Fellows in the News

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

In an Abitare article, Justin Allen wrote about David van der Leer’s Stillspotting exhibit (pictured at left); Rick Bell talked to Metropolis about the building boom in the Middle East; Blouin ArtInfo profiled Meta Brunzema’s “Building Exhibition Hudson Valley/Erie Canal” project; Sara Caples served on the jury that determined the AIA 2012 Housing Awards; Craig Dykers’ Snøhetta endowed a scholarship for undergraduates at the UT Austin School of Architecture; for the latest installment of his CityWide talk show, Ken Fisher interviewed former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer; Daniel Libeskind discussed ‘healing’ architecture in Metropolis; John Palmieri contemplated the future of Atlantic City in the Washington Post; Urban Omnibus recapped their Public Space Potluck with Linda Pollak at Dutch Kills Green.

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 in the News

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Cosentini Associates has just appointed Gretchen Bank as their Director of Business Development and Marketing; Andrew Bernheimer has been announced as the new director for Parsons’ Master in Architecture program; Ken Fisher interviewed Camille Rivera, a leader In the Working Families Party in New York, for his CityWide talk show on 2/15; as part of their AEC Knowledge series, the AIANY released “Sustainable High Density Affordable Housing,” a new digital course presented by Mark GinsbergChris Hardwicke’s Ravine City concept is featured in the new book Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture (pictured at left)Patron Steven Holl and Board Member Thom Mayne are finalists to design the first academic building on Cornell’s new Roosevelt Island campus (Holl’s Zaituny Bay project was also recently profiled in the New York Times); David Manfredi recently presented Elkus Manfredi’s proposed “Ink Block” mixed-use development to a public forum in Boston; The Architect’s Newspaper profiled the Queens Plaza revamp designed by Linda Pollak’s firmthe March issue of Dwell features the ‘Ghost Houses’ project by Ted SheltonEthel Sheffer has been selected to join the AICP College of Fellows and will be inducted at the National Planning Conference in April; finally, congratulations to Beverly Willis, whose Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation celebrated its tenth anniversary on 2/21.

Fellows in the News: Angotti, Berke, Bell, Fisher, Floyd, Griffin, Holl, Mayne, Norten, Pasquarelli, Sauerbruch, & Stein

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

A study by Tom Angotti and Picture the Homeless revealed that New York City is home to enough vacant lots and buildings to house its entire homeless population–with room to spare; Deborah Berke’s Yale architecture students are designing an urban bourbon distillery in downtown Louisville; Rick Bell was profiled by the Epoch Times; the latest episode of CUNY-TV’s Citywide program features Ken Fisher interviewing Working Families Party leader Camille Rivera; Chadwick Floyd is designing the expansion of Waterford, Connecticut’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; MLive.com interviewed Board Member Toni Griffin about the long-term strategic planning initiative she’s leading for the Detroit Works Program; Patron Steven Holl was selected to design the expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Morning News walked through Board Member Thom Mayne’s almost-complete Perot Museum of Nature & Science with the architect; Board Member Enrique Norten gave a presentation on how sustainable architecture can catalyze community development at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos; Gregg Pasquarelli’s firm has just released its first monograph, SHoP: Out of Practice; Matthias Sauerbruch’s Low2No complex in Helsinki’s former docklands (pictured at left) is cited as an exemplary mixed use project in a Telegraph piece on the greening of residential architecture; and Achva Benzinberg Stein’s dazzling new Moroccan Courtyard at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is featured in this month’s Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Fellows in the News: Balsley, Berke, Blaik, Cooper, Dubbeldam, Dykers, Fisher, Gans, Pasquarelli, Schrag, Schmidt, Solomonoff, & Wilks

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Cleveland’s ParkWorks cut the ribbon on Perk Park, a new green space designed by Thomas Balsley; in a post reflecting on what Jeanne Gang’s recent MacArthur win means for women in architecture, Flavorpill noted the accomplishments of  Deborah Berke, Board Member Winka Dubbeldam, and Galia Solomonoff in this historically-male-dominated field; Omar Blaik has been hired by the University of Kentucky to help better integrate several universities into downtown Lexington; the New York Times interviewed David Cooper as he celebrated his 30th year with WSP Flack + Kurtz; Craig Dykers had a big November: the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University became Snøhetta’s first building completed in the US, while the firm also unveiled new, detailed renderings of the SFMOMA expansion and won a competition to design the subway entrances for the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián (pictured at left); Kenneth K. Fisher interviewed former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green for this month’s episode of Citywide; Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman’s latest column, on re-thinking housing for contemporary New York, included a nod to Deborah Gans‘ work for the Architectural League’s recent Making Room symposium; Gregg Pasquarelli’s SHoP (which was recently profiled in New York Magazine) released much-anticipated renderings of the modular residential towers planned for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards site; the Hartford Business Journal talked to Jonathan Schrag about the effectiveness of Cap & Trade programs; Paul Schmidt reaffirmed CADA’s committment to the organization’s R Street warehouse project in the Sacramento Bee; and Barbara Wilks‘ new The Edge Park along the Williamsburg’s rapidly-changing waterfront was a featured project on Landezine.

Quoth the Fellows: Interview Edition

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

We’ve seen so many wonderful interviews with Fellows in the past couple of weeks; in lieu of pulling just a couple of quotes this time around, we recommend that you take a look at these recent interviews with Susan Chin (pictured at left) in Metropolis and the New York Observer, Board Member Winka Dubbeldam in Lookbooks, Daniel Libeskind in Time Out Hong Kong, John Portman in the New York Times, and Moshe Safdie on PBS’s Newshour. And to catch a Fellow on the other side of the table, don’t miss Ken Fisher interviewing political consultant Joseph Mercurio on the latest episode of his Citywide program on CUNY-TV.

Fellows in the News: Berke, Berman, David, Dubbeldam, Fisher, Hutton, Libeskind, Manfredi, Portman, Stastny, Weisz, & Wong

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Deborah Berke will serve on one of the resource teams at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in Charleston in September; Architizer included Matt Berman’s “Studio Retreat” (pictured at left) in its round-up of modern interpretations of the cabin-in-the-woods; a preview of Re-Definitions, the publication featuring work from a design studio led by Theo. David, is available on Blurb.com; Philadelphia’s TASHAN restaurant, designed by Board Member Winka Dubbeldam, is getting ready to open to the public; on the latest episode of Citywide, Ken Fisher interviews singer and activist Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, & Mary fame; eOculus recapped a panel on NYC’s waterfront that was moderated by Ernie Hutton; Daniel Libeskind opined about his love of flight (and his “lucky charm” wife, Nina) in the NY Times; Michael Manfredi’s firm was one of six finalists chosen to compete to revamp St. Petersburg, FL’s City Pier; SFGate picked John Portman’s Hyatt Regency Hotel as one of the ten most impressive buildings in San Francisco; Park City, UT’s Kimball Art Center hired Don Stastny to manage a new design competition for its expansion; Board Member Clare Weisz presented the master plan for Manhattan’s Sherman Creek; and the Wall Street Journal spoke to John Wong about his “most personal project”–the renovation of his own home in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood.

I Want My IfUD-TV!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Executive Director Anne Guiney was recently interviewed by Brian Lehrer about By the City / For the City design competition–don’t miss the clip (pictured at left). Meanwhile, LandmarksWest talked to Richard Dattner about adventure playgrounds, Ken Fisher interviewed NYC Comptroller John Liu, and Board Member Thom Mayne took an Architectural Record camera crew on a tour of his San Francisco Federal Building.

Fellows in the News: Angotti, Baldwin, Berman, Fisher, Flint, Greenberg, Jahn, Kelley, Libeskind, & Stepner

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Civic watchdog Tom Angotti reviews the latest changes to the Bloomberg administration’s PlaNYC 2030 in the Gotham Gazette; Greg Baldwin sat on the jury for the Urban Land Institute’s 2011 Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award; DesignShuffle visited a “whimsical” Nantucket home designed by Matt Berman; you can watch Ken Fisher interview Junior Achievement of New York director Joseph Peri on the latest episode of CUNY-TV’s Citywide; Anthony Flint argued for a re-write of Massachusetts’ state zoning law on Boston.com; the initial reviews of Ken Greenberg’s book Walking Home could generally be described as “glowing,” with the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and Treehugger all sounding off; the Tribune’s Blair Kamin reviews Helmut Jahn’s just-opened Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago (pictured at left); NYC’s Village Alliance, led by Fellow William Kelley, is undertaking a detailed survey of local residents and merchants to revive West 8th Street; Daniel Libeskind just finished an addition to  his first completed project, the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Austria; and Michael Stepner spoke to the Voice of San Diego about the streamlining of that city’s charter.