June 22, 2011
by Jessica Sheridan Assoc. AIA LEED AP
06.08.11: The “Glimpses of New York and Amsterdam in 2040” exhibition opened at the Center for Architecture. Associated programming throughout the week included panel discussions about the long-term futures of both Amsterdam and New York.

Ferdinand Dorsman, Director of Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Samuel Lahoz

(L-R): AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, with Luc Vrolijks of Urban Progress, Marlies Buurman of ARCAM, and NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe.

Samuel Lahoz

Dutch and New York Glimpses participants gathered at the Center for a press preview, 06.08.11.

Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

Glimpses panelists with AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP (far left).

Samuel Lahoz

06.21.11: Chapter membership and honorees gathered for the 144th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.

Past Chapter Presidents receiving their medals.

Sam Lahoz

Oculus committee Chair Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award Honoree John Morris Dixon, FAIA, and AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP.

Sam Lahoz

AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel Libeskind, AIA, and AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP.

Sam Lahoz

05.11.11: Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark announced the winner of the Danish Arts Foundation’s design competition for new furniture for the Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN headquarters. The event took place at the Museum of Modern Art.

Mary Burke, AIA, IIDA, AIANY Vice President of Design Excellence (right), meets the Queen.

Rick Bell, FAIA

06.10-12.11: FIGMENT NYC 2011, a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture, took place on Governors Island. Performances and art events took place throughout the weekend at various sites, including at the Burble Bup pavilion, the winning entry to the FIGMENT/ENYA/SEAoNY City of Dreams Pavilion competition designed by Bittertang.

One impromptu performance included a small chamber music group of local elementary school children.

Jessica Sheridan

Clarence performed several times throughout the weekend.

Jessica Sheridan

05.25.11: Bloomberg News held a launch party for The Agile City: Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, by James S. Russell, FAIA, Bloomberg architecture critic and Oculus editorial advisor.

(L-R): Oculus Committee Chair Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP; James S. Russell, FAIA; and New Yorker Critic Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, on the 28th floor of Bloomberg News HQ.

Kristen Richards

Belmont Freeman, FAIA, with Architectural Record’s only two female editors-in-chief, newly-appointed Cathleen McGuigan (left), and Mildred Schmertz, who served as editor from 1985 to 1990.

Kristen Richards

06.09.11: The second annual Iron Designer Challenge took place at The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction to raise funds for a state-of-the-art media/technology lab. Teams from Cerami & Associates; Gensler; Northern Bay Contractors; OMNI Architects; Parsons Brinckerhoff; Robert Silman Associates; Thornton Tomasetti; and Turner Construction competed for the 2011 Iron Designer title. Each team worked with three students from the school to develop a “Portal” design that incorporated the secret ingredient: LED light strips.

The event was hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Lauren Glassberg with musical guests The Roof Walkers. Design education partners for the program included ACE Mentoring; the Center for Architecture Foundation; and the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA).

Teams constructed their Portals in the school’s gymnasium.

Jessica Sheridan

Gensler won the title of Iron Designer for the second year in a row.

Jessica Sheridan

06.06.11: Architecture Research Office celebrated two big wins this month: the firm was named the winner of the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, and Kim Yao, AIA (left), joined ARO founders Stephen Cassell, AIA, LEED AP (center), and Adam Yarinsky, FAIA, LEED AP, as a principal in the firm.

Kristen Richards

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