Archtober’s Cool Kick-Off

On 08.29.16, Archtober 2016 kicked off in the Meatpacking District with a truckload of Coolhaus architecturally-inspired frozen treats. The Archtober team parked themselves in front of Samsung 837 and distributed ice cream sandwiches and Samsung gifts to followers of New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival. The interactive digital experience center, designed by Morris Adjmi Architects with interiors by Gensler, will open its doors to an architect-led tour of design enthusiasts on 10.01.16 as the first 2016 Building of the Day. Continue reading “Archtober’s Cool Kick-Off”

People’s Choice: Vote for the AIA I Look Up Film Challenge

This summer, AIA National invited filmmakers and architects to create short films portraying architecture as a solution. With more than double the number of films submitted in 2015, AIA has invited the public to select their favorite. Though a jury of architects and filmmakers is reviewing submissions for select prizes, the People’s Choice Award will showcase the film that most resonates with the public.

Click here to access the films. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open now through 10.03.16.

In addition, please join us on 09.29.16 at the Architecture and Design Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea for the premier of the I Look Up Film Challenge short films, followed by a screening of Facing Up to Mackintosh, directed by Louise Lockwood. A congratulatory reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will follow the screening.

New Energy Report Highlights Architects’ Role

On 08.24.16, the Mayor’s Office, along with Urban Green Council and NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, released New York City’s Energy and Water Use 2013 Report, citing an 8% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from 3,000 of the city’s largest buildings between 2010 and 2013. In those same buildings, energy use decreased by 6%. The encouraging report shows where the city is excelling at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, while also highlighting areas for improvement, including updating heating and lighting systems as well as securing areas around A/C units and windows to stem energy loss. Continue reading “New Energy Report Highlights Architects’ Role”

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson

On 07.11.16, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed David Allen Hanks, curator at the Stewart Program for Modern Design, and Juliet Kinchin, curator at the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA. Hanks, Kinchin, and Baltierra discussed Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson, published by Monacelli Press, and reviewed by Annie Coggan in the 06.23.16 issue of our newsletter. Listen to the interview here.

In Memoriam: John Belle, FAIA (1932-2016)

This month, the New York architectural community lost an inspirational architect who elevated New York City’s pride and place through the reclamation its architectural heritage. John Belle, FAIA, was founding principal of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners. He directed the planning, reuse, and restoration of landmarks including the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Grand Central Terminal, and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden, as well as other significant buildings in the US and abroad. Continue reading “In Memoriam: John Belle, FAIA (1932-2016)”

Names in the News

The 2016 American Architecture Awards, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, awarded projects including the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Illinois, and the Health Neuroscience Center of Excellence by CannonDesign; St. Ann’s Warehouse by Marvel Architects; Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square by James Corner Field Operations; National Sawdust by BUREAU V; the Cornell University Stocking Hall Rehabilitation and Addition by Mitchell | Giurgola Architects; Zeraga Avenue EMS Station by Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects; Westmoreland Museum of American Art by Ennead Architects; Public Media Commons by DLANDSTUDIO Architecture + Landscape; University of Houston University Center Transformation by EYP; 7 Bryant Park by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Stanford Central Energy Facility, the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and UCSD Biomedical Research Facility Unit 2 by ZGF Architects; NASA Orbit Pavilion and Head in the Clouds Pavilion by StudioKCA; and Los Angeles River Urban Agriculture Plan by Perkins+Will…The winners of Co.Design’s 2016 Innovation by Design Awards include New York-based nARCHITECTS for Carmel Place and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects for Hunts Point Landing. Continue reading “Names in the News”