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  • FitCity 10: Promoting Physical Activity Through Design

    New York | Dates: 11 May, 2015

    The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is pleased to announce the tenth annual FitCity conference.

    The program will bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, government officials, community advocates, and public health professionals to discuss how design, policy, and practice decisions can create opportunities to increase physical activity, access to healthier food and beverages, and overall well-being.

    This year’s event, which will celebrate a decade of active design in New York City, will feature interactive break-out sessions. Participants will hear how the strategies described in the Active Design Guidelines are being implemented throughout the five boroughs. In addition, attendees will learn how they can implement active design in different settings to achieve more equitable and healthier neighborhoods.

    Program Schedule:

    9:00-9:15 am
    Welcome and Introductions
    David S. Siscovick, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Research, New York Academy of Medicine
    Sarah A. Wolf, MPH, RD, Active Design Manager, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention & Tobacco Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    9:15-10:00 am
    Health Keynote
    Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Professor of Clinical Studies of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    Introduction: Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Prevention and Primary Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    10:00-10:05 am
    Physical Activity Break
    Monica Ortiz Rossi, MFA, Active Design Coordinator, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    10:05-11:00 am
    Commissioners’ Panel
    Moderator: David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture
    Feniosky A. Peña-Mora, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design + Construction
    Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
    Victor Calise, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
    Donna Corrado, Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging
    Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Prevention and Primary Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning
    Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
    Eden Hauslaib, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, NYC Administration for Children’s Services

    11:00 am-11:15 am
    Break/Networking

    11:15-12:45 pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Panel: Designing for Health in Affordable Housing
    Moderator: Yianice Hernandez, Director of Active Living, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design
    Kimberly Murphy, AIA, Associate, Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects
    William Quinn Sabatini, AIA, ACHA, Founding Principal, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
    Maryanne Speroni, Assistant Director and Fund Manager, Vitus

    Panel: Urban Schoolyards: The Next Great Public Space
    Moderator: Rebecca Lee, MPH, Physical Activity & Nutrition Coordinator, East & Central Harlem District Public Health Office
    Lois Brink, MLA, Chief Strategist, The Big SandBox
    Linda Pollak, AIA, ASLA Affiliate, Partner, Marpillero Pollak Architects
    Ray Pultinas, Sustainability Coordinator, DeWitt Clinton High School

    Workshop: Activating Open Space at a Mott Haven NYCHA Development
    Moderator: David Tepper, AIA, Associate Partner, Ennead Architects
    Ilana Cohen, Landscape Designer, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
    Lindsay Haddix, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Capital Projects Division, New York City Housing Authority
    Miriam Peterson, Partner, Peterson Rich Office
    Jacob Reidel, Designer, Ennead Architects

    Workshop: What’s Next in Active Design: Expanding our Vision for Healthy Neighborhoods
    Moderators: Lee Altman, LEED AP, Active Design Coordinator, NYC Department of Design + Construction; Claudia Herasme, Deputy Director, Office of Chief Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning 
    TBD, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Juan Martinez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NYC Department of Transportation
    Suzanne Nienaber, AICP, Partnerships Director, Center for Active Design
    Karen Taylor, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Community Services, NYC Department for the Aging

    12:45-2:15 pm
    Lunch

    2:15-3:45 pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Panel: Bridging Sectors to Create Open Space
    Le’alani S. Boykin, Technical Assistance Manager for Community Visioning and Planning, Partnerships for Parks
    Charles McKinney, Principal Urban Designer, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
    Anandi A. Premlall, Sustainable Communities Consultant, SustyQ (Sustainable Queens)
    Alfred Zollinger, Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design, Parsons The New School for Design

    Panel: Community Engagement and Active Transportation: Working with Community Partners to Achieve Collective Impact
    Mayor Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, MD, City of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
    Henry Greenidge, Director of Special Projects, NYC Department of Transportation
    Maggie Veatch, Director of Physical Activity and Nutrition, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    TBD, Brooklyn Community Board 3

    Panel: Creating Healthy Eating Environments in Schools
    Moderator: Lisa Herron, Community Engagement Coordinator, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Population Health Science and Policy 
    George Edwards, Coordinator, Garden to Café, School Food, NYC Department of Education 
    Terry Huang, Professor, City University of New York and University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Dina Sorensen, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Designer, VMDO Architects

    Workshop: Activating Open Space at a Mott Haven NYCHA Development
    Moderator: David Tepper, AIA, Associate Partner, Ennead Architects
    Ilana Cohen, Landscape Designer, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
    Lindsay Haddix, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Capital Projects Division, New York City Housing Authority
    Miriam Peterson, Partner, Peterson Rich Office
    Jacob Reidel, Designer, Ennead Architects

    Workshop: Using an Innovative Visioning Method to Activate Change; Learning from Staten Island
    Moderator: Elizabeth Hamby, Community Urban Planner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Michael Schnall, Chief of Staff, Staten Island, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
    Ginny Mantello, MD, Director, Health & Wellness, Staten Island Borough President’s Office
    Jody Stoll, Project Manager, Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
    Emily Walker, Director of Outreach & Programs, New Yorkers for Parks

    3:45-4:00 pm
    Break/Networking

    4:00-4:45 pm
    Design Keynote
    Daniel Hernandez, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
    Introduction: Eric Boorstyn, AIA, Associate Commissioner, Architecture & Engineering/Technical Services, NYC Department of Design + Construction

    4:45-5:00 pm
    Closing
    David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture

    Price: Free

    http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=7996

  • Lecture: The Rocks Estate Today

    Chicago | Dates: 21 Jul, 2015

    Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for members
    Free for docents and volunteers
    Reservations requested to 312.326.1480

    Beginning in 1883, the Glessners spent over one-third of each year at their beloved summer estate in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, known as The Rocks.  The estate, which encompassed nearly 1,500 acres at its peak, combined stunning architecture by Isaac Scott, Hermann Von Holst, and Shepley Rutan and Coolidge, set within a landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and his sons.  After the Glessners died in the 1930s, their descendants continued to occupy the estate and run it as an active working farm.  In the late 1970s much of the property was donated to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest, of which John Glessner was an early member.  Today, the estate is one of the premier properties owned by the Society, offering a lush landscape, rare trees and plants, and numerous restored buildings that tell the story of the Glessners while being adaptively reused for today's needs.  Join Nigel Manley, director of The Rocks Estate for the past 29 years, as he takes you on a journey through this natural wonderland.

  • Lecture: The History of Paint in America

    Chicago | Dates: 03 Jun, 2015

    Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for museum members
    Reservations requested to 312-326-1480

    Have you ever wondered how paint ended up in a can?  Learn how the Industrial Revolution and socio-economic pressures of the time caused paint to evolve from ingredients mixed in the field, to a ready-mixed, mass-produced product (that created a few Prairie Avenue fortunes as well).  This presentation by master painter Mario Guertin delves into the early challenges that Colonial America presented for paint and how technical innovations and population growth brought us to where we are today.  After this presentation you will never look at a paint can the same way again!

  • Historic Highlands Home Tour

    Altadena | Dates: 24 May, 2015
    A walking tour including 5 – 7 docent-lead viewings of historic homes from the early twentieth century.  Gorgeous examples of preserved, restored or renovated Craftsmen and Spanish Revival architectural styles.

    Cost: $20 ($15 early bird)

  • South Orange Grove - Mid-Century Living on Millionaire's Row

    Pasadena | Dates: 16 May, 2015

    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Lecture - 10:00 a.m.
    Tour - 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    In honor of National Preservation Month, Pasadena Heritage presents a lecture and walking tour of the early garden apartment complexes on South Orange Grove Boulevard. Once known as "Millionaire's Row," this neighborhood saw a significant shift in architectural style, from grandiose Victorian style mansions to mid-century garden apartments, as a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II. 

    An illustrated lecture at 10am will present the story behind the Boulevard's dramatic transformation and the cast of prominent residents and architects involved, followed by walking tours from 11am - 3pm of selected locations, including docent led presentations of unit interiors and private courtyards.

    All participants must check-in at Westridge School. Street parking is available along Orange Grove Blvd. and adjacent streets. Comfortable shoes reccomended.

    Tickets on sale now. Same day tickets can be purchased at the Westridge School for Girls, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105; between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Call 626-441-6333 for more information. Join today to take advantage of the member discount.

  • A Historic Industrial Building Becomes a Very Modern Residence

    Chicago | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    A landmark 100-year-old commercial building into a modern urban residence. This remarkable project was selected as the National Custom Home of the Year in 2013, by Custom Home magazine. Features of the10,000 sq. ft. residence include, floor to ceiling windows and doors by Grabill; a spacious private courtyard of black granite; a custom designed three-story wood, steel and glass staircase; and a  uniquely crafted by Bulthaup kitchen. Hydronic radiant heat runs under polished terrazzo, and the Sapele hardwood floors. Custom millwork, designer lighting and state-of-the-art "smart home" technology create a modern, yet warm aesthetic throughout the residence.

    Presentations will be provided by:

    John Vinci, FAIA, Vinci │Hamp Architects

    Jeff Berry, Goldberg General Contracting

    Stephanie Wohlner, Stephanie Wohlner Design

    Mimi McKay, McKay Landscape Architects

  • Glass as Art in Architecture

    Chicago | Dates: 04 May, 2015
    You are cordially invited to attend cocktails by LASVIT, organized in collaboration with AIA and IIDA Chicago chapters. Join us for an interesting lecture on glass hand-blowing techniques,history of the craft, new trends and usage of glass in architecture at The Langham Hotel.

    All attendees will be able to understand and learn about following:

    1)      History of Bohemian Glass

    2)      Ingreediences necessary for glass making, types of glass, molds making, natural resources.

    3)      Glass making techniques: various techniques of visual effects applied on glass (floating, fusing, pressing, casting, graving, painting, staining)

    4)      Bohemian crystal/difference of Bohemian glass and examples

    5)      New trends in usage of glass as art sculpture – dynamic and kinetic installations

    Please make your reservation with Katerina Hickey, Lasvit Sales Manager and Project Consultant, at katerina.hickey@lasvit.com or 872/225-6765.

    Click here to learn more about IIDA Illinois.

  • Current Work: David Chipperfield

    New York | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    Current Work
    David Chipperfield
    David Chipperfield Architects
    Introduced by Billie Tsien

    1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

    This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

    Each year, The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects will present his work in a public lecture.

    David Chipperfield is recognized for his ability to design buildings that quietly but forcefully create place with their sculptural form, exemplified by his designs for museums such as Berlin’s Neues Museum, winner of the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award, and the recently completed Saint Louis Art Museum. Chipperfield has consistently emphasized the craft of building, whether in new buildings or in expansions and renovations of historic structures, characterized by a sympathetic but not mimetic relationship between old and new. His firm, David Chipperfield Architects, has an international body of work with wide-ranging typologies including cultural, civic, residential, and commercial projects as well masterplans.

    David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. The practice, which has won over 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Current New York projects include a new wing for modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a mixed-use tower overlooking Bryant Park. International projects include the Nobel Center, Stockholm; a new building for Kunsthaus Zurich; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; a headquarters building for Amorepacific in Seoul; and De Vere Gardens, a residential development in London; all in progress. Among the firm’s other recent institutional and commercial projects are One Pancras Square, London; Moganshan Road Office Building, Hangzhou; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany; and America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,’ Valencia.

    Chipperfield was the curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. He has taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture, including Yale University where he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart. He is an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture in 2004, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008.

    Chipperfield was the Praemium Imperiale Award laureate for architecture in 2013; he was also awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011; the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts in 2010; the Grand DAI Award (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) for Building Culture in 2010; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009; and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999.

    Billie Tsien is partner and founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and president of The Architectural League.

    Time & Place
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    7:30 p.m. (note later start time)
    The Great Hall 
    The Cooper Union
    7 East 7th Street
    New York

  • The Reel Lake Oswego: The Lake Oswego Preservation Society Brings the Past Alive through Historic Home Movies

    Lake Oswego | Dates: 30 May, 2015

    The Lake Oswego Preservation Society presents The Reel Lake Oswego: Clown Diver to Sky Divers. You’ll see early water sports such as aquaplaning, a 1930s equestrian event at the Lake Oswego Hunt, the City’s 1947 Rose Parade float, dining at Irelands on the lake, golfing at the Oswego Lake Country Club in the 1930s and 1950s, the Boones Ferry Day Parade in the 1960s, and even a shark infested Oswego Lake!

    This film was made possible by those who generously shared their home movies, some dating back to 1924! The Oregon Historical Society also contributed footage from its collection. From these never-seen-before sources, the Society has created a visually compelling narrated film that brings to life scenes of Oswego, Lake Grove, Oswego Lake, and community events from the 1920s through the 1960s. Lake Oswego’s special legacy will live on — in motion picture — for generations.

     The award-winning Kate McMahon Productions is the film’s producer. A Clackamas County Community Partnership Program grant, along with generous sponsors, has enabled the Society to offer free admission.

  • Early Modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle

    Portland | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Join DoCoMoMo_OR   for a talk focusing on early modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle, and those architects who introduced modernism to Portland in the late 1930s into the 1940s – John Yeon and Pietro Belluschi, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s sole house in Oregon which happened a few years later.

    Seating is limited, register early to ensure your spot!  Appetizers and drinks will be provided to attendees.

    About the Speaker:

    Professor Leland Roth is a leading figure in architectural history, with his primary field of research is American architecture and urban planning, especially from 1865 to 1940.


  • Tour: Manuel Palos Sculpture Studio (1 LU)

    San Francisco | Dates: 30 Apr, 2015
    April 30, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Free AIASF Members 
    $10 General Admission

    Join us for a tour of sculptor Manuel Palos’ studio. With more than 30 years of experience in custom sculpture, architectural restoration and conservation projects, Manuel’s work can be found internationally from private commissions to major public placements. Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, he came to work on the restoration of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Since then he has become well-known for his many commissions, including several projects for the City and County of San Francisco. His work has included the restoration of the mythological figures at the Legion of Honor, sculpting the eight Eagles atop the Pacific Telephone Building, and many other projects.

    “For over 25 years Palos has left his indelible, anonymous mark on dozens of icons throughout the city, re-creating and restoring precious architectural and sculptural details that, without his unusual skills, would have long ago fallen into disrepair.” - SF Magazine

  • Cocktails & Conversations: Louisa Hutton and Barry Bergdoll

    New York | Dates: 24 Apr, 2015

    AIA CES 1 LU

    When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 24

    How do you spend your Friday evening? Do you join those who pack NYC’s cultural institutions like sardines or those crowds over populating film theaters? When the Center for Architecture, one of the City’s premier cultural institutions, hosts a pair of NYC’s most interesting and provocatively creative thinkers, it will certainly lift your spirits.

    This series of dialogues about design pairs a notable architect with a recognized critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture and other design issues. Since you shouldn’t start Friday night without an adequate drink, we’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktails inspired by the architect’s work and created in-situ for this event. Join us in growing the tradition of “Delight Night” in New York's weekend cultural scene—no Blight Night here.

    Speakers:

    Louisa Hutton, Partner, Sauerbruch Hutton
    Louisa Hutton, with her partner Matthias Sauerbruch, founded Sauerbruch Hutton, an internationally-recognized office for architecture, urbanism and design, in 1989. The firm creates functional, sensual, and conscientious architecture with individuality and personality. The practice is noted for its synthesis of color in the design process and for the use of fluid curvilinear forms. The firm’s architecture is also known for its technical innovation and environmental sustainability, particularly double-skin facades on tall buildings.

    Sauerbruch Hutton realizes individual and sustainable solutions to a wide range of programs. Enjoying the sensuality of space and material, using up-to-date technology masterfully, and using existing resources intelligently are the focuses of the firm's work. Built works range from the much-noted Brandhorst Museum in Munich to the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, which presents a benchmark building for the sustainable design of offices. A wide range of projects for private and public clients are currently under way across Europe. Sauerbruch Hutton considers architecture a process of dialogue that intimately involves selected experts and consultants in every stage of the design process. The firm has received numerous national and international prizes, including recent awards for Immanuel Church in Cologne, the Mies van der Rohe Award shortlist, the BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis 2014 from the Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment and first prize for tje Postcheckamt Masterplan at Hallesches Ufer, Berlin.  For their work, Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch were awarded the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture (1998). The firm also won the Fritz Schumacher Prize in 2003. Currently 75 architects, designers, engineers, model-makers, and administrative staff work in the firm's Berlin office.

    Hutton completed her undergraduate degree at Bristol University and graduate degree from the Architectural Association (AA). She worked in the office of Alison and Peter Smithson and has taught at the AA, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University GSD.

    Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University School of Arts & Sciences
    After six years as MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Professor, Barry Bergdoll returned to Columbia University in Fall 2013 as the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology in the School of Arts & Sciences. He graduated from Columbia University in 1977, studied at King's College, Cambridge University from 1977 to 1979, and returned to Columbia to complete his PhD in 1986.

    Bergdoll focuses on 19th- and 20th-century architectural history, theory and criticism based on his broad interests in modern architectural history, with a particular emphasis on France and Germany between 1750 and 1900. Trained as an art historian, he studies architecture by tying it to history, sociology, and culture. He has studied cultural representation in architecture, the evolution of architecture as a profession, and the intersections between artistic genres. His interests also include the intersections of architecture and new technologies as representations in the modern period, especially photography and film. Prior to joining MoMA, Bergdoll was the chair of the Department of Art History at Columbia. In 1993, he received a grant from the Graham Foundation for study on the impact of the fall of Communism on architectural teachings in Eastern Europe and Russia.

    As a curator, Bergdoll participated in major architectural exhibitions, including "Mies in Berlin", shown in New York, Barcelona, and Berlin in 2001-3; "Le Panthéon: Symbole des Révolutions" shown in Montreal and Paris in 1989, and "Les Vaudoyers: une dynastie d'architectes" at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris in 1992. Among the exhibitions he curated at MoMA are "Lost Vanguard" (2007); "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling," (2008); "Bauhaus" (2009) with Leah Dickerman; "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront" (2010); and "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" (2012) with Reinhold Martin. The exhibition "Labrouste: La Structure Mise en Lumiere" co-curated with Corine Belier of the Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine and Marc LeCoeur of the Bibliothèque Nationale was shown in Paris 2012-13 and presented at the Museum of Modern Art in Spring 2013, followed by "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes," organized with Jean-Louis Cohen. In 2012 Bergdoll was instrumental in bringing the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation archives to MoMA and Columbia; in 2014 he organized a first exhibition based on that archive: "Frank Lloyd Wright and the City." His latest exhibition, "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955 - 1980," recently opened at MoMA. Among his many publications are Mies in BerlinEuropean Architecture 1750–1890,  and Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry.

    Eben Klemm
    A former research biologist, of special interest to him is encouraging knowledge among bartenders concerning the basic chemical and physics principals that affect the materials they use in order to better understand the techniques they use.

    Klemm and his cocktails have been featured in such diverse local and national publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine, Time Out New York, Popular Science, and Playboy. He has also made televised appearances include The Today Show, CBS’s Early Show and ABC 20/20. His cocktail book for beginners, The Cocktail Primer, was published in December by Andrews McNeel

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee & CultureNow
    Price: One drink included: $15 for member; $20 for non-members

    Register

  • The Final Mile: How Great Cities Are Fed

    New York | Dates: 29 Apr, 2015

    Open House New York invites you to a very special event to kick off The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York, a new yearlong series of tours and talks exploring the architecture of New York City’s multi-layered food system.

    Join Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market, for a conversation about the future of New York City’s food system. Learn about how the movement of food has impacted the shape, look, and flow of the physical city: its buildings, its infrastructure, and its public spaces. Discover how the evolution of the food system has mirrored–even facilitated–historical population shifts, and consider how the current trends might reshape the city again over the coming decades, as New York City looks to add another 1.5 million residents by 2030. Karp and LaValva will discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that OHNY will explore over the coming year through The Final Mile.

    Karen Karp is a leading authority on food systems and New York City’s good food movement with over 25 years of experience in specialty food retail, agriculture, and restaurants. Robert LaValva is an architect and planner and the founder of the New Amsterdam Market.

    Wednesday April 29
    6:30-8:00 PM
    SVA THEATRE, 333 W 23rd Street

    Reservations
    Reservations are required for this lecture. Admission is free for OHNY members, OHNY volunteers, and students with valid ID. $10 for general public.

    For more information, visit http://www.ohny.org

    To purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-final-mile-how-great-cities-are-fed-tickets-16491690089

  • Louis Vuitton SPARK Award with Iwan Baan

    Chicago | Dates: 23 Apr, 2015

    Louis Vuitton, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and IIT Architecture Chicago invite you to a special evening featuring the announcement of the 2015 Louis Vuitton SPARK Award winner and a special presentation by architectural photographer and SPARK award juror, Iwan Baan.

    April 23, 2015
    6:30 p.m. Iwan Baan Lecture
    7:15 p.m. SPARK Award Announcement
    7:30 p.m. Reception

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY!

    The Louis Vuitton Spark Award, sponsored by Louis Vuitton and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, honors an outstanding student from the College of Architecture’s undergraduate and graduate Cloud Studio program reflecting the College’s focus on the City of Chicago and “Rethinking Metropolis.”

    The recipient of the annual Louis Vuitton SPARK Award will travel to Paris to meet with the Louis Vuitton architecture department responsible for the designs of Louis Vuitton boutiques around the world. The winning project will also be featured in an installation in the Louis Vuitton store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago later this fall.

    The jury is comprised of Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner, Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago; T. Lyle Barnes, Director of Stores, Midwest & Boston, Louis Vuitton Americas; Daniel Paltridge, Senior VP/Louis Vuitton North America; John Mulliken, VP/Store Planning & Development, Louis Vuitton Americas; Wiel Arets, Dean of IIT’s College of Architecture, and Iwan Baan, architectural photographer.

    Finalists for the Louis Vuitton SPARK award 2015 include:

    Branded Identity: Of the Chicago Bus System by Jennifer Pisano and Suzanne Stawiarski

    Gridland by Myles Pena, Jacob Harney

    Naive Intention: Procession by Ferdinand Kuznik

    Office Space: The Future of Work + Life by Su Jeong Lee, Eric Schwartzbach, Francisco Alvarez

    Setting The Stage: The Weft by Ricardo Fernandez

    W.E.T. Zone: Effluent Reuse for Industrial Growth by Sarah Hanson, Heidi Petersen, Andrew D’Arcy

  • Vinyl, Plexiglas & Neon: Venturi, Scott Brown's Transformation of St. Francis de Sales - a revealing history & conversation

    Philadelphia | Dates: 07 May, 2015
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Free and open to the public. No registration required. 

    In 1969, the Church of St. Francis de Sales - a landmark church in the Byzantine Revival style (Henry Dagit; 1907-08) - reopened after alterations that addressed changes to the Catholic Mass. Comprising elements built of vinyl, Plexiglas, and neon, the design by Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown was radical, controversial, and removed within a year by the parish. Now, after over 45 years, join us for a revealing conversation and tour about the project's conception, execution, and the firestorm that ensued. 

    Landscape architect, Sue Weiler, will provide an introductory tour of the architecture of St. Francis de Sales, including its magnificent Gustavino dome; William Whitaker, curator of the Venturi Scott Brown Collection at Penn's Architectural Archives, will talk about the VSB design and the architecture of the period; and Father John McNamee, parish priest at the time of the change, will recall his role as pastor and client during a time of social change. 

  • Design Intelligence Conference

    New York | Dates: 25 Apr, 2015

    The Design Intelligence conference at the New School will feature a panel discussion, skill-based workshops, and networking opportunities for both New School students and the greater design community. This year’s conference will be driven by the question: What Can Design Intelligence Do? Through the immersive day-long experience we will explore these questions from various perspectives and sectors and through the course of the day have the opportunity to talk about design in the context of new economics, new models, and new work.

    10 - 11:00: Registration, Greetings and Light Breakfast

    11:30 - 12:30: Panel Discussion

    Design Intelligence: What can it do? Exploring the power of design thinking approaches across multiple sectors.
    Overview: The session will focus on a discussion about design thinking and industry specific applications. There will be multiple panelists, each from a different sector and one to two student voices to have a conversation about how design thinking touches their work and the power of using this design intelligence when tackling complex issues across industries.

    Panthea Lee: Founder + Principal, Reboot
    Chelsea Mauldin: Executive Director, Public Policy Lab
    Dr. Edward Rogoff: Lawrence N. Field Professor of Entrepreneurship and Department Chair; Academic Director, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneruship and Small Business, CUNY-Baruch
    Randy Plemel, Design Lead, IDEO

    12:30 - 1:15: Lunch

    1:30 - 3:00: Workshop Sessions

    Workshop 1: Cultural Design

    Facilitated by Andrew Hutton, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 2: Design Intelligence for New Venture Design

    Facilitated by Victor Angel, Co-founder N8 Innovation Studio, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 3: Role of Design Thinking in Technology

    How do we converge the creativity of design with its functional role in enhancing business strategy? Technology enacts as the medium in which the role of design thinking impacts the process, providing business solutions that will innovate our global economy. Through the workshop, we will explore how to position client’s business challenges and how creative technology is used to unravel its complexities and build financially sustainable solutions.

    Facilitated by Esther Ahn, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 4: Beyond the Brainstorm

    The brainstorm is a heavily leaned upon “creative method” for soliciting ideas from groups. Often, however, once the brainstorm is finished the group does not have the tools, tactics, and methodologies to move beyond ideas. Using design thinking methodologies, we will practice ways to prioritize information, combine and build ideas, and have teams adopt a shared vision so that they can move toward action.

    Facilitated by Karen Jackson, SDM ‘15

    3:00 - 3:30: Refreshments and Workshop recapitulations and displays

    3:30 - 4:00 Keynote Speaker

    Shawn Nelson Founder LoveSac, SDM ‘15

    4:00 - 4:30 Closing Statement by Program Director

    4:30 - 5:30 Champagne Toast & Networking

  • Dwell Brooklyn Home Tours

    Brooklyn | Dates: 09 May, 2015

    On May 7, 2015 from 7 PM - 9 PM, Dwell hosts Meet the Architects night.  Always a standing-room-only event, located at FREEHOLD, 45 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, Meet the Architects is a chance to hear from the brilliant minds behind the innovative homes featured on the Brooklyn Home Tours. The designers and architects present and discuss methods of design, renovation, and preservation taking place on the storied streets of Brooklyn.

    On May 9, 2015 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Dwell will showcase five of the best homes in Brooklyn with the Brooklyn Home Tours. Each modern residence will highlight the work of some of New York’s brightest architects and designers changing the landscape of Brooklyn’s historic neighborhoods. Ticket includes entry to Meet the Architects Night on Thursday, May 7, from 7 PM - 9 PM.

    Event Page:  http://www.dwellondesign.com/home-tours/brooklyn-home-tour-2015

    Eventbrite Page for Ticket Purchase:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dwell-brooklyn-home-tours-meet-the-architects-night-tickets-16242383406

  • Film Screening: Detropia

    Boston | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    Explore the devastating effects that the collapse of Detroit’s automobile industry had on its residents and urban infrastructure. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Detropia is a documentary about the tough reality of this post-industrial city.

    This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 1 at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the last film in Keeping it Reel, a six-part BSA Space Film Series covering various design topics. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the BSA Space Film Series support the BSA Foundation

    Synopsis
    Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century—the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now...the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive post-industrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.

  • TypeCast: Twelve quick talks on type

    Boston | Dates: 30 Apr, 2015

    Join master of ceremonies Clif Stoltze of Stoltze Design and twelve of Boston’s finest creative minds for a fun, fast-paced Pecha Kucha–style event. Discover the typographic explorations and passions of some of Boston’s top designers, illustrators, and artists while enjoying libations and snacks. And don’t miss the opportunity to explore the current exhibition at BSA Space, StereoType: New directions in typography. This event is free and open to the public.

    PechaKucha is an informal presentation format where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, and thoughts using only 20 images that are shown for 20 seconds each. Join the fun and get inspired!

    This event is sponsored by the BSA Foundation with support from AIGA Boston.

    Presenters include:

  • Lecture: Celebrating Pittsburgh: Its Character and Significance

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 16 Jun, 2015

    Louise Sturgess
    Executive Director, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

    Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
    744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

    This presentation of 72 images, so rich in detail, was created in 2008 for the Frick Art & Historical Center’s exhibition, “A Panorama of Pittsburgh: Nineteenth-Century Printed Views.” Following an overview of Pittsburgh’s physical development, the presentation concentrates on a series of 19th-century lithographs, watercolors, prints, and even a letter that were made to describe, publicize, and promote the city. It concludes with a fast-paced tour of 21st-century Pittsburgh, showing how the 19th-century lives on in notable landmarks. Memorable quotations from David McCullough (author/historian), Walter C. Kidney (author), David Lewis (urban planner), and Clyde Hare (photographer), among others, help define Pittsburgh’s unique character and significance.

    About the presenter: Louise Sturgess is the Executive Director of PHLF. Louise works with fellow staff members, docents, and many trustees to raise funds for, create, and implement various educational programs––school tours, architectural design challenges, lectures, membership tours, and publications featuring regional history and architecture. Louise is a fifth generation Pittsburgher, a graduate of Bucknell University (English and Economics), and an employee of PHLF since 1981.

    This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
    Non-members: $5

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527

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