05.15.14: AIANY President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, with Mayor Bill de Blasio, at the National September 11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony.

05.15.14: AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Michael Arad, AIA, partner at Handel Architects and designer of the 9/11 Memorial, attended the National September 11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony.

05.15.14: Marc Kushner, AIA, co-founder of Architizer and partner at HWKN, was the master of ceremonies at the Architizer A+ Awards Gala in Highline Stages.

05.15.14: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, received the Firm of the Year Award at the Architizer A+ Awards Gala.

05.15.14: David Benjamin, of The Living, received the Technology Special Achievement Award at the Architizer A+ Awards Gala.

05.15.14: Following the screening of Europe City, AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA; Julian Bonder, partner at Wodiczko + Bonder; and Sophie Pennetier, project engineer at SHoP Construction, participated in a discussion about memory and public space moderated by Mary Ann Newman, co-director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the U.S.

05.16.14: Architecture critic Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA; Gregg Pasquarelli, AIA, principal at SHoP; and Massimiliano Fuksas, Hon. FAIA, co-founder of Studio Fuksas talked architecture while sipping on bourbon-based drinks by Tony Cecchini.

05.21.14: (l-r) Ung-Joo Scott Lee, project manager at Morphosis, and Christopher McCready, AIA, co-director of SOM Education, Health and Science, participated in a talk on Net Zero Energy educational buildings in New York, introduced by AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and moderated by AIANY Architecture for Education Committee Co-chair Umberto Dindo, FAIA.

05.22.14: The Fellows Workshop, organized by the AIANY Fellows Committee and AIANY Membership Director Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS (shown below), deconstructed the elements in the national jury submission, and provided guidance to national and local resources that can help those wishing to apply to the AIA College of Fellows.

05.22.14: Speakers and organizers of “Turning Disaster into Knowledge – Breakfast with Dr. Jonathan D. Bray, PE,” a program related to the Center for Architecture’s exhibition “Considering the Quake.” (l-r) Ramon Gilsanz, PE, SE, Partner at Gilsanz, Murray, Steficek (GMS) and EERI NY-NE Board Member; Jesse Richins, PE, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) and EERI NY-NE Treasurer; Troy Morgan, Senior Engineer at Exponent  and EERI NY-NE External Liaison; Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE,  Senior Associate at MRCE and EERI NY-NE President (moderator); Prof. Jonathan Bray, PhD, PE, Faculty Chair in Earthquake Engineering Excellence at UC Berkeley; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, 2014 President, AIANY; Joan Capelin, Hon. AIA, Capelin Communications, and Co-Chair, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee; Lysandra Lincoln, Engineer at MRCE and EERI NY-NE Events Coordinator, and Menzer Pehlivan, PhD, Engineer at MRCE – and EERI NY-NE Academic Liaison.

05.27.14: Speakers Aliye P. Celik, co-chair of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU); Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY 2014 President; Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Helpern Architects; Urs Gauchat, dean, College of Architecture & Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology; Dr. Joan Clos, executive director, UN-Habitat; Tom Wright, executive director, Regional Plan Association; and James McCullar, FAIA, founder, James McCullar Architecture and CSU co-chair, discussed how to urbanize smartly at “SMART CITIES How to Promote a Sustainable Urbanization,” a program organized in relation to the Integration Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council on Sustainable Urbanization (missing: H.E. Vladimir Drobjnak, Vice President, UN Economic and Social Council).