Existing Conditions Surveys, Inc. is seeking a new 3D Laser Scanning Technician who will be responsible for onsite scanning and 2D CAD/3D BIM modeling work. The technician will be highly organized and self-motivated. Strong communication skills are essential.

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Director of Business Development

Nationally prominent 100-person firm headquartered in New York City is seeking a Director of Business Development.  The candidate must have significant experience in the A/E design industry.  He/She will work with the firm’s partners to develop business development strategies in existing and new sectors.  With the primary emphasis on seeking new opportunities for the firm, the candidate must be able to interface with prospective clients on behalf of the firm’s partnership.  Knowledge of and connections in the design industry is essential.

The position also involves the leadership of the firm’s marketing and graphics team.  The candidate must be able to manage, collaborate and communicate within a deadline driven environment.   Developing the firm’s marketing plan and overseeing the firm’s marketing efforts will require the candidate to have strong writing and editing abilities.

In addition, the candidate will coordinate the firm’s PR and communications efforts.  Knowledge of public relations opportunities within the design industry is important.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume including professional experience, educational background and computer skills along with salary expectations to  Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


AIANY and the Center for Architecture are looking for a new Executive Director. The Executive Director will be a thought leader in the field and will provide a bold new vision, energy and leadership necessary to ensure that the AIANY/CFA continues to have a dynamic public voice in design, civic life, and the role of design in society and culture.

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Center @ the Seaport

We’re excited to announce that the Center for Architecture will be part of the Seaport Culture District starting later this month! The Seaport Culture District is an initiative spearheaded by the Howard Hughes Corporation under the direction of architect and urbanist James Sanders, AIA, to bring together cultural partners in the storied streets of Lower Manhattan. Beginning in August and running through the end of December, the Culture District will offer extensive installations, exhibitions, and programming organized by the Center for Architecture, AIGA/NY, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, HarperCollins Publishers, Eyebeam, Arup, and Art Start. Continue reading “Center @ the Seaport”

This Expanded Language

“Storytelling: On Media, Representation, and Narrative,“ the fourth installment of the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee’s Viral Voices series, brought together some new and familiar faces to discuss narrative and storytelling. DesignCONTENT founder Andrea Kahn, the evening’s moderator, prefaced the panelists’ pithy presentations: “A compelling story is extremely important in conveying architecture…and representation is much more than visual; it’s how we come to understand things.” The panelists ran the gamut from purely visual to the written word. All confirmed that architects should tell the story of their work but need help in conveying that to the public. Kahn questioned how different media affect perception of the profession, process, and culture of architecture. Continue reading “This Expanded Language”

Meet, Greet and Solve Problems: Meetings with City Council Members

This summer, AIANY leadership is meeting with a number of New York City Council Members who represent a variety of neighborhoods and interests. The summer tour kicked off last week with meetings with Council Member Margaret Chin, chair of the Committee on Aging, and Council Member Jumaane Williams, chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings. In addition to offering the expertise of our members in assisting the Council Members to advance their initiatives, we educate them on our political priorities that are coming to the Council floor in the coming months. Continue reading “Meet, Greet and Solve Problems: Meetings with City Council Members”

Oculus Book Review: Timber in the City edited by Andrew Bernheimer, AIA, NCARB

On 06.18.15, Andrew Bernheimer, AIA, NCARB, partner at Bernheimer Architecture, and Alan Organschi, partner at Gray Organschi Architecture, spoke about their book, Timber in the City: Design and Construction in Mass Timber, at the Center for Architecture’s monthly Oculus Book Talk. The book is a compilation of essays, innovative mass timber projects by committed practitioners, and student winners of the Timber in the City Competition sponsored by Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, and Parsons The New School for Design. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: Timber in the City edited by Andrew Bernheimer, AIA, NCARB”

Summer@theCenter 2015

Summer@theCenter, the Center’s summer design program for youth ages 7-18, is in full swing as we enter the second half of our 2015 season. A full slate of 14 separate, week-long programs and one two-week program, developed and taught by the Center for Architecture’s Education Department and affiliated design educators, is keeping a steady stream of young architecture enthusiasts – and their parents – coming to the Center on a daily basis. Lead Design Educator Tim Hayduk, Summer@theCenter Assistant Jenny Leiman, and a host of dedicated architecture student volunteers are helping to ensure the program’s success. With more than 240 students enrolled, we are building a corps of future designers, helping them discover their love of architecture at an early age. Continue reading “Summer@theCenter 2015”

In Memoriam: Ashok Bhavnani, AIA, Ashok Bhavnani Architects (1933-2015)

As a young architect, I had the pleasure of seeing the Bhavnanis on a number of occasions at my parents’ home on the Upper East Side. In this informal setting, I was especially impressed by Ashok Bhavnani’s deep appreciation of art and drawing. He and his wife Mitzi were seasoned travelers, and I recall very engaging tales of their adventures, especially in Italy. For several decades he was John M. Johansen’s partner during some of the firm’s pivotal work, but in his later career he had his own practice with distinct accomplishments in New York, including the jewel-like Merkin Concert Hall tucked into the Lincoln Center neighborhood. Ashok Bhavnani was a thoughtful, talented, and dedicated architect – a credit to our profession who will be greatly missed.

Names in the News

The 14th Annual Palladio Awards, co-produced by Traditional Building and Period Homes, honored Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the addition of the new Honors wing to Ozard Hall, University of Arkansas (Sympathetic Addition); BKSK Architects for the Park House at Washington Square Park (New Design & Construction, less than 30,000 square feet); and David Scott Parker Architects for the adaptive reuse of the Williamsburg Savings Bank (Adaptive Reuse).

Daniel J. Allen, AIA, Principal at CTA ARCHITECTS, has been named Board President of the NYC Historic Districts Council.

Carol Karasek, AIA, has been appointed to Principal, Science and Technology, at Francis CauffmanErin L. Kesegi, AIA, has been promoted to Project Architect at Hoffmann ArchitectsMelanie Taylor has been appointed National Leader of Buildings, USA Lighting Practice at WSPDarko Hreljanovic, AIA, has joined STV as Director of Design…Chris Tramutola, ASLA, LEED AP, has been named Associate at Peter Gilsolfi Associates, Architects, Landscape Architects.