11.15.11: The “Zoning the City” conference sponsored by the NYC Department of City Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of Baruch College took place at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center. Co-chaired by NYC Planning Department Director Amanda Burden, FAICP, Hon. AIANY, and Harvard University Professor Jerold S. Kayden, the daylong event addressed the role that zoning plays into meeting challenges in NYC.

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Co-chairs Jerold S. Kayden, and Amanda Burden, FAICP, Hon. AIANY.

Rick Bell, FAIA

11.17.11: The NY Chapter of NOMA hosted a seminar, “LEED-ing Affordable Housing,” at the Steelcase Showroom.

(L-R): David Danois AIA, Danois Architects; Victor Body-Lawson AIA, Body-Lawson Associates; and Terrence O’Neal AIA, LEED AP, TONA-Terrence O’Neal Architect.

Heather Philip-O’Neal, AIA

11.21.11: NYU School of Professional and Continuing Studies (NYU-SCPS) dedicated its newly redesigned building by Mitchell | Giurgola Architects at 7 East 12th Street.

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(L-R): Carol Loewenson, AIA, Partner, Mitchell | Giurgola Architects; Ife Onatunde, NYU-SCPS Undergraduate Student Council President; Dr. Bjorn Hanson, Interim NYU-SCPS Co-dean and Divisional Dean of the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center; Congressman Jerrold Nadler; and Dennis Di Lorenzo, Interim NYU-SCPS Co-dean and Associate Dean of Administration.

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11.02.11: The Design Trust for Public Space’s 2011 Art+Design Benefit Auction was held at Center 548 in West Chelsea.

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(L-R): Joshua David, Friends of the High Line co-founder; Design Trust board member Claire Weisz, AIA; Friends of the High Line Co-founder Robert Hammond; Design Trust Founder Andrea Woodner; and Design Trust Executive Director Susan Chin, FAIA.

Courtesy Josh Wong Photography

11.03.11: Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Trubune, presented In Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age as part of the monthly Oculus Book Talk series.

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Kamin with Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, chair of the AIANY Publications Committee.

Kristen Richards

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Kamin with Tracy Hummer and Frederic Schwartz, FAIA.

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11.14.11: The winners of Canstruction NYC were announced at the annual gala, benefiting City Harvest.

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Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS, AIANY Director of Member Services; Jennifer Greene, Assoc. AIA; Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA; and George Calys, Architecture Critic for the San Francisco Examiner.

Sunny Norton

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“Loaded Dice” by Gensler and WSP Flack + Kurtz (Jurors’ Favorite).

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“Suspending Hunger” by Skanska (Structural Ingenuity Award).

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“Root Against Hunger” by Dattner Architects (Best Meal Award).

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“QR-CAN: Link to Fight Hunger” by Gruzen Samton – IBI Group (Best Use of Labels Award).

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“Shredding Light on Hunger” by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (Honorable Mention).

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“NepTUNA the HippoCANpus Against Hunger” by Gilsanz Murray Steficek (Honorable Mention).

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“Strike Out Hunger” by Eleanor Roosevelt High School / Sandra Forman Design (Cheri Award).

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