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first words LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT The Future: Here and Now ©Nicole Friedman he futurist theme of AIA New York resonates with the Learning Curve focus of this fall’s Oculus. From schools, universities, young architects, and new firms, we anticipate the future of design here and now. This autumn’s key exhibition at the Center for Architecture, “The Edgeless School: Design for Education in the Digital Age,” explores innovative and sustainable learning environments. It is joined by an exhibition of schools from Finland and the annual architecture schools exhibition showcasing exemplary student work from 14 graduate programs in the region. The “Building Connections” exhibition presents the accomplishments of K–12 students in the Center for Architecture Foundation’s Learning by Design:NY program. Our fall season is made special by the second annual Archtober festival of architecture and design, and the Future Now! Summit. It culminates with the festive Heritage Ball and the fabulous Party@theCenter, both on Thursday, October 25. Busy times certainly populate this fall’s architectural calendar. The Future Now! Summit, convened in September, empowered and engaged young professionals as they navigate the economy and anticipate the next years of practice. Through action and reflection, new firms and emerging architects are proposing real solutions to the changing needs of the industry. AIA Fellows met with emerging professionals on a two-way street of mentorship and sharing. This interactive, day-long conference addressed the connection among design, construction, real estate, finance, and business. As a platform for dialogue, it brought together interested individuals to propose solutions for the future of architecture. Specifically, the summit explored: T Repositioning the AIA: A national effort to revamp the AIA mission and adapt it to the present by engaging the public and addressing the needs of emerging professionals. New Practice Models: New ways of working, including virtual collaboration and public outreach. Leadership: Emerging professionals redefining leadership roles not only in the workplace, but in the civic arena and business world as well. New Roles for the Architect: How the architect of the future can have an expanded role in society. October 1 marks the kickoff of Archtober, New York City’s Architecture and Design Month. This annual festival brings together many of the city’s architecture and design organizations and museums with a common calendar of special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions. The aim is to raise awareness of the role of design in our city and to build lasting international recognition of the richness of New York’s built environment. The Archtober “Building of the Day” celebrates contemporary as well as iconic architecture in the city with free public daily tours, many led by the buildings’ architects. On the advocacy front, we are busy working with the Chapter’s committees to develop and refine policy platform statements in preparation for the citywide 2013 elections. Our platform is meant to engage all candidates for public office in New York City as we advocate for the built environment. We encourage you to learn more about AIA New York’s advocacy efforts and get involved! Mentorship, outreach, and advocacy just begin to describe all the energy and activity at the Center for Architecture. Join us! Our future is now. Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP 2012 President, AIA New York Chapter Learning Curve Fall 2012 Oculus 9 http://www.naylornetwork.com/arc-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Fall 2012

Letter from the President: The Future: Here and Now
Of Ladybugs and Learning
Center Highlights
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