Report from Architects Assembled: AIA New York Community Forum

On 01.05.17, AIANY hosted its first-ever “Architects Assembled: AIA New York Community Forum.” The town hall-style event invited members and architects to the Center for Architecture to share their views on the AIA and their hopes for our chapter. I was pleased to co-host the event with 2017 AIA New York President, David Piscuskas, FAIA and was honored to share the evening with the close to 100 members of our extended community who contributed their responses and thoughtful suggestions. Continue reading “Report from Architects Assembled: AIA New York Community Forum”

2017 Policy Look-Ahead

As AIANY begins the New Year, we look ahead to some of the major policy areas and notable events our chapter will be focusing on in 2017. As the representative of more than 5,500 practicing architects, allied professionals, and students, our primary focus remains supporting the future of the profession and allowing communities to benefit from the value of architecture. Through our mission of public outreach and the elevation of the profession of architecture, AIANY continues to be a vocal presence in public debates on policy issues and major projects in New York. Continue reading “2017 Policy Look-Ahead”

AIA Board Adopts Equity Recommendations

In late December 2016, the AIA National Board of Directors adopted the recommendations of the Equity in Architecture Commission, who identified root causes to the lack of diversity in the profession and offered suggestions on how to address these issues, as well as a timeline for implementation. The commission, which included architects, educators, and diversity experts, was launched in November 2015 with the goal of forging action plans for achieving equitable practices through measurable goals. Continue reading “AIA Board Adopts Equity Recommendations”

Oculus Book Review: Never Built New York by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell

Never Built New York is a straight-forward embrace of the architectural imagination that has flourished around New York City since the Industrial Revolution. Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell have put together an exhilarating romp through the New York City-that-could-have-been with 400 pages of speculative buildings, monuments, and infrastructure. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: Never Built New York by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell”

In the News

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In this issue:
All You Need is Love: OCR wins Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition
Crossroads of the World Redesigned for Pedestrians: Snøhetta’s Times Square Reconstruction
Butterflies and Insects, Oh My!: Studio Gang unveils new details of the AMNH Richard Gilder Center
It’s Hip to Be Journal Squared: First tower of HWKN and Handel Architects’ mixed use project nears completion
Getting Stoned: Aranda/Lasch one of five winners of Exhibit Columbus
Travel Sketches by Architects on Display at RAMSA
Bronx Commons Lives for Music: Ground breaks on mixed use development Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

Steven Holl, FAIA, Steven Holl Architects, will be honored at the 2017 BOMB Magazine Gala… The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation will honor Gregory A. Kelly, PE, President and CEO, US and Latin America, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (Foundation Award); Raymond P. Daddazio, President, Thornton Tomasetti (Keystone Award); Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design and Former Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Design (Pillar Award); Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studios, Yale University (Oculus Award); Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record (Scroll Award); and Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, and President, AIA San Francisco (Tribune Award). Continue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

01.15.17: Call for Entries: Aedes Berlin’s Zumbotel Group Award 2017 – Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Build Environment

01.17.17: Call for Entries: New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESCNYC) 2017 Lumen Awards

01.17.17: Call for Session Proposals: Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Annual International Conference, St. Paul, MN, 04.18-22.17

01.20.17: Call for Entries: AIA San Fernando Valley AXP Design Competition

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