Posts Tagged ‘Celebration’

2018 AIANY Winter Party – Celebrating the New Year

Join the AIANY Interiors Committee for one more holiday celebration at the Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove showroom in New York’s A&D Building for a cocktail party and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Corporate Chef Coleman.

As family-owned companies, Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove go to exceptional lengths for an enjoyable customer experience and operate their own manufacturing facilities in the US.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by:
Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove

Women in Architecture Annual Recognition Award and Holiday Party

Please join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee to celebrate the New Year and announce our annual Recognition Award winner. This award honors one recently licensed woman architect who demonstrates strong leadership skills and a commitment to the growth and advancement of our profession.

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2018 AIANY Design Awards Announcement

Join us for the announcement of this year’s AIA New York Design Awards winners in Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, and Projects. A moderated symposium discussion with this year’s jurors will follow.

The 2017 Design Awards Jury
Barbara Bestor, AIA, Bestor Architecture
Hagy Belzberg, FAIA, OAA, Belzberg Architects
Tatiana Bilbao, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO
Elizabeth P. Gray, FAIA, Gray Organschi Architecture
Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Fougeron Architecture
V. Mitch McEwen, McEwen Studio
Peter Waldman, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

Alan Brake, Editor, Oculus

This event is free and open to the public.

6:00-6:30 PM – Reception
6:30-8:00 PM – Winner Announcement and Juror Discussion

The 6th Annual Stanford White Awards

Join the ICAA in celebrating this year’s laureates in a ceremony at New York’s Metropolitan Club. Tickets are now available at the price of $250.

The winners for the 2017 Stanford White Awards have been announced. Location: The Metropolitan Club of New York, 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Cost/Reservations: Tickets are now available. Reservations are required.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:
Artistic Doors and Windows
Flower Construction
Hyde Park Mouldings
Les Métalliers Champenois – Horus Bronze Corp.

Silver Sponsors:
D. Reis Contracting Corp.
Highline Construction Group
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Reilly Windows & Doors
Rusk Renovations
S. Donadic Inc.
Tischler und Sohn USA Ltd.
Vella Interiors, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:
Berkshire Wilton Partners, LLC
Blue Square Consulting
Clark Construction Corp.
COVAX Design
Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Janice Parker Landscape Architects
Linda London Ltd.
Marmi Natural Stone
Remains Lighting
Sawyer | Berson
Traditional Cut Stone Ltd.
V. DiSalvo Contracting Co., Inc.
Zen Restoration Inc.

Award Sponsor:
E.R. Butler & Co.

AIA New York Board Inaugural

AIA New York invites you to celebrate the 2018 Board Inaugural. The event will feature a passing of the gavel from David Piscuskas, FAIA, to Gerard F.X. Gieier, II, FAIA. The program will include a report on this year’s main events, a preview of what’s to come in 2018.

Entering AIANY board members will be officially welcomed and exiting members will be given the warm farewell they deserve for their leadership contributions.

Presentation from 6:00 – 7:30 pm; celebratory reception to follow

First Friday: Sawyer | Berson

Join Sawyer | Berson at its office for drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes look at their ongoing work. The League’s First Fridays are monthly opportunities for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature brief office tours and presentations along with happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.

New York City-based Sawyer | Berson was founded in 1999 by Brian Sawyer and John Berson with a focus on residential, commercial, and landscape architecture, as well as interior design. The firm “seeks to achieve unique designs in traditional and modern vocabularies.” Sawyer | Berson’s work includes private houses and gardens, apartments, townhouses, and urban roof terraces as well as commercial and institutional projects throughout the United States.

In New York, the firm designed the Vera Wang Boutique at Madison Avenue; a roof terrace atop a penthouse loft in Chelsea; and interiors and garden at 11 North Moore Street. Other works include the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for the New Orleans Museum of Art (in collaboration with Lee Ledbetter Architects) and a series of houses in Bridgehampton, New York. The firm has received the 2016 ASLA Honor Award and several Stanford White Awards from the New York Chapter of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Brian Sawyer received the 2016 Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design from the New York School of Interior Design.

Cocktails & Conversation: David Piscuskas, FAIA, and David Hollenberg

Please join the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee for a conversation between David Piscuskas, FAIA, of 1100 Architect, and David Hollenberg of PennDesign.

David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, co-founded 1100 Architect in 1983. He believes well-designed, functional, and astute architecture can act as a powerful catalyst of inspiration, change, and growth. Following these beliefs, he has completed several award-winning buildings, including the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House (Philadelphia), the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (New York), and the Irish Hunger Memorial (New York). Piscuskas serves as the 2017 President of AIA New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Brown University in 1979 and a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA in 1982. Piscuskas is an NCARB Certificate Holder, Member of the Chamber of Architects in the State of Hessen, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

David Hollenberg has served as University Architect at the University of Pennsylvania since June 2006. In this role he is responsible for oversight of the design of the physical development and preservation of the campus, supervising a staff of 16, including the Principal Planner, the University Landscape Architect, and the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. He has had oversight of the design of major campus projects since 2006 that have emerged from the Penn Connects Plan, such as the Music Building, Penn Park, Shoemaker Green, the ARCH, Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field, and Golkin Hall. Prior to this position, he worked from 1992 to 2006 for the National Park Service. Serving as Associate Regional Director for Design, Construction and Facility Management, he was responsible for major programs and services affecting all National Park Service structures in the 13-state Northeast Region, and supervised a staff of 35-40 in four divisions: Architectural Preservation, Development, Engineering, and Facility Management. He had primary Regional Office responsibility for implementation of the Independence National Historical Park General Management Plan, which involved planning approximately $320 million in design and construction involving four new buildings and three blocks of new public open space. In addition, he served as NPS representative on the jury for the Flight 93 National Memorial Competition.

Current Work: Deborah Berke

Moderated by Nader Tehrani

Each year The Architectural League’s Current Work series features significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners will present her firm’s work in a public lecture.

New York-based Deborah Berke Partners (DBP) is a 60-person architecture practice that “emphasizes the transformative character of architecture through the re-imagination of old buildings and the creation of inventive new ones.” The firm’s residential, commercial, educational, cultural, and civic projects reflect an approach that “is human centered in all scales, from the broad vision of masterplans to the focused details of interiors (and everything in between).”

In 2017, the firm completed the Distribution Headquarters for Cummins Inc. in Indianapolis, IN. In Fredonia, NY, DBP designed the Rockefeller Arts Center as an addition to the 1968 I.M. Pei arts complex on the SUNY Fredonia campus. DBP has designed 21c Museum Hotels across the Southern and Midwest regions of the U.S. Current projects include the transformation of the former Bayview Correctional Facility into the Women’s Building, a home for the women’s rights movement in New York City.

The firm was honored with the National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in 2017. In 2012, Deborah Berke first received the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize from the University of California, Berkeley for a practitioner or academic “who has made the advancement of a significant contribution to promoting women in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and the community.”

Deborah Berke received a BFA and a B.Arch from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Urban Planning, in Urban Design, from The City University of New York in 1984. She became the dean of the Yale School of Architecture in June 2016, where she has been a professor since 1987. Previously, she taught at the University of Maryland, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Miami, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, of which she was a fellow.

Nader Tehrani is the Dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. He is also principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with new construction practices.

First Friday: Rafael Viñoly Architects

Join Rafael Viñoly Architects at its office for drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes look at their ongoing work. The League’s First Fridays are monthly opportunities for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature brief office tours and presentations along with happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.

Founded in 1983, Rafael Viñoly Architects is headquartered in New York City with offices in London, Manchester, Shenzhen, and Buenos Aires. The firm is driven by the belief that “the essential responsibility of architecture is to generate the most elegant solution within the economy of each project.” The firm’s portfolio ranges in scale and type with institutional, cultural, educational, commercial, residential, and planning projects worldwide.

Recently completed works include 432 Park Avenue, a residential tower in New York City; the renovation and expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art; Penn Medicine Complex in Philadelphia; Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo; City Football Academy in Manchester; and New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi.

Projects currently under construction in the United States include One Grant Park, a pair of residential towers in Chicago; One River Point, a residential development in downtown Miami; and the renovation and expansion of 787 Eleventh Avenue, a commercial development on New York City’s west side. Rafael Viñoly Architects is also working on the Abha Regional Airport in Saudi Arabia and Marble Arch Place, a mixed-use development in London. Two of the firm’s projects have been shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards: the New Stanford Hospital in Stanford, CA, and The Hills at Vallco in Cupertino, CA.

Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition

Start off your Halloween weekend at the Center for Architecture’s second annual Pumpkitecture! competition! 20 New York City-based firms will go gourd to gourd to once again compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin.

Who will squash the competition? Will a firm summon the Brutal ghost of Marcel Booeuer and invoke the spirit of Michael Gravesyard? Will the Crowned Curibita be inspired by Frank-o-Lloyd Wright’s Guggengourd? See for yourself at Pumpkitecture!

Come witness architects live-carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin. Pumpkitecture! will take place on Friday, October 27 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. The carving will commence at 6:15 and will run through 7:30. Contestants will briefly defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

Festive food and beverages included.

Participating Firms (in formation):
Architecture Research Office
Hollwich Kushner
ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
SCAPE Landscape Architecture
SITU Studio

Jury (in formation):
Mariam Aldhahi, Managing Editor, Curbed New York