September 15, 2009
by: Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP
09.02.09:Archiculture threw a benefit party at the Center For Architecture. More than 400 guest came to see the premiere of the filmmaker’s new trailer, listen to a roundtable discussion about architectural education, and dance the night away.


Co-Producer/Directors Ian Harris and David Krantz.

Kevin Wick

09.10.09: The AIANY Emerging NY Architects Committee (ENYA) launched its fourth biennial international ideas competition, HB:BX Building Cultural Infrastructure, at the Trespa Design Centre. For more information about the competition, go to the website.


ENYA with “clients” Artists Unite and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. (L-R): Sean Rasmussen; Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP; Megan Chusid, Assoc. AIA; Joseph E. Hawkins, Assoc. AIA; Brynnemarie Lanciotti; Brandon Cook, LEED AP; Najahyia Chinchilla, LEED AP; Matthew Howard; Rosa Naparstek, steering committee member for Artists Unite; Yvonne Chang, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP; and Sergio Bessa, Director of Education at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Kristen Richards


Partygoers look on as ENYA announces the competition brief.

Jessica Sheridan

09.09.09: The official unveiling ceremony of Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s New Amsterdam Pavilion took place on the Peter Minuit Plaza in Battery Park. Guests of honor included the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Under Secretary of State Judith A. McHale, and Frans Timmermans the Dutch Minister for European Affairs.


The Design Team: (L-R) Stephen Matkovits, AIA, LEED AP (Handel Architects); D. Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP (Handel Architects); Gijs Libourel (Buro Happold); Gary Handel, AIA (Handel Architects); Wouter de Jonge (UNStudio); Christian Veddeler (UNStudio); Nat Stanton (Buro Happold); Kyle Miller (UNStudio); Mark Morris (Handel Architects, not pictured).

Handel Architects

09.10.09: Officials presented new design details for the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. President Joe Daniels briefed on activities of the past year, architect Steven Davis, FAIA, partner at Davis Brody Bond Aedas, gave an update on the design, and Director Alice Greenwald presented an overview of the vision for the museum.


Museum pavilion at dusk.

Squared Design Lab


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