Designing for the Refugee Crisis Reveals Both Hard Truths and Hope

On 02.23.17, AIANY’s Global Dialogues Committee brought the roiling debate around refugees to the Center for Architecture for a night of hard truths and small glimmers of hope. The lecture, titled “Designing for the Refugee Crisis,” gathered a distinguished panel of political and design experts to discuss the complex concerns surrounding this global problem. Continue reading “Designing for the Refugee Crisis Reveals Both Hard Truths and Hope”

‘SAY IT LOUD’ Includes Timeline of Black Architects in New York

Opened in conjunction with Black History Month, SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA puts the spotlight on architects and allied professionals of color, as well as their rarely recognized impacts on the architecture and design fields and the community at large. Among the 20 architects, designers and students honored with project photography, quotes, and video interviews, Roberta Washington, FAIA, NOMA, Principal, Roberta Washington Architects, has contributed a timeline of the history of black architects in New York, which we’ve reproduced below. Continue reading “‘SAY IT LOUD’ Includes Timeline of Black Architects in New York”

Names in the News

Architizer will recognize honorees including AIANY Medal of Honor honorees Denise Scott Brown, RIBA, Int. FRIBA, and Robert Venturi, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, for Lifetime Achievement, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for Firm of the Year, and David Benjamin of The Living for Technology at the second annual Architizer A+ Awards Gala… The recipients of Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum’s 15th annual National Design Awards include Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar for Lifetime Achievement, Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, for Design Mind, and Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors for Interior Design… Continue reading “Names in the News”