Fellows in the News: Angotti, Bell, Berman, Blaik, Ferebee, Flint, Hartmann, Holl, Pasquarelli, Rogers, & Safdie

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Tom Angotti criticized Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC for not focusing enough on providing affordable housing in the Gotham Gazette; The Epoch Times interviewed Rick Bell about how the economic recovery will affect the architectural profession; Inhabitat interviewed Matt Berman about workshop/apd’s GreeNOLA project; land-use advocacy organization The Fayette Alliance has launched a campaign to bring Omar Blaik to Lexington to help develop a plan for enhancing the relationship between that city and its anchor institutions; the New York Times plugged IfUD Founder Ann Ferebee’s new book, A History of Design form the Victorian Era to the Present; Anthony Flint wrote for The Angle about how bike-sharing could improve traffic in Boston; John Hartmann spoke to Brian Lehrer about his map for WNYC’s “New Littles” feature (pictured at left), popped up in an Architect profile of the non-profit SUPERFRONT, and launched a new Kickstarter fundraising initiative for his +FARM project; a+t released a new book on mixed use hybrid buildings with a preface written by Patron Steven Holl; Gregg Pasquarelli talked to Architect about the launch of SHoP Construction, while Paul Goldberger reviewed the firm’s newly-opened East River Esplanade in the New Yorker; Christopher Hawthorne reviewed Rob Rogers’ firm Rogers Marvel’s winning proposal for the redesign of Washington DC’s Ellipse; and Moshe Safdie was announced as the architect for Bishan Central, a planned 540-unit residential skyscraper in Singapore.

Fellows’ Awards & Honors: Hartmann & Rogers

Monday, July 18th, 2011

John Hartmann’s Freecell received an Honorable Mention for their entry to the Life at the Speed of Rail competition organized by Olympia Kazi’s Van Alen Institute; and Rob Rogers‘ firm Rogers Marvel won a competition to re-design Washington DC’s Ellipse (pictured at left)

Fellows in the News: Dattner, Dubbeldam, Guiney, Hartmann, Ho, Holl, Norten, Rice, & Rogers

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Renderings of Ocean Dreams (pictured at left), a mixed-use complex of high-rises on the Coney Island Boardwalk designed by Richard Dattner’s firm, was unveiled; the April issue of Interior Design magazine features an eight-page spread on Board Member Winka Dubbeldam’s new Ports 1961 flagship in Shanghai; Executive Director Anne Guiney was interviewed about how changes in zoning and policy in New York are impacting the East Village; Alison Arieff called John Hartmann’s Bright Dawn Farm project “a glimmer of hope” for the future of suburbia in a New York Times Opinionator article on Droog’s recent Open House event in Levittown; the latest Architect magazine features a survey of national architecture policies by Board Member Cathy Lang Ho; construction is wrapping up on not one, but two new museums designed by Patron Steven Holl, in France and China; Board Member Enrique Norten’s zig-zagging Mercedes House tower opened in Manhattan; the New York Public Library kicked off construction on Lyn Rice’s Hamilton Grange Branch Teen Center; and Rob Rogers’ firm was named as one of five finalists in the competition to re-design DC’s Ellipse, in front of the White House.

Fellows Envision the Future of Suburbia

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The suburbs are all the rage, lately! On April 23rd, Fellow John Hartmann participated in Welcome to Future Suburbia: Open House 2011, a tour of retrofitted houses in Long Island proto-burb Levittown. The event, organized by Droog and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, featured ten stops–one of which featured Bright Dawn Farm (pictured at left), a home that Hartmann’s firm Freecell transformed into a “greenhouse-like environment.” Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, MoMA announced the launch of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, a 14-month project in which five collaborative design teams will work to address mass foreclosures in “megaregions” around the US. The selection committee for the teams included Fellow June Williamson, author of the book Retrofitting Suburbia.

Hartmann’s Heart to Take Times Square

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The Times Square Alliance has selected Light Hearted (pictured at left) as the winner of its third annual Valentine Design Competition. This clever interactive sculpture is the work of Freecell, a design studio co-founded by Fellow John Hartmann, who recently returned to New York from a month-long fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. Light Hearted will be on view in Duffy Square from February 10-20. Pre-registration is currently open for people who would like to “hold the heart.” Sign up today!

New Fellows

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

We’d like to introduce four new fellows: John Hartmann, partner at Freecell, William Kelley, Director of Economic Development at Union Square Partnership, Anthony Flint, of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Denise Hoffman Brandt, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the City College of New York School of Architecture.