Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is creating a high-powered consulting group, Bloomberg Associates, to help reshape cities around the world. Director of City Planning Amanda Burden, Hon. AIANY, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Hon. AIANY, and NYC Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs Kate D. Levin have been recruited to join the consulting team… Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief of Staff at the NYC Department of Transportation, will join the Municipal Art Society as Executive Director.
The AIA 2014 Edward C. Kemper Award was bestowed on Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director…AIA Board of Directors selected Julia Morgan, FAIA, to posthumously receive the 2014 Gold Medal…Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA, received the AIA 2014 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award… Continue reading “Names in the News”
11.21.13: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, (center left) presented a Proclamation honoring the 20th anniversary of Architecture Research Office (ARO), to Principals Adam Yarinsky, FAIA, LEED AP; Kim Yao, AIA; and Stephen Cassell, AIA, LEED AP. Continue reading “Sighted”
With a hearty salute to her staff (by name), a 200-page barrage of triumphal data assembled in one last publication, a lively conversation among current and outgoing City Council members about the momentum of her achievements, and at least some members of the audience implicitly recalling the wistful hook from an old single by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs – “Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer)” – Janette Sadik-Khan sang her final aria to a Center for Architecture crowd as Transportation Commissioner. Continue reading “Hail and Farewell, Commissioner: Sustainable Streets, Six Years and Counting”
What do an Occupy Wall Street veteran, a kindergarten teacher, a high school student, an architect, and a business consultant have in common? If you can’t think of a witty reply, fret not. All of these individuals, and many others, participated in a panel discussion and workshop on waterfront development, one of the many events that attempted to cull information on what matters to New Yorkers during “Talking Transition.” Continue reading “Talking Transition Together”
Where is the most expensive office rent in the world in 2013? Unexpectedly, Luanda, Angola, due to extreme economic growth and lack of Class A office space to serve multinationals. Surprising facts and trends were uncovered in “Archinomics: Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession,” hosted by the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee on 11.21.13. The program revealed several snapshots into potential opportunities for architects and related design professions based on predicted global economic growth through 2020 and beyond. Various perspectives led to understanding why opportunity exists not only in the fastest growing economies, but also in mature global capitals such as Tokyo and New York. Continue reading “Archinomics: Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession”
Carlton Brown is a man of big ideas and grand ideals. Honored last week at the Ratensky Lecture at the Center for Architecture, Brown talked about how his upbringing in the Civil Rights Era South shaped his philosophy of inclusivity and the importance of sharing resources equitably. Using four touch points, Brown harnessed a mantra that has shaped his role as a developer: “Generate more energy than we use, include more people than we exclude, use more waste than we create, and create more wealth than we consume.” Continue reading “Ratensky Lecture: Carlton Brown”
The Solar Decathlon, an annual design competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, challenges academic institutions to design and build cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered homes. The competition’s 2013 iteration featured 19 submissions which sought to blend marketability, affordability, and design excellence with optimal energy efficiency and production (for full competition information and design specifications and visit www.solardecathlon.gov). Continue reading “The 2013 Solar Decathlon: An International Sustainability Challenge”