Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

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

First Friday: A+I

Join A+I 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.

In 1996, Brad Zizmor and Dag Folger founded A+I in New York City. The firm’s name is an abbreviation of “Architecture + Information,” a combination that defines its “investigative approach and creative curiosity.” A+I works in branding, strategy, design, and architecture with a focus on workplace and retail design.

The firm recently designed office interiors for Squarespace, Horizon Media, Tumblr, all in New York and for Canvas Worldwide in Los Angeles. A+I’s retail portfolio includes flagship designs for Sam Edelman, Carolina Herrera, Malin+Goetz, Vince, and Under Armour. In 2017, the firm completed the renovation and development of public spaces at Chicago’s theMART. Both principals were inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2016.

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

Cocktails & Conversation: Tom Kundig

This series of dialogues about design joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Friday night is not “Friday Night” without the appropriate beverage. We’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, principal and owner, Olson Kundig
Additional speaker TBC

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, is a principal and owner of Olson Kundig. Over the past three decades, Tom has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, Tom was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and in 2016, he was elected to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture.

In addition to receiving scores of design awards—including ten National Honor Awards and ten National Housing Awards from the American Institute of Architects—Tom’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including The New York Times, The Telegraph, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous books. Tom’s work can be found on five continents, in locations ranging from Costa Rica to Brazil, New Zealand, China, Mexico and Sweden, and Austria. Tom regularly lectures and serves on design juries around the world, and is named in The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who has influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel.

Galeria Melissa NYC by Mancini•Duffy

Galeria Melissa NYC is a clothing and shoe boutique for Brazilian brand Melissa, with the aesthetic and ostensive practicing ethos of an art gallery. Its parent company, Grendene, chose our friends at Mancini•Duffy for their extensive NYC retail expertise (the firm redesigned one floor of Saks Fifth Avenue.) Leaving the building’s cast-iron facade in place, the office installed, in a triangular vestibule, two gargantuan LED monitors, reflecting “infinitely” off mirrored flooring, displaying video art by Sam Cannon featuring women’s bodies coated in fluid. Melissa’s presence on social media played a role in the store’s design which Ali Aslam, designer at Mancini•Duffy, attributes to the shift away from traditional brick-and-mortar retail promoted by social media, towards online retail supported by brick-and-mortar media (sort of).

Office of Architecture tears down the walls for a Tribeca apartment renovation

Office of Architecture decided that walls were unnecessary for this large Tribeca apartment which they renovated. Those which stood were collapsed and replaced with walnut cabinetry, sliding doors, and industrial steel columns. The walls were removed from the 3,000 SqFt space, occupying a full floor in a former 19th-century warehouse, in an attempt open up living areas and maximize use of natural light to an extreme. Black American walnut was used by our friends at OA on all floors, and sliding doors separate off bedrooms; all instances of which are offset with white. Different “zones” of the apartment are delineated by the building’s original wooden beams which were left in place. (Walls of the master bathroom feature Calacatta Gold marble.)

ASH NYC transform 19th century glass factory to luxury rentals

The conversion into rentals of a 19th century glass factory in Bushwick is now underway, led by our friends at ASH NYC. It is now known as “Glassworks Bushwick” (and has its own teaser website): the name being inspired by the former Dannenhoffer Opalescent Glassworks factory, founded in 1888. Aspects of the original factory are being incorporated into the development, which will feature 63 units; additionally, white oak flooring, stainless steel appliances, and custom light fixtures by ASH NYC.

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.