In this issue:
· New York Observer Reports on AIANY Advocacy Efforts
· Procrastinators’ Days Begin
· AIA Supports Obama Administration’s Public/Private Sector Plan for Building Upgrades
· e-Calendar


New York Observer Takes Notes of AIANY’s New Role in Policymaking
On 11.29.11, the New York Observer ran an article by Matt Chaban highlighting the efficacy of recent AIANY advocacy efforts and quiet influence the Chapter has in City government. Click here to read the full article.


Procrastinators’ Days Begin
Procrastinators’ Days present opportunities for AIANY members — and non-members — to fulfill their Continuing Education requirements in a short time while also meeting with professional affiliates to exchange information on new practices and materials in the building industry. With 19 HSW AIA/CES registered educational sessions from which to choose, architects can obtain a majority of their required credits over a three-day period, 12.08-10.11.

Highlights of Procrastinators’ Days:
New Visions of Glass Block: LEED and Beyond (1LU/HSW) On Thursday, from 2:25-3:25pm, Sean Canfield of Pittsburgh Corning Company will lead an interactive presentation on how glass block is made, how it is an effective design element for natural light, how it contributes to sustainable design, and how recent advances in new glass block systems provide surprising resistance to both natural and man-made threats.

Understanding and Designing Effective Induction Loops for Residential and Commercial Spaces (1LU/HSW) On Thursday, from 4:45-5:45pm, speaker Ellen Semel and the Hearing Loss Association will introduce the induction loop, a technology that helps hearing aid users and can be installed in residential and commercial spaces. The loops have been used successfully in northern European countries for more than 30 years; this course will help prepare U.S.-based architects implement the technology locally.

Introduction to Managing Daylight with Shading Systems (1LU/HSW/SD) On Friday, from 11:30am-12:30pm, Steve Glenn of Lutron will lead a seminar examining the benefits of window shading. Participants will discover how different systems can improve the functionality, comfort, and security of a space while reducing energy costs.

Sustainable Bath & Kitchen Design (1LU/HSW) On Saturday, from 11:20am-12:20pm, Jamie Kwiat of Kohler will speak on how healthier homes mean healthier people, communities, and the planet. This course will focus on designing healthy and sustainable baths and kitchens, selecting sustainable residential products, integrating water conservation plumbing products for LEED credits into residential designs, and communicating to clients the importance of sustainable buildings.


Obama Administration announces major energy efficiency initiative for buildings
On 12.02.11, the AIA released a statement endorsing President Obama’s $4 billion public/private sector plan to upgrade buildings for energy efficiency throughout the country. AIA President Clark Manus, FAIA, said: “The White House announcement is an important step in helping make buildings more efficient and create jobs at the same time. This Better Buildings Challenge complements AIA’s June announcement with the Clinton Global Initiative to develop a database of Stalled Projects suitable for investor financing, as well as AIA members’ commitment to make buildings progressively more and more energy efficient toward the 2030 commitment. Thanks to these funding commitments, AIA architects are poised to design the next generation of green buildings.” Click here to read the full statement.


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

Center for Architecture Gallery Hours and Location
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: CLOSED
536 LaGuardia Place, Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets in Greenwich Village, NYC, 212-683-0023

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Building Connections 2011

On view 10.01.2011-02.11.2012

Buildings=Energy

On view 10.01.2011-01.21.2012

Arch Schools 2011

On view 11.19.2011-03.03.2012

Center for Architecture Gallery Hours and Location
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: CLOSED
536 LaGuardia Place, Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets in Greenwich Village, NYC, 212-683-0023

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Building Connections 2011

On view 10.01.2011-02.11.2012

Buildings=Energy

On view 10.01.2011-01.21.2012

Arch Schools 2011

On view 11.19.2011-03.03.2012

In this issue:
· New AIA Documents Now Available Online
· e-Calendar


New AIA Documents Available Online
The AIA announced that 31 new documents have been added to the AIA Documents-on-Demand website. There are now 79 documents available online. Documents include most of the G Series forms for Contract Administration and Project Management; as well as documents from the A Series for Owner/Contractor, B Series for Owner/Architect, C Series for Other Agreements, and E Series for Exhibits.


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

In this issue:
· Vote Now for the AIANY Nominating Committee
· e-Calendar


Vote Now for the AIANY Nominating Committee
The election for the 2012 AIANY Nominating Committee is underway. To vote, active Architect, Associate, and International Associate members received an e-mail with the subject line “Vote now for AIANY Chapter Nominating Committee” and containing a username and password. If you are a member and did not receive the e-mail, check your spam filters. If you still cannot locate it, contact AIANY Director of Member Services Suzanne Mecs at smecs@aiany.org for assistance. The election will close 11.15.2011.


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

Center for Architecture Gallery Hours and Location
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: CLOSED
536 LaGuardia Place, Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets in Greenwich Village, NYC, 212-683-0023

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Building Connections 2011

On view 10.01.2011-02.11.2012

Buildings=Energy

On view 10.01.2011-01.21.2012

10.27.11: The annual Heritage Ball was held at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, followed by the official after-party at the Center for Architecture, Party@theCenter.

2011 Heritage Ball Honoree Richard Meier, FAIA, FRIBA, with AIANY 2012 President Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP.

Stacy Sideris, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway helps honor colleague Janette Sadik-Khan, DOT Commissioner, at Heritage Ball.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

Honoree Gary Barnett, President and founder, Extell Development Company, with Mark Moran of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

Honoree Leslie Koch, President of the Trust for Governors Island, with DDC Commissioner David Burney, FAIA.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

Michael Arad, AIA, of Handel Architects, with Susanna Drake, ASLA, AIA, of dlandstudio.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

Center for Architecture Foundation students designed original centerpieces for the guest tables at Heritage Ball.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

Party@theCenter.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

Party@theCenter Committee member Sarah Stein-Sapir (l), here with friends, raised money for the Center by selling the most party tickets.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP (r), celebrates with (l to r) AIANY Director of Exhibitions Rosamond Fletcher, Development Director Jen Apple, and newest staff member Development Coordinator Megan Boomer

Kristen Richards

10.20-22.11: NOMA 2011 Atlanta: Architects as Visionaries took place in Atlanta, GA. To read about the conference, see “A Call to Vision: NOMA Conference 2011,” by Terrence E. O’Neal, AIA, LEED AP, in this issue.

Panelists for “Sustainability and the Design Process” at the 2011 NOMA Conference, Atlanta. L-R: Terrence O’Neal, AIA, LEED AP, TONA — Terrence O’Neal Architect (NYC); Sanford Garner, AIA, LEED AP, A2SO4 Architects (Indianapolis, IN); Jimmie Tucker, AIA, LEED AP, Self Tucker Architects, Inc. (Memphis, TN); Rainy Hamilton, Jr., AIA, Hamilton Anderson Associates (Detroit, MI).

Tariq Abdullah, NOMA

Students from Auburn University with their winning scheme for the 2011 NOMA Student Design Competition, “Vine City Village Walk,” Atlanta, GA. L-R: Sarahgrace Godwin; Damian Bolden; Weng “Kenny” Lao; Phillip Ewing; AU Professor Kevin Moore; Kyle Johnson. Not pictured: Tanner Backman; Jordan Cox; Andrew Dolder; Yesufu O’ladipo; Laura Taylor.

Chris Dowdell Photography

In this issue:
· Archtober Blotter — Week 1
· NYSERDA Adds Two Classes on ECCCNYS-2010
· e-Calendar


Archtober Blotter — Week 1
Archtober — Architecture and Design Month NYC — kicked off on 10.01.11 with an exciting day of exhibition openings at the Center for Architecture. Starting with the unveiling of the colossal Archtober calendar in the Archtober Lounge, events continued throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Architect Andrew Berman, AIA, led a tour of the Center for Architecture, which he designed and which was selected as the first “Building of the Day” this month. The day was capped off with the well-attended “Buildings=Energy” opening reception, complemented by the opening of the “Smarter Living: The 2,000 Watt Society” exhibition in the Center’s adjacent storefront space at 532 LaGuardia place.

On the evening of 10.03.11, Elle Décor magazine and Scavolini feted Archtober at the Scavolini SoHo showroom on West Broadway. The guest of honor was Amanda Burden, FAICP, Hon. AIANY, chair of the NYC Planning Commission, who discussed the importance of architecture and design, and read Mayor Bloomberg’s proclamation officially naming Archtober as Architecture and Design Month NYC.

A group of architecture and design enthusiasts gathered at the Top of the Rock for the 10.04.11 Building of the Day tour with architect Michael Gabbelini, FAIA. Archtober tourists were charmed on 10.05.11 by the New York Public Library Fort Washington Branch’s Children’s Reading Room, with a tour led by Jennifer Sage, AIA, LEED AP, principal of Sage and Coombe Architects. The throngs of tourists visiting Times Square did not dissuade the participants of the Archtober Building of the Day tour on 10.09.11 of the TKTS Booth and Revitalization of Father Duffy Square, led by plaza designers William Fellows, AIA, and Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, of PKSB Architects.


NYSERDA Adds Two Classes on ECCCNYS-2010

Two additional classes have been added for the NYSERDA Code Training on 10.17.11 and 10.21.11. The 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2010), effective 12.28.10, is now mandatory throughout the state. Urban Green Council and AIANY have developed a four-hour course to familiarize architects and engineers with the ECCCNYS-2010, the fundamentals of low-energy design, and the processes available to demonstrate compliance. Click here for details, or contact AIANY Policy Director Jay Bond at jbond@aiany.org.


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

In this issue:
· Archtober is Coming!
· AIANY Advocates for Proposed Changes to Lobbying Laws
· e-Calendar


Archtober is Coming!
Archtober is New York’s Architecture and Design Month, a festival of architectural design activities, programs, and exhibitions taking place throughout October. The official Archtober kick-off starts Saturday, Archtober 1, with the opening of the Archtober Lounge at 10am and the Building of the Day tour of the Center for Architecture at noon. The Center for Architecture Foundation will have an exhibition opening reception for Building Connections, from 3-5pm. AIANY President Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP will present the presidential-theme exhibition Buildings=Energy, in conjunction with the opening of Smarter Living — the 2,000-Watt Society, with a public reception from 7-9pm. Stay informed on all of the Archtober news by joining the Archtober Facebook group, following Archtober on Twitter @Archtober, and visiting www.Archtober.org. Thirty-five cultural and civic institutional partners have come together under the Archtober banner to celebrate NYC with architectural and design-related programming every day throughout the month. Download the Archtober Guide here.


AIANY Advocates for Proposed Changes to Lobbying Laws

AIA Advocacy is mobilizing its forces to protect the profession and to affect change in proposed lobbying laws that would make architects register as lobbyists with the New York City Clerk!

Margery Perlmutter, Esq., AIA, AIANY Director of Legislative Affairs; Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director; William Stein, FAIA, of Dattner Architects; Edward Applebome, President and CEO of AKRF; and Mark E. Strauss, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP, from FXFOWLE attended on behalf of the Chapter and presented testimony on the impact of the broad interpretation of the definition of lobbying as it applies to architects — who are required by law to appear as technical experts at hearings on nearly every development project. AIANY advocated that changes suggested by the NYC Lobbying Commission would result in an economic burden on the entire architecture industry in NYC, which includes more than 2,000 firms and nearly 5,000 architects. In addition, the commission is suggesting that clients of architects also register as being a client of a lobbyist, placing an incredible burden on countless others.

The NYC Lobbying Commission was appointed in February 2011 to review the city’s lobbying laws and make recommendations to the mayor and the city council that identify areas to strengthen the current laws.

Please contact Jay Bond, AIANY Policy Director, to help.


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

In this issue:
· AIA Releases Statement on President Obama’s Infrastructure Initiative
· AIANY, Center for Architecture Inaugurates ARCHTOBER
· “Buildings=Energy” Exhibition Will Inspire Members
· AIANY, Urban Green Council Help Architects Crack the ECCCNYS-2010
· e-Calendar


AIA Releases Statement on President Obama’s Infrastructure Initiative
In anticipation of the President’s Infrastructure Initiative, the AIA is highlighting six policy measures to help generate jobs and move the American economy further along to recovery. The AIA released a statement on 09.02.11 called, “The Built Environment’s Role in the Recovery.” Click the link to read the full document, and click here to read the press release.


AIANY, Center for Architecture Inaugurates ARCHTOBER
AIANY and the Center for Architecture are launching the inaugural year of Archtober, the first-ever month-long celebration of architecture and design in NYC. This October, a festival of activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place every day throughout the month.

Archtober presents special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design. The many participating organizations aim to raise awareness of the important role of design, as well as build lasting civic and international recognition of the city’s built environment and the New Yorkers who create it. Special programming, access to sites, and their architects will bring new audiences to the participating organizations — all of whom are committed to promoting design excellence in NYC.

The Archtober calendar features more than 100 architecture- and design-oriented programs. Additionally, the “Building of the Day,” each of which recently received an AIANY Design Award, celebrates contemporary architecture in NYC with noontime building tours. The culmination of Archtober will be the Chapter’s annual gala fundraiser Heritage Ball at Chelsea Piers on 10.27.11, followed by the Party@theCenter.


“Buildings=Energy” Exhibition Will Inspire Members
Kicking off Archtober, the Center for Architecture will open the “Buildings=Energy” exhibition on 10.01.11. Using full-scale installations, models, and interactive diagrams, the exhibition will educate visitors about measures undertaken by architects, engineers, elected officials, and civic activists that aim to improve building performance and the environment. Strategies include: energy code compliance, embodied energy analysis in resource selection, the benchmarking of buildings, use of renewable energy systems, methods of energy harvesting, and lifecycle cost and operations management. The critical choices made during the building process will be on view with the aim to motivate design for a change.


AIANY, Urban Green Council Help Architects Crack the ECCCNYS-2010
AIANY and the Urban Green Council/USGBC have developed a four-hour course to familiarize architects and engineers with the 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2010), now mandatory throughout New York State. The course will address commercial buildings, including residential buildings more than three stories high. It will also address the Energy Conservation Code of NYC (Local Law 1-2011), which is more stringent than the state code. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, an alternative pathway for meeting ECCNYS-2010 requirements, will be referenced but not covered in detail. Click here to register.


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