In this issue:
· Archtober Blotter — Week 1
· NYSERDA Adds Two Classes on ECCCNYS-2010
· e-Calendar

Archtober Blotter — Week 1
Archtober — Architecture and Design Month NYC — kicked off on 10.01.11 with an exciting day of exhibition openings at the Center for Architecture. Starting with the unveiling of the colossal Archtober calendar in the Archtober Lounge, events continued throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Architect Andrew Berman, AIA, led a tour of the Center for Architecture, which he designed and which was selected as the first “Building of the Day” this month. The day was capped off with the well-attended “Buildings=Energy” opening reception, complemented by the opening of the “Smarter Living: The 2,000 Watt Society” exhibition in the Center’s adjacent storefront space at 532 LaGuardia place.

On the evening of 10.03.11, Elle Décor magazine and Scavolini feted Archtober at the Scavolini SoHo showroom on West Broadway. The guest of honor was Amanda Burden, FAICP, Hon. AIANY, chair of the NYC Planning Commission, who discussed the importance of architecture and design, and read Mayor Bloomberg’s proclamation officially naming Archtober as Architecture and Design Month NYC.

A group of architecture and design enthusiasts gathered at the Top of the Rock for the 10.04.11 Building of the Day tour with architect Michael Gabbelini, FAIA. Archtober tourists were charmed on 10.05.11 by the New York Public Library Fort Washington Branch’s Children’s Reading Room, with a tour led by Jennifer Sage, AIA, LEED AP, principal of Sage and Coombe Architects. The throngs of tourists visiting Times Square did not dissuade the participants of the Archtober Building of the Day tour on 10.09.11 of the TKTS Booth and Revitalization of Father Duffy Square, led by plaza designers William Fellows, AIA, and Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, of PKSB Architects.

NYSERDA Adds Two Classes on ECCCNYS-2010

Two additional classes have been added for the NYSERDA Code Training on 10.17.11 and 10.21.11. The 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2010), effective 12.28.10, is now mandatory throughout the state. Urban Green Council and AIANY have developed a four-hour course to familiarize architects and engineers with the ECCCNYS-2010, the fundamentals of low-energy design, and the processes available to demonstrate compliance. Click here for details, or contact AIANY Policy Director Jay Bond at

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.