Featured Member: Gabrielle Brainard, AIA

Gabrielle Brainard, AIA, is interested in both the technical and cultural aspects of architecture. A facade consultant at Heintges and Associates, she was previously a senior associate at SHoP Architects, where her projects included 111 West 57th Street and South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. She has long combined her professional practice with teaching, and is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute, teaching technical graduate courses. She has been published in publications including SQM: The Quantified House (2015), ARCH+, and CLOG. She co-edited Perspecta 41: Grand Tour (2008). Here, she tells us why we need stronger technical teaching and how she has been making the AIA her own.

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Field Condition Names Winners in Debut #ArchtoberSelects Instagram Challenge

This year, Archtober partnered with the Four Freedoms Park Alliance to host a special Archtober Summer Kickoff event on 07.12.17. FDR Four Freedoms Park in Roosevelt Island, a four-acre memorial to FDR that celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union, offers a stunning view of Manhattanhenge, the day when the sun sets perfectly in line with the city’s street grid. This year, a dramatic sky substituted for the sun to make the event a great success, drawing 1,000 guests despite the threat of thunder and rain. Continue reading “Field Condition Names Winners in Debut #ArchtoberSelects Instagram Challenge”

Policy Pulse: Announcing 2017 Civic Leadership Program Class

AIA New York and the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) are pleased to announce the 2017 class of the Civic Leadership Program (CLP). The ten talented and socially committed young professionals will participate in a year-long training program to help them develop the skills to become civic leaders: Continue reading “Policy Pulse: Announcing 2017 Civic Leadership Program Class”

Civic Leadership Program Kicks Off

On 06.24.17, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee kicked off the Civic Leadership Program (CLP) at the Center for Architecture. Ten carefully-selected future leaders, the program’s inaugural class, learned about the origin, mission and objectives of CLP. They are also learning about AIA New York, the invited guest speakers, and one another. Arising out of the urgency created by the 2016 presidential election, CLP aims to engage emerging professionals with all levels of government by fostering their civic leadership skills. Continue reading “Civic Leadership Program Kicks Off”

In the News

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In this issue:
Just Do It!: Studios Architecture-designed Nike’s NYC HQ Opens
A Library/Environmental Center Grows in Brooklyn: Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center by Marble Fairbanks
What a Wonderful World Expands: Louis Armstrong Museum’s Education Center by Caples Jefferson Architects
– Challenged by a Driverless Future: FXFOWLE Wins the Automated Vehicle Competition
The Forum in Formation: Columbia University Forum by Renzo Piano tops out Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

Nicholas Desbiens, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Design Director at Marble Fairbanks. Jason Roberts, AIA, has been named Organization Director.

Caleb McKenzie, LC, IALDA, MIES, Principal at US Lighting Consultants, has been named President of the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC).

Peter Pran, FAIA, Co-founder and Partner of Peter Pran + H Architects, passed away.

New Deadlines

07.17.17: Call for Entries: Urban SOS: hOUR City – Sponsored by Van Alen Institute, 100 Resilient Cities, and AECOM

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 Application Form

08.01.17: Call for Entries: Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association 2017 Sustainable Versatility Student Design Competition Continue reading “New Deadlines”

Driverless Future Challenge Names Winner

The Driverless Future Challenge, organized by AIA New York in partnership with the City of New York, New Lab, and Fast Company, came to a close on 07.11.17 with the lively presentation of the four finalists’ visions of a world populated with autonomous vehicles. New York City-based architecture firm FXFOWLE, in partnership with Sam Schwartz Engineering, won the competition with their modular streetscape system “Public Square,” which now has a patent pending. Other contenders included driverless farm-to-table food trucks; “smart curb” technology with an aim to coordinate and ease high-density bottleneck traffic zones; and an autonomous vehicle extension of MTA’s limited options for disabled commuters. The five person jury panel consisted of members of the Department of Transportation, the Economic Development Corporation, the Taxi and Limousine Commission, the Department of City Planning, and one representative from Brooklyn-based, tech workspace New Lab. As a part of its winnings, the “Public Square” team will have access to New Lab and all of its resources to build a working prototype of their idea. Continue reading “Driverless Future Challenge Names Winner”

Featured Member: Leonard Kady, AIA

Leonard Kady, AIA, is a leader in the world of small firms. The principal of Leonard Kady Architecture + Design in New York, his practice bridges the disciplines of architecture and historic preservation in an international range of residential, commercial, and retail projects. Before establishing his own firm, Kady worked on larger projects at KPF and Beyer Blinder Belle in New York. Continue reading “Featured Member: Leonard Kady, AIA”