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This Week | Winka Dubbeldam; Resier + Umemoto
Next Week | Superstorm Sandy Symposium
Upcoming Lecture | Building the Impossible
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Winka Dubbeldam
Oct 10 at 7PM
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

Founded by Winka Dubbeldam in 1994, Archi-Tectonics pursues elegance and innovation in the exploration of both form and sustainability in projects such as the folded glass structure of the 497 GW Project in New York. The firm's international practice spans project types from residential design and commercial interiors to large-scale mixed-use towers-all exemplifying Dubbeldam's abiding concern with "three fields of investigation: armature, surface, and interface."

Recently completed projects include the Brewster Carriage House and the Vestry Building, both in Manhattan; the American Loft Tower, Philadelphia; a redesign of the ground floor of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; and residences in New York and Germany. In design or under construction are an orphanage and school in Liberia; the Xian Media Center in China; and the GHM hotel and condominiums in Philadelphia. Archi-Tectonics was recently awarded the commission for the Yulin Culture and Art Center, a multi-purpose cultural development in China, and is directing a collaborative crowd-sourced urban design for downtown Bogota.


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Image: Archi-Tectonics-Downtown Bogota // My Ideal City, Exhibition, AEDES Gallery, Berlin, Germany | 
image courtesy of Archi-Tectonics
Reiser + Umemoto and 
Jeffrey Kipnis
OCT 11 at 6-8PM
2nd Floor Lobby
Foundation Building
7 East 7 Street

Reception for the publications:

O-14: Projection and Reception by Reiser + Umemoto 

A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture by Jeffrey Kipnis

Participants include: 

Cynthia Davidson, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sanford Kwinter, Sylvia Lavin, 
Jesse Reiser (AR '81), Nanako Umemoto (AR '83) and Brett Steele.

Hosted by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Book sales by Van Alen Books


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 Image credit: O-14, Reiser + Umemoto



Oct 14 at  6PM
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street
This symposium will showcase design professionals, academics and not-for-profit strategists in a panel discussion over our community's response and strategies for resiliency stemming from Superstorm Sandy. Each presenter will discuss their organization's response for the first six months after the storm, then discuss their organization's strategy for resiliency as it relates to the constituencies that they serve.

Participants include: Illya Azaroff, AIA; Kevin Bone, FAIA; Timothy Boyland, AIA; Lance Jay Brown, FAIA; Susan Chin, FAIA; Robert N. Lane; Rachel Minnery, AIA, LEED AP; Thaddeus Pawlowski; and Mary Rowe


Organized by Architecture for Humanity, the AIA New York Chapter Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. A program of Archtober. 


on Henri Labrouste and 
Giuseppe Terragni
Oct 15 at 12:30PM
RM 315
Foundation Building
7 East 7 Street

Tuesday 15 October
Giuseppe Terragni: The Palazzo del Littorio Project

Michael Bell is an architect practicing in New York. He is professor of architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where he is the founding chair of the Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials and the Director of the Master of Architecture program Core Design Studios. Bell's architectural design has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and his work is also included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His Gefter-Press House is featured in Kenneth Frampton's American Masterwork Houses of the 20th and 21st Century.

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Presentation by Jon Magnusson 

Oct 22 at 12PM
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street

Architects are exploring forms and aesthetics that were impossible to realize as recently as ten years ago. From the swoopy curves of Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project to the crisp angularity of the Rem Koolhaus Seattle Central Library, architects are truly exploring the boundaries of what modern building technologies can support.

This presentation by Jon Magnusson, a civil engineer and Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, will explore the way many "impossible dreams" were conceptualized, designed, and built. Projects to be examined include the Seattle Central Library, the San Jose International Airport designed by Fentress Architects and CenturyLink Field in Seattle, designed by Ellerbe Becket in association with Loschky Marquardt & Nesholm Architects. Each of these projects succeeded by creating a different set of engineering solutions ranging from inventing new structural systems to advanced construction methodology to seismic isolation. The presentation will finish with a look to the future with another generation of exotic architecture pushing technology forward. 
This lecture, organized by the Civil Engineering Department of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, has been generously funded by the Steel Institute of New York
Image credit: The San Jose International Airport; Fentress Architects

RFP: LOS ANGELES BASED ARCHITECTS | SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles' ever-evolving cultural landscape. SKYLINE participants will consist of eight local architect(s) and artist(s) via an RFP process, and eight national and international teams invited by SKLYINE's prestigious host committee. Deadline: November 1, 2013  learn more ... 

DESIGN COMPETITION: THE FLOREY BUILDING, JAMES STIRLING | The Queen's College Fellows seek a dedicated team who are inspired by Stirling's exhilarating vision. The challenge: to use advances in technology to update the building, provide modern facilities and achieve exemplary energy design. Expressions of interest by October 9, 2013. learn more ...


DESIGN COMPETITION | Badi 2013: International Green Building Design Competition. We wish the participants explore the possibilities of the green architecture's future on the criteria of energy conservation and architecture design. Registration deadline: October 10, 2013.  learn more ...    

GENSLER INTERN PROGRAM | Gensler is currently reviewing applications for our Global Intern program. Gensler invites global students to join our creative studio environment as we redefine what's possible through the power of design. Applications are reviewed monthly and outstanding applicants may be contracted by Gensler when an opportunity opens. Deadline: Ongoing.   learn more ...  

2014 BERKELEY PRIZE: ESSAY COMPETITION | The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. This year the topic for the Essay Competition is: The Architect and the Healthful Environment. Deadline: November 1, 2013  learn more ... 


DESIGN COMPETITION | Blank Space will soon be launching the world's first narrative-based architecture competition. The proposals will combine text-based architectural fairy tales with innovative graphic representations. Early Registration Deadline: November 8, 2013  learn more ...
SAH FILM AND VIDEO AWARD | The SAH Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished international work of film or video on the history of the built environment. Deadline: December 1, 2013 learn more ...

FOUNDATION FOR LANDSCAPE STUDIES 2014 BOOK PRIZE | There are two prizes for publications on landscape and garden design awarded for 2014. Deadline for nominations: December 1, 2013  
DESIGN COMPETITION | The Living Cities design competition asks professionals and students in architecture and engineering to share their vision of multi-use residential towers for the 21st century. Sponsored by Metropolis magazine. Deadline: January 3, 2014  learn more ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SAH | 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, the Society of Architectural Historians. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, as well as future members to chair a session at the conference. Deadline: January 15, 2013  learn more ... 

CONFERENCE | Michael Young will be a participant in the conference Since Now From Then sponsored by the Storefront for Art and Architecture on October 12, 2013.   learn more ...

PUBLICATION | Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa is a co-editor and contributing author to Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture to be published by Routledge in late October 2013. The publication features projects by: Diller Scofidio and Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Diller Scofidio, AR '55); Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno Munitxa; Philippe Rahm; Lydia Kallipoliti and Alexandros Tsamis; Eisenman Architects; Reiser and Umemoto (Jessie Reiser, AR '81; Nanako Umemoto, AR '83); Michael Young; among others.  The book features essays by Aaron Sprecher, Georges Teyssot, Evan Douglis (AR '83), Ingeborg Rocker and Christian Lange, Antoine Picon, Michael Wen-Sen Su (AR '02), among others. 
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EXHIBITION | Michael Webb's work will be included in the group exhibition "Being: the Critical History Project" held at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. The exhibition opens October 15 and will be on view through January 18, 2014. learn more ...

ARTICLE | The work of Situ Studio, where Wes Rozen is partner, was featured in the article "Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball," in on September 30, 2013.  learn more ...

EXHIBITION | Pat McElnea's work is included in the group exhibition "The Sacred and Profance Love Machine" held at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition is on view through October 26, 2013.   learn more ... 

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) and Ricardo Scofidio (AR '55) | group exhibition | "Being: the Critical History Project," Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, October 15, 2013 -January 18, 2014

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | panelist | Heritage Ball Honoree program with Related Companies featuring Hudson Yards, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, October 10, 2013

Stanley Allen (AR '81) | discussant | Architects on Conversation: Stanley Allen and Preston Scott Cohen, National Academy Museum, New York, NY, October 23, 2013

Jessie Reiser (AR '81) | lecture | "Projection and Reception," Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland, October 29, 2013

Catherine Seavitt (AR '94) | article | "The Nuanced Approach," The Architect's Newspaper, October 1, 2013

Taalman Koch Architecture (Linda Taalman, AR '97) | article | projects Pioneertown CA and IT STUDIO featured in Mark #46, Oct/Nov 2013

Thomas Tsang (AR '00) | organizer and respondent | "Heterotopia: Los Carpinteros," Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, October 3, 2013

Michael Scaduto (AR '03) | speaker | Fall 2013 ARE Boot Camp: Building Design and Construction Systems (BDCS), Center for Architecture, New York, NY, September 29, 2013

SITU STUDIO (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | article | "Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball,", September 30, 2013


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