Reconsidering the Commercial Office Building

William Pedersen, FAIA, FAAR, has always been interested in the tall office building. For the second presentation in the lecture series related to “Design(in) the Heart of New York,” the founding design partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates even included images of high-rise design projects from his architecture school days, before discussing his more recent commercial ventures. Pedersen’s experiments with the skyscraper form have culminated in the north and south Towers of the Hudson Yards complex. In conversation with architect and critic Joseph Giovannini, Pedersen referred to this unique opportunity to re-imagine the new West Side as “The Final Exam.” Continue reading “Reconsidering the Commercial Office Building”

New Deadlines

The Oculus 2013 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! Projects/topics may be anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas by the deadlines indicated in the calendar to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com. Read the latest issue of Oculus, Spring 2013, which is now available online!

06.01.13 Call for Proposals: 2013-14 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition

06.14.13 Call for Submissions: FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Arverne East Design Competition – Phase 1 Deadline

10.07.13 Call for Submissions: FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Arverne East Design Competition – Phase 2 Deadline

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Sighted

05.16.13: Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President, spoke at ENR’s “Groundbreaking Women in Construction.” A part of the “Leading Women of Design and Architecture” panel moderated by Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record, Lerner discussed women’s changing role in design, as well as their engagement with engineering and construction, from her vantage point as a partner in a large firm. Others on the panel were Audrey Matlock, FAIA, Founder and Principal, Audrey Matlock Architect, and Marion Weiss, FAIA, Partner, Weiss/Manfredi. Continue reading “Sighted”

On View at the Center for Architecture and About Town

At the Center for Architecture

FitNation
Opens June 13, 2013

The Edgeless School: Design for Learning
Last Chance – Through 05.25.13

Building Connections 2012
Through 06.15.13

2013 Design Awards
Through 05.31.13

Low Rise High Density
Through 06.29.13

Future of the City
Through June 29, 2013

Design(in) The New Heart of New York
Through June 30, 2013
Continue reading “On View at the Center for Architecture and About Town”

New Deadlines

The Oculus 2013 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! Projects/topics may be anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas by the deadlines indicated in the calendar to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com. Read the latest issue of Oculus, Spring 2013, which is now available online!

05.20.13 Call for Applications: 2013 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

06.01.13 Call for Proposals: 2013-14 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition

06.14.13 Call for Submissions: FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Arverne East Design Competition – Phase 1 Deadline

10.07.13 Call for Submissions: FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Arverne East Design Competition – Phase 2 Deadline

Continue reading “New Deadlines”