February 22, 2011
by Emily Nemens
02.10.11: “The Juggad Urbanism: Resourceful Strategies for India Cities” exhibition opened at the Center for Architecture. Set in the uneven urban landscapes of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Pune, India, “Jugaad Urbanism” explores how the energy of citizens “making-do” is translated by architects, urban planners, and governmental and nongovernmental entities into efficient and inventive strategies for sustainable urban growth. The exhibition is on view through 05.21.11.

Nayan Parikh, President-Elect, Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA); Rosamond Fletcher, AIANY Director of Exhibitions; Ravi Shenoy, President, Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA); Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director; Vinod Devgan, Assistant Commissioner, Structures Division, NYC Department of Design and Construction and SIAEA representative on the Jugaad Urbanism Advisory Committee

Sam Lahoz

Jugaad Urbanism Curator Kanu Agrawal, Umberto Dindo, AIA, AIANY Secretary and Jugaad Urbanism Advisory Committee Member, and David Stein, son of architect Joseph Allen Stein.

Sam Lahoz.

A member of Red Baraat, who performed at the opening.

Sam Lahoz

Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, LEED AP, managing director of AIANY, wore a dress by designer Vikram Phadnis.

Kristen Richards.

View from street into the Center.

Kristen Richards

02.12.11: A day-long symposium on Low Income Housing and Informal Settlements in India brought together experts and practitioners from around globe.

Reinhold Martin, Columbia University GSAPP; Vyjayanthi Rao, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research; Kanu Agrawal, Exhibition Curator; Scott Duncan, Senior Designer, SOM; Neera Adarkar, expert on the chawls; Earl Jackson, AIA, Associate Director, Urban Design and Planning; Yamina Djacta, MBA, Deputy Director, New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements Programme; Filipe Balestra and Sara Göransson, Urban Nouveau; Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Exectuive Director

Emily Nemens

02.14.11: The Center for Architecture opened a spotlight exhibition featuring the High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC. The Guidelines were co-authored by the NYC Parks Department and the Design Trust for Public Space

Therese Braddick, Deputy Commissioner of Capital Projects, Department of Parks & Recreation; Charles McKinney, Principal Urban Designer, Department of Parks & Recreation; Nette Compton, Senior Project Manager for Design, Department of Parks & Recreation; Deborah Marton, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space; Adrian Benepe, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIANY

Emily Nemens

02.17.11: Celebrating the 58th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards at The Modern

Architect Editor-in-Chief Ned Cramer with Charles Renfro, AIA; Diller Scofidio + Renfro won a 2011 P/A Award for a proposed seasonal expansion of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.

Kristen Richards

(L-R): Marion Weiss, AIA, Weiss/Manfredi Architects; Carol Dixon; John Morris Dixon, FAIA (former editor of Progressive Architecture magazine); Michael Manfredi, FAIA, Weiss/Manfredi; and Katie Gerfen, Senior Editor, Architect magazine.

Kristen Richards

(L-R): Karen Fairbanks, AIA, Marble Fairbanks; juror Zoë Ryan, Art Institute of Chicago (and former senior curator at the Van Alen Institute), Giuseppe Lignano, AIA, LOT-EK.

Kristen Richards

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