Announcing the 2017 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipient

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year, the Scholarship Committee granted the award to OBL/QUE, A Journal on Critical Conversation, published by the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Continue reading “Announcing the 2017 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals Recipient”

Policy Pulse: AIA Hosts Annual SpeakUp Event

The AIA brought 150 architects, students, emerging professionals, small- and large-firm owners and other practitioners together in Denver, Colorado, last week for its inaugural SpeakUp event, a three-day-long workshop to teach tactics for advocacy around legislative topics related to architecture and the built environment. Continue reading “Policy Pulse: AIA Hosts Annual SpeakUp Event”

Challenges of Engaging Locally: Civic Leadership Program Opens Discussion

On 07.21.17, AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program convened at the Center for Architecture for the first of five development sessions. The discussion focused on civic principles and how they impact the practices of architects and architect-citizens in New York City. The program participants were joined by four guests. Continue reading “Challenges of Engaging Locally: Civic Leadership Program Opens Discussion”

Youth Explore Architecture at K-12 Summer Design Programs

Each summer, thanks to a program launched in 2005 that continues to expand each year, the Center for Architecture offers an extensive slate of design programs for students entering grades 3-12. This season includes 19 individual, one-week- and two-week-long programs serving more than 290 students in elementary, middle, and high school. At each program, the Center for Architecture’s design educators lead students through the design process on a particular theme, encouraging a sense of curiosity towards observation, drawing, and modeling. Each week culminates with a final presentation for students to share their hard work and creative designs with parents, friends, and family. Continue reading “Youth Explore Architecture at K-12 Summer Design Programs”

Featured Member: Andrea Steele, AIA

Andrea Steele, AIA, is a Partner in the New York office of TEN Arquitectos. A graduate of Lehigh University and Harvard Graduate School of Design, she was principal of Andrea Steele Architect before rejoining TEN Arquitectos, where she had previously worked, as a partner in 2006. She oversees TEN Arquitectos’s New York office, and leads most US projects, including a large number of public buildings. Much of her current work is in New York City, including a residential development on the East Harlem waterfront, a cultural center for Downtown Brooklyn, and a community center in Queens. Recently completed projects include the New York Public Library 53rd Street Branch, the civic role and place in her practice of which she describes here. Continue reading “Featured Member: Andrea Steele, AIA”

In the News

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In this issue:
– The Bronx is Up!: O’Neill McVoy Architects Starts Construction on the Bronx Children’s Museum
– African Surgical Facility Goes Off-the-Grid: Kliment Halsband Architects Designs a Prototype
Theatrical Architecture: Alexander Gorlin Architects Creates a Scene
Reinventing the Seine: SO-IL Collaborates on a New Social Node for Paris
– Jailbreak: Van Alen Institute Releases Report on Justice Hubs and Rehabilitative Jail Infrastructure
Your Name in Lights: LOT-EK Creates an Illuminating Welcome Continue reading “In the News”

New Deadlines

07.31.17: Call for Entries: Urban Environment Design Magazine’s UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design – Transformation and Reconquest

07.31.17: Call for Applications: The New York Preservation Archive Project 2017 Archival Assistance Fund

08.01.17: Call for Entries: Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association 2017 Sustainable Versatility Student Design Competition

08.01.17: Call for Presentation Proposals: AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18) Continue reading “New Deadlines”