Fellows’ New Projects

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

David Briggs’ Loci Architecture was selected to design a new home for Brooklyn Prospect Charter School; an HOK team led by Kenneth Drucker won the competition to design a new medical school at the University at Buffalo; an art gallery by Patron Steven Holl’s firm recently opened outside of Seoul (pictured at left); Daniel Libeskind is delving into product design, and unveiled his collaboration with an Italian door manufacturer; the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation has selected Barbara Wilks to redevelop St. Patrick’s Island on the Bow River.

Fellows in the News

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Weighing in on the Loci Architecture blog about the contentious debate regarding NYU’s expansion in Greenwich Village, David Briggs questions if new buildings could strike a balance with the existing community; in the latest issue of The Architect’s Newspaper, Jeff Byles profiles Meta Brunzema’s “Building Exhibition Hudson Valley/Erie Canal” project; Susan Chin wrote an op-ed for the New York Observer about the Design Trust for Public Space’s collaboration on the “Taxi of Tomorrow”; also in Design Trust news, the organization’s “Made in Midtown” project is featured in the newly released book, Designing for Social Change; an HOK team led by Ken Drucker is a finalist to design the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY-Buffalo; work done for Marc Jacobs by Mark Gardner and Stephan Jaklitsch’s firm is profiled in Interior Design (pictured above); Laurie Kerr discussed cutting building energy use for an article by the Urban Land Institute; Lebbeus Woods published an extensive transcript of his conversation with Board Member Thom Mayne; Mercedes House, a new residential building by Board Member Enrique Norten, was profiled in The Real Deal; Grahame Shane wrote an article in Bauwelt magazine about restoring the urban dream through affordable housing; Don Stastny oversaw a competition to redesign Austin’s downtown Waller Creek, with Robert Rogers’ firm coming in as a finalist.

New Fellows

Monday, March 12th, 2012

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of five new Fellows to the Institute: David Briggs, a Principal at Loci Architecture and a co-founder of Gowanus by DesignJeff Ferzoco, Creative and Technical Director at the Regional Plan Association; artist Mary Miss (pictured at left) of Mary Miss StudioArmando Ramos, Director of FR-EE; and Bill Schacht of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College.