by Camila Schaulson Frenz
10.27.14: Organizers and speakers at the annual J. Max Bond Jr. Memorial Lecture, “Conversations | Equity Agendas,” discussed how the agendas of affordability, housing, and community fit into the de Blasio administration: Karen Kubey, Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture (IPA); Miriam Peterson and Nathan Rich, Founders and Principals, Peterson Rich Office; Sagi Golan, Urban Designer, NYC Department of Planning; Mark Gardner, AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee; Nadine Maleh, Director, Inspiring Places for Community Solutions; Quilian Riano, Principal, DSGNAGNC, and Director, Strategy & Research at NYDesigns; Marc Norman, 2014-15 Loeb Fellow at Harvard GSD; Kaja Kühl of Columbia University GSAPP’s 5 Borough Studio; Mindy Fullilove, AIA, Public Director and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University; and Venesa Alicea, AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
10.29.14: After a presentation of the Retrofitting for Flood Risk Manual by the NYC Department of City Planning, attendees split into working groups led by DCP members to expand upon retrofit design options.
10.30.14: Tobias Olsson, Director-General of the Swedish Association of Architects; STHLMNYC Founding Partners Sander Schuur, Senior Architect, White Arkitekter AB, and Linda Schuur, Senior Architect, Kjellander + Sjöberg; and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, attended the inaugural event for STHLMNYC, a platform for collaboration towards an adaptive architecture between Stockholm and New York City.
11.05.14: At the AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) event “Biomimetic Design for the Built World,” Mark Dorfman, biomimicry chemist at Biomimicry 3.8,and Chris Garvin, AIA, LEED AP, Managing Partner, Terrapin and Senior Associate, COOKFOX Architects, discussed how to turn nature’s lessons into solutions for our built environment in a conversation moderated by AIANY COTE Co-chair Pat Sapinsley, LEED AP.
11.06.14: “Koen Deprez: Structure and Event,” on view in the Center for Architecture’s Breakthrough Space, presents the work of the Belgian architect-artist, which explores the state of architecture today while complicating its enduring monumentality.
11.06.14: ASLA-NY 100th Anniversary President’s Dinner: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA; ASLA-NY Past President Laura Starr, ASLA, AIA; and NYC Department of Design + Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora.
11.06.14: For three nights, the New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) illuminated the historic infrastructure of the Manhattan Bridge and Plaza Triangle area in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
11.07.14: Organizers, speakers, and sponsors of the Saarinen Houses book talk discussed the residential work and legacy of the Finish father and son architect due, Eliel and Eero Saarinen: Kati Laakso, Cultural Attaché, Consulate General of Finland in New York; Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen, co-author, Saarinen Houses; Gregory M. Wittkopp, Director, Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research; Jari Jetsonen, co-author, Saarinen Houses; Ambassador Jukka Pietikäinen, Consul General of the Consulate General of Finland in New York; and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA.
11.09.14: Attendees participated in table-top lunchtime discussions about career development during the day-long symposium “Grow: Practice, Profession, and Career: Cultivating the Next Generation of Architectural Leaders,” organized by the AIANY Professional Practice Committee and the AIA National Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC).
11.10.14: David Fishman, Associate, Robert A.M. Stern Architects and co-author of Paradise Planned: The Garden and the Modern City, discussed the growth and development of the Garden City movement at the November Oculus Book Talk.
11.10.14: AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA; The Saul Steinberg Foundation Executive Director Sheila Schwartz; and AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, attended the opening of “Saul Steinberg Drawings | Architecture Public Space” at the Center for Architecture.
11.11.14: Organizers and speakers at “Fondue Pot Stickers: Divergent Voices” discussed the converging of architectural voices in the melting pot of New York City. (l-r) Hana Kassem, AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Global Dialogues Committee; AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA; Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Principal, AZPML and Visiting Professor, Princeton University; Florian Idenburg, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Principal, SO-IL; Dan Gallagher, AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Global Dialogues Committee; Nader Tehrani, Principal, NADAAA and former head of the Department of Architecture at MIT; and Hashim Sarkis, Dean, MIT School of Architecture and Planning.
11.11.14: Justin Whiteford, Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), discussed how BIM and 3D printing technologies are being employed on the new Hudson Yards development.