by Camila Schaulson Frenz
10.18.16: Amanda Dameron, Editor-in-Chief of Dwell; Julio Salcedo, Chair of the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York; Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Principal, Jaklitsch|Gardner; Valerie Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Innovation and Strategy at the NYC Economic Development Corporation; Jack Travis, FAIA, Principal, Jack Travis, FAIA, Architect; and Tonja Adair, AIA, Principal, Splice Design, convened at the Center for Architecture to discuss why diversity in design continues to pose a challenge.
10.18.16: As part of Archtober’s Building of the Day series, WORKac’s Sam Dufaux led tour-goers through PS7’s Edible School Yard, which includes a pixilated flower-pattern greenhouse.
10.19.16: Sarah Rosenblatt of Murphy Burnham & Buttrick, and Ricardo Viera of Building Conversation Associates, discussed the meticulous three-year restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral at an Archtober Building of the Day tour.
10.19.16: The IIDA New York Chapter pulled out all the stops for its 14th annual Color Invasion fete, “Carnevale di Venezia,” where 1,200 masked architects, designers, and others danced the night away at The Tunnel.
10.20.16: Masa Sono of Clouds Architecture Office, and dedicated Archtober tour-goer Michael Kane meditate the Center for Remembering and Sharing, the Archtober Building of the Day #20,.
10.22.16: Archtober fans toured Building of the Day #22, Industry City, a former intermodal shipping, warehousing, and manufacturing complex in Sunset Park, led by Rob Marino, Leasing Marketing Manager, Industry City.
10.22.16: At “Art, Politics, and Cities in Transition: Public Space and Creative Placemaking,” panelists discussed the role of art and creative industries in urban regeneration. (l-r) Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, 2016 AIANY President; Jerold Kayden, Department of Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Omar Nagatiand Beth Stryker, Founding Partners, CLUSTER; and Teddy Cruz, Director, UCSD Center for Urban Ecologies.
10.23.16: Sam O’Meara of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill guided Archtober tour-goers through the firm’s International Style icon, Lever House.
10.24.16: Archtober architecture buffs got a special hard-hat tour of 520 West 28th Street, Zaha Hadid’s highly anticipated luxury residential project along the High Line, led by Zaha Hadid Architects’ Filipe Pereira.
10.24.16: The AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee brought together architects, city officials, and scholars to discuss design’s role in alleviating the global refugee crisis. (l-r) Don Weinreich, FAIA, Management Partner, Ennead Architects; Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, Urban Anthropologist and Director, THINK.urban; Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Theodore Liebman, FAIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman, Board Member, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization; Deborah Gans, FAIA, Founder and Principal Architect, GANSstudio; Urs P. Gauchat, Hon. AIA, Dean, College of Architecture and Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Board Member, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization. Not pictured: Floris Alkemade, Chief Government Architect, The Netherlands.
10.25.16: Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, moderated a panel discussion between Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge, WXY architecture + urban design; Constantine Kontakosta, Professor of Urban Informatics and Deputy Director of Quantified Community Research, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress; and Charles Bendit, Co-chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Partners, to discuss the many reasons why older buildings are preserved.
10.25.16: Archtober Building of the Day participants toured Marcel Breuer’s iconic Whitney Museum, now known as the Met Breuer, led by Brian Butterfield, Senior Designer, Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Miriam Kelly, Senior Associates, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners.
10.26.16: Preservation architect Lisa Easton led Archtoberites through Building of the Day #26, Stanford White’s Gould Memorial Library at Bronx Community College.