July 7, 2011
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07.04.11: The Amsterdam Center for Architecture, ARCAM, hosted a panel on the future of the profession. The discussion centered on professional organizations, including the BNA (the Dutch Association of Architects) and the AIA, and architecture policy in the Netherlands.

2011 AIANY President Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, introduced the program.

Laura Trimble

(L-R): Marlies Buurman, ARCAM; Luc Vroligjks, Urban Progress; Tracy Metz, Moderator and Journalist; Margaret Castillo; David Bragdon, Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, NYC; and Zef Hemel, Deputy Director of Spatial Planning for the City of Amsterdam.

Laura Trimble

06.21.11: The AIA New York Chapter held its 144th Annual Meeting at the Center for Architecture.

Daniel Libeskind, AIA, who was awarded the 2011 Medal of Honor, with AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, and Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA.

Sam Lahoz, Courtesy the Center for Architecture

David Burney, FAIA, Vice President for Design Excellence, 2012 AIANY Board, with Carmi Bee, FAIA.

Kristen Richards

Susan Chin, FAIA, with Charles McKinney, Assoc. AIA, ASLA, who received honorary AIANY membership.

Kristen Richards

John Morris Dixon, FAIA, who received the Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award, with (l-r): wife Carol Dixon, Peter Dixon of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, with past-President Theodore Leibman, and his wife, Nina.

Kristen Richards

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, Director for Programs & Strategic Planning, 2012 AIANY Board, with Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Editor-in-Chief of e-Oculus, and Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Director of Publications, who received an AIANY Special Citation.

Kristen Richards

06.22.11: As part of the Oculus Book Talk series, author Michael J. Crosbie, AIA, Ph.D., presented New York Dozen: Gen X Architects, which profiles the work of 12 new firms in New York City.

Along with Crosbie, the speakers included Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, who wrote the forward for the book, and Andre Kikoski, AIA, Andre Kikoski Architect; Eric Bunge, AIA, nARCHITECTS; Dan Wood, WORKac; Matthew Bremer, AIA, Architecture in Formation; Martin Finio, AIA, Christoff:Finio Architecture; Yolande Daniels, Studio SUMO; Sean Watts, Leroy Street Studio; Andy Bernheimer, Della Valle + Bernheimer Design; Claire Weisz, AIA, WXY architecture + urban design; and Mark Latham, Arts Corporation.

Christopher M. Crosbie

Richards interviews Crosbie for an AIANY podcast. Stay tuned for the announcement when it is posted online.

Christopher M. Crosbie

06.27.11: Michael Plottel, AIA, and Anna Torriani, AIA, co-chairs of the Public Architecture Committee organized a presentation and tour of the progress of the Second Avenue Subway. The tour was lead by Alaeden Jlelaty, Project Manager of Skanska USA Civil, and Judith Kunoff, AIA, Chief Architect of the MTA NYC Transit.

The tour group, which included Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director and Jay Bond, AIANY Policy Director, posed in the future Second Avenue Subway tunnel.

Alaeden Jlelaty

The AIANY Design for Aging Committee hosted a discussion about making living environments more age-friendly at the Center for Architecture. (L-R): Elizabeth Murray, interior designer and aging-in-place consultant; Eric Cohen, AIA, NCIDQ, Senior Associate Principal at Ethelind Coblin Architect; Rosemary Bakker, MA, ASID, Research Associate in Gerontologic Design in Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Ellen Fisher, PhD, ASID, Interim Dean, New York School of Interior Design; Jerry Maltz, AIA, Co-chair of the AIANY Design for Aging Committee. See “Aging Professionals Avoid ‘It Won’t Happen to Us’ Syndrome,” by Jerry Maltz, AIA, in this issue of e-Oculus to read more about the program.

Yutaka Takiura, AIA

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