Featured Member: Kevin Hom Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Kevin Hom, FAIA, LEED AP, President, Kevin Hom Architects, has reinvented the architecture program at CUNY’s School of Technology and Design, where he serves as Dean, developing a dynamic, sustainability-focused and technology-based model for preparing disadvantaged students to enter and bring diversity to the profession. Appointed Dean of the School in 2011, Hom has, in just five years, effected sweeping changes that have turned the School into an incubator and catalyst for new approaches to architectural education and for increased diversity in the profession. Continue reading “Featured Member: Kevin Hom Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”

Featured Member: Robert Eisenstat Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

As chief architect of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the leadership and advocacy of Robert Eisenstat, FAIA, LEED AP, have raised the standards of design excellence for transportation and infrastructure projects and increased the stature of architects in the public realm. PANYNJ is acknowledged globally for its prominence in shaping the region’s built environment and for its direct impact on the lives of the millions who live in, commute through, and visit the New York Region. Continue reading “Featured Member: Robert Eisenstat Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”

Michael Maltzan, FAIA, Says Public Housing Must Anticipate the Future

On 03.29.17, the conversation surrounding the future of public housing returned to the Center for Architecture. Housing by Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, Design Principal, Michael Maltzan Architecture, has won numerous awards within the past year including the American Architecture Award, the AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal Honoree, and two Residential Architecture Design awards. Architect and AIANY Housing Committee co-chair Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED, AP BD+C, introduced Maltzan’s work, calling it “always inspiring, innovative and thoughtful.” He noted too how architecture can be “a bulwark” against a government that is increasingly unconcerned for people relying on public assistance. Continue reading “Michael Maltzan, FAIA, Says Public Housing Must Anticipate the Future”

Jeanne Gang and Michael Kimmelman Discuss Truth and Public Work in Architecture

On 03.24.17, two of the biggest names in architecture stopped by the Center for Architecture for a lively evening of illumination and calls to action. Once the crowd of 180 fans filed into Tafel hall and the mezzanine balcony, AIANY and Center for Architecture executive director Benjamin Prosky warmed up the crowd for the two giants who, as he noted, needed no introduction: Jeanne Gang, principal of Chicago-based Studio Gang, and Michael Kimmelman, New York Times architecture critic. Continue reading “Jeanne Gang and Michael Kimmelman Discuss Truth and Public Work in Architecture”

Policy Pulse: AIA Releases Disaster Assistance Handbook

As the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches this fall, AIA has released a significantly enhanced version of its Disaster Assistance Handbook that will serve as a go-to resource for architects, built environment professionals, municipal government officials, and emergency managers involved in disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. The revised handbook also serves as a step-by-step guide for maximizing architects’ unique skills in addressing each phase of the disaster cycle. Continue reading “Policy Pulse: AIA Releases Disaster Assistance Handbook”

Featured Member: Gary Haney Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

As a global designer, educator, and mentor, Gary Haney, FAIA, RIBA, Design Partner, SOM, has pioneered engineering innovations, tall building efficiency, materials research, and customized sustainable solutions for some 60 projects throughout the world. Many of these projects have won awards and received high acclaim from professionals, peers, and city residents alike. Haney’s Al Hamra Firdous Tower won AIA and international design awards, and it was also named one of “The 50 Best Inventions of the Year” by Time magazine in 2011. This year, AIA New York honored his Public Safety Answering Center II in the Bronx with an Architecture Merit Award. Continue reading “Featured Member: Gary Haney Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”

In the News

In this issue:
New Landmark Gets a Make Over: Gensler to Renovate 601 Lexington
– Coliseum Reimagined
: SHoP and Gensler’s Nassau Coliseum Renovation
Private Pavilion: Gluckman Tang Architects Design Exhibition Pavilion for Walter de Maria Work
A Suburban Office Building Gets More than a Facelift: Perkins + Will Design Cancer Treatment Center
A Functional Folly: Eva Jensen Design and Laufs Engineering Design Win Folly/Function Competition Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

ASLA-NY’s 2017 Design Awards honored the Battery Perimeter, Bikeway, Oval, and Woodland by Quennell Rotschild & Partners and Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners; Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills by West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Abstract Morphology by Hollander Design Landscape Architects; Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Plaza by James Corner Field Operations and Navy Pier; Hudson Highland Cottage by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, and Sharon Davis Design; Olana Strategic Landscape Design Plan by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Suzanne Turner Associates, and The LA Group; the Naval Cemetery by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, and Marvel Architects; Southwest Brooklyn by AECOM; St. Patrick’s Island by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Civitas; Resiliency Rocks Garden by Local Office Landscape and Urban Design; Croton Water Filtration Plant by Ken Smith Landscape Architect and Grimshaw Architects; Compass Residences by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners; Gardens Rising Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study by WE Design; Times Square Reconstruction by Snøhetta; and The Spiral by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. See the winning projects on view at the Center for Architecture’s “ASLA-NY 2017 Design Awards” exhibition. Continue reading “Names in the News”