Classifieds

PROJECT ARCHITECT: Loci Architecture is seeking highly organized and self-motivated NYC-based architects with 7+ years experience who can join our team that is currently managing over $100 million in construction. Our work includes multi-family housing, residences, charter schools, university projects, and building restorations. You will join a collaborative team dedicated to executing projects with rigorous attention to design and detail. Strong communication skills are essential. Please send your resume, portfolio and a cover letter in PDF format to: resumes@lociarchitecture.com

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Cornell Tech seeks an experienced field supervisor to join the capital projects team to realize the unique design of the future Roosevelt Island campus and specifically, to oversee the landscape construction with minimized impact on the community. An EEO/AA employer.

Link: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10177/jobsearch.ftl

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Let Oculus lead you to success in 2015

Include Oculus in your budget for 2015 and build your brand! By advertising in Oculus you are grabbing the attention of our members who spend more than $260 million on products and services annually. Contact Chris Zabel at czabel@naylor.com or (352) 333 -3420.

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PROJECT ARCHITECT: Loci Architecture is seeking highly organized and self-motivated NYC-based architects with 7+ years experience who can join our team that is currently managing over $100 million in construction. Our work includes multi-family housing, residences, charter schools, university projects, and building restorations. You will join a collaborative team dedicated to executing projects with rigorous attention to design and detail. Strong communication skills are essential. Please send your resume, portfolio and a cover letter in PDF format to: resumes@lociarchitecture.com

A Warm Welcome for David Burney, FAIA

The AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture enthusiastically welcome David Burney, FAIA, as interim executive director. An architect, urbanist, educator, and former commissioner of the NYC Department of Design + Construction (DDC), Burney will serve in the position until the organizations hire a permanent executive director.

Burney’s vast experience and his legacy of improving the quality of public projects in New York City will be an invaluable asset to AIANY as we continue to work with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration on issues including the creation of affordable housing and the reduction of carbon emissions. Burney is currently associate professor of Planning and Placemaking at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, and serves as board chair for the Center for Active Design. Formerly, as DDC commissioner, he oversaw a staff of almost 1,200 charged with managing capital projects for city agencies and cultural institutions across the five boroughs. While at DDC, he launched the Design and Construction Excellence Initiative, raising architecture standards for the city’s public projects. Prior to this, Burney was director of design at the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), and practiced architecture with the firm Davis Brody Bond. As a member of the AIANY Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014, he shared our commitment to fostering design excellence to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Welcome aboard, David!

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Among Dan Kiley’s designs are some of the most celebrated landscapes of the 20th century, yet many have fallen into neglect. Following his 100th birthday, The Cultural Landscape Foundation commissioned –24 artists to photograph –27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 designs to fortify his legacy, assembling “The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley” exhibition.  Opening in the Fall of 2013, the exhibition has traveled to five states across the country and is now on view at the Center for Architecture, in time for April, Landscape Architecture Month. The exhibition presents an introduction to Kiley’s oeuvre, showcasing his imaginative approaches to a variety of contexts, a diverse and thoughtful use of plants, and the geometric clarity of his designs. From private homes to public parks, the exhibition demonstrates how Kiley’s Modernist designs create a balance of order, lush nature, and open space, inspiring calm and awe. Continue reading “The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley”

Risky Business

“New Modes of Profit” brought together four practitioners who have diversified their architectural business practices to reap more rewards, or was it risk?

In the third of the series “Dialogues from the Edge of Practice,” AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA, provoked the speakers and audience by comparing Alberti “the delineator” (theory) to Brunelleschi “the maker” (practice). Both expanded the field of architecture, one by showing what could be done and the other by doing it. Their innovations in practice, Rossant claimed, show that “business should be seen as a design problem.” Continue reading “Risky Business”

Active House: EnerPHit

As part of an ongoing series related to Passive House design, the Urban Green Council, with the AIANY Committee on the Environment and New York Passive House, held “EnerPHit: The Passive House Standard for Energy Retrofits” at the Center for Architecture on 04.01.15. EnerPHit is the passive house energy retrofit standard created by Passive House Institute Founder Dr. Wolfgang Feist. Continue reading “Active House: EnerPHit”

Big Dreams: The Master Plan in Architecture

A developer, an architect, an urban planner, and a professor of urban planning were rounded up by architect Diane Lewis on 03.18.15 for a mash-up of diverse takes on what the city ought to look like.

Lewis began with discomfort over the term “master plan” as it connotes Modernist carte blanche planning, which nevertheless constituted many of the master plans in Lewis’s survey of 20th-century plans. Her taxonomy included nine discreet types. Continue reading “Big Dreams: The Master Plan in Architecture”

Home School Students Study Classical Greek and Roman Architecture and its Influence on Neoclassicism

The Center for Architecture has partnered for the past five years with a local group of home-school families to provide them with a location for hands-on, project-based learning while building a small community of learners. Thirty-two students were divided between 3rd- through 5th-grade students and the older 6th- through 8th-grade to focus on Greek and Roman architecture. Both groups explored the origins and history of classical buildings to create age-appropriate final projects. Continue reading “Home School Students Study Classical Greek and Roman Architecture and its Influence on Neoclassicism”