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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.

05.21.13: Anthony P. Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA, 2012-2014 AIA National Regional Director for New York, and Burt Roslyn, FAIA, 2013-2015 AIA National Regional Director for New York, presents findings from AIA National’s repositioning efforts at an AIANY Board meeting. You can read an article about the repositioning effort by Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director, here.

05.23.13: A collaboration between AIA New York, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York, and Town+Gown, “Looking Ahead to Design Week 2014” reviewed design collaborations in three distinct areas: engineering in design, design academia in the local economy, and design in government. Its goal is to focus attention at the future of design in New York City and Design Week 2014.

05.17.13: The Center for Architecture celebrated the Architizer 2013 Spanish Awards winners (full list of winners here) with public presentations by Jesús Donaire, Cristian Santandreu & Juan Manzanares, and Josep Miàs. The program was organized by the Center for Architecture and Spain Culture New York – Consulate General of Spain, a member of the network Spain Arts & Culture.

05.21.13: In cooperation with Classic Harbor Line, AIANY held a press tour for its Around Manhattan Boat Tour series.

05.15.13: Harvard Graduate School of Design held court at the Harvard Club to present its inaugural Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship, to Brooklyn-based designer and professor (and GSD alum) Gia Wolff for her proposal “Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats.” The prize originated in 1935 as the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship and, until this year, was open to GSD graduates only.

05.09.13: Brooklyn-based STUDIOKCA (Studio Klimoski Chang Architects), winner of this year’s FIGMENT/ENYA/SEAoNY City of Dreams competition for a summer pavilion on Governors Island, spent time with two 5th-grade classes at the Babylon Memorial Grade School in a hands-on session about the environment and recycling. Students also helped create sections of STUDIOKCA’s “Head in the Clouds” pavilion.