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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

AFFIRMING OUR VALUES
AND LEADERSHIP
Samuel Lahoz

DAVID PISCUSKAS, FAIA

For many years now, the AIA New
York Design Awards program has
exemplified the manifest talents of
our profession writ large, with New
York - and its architectural and design
community - very much a global leader
in advancing new ideas and structures
to the world's architectural stage.
The 2017 program contributes favorably to this legacy. As ever, the competition is exceptionally keen, and the pool
of projects deserving of recognition
large and growing. This year, the jury
of international and transcontinental
peers and practitioners reviewed 379
entries in four categories before designating 35 for commendation. As usual,
the entries demonstrated exceptional
rigor and depth of design inquiry and
exemplary execution by design professionals from New York and around
the globe. On many levels, we know
architecture as practiced here in New
York is a global - and globally conscious - undertaking, without borders.
Yet we are faced with a most consequential contradiction. On one hand, national governments around the world are
turning ever more inward, trying to peddle a fiction that, by doing so, economies
are strengthened and jobs stay onshore.
But, on the other hand, the environmental crisis that looms so large is exactly
the type of challenge that demands the
broadest possible cooperation and global
collaboration. Hurricanes, extreme heat
waves, and droughts have no quarrel
with political definitions, after all.

This is why the recent decision by
the sitting President to withdraw from
the Paris Agreement has such devastating consequences, and why it has
become necessary to explicitly reiterate
the following: The AIANY opposes
the administration's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris
Agreement. The 2015 landmark accord,
within the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change, is the
first-ever global agreement to set the
world on a low-carbon future, and it
is imperative that we make commitments as design professionals to do all
we can to move toward that future.
As evidenced by many of the projects
in this year's Design Awards program,
AIANY has long been committed to
fostering a more sustainable and resilient
built environment, and we hereby reaffirm our ongoing commitment to the
mitigation of climate change. We will
continue to promote and value sustainable design and more energy-efficient
buildings; celebrate policies and best
practices that promote sustainability in
both the built and natural environments;
and raise public awareness about the
role of buildings in combating climate
change and contributing to the health
and well-being of their occupants.
New York City is a leader in urban
sustainability, green building design,
energy efficiency, and resilience policies due, in large part, to the dedicated
efforts of our members. As we have seen
in the Design Awards program for well

over a decade, many of our members are
innovators in and contributors to the
design of high-performing buildings and
resilient communities around the globe.
We will continue to advance the
inquiry, knowledge-sharing, and collaborative cooperation toward a more
sustainable future on behalf of all people
worldwide. Regardless of the actions of
this administration, we know New York
architects will not withdraw from their
commitment to work cooperatively for
more sustainable, equitable, innovative, and healthy communities for all.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards

Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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