AIANY 2016 Design Awards Winners’ Announcement

Join us Monday, 02.29.16, for the announcement of 2016 AIANY Design Awards winners. A panel of this year’s esteemed jurors will select projects in the categories of Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, and Projects from the total 366 submissions.

AIA New York’s annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIANY Chapter members, New York City-based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.

A discussion with this year’s jurors, moderated by Sean Anderson, Assistant Curator at the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, will follow.

The 2016 Design Awards Jury:
Elzabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, CEO, Richter Architects
Shane Coen, Founder and Principal, Coen+Partners
Julien De Smedt, Founder, JDS Architects
Mark Johnson, Co-founder, Civitas Inc.
Lorcan O’Herilhy, FAIA, Founder, Lorcan O’Herilhy Architects (LOHA)
Shih-Fu Peng, Co-founder, Henerghan Peng Architects
Michel Rojkind, Founder, Rojkind Arquitectos
Michael Speaks, Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture

Architects, Your Vote Matters

Register to vote! The Presidential primaries are already upon us, and the AIA wants every architect to take part in the political process. AIA member participation in the upcoming elections is critical to advancing policies that help architects design better buildings and communities.

If you have not already registered to vote, the AIA Advocacy Action Center can help you. There, you can also stay informed. The AIA 2016 Presidential Candidate Profiles feature candidates’ stances on the issues that impact architects most to ensure that AIA members make informed decisions.

New York’s primary is 04.19.16. Continue reading “Architects, Your Vote Matters”

Oculus Book Review: Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by Sam Schwartz

At the Oculus Book Talk on 02.08.16, Sam Schwartz, PE, president and CEO of Sam Schwartz Engineering, and Alex Garvin, Hon. AIANY, president and CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategists, Inc., discussed Schwartz’s new book, Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars, at the Center for Architecture. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars by Sam Schwartz”

Names in the News

AIANY has announced the founding of two new committees: the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee, co-chaired by Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA, and Evie Klein, Assoc. AIA; and the AIANY Science and Research Facilities Committee, co-chaired by Hank Abernathy, AIA, Paul Drago, AIA, and James Berge, AIAJenna Ciano, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, has been named the new co-chair of the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee, co-chaired by Miles Paloympis, Assoc. AIA. 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:

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

Heart of Hearts” by Collective-LOK in Father Duffy Square
Through 03.06.16

Arch Schools 2015
Through 03.19.16

Structures of Coastal Resilience: Designing for Climate Change
Through 04.02.16

Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland
Through 04.30.16

New York New Design
Through 05.28.16 Continue reading “On View”


02.23.16: AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee inaugural panel explored what is meant by the word “program” when building and designing social spaces. (l-r): Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA, Founder and CEO, PLASTARC, Co-chair, AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee; Anastasia Brown, Community Manager, NYC Coworking Facilityl; Meg Barnette, Chief of Staff, Planned Parenthood of New York City; Mike Lydon, Principal, Street Plans; and Stephen Yablon, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Stephen Yablon Architect. Continue reading “Sighted”

Prospect: New Practices New York 2016

“It was not a given that the New Practices New York (NPNY) competition would even continue past its first year,” said Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, co-chair of the AIANY New Practices Committee, in announcing the 2016 competition winners on the program’s 10th anniversary on 01.28.16. NPNY provides a platform for new and diverse models for the practice of architecture, an endeavor as important and relevant to AIANY now as it was 2006.

Continue reading “Prospect: New Practices New York 2016”