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 & Exhibits: March 1-15, 2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Meta Brunzema will discuss her contribution to the new book “Feminist Practices” at Van Alen Books tonight (3/1) and at Bluestockings Bookstore tomorrow (3/2); also this evening, Tom Angotti will give a lecture at Parsons, as part of the new “In the Urban Crisis” series; Theo David will lecture at Pratt tonight, in advance of the opening of his exhibit, “Built Ideas: A Life of Teaching, Learning, and Action,” at the Hazel and Robert H. Siegel Gallery in Brooklyn; Olympia Kazi’s Van Alen Institute will hold its next Open House Brunch and Design Speed Dating event on 3/3; on the same day, “Los Límites de la Forma”, a new exhibit of work by Board Member Enrique Norten, will open at the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico; on 3/8, Board Member Claire Weisz will be at the National Building Museum in D.C. to participate in a panel entitled “Architecture and the Great Recession” organized by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (lead by Wanda Bubriski); the next day on 3/9, Weisz will be at The Cooper Union in New York to introduce the latest “Emerging Voices” lecture; an exhibit of work by Craig Dykers‘ Snøhetta is currently on display at the Reykjavík Art Museum and will close on 4/3; and back at the National Building Museum, the exhibit “Unbuilt Washington” features work by Board Member Thom Mayne (picture at left) and is on view through 5/28.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibits: February 1-15, 2012

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at St. Louis’ Washington University announced its spring lecture series, with Craig Dykers set to speak tonight (2/1), and visits from Gregg Pasquarelli and Richard Sennett scheduled for later this semester; Rob Rogers will speak about Rogers Marvel’s recent work (including President’s Park South, pictured at left) at the National Building Museum in Washington on 2/2; Denise Hoffman Brandt and Board Member Toni Griffin have organized a panel, Defining Cultural Landscapes, at CCNY on 2/3 (with opening remarks by Olympia Kazi); the Center for Architecture will host the panel Freedom of Assembly: Public Space Today Redux on 2/4, with Thomas Balsley, Rick Bell, Lance Jay Brown, and Susan Chin all participating (Brown will be back at the Center, with David Dixon, for a discussion about Climate Change on 2/17); Bruce Fowle will speak at the Center’s Active Design 201 on 2/7; Board Member Claire Weisz will speak in New York, also on 2/7, at the Studio-X panel Trash Tubes of the Future; Board Member Enrique Norten will give a talk at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach on 2/9; that same day, in New York, Ernie Hutton will moderate a discussion on the Miami21 zoning initiative; and a new exhibit at the National Academy, featuring work by Robert A.M. Stern, has just opened and will remain on view in New York through 4/29.

Fellows’ Awards & Competitions: Brown, Dykers, Griffin, Handel, Harwick, Hoffman Brandt, Holl, Jahn, Kazi, Libeskind, Manfredi, Rogers, Sorkin, Stastny, Wakeman, & Walker

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Lance Jay Brown will serve as a juror for the AIANY State 2012 Honors Awards, to be presented this coming April; the teams proceeding to the third and final round of the National Mall Design Competition, managed by Donald Stastny, were announced, with Craig Dykers, Michael Manfredi, Rob Rogers, and Peter Walker all still in the mix; Dykers was also just announced as the chair of the jury for the 2012 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture International Design Competition; Ron Harwick’s Columbia Parc neighborhood in New Orleans (pictured at left) had a banner year, taking home multiple honors–click here to download a full list of awards and more information on the project; Patron Steven Holl’s Cité de l’Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France, won the sole award in the Play category in Architect magazine’s 2011 Annual Design Review; critic Lee Bey cited the opening of Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library on his list of the best Chicago architecture of the past year (echoing Blair Kamin’s list from earlier in the month); the Parks for the People competition, organized by Olympia Kazi’s Van Alen Institute and with Steven Handel sitting on the jury, just announced the selection of nine teams to move on to the second round–one of which is led by CCNY’s Denise Hoffman Brandt and Board Member Toni Griffin; Daniel Libeskind’s Crystals at CityCenter project in Las Vegas won Gold and Sustainable Design Awards in the ICSC’s annual US Design & Development Awards; Urban Omnibus announced an essay competition to complement the Architectural League’s exhibit The Unfinished Grid, with our own Board President Michael Sorkin on the jury (deadline: 2/1/12); and Rosemary Wakeman has received a EURIAS Senior Fellowship to spend the next year at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies completing her book on the New Town Movement.

The Official IfUD Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, December 16th, 2011

If you’re looking for some ideas for what to give to design-minded friends, family, or colleagues, we’d recommend browsing through the list of our Fellows’ publications over the past year: Tom Angotti’s New York For Sale came out in paperback; Andy Bernheimer and Board Member Claire Weisz both had projects included in Michael Crosbie’s New York Dozen; Jim Dart and Deborah Gans‘ work in New Orleans was featured in Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity; Founder Ann Ferebee released a new edition of A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present, updated to include recent years; critic Justin Davidson included Alexander Gorlin’s Tomorrow’s Houses on his round-up of the most Notable Design Books of 2011; Ken Greenberg’s Walking Home was published to great acclaim; Jamie Hand, Olympia Kazi, and Kate Orff co-edited Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park, which features work by Barbara Wilks; Horizontal Skyscraper, Patron Steven Holl’s latest publication, is just hitting bookstore shelves now; Board Member Thom Mayne rolled out a new manifesto called Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form; Board President Michael Sorkin’s most recent collection of essays, All Over the Map, has been building buzz; and Frederick Steiner released Design for a Vulnerable Planet this past spring.

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’ Awards & Honors: Hartmann & Rogers

Monday, July 18th, 2011

John Hartmann’s Freecell received an Honorable Mention for their entry to the Life at the Speed of Rail competition organized by Olympia Kazi’s Van Alen Institute; and Rob Rogers‘ firm Rogers Marvel won a competition to re-design Washington DC’s Ellipse (pictured at left)

Quoth the Fellows: Kazi, Sassen, & Safdie

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

In a chat with the Wall Street Journal about the Van Alen Institute’s new bookstore on 22nd Street, Olympia Kazi said of architects: “They’re books junkies, no matter how many Nooks and iPads. They still love their print, the hard copy.” In an article in the latest Americas Quarterly, Board Member Saskia Sassen detailed the ways that networked cities and citizens are changing the way business is done, stating in no uncertain terms that “There is no such entity as the global economy.” Moshe Safdie, meanwhile, reflected on the international atmosphere at the construction site for his Marina Bay Sands project in Singapore (pictured at left) at a press conference, noting that “One tower was built by Chinese workers, and another tower was built by a Bangladeshi team. It looked like the Tower of Babel.”