Co-chair, ENYA; Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, ENYA; David Koren, FIGMENT Executive Producer.

Julie Engh

07.26.11: A prototype was unveiled of the urbanSHED competition winning design, Urban Umbrella. It will soon be installed in Lower Manhattan.

(L-R) Andrés Cortés of Agencie Group; Young-Hwan Choi, Urban Umbrella Designer; and NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri.

Rick Bell

Detail of Urban Umbrella prototype.

Rick Bell

07.16.11: The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water Day filtered through the city raising awareness of issues that affect the waterfront with family events.

(L-R): Ketaki Bhate, AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), ENYA Co-chair Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP, and AIANY Director of Membership Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS, hosted a table for AIANY at Governors Island.

Rick Bell