Imagining Olana’s Summer House

AIANY has collaborated with The Olana Partnership and the American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter to present “Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House.” The exhibition of original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects is co-curated by AIANY Vice President for Professional Development Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, partner and founding principal of Spacesmith, and Mark Prezorski, Olana’s landscape curator. Continue reading “Imagining Olana’s Summer House”

Come, Collaborate: AIANYS 2016 Design Conference

AIA New York State’s 2016 Design Conference registration is open! This year’s conference, taking place 09.29-10.01.16 in Saratoga, NY, promises informative and engaging seminars by some of the top architects and design professionals worldwide. A full schedule of programming, including seminars, tours, and parties, is available online. Continue reading “Come, Collaborate: AIANYS 2016 Design Conference”

DOB NOW Continues Expansion

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) continues the rollout of DOB NOW, its new online portal for registered users to submit jobs. On 08.04.16, the first phase of DOB NOW, entitled DOB NOW: Build, launched, allowing online filing of applications for plumbing and sprinkler jobs. Additional components, including façade compliance filings, license issuance and renewals, and eventually applications for entire new buildings, will be transferred to DOB NOW throughout this year and next. By 2018, the system will be completed and will serve as the entry point for all DOB transactions. Continue reading “DOB NOW Continues Expansion”

When Does the Education of an Architect Begin?

Most professionals can look back to find the moment when a particular person, place, or thing sparked their interest in pursuing their career of choice. Many an architect played with LEGO blocks, drew pictures, and made forts out of blankets and cushions. These callings often went unrequited until one apprenticed, interned, or attended college. Today, summer programs like the two-week intensive Architectural Design Studio at the Center for Architecture give prospective students of architecture a chance to test the design studio waters. Continue reading “When Does the Education of an Architect Begin?”

2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipients

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year, the Scholarship Committee granted the award to sofA, the undergraduate and graduate journal of Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.  Continue reading “2016 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipients”

Architects Teed Off at Winged Foot

Thanks to all who joined us on 08.01.16 at Winged Foot Golf Club to support the Center for Architecture’s Fifth Annual Golf Classic!

The day was a tremendous success, bringing out more than 150 golfers from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate industries for a beautiful day at a spectacular club. Together, we raised over $235,000 to support the Center for Architecture and its mission to educate the public about the importance of architecture and design. We thank you for being part of it! Congratulations to all the winners! Continue reading “Architects Teed Off at Winged Foot”

Names in the News

The winners of the AIA 2016 Healthcare Design Awards include Planned Parenthood Queens: Diane L. Max Health Center by Stephen Yablon Architecture; Memorial Sloan Kettering Regional Ambulatory Cancer Center by EwingCole; the Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and the Seattle Children’s Hospital, South Clinic by ZGFArchitects; and Univeristy Medical Center New Orleans by NBBJ and Blitch Knevel. 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:

Winter: The Practice Issue / Beyond Practice
Focus or diversify; specialized partnerships; diversity; global practice: international work growing or shrinking; value (or not) of competitions; etc.
Deadline for story ideas: 08.19.16 Continue reading “New Deadlines”