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Join an Architalker for a Hosted Tour of Center for Architecture
Join us for free Architalker-hosted tours of the Center for Architecture exhibitions Fridays at 4:00pm. To join one of these tours, meet in the Public Resource Area on the ground floor of the Center for Architecture.
May 1 — June 28, 2008
Design Awards & Building Type Awards 2008
Galleries: Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery, HLW Gallery
The AIA New York Chapter 2008 Design Awards exhibition is a showcase of the 2008 award-winning projects in three categories — Interiors, Architecture, and Projects. Selected from international, national and local submissions, these projects spotlight the extraordinary achievements in architectural design excellence in New York City and around the world.
The AIA New York Chapter 2008 Biennial Building Type Awards program has been established to recognize excellence and innovation in specialized design fields and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. The 2008 design categories are: Educational Facility Design, Sustainable Design, and Urban Design. The program is co-sponsored with the Boston Society of Architects.
Design Awards 2008 is organized by the AIA New York Chapter and the AIA New York Chapter Design Awards Committee.
Building Type Awards 2008 is co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter and the Boston Society of Architects. The 2008 program was organized in collaboration with the following AIA New York Chapter Committees: Architecture for Education, Committee on the Environment, and Planning & Urban Design.
Exhibition Design: Graham Hanson Design
The 2008 Design Awards Program was made possible with support from the following organizations:
Consulting for Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Turner Construction Corporation
February 26 — May 31, 2008
Five Projects, Five Stories
Galleries: Judith and Walter Hunt Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery
The People’s Republic of China is undergoing a phenomenal transformation. Since 1978, with the adoption of an open-door policy, the country has developed a thriving market economy, out of which existing and new cities are experiencing rapid and aggressive growth. A new generation of architects is active in the vanguard of this construction, developing their own architectural identity.
Building China: Five Projects, Five Stories features five unique architectural case studies that were conceived, designed, and recently completed by Chinese architects. Located throughout China, many of these buildings, being exhibited in the U.S. for the first time, offer the public insight into China’s ever changing landscape. Through the stories of these five projects, themes emerge: Production of Contemporary Culture, Reinventing Urban Fabric, Making the Private Public, Reinterpreting Traditional Design Philosophy, and Hybrid Development Models. These case studies of contemporary architecture introduce critical voices from the People’s Republic of China, challenging the West’s stereotypical interpretation of China as a homogeneous society.
Organized by: The AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation in collaboration with People’s Architecture and the AIA New York Chapter International Committee
Curator: Wei Wei Shannon, People’s Architecture
Co-Curator: Shi Jian
Exhibition Design: Popular Architecture
Graphic Design: Omnivore
Photography: Iwan Baan
Patron: Digital Plus
Beyer Blinder Belle: Architects & Planners
Jerome and Kenneth Lipper Foundation
Friend: Häfele, Calvin Tsao
Friday, May 9, 2008, 6:30 — 8:30
Asian CineVision presents Films from Contemporary China
Friday, May 30, 2008, 6:30 — 8:30pm
Film from the Da Zha Lan project, Sponsored by
the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU’s China House
To register or for more information: www.aiany.org/calendar
CES credits available
January 28 — May 3, 2008
Project Showcase: The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park
Galleries: Margaret Helfand Gallery, Gerald D Hines Gallery, Public Resource Center
Under the growing pressure of the climate crisis, how we design, as well as what we design has become a critical issue. The new office tower at Bryant Park, designed by Cook+Fox Architects and developed by the Durst Organization and Bank of America, is an example of how the design of tall buildings can be fundamentally rethought, serving the client and the planet with equal efficiency and respect. This exhibition explores One Bryant Park as a living ecosystem composed of the elements Light, Air, Water, Fire and Earth. These primary forces, when thoughtfully addressed as integrated and sustainable systems, contribute to a substantial reduction in the environmental impact of tall buildings, as well as to worker health and productivity. Anticipating a LEED platinum rating (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the highest level of sustainable design recognized by the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), the crystalline faceted 54-story tower is at once both an iconic corporate presence and an emblem for the green design movement. Project Showcase: The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park asks design professionals to look more deeply at how architecture can engage natural systems and infrastructure, how sustainable measures can be more user-friendly, and how we can raise awareness for the urgent need of comprehensive green building solutions.
Exhibition and related programs organized by the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York (IESNY)
Curator: Margaret Maile Petty
Exhibition Design: Morris | Sato Studio
Graphic Design: WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll
Lead Sponsor: A. Esteban & Company
Sponsors: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Illuminating Engineering Society of New York (IESNY), Severud Associates, Tishman Construction Corporation
Supporter: Jones Lang LaSalle