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May 22 — September 6, 2008

Ecotones: mitigating NYC’s contentious sites

Galleries: Margaret Helfand Gallery, Gerald D Hines Gallery, Public Resource Center

Given the global and local challenges of climate change, the Landscape Architecture profession is at the forefront of New York City’s sustainability efforts. Collaborating with governments, regulatory agencies, community groups, and design professionals, Landscape Architects are transforming ecological problems into opportunities for habitation and recreation. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s sustainability plan, plaNYC, in place, the challenge is to understand the interconnectedness of the City’s green spaces.

Ecotones are transition zones between adjacent ecosystems. In urban environments they emerge as contentious sites located between disparate or opposing forces: where industry meets the river; where community and industrial uses collide; where public and private interests merge. These areas are often the unconsidered result of infrastructure improvements and building developments yet have the potential to be cultural and ecological mitigators. The projects in this exhibition show us how sustainable practices, specifically, the collecting, cleansing, and reclaiming of water, can be used to mediate conflicting circumstances, integrating technical solutions with the social and cultural considerations that make for vibrant urban spaces.

Organized by the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter

Curator: Tricia Martin

Exhibition Design: Moorhead & Moorhead

Graphic Design: PS New York

Patron: Alcan Composites USA

H.I. Interior Corp

Duggal Visual Solutions

Supporters: Delta Fountains; H.M. White Site Architects; Landscape Forms; Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Landscape Architects

Friends: EDAW; Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture; Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Sawyer/Berson, Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Related Events

Saturday, July 26, 2008, 11:00am — 5:00pm

organized by the ASLA New York Chapter

2008 Design Awards

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:







Lead Sponsors


Consulting for Architects



Lutron Electronics

Mancini Duffy

RMJM Hillier

Robert A.M. Stern Architects

STUDIOS architecture

Turner Construction Corporation

Related Events

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:00 — 8:00pm

Design Awards Winners’ Symposium: Projects Winners

June 13 — August 23, 2008

Building Connections: 12th Annual Exhibition of K-12 Design Work

Join us in celebrating our young designers! This annual exhibition of K-12 explorations into the built environment showcases models and drawings from Learning By Design:NY, our school based residency program, as well as work from our youth programs at the Center for Architecture.

Exhibition Design: Arquitectonica
Exhibition Graphics: Casey Maher

Exhibition organized by the Center for Architecture Foundation and the AIA New York.

Building Connections was made possible with generous support from the following organizations:

Sponsor: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Supporters: Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti; Robert Silman Associates

Friends: Archetype Associates; Baldinger; Bentley Prince Street; Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design; Fisher Marantz Stone; InterfaceFLOR; Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; Murray Engineering; Petty Burton Associates; Pustorino, Puglisi & Co.; RMJM Hillier; Tamarkin Architecture; Weidlinger Associates; Linda Yowell, FAIA

Related Events

Friday, June 13, 2008, 5:30 — 8:30pm

Exhibition Opening

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Exhibition Announcements

“Baldaquin de Pury,” by Hani Rashid. Fiberglass, enamel pearlescent finish, internal steel structure.

Courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

Through 06.28.08
Atmospherics by Hani Rashid

The works on view are linked by their shared, formal exploration of objects subjected to speed and movement, such as auto bodies or aerospace prototypes. Here, Asymptote founder Hani Rashid returns to geometric forms called Motionscapes (or M-Scapes), initially produced in 2001 as digital drawings and exhibited at the ICA Philadelphia. Iterations of the M-Scape form are consistently used as building blocks for Asymptote’s larger concepts and are described by Rashid as “ambiguous bodies caught between the automotive body and the anatomical body.” This is the first time M-Scapes have been produced as physical objects for exhibition.

Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th St

Oh Chi-Gyun. Empire State, 1994. Acylic on canvas. 132x199cm.

Courtesy Chelsea Art Museum

Through 07.12.08
Oh Chi-Gyun: Defining Landscape

Over 30 large-scale paintings by this Korean artist are on view. Chi-Gyun’s subject matter includes the city, the country, flora and fauna, and sunsets. The paintings are created on found and discarded doors and windows in addition to canvas, and his painting technique involves painting directly with his hands instead of using brushes.

Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street

Installation view of Ateliers Jean Prouvé.

Museum of Modern Art

Through 03.30.09
Ateliers Jean Prouvé

MoMA is revisiting an earlier historical moment of workshop mass-production as practiced by architect and designer Jean Prouvé. This exhibition examines Prouvé’s collaborations within his Ateliers Jean Prouvé, from idea to finished product. Equipped with a skilled creative team and advanced manufacturing technologies, the Ateliers were laboratories to produce furnishings and prefabricated buildings on an industrial scale. The evolution of the “Standard” Chair is featured and includes other examples of furniture and buildings that show Prouvé’s approach to construction and handling of materials, particularly his original applications of sheet metal.

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street