Fellows’ Events and Exhibits

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

During the month of April, Larry Wayne Richards was a Visiting Professor at the National Cheng Kung University Department of Architecture in Tainan (Taiwan), where he also presented a lecture, “Is Everything the Same Now?”; Patron Denise Scott Brown will be at the Center for Architecture on Friday (5/4) for a conversation about the National Mosque of Baghdad competition; the final tours of David van der Leer’s stillspotting nyc exhibit will take place on 5/5 and 5/6 in Jackson Heights, Queens; Board Member Saskia Sassen will be at the Frieze Art Fair on 5/6 for a panel about land occupation; on 5/8, Rick Bell will introduce a moderated discussion about “Practice in the Middle East” at his Center for Architecture; the next day in D.C., Lance Jay Brown will be at the National Building Museum to present on public space in the nation’s capital; Sassen will also be at the Megaprojects symposium hosted by Columbia’s GSAPP and CURE on 5/11, and will then participate in the New Cities Summit in Paris (5/14-16), along with Daniel Libeskind; an exhibit of Patron Steven Holl’s work is now on view at the Meulensteen Gallery through 6/2; also on now through 7/29 is an exhibit about Buckminster Fuller at SFMoMA (image from exhibit pictured at right) that includes work by Board Member Thom Mayne.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibits: October 15-31, 2011

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Board Member Saskia Sassen will participate in the Columbia GSAPP’s Injured Cities Conference on 10/14-15; Barbara Wilks will give a talk at the New York Botanical Garden’s Midtown Education Center on 10/24; Board Member Enrique Norten will speak at the Pratt Institute on 10/24 in conjunction with the new exhibit Breaking Borders: New Latin American Architecture; Richard Sennett will join the Institute for Public Knowledge’s discussion of the new publication Living in the Endless City in New York on 10/25; Jack Nyman’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute will host the symposium The Waterfront: A Brooklyn Model for Preservation and Change on 10/26; Deborah Berke will talk about Development, Design and Financing Strategies for Urban Revitalization Using Hospitality and the Arts at the ULI Fall Conference on 10/26; Board Member Toni Griffin will visit Notre Dame University on 10/26 to deliver the lecture Can Planning Save the City: Facing the Challenges of Urban America; Olympia Kazi will host Board Member Thom Mayne at Van Alen Books on 10/28 for a presentation on his new book, Combinatory Urbanism; Board Member Winka Dubbeldam is on the Host Committee for the Storefront for Art & Architecture’s Critical Halloween party on 10/29; and Tom Angotti will participate in the panel Where is New York? Apparitions at Willets Point at the Columbia GSAPP on 10/31.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibits: October 1-15, 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The AIACC’s Monterey Design Conference, scheduled for 10/7-9, will feature talks by Peter Walker and Board Member Thom Mayne; Matthew Berman will speak at Chicago Ideas Week on 10/10; Craig Dykers‘ firm Snøhetta will host the Architectural League of New York’s First Friday reception on 10/14; and Board Member Saskia Sassen will participate in the Columbia GSAPP-hosted Injured Cities Conference on 10/14-15.

Fellows in the News: Blesso, Chin, Enquist, Fowle, Gorlin, Hoffman Brandt, Jahn, Libeskind, Norten, Safdie, Schrag, Sorkin, & Wilks

Monday, September 26th, 2011

PMc Mag called Matt Blesso “New York’s Host with the Most”; Susan Chin was announced [PDF] as the new Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space; the launch of an effort to find an architect for the re-vamp of Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier (pictured at left) led to rumblings that both Phil Enquist and Helmut Jahn are considering throwing their respective hats in the ring; Bruce Fowle served on the jury for the AIA’s National Healthcare Design Awards; Architectural Record profiled Alex Gorlin’s contemporary take on the rowhouse in East Brooklyn; CCGSAPP’s new blog features an interview with Alfredo Brillembourg and Denise Hoffman Brandt on their new co-edited issue of SLUM Lab, which debuted during Urban Design Week; Daniel Libeskind was announced as the architect for a new wing at his iconic Jewish Museum in Berlin; FastCo Design has a great story on the collaboration, in Villahermosa, Mexico, between Board Member Enrique Norten and Barbara Wilks on a new museum and park; Moshe Safdie’s Kauffman Center just opened in Kansas City; Jonathan Schrag was appointed to serve as Deputy Commissioner for Energy in the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and Board President Michael Sorkin’s new book, All Over the Map, has been receiving rave reviews from the likes of the Guardian and the Telegraph.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibitions: April 15-30

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Both Linda Pollak and Andy Bernheimer will serve as judges for the Architectural League’s Sketch 120: Greenpoint Edition tomorrow  afternoon (4/16); Craig Dykers and Board Member Maxine Griffith (pictured at left) will both speak at Colubmbia University’s GSAPP Alumni Weekend (4/16-17); Denise Hoffman Brandt will give a lecture on her City Sink project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 4/18; Anthony Flint will speak at TEDxTampaBay on 4/19; Bernheimer will speak on 4/20 at Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture; Jeff Byles will participate in a panel discussion at the Ineffably Urban symposium in Buffalo on 4/30; and the newly-launched Studio-X Rio de Janeiro has opened with an exhibit featuring work by Galia Solomonoff.

Columbia’s GSAPP Stages Summer Lectures

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation’s summer lecture series will feature two Institute-relevant events in July: those of you who enjoyed our May 6th Breakfast Club on MoMA’s Rising Currents show may be interested to know that Columbia faculty from three of the design teams (nARCHITECTS, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, and SCAPE) will discuss their participation in the show at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 21; and at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, July 28, IfUD Fellow Kate Orff will take part in a discussion with artist Mary Miss on the City as a Living Laboratory.

Designing Patch Dynamics by Brian McGrath

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

designing-patch-dynamicsInstitute fellow Brian McGrath co-edited Designing Patch Dynamics, printed by the Columbia University’s GSAPP press. The book includes background and information on patch dynamics as well as two years of both architecture and urban design student work. More