Fellows’ Honors and Awards

Monday, June 11th, 2012

At the AIA National Convention, Susan Chin was elected to the national AIA Vice Presidency, Patron Steven Holl won the AIA Gold Medal, and the firms of Board Member Thom Mayne and Robert Rogers won Honor Awards; the New York chapter of ASLA announced their Design Awards, with Thomas Balsley’s firm taking home four awards, and the firms of Michael Manfredi, Barbara Wilks, and Henry White each receiving one; the Graham Foundation announced their 2012 Grants to Individuals, with Nina Rappaport and June Williamson both receiving awards to support their respective publications about photographer Ezra Stoller and designing suburban futures; Phil Enquist will be honored with Openlands’ 2012 Conservation Leadership Award at a luncheon in October; Matthew Berman’s workshop/apd won a Building Brooklyn award for their BLDG 92 at the Navy Yard (pictured at left); the Society for Marketing Professional Services awarded Board Member Claire Weisz’s studio with an Industry Award for their Battery SeaGlass Carousel.

TOMORROW: You’re Invited to the J. Max Bond Center Launch

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Please join us tomorrow, May 1, 2012, 6-8pm at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York to celebrate the launch of the new J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City.

There will be a brief program at 6:30pm including remarks from Chancellor of CCNY Matthew Goldstein, President of CCNY Lisa S. Coico, and Dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture George Ranalli. Meet the Director of the new J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, Professor and Institute Board Member Toni L. Griffin and find out about the Center’s mission and programs.
This event is free and open to the public.
141 Convent Avenue @ 135th Street New York NY 10031

Fellows’ Events and Exhibits

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

On Wednesday, Richard Sennett will speak at the Sam Fox School in St. Louis; the next day, on 4/19, Trevor Boddy will be at the Museum of Vancouver to discuss recent development projects in the city, while Elisabetta Terragni will be at Van Alen Books to talk about her contribution to Re-Cycle: Strategies for Architecture, City, and Planet; on 4/22, the “Civic Action” exhibit (pictured at left) featuring work by Mary Miss closes at the Noguchi Museum; on 4/27, Rosemary Wakeman hosts a lunch at Lincoln Center to discuss the state of the East River; the same day, the RPA will hold their Regional Assembly, a project for which Jeff Ferzoco has been hard at work; on 4/28, Craig Dykers gives the keynote address at the Banff Session 2012; an exhibit of the 23 best buildings in Germany at the DAM Frankfurt includes work by Matthias Sauerbruch’s firm and closes on 4/29; finally, please mark your calendars for the evening of 5/1, as Board Member Toni Griffin launches the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College.

INVITATION: J. Max Bond Center Launch

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Please join us Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 6-8pm at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York to celebrate the launch of the new J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City.

There will be a brief program at 6:30pm including remarks from Chancellor of CCNY Matthew Goldstein, President of CCNY Lisa S. Coico, and Dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture George Ranalli. Meet the Director of the new J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, Professor and Institute Board Member Toni L. Griffin and find out about the Center’s mission and programs.
This event is free and open to the public.
141 Convent Avenue @ 135th Street New York NY 10031

Fellows’ Awards & Honors: Stein & Willis

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The City College of New York honored Achva Benzinberg Stein (pictured at left), whose Moroccan Courtyard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is nearing completion, with the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2011-12; and Bevery Willis has been chosen by the National Association of Professional Women in Construction to receive their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fellows in the News: Balsley, Cooper, Dubbeldam, Enquist, Griffin, Hartmann, Jones, Palmieri, & Richards

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

The firm of Thomas Balsley was named as one of six finalists in a competition to re-design the waterfront of Corpus Christi, Texas; David Cooper was interviewed about the importance of maintenance at LEED-certified buildings; TASHAN, a new restaurant designed by Board Member Winka Dubbeldam, has just opened in Philadelphia (pictured at left); Philip Enquist participated in Milwaukee’s fifth annual Water Summit; Board Member Toni Griffin has been named as the first Director of the new J. Max Bond Center at the Spitzer School of Architecture of the City College of New York; John Hartmann’s +Farm project made its first appearance in Perrysburg, New York; Mary Margaret Jones is working on the re-design of Richmond’s James Riverfront; North Jersey’s The Record calls the hiring of John Palmieri to helm the state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority “a smart bet”; and Larry Wayne Richards served on the jury for Twenty + Change 03, the exhibit of which opens in Toronto today.

Fellows Events & Exhibitions: May 15-31, 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

SOM Chicago principal Philip Enquist will speak about ‘The Endless City’ at Penn Design’s 2011 commencement ceremony on 5/16; Rick Bell and Laurie Kerr will both participate in Fit City 6 at the Center for Architecture on 5/17; Lance Jay Brown will participate in the Better City/Better Life: North-South Initiative symposium at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan on 5/18; a reception for the exhibit Downtown Brooklyn Commons [PDF], featuring design proposals from the Rus en Urbe studio led by CCNY’s Denise Hoffman Brandt, Elisabetta Terragni, and Barbara Wilks, with a model created in charette with Michael Sorkin’s graduate urban design studio, will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall on 5/19; Deborah Berke will speak at the Miller House Symposium in Columbus, Indiana on 5/20 (the titular modernist residence is pictured at left); Peter D. Cavaluzzi will join a panel on Firm Identity in an Age of Mergers & Acquisitions at the CfA on 5/23;  Enquist will join David Dixon and other noted urbanists for a series of discussions at the Detroit Public Library’s Detroit By Design event on 5/24; and Toronto’s Urbanspace Gallery will host a book launch party for Ken Greenberg’s aforementioned Walking Home on 5/25.

June Williamson Featured in GOOD Magazine

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Institute Fellow June Williamson, Associate Professor of Urban Design at the City College of New York, was recently featured in GOOD Magazine’s Neighborhoods Issue. The article, “Agriculture is the New Golf: Rethinking Suburban Communities” by Allison Arieff, cites Williamson’s expertise in suburban development patterns. Williamson has worked extensively in the field  and co-authored the book Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburb with Ellen Dunham-Jones.

Sara Caples Gives Opening Lecture at Design Excellence

Monday, September 28th, 2009

sara-caples-ccnyInstitute fellow Sara Caples, Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, gave the opening lecture in the school’s fall Design Excellence series on Thursday, September 24th in the Sciame Auditorium. Institute board member Thom Mayne will lecture on November 5th.