Happy Holidays!

In this last issue of 2015, AIANY and the Center for Architecture would like to wish you all the best in 2016, and thank you for your continued support and readership. Before the year comes to an end, we would also like to remind you to visit our pop-up location at 181 Front Street in the Seaport Culture District before the space closes on 12.31.15.

Please note that the Center for Architecture office will be closed on Thursday, 12.24.15; Friday, 12.25.15; Thursday, 12.31.15, and Friday, 01.01.16.

AIANY 2016 Board Inaugural

At the AIANY 2016 Board Inaugural, Chapter members and supporters celebrated the achievements of 2015 and looked forward to what’s to come. Interim Executive Director David Burney, FAIA, thanked current board members and volunteers, acknowledging their contributions to the oldest and largest chapter of the AIA in the nation. With a slideshow of 2015 events and programs in the background, Burney also outlined some of the Chapter and Center’s biggest achievements of the year in relation to AIANY’s three-pronged mission of advocacy, design excellence, and public outreach. Continue reading “AIANY 2016 Board Inaugural”

At the Seaport

With the support of the Howard Hughes Corporation, the Center for Architecture participated in the Seaport Culture District this fall, setting up a gallery and event space at 181 Front Street. The location was originally conceived as a series of counting houses by Peter Schermerhorn and George Codwise in 1811, buildings which would later become New York City’s first World Trade Center. Over 200 years, these robust load-bearing brick and timber buildings defined adaptive reuse long before the neighborhood was landmarked and became a festival marketplace. The purpose-built buildings became dormitories and hotels for sailors, restaurants serving the Fulton fishmongers, and are now home to the South Street Seaport Museum and several retailers. The Center for Architecture lucked out in being able to add to the their history by providing space for two exhibitions, lectures, events, and educational programs in these flexible spaces built for commerce. Continue reading “At the Seaport”

Preservation through Transformation

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is responsible for protecting architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites. It grants them landmark or historic district status, and regulates them once they’re designated. Since the Landmarks Law was enacted in 1965, LPC has designated almost 1,400 individual landmarks, 115 interior landmarks, 10 scenic landmarks, 109 historic districts, and 10 historic district extensions located throughout all five boroughs of New York City. Continue reading “Preservation through Transformation”

Oculus Book Review: The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform

On 11.09.15, Janette Kim, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, and Erik Carver, Teaching Fellow, Columbia University, presented their new book, The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform (Princeton Architectural Press, November 2015), at the Center for Architecture. The talk was moderated by Matt Shaw, Senior Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform”

Names in the News

A whopping 63 of Architectural Digest’s 2016 AD100 are New York-based firms: Aero Studios, Alan Wanzenberg Architect/Design, Alexander Gorlin Architects, Alex Papachristidis Interiors, Allan Greenberg Architect, Bilhuber and Associates, Brian J. McCarth, Bunny Williams, Carrier and Company Interiors, Cullman & Kravis, Daniel Romualdez Architects, David Kleinberg Design Associates, Deborah Berke Partners, Drake Design Associates, Emily Summers Design Associates, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, Fox-Nahem Associates, G.P. Schafer Architect, Gomez Associates, Ike Kligerman Barkley, Ingrao, Jayne Design Studio, Juan Montoya Design, Leroy Street Studio, MAC II, Mario Buatta, Mark Cunningham, Mark Hampton, Markham Roberts, McAlpine, Miles Redd, Muriel Brandolini, Peter Marino Architect, Peter Pennoyer Architects, Rafael de Cárdenas Architecture at Large, Richard Keith Langham, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Richard Mishaan Design, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Robert Couturier, Robert Stilin, Rockwell Group, Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, S.R. Gambrel, S. Russell Groves, Sawyer | Berson, Selldorf Architects, Shawn Henderson Interior Design, Shelton, Mindel & Associates, Sig Bergamin Architecture & Design, Stephen Shadley Designs, Stephen Sills Associates, Steven Harris Architects, Studio Sofield, Thad Hayes, Thierry Despont, Tino Zervudachi & Associés, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Toshiko Mori Architect, Tsao & McKown Architects, Vicente Wolf Associates, Victoria Hagan Interiors, and William T. Georgis Architect. Continue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

2016 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2016 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: 2016 AIANY Design Awards
Deadline: 01.29.16; click here for submission details

Fall: Tech in the City
Why cutting-edge industry loves older buildings. How technology businesses transform neighborhoods and the city at large. Adaptive Reuse & Interiors.
Deadline for story ideas: 05.16.16

Winter: Preservation & Reinvention / Rethinking Preservation / Preservation & Urbanism / Preservation Today
Projects with a unique take on history and how to reconcile it with contemporary needs. Focus on daylight and natural ventilation as city becomes more dense; historic preservation as zoning tool; quality vs. scale. Is city preserving too much in historic districts?
Deadline for story ideas: 08.19.16 Continue reading “New Deadlines”

On View

At the Center for Architecture

 Un/Fair Use
Through 01.02.15

Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now
Through 01.16.16

Building Connections 2015
Through 01.21.16

Arch Schools 2015
Through 03.19.15

At the Center for Architecture at the Seaport

Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge” at Center for Architecture at the Seaport Cultural District
Through 12.31.15 Continue reading “On View”