Names in the News

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum was awarded the 2013 Ladislav Sutnar Prize for its contribution to the world of design…Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of SLO Architecture are the winners of the inaugural Dwell Vision Award…

The Concrete Industry Board’s 52nd Annual Roger H. Corbetta Awards for Quality Concrete honored the World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Downtown Design Partnership, Tower 4 World Trade Center by Maki and Associates and Adamson Associates Architects , David Zwirner Gallery by Selldorf Architects, Holiday Inn (99 Washington St.) by Gene Kaufman Architect, 4545 Center Boulevard by Arquitectonica and SLCE Architects, the New York Botanical Garden Garage and Intermodal Facility by Desman Associates, a Long Island residence by Eliot Lee of Steven Harris Architects, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Addition and Alteration by Pei Cobb Freed & PartnersContinue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

11.22.13: Call for Entries: The Architect’s Newspaper First Annual Best of the Year Design Awards

11.22.13: Call for Submissions: Future Magazine SC2013 International Ideas Competition: How do we imagine new urban regeneration in Harbin, China, and Vigo, Spain?

11.22.13: Call for Entries: AIA HUD Secretary’s Award

11.25.13: Call for Entries: designNYC’s Pro Bono Designer Projects that will boost resiliency in New York

12.02.13: Call for Applications: Storefront for Art and Architecture’s OfficeUS seeks five fellows for the 2014 Venice Biennale Continue reading “New Deadlines”

On View: At the Center for Architecture and About Town

At the Center for Architecture

FAR ROC: For a Resilient Rockaway
Through 11.23.13

People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization
Opening 12.03.13

Dorothy Heller Paintings from the 1950s and 1960s
Through 12.14.13

Practical Utopias: Global Urbanism in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo
Through 01.18.14

Building Connections 2013
Through 03.01.14

Arch Schools 2013
Through 03.22.14

Continue reading “On View: At the Center for Architecture and About Town”

Heritage Ball 2013

We spent the entire month of Archtober celebrating architecture and design, but there is one special night of the year when architecture truly takes center stage: AIANY’s Heritage Ball. On 10.24.13, more than 1,200 professionals from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate industries gathered at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty for an unforgettable evening. Continue reading “Heritage Ball 2013”

Oculus Book Review: “Building Seagram” by Phyllis Lambert

“An elegant building, an elegant book, an elegant writer,” is really all anyone needs to say about the newly published Building Seagram by Phyllis Lambert, Hon. FAIA, and her delightful Oculus Book Talk at the Center for Architecture on 10.28.13, featuring Lambert and attentive foil, Barry Bergdoll. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: “Building Seagram” by Phyllis Lambert”

FitNation SweetHome

oh, I know you’ll say
I haven’t been here long…
but the things that you say
make me wanna stay
from “Closet Full of Bones,” by Kate Taylor Hollingsworth of Dead Fingers

The newest Center for Architecture opened in October in Birmingham, AL, last month. A storefront at 109 South Richard Arrington Boulevard, the 1896 building is in the heart of town. The opening ceremonies on 10.21.13 were attended by Birmingham Mayor William Bell and AIA National President Mickey Jacob, FAIA. On the occasion, AIA Birmingham President Robert Thompson, AIA, said “The Center’s vision encompasses a broad range of design issues that can bring a positive impact to the state.” He added, “Mayor Bell and Birmingham architects have a long history of partnership and friendship, especially during times of weather-related disasters such as the tornadoes of 2011.” The Alabama Center for Architecture, according to AIA Birmingham Past-president Ty Cole, AIA, who was instrumental in its creation, is “dedicated to developing the understanding of architecture and its influence on our lives, our communities and world. Continue reading “FitNation SweetHome”

7th Annual Arthur M. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture: Every Day Culture

There were essentially two threads UNStudio Principal Ben van Berkel weaved through his presentation for the Arthur M. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture. The first was a refocusing of the design process, specifically the collaboration between the architect and specialty consultants. The second was a search for the creation of built environments that are rich enough to lend themselves to multiple readings. Continue reading “7th Annual Arthur M. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture: Every Day Culture”

Nimble and Flexible, Small Firms Go Global

Nine New York-based architects got together at the Center for Architecture to talk about the intersection of their small practices with work that takes them around the globe. Often it’s their smaller size that allows them to work more flexibly within unexpected constraints and conditions. From conversations about how small firms can market themselves globally, to discussions about sourcing labor and materials, each experience was a unique take on navigating uncharted territories. Continue reading “Nimble and Flexible, Small Firms Go Global”

Deborah Berke, FAIA: On Running a Successful Practice

Deborah Berke, FAIA, is a preeminent member of the architecture industry as well as an extraordinary academic. On 11.01.13, Berke joined the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee for its November Breakfast Leadership session. After reflecting on different aspects of her career, she shared the lessons she’s learned running a successful architecture practice. She explained that the idea of establishing her own firm occurred to her only after she had taken an academic position at Yale University. But it was not easy. Before Deborah Berke & Partners blossomed into an architecture powerhouse with 50 employees, Berke said it took her 10 to 12 years to get any partners to join her. Continue reading “Deborah Berke, FAIA: On Running a Successful Practice”