by Camila Schaulson Frenz
06.07.16: Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, Principal of Selldorf Architects and 2016 AIANY Medal of Honor recipient, was joined at the Center for Architecture by Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder of Partnership for Architecture & Urbanism, to discuss the role of architects today.
06.08.16: At “We Want it Now! New Proposals for New Transportation in New York City,” panel members explored recent proposals for new transportation systems in New York City. (l-r) Ya-Ting Liu, Executive Director, Friends of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector; Dani Simons, Director of Corporate Communications, Motivate; Dan Levy, President, City Realty and East River Skyway; Andrew Snowhite, SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Gale International; and Tom Wright President, Regional Plan Association.
06.14.16: The AIANY Architecture for Education Committee invited the NYC School Construction Authority to narrate the story of a new public school, from planning through construction. (l-r) Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Aileen Del Prado, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Design Consultant Management Studio, NYC SCA; Ann Rolland, Co-chair, AIANY Architecture for Education Committee; Bruce Barrett, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President of Architecture & Engineering, NYC SCA; Sara Grant, Co-chair, AIANY Architecture for Education Committee; and James Elberfeld AIA, Managing Architecture, NYC SCA.
06.15.16: DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State’s second biannual “A Modern Affair” benefit at the Philip Johnson-designed (and soon-to-close) The Four Seasons Restaurant celebrated the legacy of the space and honored architect and philanthropist Phyllis Lambert, who brought the project to life. (l-r): John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, President, DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State; Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Lambert, Hon. FAIA; DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State Board Members and event co-chairs Tami Hausman, Ph.D., Hausman LLC; and Meredith Bzdak, Ph.D., Mills + Schnoering Architects.
06.15.16: DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State’s “A Modern Affair” benefit at The Four Seasons Restaurant (l-r): Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, Editor-in-Chief, Oculus and ArchNewsNow.com; Tami Hausman, Ph.D., Hausman LLC; and Benjamin Prosky, AiANY Executive Director.
06.15.16: Kyle Johnson, AIA, Snohetta, and Ronnette Riley, FAIA, Ronnette Riley Architects, at the DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State’s “A Modern Affair” benefit at The Four Seasons Restaurant.
06.17.16: Lazbent Pavel Escobedo and Andres Solíz, Principals of Escobedo Solíz Studio, led a private tour of Weaving the Courtyard, a multi-colored, site-specific canopy of ropes shading the MoMA PS1 Courtyard and winner of the 2016 MoMA Young Architects Program (YAP).
06.20.16: AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky and AIANY 2016 President Carol Loewenson, FAIA, welcomed Billie Tsien, AIA, and Tod Williams, FAIA, Partners at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, to the Center for Architecture to discuss their practice’s adept use of materials as part of the 2016 AIANY Presidential Theme, “Authenticity & Innovation.”