09.09.10: The annual Architect’s Regatta, organized by Gerry Dolezar, set sail from the home of the Manhattan Sailing Club in New York Harbor. After two races, Fuller & D’Angelo/Pei Partnership Architects pulled a bow ahead of the rest! The standings from First to Tenth place: Fuller & D’Angelo/Pei Partnership Architects; Allen-Kilcloyne Architects; Swanke Hayden Connell Architects; AIA New York Chapter; HOK; Robert A.M. Stern Architects (1); Ted Moudis Associates; Daniel Frisch Architecture; Robert A.M. Stern Architects (2); and Fairfax & Sammons Architects. This charity event, organized by Gerry Dolezar, raised money for Project City Kids, a free sailing program for city kids.

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(L-R): Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Handel Architects, Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY, and Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, Principal, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects await orders to cast off.

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Team AIANY’s #13 held the lead — for awhile…

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(L-R): Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, Principal, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects and 2004 AIANY President; Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Handel Architects, and Wids DeLaCour, AIA, Principal, DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects on deck.

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A look at the playing field from the deck of AIANY’s boat.

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AIANY’s 2010 team celebrates their excellent showing (L-R): Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY; Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, Principal, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects and 2004 AIANY President; Wids DeLaCour, AIA, Principal, DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects (and Skipper of #13); and Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Handel Architects.

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New Yorkers at the 2010 Venice Biennale

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Stephen Cassell, AIA (right), Principal, Architecture Research Office (ARO), discusses the “On the Water: Palisade Bay” project by Guy Nordenson and Associates, Catherine Seavitt Studio, and ARO, his team’s exhibit in “Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice,” the U.S. Pavilion’s theme at this year’s Biennale, organized by the High Museum of Art and 306090.

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Also featured at the U.S. Pavilion is Michael Sorkin/Terreform’s “New York City (Steady) State,” an ongoing research project that asks if NYC can become completely self-sufficient within its political boundaries.

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“Let’s meet under the balloons” was a common refrain at the Biennale, referring to MOS’s “Instant Untitled,” which hovered above the U.S. Pavilion courtyard.

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Architecture Research Office Principal Adam Yarinksy, FAIA, and Eva Franch, the new Director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, celebrate the U.S. Pavilion at a fete at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection villa on the Grand Canal.

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Arrivederci, Venezia: seen sharing a water taxi to the airport were (l-r): MOS’s Mat Staudt, Michael Meredith, AIA, and Hilary Sample, AIA; The Architect’s Newspaper Editor Bill Menking (who served as a consultant to the U.S. Pavilion organizers); and Staudt’s friend Majda Muhic.

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