Tap into Digital Space

Building on his previous presentations in the Transforming Architectural Practice (TAP) series, Campbell Hyers, CEO and co-founder of Control Group, returned to the Center for Architecture to further reveal how digital infrastructure is disappearing, to paraphrase Google CEO Eric Schmitt. Hyers presented a number of projects and, more importantly, processes that show how the Internet is “being absorbed in the world around us.” This vanishing digital infrastructure will help people navigate, shop, and communicate – and also maintain the civic realm. Continue reading “Tap into Digital Space”

AIANY Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Board and Elective Positions

In accordance with AIANY Chapter Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is responsible for filling vacancies on the Chapter’s Board of Directors and selecting new members for five elective committees (Design Awards, Fellows, Finance, Honors, Oculus). All terms of service for these appointees will begin January 2016. The selections of the Nominating Committee will be announced at the Chapter’s 2015 Annual Meeting to be held in June.

We are pleased to announce that Susannah C. Drake, AIA, FASLA, Terrence O’Neal, FAIA, Ann Rolland, AIA, LEED AP, and Barbara Wilks, FAIA, FASLA, were elected by the membership to serve, along with 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, as the 2015 Nominating Committee. They are beginning their work on the 2015 Slate.

Any Chapter member who is interested in serving on the Chapter Board or on one of the elective committees should contact Jesse Lazar at jlazar@aiany.org and 212-358-6108 for further information. Information about materials to submit for consideration is available here.

Names in the News

17 members of the AIA New York Chapter elected 2015 Fellows of the AIA include: Matthew Baird, FAIA, Matthew Baird Architects; Harold Fredenburgh, FAIA, Fredenburgh Wegierska-Mutin Architects; Robert Goodwin, FAIA, Perkins+Will; Beth Greenberg, FAIA, Dattner Architects; Gary Handel, FAIA, Handel Architects; Laurie Kerr, FAIA, Urban Green Council; Carl Krebs, FAIA, Davis Brody Bond; Judith Kunoff, FAIA, MTA New York City Transit; Frank Mruk, FAIA, New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design; Scott Newman, FAIA, Cooper, Robertson & Partners; George Ranalli, FAIA, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York; Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, Raven A+U; David Rockwell, FAIA, Rockwell Group; Joan Saba, FAIA, NBBJ; Gabriel Smith, FAIA, Thomas Phifer and Partners; Stephen Weinryb, FAIA, Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum/HOK; and Elissa Winzelberg, FAIA, Common Ground. 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: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com.

Summer 2015: AIANY 2015 Design Awards
Submission deadline: 02.13.15

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: 05.08.15

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: 08.07.15 Continue reading “New Deadlines”

On View

At the Center for Architecture

Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes
Opening 02.12.15

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG)
Through 02.21.15

Building Connections 2014
Through 02.28.15

Arch Schools 2014
Through 03.21.15

About Town

Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940-1978” at Americas Society
Through 05.16.15

Sheltered from the overall destruction of World War II, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela entered an expansive period of economic growth in the 1940s and 50s, resulting in the modernization of the city and the application of international visual vocabularies. Although the three countries had unique social, political, and economic circumstances, modernization and design were endorsed as vehicles for progress and development. Looking at the tradition of craftsman design and documenting the transition from craftsmanship to industry, “Moderno” brings together around 80 one-of-a-kind and mass-produced household objects, including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, and printed materials. Guest curated by Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, Ana Elena Mallet, and Jorge Rivas Pérez.


Would you like to make a difference in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in New York City? The Department of Buildings is expanding their Sustainability Team. Applications are being accepted for a number of positions, including plan examiners, inspectors, and management positions. See the full job descriptions and the minimum qualifications on the NYC Public Service Careers website at http://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/index.page. Applications are accepted only if submitted through the Public Service Career website. Applications sent directly to DOB by e-mail or mail will not be accepted.

  1. Energy Code Compliance Plan Examiner– DOB is hiring registered and non-licensed architects, professional engineers, and engineers-in-training to join the Energy Code Compliance Team. Plan Examiners focus on examining and reviewing applications to the Department for compliance and violation of the NYC Energy Conservation Code.  Job #179595 is posted for registered architects or professional engineers. Job #179597 is posted for non-licensed professionals with training as architects or engineers. Positions are available across the borough offices.
  2. Energy Code Compliance Inspector– DOB is hiring qualified individuals to join the Energy Code inspection team. Inspectors observe construction for compliance with the NYC Energy Conservation Code. Job #179483 is posted for qualified Multi-Discipline Inspectors. Job #179445 is posted for qualified Inspectors. Assignments will cover all five boroughs.
  3. Energy Code Compliance Coordinator– DOB is hiring a registered architect or professional engineer to coordinate a team of energy code plan examiners. The candidate must have established experience with the NYC Energy Conservation Code and prior management experience. Job #182899 is posted for qualified registered architects. Job #182898 is posted for qualified professional engineers.
  4. Sustainability Enforcement Audit Program Manager– DOB is hiring a registered architect or professional engineer to manage a team of energy code inspectors and assist in development of an evolving enforcement program. The candidate must have established experience with the NYC Energy Conservation Code, field experience in construction, and prior project management experience. Job #179508 is posted for qualified registered architects. Job #179594 is posted for qualified professional engineers.


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  • 4,000 sf (sensible divisions considered)
  • On desirable corner of Berry and North 11th Street,
  • Four blocks from the Bedford stop of the L train,
  • Close to the Wyeth Hotel, McCarran Park.
  • 14 foot exposed ceilings
  • 17 giant full size windows.
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The combination of great location, open loft feel and natural light are perfect for a creative, entrepreneurial tenant.

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Looking for a future path? Love old buildings?
Why not make them new again? 

NYU’s new nine-month M.A. Program based in London will give you an intense immersion in adaptive reuse and sustainable building practices. Excellent job success for graduates.

For more information, visit the website at arthistory.as.nyu.edu/page/ma, or email histsust@nyu.edu.


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