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  • March 11, 2019
    FutureNOW: Re-imaging Practice Through Data Disruption
    FutureNOW: Re-imaging Practice. Image: Katherine Zwick.
    FutureNOW: Re-imaging Practice. Image: Katherine Zwick.

    Join us Saturday, March 16th for FutureNOW, a day long symposium that will explore the implementation of technology-driven advancements in the AEC industry. Through a series of presentations, discussions, and collaborations, industry leaders and emerging professionals will share insights on how a data-driven mindset can enhance the design process, quantify the value of good design, while moving companies into the future. The morning will feature presentations on the industry as it stands Now. The afternoon will open the discussion to participants during a workshop focused on Future opportunities afforded by new technology.

    The Now: A Primer for Understanding and Adjusting to Data Disruption
    Data is not new to the profession; traditionally, it’s been critical to city planning and building performance. However, over the last few years, the quantity, quality, and specificity of data has dramatically improved. New technologies, like visual scripting and artificial intelligence, have become mainstream, encouraging a shift in practice towards more efficient design and construction workflows. Data has also given the AEC community the ability to more objectively quantify the value of their work.

    The Future: A New Data-Driven Architecture
    The architectural profession must adapt and implement new technologies to stay relevant in a data-driven economy. During the afternoon, participants will form groups to discuss opportunities afforded by new tech in architecture. Ideas will be collected and formatted as part of a new tech implementation toolkit that will be shared with NYC firm leadership. Following the workshop, each group will briefly share their ideas during a cocktail hour.


    Shane Burger, Principal, Woods Bagot  [Architectural Innovation in Response to the Digital Disruption]
    Erleen Hatfield, AIA, PE, Managing Partner, Hatfield Group [Thinking Big and Embracing New Technology]
    Onur Yuce Gun, Senior Computational Designer, New Balance [Forward Thinking]

    Moderator: Phil Bernstein, FAIA, Associate Dean, Yale School of Architecture

    Please register for the event HERE.  If you’re interested in reading more about the implications of new technology prior to the event please follow our FutureNOW supplemental reading list.

  • July 23, 2018
    Call for EP Sessions at A’19

    The deadline to submit the Phase 1 proposals for seminars for the upcoming A’19 is August 1:

    To help emerging professionals develop proposals, the Young Architects Forum (YAF) Knowledge Group has prepared several documents and templates for use and reference:

    • Session Proposal Overview
    • YAF Template – Easily create and edit content in this Word document and then copy and paste the text into the online submission portal.
    • Top A’19 Conference Topic Ideas – A compiled list of sample topics that could be built or expanded upon. These topics are divided these into four categories that will fit within the YAF strategic goals for Practice Innovation: The Built Environment/Future Trends, Business/Firm Management, Social Justice/Community Advocacy, and Leadership Building.

    The deadline to submit workshops is October 30.

  • March 29, 2018
    Call for Volunteers – City of Dreams Pavilion 2018
    Oculi by Austin+Mergold in collaboration with Maria Park, and consulting engineers Chris Earls (Cornell) and Scott Hughes (Silman)
    Oculi by Austin+Mergold in collaboration with Maria Park, and consulting engineers Chris Earls (Cornell) and Scott Hughes (Silman)

    The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) are looking for volunteers to help in the construction of our City of Dreams Pavilion this season. This year’s winning team, Oculi, will be doing a site survey next week Wednesday, April 4 on Governors Island. If anyone is interested in spending a morning meeting the winning team and learning more about the project please email us at Volunteer seats are filling up fast!

  • March 16, 2018
    Beyond the Boards: Conversations on Process and Project Challenges
    2018 AIANY President Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Managing Partner at FXCollaborative
    2018 AIANY President Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Managing Partner at FXCollaborative
    Henry Pemberton, Project Architect, FXCollaborative.
    Henry Pemberton, Project Architect, FXCollaborative.
    Aleksandr Mergold of Austin + Mergold, winner of the 2018 City of Dreams Competition.
    Pre-cast facade panels.
    Pre-cast facade panels.
    Site visit.
    Site visit.

    In February the ENYA Committee launched the Beyond the Boards program. The program is a two part event; members are invited into the office of a leading design firm, during which the firm is asked to discuss their design philosophy and a project currently under construction. The presentation highlights the unique challenges of the project during design and construction phases, after which, members enjoy refreshments and are encouraged to explore the office. The following week members are led on a site tour to see the resolution of project challenges first hand.

    The inaugural Beyond the Boards program was hosted last month by FXCollaborative.  2018 AIANY President Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Managing Partner at FXCollaborative welcomed ENYA to his firm with a call to action. Following the presidential theme of “Architect|Activist,” attendees were encouraged to contribute their design thinking to solve the challenging issues of our time. Design Director Jim Bushong and Project Architect Henry Pemberton then shared the firms work including an in-depth look at the conception and realization of the upper west side residential project, The Chamberlain.

    We also had the opportunity to introduce this year’s City of Dreams competition winner. Aleksandr Mergold of Austin + Mergold presented the winning proposal. It features the creative use of recycled grain bins that can be found across the United States. The proposal was aligned perfectly with the competition’s brief and the firm’s statement, “We see our work process as slow architecture. Believing that it is preferable to rethink and repurpose existing resources than to tap new ones…”

    The City of Dreams pavilion is an annual competition hosted by FIGMENT, the ENYA committee and the the Structural Engineers Association of New York. The competition aims to promote sustainability-oriented thinking amidst the architecture and design communities, requiring designers to consider the environmental impact of their designs from materials sourcing to disposal or preferably reuse of waste.

  • January 19, 2018
    2018 City of Dreams Pavilion – Finalists Announced

    ENYA, in partnership with Figment and SEAoNY, have announced the finalists for the 2018 City of Dreams Pavilion competition.  Stay tuned, the winner will be announced at the end of the month!

    The five finalists’ proposals are chonicled at Curbed NY


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