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center for architecture Center Highlights (below) For six weeks in April and May the “2013 Design Awards” exhibit put the spotlight on the 42 winning projects featured in this issue of Oculus. ©Daniel Fox ©Eliza McLellan (right) On February 23, PostSandy Initiative Housing Working Group members held a design charrette focusing on sea-level rise mitigation. The findings of all five Working Groups – Housing, Transportation & Infrastructure, Critical & Commercial Buildings, Codes & Zoning, and Waterfront – were published in the Post-Sandy Initiative Report on May 1. Among the nearly 90 participants were (clockwise from left): Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY President-elect; Adam J. Reeder, PE, CFM; Lee Weintraub, FASLA; Alex Alaimo, AIAS; Andrew McNamara, CEM, LEED AP; Martha Sickles, AICP, LEED AP; Carmi Bee, FAIA; Jonathan Marvel, FAIA; Albert S. Wei, AICP, LEED AP. Deputy Editor, Architectural Record; and Medal of Honor recipient William Pedersen, FAIA, FAAR, Founding Design Partner, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. ©Sam Lahoz ©Sam Lahoz (left) On April 17, a record 900 industry professionals gathered at Cipriani Wall Street for AIA New York’s annual Honors and Awards Luncheon. (l-r): Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President, with Award of Merit recipient Hon. Robert B. Tierney, Chairman, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award recipient Suzanne Stephens, (above) At the annual AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Convention in Washington, DC, in April, AIANY leaders met with elected representatives in Congress. (l-r): Julie Engh, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP; Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President; Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez; and Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP. (above) The FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Competition, which launched at the Center in April, calls for innovative planning and design solutions for a resilient, sustainable development at Arverne East, an 80+-acre site on the Rockaway Peninsula. Co-sponsors include AIANY and its Committee on the 2013 AIANY Design Awards Environment (COTE), NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), L+M Development Partners, Bluestone Group, Triangle Properties, and Enterprise Community Partners. (l-r): Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, with HPD Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua. (above) “Broadway: 1000 Steps,” an exhibition by Mary Miss that decodes our urban environment and makes sustainability tangible through the arts, opened in March. (l-r): Ray Gastil; Mary Miss; Rick Bell, FAIA; and Karen Van Lengen, FAIA. ©Catherine Teegarden ©Daniel Fox ©Julie Trébault Center for Architecture Foundation (above) Participants in the Center for Architecture Foundation’s recent public program for adults, Design Insider: Urban Parks and Plazas, try their hand at reimagining nearby LaGuardia Park after learning about landscape design fundamentals as presented by Scott Streeb of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (in brown slacks), and Jenny Lee, CFAF Design Educator (far left). Summer 2013 Oculus 17 http://www.naylornetwork.com/arc-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2013

First Words Letter from the President
Center for Architecture
Introduction
Architecture
Interiors
Urban Design
Projects
Rhetorically Speaking
Index to Advertisers

Oculus - Summer 2013

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