Fellows in the News

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Matt Blesso discussed Bushwick’s burgeoning real estate future in Metro New York; an Architectural Record article about Via Verde (pictured left) included comments by Lance Jay Brown, a founding member of the development’s steering committee; Brown, and the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee he co-chairs, was also featured in an Architect article about rising sea levels; Anthony Flint wrote about digital public art in Atlantic Cities; the Washington Post reviewed Daniel Libeskind’s exhibit at the Goethe Institut in Washington, DC; Engineering News-Record gave an in depth account of the structural engineering of the forthcoming Barclays Center designed by Gregg Pasquarelli’s SHoP Architects; Linda Pollak’s transformation of Queens Plaza was featured in the Wall Street Journal; Metropolis profiled Robert Rogers’ firm; Michael Stepner spoke to the U-T San Diego about planning lessons learned from teaching in Madrid.

Fellows’ Events and Exhibits

Friday, May 18th, 2012

On Sunday, “Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City” opened at Socrates Sculpture Park with work by Mary Miss; this Friday, 5/18,  Nina Rappaport’s “Vertical Urban Factory” exhibit both closes at NYU and opens at MOCAD in Detroit; Ronnette Riley and Richard Rogers will participate in the “Guess-a-Sketch” competition and benefit at the Center for Architecture on 5/22; also on 5/22, Tom Angotti will be at the AIA San Francisco to discuss his new book, Service Learning in Design and Planning; Linda Pollak speaks about Marpillero Pollak’s new Dutch Kills Green park at a “Public Space Potluck” in Long Island City on 5/23 (pictured above); Craig Dykers will be in Prague on 5/26 to give a keynote at the reSITE Festival; Jack Nyman’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute hosts a day-long symposium entitled “Battery Park City: Coming of Age” on 5/31; that evening, June Williamson will be at Van Alen Books to discuss the design and culture of parking; an exhibit of Patron Steven Holl’s work at the Meulensteen Gallery closes on 6/2.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibits: February 16-29, 2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

An Architect Drawing, the first of two exhibits of Theo. David’s work to be staged at the Pratt Institute this spring, opens on 2/17; that same day, Lance Jay Brown will moderate, and David Dixon will participate in, the Center for Architecture panel Climate Change: Inevitable Challenges and Potential Opportunities; there are just a few days left to see Toronto’s STITCHES: Suzhou Fast Forward exhibit (pictured at left), curated by Larry Wayne Richards, before it closes on 2/18; the documentary John Portman: A Life of Building will be shown on 2/22 as part of the Palm Springs Modernism Week festival; Laurie Kerr will moderate the opening panel at the second annual Conference on Sustainable Real Estate, hosted by NYU’s Schack Institute, on 2/23; and also in New York on  the 23rd, Executive Director Anne Guiney will moderate a panel at Megacities and Meta-Cities, a day-long symposium at Studio-X organized by David Grahame Shane. Also, looking forward to two events in April: early-bird registration for the 2012 Banff Session in Alberta, featuring a keynote by Craig Dykers, ends tomorrow; and tickets for AIANY’s 2012 Honors & Awards Luncheon, which will take place at Cipriani Wall Street, have just gone on sale–Rick Bell and David Ziskind are both on the planning committee for this year’s ceremony.

Fellows’ Awards & Competitions: Chin, Cooper, Durst, Holl, & Rogers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The AIANY chapter selected the winners of its 2012 Institute Honor Awards, with Susan Chin taking home a Matthew W. Del Gaudio Service Award, and Rob Rogers‘ firm Rogers Marvel (which recently unveiled plans for Brooklyn’s new Columbia Street Waterfront Park) being named Firm of the Year; the Architect’s Newspaper’s annual Inner Circle round-up of the ‘best of the East Coast’ includes David Cooper’s WSP Flack + Kurtz as one of the best MEP firms; REBNY announced Douglas Durst as the recipient of this year’s Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate award; and Patron Steven Holl is on the jury for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s design competition for a temporary pavilion on the grounds near Holl’s Bloch Building addition (pictured at left)

Fellows’ Awards & Competitions: Brown, Dykers, Griffin, Handel, Harwick, Hoffman Brandt, Holl, Jahn, Kazi, Libeskind, Manfredi, Rogers, Sorkin, Stastny, Wakeman, & Walker

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Lance Jay Brown will serve as a juror for the AIANY State 2012 Honors Awards, to be presented this coming April; the teams proceeding to the third and final round of the National Mall Design Competition, managed by Donald Stastny, were announced, with Craig Dykers, Michael Manfredi, Rob Rogers, and Peter Walker all still in the mix; Dykers was also just announced as the chair of the jury for the 2012 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture International Design Competition; Ron Harwick’s Columbia Parc neighborhood in New Orleans (pictured at left) had a banner year, taking home multiple honors–click here to download a full list of awards and more information on the project; Patron Steven Holl’s Cité de l’Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France, won the sole award in the Play category in Architect magazine’s 2011 Annual Design Review; critic Lee Bey cited the opening of Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library on his list of the best Chicago architecture of the past year (echoing Blair Kamin’s list from earlier in the month); the Parks for the People competition, organized by Olympia Kazi’s Van Alen Institute and with Steven Handel sitting on the jury, just announced the selection of nine teams to move on to the second round–one of which is led by CCNY’s Denise Hoffman Brandt and Board Member Toni Griffin; Daniel Libeskind’s Crystals at CityCenter project in Las Vegas won Gold and Sustainable Design Awards in the ICSC’s annual US Design & Development Awards; Urban Omnibus announced an essay competition to complement the Architectural League’s exhibit The Unfinished Grid, with our own Board President Michael Sorkin on the jury (deadline: 2/1/12); and Rosemary Wakeman has received a EURIAS Senior Fellowship to spend the next year at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies completing her book on the New Town Movement.

Fellows’ Awards & Competitions: Bell, Crispino, Holl, Enquist, Jahn, Norten, Portman, Sassen, & Steiner

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The AIA’s New York chapter, led by Rick Bell, has just put out the call for entries for the 2012 AIANY Design Awards (deadline: 2/3/12); Francis Cauffman, led by James Crispino, has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing A/E/C industry firms on ZweigWhite’s annual Hot Firms List; Patron Steven Holl was named as the winner of the prestigious 2012 AIA Gold Medal; SOM’s Chicago Office, where Philip Enquist is the Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, received AIA Chicago’s Firm of the Year award; Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin included the opening of Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago (pictured at left) in his round-up of the best architecture of 2011; Board Member Enrique Norten will serve as a juror for this year’s Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, which will focus on Cape Town, South Africa (deadline: 2/24/12); AmericasMart founder John Portman will receive a special honor, the “Legend for Life” award, in recognition of his five decades of entrepreneurship and service to the home decor industry; Board Member Saskia Sassen made Foreign Policy magazine’s list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for her “passionate advocacy of an urban-based society”; and the undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, led by Frederick Steiner, was ranked second in the nation by DesignIntelligence.

Quoth the Fellows: Bell, Hardwicke, & Stern

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Speaking to the New York Observer about the AIA’s growing role in New York City politics, Rick Bell noted that “It used to be we were more reactive, waiting for the forum to air our views, and by then it was usually too late. Now we want to be there for the start of the discussion, or even initiating the discussion ourselves.” Chris Hardwicke explained the 220-page report that he just completed on downtown Saskatoon as an innovative effort to gather hard data on day-to-day use of the city by its citizens: “It’s an atlas of public life. It’s unique to study people spending time in space…I think most people assume planning is for people, but because you don’t measure it, you can’t actually plan for it.” At the Zoning the City symposium earlier this month, Robert A.M. Stern responded to Mary Ann Tighe’s lament about Asia’s nascent preeminence in the great skyscraper race (and the related falling-behind of New York’s “romantic” skyline) with a cutting quip: “Let’s be real. There’s a lot of crap out there. I’m happy to come home.” (Video of all of the panels from that event, by the way, are now available online).

Fellows’ Events & Exhibits: December 1-15, 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

MAXXI’s exhibit RE-CYCLE, which features work by Elisabetta Terragni and Patrons Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, opens today (12/1); Frederick Steiner will speak at the University of Texas at Austin’s fall convocation ceremonies on 12/3; Rick Bell will deliver the closing remarks at AIANY’s 2012 Board Inaugural at the Center for Architecture on 12/6; and the show STITCHES: Suzhou Fast Forward, co-curated by Larry Wayne Richards, will be on view in Toronto through 2/18/12.

Fellows in the News: Bell, Cavaluzzi, Dart, Dubbeldam, Gans, Holl, Norten, Rogers, Sauerbruch, Stern, & Willis

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The NY Times spoke to Rick Bell about the planned expansion of the Center for Architecture, designed by Rob Rogers; the jury for a competition to re-design the Capitol Mall in Sacramento (pictured at left) included EE&K’s Peter David Cavaluzzi; the new book Beyond Shelter, published by Metropolis Books, features work by Jim Dart and Deborah Gans; the Architect’s Newspaper visited the newly-opened TASHAN restaurant in Philadelphia, designed by Board Member Winka Dubbeldam; ArchDaily recently posted a great video interview with Patron Steven Holl; today marks the start of construction on Board Member Enrique Norten’s new Rutgers Business School Building in Livingston, New Jersey; construction work on a new half-billion-dollar mixed-use complex designed by John Portman at the former site of the Shanghai Expo is just beginning in China’s largest city; IBM’s SmartPlanet.com took an in-depth look at the intricate facade of Matthias Sauerbruch’s KfW Westarkade in Frankfurt; Robert AM Stern’s George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas recently had its topping-out ceremony; and Beverly Willis reviewed critic Paul Goldberger’s book Why Architecture Matters for the Associates of the Art Commission.

Today is Archtober 1st!

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Archtober kicks off today with the opening of three new exhibitions at the Center for Architecture in New York, including Buildings = Energy, for which Colin Cathcart, Bruce Fowle, and Laurie Kerr all served on the Advisory Committee. The IfUD is hosting a book talk on the High Line with Founder Ann Ferebee and Jeff Byles next Friday (10/7) from 12:00-1:00 PM, and we hope to see you there! Many Fellows will be participating in other events during the month-long festival: Kerr and Richard Dattner will both speak at the symposium When Green is not an Option but the Law! on 10/3; Deborah Gans will speak on, and Lance Jay Brown will moderate, the panel VisioNYC 2080: Towards a Risk-Resilient City on 10/6; and Cathcart will give a presentation on “Furry Buildings” at the conference High-Performance Landscapes: People, Places, Plants on 10/21. For more, check out the full schedule of events. Congratulations to Rick Bell and everyone at AIANY for putting together such an impressive month!