This pavilion made from thousands of old clothes hangers will cast fractal shadows on Governors Island this summer


(Courtesy FIGMENT)

The day after New York City’s first snowstorm (albeit a miniature one), allow yourself to day-dream about visiting the City of Dreams Pavilion on Governors Island during a breezy summer’s day in 2016.

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New York promotes active design at the 2015 FitCity conference

East, Transportation, Urbanism
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
(Credit: AIA New York)

(Courtesy AIA New York)

Last month, AIA New York and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene held the tenth annual FitCity conference. The event, which hosted a multi-disciplinary group of nearly 500 participants ranging from architects and designers to policymakers and public health officials, explored some of the approaches and strategies that could be implemented to create a more healthful and “fit” New York City.

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Benjamin Prosky Named Executive Director of AIA New York

East, Shft+Alt+Del
Thursday, November 19, 2015
(Courtesy Architizer)

(Courtesy Architizer)

The AIA New York has named Architizer co-founder and minority owner Benjamin Prosky as its new Executive Director. He will step away from his role as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Prosky has been overseeing events, publications, multimedia content and special projects since 2011. He will begin his duties at the AIA in early 2016.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve as Executive Director of the AIANY and the Center for Architecture,” Prosky said in a statement. “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to expand the scope of both organizations—I look forward to engaging with the professional architects who are the backbone of the constituency, and also cultivating the broader public which, in the context of New York, recognizes the profound impact that design and the built environment have on the vitality of the city and all aspects of our lives.”

Tonight! Join AN’s Matt Shaw in exploring energy, politics, and architecture in New York

W57 by BIG, part of the "Lifestyle" section of the book. Drawing by Janette Kim and Erik Carver (Courtesy Princeton Architectural Press)

W57 by BIG, part of the “Lifestyle” section of the book. Drawing by Janette Kim and Erik Carver (Courtesy Princeton Architectural Press)

Tonight, Monday, November 9, at New York’s AIANY/Center for Architecture, AN Senior Editor Matt Shaw will be moderating a book talk between Janette Kim and Erik Carver, the authors of The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform, a new book released by Princeton Architectural Press. Stop by at 6:00p.m. tonight for light refreshments and beautiful drawings alongside a discussion about the future of ecologically minded architecture and urbanism.

More info after the jump.

Archtober Building of the Day 6> Weiss/Manfredi and ARO at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Architecture, East
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
(Eve Dilworth Rosen)

(Eve Dilworth Rosen)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Entry Building, Arch, and Steinberg Visitor Center
990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn 

WEISS/MANFREDI, Architecture Research Office

With blue skies overhead and abundant sunshine, it was the perfect day to funnel from Brooklyn‘s clamorous urban streetscape into the transportative, protected landscapes of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. On this double-header Building of Day tour, Archtober-ites explored the threshold from the city grid into the meandering, arboreal pathways at the garden, as experienced in two new entrance pavilions designed by WEISS/MANFREDI and ARO.

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Wednesday> AIANY’s Global Dialogues tackles New York City’s affordable housing problem

Development, East
Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Housing shortages are not just an issue in New York City or even America’s hyper-developed urban centers. It’s an issue in every large city in the world.

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The South Street Seaport fetes its new Cultural District with exhibits curated by James Sanders

Art, Development, East, On View, Preservation
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Teresa Diehl: Breathing Waters, a site specific installation at the South Street Seaport (Audrey Wachs / AN)

Teresa Diehl: Breathing Waters, a site specific installation at the South Street Seaport (Audrey Wachs / AN)

On September 17th, New York artists, architects, and designers gathered in lower Manhattan to celebrate the newly anointed South Street Seaport Culture District.

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Architects, preservationists come out in force against bill that would change historic preservation in New York City


Manhattan’s Stone Street, one of over 33,000 landmark properties in New York City. (Courtesy Wally Gobetz / Flickr)

New York City Council members Peter A. Koo and David Greenfield introduced a bill in April 2015 that would radically alter the way the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) considers sites for historic preservation. That measure, Intro 775, was debated yesterday in an epic public hearing that lasted more than six hours.  Read More

Letter to the Editor> Meet the Street

The AIANY's Center for Architecture in Manhattan. (Courtesy Andrew Berman Architect)

The AIANY’s Center for Architecture in Manhattan. (Courtesy Andrew Berman Architect)

We saw your editorial on design organizations (“Design Organizations Need to Meet the Street”) and were thrilled to see the positive things you had to say about the Center for Architecture.

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Pratt Professor David Burney named interim executive director at the AIANY

David Burney at an AIANY event. (Eve Dilworth Rosen)

David Burney at an AIANY event. (Eve Dilworth Rosen)

The AIA and Center for Architecture has just named David Burney former commissioner of New York City’s Department of Design & Construction and currently Pratt Institute professor as interim executive director of the AIA New York replacing Rick Bell.

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AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell resigns, effective immediately

Rick Bell on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Zoë Seibel)

Rick Bell on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Zoë Seibel)

Rick Bell who has led the New York chapter of the AIA to period of tremendous growth since it moved into their storefront on LaGuardia Place has resigned.

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AIA NY Announces Winners of Queensway Design Competition

Qway PresRelease Winners-4

Queens Bilboard by Nikolay Martynov (Courtesy Nikolay Martynov/ENYA)

The winners of the AIA New York‘s biennial design competition have been been announced. The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee selected from 120 proposals submitted as a part of QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm, which was intended to drum up ideas that would contribute to the proposed re-purposing of an elevated railway in Queens. Entrants were tasked with designing a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of the 3.5 mile–long track currently under consideration for the High Line treatment.

More winners after the jump.

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