Architects Build Hope at Women’s March

Among the more than half a million protesters at the Women’s March on Washington were representatives from at least 10 different architectural and urbanist groups. These marchers, many in pink hard hats, came together from New York, Washington, Detroit, California, and other locations across the country. The group, made up of architects, designers, urbanists, community organizers, housing advocates and everyone else working to make the built environment more equitable for all citizens, marched in support of a statement from the Women’s March itself: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” Continue reading “Architects Build Hope at Women’s March”

Policy Pulse: Design As Protest in NYC

On 01.20.16, the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted the Design as Protest NYC Cypher at the Center for Architecture. As part of a nationwide action on Inauguration Day, the charrette-style event connected activists, community organizers, architects, planners, designers, and artists advocating for social justice in the built environment. Similar workshops were hosted in cities around the country, including Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, Seattle, Kansas City, Cleveland, and Oakland. Continue reading “Policy Pulse: Design As Protest in NYC”

Nominate AIA Architects for Fellowship!

Do you know an AIA architect who has made significant and measurable achievements in design, preservation, education, literature, or service?

Election to fellowship recognizes those achievements and also honors before the public and the profession the architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Please make a recommendation about who the AIA New York should nominate to fellowship from our chapter for the 2016/2017 cycle. Continue reading “Nominate AIA Architects for Fellowship!”

NYCHA Debuts Design Guidelines for Improving Public Housing

On 01.12.17, representatives from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) debuted the authority’s new Design Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of NYCHA Residential Buildings to a packed room of architects, policy makers, urban designers, and concerned NYC residents. As part of  NYCHA’s 10-year strategic plan entitled NextGeneration NYCHA, which aims to dramatically improve residents’ quality of life through updated health, environmental, and social policies, the publication details new guidelines and procedures to improve the interiors and exteriors of the 2,550 buildings within NYCHA’s domain. Continue reading “NYCHA Debuts Design Guidelines for Improving Public Housing”

In the News

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In this issue:

Two Performance Venues in One Space: Toshiko Mori Architect-Designed A.R.T./New York Opens
Clouds & Time: Steven Holl Architects Designs a Culture and Health Center in Shanghai
Cornering the Townhouse Market
A Hybrid Building Grows in QueensLeong Leong and JCJ Architects Design a Center for Community and Entrepreneurship
Never Mind the Bollocks: Perkins Eastman and M. Ludvik & Co. are Designing The Container Globe Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

The 2017 AIA Institute Honor Awards recognize nARCHITECTS for Carmel Place; Iu + Bibliowicz Architects for Carnegia Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project; SANAA and Handel Architects for Grace Farms; Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and Holabird & Root for Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts; Marvel Architects for St. Ann’s Warehouse; ZGF Architects for Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Toshiko Mori Architect for THREAD: Artists’ Residency and Cultural Center; Gabellini Sheppard Associates and Montroy Andersen DeMarco for 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s 65th Floor, Rainbow Room, and SixtyFive; Studio Gang for Writers Theatre; and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan. Continue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

01.27.17: Call for Applications: 2017 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship

01.30.17: Call for Ideas: Urban Design Forum’s The Crisis of Maintenance

01.30.17: Call for Papers: 2017 New York Passive House Conference & Expo (NYPH17), 06.16.17

01.31.17: Call for Entries: 2017 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

02.01.17: Call for Applications: Center for Architecture Arnold W. Brunner Grant

02.01.17: Call for Entries: Metals in Construction Magazine’s 2017 Design Challenge

02.01.17: Call for Presentations: The Center for Health Design’s 2017 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, 11.11-14.17, Orlando, FL

02.03.17: Call for Entries: AIANY 2017 Design Awards Continue reading “New Deadlines”

Survey: Help Us Design Our New Website

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture are undergoing a major website redesign! We want to hear from the AIANY and CFA communities to get your feedback and input on how the new website can better serve its audience, improve its content offerings, and create a more engaging online experience for the greater architecture and design community. Your comments will help shape and enhance our new website and enable us to better serve AIANY members, architects, students, and the public. Please take a moment to answer a handful of questions in this short survey:

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