Posts Tagged ‘design’

Oculus Book Talk: LAB: Building a Home for Scientists

Please join us for a discussion of the book LAB: Building a Home for Scientists, by Marc C. Fishman. Fishman will be joined in discussion by architect Toshiko Mori, FAIA, and Designer Maya Lin.

The book discusses ideas for contemporary laboratory buildings and provides a history of laboratory design from the Middle Ages to today. The speakers will discuss how creative and sensitive architecture and design can influence a scientist’s experience of the laboratory environment.

Mark C. Fishman, author, LAB: Building a Home for Scientists, Harvard University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Toshiko Mori Architect
Maya Lin, Designer and Mater Planner

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.

Retail Rethink (moderated by Kathleen Jordan of Gensler)

Join the AIANY Interiors Committee and the Retail Design Institute for a panel discussion on retail design within an evolving retail landscape. Retail Practice Area Leader and Principal at Gensler, Kathleen Jordan, AIA, RDI, will moderate the panel discussion bringing together architects, designers, landlords and retailers.

We will be joined by Caleb Mulvena AIA, Co-Founder of Studio Mapos; Helen Herrick, former Global Head of Store Design at Capital One Bank; Max Bonbrest, Co-Founder, VP, PR & Marketing at AYR and Zack Beloff, National Director Of Business Development at Simon Property Group to discuss the evolving value proposition of brick and mortar, strategies implemented retailers, landlords and designers, and the broader effects on buildings and cities from an evolving retail landscape and changes in customer behaviors.

Zack Beloff, National Director of Business Development, Simon Property Group
Max Bonbrest, Co-founder and Vice President, Public Relations & Marketing, AYR
Helen Herrick, Former Global Head of Store Design, Capital One
Caleb Mulvena, AIA, Co-founder, Studio Mapos

Moderator: Kathleen Jordan, AIA, RDI, Retail Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler

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

2017 Heritage Ball

On October 26, 2017, architects and industry professionals will come together for the Heritage Ball, the annual event to support the Center for Architecture. Heritage Ball began in the 1980s and has grown from a small party to an over 1,100 person gala.

The Heritage Ball serves as the single largest funding source for the Center for Architecture and allows it to fulfill its mission to educate the public about the value of architecture and design, alongside its partner, the AIA New York Chapter.

The gala is an exciting event held to honor the rich architectural heritage of New York City, and to celebrate the architects, officials, organizations, and professionals from related industries that continue the city’s tradition of design excellence.

Caples Jefferson
Type A Projects
Jeffrey Sachs
Claudia Gould and the Jewish Museum

Workplace Wednesdays: Studio Libeskind

Every week, Archtober invites you to an exciting behind-the-scenes look at some of the most innovative architecture firms in NYC. This Workplace Wednesday we will be visiting Studio Libeskind!

Studio Libeskind opens its office for a tour of their downtown studio located across the street from the World Trade Center site. Daniel Libeskind will welcome guests, followed by an intimate look at the studio’s latest work on the boards presented by the partners.

Breakfast & Books Series with Allan Greenberg

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce the next event in the Breakfast & Books Series, in partnership with Rizzoli Bookstore. Once again, the Rizzoli Bookstore will welcome ICAA members and guests before store hours on Wednesday, October 25th, for a discussion with renowned architect, Allan Greenberg of Allan Greenberg Architect, LLC.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Allan Greenberg was educated at the University of Witwatersrand, where he trained in classical, Gothic, and modern architecture. He worked for leading Scandinavian modernist architect Jørn Utzon, with whom he worked on the Sydney Opera House. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1965, he spent two years in the City of New Haven’s Redevelopment Agency and later served as Architectural Consultant to Connecticut’s Chief Justice from 1967 to 1979. He received his U.S. citizenship in 1973.

His publications include George Washington, Architect, The Architecture of Democracy: American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution, Lutyens and the Modern Movement, and two monographs of his work. In 2006, Greenberg was the first American to be awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, in recognition for built work and scholarship that has enriched the American architectural and cultural landscape.

Light refreshments will be available before the presentation, with the opportunity to purchase books afterwards.

Current Work: Zhang Ke (Moderated and introduced by Billie Tsien)

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. Zhang Ke of ZAO/standardarchitecture will present his firm’s work in a public lecture.

Zhang Ke founded ZAO/standardarchitecture in Beijing in 2001. He believes that working in a micro scale can impact larger urban masterplans and developments common to China’s recent urbanization. Many of Zhang Ke’s projects focus on the transformation and preservation of Beijing’s historic hutongs – residences organized in cellular courtyard arrangements connected by narrow alleys.

Recent works by ZAO/standardarchitecture include the 2013 Micro Hutong Hostel, an attempt to create small scale social housing within the constraints of traditional Beijing hutongs; the 2016 Novartis Campus Building, an office with outdoor courtyards, passages, and gardens in Shanghai; and visitor centers embedded in the mountainous landscape of rural Tibet. In 2014, the firm designed the Aga Khan Award-winning Cha’er Children’s Library and Art Center, which incorporates and redesigns small buildings and structures that former residents had added to the hutong courtyard over the past 50 years.

He is the recipient of the 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal presented by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Prior awards include the 2013 China Museum Architecture Award; the 2011 International Award for Architecture in Stone; and the WA Chinese Architecture Award in 2006 and 2011. The firm was included in Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard of 2011. Zhang Ke exhibited at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale and has been the focus of exhibitions at the MAK Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, and the V&A Museum in London, among others.

Zhang Ke received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and both Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Zhang Ke has lectured at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Universidad Católica de Chile, and the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona. Since 2016, he has taught architecture studios at Harvard GSD.

Allied Works’ Renovation of Eleven Madison Park

Brad Cloepfil, and our friends at Allied Works Architecture, have undertaken a 2,900 SqFt revamp of the three Michelin star restaurant currently ranked the best in the world, Eleven Madison Park. The commission came from the historic restaurant’s new owners, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm, who sought a design that would serve as the best possible forum for presenting what Cloepfil calls “the chef’s art:” the team strove to leave intact the spirit of the original interior while adding elements drawn from art and nature (the design for the rugs draws inspiration from the imprint of wet leaves on the sidewalk.) The pervasive yellow of the room, due to its wood paneling, was replaced with a more earthy, neutral palette with light touches of wood. They installed large mirrors to reflect the natural light from Madison Park across the road; lamps and curved padded banquettes resembling sofas.