by Camila Schaulson Frenz
10.01.16: Archtober 2016 kicked off its Building of the Day series with a guided tour of Samsung 837, the brand’s digital playground in the Meatpacking District, designed by Gensler (interior), and Morris Adjmi Architects (exterior).
10.01.16: Justin Davidson, architecture critic at New York Magazine, delivered a keynote address entitled “City of Memory” at a symposium accompanying the Center for Architecture’s latest exhibition, “Authenticity and Innovation.”
10.02.16: James Ramsey, founder and creator of the Lowline and principal of raad studio, guided Archtoberites through the Lowline Lab, an experimental space on New York’s Lower East Side that offers a taste of the studio’s plan to transform an underground trolley terminal into a community garden.
10.03.16: Joshua Keay, AIA, LEED AP, associate at Sage and Coombe, led Building of the Day participants through the massive, recently constructed Ocean Breeze Athletic Facility on Staten Island, the most state-of-the-art competitive indoor track in the tri-state area.
10.04.16: On a tour of the AIANY Design Award-winning David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea, Lisa Green, art world veteran and a partner at Selldorf Architects, discussed the construction process for the precise concrete volume.
10.06.16: Inspired by the Center for Architecture’s latest exhibition, “Authenticity and Innovation,” the AIANY Interiors Committee organized “Adaptive Reuse: Constancy and Change.” (l-r) Lissa So, AIA, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects; Eran Chen, AIA, Founder and Executive Director, ODA; Morris Adjmi, FAIA, Founding Principal, Morris Adjmi Architects; John Czarnecki, Editor-in-Chief, Contract Magazine.
10.06.16: Five passionate members of the New York State Pavilion Project, including John Piro, Mitch Silverstein, and Jim Brown (shown here), led Building of the Day tour-goers through Philip Johnson’s recently renovated New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
10.07.16: For the 2016 J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture, the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee and nycobaNOMA focused on the revitalization of Detroit. (l-r) Ghislaine Hermanuz, Architect and Urban Designer, Former Professor, City College of New York, Former Director, City College Architectural Center; Maurice Cox, Planning Director, City of Detroit; R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMA, Urban Design Director, Detroit Central Region
10.07.16: David Piscuskas, FAIA, led Archtober followers through 1100 Architect’s elegant, white-walled Metro Pictures Gallery in Chelsea.
10.08.16: On a Building of the Day tour led by Anita Warren, Director of Operations and Administration at the Weeksville Heritage Center, visitors look through the windows of Caples Jefferson Architects’ modern structure at the historic houses of one of America’s first free black communities.
10.09.16: Fearless Archtoberites braved the rain to listen to Jay Valgora, AIA, of Studio V Architecture, describe the ongoing design and construction of the landmarked Bronx Post Office, now being transformed into Bronx Post Place.
10.10.16: South Street Seaport historian William Roka took Archtober visitors through Schermerhorn Row, a row of speculative counting houses in the Seaport built between 1810 and 1812.
10.11.16: During an Archtober Building of the Day tour of the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed, members of Dattner Architects and WXY architecture + urban design proved that city infrastructure can be both functional and beautiful.
10.12.16: A+I’s Phil Ward and Kate Thatcher led Archtober tour-goers through Horizon Media, the fastest growing, privately-owned media company in the U.S.
10.13.16: On the 13th Archtober Building of the Day tour, Andrea Steele, AIA, a Principal of TEN Arquitectos, led an informative tour to the recently-completed New York Public Library 53rd Street Branch.
Credit: Center for Architecture