Archinect - News 2017-08-16T19:48:55-04:00 AIA New York announces 2017 Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2017-03-07T17:54:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, the AIA New York Design Awards recognize the exceptional work of its members, locally practicing architects, and New York-based projects. From large-scale urban interventions to temporary installations, this year's winning projects &mdash; which were granted either an Honor or Merit &mdash; were judged on design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Architecture Category - Honor:&nbsp;Steven Holl Architects for University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan</em></p><p>Architecture Category - Merit: Deborah Berke Partners for Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo courtesy 2017 AIANY Design Awards.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis</a></p><p>Interiors Category - Honor: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture for Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; </em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Barkow | barkow photo</a>.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Honor: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism for Penn Palimpsest.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy;&nbsp;Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Merit: StudioKCA for NASA Orbit Pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Chuck Choi</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #46 with David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory</a></p><p>Urban Design Category - Merit: Studio V Architecture for Maker Park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy; Studio V Architecture.</em></p><p>(cover) Architecture Category: Best in Competition + Honor: D...</p> Get Lectured: AIANY New Practices New York 2016 Justine Testado 2016-03-21T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:49:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next poster features the AIANY New Practices New York Award lecture series, which starts this Wednesday. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 winners</a> will be in conversation with each other. See who's paired up with who right below.</p><p><strong>Mar 23</strong><br>Studio Cadena &amp; SO-IL</p><p><strong>Mar 30</strong><br>Taller KEN &amp; Michael Caton</p><p><strong>Apr 6</strong><br>MODU &amp; estudio Herreros</p><p><strong>Apr 20</strong><br>Young Projects &amp; ARO</p><p><strong>Apr 27</strong><br>Schaum/Shieh &amp; TBA</p><p><strong>May 4</strong><br>stpmj &amp; nARCHITECTS</p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>New Practices New York 2016 Exhibition Opening</p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cosentino Showroom A&amp;D Building. All events are free, but <a href=";evtid=9329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a> is required.</p><p><strong>Check out ...</strong></p> David Burney named interim Executive Director of AIANY and Center for Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-03T18:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While the search for a permanent director continues, David Burney, FAIA, will serve as interim Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture, taking the place of former director Rick Bell FAIA.</p><p>Burney currently serves as an Associate Professor of Planning and Placemaking at the Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, as well as the Board Chair for the Center for Active Design. Previously, he was Commissioner of the City's Department of Design and Construction (2004-2014).</p><p>The complete press release from AIA NY is as follows:</p><p>New York, NY (April 3, 2015)&mdash;The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture today named David Burney, FAIA, interim Executive<br>Director. Burney, an architect, urbanist, educator, and former Commissioner of the City&rsquo;s Department of Design and Construction (DDC),&nbsp;will serve in the post until the organization hires a permanent Executive Director.<br><br>Burney is credi...</p> AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell resigns Justine Testado 2015-03-27T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:03:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA New York chapter</a> released a brief statement today announcing the immediate resignation of Executive Director Rick Bell:</p><p>&ldquo;AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Rick Bell has offered, and the organization&rsquo;s Board of Directors has accepted, his immediate resignation. An interim Executive Director will be named next week and a search to find a new Executive Director will also begin at that time.&rdquo;</p><p>Bell became executive director in 2001 and helped found the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in 2003. He is regarded as having an influential role in raising the architectural community's involvement on policy issues like affordable housing, accessibility, sustainability, and waterfront use. He was also heavily involved in post-disaster programs like New York New Visions, a design and urban planning coalition that prepares recommendations for rebuilding Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks.</p> “Queensway Connection” competition exhibition to open July 17 in NYC Archinect 2014-07-07T20:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T20:13:07-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="530" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this year, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of its biennial design ideas competition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</em></a> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>). Now the public is invited to take a closer look at the winning entries at the upcoming competition exhibition opening on Thursday July 17 at 6:00 PM at New York's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a>.</p><p>The exhibition is accompanied by a symposium hosted by ENYA at the CFA on Saturday, July 19 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM to highlight the winning entries&rsquo; visions for future development of the site and neighborhood.</p><p><strong>ENYA Prize, $5000: The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux of Paris, France</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2nd Prize, $2500: Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov of Basel, Switzerland</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd Prize, $1000: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng and Rene Biberstein of Toronto, Canada</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Student Prize, $1000: EBB &amp; Flow by Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo and Jessica Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Honorable Menti...</strong></p> AIA New York fires back at RIBA over proposed boycott of Israeli Association of United Architects Alexander Walter 2014-05-09T14:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-09T14:17:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this spring, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">passed a motion</a> that demanded the suspension of the Israeli Association of United Architects from the International Union of Architects "until it acts to resist projects on illegally-occupied land and observes international law and accords."</p><p>This morning, the AIA New York Chapter published a statement denouncing the RIBA resolution, declaring "AIANY does not condone RIBA&rsquo;s decision to request action based solely on disagreements over local Israeli policies."</p><p>Here's AIANY's full statement:</p><p>"The AIA New York Chapter (AIANY) has denounced the proposal submitted by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to suspend the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA) from the International Union of Architects (UIA).</p><p>On May 1, 2014, AIANY wrote to Harry Rich, Chief Executive of RIBA. In the letter, AIANY asks the RIBA Board to overrule its advisory council&rsquo;s recent proposal to UIA that would seek to exclude IAUA&rsquo;s ...</p> AIANY ENYA reveals winning ideas for QueensWay Connection competition Justine Testado 2014-02-17T13:57:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:31:50-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for building a new QueensWay are moving forward. The AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm. The biennial competition brought in ideas from around the globe on how to transform an abandoned railway into an urban greenway as a community space for nearby neighborhoods in Queens, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 120 proposals from 28 countries, the jury selected the following winners:</p><p><strong>ENYA Prize, US$5,000:</strong> The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert (Paris, France)<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>2nd Prize, US$2,500:</strong> Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov (Basel, Switzerland)<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd Prize, US$1,000</strong>: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng (Toronto, Canada)<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Student Prize, US$1000:</strong>&nbsp; EBB &amp; Flow by Jessica Shoemaker (Albuquerque, NM, USA)<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Honorable Mention:&nbsp;</strong> Upside Down Bridge by Hyuntek Yoon (Queens, NY, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Six winners for the 2014 New Practices New York competition Justine Testado 2014-01-31T15:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:29:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIANY New Practices Committee officially announced the winners of the 2014 New Practices New York competition at the Center for Architecture in New York this week. The portfolio competition acknowledges young architecture and design firms and promotes their innovative work. Qualified firms had to be founded no earlier than 2004 and be based in New York City's five boroughs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 64 entries, the jury selected six winners:</p><p>Pictured project above: <strong>NAMELESS Architecture</strong></p><p><strong>Bittertang</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>dlandstudio architecture + landscape</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Fake Industries Architectural Agonism</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>form-ula</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>PARA-Project</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find out more about each winner on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of the 2014 New Practices New York competition.</em></p> Submit your proposal to the AIANY ENYA “Queensway Connection” competition by January 2014 Justine Testado 2013-11-14T12:36:00-05:00 >2014-07-07T20:10:21-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="732" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</a>," the sixth biennial competition from the AIANY's Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee is open for submissions until <strong>January 6th, 2014.</strong></p> <p> The competition will support <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the feasibility study</a> &mdash; currently being conducted by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dlandstudio</a> &mdash; as part of the process to transform the abandoned railway into a recreational area for the surrounding communities in central and southern Queens.</p> <p> "Queensway Connection" welcomes all design student and young professionals &mdash; not limited to architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners &mdash; to submit their ideas.</p> <p> After the submissions deadline, the Jury will deliberate in February. Winners will be announced in March 2014.</p> <p> The Jury:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Susan Chin</strong>, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.</li> <li> <strong>Margaret Newman</strong>, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief of Staff to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at New York City Department ...</li></ul> AIANY to host “Archinomics” discussion on Nov. 21 Justine Testado 2013-11-13T15:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:33:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="147" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Join the discussion on <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinomics: Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession</a></em> on Thursday evening, Nov. 21 at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Center for Architecture</a> in New York City.</p> <p> Hosted by the <a href=";prrid=27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIANY Global Dialogues Committee</a>, the two-hour discussion examines which countries are expected to experience the most economic growth and its effects on architectural global practice by the year 2020 and beyond. The event invites all architects, developers, and economists to share their opinions.</p> <p> Attendants will get to engage on this pressing topic with featured speakers that include:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Joseph Brancato</strong>, AIA, Managing Principal, Gensler Architects</li> <li> <strong>Giles Wrench</strong>, Managing Director international Desk, Jones Lang Lasalle</li> <li> <strong>Jesse M Keenan</strong>, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University</li> <li> <strong>Patrice A. Derrington</strong>, Chair, Global Real Estate Development Program, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate</li> </ul><p> Archinomics is related to the exhibition <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practical Global U...</a></em></p> 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards: Urban Design Winners Alexander Walter 2013-03-12T19:05:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:37:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To conclude our mini-showcasing of the 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Award winners, here are now the two Honor and five Merit award winners in the category Urban Design selected by the jurors David Coomes, Kathryn Gustafson, PLA, ASLA, Hon. FRIBA, and Alex Krieger, FAIA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards: Projects Winners Alexander Walter 2013-03-12T19:00:00-04:00 >2013-03-27T00:59:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> &nbsp;In our previous posts, we have published the winners of the 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards in the categories Architecture and Interiors. Here are now the eight award winners in the Projects category selected by the jurors Michelle Addington, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, and Eric H&ouml;weler, AIA, LEEP AP.</p> <p> Submitted projects had to be completed by architects/designers practicing in New York, or be New York projects designed by architects/designers based elsewhere.</p> <p> All winning work will be exhibited in the Design Awards exhibition at the Center for Architecture beginning April 18, with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through May 31. Exhibition design by Kokoro &amp; Moi.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> Projects Honor Awards Winner: K&aacute;polna Madaras in Madaras, Harghita, Romania by Christopher Johnson Architect with Ramona Albert (Image Credit: C.Johnson/R.Albert)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> Projects Merit Award Winners: Webb Chapel Park Pavilion in Dallas, TX by Cooper Joseph Studio (Image Credit: ...</p> 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards: Interiors Winners Alexander Walter 2013-03-12T18:56:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:38:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here are now the two Honor and four Merit award winners in the Interiors category selected by the jurors Amanda Levete, Andrew Wells, FAIA, LEEP AP, and Clive Wilkinson, FAIA, RIBA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards: Architecture Winners Alexander Walter 2013-03-12T18:51:00-04:00 >2013-06-21T10:59:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="667" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2013 AIA New York Chapter Design Award winners have been unveiled, honoring 42 outstanding projects in the four award categories, Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design. [...] All winning work will be exhibited in the Design Awards exhibition at the Center for Architecture beginning April 18, with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through May 31.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A different view of the NY waterfront Nam Henderson 2012-09-18T22:57:00-04:00 >2012-09-23T20:27:49-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s an eye-opening experience. I have lived in New York for more than 30 years. I have crossed the harbor on the Staten Island Ferry more than once and crossed the big-name bridges hundreds of times. But great swaths of the city remain as unknown to me as Patagonia. The architecture cruise helped fix that.</p></em><br /><br /><p> William Grimes reports back from a recent architectural cruise around Manhattan. The cruise <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">organized by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects</a>, features running commentary provided by experts and offers an easy opportunity to&nbsp;anyone wanting to get a good look at the complete skyline. The tour covers 156 site and a 32-mile journey in under 3 hours.</p>