Symbiosis: Poetry, Architecture

Event: Form and Function: The Intersection of Poetry and Architecture
Location: Center for Architecture, 09.27.08
Speakers: Latin American Confluenes: Poetry & Architecture at the Mid-Century: A.S. Bessa — Director of Programs, Bronx Museum of the Arts; Carlos Brillembourg, AIA — Principal, Carlos Brillemboug Architects; Rubén Gallo — Writer & Scholar; Mónica de la Torre — Poet & Conceptual Artist; Architexts: Louise Braverman, FAIA — Principal, Louise Braverman, Architect; Annie Finch — Poet; Jill Stoner — Poet & Author; A Conversation with Architect Lebbeus Woods & Poet Susan Stewart: Susan Stewart — Poet & Critic; Lebbeus Woods — Professor, The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture; Between Forms: A Poetry Reading: A.S. Bessa; Gregg Biglieri — Poet; Brenda Coultas — Poet; Patricia Spears Jones — Poet; Frances Richard — Poet; Marjorie Welish — Poet, Artist, Art Critic
Moderator: Stephen Motika — Program Coordinator, Poets House
Organizers: Poets House; Center for Architecture
Sponsors: Center for Architecture; New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Graham Foundation

Poetry and architecture can be linked in many ways — design inspired by poetry; poetry inspired by design; through the lens of specific artists; and through the lens of history. A full-day symposium sought to highlight the contact between the two art forms.

The discussion, “Latin American Confluences: Poetry & Architecture at Mid-Century,” looked historically at Central and South America where 20th-century political turmoil was ancestor to both literature and design. Writer and editor A.S. Bessa presented Brazilian concrete poetry, a formal practice with a distinctly visual component as words themselves form pictures. Carlos Brillembourg, AIA, discussed poetry and the city, particularly the effect of the 1920s Parisian streetscape on Peruvian surrealists such as César Vallejo, whose poetry has a collage-like quality.

Rubén Gallo and Mónica de la Torre talked about engagé poets and architects emerging in the 1960s. Poets such as Octavio Paz were horrified by the violent suppression of student demonstrations in Mexico City in 1968; Gallo pointed out that the city’s New Brutalist architecture proved useful to the authorities in herding and controlling demonstrators. De la Torre spoke about radical poets following the riots, who took cue from Paz’s call for “reversible monuments” — suggesting both a literature of outsiders against society and a condition of impermanence in contrast to the stolid concrete architecture that was the backdrop for the riots.

Louise Braverman, FAIA, made distinct analogies between poetry and architecture when designing the Poets House headquarters in Battery Park City. Although she did not speak in detail about the project during the “Architexts” panel, she suggested that abstract problems of form, space, and movement are comparable in both disciplines.

During the “Conversation with Architect Lebbeus Woods & Poet Susan Stewart,” Lebbeus Woods, better known as a theorist than a builder, compared his own process-based design strategy to that of poet T.S. Eliot. Susan Stewart, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, was more reluctant to make a parallel between drawing and poetic composition. However, on the topic of historic influence, Stewart accepts the appropriation of poetic forms from any period in literature, while Woods objected to the direct borrowing from past architecture.

OHNY Opens Doors to City Spaces

Each year, openhousenewyork (OHNY) is a way for me to reconnect with the city, see neighborhoods I don’t normally visit, take tours of places I walk by every day, and get a sneak peek into private residences I could never afford. I enjoy seeing architecture firm offices, especially those that prioritize sustainability, to see how they have re-thought office spaces (from Atelier Ten’s desks made from doors to anderson architect’s roof garden), and opendialogues offers a chance to speak with designers in the spaces they have designed. Especially during difficult economic times, who can complain about a weekend of free events?

One of the strongest aspects of OHNY is the volunteer network. By donating a few hours to help out at a site, each volunteer receives a pass to cut the lines at other sites throughout the weekend. It is a great way for the organization to give back to those who participate.

As great as the weekend is, there is always room for improvement. I felt that this year there were too many reservation-only sites. Unless you were aware when reservations opened, there’s no chance of getting on some of the tours (it took me five years to get a slot at Murray’s Cheese). Also, for the first time, OHNY offered OHNY Passports. For a $150 tax-deductible donation, individuals could cut the lines and enjoy the same privileges as volunteers. I understand the need for the organization to raise money, but this takes away from the event’s free nature. It made the weekend feel more like a visit to an amusement park, rather than a leisurely weekend of culture. I think OHNY should stick to charging for its year-long programming, holding fund-raising events, and offering advertising opportunities, instead of taking away from the spirit of the weekend.

In this issue:
· Princeton Sets Stage for Arts Center
· Artists Fence in Construction Sites
· Health Care Center Heals Body and Soul
· New Academic Center Looks to Ellis Island for Inspiration


Princeton Sets Stage for Arts Center

Lewis Center for the Arts.

Princeton University

Steven Holl Architects unveiled Princeton University’s new Lewis Center for the Arts, and performance and teaching spaces for the Program in Theater and Dance in the Department of Music, and the Society of Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts. Encompassing 130,000 square feet, the proposed complex will contain three buildings sharing a common reception area. It will house several public spaces including an art gallery, black box theater, dance studio, music rehearsal room, box office, café, and offices. The plans also call for a courtyard built around a pool filled with recycled and filtered stormwater. The shallow water will be translucent in all seasons and is intended to be a piece of art itself. Skylights under the pool will provide natural light to the reception space below. In addition to stormwater collection, other sustainable features include graywater treatment and reuse, green roofs, and geothermal wells. Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners are updating traffic circulation, parking, retail space, and other neighborhood plans near the site.


Artists Fence in Construction Sites

Green Gate, Summer, by Raina Accardi.

Downtown Alliance

Two new public art projects have been installed at downtown construction sites as part of Re:Construction, the ongoing initiative of the Alliance for Downtown New York to bring color, movement, nature vistas, and “green” technology to Lower Manhattan streetscapes. Sidewalk shed scaffolding and construction fencing act as canvasses for temporary art and architecture. The Houston Fence installation, designed by Carolina Cisneros, Mateo Pinto, and Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena, is located at the intersection of Broadway and Houston. Inspired by QR-code patterns (a type of barcode), the installation identifies each segment with color codes that relate to the site, traffic, and city. Green Gate, Summer, located at the base of the AIG building at 175 Water Street was designed by artist Raina Accardi and wraps a sidewalk shed in a vinyl banner depicting trees and sky. Actual foliage emerges from the structure itself, also. Re:Construction is made possible by a $1.5 million Community Enhancement Fund grant awarded by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and is sponsored by the AIG and supported by the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC).


Health Care Center Heals Body and Soul

Harlem Hospital.

HOK

A ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of construction of the Harlem Hospital modernization project. Designed by HOK NY in association Studio /JTA, the concept integrates innovative health care planning and design excellence with an expression of Harlem’s history and culture. The plan includes a new patient pavilion and the renovation of key nursing and clinical units in the Martin Luther King Jr. Pavilion. With 180,000 square feet of new construction and 120,000 square feet of renovated space, all major clinical elements — specifically the emergency department, surgery, invasive procedures, imaging, and critical care beds — are organized to provide state-of-the-art care and treatment.

The new design will preserve and highlight the WPA murals from existing buildings slated to be demolished. The murals, initially commissioned in 1936, were the first major U.S.-government commissions awarded to African-American artists. The architects will incorporate restored mural images into the building’s architecture at the scale of the 80-foot-high façade by using transparent images integrated within a sustainable, high-performance curtain wall. The design for the new pavilion received an AIANY 2005 Design Award.


New Academic Center Looks to Ellis Island for Inspiration

University Center/Academic Center.

Gensler

St. John’s recently celebrated the topping off of its new University Center/Academic Center (UC/AC) on the school’s Queens campus, attended by the project’s design and construction team from Gensler, FJ Sciame Construction Company, and AFK Engineers. The 127,000-square-foot, five-story brick-and-stone building was designed to complement the existing campus buildings. Fourteen “flexible” classrooms will allow faculty to configure a classroom according to type of class taught, and to quickly rearrange the room from a row setting to a circular, cluster, or other arrangement. The building will also provide ample student recreation and entertainment spaces, student organization offices and meeting/conference rooms, new board room, and banquet room. The design for the estimated $77 million building is said to be inspired by The Great Hall of Ellis Island and is symbolic of the Vincentian Mission of the University which opened its doors to the children of immigrants.

In this issue:
· Don’t Forget to Vote: 2009 AIANY Nominating Committee


Don’t Forget to Vote: 2009 AIANY Nominating Committee
Online voting for the election of the 2009 AIANY Nominating Committee will end on 11:59pm, 10.15.08. The Nominating Committee is responsible for proposing a slate to fill positions on the Chapter’s Board of Directors and Elective Committees (Fellows, Finance, Honors, Oculus), with all terms beginning January 2010. Those members attending at the AIANY Annual Meeting scheduled in June 2009 will vote on the slate.

Members have received an e-mail with a link and instructions on how to vote. Contact Suzanne Mecs, director of member services, for more information via e-mail or call 212.358.6115.

Discovery Channel Documents Dubai

O-14 Tower.

Reiser + Umemoto

“Impossible City,” a CBS News documentary on the recent explosion of growth in Dubai, aired on the Discovery Channel 10.09.08. A six-segment, hour-long program, one of the segments features NY-based Reiser + Umemoto’s O-14 Tower, a 22-story-tall commercial tower in Dubai’s Business Bay.

A rebroadcast of the show will air 10.25.08 at 9:00pm and on 10.26.08 at 1:00am.

The National Art Club honored Steven Holl, AIA, with the 2008 Gold Medal for Achievements in Architecture…

Studio Daniel Libeskind and Foster + Partners are leading the competition among five short-listed bids to build a major maritime extension to the Mediterranean state of Monaco (the winner will be announced later this year)…

The NYC Grand Prize Winners of the 2008 Green Building Competition are the Battery Park City Conservancy’s maintenance facility by Dattner Architects and The Visionaire by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Winners are The Bowery Hotel by FLANK Architects and the West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.’s (WE ACT) Environmental Justice Center by AQC Architects; Honorable Mentions are 1347 Bristow St. in the Bronx by the Community Environmental Center (CEC) and Hearst Tower by Foster + Partners

Presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, the 2008 International Architecture Award winners include NY-based firms Kohn Pederson Fox (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Headquarters; Ruth Deech Building at St. Anne’s College; and Unilever London Headquarters); Steven Holl Architects (The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and School of Art & Art History); Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects (New York Aquarium); RMJM Hillier (Becton, Dickinson and Company Campus Center); Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Alexandria Egypt Master Plan; Infinity Tower; Tyrol Tower; The New Beijing Poly Plaza; Transbay Transit Center Terminal And Tower; Al Hamra Firdous Tower; City Santa Fe Four Seasons and Residences; Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 and Skyplaza; Beijing Finance Street; Harvard University Northwest Science Building; and Hudson Railyards Towers); Handel Architects (Georgetown Incinerator); Thomas Phifer & Partners (Salt Point House); BKSK Architects (Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building); Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (Overture Center and Carnival Center for the Performing Arts); Platt Byard Dovell White Architects (Reece School); Weiss/Manfredi Architects (Olympic Sculpture Park); Asymptote Architecture (World Business Center Busan); Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (Glenstone Museum); and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Headquarters)…

Eric C. Y. Fang, AIA, LEED AP, has rejoined Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects as associate principal… Nancy Cheung is Perkins Eastman’s new marketing manager… Gale La Cave is the new director of marketing, Neill Coleman will spearhead U.S. public relations, and Mitch Green, and Rich Kahn, AIA, LEED AP, were promoted to associate principals at RMJM Hillier…

09.17.08: RBSD Architects, the fifth oldest architectural firm in NYC, held its 100-Year Anniversary party at Cipriani 23rd Street. The keynote speaker was Peter McCleary (left), professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania; former principal J. Armand Burgun, FAIA, FACHA, (right) also spoke.

Mark Millen

10.02.08: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners celebrated its 40th anniversary. Founding partners John Beyer, FAIA, AICP (left), and John Belle, FAIA, RIBA, Hon. PhD, (right) take in the festivities.

©Mike Falco Photography

10.04.08: AIANY Emerging NY Architects (ENYA) committee member Sean Rasmussen gives a tour of South Street Seaport during openhousenewyork. The tour featured the site of the 2008 Biennial International Ideas Competition, South Street Seaport | Re-envisioning the Urban Edge.

Carolyn Sponza

NYIT Masters of Architecture in Urban and Regional Design students and BArch students, in a joint venture with Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), are working with a team of national architects on a comprehensive plan to develop Staten Island’s underutilized waterfront. The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce has been conducting a survey of local residents, titled “It’s a Shore Thing,” that will inform the AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT). School of Architecture and Design associate dean Frank Mruk, AIA, and professors Matthias Altwicker, AIA, Fred Bentel, FAIA, John di Domenico, AIA, Janet Fink, AIA, Mishi Hosono, AIA, Yoko Kawai Kurimoto, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Michael Schwarting, and Adam Weintraub, AIA, are overseeing the NYIT students’ participation. Pictured: Students pose at the R/UDAT community presentation on 09.25.08, at which the team presented its report.

Courtesy NYIT

10.31.08 Call for Entries: 2008 Earth Awards
This annual $10,000 prize program supports the development and implementation of an eco-solution that will improve the collective social, cultural, economic, and ecological quality of life. Submissions will be accepted in categories: architecture, product design, alternative energy, fashion, food, and more. Ten finalists will be flown to NYC for an awards gala on 12.08.08, where the first prize will be announced.

11.06.08 Call for Ideas: Red Hook Food Vendors
Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny) seeks innovative concepts for a new market place for the Red Hook Food Vendors in Red Hook Park, Brooklyn. Entrants are asked to generate concepts that address both the city’s concerns for clean and sanitary vending spaces, and reflect the vendors’ and their patrons’ desire to create a public market space. Finalists will be invited to continue developing their concepts in collaboration with AFHny and the Red Hook Food Vendors.

12.05.08 Call for Nominations: 2009 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is accepting nominations for its 2009 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. This annual list highlights examples of the nation’s architectural, cultural, and natural heritage that are at risk from destruction or irreparable damage. NHTP, which has identified 200 sites through 2008, has been successful in galvanizing preservation efforts across the country and rallying resources to save one-of-a-kind landmarks.

12.31.08 Call for Entries: Woodstock Museum Architectural Competition for Deck & Promenade
This two-phase competition provides an opportunity for architects and students to challenge conventional approaches to design, and to investigate and develop new concepts for an open and sustainable architecture for the 21st century. To enter, send an e-mail to hello@WoodstockMuseum.org. Monetary prizes are up to $2,500 for professionals and $500 for students.

02.09.09 Call for Entries: The Great Places Awards
The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), the journal Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, and Metropolis magazine expand a 12-year effort to advance a critical understanding of place, the public realm, and the design and creation of human environments through joint sponsorship of The Great Places Awards — formerly the EDRA/Places Awards. The program will continue to recognize professional and scholarly excellence in design, planning, research, and academic publication, and to raise awareness and appreciation of the design and maintenance of the public realm.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

October 1 — January 19, 2009

+Housing
2008 AIA New York Designs for Living Exhibition

In the coming decades, New York will confront the challenge of housing another million people in a built-up city with limited area for new construction. Aging infrastructure and environmental concerns pose additional impediments to growth. Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC addresses the need for housing, and targets eight other quality-of-life issues including open space, air and water quality, and contaminated sites. Public and private developers have also begun responding to, and even anticipating, these concerns with mixed-use, hybrid designs. +Housing focuses on eight current examples which illustrate this phenomenon: public uses combined with, and often financed by housing. The essential urban institutions – parks, schools, places of worship, museums, and hospitals – are being combined with residential developments, fusing diverse typologies and increasing density. This observation creates the rubric, [fill in the blank] + Housing. The phenomenon is observable at multiple scales, from infill Hybrid Buildings with condos sitting on top of a public space, to Transformed Blocks rebuilt and rearranged into places for living, performing and gathering, to New Neighborhoods that attempt to remediate and improve old sites, shaping parks, creating spaces for culture and childcare, adding new density.

+Housing helps keep the city affordable, accessible, sustainable, and architecturally ambitious. Projects that include cultural institutions, new schools, improved infrastructure, and green roofs are often built faster and more efficiently. That said, all pluses have their minuses, and this exhibition looks beyond the benefits of the +Housing formula, examining its potential impact on the look, economy and public life of New York City.

Exhibition Curator: Alexandra Lange

Exhibition Designer:Pro-Am Inc.

Champion: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Supporters: HumanScale Corporation; James McCullar & Associates; Gensler

Friend:
Benjamin Moore & Company
Costas Kondylis & Partners
Forest City Ratner Companies
Frank Williams & Associates
Hugo S. Subotovsky Architects
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
Magnusson Architecture & Planning
Mancini Duffy
Rawlings Architects
Ricci Greene Associates
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Syska & Hennessy
Trespa North America
Universal Contracting

Contributor:
Anchin, Block & Anchin
Calvin Tsao
Consolidated Brick & Building Supplies
Cosentini Associates
Cross Construction Company
DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects
Domenech Hicks Krockmalnic Architects
FXFOWLE ARCHITECTS
Helpern Architects
IBEC BUILDING CORPORATION
Levien & Company
Michael Zenreich, AIA Architect
Monadnock/Capsys
Myron Henry Goldfinger, FAIA
New York Building Congress
Perkins Eastman
Plaza Construction
Porter & Yee Associates
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Roberta Washington, Architect
Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee
Shen Milsom & Wilke
Skanska USA Building
Strategic Development & Construction
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Theo. David, Architects
Thornton Tomasetti
Weidlinger Associates

Related Events

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 6:00 — 8:00pm

Panel Discussion


September 5 — January 3, 2009

New Practices New York 2008

New Practices New York 2008 is the second juried portfolio competition and exhibition in a new biennial tradition sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter. It serves as a platform for recognizing and promoting new, innovative and emerging architecture firms within New York City that have undertaken unique and commendable strategies – both in projects and practice.

From the 52 portfolios submitted, the New Practices Committee – consisting of Amale Andraos (Work AC), Jennifer Carpenter (TRUCK), Peter Eisenman (Eisenman Architects), William Menking (Architect’s Newspaper) and Charles Renfro (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) – was expected to choose the six most promising firms. The competition winners, all of whom will be participating in our exhibition are:

Baumann Architecture

Common Room

David Wallance Architect

Matter Practice

Openshop | Studio

Urban A&O

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of programs organized by the AIA New York Chapter in collaboration with New Practices Committee

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

Exhibition Design: We Should Do It All

Media Partner: The Architects Newspaper

Underwriter: Häfele

Patron: ABC Imaging

Lead Sponsors: Ibex, MG & Company, Poliform, Thornton Tomasetti

Supporters: Fountainhead Construction, FXFOWLE Architects

Beverage Sponsor: SAAGA Vodka

Related Events

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 6:00 — 8:00pm

Winner’s Symposium

Each firm will have a six-week exhibition and will be delivering a Hafele NY Showroom at 25 East 26th Street. For more information, visit Hafele’s New York showroom listing at www.hafele.com/us

Through 11.07.08
Frederick H. Evans: A Logical Perfection

Wells Cathedral: A Sea of Steps, 1903, platinum print, 23.4 x 19.2 cm.

Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs

A survey of Frederick H. Evans’s architecture and landscapes presents more than 24 platinum prints from 1890-1910. Among the highlights are his cathedral interiors. An illustrated catalogue with an essay by photographic historian, Dr. Larry J. Schaaf, is available. An exhibition of the artist’s work has not been on view in NY since 1971.

Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
962 Park Avenue


Through 11.08.08
Architectural Drawing: Thought, Conviction, Resolution

Courtesy Situ Studio

Organized by professors Colin M. Cathcart, AIA, and Sandra McKee, AIA, drawings from a range of established to younger architecture firms are on view. Each firm exhibits drawings from one project, demonstrating the range of drawing tools and representations required to fully imagine and execute a single work. The exhibition also shows the various roles drawings play in the design and construction process, from thinking to convincing to resolving. Firms include: Dean/Wolf Architects, FRONT, Inc, noroof architects, Polshek Partnership Architects, Situ Studio, Raphael Viñoly Architects, David Wallance Architect, Workshop For Architecture, and Yoshihara/McKee/Architects.

Center Gallery, Fordham University
113 W. 60th St


Through 11.09.08
Max Lamb

“White Bronze Poly Chair,” hand-carved polystyrene chair, lost-foam cast in bronze with white patina. UK, 2007.

Courtesy Johnson Trading Gallery

Johnson Trading Gallery presents the first U.S. exhibition of contemporary furniture by British designer Max Lamb. The exhibition features new commissions Lamb has crafted from New York Bluestone, along with a retrospective of important limestone, pewter, bronze, copper, wool felt, and polystyrene objects. A film series offers an understanding of Lamb’s design philosophy and processes.

Johnson Trading Gallery
490 Greenwich Street


Through 11.26.08
Thirteen New York Architects Design for Ordos

Site plan for Ordos, Inner Mogolia.

Courtesy The Architectural League of New York

One hundred international emerging architects will each design a 10,700-square-foot villa on lots ranging from a quarter- to a half-acre in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. With a master plan by artist Ai Weiwei and architect selection by Herzog & de Meuron, the Ordos 100 challenges conventional ideas about urban design, placemaking, and context. On view are designs by the 13 NY-based firms working in Ordos.

The Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue


Through 02.22.09
Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940

Promotional photograph of the Normandie superimposed on NYC streets, photograph by Byron Co., 1934.

Museum of the City of New York; Byron Collection (93.1.1.11962)

The cultural love affair and rivalry between two world capitals, NYC and Paris, are explored. Highlights include: historic reproductions, ca. 1931, of schemes submitted for a Paris architectural competition, the goal of which was to create the Voie Triomphale (Triumphal Way) connecting the Arc de Triomphe with La Defense; and Alfred Auguste Janniot’s (1889-1969) plaster model of part of the bronze relief above the doors of Rockefeller Center’s La Maison Française. The exhibition will also feature drawings, photographs, plans, and other material documenting two international expositions — the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris and the 1939/40 World’s Fair in NYC.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue


10.20.08 through 12.13.08
April Greiman: Does It Make Sense?

Hand Holding a Bowl of Rice (daytime view), wall mural, Wilshire Vermont Station, Los Angeles, 2007.

Courtesy School of Visual Arts

The School of Visual Arts honors April Greiman with the Masters Series Award and a retrospective exhibition. One of the first American designers to embrace digital technologies, Greiman has explored the intersection of art, design, and architecture for more 25 years. Born in NY, she now heads the L.A. design consultancy Made in Space. Interested in the built environment, she frequently collaborates with architects, including Frank Gehry, FAIA, and Michael Rotondi, FAIA.

Visual Arts Museum
209 East 23rd Street