Fellows in the News

Thursday, June 21st, 2012


e-Oculus recapped the Center for Architecture event “Practice in the Middle East,” whose participants included Rick Bell, Sudhir Jambhekar, and Board Member Byron Stigge; John di Domenico, John Hartmann, and Blake Middleton are on the jury for Moleskine’s Grand Central Terminal Sketchbook competition; David Dixon presented Good Clancy’s plans for Central Square in Cambridge to city officials; Craig Dykers created and served as jury chair for the Sam Fox School’s 2012 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture International Design; Dykers’ Snøhetta is also on the cover of the latest issue of The Architect’s Newspaper for their renovation of Times Square (pictured above); Galia Solomonoff has an essay featured in the new Princeton Architecture Press book Post-Ductility: Metals in Architecture and Engineering; Solomonoff also has a house featured in New York Magazine’s new Design Hunting issue; MAS’ MASterworks award winners were announced, with Suzanne Stephens and Board Member Claire Weisz on the jury.

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: Dattner, Dubbeldam, Enquist, Ferrandino, Libeskind, Manfredi, Pasquarelli, Safdie, Stern, & Weisz

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The Wall Street Journal spoke to Richard Dattner about his design for a new salt shed in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood (pictured at left); Board Member Winka Dubbeldam has been quite popular at New York magazine lately — the publication  featured a slideshow of her design for singer John Legend’s new Bowery apartment, as well as a fascinating debate between Winka, Fellows Gregg Pasquarelli and Robert A.M. Stern, and several other NYC luminaries on the city’s greatest building; the New York Times looked at Phil Enquist’s master plan for the redevelopment of a massive former US Steel complex on Chicago’s South Shore; Vince Ferrandino was interviewed by WestfairOnline as part of a special report on civic leadership; Architectural Record announced that Daniel Libeskind will design a mixed-use complex on the mainland side of a bridge connecting Sicily to the Italian peninsula; David Manfredi presented his firm’s plans for Kendall Square at a community meeting in Cambridge; Architect took a look at Moshe Safdie’s Marina Bay Sands complex; and Curbed featured a sizable set of images of Claire Weisz’s recently-unveiled plans for Manhattan’s Astor Place/Cooper Square area.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibitions: November 15-21, 2010

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The Association of Architecture Organizations’ 2010 Annual Conference, Design In Action, will feature a talk by Rick Bell today, 11/15, in Chicago; Shane Coen (pictured at left) will deliver the lecture “Context Informs Form” at Harvard’s GSD on 11/17; IfUD friend Mary Miss will be honored at the NY-ASLA President’s Dinner on 11/18; the recently-opened Nordic Models + Common Ground, an exhibition of contemporary Nordic art and design curated by Craig Dykers’ firm Snøhetta, will be on view at Scandanavia House in Midtown Manhattan through 3/9/11.

Michael Sorkin Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Michael Sorkin, chair of the Institute’s board of directors, was elected to be a fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He will be inducted into the Academy at a ceremony on October 10th 2009, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Professor Sorkin was one of 210 leaders from the science, humanities, arts, business, public affairs, and nonprofit sectors elected to join one of the United States’ most prestigious honorary societies.