10.18.12: Robert Selsam, Senior Vice President, Boston Properties is a 2012 Heritage Ball honoree. Mr. Selsam spoke about the entire development process of 250 West 55th Street, the new one million SF office building by Boston Properties nearing completion on 8th Avenue from 54th to 55th Streets.

Robert Selsam

Daniel Fox

10.22.12: Iris Weinshall, Vice Chancellor of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management, City University of New York is a 2012 Heritage Ball honoree. Ms. Weinshall moderated a dialogue at the Center for Architecture with CUNY assistant directors Risa Honig, AIA; Max Pizer, AIA; and David Salmon, who manage architects assigned to different colleges at CUNY.

Iris Weinshall

Daniel Fox

10.23.12: Cesar Pelli, FAIA, Senior Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is a 2012 Heritage Ball honoree. In his lecture, Mr. Pelli commented on projects that have been significant in his career and at different stages of his life.

(r) Cesar Pelli, FAIA, with Rafael Pelli, AIA, LEED AP.

Laura Trimble

10.24.12: Joshua David and Robert Hammond, Co-Founders, Friends of the High Line, are 2012 Heritage Ball honorees. On 10.24, Joshua David gave a first-hand tour of the celebrated elevated park.

(c) Joshua David gives speaks to the group.

Julie Trebault

10.04-10.06.12: Big Sibs, a group of the largest AIA urban chapters with more than 1,000 architect members, met this year in Houston, TX.

2012 AIANY President Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, with Susan and Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, at the Brochstein Pavilion, Rice University. The Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion was designed by Thomas Phifer & Partners.

Rick Bell, FAIA

10.02.12: The SoHo showroom of Poltrona Frau hosted a reception to celebrate the start of Archtober and the Architecture and Design Film Festival.

Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director, with Peter Marino, FAIA.

Center for Architecture

10.03.12: The annual desigNYC exhibition opening party introduced Recharging Communities, an exhibition of 15 collaborations between nonprofits and designers improving lives of New Yorkers.

(l-r) Anne Rieselbach; Andy Bernheimer; Granger Moorhead; Evan Bennett; and Steve Hoffman

Gabriele Gordon

10.10.12: Richard Meier, FAIA, was congratulated by Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, for receiving Decoration and Design Building’s Stars of Design Lifetime Achievement award at a grand fete at the D&D Building.

Kristen Richards

10.9.12: The Center for Architecture Foundation hosted a launch event at The Jimmy for its architectural guide of the NYC skyline in partnership with the James Hotel.

(l-r) CFAF Lead Design Educator Tim Hayduk, CFAF President-Elect Joe Tortorella, PE, CFAF Development and Operations Coordinator Alice Stryker, CFAF Board member Susan Appel, CFAF Program and Marketing Manager Eveline Chang, CFAF Board member John Simoni.

Center for Architecture Foundation

(l-r) David Roccosalva, Director of New Business at Buro Happold and CFAF Board member Tom Krizmanic, AIA.

Center for Architecture Foundation

10.17.12: The annual Arthur M. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture was delivered by Craig Dykers, AIA, Senior Partner Snohetta, on the topic of “Being Alone Together: Managing the Museum as Mausoleum Syndrome.”

Dykers ponders the chicken/egg conundrum.

Kristen Richards

(l-r) Rick Bell FAIA, Paul Rosenblatt AIA, Elaine Molinar, Barbara Spandorf, AIA, Stan Ries, Craig Dykers AIA, and Ann Marie Baranowski, AIA.

Kristen Richards

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the winner of the “NYC Best for Business Infographic Competition 2012” by Sara Matiz, principal at MAD Studio / Matiz Architecture & Design.

Sara Matiz/MAD Studio