In this issue:
· AIANY Call for Instructors: ECCNYS-2010 Training Course
· AIANYS Tri-State Convention Early Bird Deadline Extended
· Passing: Robert Djerejian
· e-Calendar


AIANY Call for Instructors: ECCNYS-2010 Training Course
AIANY is partnering with NYSERDA and Urban Green Council/USGBC to offer four-hour course trainings to familiarize architects and engineers with the 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of NY State (ECCCNYS-2010), the fundamentals of low energy design, and the processes available to demonstrate compliance. Instructors are being sought to deliver this course from the pre-prepared PowerPoint. All building types, with the exception of low-rise residential, will be addressed. The course will not follow the ECCCNYS-2010 step-by-step, but will give participants familiarity with the code and the tools needed to demonstrate compliance. The main focus of the curriculum will cover Building Envelope, HVAC, Service Water Heating, Electric Power and Lighting, and Total Building Performance. Instructors must be familiar with all aspects of building systems and with the ECCCNYS-2010. Instructors will be paid at the rate of $750 per session. Reimbursements for out-of-town travel and lodging will be available as needed. Contact Jay Bond, AIANY Policy Director, at jbond@aiany.org for more information on becoming an instructor.


AIANYS Tri-State Convention Early Bird Deadline Extended
Registration is still open for the AIANYS Tri-State Convention, to take place 09.21-21.11 at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. The early bird rate deadline has been extended to 09.09.11, after which the registration will increase by $50. This design conference features continuing education classes; two keynote sessions; an ice-breaker reception; the AIANYS Design Awards Dinner; a one-day Product Showcase with more than 95 booths; and a Tri-State Design Awards Gala. To register, go to www.myprereg.com/events/AIA11 or call (609) 393-5690.


Passing: Robert Djerejian
AIANY mourns the passing of Robert Djerejian, AIA, a recipient of the AIANY Design Excellence Award. He was a senior consultant for Haines, Lundberg & Waehler International, (HLW International), helping bring the firm to international prominence with offices in London, Shanghai, and Saudi Arabia. Djerejian had been an Emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute since 1992, where he chaired the Nominations Committee and was the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee. To read more about Djerejian, click here.


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

In this issue:
· Bell is Executive of the Year
· October 2011 Is Archtober!
· e-Calendar


Bell is Executive of the Year
AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, was honored by the American Institute of Architects Council of Architectural Component Executives (CACE) with the 2011 Component Leadership Award at the CACE conference in Philadelphia. The award inscription read: “For his outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture as a member of CACE, Rick has demonstrated leadership abilities to build bridges, establish trust, and encourage collaboration through his tireless efforts to promote the AIA and the profession. He has served as a role model for all who have embarked on a Center for Architecture. He is a tireless promoter and articulate spokesperson for our causes, be it a local or national member-based initiative or the value of CACE. His many significant contributions and accomplishments have greatly benefited the profession, the Institute and his CACE colleagues.” The inscription was signed by Michael Waldinger, CACE President.


October 2011 Is Archtober!
On 09.01.11, AIANY and the Center for Architecture will publicly announce the countdown to Archtober, NYC’S first month-long festival of architecture and design. Kicking off at the Center on 10.01.11, keep an eye out for special announcements on exhibitions, programs, and events. Sign up now for Archtober e-mail updates at www.Archtober.org; “Like” the Archtober Facebook page; and follow @Archtober on Twitter. With more than 30 cultural institutions participating around the city, Archtober will be a time to celebrate great design and the built environment — stay tuned!


eCALENDAR
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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

New Practices São Paulo

On view 07.14-09.10.2011

Mapping the Cityscape

On view 07.06-08.27.2011

Building Burble Bup

On view 07.18-09.16.2011

In this issue:
· Call to Action — Advocacy at AIANY
· NYC College of Technology to Start Mentoring Program
· e-Calendar

Call to Action — Advocacy at AIANY
On 07.29.11, AIANY Policy Director Jay Bond sent a letter to membership encouraging the architecture community to write to Governor Andrew Cuomo in support of Non-Design Professional Ownership, covered as part of New York State Senate Bill 2987. Click here to download a sample letter to send to the governor.


NYC College of Technology to Start Mentoring Program
The New York City College of Technology is starting a mentoring program and is seeking architectural interns currently enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) looking to complete “professional community service” hours. Individuals will help with the initiative and mentor college students interested in architectural careers. Click here for more information on the application process to become a mentor.


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

New Practices São Paulo

On view 07.14-09.10.2011

Mapping the Cityscape

On view 07.06-08.27.2011

Building Burble Bup

On view 07.18-09.16.2011

In this issue:
· Passing: Larry Bogdanow
· 9/11 Memorial launches online reservation system
· e-Calendar

Larry Bogdanow, Bogdanow Partners Architects, passes at age 64
The AIA New York Chapter mourns the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Bailey Bogdanow (1947-2011). Mr. Bogdanow was a founder and owner of Bogdanow Partners Architects in New York. He became renowned for his design of some of New York’s most popular restaurants, including Union Square Café, the Cub Room, and City Hall. To read the full New York Times obituary, click here.

National September 11 Memorial Offers Online Reservations for Vistors
The National September 11 Memorial announced the launch of its online reservation system on July 11. The system is meant to streamline the process of acquiring passes to the memorial site, which will be open to the public starting September 12, 2011. According to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, “the reservation system [is] used by other institutions with similar limited capacities such as the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument.” To read more about the reservation system, click here.

eCALENDAR
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In this issue:
· Passing: George M. White, FAIA
· AIA Announces Database of Stalled Construction Projects
· Call for Projects, Tours: Ninth Annual OHNY Weekend
· e-Calendar


Passing: George M. White, FAIA
George M. White, FAIA, former Architect of the Capitol, passed away on 06.23.11. AIA President Clark Manus, FAIA, issued an announcement stating: “As the Architect of the Capitol for nearly a quarter-century, George White demonstrated the value of an architect’s thinking and judgment in everything he did. His accomplishments are far too many to list here, but include the restoration of the West Front of the Capitol, the restoration of the Old Senate Chamber and the development of the Capitol Master plan.”


AIA Announces Database of Stalled Construction Projects
The AIA announced a collaboration with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to build a database of stalled construction projects throughout the U.S. during the first annual CGI America conference in Chicago. The database will identify projects worthy of investor financing, based on selected criteria, allowing projects to move forward despite the lack of lending from banks. When the database is compiled in the coming months, it will be a quick reference for investors, encouraging economic activity and job growth. For more information on the relationship between the architecture and construction industries, and economic activity, see the AIA White Paper “Architecture Billings as a Leading Indicator of Construction: Analysis of the Relationship Between a Billings Index and Construction Spending.”


Call for Projects, Tours: Ninth Annual OHNY Weekend
Openhousenewyork (OHNY) is holding its Ninth Annual OHNY Weekend, 10.15-16.11. Architects, designers, and engineers are encouraged to submit projects for participation in this public-access event. If you would like to open your office or project to the public, contact Jessica Mak Jessica@ohny.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:
· AIANY Helps Change Permit Approval Process
· New Practices Will Bring Brazil to the Center this Summer
· DOT Releases New Commercial District Sidewalk Pigmentation Regulations
· e-Calendar


AIANY Helps Change Permit Approval Process
On 06.15.11, AIANY Policy Director Jay Bond sent a letter to Chapter members announcing a series of changes to the permit approval process, for which the Chapter was actively advocating. The letter read, in part, “Through the ‘Get It Done Together’ pilot program, the Department of Buildings was able to expedite the approval of 385 construction projects in May, generating an estimated $262 million worth of economic activity. The launch follows a series of outreach efforts by AIANY, which, through our Policy Board, identified this issue as the greatest concern for our members back in 2009… We are delighted that this advocacy effort produced some reform, and we are now emboldened by the response and success the Department of Buildings is having with this pilot program.” Bond is encouraging Chapter members to contact him with further input on the issue. Contact him at jbond@aiany.org.


New Practices Will Bring Brazil to the Center this Summer
On 07.14.11, the AIANY New Practices Committee and the Center for Architecture will welcome an exhibition of new works by emerging Brazilian architecture and design firms, entitled, “New Practices São Paulo.” On view will be the winning entries of a competition administered by the São Paulo Department of the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (with the help of AIANY’s New Practices committee). Featured will be work by seven recently established firms: Metro Arquitetos Associatdos; Vazio S/A Arquitetura e Urbanismo; Triptyque Arquitetura; 23 Sul; Yuri Vital Architect; PAX.ARQ; and Arkiz. This is the committee’s third biennial event at the Center for Architecture. The winner of the New Practices New York 2010 competition will also travel to São Paulo for an exhibition which will open at São Paulo’s International Architecture Biennial in Oscar Niemeyer-designed OCA Pavilion on 11.01.11.


DOT Releases New Commercial District Sidewalk Pigmentation Regulations
In response to requests for widely-varying distinctive sidewalk paving on commercial streets, and concerns raised about a mismatched patchwork appearance of sidewalks in NYC, the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) promulgated a new rule (Title 34, Chapter 2, Section 2-09(f)(4) of the Rules of the City of New York), which created a new sidewalk specification standard with specific pigmenting and scoring requirements. As of 2010, sidewalks in certain commercial districts must be constructed of tinted concrete. This rule covers commercial districts zoned C4-4 through C4-7, C5 and C6 (see map on page 105 of the Street Design Manual). Any time a new sidewalk installation or at least half of the sidewalk abutting a property is replaced, tinted concrete must be used.

The standard, set forth in section 4.13 C of the DOT Standard Highway Specifications, consists of dark gray pigmented concrete with saw-cut joints and a broom finish. The color of the pigmenting is described in section 4.13.4(H) and the method for saw-cutting and broom finishing is described in section 4.13.4(F)2. Property owners have the option of adding silicon carbide to the surface of the concrete, as well.


eCALENDAR
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