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.

The Future of the New York Metropolitan Region

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

If you could change one thing about the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region, what would it be? The Regional Plan Association wants to know!  In anticipation of their 22nd Annual Regional Assembly on 4/27, the RPA has launched MindMixer, an interactive, online town hall forum. Head on over to the site, answer questions like ‘Are we building the right housing?‘ and win rewards. Check out how it works here, and share your ideas about making this region a better place to live, work, and play.

Fellows in the News

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations shortlisted Craig Dykers’ Snøhetta and Board Member Thom Mayne’s Morphosis to design the New Embassy Compound in Mexico City; RPA Fellow Alex Marshall reviewed Institute Founder Ann Ferebee and Jeff Byles’ recent book, A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present; Anthony Flint reported on the annual TED conference and Prize winner, ‘The City 2.0′; Board Chair Michael Sorkin’s New York City Steady State plan (pictured at left) was profiled on the green design blog, inhabitat; and for the blog of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, June Williamson wrote about ‘Retrofitting for Fecundity’ and her speculative retrofit of a big-box center in L.A.

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.