Fellows in the News

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Rick Bell appeared on NBC New York’s Nonstop to discuss the Center for Architecture’s exhibits about Middle Eastern architecture; Bell also traveled to Albany with Susan Chin for Architects in Albany Lobby Day at the state capital; Bauwelt magazine featured an article about Richard Dattner and Andrew Whalley’s Via Verde affordable housing project; David Dixon presented more details about Goody Clancy’s master plan for the redevelopment of downtown Sandy Spring, GA to 200 local residents and stakeholders; in an article on the Atlantic Cities, Anthony Flint questioned the longevity of the new urbanism movement; Julie Iovine wrote about Board Member Toni Griffin’s new J. Max Bond Center in Architect’s Newspaper; Vitamin Green, a new book out from Phaidon about ‘eco-inventions,’ features work by Patron Steven Holl; Kaja Kuhl’s Phytoremediation project (pictured below) was featured in Urban Omnibus; John Palmieri spoke to the Washington Post about his Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s plans for Atlantic City.

Fellows’ New Projects

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The Dempsey (pictured at left), a sustainable, affordable housing complex in Harlem designed by Richard Dattner’s firm, celebrated its opening; the University of Massachusetts has announced that David Manfredi’s Elkus Manfredi will design a new bioprocessing center for their Dartmouth campus; India saw the opening of its first Park Hyatt hotel, located in Hyderabad and developed by John Portman & Associates; Board Member Claire Weisz and her WXY Architecture + Urban Design have been chosen as lead designers for the East River Blueway, a community-based waterfront planning initiative in Manhattan.

Fellows in the News: Balsley, Berke, Blaik, Cooper, Dubbeldam, Dykers, Fisher, Gans, Pasquarelli, Schrag, Schmidt, Solomonoff, & Wilks

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Cleveland’s ParkWorks cut the ribbon on Perk Park, a new green space designed by Thomas Balsley; in a post reflecting on what Jeanne Gang’s recent MacArthur win means for women in architecture, Flavorpill noted the accomplishments of  Deborah Berke, Board Member Winka Dubbeldam, and Galia Solomonoff in this historically-male-dominated field; Omar Blaik has been hired by the University of Kentucky to help better integrate several universities into downtown Lexington; the New York Times interviewed David Cooper as he celebrated his 30th year with WSP Flack + Kurtz; Craig Dykers had a big November: the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University became Snøhetta’s first building completed in the US, while the firm also unveiled new, detailed renderings of the SFMOMA expansion and won a competition to design the subway entrances for the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián (pictured at left); Kenneth K. Fisher interviewed former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green for this month’s episode of Citywide; Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman’s latest column, on re-thinking housing for contemporary New York, included a nod to Deborah Gans‘ work for the Architectural League’s recent Making Room symposium; Gregg Pasquarelli’s SHoP (which was recently profiled in New York Magazine) released much-anticipated renderings of the modular residential towers planned for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards site; the Hartford Business Journal talked to Jonathan Schrag about the effectiveness of Cap & Trade programs; Paul Schmidt reaffirmed CADA’s committment to the organization’s R Street warehouse project in the Sacramento Bee; and Barbara Wilks‘ new The Edge Park along the Williamsburg’s rapidly-changing waterfront was a featured project on Landezine.

Fellows in the News: Angotti, Bell, Berman, Blaik, Ferebee, Flint, Hartmann, Holl, Pasquarelli, Rogers, & Safdie

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Tom Angotti criticized Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC for not focusing enough on providing affordable housing in the Gotham Gazette; The Epoch Times interviewed Rick Bell about how the economic recovery will affect the architectural profession; Inhabitat interviewed Matt Berman about workshop/apd’s GreeNOLA project; land-use advocacy organization The Fayette Alliance has launched a campaign to bring Omar Blaik to Lexington to help develop a plan for enhancing the relationship between that city and its anchor institutions; the New York Times plugged IfUD Founder Ann Ferebee’s new book, A History of Design form the Victorian Era to the Present; Anthony Flint wrote for The Angle about how bike-sharing could improve traffic in Boston; John Hartmann spoke to Brian Lehrer about his map for WNYC’s “New Littles” feature (pictured at left), popped up in an Architect profile of the non-profit SUPERFRONT, and launched a new Kickstarter fundraising initiative for his +FARM project; a+t released a new book on mixed use hybrid buildings with a preface written by Patron Steven Holl; Gregg Pasquarelli talked to Architect about the launch of SHoP Construction, while Paul Goldberger reviewed the firm’s newly-opened East River Esplanade in the New Yorker; Christopher Hawthorne reviewed Rob Rogers’ firm Rogers Marvel’s winning proposal for the redesign of Washington DC’s Ellipse; and Moshe Safdie was announced as the architect for Bishan Central, a planned 540-unit residential skyscraper in Singapore.

Fellows Doing Good: Bee, Blesso, & di Domenico

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

We love hearing about our Fellows getting out there and working to make the world a safer, happier place. To wit: a new 104-unit affordable housing complex designed by Carmi Bee just opened in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood; Board Member Matt Blesso hosted his third annual star-studded birthday bash fundraiser for WorldWide Orphans (pictured at left) at his fantastic loft in Manhattan; and John di Domenico volunteered his services to design a new ADA-accessible entrance to Brooklyn’s Transit Museum.

Affordable Housing: Development and Design, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

This was the last event organized for the Institute by our founding director Ann Ferebee and was chaired by Professor David Chapin of the Environmental Psychology Program at CUNY. The symposium panelists were: David Dixon, Goody Clancy ; Christine Madigan, Enterprise Homes, Inc., Baltimore, MD; Rose Gray, Asociation de Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc., Philadelphia; Brian Phillips, Interface Studio Architects, Philadelphia; Paul Freitag, Jonathan Rose Companies, NY; Richard Dattner, Dattner Architects; Frederic Schwartz, Frederic Schwartz Architects; and Mark Strauss, FXFOWLE Architects.