New Penn-Farley Complex Revealed

On 12.05.16, AIANY hosted the design and development leaders of the recently announced Moynihan Train Hall, revealing many of the unknown design elements as part of the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex. Architects from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Michael Evans, president of the Moynihan Station Development Corporation (MSDC), were on hand at the Center for Architecture, presenting to a packed house eager to hear more about the much-anticipated project.  Continue reading “New Penn-Farley Complex Revealed”

Women in Landscape Architecture

On 11.29.16, AIANY’s Global Dialogues and Women in Architecture Committees hosted the fourth annual “Leaning Out” lecture, a series focusing on women in the industry, with a discussion of women in landscape architecture. Dan Gallagher, AIA, and Hana Kassem, AIA, LEED AP, moderated the discussion, and AIANY 2016 President Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, provided introductory remarks. Continue reading “Women in Landscape Architecture”

I Love This Place! Social Research-Driven Design

On 12.05.16, the AIANY Social Science and Research Committee held its seventh public program, the last of this year, at the Center for Architecture: “I Love this Place! Exceptional Design Driven by Social Research.” Co-chair Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA, explained that she and Evie Klein, Assoc. AIA, positioned the committee under the “Design Excellence” umbrella at AIANY because a social science perspective is critical for great architecture. Continue reading “I Love This Place! Social Research-Driven Design”

Book Review: The Well-Tempered City

On 11.09.16, Jonathan F.P. Rose presented his new book, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, at the Center for Architecture. This is an epic tale; a kind of broad-reaching text akin to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States for cities. Continue reading “Book Review: The Well-Tempered City”

Names in the News

The Grand Louvre – Phase I by I.M. Pei, FAIA, and his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, has been selected for the 2017 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award, conferred on a building project that has stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years.

AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture named Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the winner of the 2017 AIA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architecture Education, the highest honor given to educators in architecture. Continue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

12.18.16: Call for Entries: Bruner Foundation’s Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

12.19.16: Request for Proposals: Boston Society of Architects, The City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab, and the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association’s Housing Innovation Competition

01.03.17: Call for Teaching Proposals: Architecture 2030 Curriculum Project Continue reading “New Deadlines”