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The Center welcomed nearly 200 French architects at an opening reception for Atelier Projet Urbain (l-r): Rick Bell, FAIA; Jean-Marc Michel, Director General of the French Directorate for Planning, Housing, and Nature; Ariella Masboungi, General Advisor for Sustainable Development Ministry of Ecology for France; JeanLouis Cohen, Professor, New York University Institute of Fine Arts; and Barbara Chénot Camus, The New School. AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, and Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, discuss the future of 532 LaGuardia Place – the new and exciting addition to the Center for Architecture, right next door.
In May, the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee presented “Dialogues for a New Japan — Japan: Brainstorming,” which explored the connections between the devastating March
earthquake and the built environment through the lens of architects and engineers with direct knowledge of Japan. Panelists included (l-r): Rafael Viñoly, FAIA, JIA, SCA, Int. FRIBA, Principal,
Rafael Viñoly Architects; Leslie Robertson, Hon. AIANY, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Clifford Pearson, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record; Paul Katz, FAIA, HKIA, Managing Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Joji Kurumado, JIA, General Manager, Takenaka Corporation; Mutsuro Sasaki, JIA, Founder, Sasaki Structural Consultants; and architectural designer and translator Mio Uchida.
In collaboration with the AIANY Center for Architecture, ARCAM (Amsterdam Center for Architecture) opened the “Glimpses: New York & Amsterdam 2040” exhibition on July 4. Present at the opening (l-r): Marlies Buurman, ARCAM; Luc Vrolijks, Urban Progress Design and “Glimpses” curator; Tracy Metz, journalist; Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, AIANY President; David Bragdon, Director, NYC Mayor’s Ofﬁce of Long Term Planning & Sustainability; and Zef Hemel, Deputy Director, Amsterdam Ofﬁce of Environmental Planning. Tragically, our friend Luc died on August 1. The “Glimpses” exhibitions in both New York and Amsterdam are dedicated to his memory.
The cultureNOW team at the “Mapping the Cityscape” exhibition opening (l-r): Caroline Kaplan; Kate Deibler; Courtney Williams; Jianxing Chen; Seetha Raghupathy; David Giglio; Abby Suckle, FAIA; Rick Bell, FAIA.
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Middle school students present ﬁnal models of stores they designed for an empty lot on Bleecker Street during the Center for Architecture Foundation’s Store Design summer program in July.
Interior Motives: Activity & Growth
Fall 2011 Oculus
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Fall 2011
A Word from the Editor
Center for Architecture
One Block Over
Opener: The New Office Space
Small Spaces, Transforming Results
The Lure of Pop-ups
A Giant, Hardly Sleeping: Pro Bono Sector
Index to Advertisers
Oculus - Fall 2011