Archinect - News 2015-08-30T16:08:16-04:00 Win a copy of "Young Architects 16: Overlay" from the Architectural League Prize Justine Testado 2015-07-17T09:41:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:18:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since 1981, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a> has showcased the latest emerging design talent in the annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League Prize</a>. Every year, the Architectural League selects three previous winners for the League Prize committee, who are tasked to develop the competition theme that engages certain aspects of architectural form and practice that are most relevant to their fellow young practitioners.</p><p>The 2014 edition took an intrinsic approach with the theme <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Overlay"</a>, which had entrants contemplate how the interactive, incremental processes inform and direct their work. Participants examined their own creative processes and presented how their developed techniques are activated over time with additional layers of meaning as they further explore architectural concepts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Earlier this month, the Architectural League published the winning entries from this competition in <em>Young Architects 16: Overlay</em>. The book highlights six American firms: Young &amp; Ayata (Brooklyn), The LADG (Los An...</p> Henry Cobb presented with 2015 Architectural League of NY President's Medal Justine Testado 2015-05-07T15:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T03:21:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 300 guests gathered at New York's Metropolitan Club for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s 2015 President's Medal dinner to honor medal recipient Henry N. Cobb, a founding partner at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>.</p><p>Bestowed by the League's President and Board of Directors as the organization's highest honor, the President's Medal recognizes a distinguished body of work in architecture, urbanism, art, or design. Architectural League President <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, who also previously received the Medal, presented the award to Cobb.</p><p>Here's more about the event from the Architectural League.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>2015 President's Medal Dinner. Photo: Fran Parente.</em></p><p>In presenting the award, Tsien remarked:</p><p>"'There&rsquo;s a lovely moment that happens from time to time when you look at a person&rsquo;s face and you can see exactly what they looked like as a child. It is fleeting, and it is very beautiful. Now, often that look happens when curiosity is sparked and with it a sense of wonder. I have been lucky enough to spend some ti...</p> Marlon Blackwell and Rick Joy in conversation Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:59:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects&nbsp;Marlon Blackwell&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rick Joy&nbsp;have built their practices marrying diligent attention to the existing community, ecology, and building culture of a place with the refined craft of contemporary architecture. [...] The two sat down with Anne Rieselbach, the League&rsquo;s Program Director, in October 2014 to discuss their first meeting 15 years ago, teaching, drawing, distaste&nbsp;for e-mail, and &ldquo;transgressing the vernacular.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Five teams selected to participate in the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York Justine Testado 2014-07-14T18:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:13:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although anyone with Internet access can do a quick search online, nothing replaces a brick-and-mortar public library for quality resources and info &mdash; yet these centers are consistently overlooked by city policymakers. After setting up an RFQ for the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York, the Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future selected five interdisciplinary teams out of 45 submissions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>They are:</p><ul><li>Andrew Berman Architect | Library Development Solutions&#8232; | Neil Donnelly | AEA Consulting | Auerbach Pollock Friedlander</li><li>Marble&nbsp;Fairbanks with James Lima Planning + Development and Special Project Office</li><li>MASS Design Group&nbsp;</li><li>SITU Studio</li><li>UNION</li></ul><p>To find out more, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers Justine Testado 2014-04-24T19:21:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:39:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architectural League of New York has announced the six winning young architects and designers of the 2014 "Overlay" Architectural League Prize. As one of North America's most prestigious awards for young practitioners, since 1981 the Prize recognizes provocative and exemplary work and provides a public outlet for the exchange of their ideas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After The Architectural League and the Young Architects + Designers Committee hosted the portfolio competition, whose theme this year was "Overlay", six winners were invited to publicly present and showcase their work:</p><p><strong>Kutan Ayata and Michael Young</strong>, Young &amp; Ayata</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Brooklyn Claus Benjamin Freyinger and Andrew Holder</strong>, The LADG, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Adam Fure</strong>, SIFT Studio, Ann Arbor</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman</strong>, Norman Kelley, Brooklyn and Chicago</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Jenny E. Sabin</strong>, Jenny Sabin Studio, Philadelphia</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Geoffrey von Oeyen</strong>, Geoffrey von Oeyen Design, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Folly 2014 winner SuralArk to be installed at Socrates Sculpture Park in May Justine Testado 2014-04-03T21:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="742" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Out of 170 submissions, Austin+Mergold's SuralArk recently won Folly 2014. Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park, the annual competition invites young architects and designers worldwide to propose contemporary interpretations of the traditional architectural folly. The jury also selected 10 Notable Entries. SuralArk will be designed and built at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY starting May 11 til Aug. 3, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more about SuralArk and see the Notable Entries on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series Ayesha Ghosh 2014-03-07T17:46:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:27:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a> is an annual award given by the Architectural League. It is an invited portfolio competition, identifying eight firms in North America that are influencing the current condition of architecture, landscape design and built environments. To see a full list of this year&rsquo;s award recipients, click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. The winners will present their work weekly in a lecture series hosted by the Architectural League of New York during the month of March. For more information about these events, click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Emerging Voices lecture series kicked off last night with presentations by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>&nbsp;(David Benjamin) and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Surfacedesign Inc</a>&nbsp;(Geoff di Girolamo,&nbsp;James Lord, and&nbsp;Roderick Wyllie). Despite the differences in the scope of work between both offices, the pairing offered complementary insights into alternative approaches to designing built environments. David Benjamin&rsquo;s work is inspired by experimentation and synthetic biology, employing a cross-disciplinary approach to undertake responsiv...</p> Winners of Emerging Voices 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-06T19:16:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:20:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architectural League of New York announced today the eight winners of Emerging Voices 2014. The prestigious invite-only, portfolio competition recognizes emerging and potentially influential firms and individuals based in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. This year's winners were selected by the jury for their alternative forms of practice and entrepreneurial spirit, as well as their accomplishments in the design and academic communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners are:</p><p><strong>Pictured above: David Benjamin, The Living, New York</strong><br><br>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a></p><p><strong>Joyce Hwang, Ants of the Prairie, Buffalo</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Salvador Mac&iacute;as Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas, Estudio Mac&iacute;as Peredo, Guadalajara</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Rael San Fratello, Oakland</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Mauricio Rocha Iturbide and Gabriela Carrillo Valadez, TALLER |MauricioRocha+GabrielaCarrillo|,&nbsp; Mexico City </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Wes Rozen, and Bradley Samuels, SITU Studio, Brooklyn</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Geoff di Girolamo, James Lord, and Roderick Wyllie, Surfacedesign, Inc., San Francisco</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Betsy Williamson, Shane Williamson, and Donald Chong, Williamson Chong Architects, Toronto</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Learn more about them on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Elizabeth Diller, MoMA discuss expansion and Folk Museum's demolition with slice of NY architectural community Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-29T15:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-04T12:57:39-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The controversial plans to demolish the American Folk Art Museum in service of MoMA's expansion rumbled along last night, at a panel discussion hosted jointly by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Art Society</a>, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's New York chapter</a>.</p><p>Catch-up on news surrounding MoMA's expansion here:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Faces Wrecking Ball. So Does Couples' Friendship.</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne interviews Elizabeth Diller regarding MoMA plans</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA reconsiders razing of Folk Art Museum, hands decision over to newly selected architects DS+R</a></li></ul><p>Archinect contributors / <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons</a> MArch students&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a>&nbsp;and Alex Stewart attended the event, taking notes and logging thoughts. The following is their report.</p><p><em>* updated February 3, 2014: You can also find a video of the entire discussion, courtesy of the Architectural League, at the bottom of this post.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em><strong>A Conversation on the ...</strong></em></p> A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013 Justine Testado 2013-10-02T20:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T11:30:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over 1,350 people attended this year's Beaux Arts Ball at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City on Sept. 28. Hosted by the Architectural League of New York &mdash; and with Archinect/Bustler as one of the media sponsors &mdash; the annual evening event brought together the architecture and design community for a centennial celebration of the infamous 1913 "Armory Show" &mdash; when European modern art was introduced into the U.S. The sold-out Ball also helps support other Arch. League events.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Special shoutout to long-time Archinectors <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Jourden</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Plewke</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> who attended the Ball!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Here's what Aaron Plewke shared with Bustler on the event:</p> <p> "The overall environmental effect created for this year's ball was quite successful. The white tarp-like canopies created an intimate space at the center of the dark and voluminous armory hall. The sound installation built from a dream-like drone steadily toward a beat-heavy dance party. Large Mylar puppets marched rhythmically through the space, adding spectacle, and pushing vertically into the dark void above."</p> Last chance to get tickets for New York’s Beaux Arts Ball 2013: –ism Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T15:10:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T18:07:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only a few more days until New York City's 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue opens its doors this Saturday night for an event extraordinaire: the Beaux Arts Ball hosted annually by the Architectural League of New York. This year's ball marks the centennial celebration of the iconic 1913 "Armory Show," so the theme for 2013 will be "&ndash;ism" and guests are invited to dress playfully as their favorite "ism."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Architectural League also recently announced its 2013 fall "Current Work" lecture series, held in conjunction with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union</a>. The lineup includes Richard Meier, David Adjaye, Toshiko Mori, Thomas Phifer, and many others.</p> <p> Check out the lecture poster below for details and click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more upcoming League events.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> The Architectural League of New York announces its Beaux Arts Ball 2013 theme: -ism Archinect 2013-09-05T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:47:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hey New Yorkers, it's that time of the year again and it's going to be extra special: The Architectural League of New York's annual Beaux Arts Ball at the 69th Regiment Armory is just around the corner, and this year, the event marks the centennial celebration of the iconic 1913 "Armory Show". The League announced Saturday, September 28, as the ball's date and emerging practices SITU STUDIO and Processional Arts Workshop as [...] featured artists to transform the space for one extravagant night.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Event Details</strong></p> <p> <em>BEAUX ARTS BALL 2013: -ISM</em><br> Saturday, September 28, 2013<br> 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.<br> 69th Regiment Armory<br> Lexington Avenue at 25th Street<br> New York City</p> <p> Environment: SITU STUDIO<br> Performance Installation: Processional Arts Workshop<br> Music and Sound Installation: Nathan Halpern (with Mary Lattimore and Chris Ruggiero)<br> DJ Set: Jon Santos<br> Beer, wine, and light fare</p> <p> Tickets are $75 in advance; $100 at the door (space permitting). Tickets and a full list of this year&#700;s Benefit Committee are available on the<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> League&#700;s website</a> or by phone at 212.753.1722 x10.</p> 2013 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers Alexander Walter 2013-05-13T18:49:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T23:35:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architectural League of New York today announced the six winners of Range, the thirty-second annual Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. The League Prize is one of North America&#700;s most prestigious awards for young architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This year&#700;s winners are:</p> <ul><li> Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim, PRAUD, Boston and Seoul</li> <li> Skylar J.E. Tibbits, SJET, Boston</li> <li> Luis Callejas, Lcla Office, Cambridge and Medell&iacute;n</li> <li> Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, Matter Design, Boston and Ann Arbor</li> <li> Marc Fornes, MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, Brooklyn</li> <li> Bryan Young, Young Projects, Brooklyn</li> </ul> The Architectural League calls on MoMA to reconsider Folk Art Museum Demolition Archinect 2013-04-22T18:07:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T19:32:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Architectural League calls on the Museum of Modern Art to reconsider its decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum. The Museum of Modern Art&mdash;the first museum with a permanent curatorial department of architecture and design&mdash;should provide more information about why it considers it necessary to tear down this significant work of contemporary architecture. The public has a substantial and legitimate interest in this decision, and the Museum of Modern Art has not yet offered a compelling justification for the cultural and environmental waste of destroying this much-admired, highly distinctive twelve-year-old building.</p> <p> Annabelle Selldorf, president<br> Rosalie Genevro, executive director</p> <p> Amale Andraos<br> Stella Betts<br> Michael Bierut<br> Vishaan Chakrabarti<br> Walter Chatham<br> Leslie Gill<br> Maxine Griffith<br> Frances Halsband<br> Hugh Hardy<br> Steven Holl<br> Wendy Evans Joseph<br> Rachel Judlowe<br> Paul Lewis<br> Frank Lupo<br> Thom Mayne<br> Richard Meier<br> Joseph Mizzi<br> Peter Mullan<br> Nat Oppenheimer<br> Gr...</p> Architectural League of New York Presents 2013 President’s Medal to Renzo Piano Alexander Walter 2013-04-11T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-11T15:02:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renzo Piano has been awarded the highest honor of the Architectural League of New York, the President's Medal. The prize is bestowed annually on individuals in recognition of extraordinary body of work in architecture, urbanism, or design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> arquitectura 911sc on Mexico City and other projects Orhan Ayyüce 2012-06-12T11:47:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T17:17:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are interested in connecting architecture with the social</p></em><br /><br /><p> Confronted with the complexity and political uncertainty of Mexico City, Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall of arquitectura911sc strive for a &ldquo;dual commitment to an architecture that connects the physical with the social, and architecture that is grounded and informed by the city.&rdquo; Their performing Arts Center in Guadalajara is under construction. Recently completed projects include a low-income housing development, bookstores, offices, and commercial spaces in Mexico City, as well as urban planning and infrastructure projects throughout Mexico.</p> 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers Alexander Walter 2011-05-24T14:08:15-04:00 >2011-05-24T16:25:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architectural League has recently announced the winners of It&#700;s Different, the thirtieth annual Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers (formerly known as the Young Architects Forum). The Prize is an annual competition and series of lectures and exhibitions organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects and Designers Committee.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>