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Spring 2015 Vol. 77, No. 1 Oculus: A publication of the AIA New York Chapter OCULUS STAFF AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Editor-in-Chief Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA kristen@ArchNewsNow.com Contributing Editors Lisa Delgado; John Morris Dixon, FAIA; Jonathan Lerner; Bill Millard; Linda G. Miller; Stanley Stark, FAIA; Richard Staub; Janet Adams Strong, Ph.D.; Claire Wilson Copy Editor Elena Serocki Art Director Wyman Projects Design Consultant Pentagram, New York Publisher Naylor Association Solutions e-Oculus Camila Schaulsohn Frenz eoculus@aiany.org Oculus Committee/Advisory Board Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP; Miguel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA; Rick Bell, FAIA; Elie J. Gamburg, AIA; Cynthia Phifer Kracauer, AIA, LEED AP; Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA; John Massengale, AIA ; Andrea Monfried; Philip Nobel; Tomas Rossant, AIA; Barbara Spandorf, AIA, LEED AP (chair); Stephen Yablon, AIA Editorial Advisor James S. Russell, FAIA New York Chapter Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place | New York, NY 10012 212.683.0023 | info@aiany.org www.aiany.org BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 President Tomas J. Rossant, AIA First Vice President/President-Elect Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP Vice President for Design Excellence David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP Vice President for Professional Development Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA Vice President for Public Outreach Gerard F.X. Geier II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP Secretary Jack Travis, FAIA Treasurer Mark C. Regulinski, AIA Director, Development Affairs Andy Frankl, Hon. AIA NYS Director, Educational Affairs Lia Gartner, FAIA, LEED AP Director, Industry Affairs Ashok Raiji, Assoc. AIA, PE, LEED AP Director, Legislative Affairs Laurie D. Kerr, AIA, LEED AP Director, Programs and Strategic Planning Illya Azaroff, AIA Director, Publications Barbara Spandorf, AIA, LEED AP Associate Director Michael Szivos, Assoc. AIA Public Director Robert A. Schubert Public Director, Educational Affairs Elizabeth O'Donnell, AIA Public Director, Professional Affairs Elizabeth H. Kubany Director, Student Affairs Makenzie Leukart Immediate Past President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA Alternate Director, Design Excellence Jennifer Sage, FAIA, LEED AP Alternate Director, Professional Development Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Alternate Director, Public Outreach Faith Rose, AIA Executive Director and ex officio Rick Bell, FAIA ©2015 The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. 4 Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA (ext. 110) bell@aiany.org Managing Director, Center for Architecture Cynthia Phifer Kracauer, AIA, LEED AP (ext. 119), ckracauer@aiany.org Managing Director, AIANY Suzanne Howell Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS (ext. 115), smecs@aiany.org Archtober Coordinator Julia Cohen (ext. 111) archtober@aiany.org Events and Marketing Manager James Fallarino (ext. 112) jfallarino@aiany.org Communications Coordinator/ eOculus Editor-in-Chief Camila Schaulsohn Frenz (ext. 114) cschaulsohn@aiany.org Lead Design Educator Tim Hayduk (ext. 137) thayduk@cfafoundation.org Director of Exhibitions Berit Hoff (ext. 117) bhoff@aiany.org Director of Development Jesse Lazar (ext. 108) jlazar@aiany.org Exhibitions Coordinator Katie Mullen (ext. 120) kmullen@aiany.org Office Manager Inbal Newman (ext. 113) info@aiany.org Policy Coordinator Emma Pattiz (ext. 116) epattiz@aiany.org Director of Program Committees Eve Dilworth Rosen (ext. 117) erosen@aiany.org Education Program Coordinator Martta Sareva (ext. 133) info@cfafoundation.org Development Coordinator Zoë Seibel (ext. 113) zseibel@aiany.org Development Manager Anne Shisler-Hughes (ext. 134) ashislerhughes@cfafoundation.org Director of Public Programs Carlos Solis-Keyser (ext. 126) csoliskeyser@aiany.org Director of Education Catherine Teegarden (ext. 135) cteegarden@cfafoundation.org Finance Director Henry Zachary (ext. 131) hzachary@aiany.org Oculus is a benefit of both AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture membership. For information on professional and public memberships, please call 212.358.6115. One-year subscription (4 issues): $40 (U.S.), $60 (foreign). The AIA New York Chapter also publishes the twice-monthly online newsletter eOculus. To advertise in Oculus or eOculus, please contact Amanda Goodwin at agoodwin@naylor.com or (352) 333-3491. For reprint or back issue information or to be placed on the e-mail list, contact info@aiany.org. The opinions expressed herein or the representations made by advertisers, including copyrights and warranties, are not those of the Board of Directors, officers, or staff of the AIA New York Chapter or the Editor of Oculus, unless expressly stated otherwise. Dialogues from the Edge of Practice Oculus Spring 2015 654092_Cosentini.indd 1 CHAPTER STAFF AND SERVICES 20/08/13 11:02 PM http://www.cosentini.com http://www.aiany.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Spring 2015

First Words Letter from the President Repositioning All Around By Tomas Rossant, AIA
Letter from the Editor The Edge of New By Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
Center for Architecture Center Highlights
One Block Over Rough Waters: Squalls continue over the redevelopment of South Street Seaport By Claire Wilson
Opener: Thinking Into Other Boxes By David Zach
Mars in the Bronx CASE gets new environmental technologies out of labs and into buildings at (relative) warp speed By Jonathan Lerner
Spinning Research Into Practice Intense experimentation with digital technologies is yielding remarkable designs and products by ARO By Lisa Delgado
A Results-Oriented Think Tank Defining architectural practice broadly enough to include research, theory, and public discourse, Grimshaw’s Urban Research Unit is a full-circle activity leading to a richer built environment By Bill Millard
The Resilience Factor Perkins+Will is making resilience design and planning a growing area of practice and income By Richard Staub
Socrates at the Drafting Table REX champions a slow thinktank architecture of methodical problem-solving By Janet Adams Strong
Architecture in the Social Data Era Transforming our practice to engage new data sources and design intents By Melissa Marsh
Museum as Incubator The New Museum hatches a multidisciplinary workspace to nurture creative entrepreneurs By Julia van den Hout
When Bottom-up Meets Top-down The benefits of community engagement in post-disaster rebuilding plans By Deborah Gans, FAIA
In Print Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made By Tom Wilkinson Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City By Jonathan Conlin Visionaries in Urban Development: 15 Years of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Winners By Trisha Riggs, et al. American Urban Form: A Representative History By Sam Bass Warner and Andrew H. Whittemore Preservation is Overtaking Us By Rem Koolhaas, with a supplement by Jorge Otero-Pailos Reviews by Stanley Stark, FAIA
31-Year Watch Architectural practice once embraced dinner plates and candlesticks produced by Swid Powell By John Morris Dixon, FAIA
Last Words Eve of Construction By Rick Bell, FAIA
Index to Advertisers Alphabetical & Categorical Index

Oculus - Spring 2015