Welcome to our new Fellows

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The past few weeks have seen four new Fellows join our ranks:  Naseem Alizadeh, founder of the Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism; Casey Jones (pictured at left), who serves as Director of Design Excellence at both the U.S. General Services Administration and the US Department of State’s Overseas Buildings Operations; Dennis Pieprz, a principal at Sasaki Associates who leads their international studio; and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Urban Studies at the Guggenheim, and co-curator of our own “Spontaneous Interventions” pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Fellows in the News

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations shortlisted Craig Dykers’ Snøhetta and Board Member Thom Mayne’s Morphosis to design the New Embassy Compound in Mexico City; RPA Fellow Alex Marshall reviewed Institute Founder Ann Ferebee and Jeff Byles’ recent book, A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present; Anthony Flint reported on the annual TED conference and Prize winner, ‘The City 2.0′; Board Chair Michael Sorkin’s New York City Steady State plan (pictured at left) was profiled on the green design blog, inhabitat; and for the blog of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, June Williamson wrote about ‘Retrofitting for Fecundity’ and her speculative retrofit of a big-box center in L.A.

Fellows Events & Exhibits: September 1-15, 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Patron Denise Scott Brown will participate in a discussion with Basurama at the BMW Guggenheim Lab on 9/3, and Board Member Saskia Sassen will be represent the Institute abroad: she’ll give an introductory speech at the AUDI Urban Future Summit in Frankfurt on 9/12 before heading over to Amsterdam to speak at the PICNIC design festival on 9/15. And don’t forget: Urban Design Week will kick off with a party at the BWM Guggenheim Lab on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on 9/15!

Opening & Closing Events of Urban Design Week Announced!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

With the full schedule set to come online next week, we’re excited to share news about the opening and closing events of the IfUD’s first-ever Urban Design Week festival, to be held in New York City next month. On Thursday, September 15th, we’ll kick things off with a party and announcement of the winners of the By the City / For the City design competition at the BMW Guggenheim Lab, the mobile urban laboratory (pictured at left) that’s just opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Then, after a week of events celebrating the city’s public realm, we’ll close on Tuesday, September 20th with the US premiere of Helvetica and Objectified director Gary Hustwit’s new documentary Urbanized. Tickets are limited, so get yours today if you plan to attend!

Fellows’ Events & Exhibitions: August 1-15, 2011

Monday, August 1st, 2011

IfUD Founder Ann Ferebee and Jeff Byles will speak about their new book, A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present, at the Skyscraper Museum on 8/2; AIANY is organizing a tour of Michael Manfredi’s Diana Center at Barnard (pictured at left) on 8/4; and Board Member Saskia Sassen will speak on the notions of comfort and “cityness” at the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York on 8/12.