03.09.16: NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora and Chief Architect Margaret Castillo unveiled the agency’s Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 Guiding Principles at the Center for Architecture. (l-r) Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction; Margaret Castillo, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief Architect, NYC Department of Design and Construction; Carol Loewenson, FAIA, 2016 President, AIANY; and Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, Center for Architecture/AIANY.
03.08.16: Columbia University geophysicist Klaus Jacob gave the inaugural AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction (DfRR) presentation on preparing for climate change, “Vision: New York 2080.” Looking back on Hurricane Sandy and recovery efforts, Jacob, joined by a panel of experts, discussed how we can confront sea level rise in New York City. (l-r) Donald Watson, FAIA, CIP, Principal, EarthRise Design, and Professor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Deborah Gans, FAIA, Principal, GansStudio; Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs, NYC Office of the Mayor; Klaus Jacob, Geophysicist, Urban Environmental Disaster Expert, Columbia University; Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; and Moderator Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, Founding Co-chair, DfRR.
03.07.16: Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, Professor, Columbia University, and 2016 AIANY Award of Merit recipient Robert Rubin presented the 1931 Modernist icon, Maison de Verre, and Rubin’s recent renovation.
03.03.16: The Municipal Art Society celebrated the six 2016 MASterworks Awards honorees, which included Dattner Architects in association with WXY Architecture for the Manhattan Districts 1 / 2 / 5 Garage & Salt Shed as Best New Building. (l-r): Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner, NYCDDC; Michael Friedlander, Director of Special Projects, DSNY; Paul Bauer, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Dattner Architects; Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design; and Christy MacLear, CEO, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
03.01.16: The final public program organized in conjunction with the exhibition “Designing Affordability” looked at Navy Green Supportive Housing, a 2015 AIANY Housing Award Winner, as a case study for affordable housing projects. (l-r) Moderator Susanne Schindler, Architect and Writer, Columbia GSAPP/Buell Center; Justin Moore, Senior Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning; George Poulon, Vice President of Operations, MEGA Contracting Group; Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects; Christine Yoon, RA, Project Manager, Dunn Development; Deb Howard, Executive Director, IMPACCT; Matthew Bremer, AIA, Principal, Architecture in Formation
03.01.16: AIANY Science & Research Facilities brought together New York-based biotechnology scientists to discuss bringing more companies to our city. (l-r) Jim Berge, AIA, and Paul Drago, Co-chairs, AIANY Science & Research Facilities Committee; Leslie Whatley, Executive Director, START-UP NY; Eva Cramer, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor of Cell Biology, Vice-President for Biotechnology and Scientific Affairs, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Incubator, and President, Downstate Technology Center, Inc. and BioBAT, Inc.; Michael Lamprecht, Research Scientist, Epibone, Inc.; Kathleen Otto, Executive Director, BioBAT, Inc; Hank Abernathy, AIA, Co-chair, AIANY Science & Research Facilities Committee; Carol Loewenson, FAIA, 2016 AIANY President.
02.25.16: Developed by the Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Laying the Groundwork presents guidelines for high-quality, ground-floor design in mixed-use affordable housing developments. Invited by AIANY Interiors Committee and Design Trust for Public Space, key participants presented the design guidelines to the public. (l-r) Bill Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper; Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space; James Slade, FAIA, LEED AP, and Hayes Slade AIA, Principals, Slade Architecture, and Architecture Fellows, Design Trust for Public Space; Fiona Cousins, PE, CEng, LEED Fellow, Principal, Arup, and Engineering Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space; R. Darby Curtis, AIA, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects; Eric Wilson, Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
02.24.16: At the National Academy’s 2016 Gala + Auction, SHoP Architects was honored with a Distinguished Achievement Award. (l-r): Awards presenter Reed Kroloff, Principal, Jones Kroloff, with SHoP Architects’ Partners Kimberly Holden, Gregg Pasquarelli, Coren Sharples, AIA, and Christopher Sharples, AIA.