Fellows Events & Exhibitions: May 15-31, 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

SOM Chicago principal Philip Enquist will speak about ‘The Endless City’ at Penn Design’s 2011 commencement ceremony on 5/16; Rick Bell and Laurie Kerr will both participate in Fit City 6 at the Center for Architecture on 5/17; Lance Jay Brown will participate in the Better City/Better Life: North-South Initiative symposium at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan on 5/18; a reception for the exhibit Downtown Brooklyn Commons [PDF], featuring design proposals from the Rus en Urbe studio led by CCNY’s Denise Hoffman Brandt, Elisabetta Terragni, and Barbara Wilks, with a model created in charette with Michael Sorkin’s graduate urban design studio, will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall on 5/19; Deborah Berke will speak at the Miller House Symposium in Columbus, Indiana on 5/20 (the titular modernist residence is pictured at left); Peter D. Cavaluzzi will join a panel on Firm Identity in an Age of Mergers & Acquisitions at the CfA on 5/23;  Enquist will join David Dixon and other noted urbanists for a series of discussions at the Detroit Public Library’s Detroit By Design event on 5/24; and Toronto’s Urbanspace Gallery will host a book launch party for Ken Greenberg’s aforementioned Walking Home on 5/25.

ARCHIVE Institute Launches Kay e Sante nan Ayiti Competition

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Leslie Voltaire, the UN’s Special Envoy to Haiti and lead planner for the Haitian Government’s reconstruction plans, as well as the Institute for Urban Design’s guest at the June 4, 2010 symposium Rebuilding a Sustainable Haiti, will return to New York today, July 12, to speak at the launch of the ARCHIVE Institute’s Kay e Sante nan Ayiti (Housing and Health in Haiti) design competition. The competition will recognize the six-month anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti earlier this year by calling on architects, engineers, health specialists, and the general public to pool together their knowledge and submit housing designs which can mitigate transmission of airborne diseases like tuberculosis (TB). The event, which will also feature Housing Works CEO Charles King, will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM at CCNY’s Manhattan Campus in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium (160 Convent Avenue). If you plan to attend, please RSVP to mf@archiveinstitute.org.

Fellows Brown and Hutton to Speak at Consortium for Sustainable Urbanism Workshop

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Fellows Lance Jay Brown and Ernest Hutton will speak at a Consortium for Sustainable Urbanism-led workshop on How Creative and Sustainable Economies Can Lead to a Culture of Peace this Thursday and Friday, June 17-18, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The event will offer AIA CES, with 3 LUS/HSW available for June 17, and 8 LUS/HSW available for June 18. The day’s agenda is available for download here, and the registration form here.