Featured Member: Daniel Libeskind Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Daniel Libeskind, FAIA, believes that buildings contribute to the greater cultural context in which they are built. His commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature, and music. Since establishing Studio Libeskind in Berlin in 1989, Libeskind has designed major cultural, commercial, and residential projects around the world. Continue reading “Featured Member: Daniel Libeskind Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”

Policy Pulse: FitCity 2017

FitCity 2017 will take place on 06.06.17 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. Hosted by AIA New York and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the FitCity conference champions the role of Active Design in building strong and sustainable communities. Since 2006, FitCity has served as a platform for exchanging ideas, informing strategies, and advancing a community of practice to promote health through the design of the built environment. Continue reading “Policy Pulse: FitCity 2017”

Social Sciences, Good for Your Bottom Line and Society

When social science research is characterized as the antidote to contemporary life’s afflictions, architects are justifiably wary. The practitioners who shared their insights at a recent AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee argued against compartmentalizing this field of study. Rather, their aim is to make the research more ubiquitous, a more substantive part of how we understand and shape the built environment. When we improve our understanding of society, the chances that social relationships will be “linked to place,” to quote moderator Margaret Newman of Arup, are also improved. “We are addressing a ‘better architecture’ topic,” said committee co-chair Melissa Marsh; social science is intrinsically connected to design excellence. Continue reading “Social Sciences, Good for Your Bottom Line and Society”

In the News

In this issue:

– The Mod Quad: Quad Cinema reopens after renovation and rebrand by PDA and Pentagram
Dock of the Day: Dror + Gensler win Galataport masterplan competition
The Dream Team: Richard Meier, Rafael Viñoly, and KPF team up at Waterline Square
Another Linear Park: DLANDstudio completes QueensWay schematic design
– New Life for Old School
: Dattner Architects’ PS 186 renovation considered for national landmarking Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

The 2017 AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards honored Artist Residence by Lynch Eisinger Design Architects; Prismatic Bay Townhouse by Peterson Rich Office; Creston Avenue Residences by Magnusson Architecture and Planning; 365 Bond Street by Hill West Architects; Navy Green by FXFOWLE; Fulton Street Development by GreenbergFarrow; Elmhurst Community Library by Marpillero Pollak Architects; The Novogratz Center for Athletics by Jack L. Gordon Architects; Olmsted Center Annex by BKSK Architects; Park Slope Townhouse by GRADE; Spire Lofts by Zambrano Architectural Design; Maple Street School by Barker Freeman Design Office Architects, Marvel Architects, and 4Mative Design Studio; Warehouse Loft by studio modh architecture; Resort in the Maharashtra Hills by Khanna Schultz; Josai i-House Dormitory by Studio SUMO; Courtyard House by vonDalwig Architecture; North Brother Island School + Habitat by Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson; 1490 Southern Boulevard by Bernheimer Architecture; and Brooklyn Cinematic Hotel by Yasmine Zeghar. Continue reading “Names in the News”

Featured Member: Paul Lewis Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Architect, professor, speaker and author Paul Lewis, FAIA, has bridged the worlds of practice and academia by producing award-winning architecture, interiors, books, and conceptual projects. His acclaimed built works synthesize design excellence and tectonic innovation, using inexpensive materials in new ways to engage methods of construction to maximum effect. Lewis is a founding principal at Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects (LTL), formed with his twin brother, David, and Marc Tsurumaki, in 1997. Winner of a National Design Award, eleven AIA awards, Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Young Architects Prize, Lewis has developed buildings that champion the capacity for design excellence to not be defined by expensive budgets. Continue reading “Featured Member: Paul Lewis Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”

In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA

The architectural community mourns the loss of Diane Lewis, AIA. One of the youngest recipients of the Rome Architecture Prize in Architecture, Professor Lewis was the first woman architect to be appointed to the full-time faculty at The Cooper Union. She taught countless architects with a career spanning more than thirty years. Below are words of remembrance from those who were touched by Diane’s passion, intellect, and empathy. Please share your own reflections on Diane in our comment section below. Continue reading “In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA”

Policy Pulse: AIANY Launches New Civic Leadership Program

AIA New York has launched a new initiative to cultivate and train the next generation of civic leaders in our profession. Conceived by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee, the Civic Leadership Program (CLP) will develop an inaugural class of emerging professionals into astute advocates on issues that impact their profession, community, and themselves. Continue reading “Policy Pulse: AIANY Launches New Civic Leadership Program”