10.09.13: Thomas Balsley, FASLA, Principal Designer, Thomas Balsley Associates, and Michael Manfredi, FAIA, Co-founder, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, led Archtoberites through Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, a new model of urban ecology located on the East River. In the crowd: Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY.

10.09.13: Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang officiated at a reception at the Center for Architecture after meeting with New York financial leaders. Shown here with Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, 2014 AIA First Vice President (left), and Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, AIANY 2013 Present.

10.10.13: The 2013 ASLA-NY President’s Dinner honored Seth Pinksy, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty, and Former President of NYCEDC; Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park; and Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, New York Times. (l-r): Rick Bell, FAIA; ASLA-NY President Laura Starr, ASLA, AIA, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners; and honoree Michael Kimmelman.

10.10.13: AIANY/Center for Architecture Managing Director and Archtober Festival Director Cynthia Kracauer, FAIA, reminds us that architecture “glows” during Archtober at the West 4th Street Subway Show.

10.10.13: Illya Azaroff, AIA, Founder, +LAB architects and Co-chair, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, discussed bottom-up grass-root responses at TEDxNYIT Meta Resiliency. The talk was covered by Architect magazine and Tree Hugger.

10.10.13: Michelle Anderson, Dean, CUNY Law School; Susan Lowrance and Jenny Martin of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Archtober Festival Director, Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, in the lobby the KPF-designed law school, Archtober’s 10th Building of the Day.

10.11.13: At Richard Meier & Partners’ 50th Anniversary fete, AIANY President Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, presented Richard Meier, FAIA, with a special Chapter Citation.

10.11.13: James Wines, President and Creative Director of SITE and the mastermind behind the original Madison Square Park Shake Shack, enjoys a burger in the rain after participating in a Building of the Day panel

10.11.13: Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti discussed how to design architecture that promotes social well-being and equality during “Modules and Systems: Architecture for Social Inclusion.”

10.11.13: Grimshaw Architects Deputy Chairman Andrew Whalley, RIBA, AIA, FRSA, discussed how well-designed infrastructure can work both as an urban intervention and meet operational requirements during “Planning Infrastructure and Transportation for Dynamic Cities.”

10.12.13: Scott Newman, AIA, Partner, Cooper Robertson & Partners, directed tour-goers around the perimeter of the Whitney Museum of American Art, currently under construction, Building of the Day #12.

10.13.13: Tour-goers enjoyed the balmy weather and beautiful views during a Building of the Day tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park, led by Senior Project Manager Leigh Trucks.

10.14.13: Archtoberites spontaneously arranged themselves in A Chorus Line formation during a tour of Building of the Day #14, New York City Center, led by Marc Schaut and Cristina Carlson of Ennead Architects.

10.15.13: Executive Director of the Drawing Center Brett Littman and Jacob Dugopolski of WXY architecture + design led a tour of the light and airy gallery spaces of Building of the Day #15, The Drawing Center.

10.15.13: Archtober faithfuls, AIANY Exhibitions Director Berit Hoff, and AIANY Policy Assistant Eliza McLellan spread the word at the West 4th Street Station Subway Exhibition, “New York, New World.”

10.15.13: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, and AIANY 2013 President Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, congratulate Hattan Bakhit, Design Associate and Laura Mordas-Schenkein, Operations Associate at EcoChi for their work on EcoChi’s Indoor Park, featured in the 2013 Subway Show, “New York, New World.”

10.15.13: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY 2013 President Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, and Heather Fuller, Marketing Director at Merritt Engineering Consultants, stand around Merritt Engineering Consultants’ entry The Prasada, at the 2013 Subway Show, “New York, New World.”

10.15.13: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, and AIANY 2013 President and KPF Partner Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, pose in front of KPF’s entry for “New York, New World,” Hysan Place in Hong Kong, China.

10.16.13: Van Cortlandt House Museum Director Laura Carpenter explained how Van Cortlandt’s Georgian-style mansion incorporated a “touch of Dutch” during a Building of the Day tour of the museum.

10.17.13: Lisa Gould, FAIA, and Salvatore Raffone, AIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill led a tour of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Building of the Day #17.

10.18.13: The MAS Summit for New York City included a discussion on Rebuild by Design – 10 international design teams chosen to work on developing resilience solutions for Sandy-affected areas: (l-r) Mary Rowe, Vice President & Managing Director, Municipal Art Society; Henk WJ Ovink, Senior Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan of Housing and Urban Development, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force; Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology and Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University; Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University; and Julie Bargmann, Founding Principal, D.I.R.T. studio.

10.18.13: El Barrio activist Iris Morales received the Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award from Jessica Clemente, Executive Director of We Stay/Nos Quedamos at the 2013 Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City.

10.18.13: NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Chief of Operations Charles Gili was honored with the W. Alison and Elizabeth Stubbs Award at the 2013 Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City.

10.18.13: The MAS Summit for New York City closed with an excerpt of Perceptual Motion, performed by the Battery Dance Company. View video here.

10.20.13: Christine Schlendorf, AIA, Principal at Perkins Eastman, led Archtober followers through the 10-floor vertical campus of Avenues: The World School, Building of the Day #20.

10.22.13: The Landmarks Preservation Commission,  approved the application of Extell to build a tall building at 217 West 57th Street, adjacent to the Art Students League, by Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. A key issue of discussion was a cantilever projection, starting some 291′ above grade.  The Chapter’s testimony, delivered by Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, is can be seen here.
Gordon Gill, AIA, presented at the hearing.