by Camila Schaulson Frenz
07.11.13: AIANY held its 2013 Heritage Ball kick-off reception at The Caledonia, a residential building developed by the Related Companies. Related Chairman and Founder Stephen M. Ross is being honored at this year’s Heritage Ball. The other honorees are Patricia E. Harris, First Deputy Mayor, City of New York; Tod Williams, FAIA, and Billie Tsien, AIA, Co-Founders, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; and Richard Kahan, Founder and CEO, The Urban Assembly.
07.11.13: AIANY Board leadership, members, and staff attended the Heritage Ball kick-off reception at MiMA.
07.15.13: AIANY hosted its Second Annual Golf Classic at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, NJ. Over 130 golfers from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate communities participated in the event, which raised significant funds to support the AIA New York Chapter.
07.09.13: The “Post-Sandy: The Effect on the URBAN” symposium and workshop was held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology to discuss recovery strategies in Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, and the region.
07.09.13: Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP, Partner at BIG, discussing how public infrastructure can be conceived with social side-effects in mind at “Social Infrastructure,” organized by the AIANY Technology Committee.
07.10.13: Ilana Judah, Int’l Assoc, AIA, and Pat Sapinsley, AIA, LEED AP, Co-Chairs of the AIANY Committee on the Environment, with the speakers at “MidCentury (un)Modern: An Environmental Analysis of the Manhattan Office Building.” The discussion raised the provocative question: Is it more sustainable to retrofit or to demolish office buildings built between the 1950s and mid-1970s?
07.16.13: Beth Broome, Managing Editor of Architectural Record, led a discussion on the socially transformative power of architecture in Medellín between architects Francisco Sanin and Orlando Garcia and Medellín’s Planning Commissioner, Jorge Pérez, during “Medellín’s Renaissance.”
07.17.13: Ron Shiffman, FAICP, Hon. AIA NYS, of the Pratt Graduate Center for Planning & the Environment, led a discussion between Joan Byron of the Pratt Center for Community Development; Henk Ovink, Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force; and Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, Co-Chair of the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, on how to infuse collaboration, civic engagement, and design innovation into the recovery and adaptation process in Sandy-affected areas during the first session of “Equity, Engagement and Transparency in Urban Adaptation: Best Case Scenarios from Abroad.”
07.18.13: Charles McKinney, Hon. AIA, ASLA, of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, moderated the discussion at “Living in a Fit Nation.”
07.19.13: After presenting the two-part publication Active Design: Shaping the Sidewalk Experience, Skye Duncan joined a discussion with NYC DDC Commissioner David Burney, FAIA, and Stephen Whitehouse, RLA, AICP, LEED AP, moderated by Ernie Hutton, FAICP, Assoc. AIA, on the complexities of the policies, players, and physical form of pedestrian streetscapes.