Happy New Year from AIANY and the Center for Architecture! This streetscape, drawn by AIANY Partnership Programs Coordinator Laura Trimble, shows 536 LaGuardia Place and the adjacent 532 LaGuardia Place. There will be a “Breakthrough” celebration on 01.17.12 when construction between the spaces will be connected.

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Laura Trimble

12.12.11: The December Oculus Book Talk starred Bjarke Ingles of BIG/Bjarke Ingles Group, who gave an animated, fast-paced presentation of his book, Yes is More!.

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Kristen Richards

12.06.11: Ibex Construction’s annual holiday fete took place at the Center for Architecture.

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(L-R): Andy Frankl, President, Ibex Construction, with Tracey Hummer and Fred Schwartz, FAIA, of Frederic Schwartz Architect.

Kristen Richards

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Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Associate Director and editor-in-chief of e-Oculus (left), and Elizabeth Shipley, AIA, LEED AP, of Rand Engineering & Architecture.

Kristen Richards

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Andrey Bokov, Ph.D., president of the Union of Architects of Russia, visited NYC with his wife Sonia. Donning his AIANY “Architecture as Public Policy” cap (AIANY’s 2006 theme), the Bokovs visited MoMA.

Rick Bell, FAIA

12.12.11: A gathering at the Standard Beer Garden following the launch of Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis, or ASAP (l-r): Ronnette Riley, FAIA, Ronette Riley Architect; AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA; W. Scott Allen, Assoc. AIA, Perkins+Will; Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, e-Oculus; Amy Stroud, JaffeHolden Architects; and Mary Burke, AIA, IIDA, Burke Design and Architecture.

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Kristen Richards

12.06.11: The second annual Architects for Animals project, “Giving Shelter,” to aid NYC’s homeless, stray and outdoor cats was held at the Steelcase Showroom at 4 Columbus Circle. Teams included architects and designers from FXFOWLE, Gage Clemenceau, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, RMJM, and Team Anemoi.

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This eco-friendly, sensor-embedded DIY cat shelter designed by Kathryn Walton, founder of The American Street Cat, and Co-Adaptive Architecture, won the prize.

Dana Edelson

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Lucio Santos from the FXFOWLE team proudly presented his cat shelter designed to harmonize with the environment.

Dana Edelson