by Camila Schaulson Frenz
The New York Architects’ Regatta Challenge is less than one month away! The New York Architects’ Regatta Foundation’s annual fundraiser supports charitable enterprises that provide waterfront access and educational experiences, including Riverkeeper, Project City Kids, Soundwaters, The Sailing Foundation of New York, and Rock the Boat. The two-day event will kick off on 09.10.14 with a cocktail party and skippers’ meeting in the Model Room of the New York Yacht Club. Racing will follow the next day, 09.11.14.
To read about last year’s regatta and how the AIA New York Chapter’s “Flying Eagles” fared, see the e-Oculus report by AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, here.
In addition, the registration deadline for the 2015 City of Dreams pavilion competition has been extended to 09.20.14, with submissions due 09.31.14. Organized by FIGMENT, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), the competition asks participants to create a gathering place on Governors Island for people to participate in programs, enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and history on the island. The theme of the pavilion points toward the future, challenging designers to create a temporary structure in the most sustainable and efficient way possible. For more inspiration, see our article on this year’s competition winner, CDR Studio’s Governors Cup, written by Ruben Ramales here.