Fellows in the News

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Cosentini Associates has just appointed Gretchen Bank as their Director of Business Development and Marketing; Andrew Bernheimer has been announced as the new director for Parsons’ Master in Architecture program; Ken Fisher interviewed Camille Rivera, a leader In the Working Families Party in New York, for his CityWide talk show on 2/15; as part of their AEC Knowledge series, the AIANY released “Sustainable High Density Affordable Housing,” a new digital course presented by Mark GinsbergChris Hardwicke’s Ravine City concept is featured in the new book Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture (pictured at left)Patron Steven Holl and Board Member Thom Mayne are finalists to design the first academic building on Cornell’s new Roosevelt Island campus (Holl’s Zaituny Bay project was also recently profiled in the New York Times); David Manfredi recently presented Elkus Manfredi’s proposed “Ink Block” mixed-use development to a public forum in Boston; The Architect’s Newspaper profiled the Queens Plaza revamp designed by Linda Pollak’s firmthe March issue of Dwell features the ‘Ghost Houses’ project by Ted SheltonEthel Sheffer has been selected to join the AICP College of Fellows and will be inducted at the National Planning Conference in April; finally, congratulations to Beverly Willis, whose Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation celebrated its tenth anniversary on 2/21.

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: Dubbeldam, Griffin, Jones, Kelley, Libeskind, Locke, Manfredi, Safdie, Sollohub, & Stern

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Curbed included Board Member Winka Dubbeldam’s 597 Greenwich Street on their list of Innovative Residences You Need to Know Right Now; Mayor Dave Bing announced the re-launch of the Detroit Works program, with Board Member Toni Griffin heading up the development of a long-range development plan for the troubled Rust Belt city; Mary Margaret Jones (whose Olympic Park in London, pictured at left, was just completed) has been selected to design a new public entertainment waterfront attraction in Corpus Christi, Texas; Bill Kelley is leading the charge to add more sidewalk cafe space to Greenwich Village’s West 8th Street; good news came for two skyscrapers designed by Daniel Libeskind: the developers of his Zlota 44 building in Warsaw secured financing to complete construction, while his Eden Center in Jerusalem received official approval to move forward; Anne Locke spoke to WestfairOnline about the recent boom in medical facilities construction; “The Mobius,” Michael Manfredi’s entry to the Portal to the Point ideas competition in Pittsburgh, was featured on ArchDaily; Moshe Safdie released renderings for a massive $3.1 billion, six-tower, 10 million-square-foot mixed-use complex planned for Chongqing, China; a course designed by NJIT’s Darius Sollohub in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity was featured in a round-up of innovative and unconventional college courses around New Jersey; and Robert A.M. Stern was interviewed about his skyscraping One Horizon Center project in Gurgaon, India.

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.

Fellows in the News: Angotti, Bell, Berman, Blaik, Ferebee, Flint, Hartmann, Holl, Pasquarelli, Rogers, & Safdie

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Tom Angotti criticized Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC for not focusing enough on providing affordable housing in the Gotham Gazette; The Epoch Times interviewed Rick Bell about how the economic recovery will affect the architectural profession; Inhabitat interviewed Matt Berman about workshop/apd’s GreeNOLA project; land-use advocacy organization The Fayette Alliance has launched a campaign to bring Omar Blaik to Lexington to help develop a plan for enhancing the relationship between that city and its anchor institutions; the New York Times plugged IfUD Founder Ann Ferebee’s new book, A History of Design form the Victorian Era to the Present; Anthony Flint wrote for The Angle about how bike-sharing could improve traffic in Boston; John Hartmann spoke to Brian Lehrer about his map for WNYC’s “New Littles” feature (pictured at left), popped up in an Architect profile of the non-profit SUPERFRONT, and launched a new Kickstarter fundraising initiative for his +FARM project; a+t released a new book on mixed use hybrid buildings with a preface written by Patron Steven Holl; Gregg Pasquarelli talked to Architect about the launch of SHoP Construction, while Paul Goldberger reviewed the firm’s newly-opened East River Esplanade in the New Yorker; Christopher Hawthorne reviewed Rob Rogers’ firm Rogers Marvel’s winning proposal for the redesign of Washington DC’s Ellipse; and Moshe Safdie was announced as the architect for Bishan Central, a planned 540-unit residential skyscraper in Singapore.

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.