Fellows’ Events and Exhibits

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Tonight in Los Angeles, Board Member Thom Mayne will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss Culture Now, a new research organization designed to connect academic work to real-world practice; in New York, Mary Miss urges everyone to attend a Hunter College panel discussion with art critics about her Broadway: 1000 Steps project (pictured at left); in Bern, Matthias Sauerbruch will give a lecture at the Architektur Forum; on Wednesday, OHNY hosts their 10th Annual Benefit at Claremont Stables, with Stephan Jaklitsch serving as event co-chair; Susan Chin will discuss women in leadership at the Center for Architecture on 6/8; Meta Brunzema will serve as featured guide as the AIA NY “Around Manhattan” architectural boat tour series continues on 6/10; the Fine Arts Federation of New York, for which Olympia Kazi serves on the Board, holds their Annual Meeting at Van Alen on 6/12 with Carol Coletta as a featured speaker; on 6/13, the AIA NY will hold their 145th Annual Meeting, where Lance Jay Brown is slated as 2013 First Vice President/2014 President-Elect.

Fellows’ Events and Exhibits

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

On Wednesday, Richard Sennett will speak at the Sam Fox School in St. Louis; the next day, on 4/19, Trevor Boddy will be at the Museum of Vancouver to discuss recent development projects in the city, while Elisabetta Terragni will be at Van Alen Books to talk about her contribution to Re-Cycle: Strategies for Architecture, City, and Planet; on 4/22, the “Civic Action” exhibit (pictured at left) featuring work by Mary Miss closes at the Noguchi Museum; on 4/27, Rosemary Wakeman hosts a lunch at Lincoln Center to discuss the state of the East River; the same day, the RPA will hold their Regional Assembly, a project for which Jeff Ferzoco has been hard at work; on 4/28, Craig Dykers gives the keynote address at the Banff Session 2012; an exhibit of the 23 best buildings in Germany at the DAM Frankfurt includes work by Matthias Sauerbruch’s firm and closes on 4/29; finally, please mark your calendars for the evening of 5/1, as Board Member Toni Griffin launches the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College.

Fellows in the News

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The lead project in teNeues’ recent book, New York Rooftop Gardens, is by Matthew Berman’s Workshop/APD; James Dart’s work in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans is included in a new book about design’s role in disaster recovery; a team at SOM lead by Phil Enquist announced the firm’s The Great Lakes Century initiative (pictured at left); in preparation for the Regional Assembly on 4/27, Jeff Ferzoco and his colleagues at the RPA launched an interactive town hall to engage the public about the future of New York’s metropolitan region; along with NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Charles McKinney spoke at length to Landscape Urbanism magazine about New York’s High Performance Landscape Guidelines; Matthias Sauerbruch’s firm has been shortlisted to develop university apartments as part of an urban extension plan for the University of Cambridge.

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: Bell, Cavaluzzi, Dart, Dubbeldam, Gans, Holl, Norten, Rogers, Sauerbruch, Stern, & Willis

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The NY Times spoke to Rick Bell about the planned expansion of the Center for Architecture, designed by Rob Rogers; the jury for a competition to re-design the Capitol Mall in Sacramento (pictured at left) included EE&K’s Peter David Cavaluzzi; the new book Beyond Shelter, published by Metropolis Books, features work by Jim Dart and Deborah Gans; the Architect’s Newspaper visited the newly-opened TASHAN restaurant in Philadelphia, designed by Board Member Winka Dubbeldam; ArchDaily recently posted a great video interview with Patron Steven Holl; today marks the start of construction on Board Member Enrique Norten’s new Rutgers Business School Building in Livingston, New Jersey; construction work on a new half-billion-dollar mixed-use complex designed by John Portman at the former site of the Shanghai Expo is just beginning in China’s largest city; IBM’s SmartPlanet.com took an in-depth look at the intricate facade of Matthias Sauerbruch’s KfW Westarkade in Frankfurt; Robert AM Stern’s George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas recently had its topping-out ceremony; and Beverly Willis reviewed critic Paul Goldberger’s book Why Architecture Matters for the Associates of the Art Commission.

Quoth the Fellows: Angotti, Dykers, & Sauerbruch

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

In criticizing the methodology behind the Bloomberg administration’s PlaNYC sustainability plan, Tom Angotti explained his chief concern thusly: “It’s an accountants’ approach to the city, not a planners’ approach.” At the public debut of Snøhetta’s re-design of Times Square (pictured at left), Craig Dykers stated that his much-anticipated plan was “not taking its cues from some pretty little things in Europe or something. Our design has a film noir feel to it; it’s more muscular.” Speaking to the Globe and Mail in advance of his keynote address at IIDEX/NeoCon event in Toronto last week, ‘crusader for color’ Matthias Sauerbruch noted that color “is slowly, slowly coming back, as a way of tuning buildings, almost like you would tune an instrument–slightly shifting their appearance, their identity, their atmospheric quality.”

Fellows’ Awards & Honors: Jahn, Sauerbruch, & Sorkin.

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The colorful KfW Westarkade tower in Frankfurt (pictured at left), designed by Matthias Sauerbruch, was named the Best Tall Building in Europe for 2011 by the CTBUH (Sauerbruch’s Oval Offices in Cologne were also featured in Architectural Record & Surface); the World Architecture Festival announced that they have named IfUD Board Chair Michael Sorkin the head of its ‘Super-Jury’ for 2011; the opening of Helmut Jahn’s Mansuetto Library was cited as one of the most important design events during the first half of 2011 by Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin.

Fellows in the News: Angotti, Balsley, Dart, Drucker, Dykers, Greenberg, Holl, Mayne, Sassen, Sauerbruch, Sollohub, & Weisz

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The Vanishing City, a new film on the gentrification of Manhattan, featuring interviews with Tom Angotti and Board Member Saskia Sassen, opened the Staten Island Film Festival; Angotti also spoke to the NY Daily News about his new research project at Hunter College trying to repurpose vacant residential units to shrink rates of homelessness; Mimi Zeiger profiled Thomas Balsley in the latest Landscape Architecture Magazine [PDF]; Jim Dart wrote briefly about progress on the Great Falls Arts + Revitalization Initiative at the Great Falls National Park in Paterson, NJ, a project that also involves Darius Sollohub and Claire Weisz; in nearby Nutley, NJ, Ken Drucker is designing a new pedestrian bridge at the Hoffman La Roche corporate campus; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston announced a shortlist of three firms for its planned expansion: Craig Dykers’ Snøhetta, Patron Steven Holl’s eponymous firm, and Board Member Thom Mayne’s Morphosis; hot off an interview with the Montreal Gazette, Ken Greenberg penned a requiem for a pedestrian bridge proposed in Toronto; Matthias Sauerbruch’s design for an office building on London’s Old Bailey (pictured at left) has been approved; and the Drawing Center has just launched a capital plan for their Claire Weisz-designed expansion.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibitions: April 1-14, 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Board Member Byron Stigge will speak at the Out of Water conference in Toronto, from 4/1-2; Denise Hoffman Brandt will speak at the Next Eco-City symposium in Seattle on 4/7-8; Board Member Winka Dubbeldam will speak at the Progressive Architecture Symposium in Mexico City, also on 4/7-8; Deborah Gans will discuss her work on the new stained glass window at Manhattan’s Eldridge Street Synagogue on 4/8; Mark Strauss will participate in a panel on the 3 Rs of the New Economy at the APA National Conference in Boston on 4/10; Richard Sennett (pictured at left) will deliver the 7th Annual Lewis Mumford Lecture on Urbanism at CCNY on 4/11; the AIA Design Awards Luncheon, which will honor IfUD Patron Steven Holl, Fellows Bruce Fowle and Claire Weisz, and Board Member Thom Mayne, will take place at Cipriani Wall Street on 4/12; and the new exhibit Façade: Through a Glass Darkly, featuring two buildings by Matthias Sauerbruch, will be on view at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, UK, now through 7/10.

Fellows in the News: Gelb, Greenberg, Mayne, Newman, Norten, Sauerbruch, & Ryall

Friday, March 4th, 2011

DNAinfo.com spoke with Stephanie Gelb about a recent tussle over the use of recreational space in Battery Park City; eOculus recapped a recent panel discussion, featuring Beth Greenberg, on the extension of NYC’s #7 subway line; Kenneth Greenberg compared his plans for client Ryerson University’s bid to establish a face on Toronto’s famed Younge Street to NYU’s presence on Washington Square Park; Inhabitat explored Board Member Thom Mayne’s new  campus for Giant Interactive in Shanghai (pictured at left); Herbert Newman’s firm was announced as the winner of a design competition for the Slover Memorial Library in Norfolk, VA; Architectural Record reviewed Board Member Enrique Norten’s renovation of the Chopo Museum in Mexico City; Land Securities released new designs by Matthias Sauerbruch’s for an office complex on London’s Old Bailey, and the Guardian profiled the architect’s recently-completed renovation of the Turkentor Gallery in Munich; and William Ryall’s Harlem loft is featured in the February issue of Dwell.