05.12.09: The Center for Architecture hosted an exhibition opening and reception honoring the life and work of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, organized by Davis Brody Bond Aedas and the Center for Architecture.

A view into the Center for Architecture at the reception.

Sam Lahoz

(L-R): Richard Franklin, AIA, Davis Brody Bond Aedas; Jean Bond, wife of the late J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA; and Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY executive director.

Sam Lahoz

(L-R): Philip Freelon, FAIA, principal of The Freelon Group: Architects, with Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, 2009 AIANY President.

Sam Lahoz

05.09.09: Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Vice President of Public Outreach, presented Gov. Paterson with a pre-publication copy of the cultureNOW map of Harlem at the launch of AmeriCorps Week. During the day, AIANY and the AIANY Emerging NY Architects committee hosted a design charrette to make the Thomas Jefferson Park Recreation Center carbon neutral and take it off-the-grid. See “Architects Get in the Green Game,” this issue.

Brandon Cook

05.18.09: At this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Pratt Institute received the Editors Award for best Design School exhibiting at the Javits Center.

Jessica Sheridan

05.08.09: Fifth graders from P.S. 50 partnered with the non-profit organization PENCIL and Radhi Majmudar Aziz, a principal at engineering firm ISSE and adjunct professor at Pratt Institute, on a structural engineering project to help enhance the school curriculum and increase interest in the field. Almost 100 students worked in small groups on proposals for a sculpture or climbing structure to be built at the school.

(From rear, left) Radhi Majmudar Aziz; Honorable James Oddo, Councilman, Staten Island; Michael Haberman, President, PENCIL; P.S. 50 Principal Sharon Fine; and (front) two fifth-grade students.

Courtesy PENCIL