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’ Honors and Awards

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Society of Marketing Professional Services honored Richard Dattner’s firm and Andrew Whalley’s Grimshaw Architects for their green, affordable Via Verde; Craig Dykers’ Snøhetta won an Honor Award from the Toledo chapter of the AIA for the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University (pictured at left); tomorrow (5/3), Beverly Willis will be named a Leader for the 21st Century at the Women’s eNews gala in New York.

Fellows’ New Projects

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Last week, it was announced that Deborah Berke will expand the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia and design a new 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, KY; Matt Blesso opened a luxury, eco-conscious hotel in Panama City; a new lab and office building designed by David Manfredi’s firm in Kendall Square celebrated its topping off; Linda Pollak’s firm designed the new Dutch Kills Green park at Queens Plaza (pictured at left), officially opened by Mayor Bloomberg on 4/4; a new Robert A.M. Stern building for Webster University opened in St. Louis; Peter Walker will develop the landscape for UT Dallas‘ Campus Enhancement Plan; a student center at Duke University will be designed by Andrew Whalley’s Grimshaw Architects; Barbara Wilks has been selected to renovate the Troy Riverfront Park on the Hudson in Troy, NY.

Fellows in the News

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The latest issue of Architect magazine includes a feature on Sara Caples’ modernization of the Queens Theatre in Flushing, NY (pictured at left); New York’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” was unveiled two weeks ago, a project on which Susan Chin’s Design Trust for Public Space collaborated extensively over the past seven years; Ken Fisher interviewed New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright of Harlem for the latest installment of his CityWide talk show; as Fenway Park turns 100, Anthony Flint writes about historic preservation in The Atlantic Cities; in an op-ed in the Toronto Star, Ken Greenberg contemplates the future of the city’s waterfront; work by Mary Miss is included in the new book, The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency; the Observer profiles Board Member Claire Weiszs renovation of the Drawing Center; Andrew Whalley’s Grimshaw Architects have been chosen as finalists to design a new medical school at SUNY Buffalo.

Fellows’ Awards & Competitions: Arad, Balsley, Haley, Safdie, Stastny, & Whalley

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Deadlines are fast approaching for two competitions involving Fellows: there are still two and a half weeks to enter the Waller Creek design competition in Austin, managed by Donald Stastny (Deadline: 12/16/11), and Michael Arad will head up the jury for a competition to design an AIDS Memorial Park in Manhattan (Deadline: 1/21/12). Gregory J. Haley and Andrew Whalley are on one of the six teams selected as finalists in the competition to revamp Los Angeles’ Union Station, while Thomas Balsley’s Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa (pictured at left) was named one of the best new urban parks in America by The Atlantic CITIES. Meanwhile, Moshe Safdie is in a competition of a different sort: his iconic Habitat 67 is currently in the lead in a public online poll to see which building will be the next reproduced in Lego’s architecture series. There’s still time to cast votes for your favorites…

Fellows’ Awards & Honors: Dattner, Hutton, Portman, & Whalley

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The City of New York’s Public Design Commission will present Richard Dattner with an Award for Excellence for the design of the Spring Street Salt Shed (pictured at left) at a ceremony on June 20th; at last month’s AIA convention in New Orleans, Ernie Hutton was honored with an Associate Award in recognition of his service to the AIANY chapter; the Atlanta City Council voted to rename downtown’s Harris Street in honor of John Portman; and Andrew Whalley was named as the new Deputy Chairman of Grimshaw Architects.

Fellows in the News: Bubriski, Flint, Frugiuele, Greenberg, Griffin, Hoal, Holl, Kazi, Kerr, Mayne, Pasquarelli, Rogers, Thompson, Whalley, & Williamson

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Wanda Bubriski jumped into the public debate surrounding Architect Barbie at BWAF’s new blog; a recent CNN feature on urban agriculture included two projects by Colin Cathcart; Anthony Flint (whose Wrestling With Moses has been garnering fresh attention lately) wrote an article for Boston.com on Ben and Jane Thompson’s storied Design Research store in Cambridge, calling Jane’s new book on DR’s history “wonderful”; a developer announced plans for a floating marina complex (pictured at left), designed by Carlo Frugiuele, on the Jersey City waterfront; Ken Greenberg is working on a plan for the pedestrianization of part of Toronto’s famed Yonge Street; Board Member Toni Griffin and Fellow June Williamson both contributed to a Times Room for Debate feature on “the Incredible Shrinking City”; John Hoal is leading a six-team visioning process for St. Louis’ Ackert Walkway; Stephen Holl talked to the Scotland Herald about his Glasgow School of Art project, which was unanimously approved by the city; Olympia Kazi’s Van Alen Institute has been busy, announcing the mid-April opening of its design bookstore in Manhattan and launching the Life at the Speed of Rail design competition, the jury for which will include IfUD Board Member Thom Mayne; Treehugger talked to Laurie Kerr about NYC’s pioneering Local Law 84; the Architect’s Newspaper posted video of Gregg Pasquarelli discussing SHoP’s design for the Botswana Innovation Hub; Rob Rogers’ firm Rogers Marvel will handle restoration work on Manhattan’s Pier A, which will become a retail and event space; and Metropolis visited Andrew Whalley at Grimshaw Industrial Design’s new Chelsea office.

Grimshaw Architects from The Architectural League

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Grimshaw-architectsHosted by The Architectural League, Institute fellow Andrew Whalley will present the current work of his firm, Grimshaw Architects, on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. at The Great Hall, The Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, New York).

Cedar Hull, Atrium, and Bridges to Concert Hall. Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, New York. Photo by Peter Aaron/ESTO

AIA Award Announcements

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Honors were given at the San Francisco 2009 AIA Convention to the projects and firms of the following Institute fellows: Philip Enquist (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) received the 2009 AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design for Southworks Lakeside Chicago Development, Chicago / Bruce Fowle (FXFowle Architects) received the 2009 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture with Renzo Piano Building Workshop for The New York Times Building / Professor Steven N. Handel (Rutgers University) and board member Enrique Norten (TEN Arquitectos) received the 2009 AIA National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design for the Orange County Great Park master plan, in California. This project also won the 2009 APA National Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Regional Planning / Lyn Rice(Lyn Rice Architects) won the 2009 AIA Honor Awards for Interior Architecture for the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center in New York City / Donald J. Stastny, FAIA, FAICP (StastnyBrun Architects) was the recipient of the 2009 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture / Andrew Whalley (Grimshaw Architects) received the 2009 AIA Honor Awards for Architecture for Horno3: Museo del Acero, Monterey, Mexico