by Camila Schaulson Frenz
01.21.16: New Practices New York committee co-chairs and jurors convened at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the competition for 2016. (l-r) Christopher Leong, Assoc. AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY New Practices Committee; Julian Rose, Principal, Formlessfinder; William Menking, Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper; Ada Tolla, Partner, LOT-EK; Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, ASID, Partner, Spacesmith; Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; and Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY New Practices Committee.
01.22.16: A muti-generational group of AIA leaders discussed the role of the emerging Millennial generation on the profession at the event “Design and Disruption.” (l-r) Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Associate, FXFOWLE Architects; Justin Mihalik, 2016 President, AIA New Jersey; Danielle Mitchell, Assoc. AIA, President, AIAS National; Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 President, AIANY; and George H. Miller, FAIA, Managing Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.
01.25.16: Architects and local leaders gathered at the Center for Architecture to discuss the impacts of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, for the profession at an event hosted by the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee. (l-r) Andrew Revkin, Writer, Dot Earth Blog, The New York Times; Maxwell Young, Vice President, 100 Resilient Cities; Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs, NYC Office of the Mayor and Office of Recovery and Resiliency; Laura Jay, Network Manager/Sustainable Urban Development, C40; Tom Dallessio, AICP, PP, FRSA, President, CEO, and Publisher, NextCity; Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, Principal, Raven A+U; and Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture. On screen: Tom Vonier, FAIA, 2017 President-Elect, AIA National.
01.26.16: CHAMBER’s first exhibition of 2016, “Capsule #4: Unpacking the Cube,” presented works by Leong Leong, LEVENBETTS, and Steven Holl Architects that explored the conceptual roots of the architectural practice.