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©Abruzzo Bodziak Architects
New Kids on the Boards
Relentless, transformative, collaborative are apt descriptions of the seven winners of this year’s New Practices New York competition
B Y L I N DA G . M I L L E R All had to be located within the ﬁve boroughs and founded since 2006. From 51 entries, these seven rose above to be named winners of the 2012 New Practices New York (NPNY) competition for their innovative, forward-thinking portfolios. This year’s jury included Stan Allen, FAIA, principal, Stan Allen Architect; 2010 New Practices winner Kit von Dalwig, AIA, principal, Manifold; William Menking, editor-in-chief, The Architect's Newspaper; Mahadev Raman, P.E., chairman, Arup Americas; and Billie Tsien, AIA, principal, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. This year’s New Practices Committee co-chairs are Marc Clemenceau Bailly, AIA, of Gage/ Clemenceau Architects, a 2006 NPNY winner, and Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, of Manifold.
Abruzzo Bodziak Architects B R O O K LYN, NY
Emily Abruzzo, LEED AP Gerald Bodziak, AIA, LEED AP www.abruzzo-bodziak.com Established 2009
Taking first place in a competition among the 2012 NPNY winners, the firm designed the installation showcased in the Center for Architecture’s doubleheight window for the duration of the 2012 NPNY exhibition. The firm describes itself as “relentless,” a term apropos to this project, which entailed an extensive exploration of materials and engineering possibilities. “The last three years have seen such drastic shifts in our profession,” says Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, “that it hardly seems possible to predict what’s on the horizon. What we do see are new ways of making projects happen, different ways of defining a client, and non-linear paths of growth and development.” For the immediate future, the firm is awaiting the ground-breaking for the East New York Greenhouse, a modular structure that is part of a series of greenhouses and urban farming projects in vacant lots (see Oculus, Fall 2011: “A Giant, Hardly Sleeping: Pro Bono Sector”).
Oculus Fall 2012
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Fall 2012
Letter from the President: The Future: Here and Now
Of Ladybugs and Learning
Manhattanville Shuffl e: A no-real-community-here might just become one
Opener: The New Learning Landscape
Oh, the Places We’ll Go!
One Firm, Two Schools of Thought
Schools Made to Order
Expanding Architecture Beyond Form and Function
New Kids on the Boards
Real Solutions at Harlem’s Edge
The Future of Architecture Since 1889
Aalto and America
The Mythic Modern: Architectural Expeditions into the Spirit of Place
Schlepping Through Ambivalence: Essays on an American Architectural Condition
The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections 2012 Biennial Ideas Competition
A pioneering example of Modernism in New York is the 1931 New School for Social Research building by Joseph Urban
The Young and the Edgeless
Alphabetical and Categorical Index
Oculus - Fall 2012
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