December 18, 2013
by Camila Schaulson Frenz
11.21.13: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, (center left) presented a Proclamation honoring the 20th anniversary of Architecture Research Office (ARO), to Principals Adam Yarinsky, FAIA, LEED AP; Kim Yao, AIA; and Stephen Cassell, AIA, LEED AP.Credit: Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
11.21.13: Principal Kim Yao, AIA (right) celebrated the 20th anniversary of Architecture Research Office (ARO) with former student Camila Schaulsohn, e-Oculus editor-in-chief, and Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, Oculus editor-in-chief.chief, and Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, Oculus editor-in-chief. Credit: Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
12.04.13: More than 300 construction workers gathered to celebrate the first birthday of Hudson Yards, commemorated by a five-foot-tall cake designed by Fairway Market. Credit: Related Companies
12.05.13: After more than 14 years of inspiring new ways of thinking about public space and preservation, Friends of the High Line Co-founder and Executive Director Robert Hammond is stepping down. He shared his reflections on the Friends of the High Line during a farewell talk. (l-r) Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation; Amanda Burden, Hon. AIANY, Chair, NYC Planning Commission and Director of the NYC Department of City Planning; and Robert Hammond. Credit: Rowa Lee, courtesy of Friends of the High Line
12.05.13: ERASMUS EFFECT, an exhibition explaining the phenomenon of migrant Italian architecture, designed by LOT-EK Principals Ada Tolla, Intl. Assoc. AIA, and Giuseppe Lignano, Intl. Assoc. AIA, and project architect Francesco Breganze, opened at the MAXXI in Rome, Italy. Credit: Francesco Breganze
12.09.13: At the December Oculus Book Talk, Martin Filler (right) discussed his book, Makers of Modern Architecture (Vol. II), in a lively conversation with Michael Z. Wise, co-founder of New Vessel Press and contributing editor to Travel+Leisure.Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
12.09.13: The newly re-established AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee celebrated the holidays with their {netWORK} reception.Credit: Emma Pattiz
12.11.13: Eliott Sclar, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, moderated “The Role of Engaged Learning in Building Better Cities,” a panel discussion related to the Center’s exhibition “People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization.” Credit: Julie Trébault
12.11.13: Robert Yori, Assoc. AIA, senior digital design manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, discussed how to better use BIM’s tremendous potential as an enabling force for improving design in “Finding the ‘D’ in BIM – Where Has Design Gone?”Credit: Emma Pattiz
12.11.13: Made of 8,000 pounds of marble, “Hero” is one of two new public sculptures created by Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino, positioned at the north and south ends of the public plaza at 1095 Avenue of the Americas between 41st and 42nd Streets. Credit: Antonio Pio Saracino
12.12.13: (l-r) Thomas K. Fridstein, FAIA, RIBA, executive director at Cuningham Group China, and Alkis Klimathianos, senior associate principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, participated in a conversation moderated by AIANY 2013 President Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, after the screening of Bird’s Nest, a film chronicling the design and construction of Herzog & de Meuron’s Olympic Stadium in Beijing. Credit: Julie Trébault
12.12.13: (l-r) Principal Anabelle Selldorf, FAIA, and partners Sara Lopergolo, AIA, and Lisa Green of Selldorf Architects were in attendance at the opening of Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, which will serve as the principal processing facility for all of NYC’s curbside residential metal, glass, and plastic recyclables. Credit: Linda G. Miller
12.12.13: (l-r) James S. Russell, FAIA, architectural critic for Bloomberg News, and Kevin Keating, AIA, project manager at Selldorf Architects at the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility opening. Credit: Linda G. Miller
12.12.13: Construction teams at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn hoisted the first modules for the SHoP Architects-designed B2, the 50% affordable-housing building that will be the tallest modular building in the world. Credit: FCS Modular
12.13.13: Three types of martinis represented Hugh Hardy, FAIA, and his firm H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, during a special holiday “Cocktails & Conversations,” with Hardy in conversation with James Sanders, AIA, principal of James Sanders + Associates.Credit: Emma Pattiz
Caption: 12.16.13: (l-r) Members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus Donovan Richards (Queens), Stephen Levin (Brooklyn), Mark Levin (Manhattan), Margaret Chin (Manhattan), and Mark Weprin (Queens) joined the New York State Civic Engagement Table, the Center for Popular Democracy, and a number of other organizations at the Progressive Holiday Party hosted by the Center for Architecture.Credit: Camila Schaulsohn
12.16.13: Former AIANY President Joseph Aliotta, AIA (left), and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA (right), pose with Manhattan Council-member Margaret Chin at the Progressive Holiday Party. Credit: Camila Schaulsohn

11.21.13: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, (center left) presented a Proclamation honoring the 20th anniversary of Architecture Research Office (ARO), to Principals Adam Yarinsky, FAIA, LEED AP; Kim Yao, AIA; and Stephen Cassell, AIA, LEED AP.

11.21.13: Principal Kim Yao, AIA (right) celebrated the 20th anniversary of Architecture Research Office (ARO) with former student Camila Schaulsohn, e-Oculus editor-in-chief, and Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, Oculus editor-in-chief.

12.04.13: More than 300 construction workers gathered to celebrate the first birthday of Hudson Yards, commemorated by a five-foot-tall cake designed by Fairway Market. See a Hudson Yards construction time lapse here.

12.05.13: After more than 14 years of inspiring new ways of thinking about public space and preservation, Friends of the High Line Co-founder and Executive Director Robert Hammond is stepping down. He shared his reflections on the Friends of the High Line during a farewell talk. (l-r) Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation; Amanda Burden, Hon. AIANY, Chair, NYC Planning Commission and Director of the NYC Department of City Planning; and Robert Hammond.

12.05.13: ERASMUS EFFECT, an exhibition explaining the phenomenon of migrant Italian architecture, designed by LOT-EK Principals Ada Tolla, Intl. Assoc. AIA, and Giuseppe Lignano, Intl. Assoc. AIA, and project architect Francesco Breganze, opened at the MAXXI in Rome, Italy.

12.09.13: At the December Oculus Book Talk, Martin Filler (right) discussed his book, Makers of Modern Architecture (Vol. II), in a lively conversation with Michael Z. Wise, co-founder of New Vessel Press and contributing editor to Travel+Leisure.

12.09.13: The newly re-established AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee celebrated the holidays with their {netWORK} reception.

12.11.13: Eliott Sclar, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, moderated “The Role of Engaged Learning in Building Better Cities,” a panel discussion related to the Center’s exhibition “People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization.”

12.11.13: Robert Yori, Assoc. AIA, senior digital design manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, discussed how to better use BIM’s tremendous potential as an enabling force for improving design in “Finding the ‘D’ in BIM – Where Has Design Gone?”

12.11.13: Made of 8,000 pounds of marble, “Hero” is one of two new public sculptures created by Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino, positioned at the north and south ends of the public plaza at 1095 Avenue of the Americas between 41st and 42nd Streets.

12.12.13: (l-r) Thomas K. Fridstein, FAIA, RIBA, executive director at Cuningham Group China, and Alkis Klimathianos, senior associate principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, participated in a conversation moderated by AIANY 2013 President Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, after the screening of Bird’s Nest, a film chronicling the design and construction of Herzog & de Meuron’s Olympic Stadium in Beijing.

12.12.13: (l-r) Principal Anabelle Selldorf, FAIA, and partners Sara Lopergolo, AIA, and Lisa Green of Selldorf Architects were in attendance at the opening of Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, which will serve as the principal processing facility for all of NYC’s curbside residential metal, glass, and plastic recyclables.

12.12.13: (l-r) James S. Russell, FAIA, architectural critic for Bloomberg News, and Kevin Keating, AIA, project manager at Selldorf Architects at the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility opening.

12.12.13: Construction teams at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn hoisted the first modules for the SHoP Architects-designed B2, the 50% affordable-housing building that will be the tallest modular building in the world.

12.13.13: Three types of martinis represented Hugh Hardy, FAIA, and his firm H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, during a special holiday “Cocktails & Conversations,” with Hardy in conversation with James Sanders, AIA, principal of James Sanders + Associates.

12.16.13: (l-r) Members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus Donovan Richards (Queens), Stephen Levin (Brooklyn), Mark Levin (Manhattan), Margaret Chin (Manhattan), and Mark Weprin (Queens) joined the New York State Civic Engagement Table, the Center for Popular Democracy, and a number of other organizations at the Progressive Holiday Party hosted by the Center for Architecture.

12.16.13: Former AIANY President Joseph Aliotta, AIA (left), and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA (right), with Manhattan Council-Member Margaret Chin at the Progressive Holiday Party.

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