by Camila Schaulson Frenz
06.24.14: AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA; Jessica Yager, policy director at NYU Furman Center; NYC Department of Housing and Preservation Commissioner Vicki Been; and Gary Hattem, president of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, spoke at the opening of “Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats.”
07.01.14: At the July Oculus Book Talk, Craig Buckley, adjunct assistant professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia GSAPP; Billie Faircloth, research director at KieranTimberlake; George Middleton, AIA, CSI, president of George Middleton & Associates; Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr., vice president of Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation; and Michael Bell, professor of architecture at Columbia University, talked about the architectural promise of practice and polymers in relation to Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering.
07.02.14: Sara Caples, AIA, principal of Caples Jefferson Architects; Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, founding partner of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects; and Richard Plunz, director of the Urban Design Program at Columbia GSAPP, participated in a discussion about public space and public housing, moderated by NYC Department of Design + Construction Deputy Commissioner David Resnick, AIA.
07.07.14: Maarten Gielen, co-founder of Rotor, a Brussels-based collective of architects, designers, and researches, presented the suggestively-titled book Behind the Green Door: A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects at the Center for Architecture.
07.07.14: Franz Prinsloo, architectural designer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Carl Swickerath, CEO and principal at Studio Daniel Libeskind; and Matt Karlin, president of the Nemo Tile Company, discussed the latest innovations in tiles as inspired by the work of the Guastavinos at an event moderated by Suzanne Stephens, deputy editor at Architectural Record, and co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York.
07.08.14: AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and William Schacht, AIA, professor at the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College, attended the exhibition opening of “Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment,” the exhibition at the Skyscraper Museum that documents an ideas competition organized by the Municipal Arts Society and the NEA that they both participated in. On the screen: a young Lance Brown.
07.08.14: AIANY executive director Rick Bell, FAIA, joined founder, director, and curator of The Skyscraper Museum founder, director, and curator Carol Willis at the opening for “Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment.”
07.08.14: Beth Heyde, senior events manager at Bike New York; Hayes A. Lord, director of the bicycle program at the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT); AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Robert Eisenstat, AIA; Stacey Hodge, director of the DOT Office of Freight Mobility; Alison Conway, assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York; Wenzday Jane, owner, Metro Pedal Power; Gregg Zusman, owner, Revolution Rickshaws; and Bob Nesson, filmmaker and adjunct professor, Emerson College, gathered at the Center for Architecture to discuss sustainable transportation at “Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change.”
07.12.14: John R. Boulé, II, PE, vice-chair of the Municipal Waterfront Alliance Board of Trustees; Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance president and CEO Roland Lewis, and AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, set sail on the Clipper City to Governors Island for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch City of Water Day. Brown spoke about the role of design in making the waterfront a healthy and happy one. Speakers included City Council Member Margaret Chin and Rob Pirani, Program Director of the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program at the Hudson River Foundation, among others.