Call for Archtober Buildings of the Day

This Archtober, share your firm’s New York City-based works with architecture enthusiasts! Archtober is accepting nominations for projects to be included in New York City’s month-long festival of architecture and design. Each day in October 2017, we will spotlight a Building of the Day as a noon-time, architect-led tour. In addition to publication in the Archtober print guide and website, the tour will be featured on the Archtober blog. Continue reading “Call for Archtober Buildings of the Day”

Michael Gabellini, FAIA, Delivers AIANY 2017 Gil Oberfield Lecture

Master minimalist Michael Gabellini, FAIA, delivered the 2017 Gil Oberfield Lecture at the Center for Architecture on 5.18.17, sharing anecdotes and philosophical imperatives he’s developed at his firm Gabellini Sheppard, along with a few hints about what’s on the boards. Continue reading “Michael Gabellini, FAIA, Delivers AIANY 2017 Gil Oberfield Lecture”

Policy Pulse: 2017 Architects in Albany Advocacy Day

On 05.17.17, AIA New York State held their annual “Architects in Albany Advocacy Day,” which brings volunteer architects from across the state together at the Capitol for an intense day of meetings with legislators. AIA representatives met with top State Senators, Assembly Members, and their teams to advocate for some of the most pressing issues facing the architecture profession. Continue reading “Policy Pulse: 2017 Architects in Albany Advocacy Day”

Draw, Design, Build! NYU Teams Up with the Center for Architecture for Family Programming

The Center for Architecture’s K-12 Education Department recently collaborated with several NYU departments to host a playground design contest for NYU families called “Draw, Design, Build.” The collaboration involved NYU’s Faculty Housing Division; The LaGuardia Studio, NYU’s digital design workspace and printing facility; and the Kimmel Center for University Life.  This multi-faceted program began with a workshop about playground design at the Center for Architecture on 03.25.17. After being inspired by images of some of New York’s most unique playgrounds, children were asked to brainstorm and imagine what their dream playground would look like and then create a collage of their ideal play area. The artworks created by the children were then taken to the designers at LaGuardia Studio, where top projects were transformed into 3D-printed sculptures. The program culminated in an awards ceremony on 05.22.17, recognizing the children for their efforts, alongside an exhibition of their collages and the final 3D-printed sculptures of the winning designs at the Kimmel Center. The awards included categories such as “Best Theme,” which was awarded to a playground design with a sea life theme, realized in seashell-shaped swings, a dolphin fountain, and a slide with shark fins running down its length; and “Most Shovel-Ready” to a project that included instructions complete with materials and measurements.  Continue reading “Draw, Design, Build! NYU Teams Up with the Center for Architecture for Family Programming”

Featured Member: Renny Logan Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

As Associate Partner at Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Renny Logan’s stewardship of distinguished modern buildings is unique for its advancement of a rigorous architectural language that emphasizes transformation of setting, order and composition of program solutions, manipulation of natural light, meticulous material assembly, and integral environmental performance.  Continue reading “Featured Member: Renny Logan Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”

In the News

– The Shed In Front of Itself: DS+R/Rockwell Group’s The Shed to open Spring 2019
Medical Miracles Made in Manhattan: New York Stem Cell Foundation relocates to Ennead-designed facility
Energy-Efficient Retrofit for Challenging Building Stock: Snøhetta and Skanska retrofit Harvard Center for Green Buildings
A New Waterfront Community Rises: Updates on the Domino Sugar site
– Design for Public Good: Parsons School of Design builds pavilion in East Harlem community garden Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

The 2017 NYCxDESIGN Awards winners include Restaurant 1683 by Gaggenau (Architectural Pop Up); “New York at its Core” by Studio Joseph, Pentagram, and Local Projects (Exhibition/Installation); Riverdale Country School Upper Learning Building by Architecture Research Office (Education); Public Safety Answering Center II by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Government/Institutional); the Best Friends Animal Society Adoption Center by RA-DA (Greater Good); Equinox Gym by INC Architecture & Design (Health & Wellness); USTA Grandstand Stadium by ROSSETTI (Outdoor/Urban Landscape); Arlo Soho by AvroKO (Boutique Hotel); Four Seasons Hotel Downtown by Yabu Pushelberg (Chain Hotel); Nobu Downtown by Rockwell Group; Leuca and Westlight by Studio Munge (Restaurant and Bar); Gensler New York Office by Gensler (Creative Office); Publicis North America Headquarters by Clive Wilkinson Architects (Corporate Office); Etsy Headquarters by Gensler (Tech Office); 195 Broadway Lobby, Retail Spaces, and Galleria by Gabellini Sheppard Associates; 135 West 52nd Street by CetraRuddy Architecture (Commercial Lobby); 432 Lounge by Bentel and Bentel Architects (Residential Lobby/Amenity Space); Boston Road Supportive Housing by Alexander Gorlin Architects (Low-Income Multi-Unit Residential); 35XV by FXFOWLE (Multi-Unit Residential Building); Greenwich Village Loft by Robert Kahn Architect (Apartment); Paul Rudolph West Village Restoration by Steven Harris Architects and Fox Nahem (Townhouse); West Village Conversion by Gluckman Tang Architects and Nina Seirafi Interior Design; Bleecker Street Loft by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects (Kitchen and Bath); Barneys New York Downtown Flagship by Steven Harris Architects (High Fashion Retail); Adidas by Gensler and Checkland Kinlesydes (Mixed Retail); Cadillac House by Gensler (Showroom); Statue of Liberty Museum by FXFOWLE (On the Boards); New York Public Library – 53rd Street Branch by TEN Arquitectos (NYCxDESIGN X-Factor). Continue reading “Names in the News”

Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology has the potential to create seismic shifts in not only how we transport people and goods, but the basic underpinnings of our society, culture, and economic structure. The combination of autonomous vehicles and connected technologies promises to make streets safer, reduce energy consumption, decrease congestion, and create dramatic changes in where people live, work, and play. Continue reading “Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?”