Fellows’ Events and Exhibits

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012


stillspotting nyc, organized by David van der Leer and the Guggenheim, was offered last Saturday and Sunday in Staten Island; the “Civic Action” installation at Socrates Sculpture Park, including work by Mary Miss (pictured above), closed on Sunday; Kaja Kuhl hosts the last of this season’s workshops at her Phytoremediation Lab in the South Bronx on 8/11; an exhibit organized by Phil Enquist is on now through 8/31 at the Chicago River Museum, showcasing proposals for waterfront improvements along the river’s south branch.

Fellows’ Events and Exhibits

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Last Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Achva Stein gave a tour of the new Moroccan Court, followed by cocktails on the roof; also on 6/15, Rick Bell’s Center for Architecture hosted the AIA New York Chapter’s 145th Annual Meeting, where Lance Jay Brown is the 2013 First Vice President/2014 President-Elect; last Saturday in Shanghai, Board Member Thom Mayne spoke at the XXL Supertall Buildings conference co-hosted by Tonji University and USC; while 6/16 in the South Bronx, Kaja Kuhl hosted a workshop about her phytoremediation project; Laurie Kerr was at the Center for Architecture on 6/18 for a talk about “NYC’s Net Zero School”; Architecture for Humanity is having an online auction, running from 6/19 through 6/29, featuring work by Patron Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind, and Moshe Safdie; Jack Nyman’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute is hosting the day-long Advanced Energy Performance: Real Estate’s New Energy Asset Management Paradigm conference (pictured above) on 6/21, where both he and Laurie Kerr will speak.

Fellows in the News

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Rick Bell appeared on NBC New York’s Nonstop to discuss the Center for Architecture’s exhibits about Middle Eastern architecture; Bell also traveled to Albany with Susan Chin for Architects in Albany Lobby Day at the state capital; Bauwelt magazine featured an article about Richard Dattner and Andrew Whalley’s Via Verde affordable housing project; David Dixon presented more details about Goody Clancy’s master plan for the redevelopment of downtown Sandy Spring, GA to 200 local residents and stakeholders; in an article on the Atlantic Cities, Anthony Flint questioned the longevity of the new urbanism movement; Julie Iovine wrote about Board Member Toni Griffin’s new J. Max Bond Center in Architect’s Newspaper; Vitamin Green, a new book out from Phaidon about ‘eco-inventions,’ features work by Patron Steven Holl; Kaja Kuhl’s Phytoremediation project (pictured below) was featured in Urban Omnibus; John Palmieri spoke to the Washington Post about his Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s plans for Atlantic City.

New Fellows

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Please join us in welcoming five new additions to our urbanist community: Mark Fiedler, co-founder of New York’s Fiedler Marciano Architecture; Kaja Kühl, founder of youarethecity, a research, design, and planning practice in Brooklyn; Yale-based architecture critic Nina Rappaport (image from her book Support and Resist: Structural Engineers and Design Innovation pictured at right); Glenn Smith, a principal at Smith + Murray Studios in Washington, DC; and Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor at Architectural Record.

Olympia Kazi is Respondent for Energy Infrastructures Workshop

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Global-PolisInstitute executive director Olympia Kazi was the respondent for the Energy Infrastructures workshop at the Center for Architecture on May 15, 2009. Prompted by the question How do energy infrastructures define us as citizens (not just consumers)?, the participants were asked to visualize an energy infrastructure that requires or produces civic engagement. Workshop participants were divided as such:

Group 1:
Mark Shepard, University at Buffalo
Denise Hoffman Brandt, City College
Susannah Drake, 2009 President New York Chapter ASLA

Group 2:
Dan Michaelson, Linked by Air
Shin-pei Tsay, Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives
Kaja Kuhl, You are the City (TBC)

Group 3:
Anton Willis, Civil Twilight Design Collective
Eric Wilmot, Principal Strategist & Sustainability Lead, FROG
Casey Mack, Popular Architecture