by Camila Schaulson Frenz
02.09.16: Collective-LOK’s Heart of Hearts, the winner of this year’s Times Square Heart competition organized by the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Center for Architecture, invites passerby to reflect on romance. (l-r) Ben Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Michael Kubo, Co-founder, Collective-LOK; Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance; William O’Brien, Jr. and Jon Lott, AIA, Co-founders, Collective-LOK; and Sherry Dobbin, Director, Public Art, Times Square Alliance.
01.29.16: Thomas Balsley, FASLA, of Thomas Balsley Associates, was joined by The Architect’s Newspaper Executive Editor Matt Shaw for the January installment of Cocktails & Conversations.
01.29.16: Contract Magazine’s 2016 Interiors Awards honored NYC-based Beyer Blinder Belle for its historic restoration of New York City Hall. (l-r) Louise Levi, NYC Department of Design and Construction; John Czarnecki, Contract Magazine; Richard Southwick, FAIA, Beyer Blinder Belle.
01.29.16: At Contract Magazine’s 2016 Interiors Awards, the Whitney Museum of American Art, by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, was recognized in the Public/Civic category. (l-r) Toby Stewart, Renzo Piano Building Workshop; John Czarnecki, Contract Magazine; and Scott Newman, FAIA, Cooper Robertson.
01.29.16: The Rockwell Group and Ian Schrager Company were honored in the Hotel category for The New York Edition at Contract Magazine’s 2016 Interiors Awards.
02.03.16: Guy Nordenson, Partner, Guy Nordenson and Associates, and Project Director of Structures of Coastal Resilience, was joined by Catherine Seavitt, AIA, City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture; Paul Lewis, AIA, Partner, LTL Architects; and Anna Knoell, LTL Architects, for the opening of Structures of Coastal Resilience.
02.04.16: A double book launch organized by the AIANY Professional Practice Committee presented two recent anthologies of urgent essays for contemporary architecture: The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design and The Politics of Parametricism: Digital Technologies in Architecture. (l-r) Peggy Deamer, Principal, Peggy Deamer, and Assistant Dean, Yale University School of Architecture; Reinhold Martin, Professor of Architecture and Director, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, Manuel Shvartzberg, Architect, Researcher, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, GSAPP, and Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University; and Stephen Hegeman, AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY Professional Practice Committee.
02.08.16: At the February 2016 Oculus Book Talk, Sam Schwartz, PE, author of Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars, was joined in conversation by Alex Garvin, Hon. AIANY, President and CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategists.
02.10.16: Following a screening of Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion, audience members were treated to a panel discussion on recent preservation and adaptive reuse efforts for both the structure and the surrounding parkland. (l-r) Janice Melnick, Administrator, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, Architecture Critic and Author; Kevin Quinn, AIA, Chief of Architecture and Engineering, NYC Parks and Recreation; Matthew Silva, Director, Modern Ruin; and John Kriskiewicz, Architectural Historian.