June 29, 2012
by admin

In this issue:
• From the Desk of the President: Joseph Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
• eCalendar


From the Desk of the President: Joseph Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

I want to update you on some of our recent advocacy work on your behalf.

This month AIANY joined Mayor Bloomberg at the opening of the Via Verde housing development in the Bronx, which serves as a national model for sustainable affordable housing. The development is a tangible example of AIANY’s involvement in shaping policy.

Via Verde was the winning response to the 2006 New Housing New York Legacy competition, a collaboration of public and private forces including the Bloomberg Administration, AIANY, and NYSERDA. The competition’s aim was to promote affordable, sustainable, and mixed-income housing by using innovative design. Representing AIANY at the ribbon cutting was Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, chair of the New Housing New York (NHNY) steering committee; former AIANY President and steering committee member Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA. Furthermore, the project team of Dattner Architects, Grimshaw, Phipps Houses, and Jonathan Rose Companies received the Andrew J. Thomas Pioneer in Housing Award at the recent AIANY annual meeting.

Bell wrote an op-ed about Via Verde’s opening and its significance [editor’s note: Bell’s remarks at the Ribbon Cutting were published in last week’s e-Oculus].

If you have questions or comments about our policy efforts, or to find out how you can be involved, please be in touch with Jay B. Bond, AIANY Policy Director: jbond@aiany.org.


eCalendar
eCalendar includes a listing of architectural events at the Center and around NYC.

Mon 07.09.2012

Oculus Book Talk: John Hill’s Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

AIA CES: 1.0 LU
Register/RSVP

 

Tue 07.10.2012
Around Manhattan Official NYC Architectural Boat Tour
2:00 PM – 4:45 PM
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW
RSVP

 

Wed 07.11.2012
ARE Prep Summer Series: BDCS Division
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Register

 

Thu 07.12.2012
The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections Opening
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RSVP

Around Manhattan Official NYC Architectural Boat Tour
2:00 PM – 4:45 PM
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW
RSVP

Field Trip to New Transplant Unit at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW
Register/RSVP

 

Sat 07.14.2012
The Harlem Edge Symposium
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RSVP

 

Sun 07.15.2012
Around Manhattan Official NYC Architectural Boat Tour
2:00 PM – 4:45 PM
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW
RSVP

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