In this issue:
· Architecture Week Preview
· Passing: Robert A. Olmsted
· eCalendar

Architecture Week Preview
There are only a couple weeks left until Architecture Week 2010, which will take place 10.02-10.10!

The main event is Heritage Ball and the Party@theCenter afterparty on 10.07.10. The evening starts at 6pm at Chelsea Piers, where AIANY and the Center for Architecture Foundation will celebrate the achievements of Vicki Match Suna, AIA, the senior vice president and vice dean for real estate development and facilities at New York University’s Langone Medical Center; the 200 West Street Project Team, Henry N. Cobb, FAIA, a founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; and the Clinton Climate Initiative, a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation. After cocktails and networking, guests will enjoy a three-course meal and awards ceremony. The Center for Architecture is accepting reservations through 09.24.10. Visit for more details.

The second shift starts at 9pm at the Center for Architecture, with Party@theCenter. Dance the night away with two mainstays of New York nightlife, DJ Stylus and DJ Shaky, and a live performance by Boston-based Mystery Roar. Tickets can be purchased online for $25 in advance, $40 at the door.

From exhibition openings to tours of the Empire State Building, there are many other great programs during Architecture Week. The complete calendar of Architecture Week events is posted at Check in for updates and other announcements!

Passing: Robert A. Olmsted, PE, F.ASCE

Robert A. Olmsted, PE, F.ASCE, 85, passed away suddenly on 08.16.2010. A descendant of Frederic Law Olmsted, Robert was the former planning director of the MTA and one of New York’s leading transportation planners for more than 60 years.

To read “Robert A. Olmsted: An Appreciation,” by Jeffrey M. Zupan, senior fellow of transportation at the Regional Planning Association, published in the RPA Spotlight, Vol. 9, No. 16, 09.07.2010, click the link.

A memorial service for Olmsted will be held Saturday, 09.25.10, 4-7pm, at the home of Elizabeth Olmsted and Randall Kau, 131 Riverside Drive (between W. 85th & 86th Streets), Apt. 9A, NY, NY 10024. Friends, family, and admirers are invited. Please RSVP by 09.22.10 to For questions, call Alan Olmsted at (347) 418-1988.

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.