12.07.15: Winners of the 2015 AIANY COTE Awards presented a range of innovative and sustainable architecture designs, elected for their achievement in confronting critical issues facing our communities brought on by climate change.  Representatives from the three winning firms and four honorable mentions presented their designs: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, Paul Castrucci Architect, FETE Nature Archtiecture, Fernando Villa, Magnusson Architecture & Planning, Caples Jefferson, FXFOWLE, Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architect.

12.07.15: In honor of its 10th anniversary and the launch of the New Practices New York 2016 competition, the AIANY New Practices Committee brought together five generations of previous winners at the recently-opened Cosentino City showroom. (l-r) Chris Leong, Assoc. AIA, Leong Leong; Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, Manifold Architecture Studio; Mark Strauss, FAIA, FXFOWLE; Bill Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper; Chip Bisignaro, Cosentino North America; and Matthew Bremer, AIA, Architecture in Formation.

12.06.15: The Eternal Space, an off-Broadway retelling of Penn Station’s 1963 demolition, just finished a highly acclaimed run at The Lion’s Theatre. In 2013, the production company held a 50th anniversary reading and panel at the Center for Architecture.

12.01.15: On the occasion of the exhibition, “Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now,” the Center for Architecture and the Institute for Public Architecture convened a panel to formulate a broad vision of affordability and healthy neighborhoods.  (l-r) Lloyd Desprisay AIA, and Chad Smith, AIA, LEED AP, Desbrisay + Smith Architects; Ross Guttler, Delos Living; Daniel Hernandez, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Nupur Chaudhury, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and Marlon Williams, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

11.23.15: Winners of the 2015 Solar Decathlon Award, the Stevens Institute of Technology SURE HOUSE, presented the highly resilient and sustainable residential prototype for the New Jersey Shore; it consumes 90% less energy than a typical New Jersey home through Passive House measures. (l-r) Ed May, Faculty Project Manager and Partner, bldgtyp; Chris Hamm, Student Construction Manager; Christine Hecker, Student Project Engineer; and AJ Elliott, Student Electrical Engineer.

10.29.15: Celebrating at the 2015 ASLA-NY President’s Dinner (l-r): Gina Pollara, Former Executive Director, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 AIANY President; and Charles McKinney, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, Principal Urban Designer, NYC Parks & Recreation.