Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

The Center for Architecture and AIANY are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. The purpose of the grant is to further the personal and professional development of an early or mid-career architect through travel.

The Scholarship Committee selected three winners for 2014: Jan Greben, William Smith, and the team of Lauren Connell and Baris Yüksel. Greben will travel to France, England, and Ireland for her research on “Collaboration to Independence in the Work of Eileen Gray.” The intention of her travel is to visit houses designed by Gray and to access the designer’s archives. Smith’s project, “Architecture and Radical Hydrology: Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent,” will explore architecture and climate change, focusing on “low-capital, small-scale interventions.” Connell and Yüksel plan to document patterns in Central Asian architecture and tile work in their project “De-Coding the Roads: Computational Tessellation of Central Asian Architecture.” Continue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant”

Names in the News

Winners of the 2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture include: the Danish Maritime Museum by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, John Jay College of Criminal Justice by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology by WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and the United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City by Thomas Phifer and Partners …Arent Fox by STUDIOS Architecture, The Barbarian Group by Clive Wilkinson Architects and Design Republic Partners Architects, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum by Davis Brody Bond were winners of the 2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture…Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), The BIG U by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, and Target Field Station by Perkins Eastman were winners of the 2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design… Continue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

2015 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2015 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect in practice or by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! You may submit projects/topics from anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas/projects by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA:

Summer 2015: AIANY 2015 Design Awards
Submission deadline: 02.06.15

Fall 2015: “Home” (In conjunction with the Housing Exhibition + Archtober)
Housing progress report/report card: whether market rate or affordable, is it living up to our expectations for design, community integration, environmental responsiveness? For affordable and low-income housing, is innovation helping us hit the number of units New York City needs? Continuing controversy about “inclusionary” housing (80/20 and such). Off-site/modular construction. BSA Housing Awards. (To include input from social scientists, urban anthropologists, psychologists, etc.)
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 05.22.15

Winter 2015: “Makers in a Digital World” or “Architecture & the Digital World”
How we present and build what we do: 21st-century visual representation, mapping, big data. Life-cycle of a building: an idea, draw it, digitize for CNC milling machines, construct, share via Instagram, etc. Cooper-Hewitt tech “pencils”; etc.
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 08.14.15 Continue reading “New Deadlines”

On View

At the Center for Architecture

New Practices New York 2014
Through 01.17.15

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG
Opening 01.22.15

Building Connections 2014
Through 02.28.15

Arch Schools 2014
Through 03.21.15

About Town

Reviewing Renewal” at the Queens Museum
Through 02.08.15

596 Acres” presents all of the urban renewal plans the city has ever adopted in an intervention directly on the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum. The project realizes the online Urban Reviewer map on the 1:1200 scale of the 9,335-square-foot Panorama. The exhibition asks: What can we learn from the continuing story of urban renewal in NYC? Talks, readings, discussions, and film showings will take place every Sunday.


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Professional Women in Construction (PWC) in search for an Executive Director

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