by Camila Schaulson Frenz
04.04.16: AIANY Architecture for Justice Committee organizers gathered with architects of the Staten Island Courthouse at the Center for Architecture to discuss how the new structure celebrates the civic traditions of our judicial system. (l-r) Jeff Hyman, AIA, RicciGreene Associates; Christopher Halloran, AIA, Ennead Architects; Kristy Gasparino, AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Architecture for Justice; Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, Ennead Architects; and Frank Greene, FAIA, RicciGreene Associates
04.04.16: 2015 AIA Gold Medalist Moshe Safdie, FAIA, and PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, at the 2016 Pritzker Prize gala at the UN.
04.04.16: At the 2016 Pritzker Prize gala at the UN, Jeanne Gang, FAIA, LEED AP (left), talked to author and Oculus contributor Janet Adams Strong, PhD, about opening the New York office of Chicago-based Studio Gang.
03.31.16: (l-r) Lauren Connell, AIA, Architect at BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group; Alexis Burson, Associate at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; and Baris Yuksel, Senior Engineer at Google, discussed the findings from their research into Central Asian tiles, funded by the Center for Architecture’s Le Brun Travel Grant.
03.31.16: The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee convened architects, planners, and cultural organization leaders to discuss how art, culture, and capital collectively impact the making of liveable cities. (l-r) Sherry Dobbin, Times Square Alliance; Steven Wolff, AMS Planning & Research; Randy Morton, AIA, HKS Urban Design Studio; Kate Collignon, HR+A Advisors; and Ann Marie Baranowski, AIA, LEED AP, Pelli Clarke Pelli Associates.
03.30.16: The closing program for “Structures of Coastal Resilience” featured project leaders, including Paul Lewis, AIA, of LTL Architects and Princeton University, discussing resilient proposals for coastal environments in the North Atlantic Region.
03.28.16: At the March Oculus Book Talk, Nina Rappaport, Publications Director at the Yale School of Architecture and author of Vertical Urban Factory, was joined in conversation by Damon Rich, the former Planning Director and Chief Urban Designer for the City of Newark, now Principal of the urban design, planning & civic arts studio Hector Design Service.
03.28.16: John McAslan, RIBA, Int’l. Assoc. AIA, Chairman and Founder of London- and Eidinburgh-based John McAslan + Partners, presented his firm’s international conservation work at an event organized by the AIANY Historic Buildings Committee.
03.23.16: New Practices New York 2016 award winner Benjamin Cadena, principal of Studio Cadena, discussed how his practice uses architecture as a tool to reconnect people to each other and their surroundings in a conversation with Jing Liu, principal of SO-IL, held at the Cosentino Showroom.