January 25, 2011
by: Emily Nemens

In this issue:
· Passing, Edgar Tafel, FAIA
· Code Committee Applications Now Being Accepted
· eCalendar

Passing, Edgar Tafel, FAIA
Edgar Tafel, FAIA, a luminary of the New York architectural community and the namesake of the Center for Architecture’s Tafel Hall, passed away on 01.18.11. He was 98. A remembrance is planned for 02.17.11, 4:00 pm, at the Center for Architecture. Read Tafel’s obituary in the New York Times. Said Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director, “Edgar was a friend, colleague, and mentor to many architects and designers in New York and almost everywhere else. He lived just across Washington Square Park from the Center for Architecture and would frequently walk over for exercise and conversation, regaling students, staff, and visitors with stories of Mr. Wright and his own buildings. The Lecture Hall of the Center is named in his honor, and, now, in his memory.”

Bell and Edgar Tafel, FAIA, in the Center for Architecture’s Tafel Hall in August 2010.

Emily Nemens

Code Committee Applications Now Being Accepted
The NYC Department of Buildings is requesting applications from members of the architectural community to serve on technical committees that will help develop and review amendments to the NYC Construction Codes as part of the mandated three-year revision cycle. Applications will now be accepted through 02.11.11 (extended from 02.04.11). Download the Request for Committee Participant (pdf) for more information.

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.


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