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: August 15-31, 2011

Monday, August 15th, 2011

On 8/24, IfUD Founder Ann Ferebee and Jeff Byles will speak about their book, A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present, at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan branch; another previous IfUD Director, Olympia Kazi, recently launched the Van Alen Institute’s Parks for the People student design competition, with a deadline of 11/1; and Glimpses 2040, an exhibit featuring work (pictured at left) by Barbara Wilks, and recently reviewed in the Times and The L Magazine, will remain on view at the Center for Architecture through 9/10.

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 in the News: Blaik, Gorlin, Libeskind, Palmieri, Safdie, Sennett, Sheffer, Stepner, Walker, & Wong

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Detroit is abuzz with talk about Omar Blaik’s revitalization plan for the historic Midtown neighborhood, which recently got extensive write-ups from the Detroit News and the Free-Press; the latest issue of Dwell features a two-page spread on Alexander Gorlin’s The Brook development in the Bronx; a torquing tower designed by Daniel Libeskind will soon join a new cluster of skyscrapers rising in Jerusalem; John Palmieri recently visited Belfast as a guest lecturer for the city’s State of the City Development Debate; the Architect’s Newspaper recently visited Moshe Safdie’s studio for a look at his current projects, while the Huffington Post featured a slideshow of the architect’s daring Golden Dream Bay Sky Garden Apartments in Qinhuangdao; Richard Sennett wrote an article in the Guardian on the recent funding scandal at the London School of Economics; New York magazine talked to Ethel Sheffer about the uniquely depressing quality of long-vacant storefronts in newer buildings; Michael Stepner spoke to the Voice of San Diego about the challenges presented by “invisible parks”; construction is just getting underway to transform a disused stretch of Sydney’s waterfront into the 15-acre Headlands Park, designed by Peter Walker; and HuffPo visited the serenely swooping gardens (pictured at left), designed by John Wong, at the base of the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.