October 2015

  • Conferences & Symposia
  • Exhibitions & Installations
  • K-12
  • Other
  • Talks & Conversations
  • Walks & Tours

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© Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller Sr., The Rockefeller University was the first institution in the United States devoted solely to biomedical research, and it remains one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the University’s historic 14-acre campus was originally designed by Shepley Bulfinch in […]
AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

11:00 AM-1:45 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Manhattan. Continuing education credits are available.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

#ArchtoberMile Instagram Tour

10:00am-12:00pm

Follow #ArchtoberMile on Instagram to experience Guggenheim Museum, the National Academy Museum, the Cooper Hewitt, and the Museum of the City of New York through the lens of architecture experts.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design Talks | Game Changers: Irma Boom

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Best known for her unique design process, Irma Boom is a graphic designer with an architectural, experimental approach to format and design narrative and one of the world’s foremost book designers. “Game Changers” is a new program of conversations with influential and innovative practitioners, thinkers, and industry leaders across design disciplines.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Designing Affordability Exhibition Opening

6:00 pm

Please join us for the exhibition opening of Designing Affordability! Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing and increase opportunities by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the Brooklyn Bridge

12:15-1:15 PM

The iconic landmark, the virtual symbol of New York in the 19th century, has secrets hidden deep within its granite towers, as well as within its 140 year history. Secret vaults, underground rooms, and a fortified bomb shelter give the story of this structure a much richer and more interesting flavor than any other structure in the City. Walk with us as we reveal some of these hidden spaces and discover the stories behind the bridge.

Dwell

Meet the Architects

7:00-9:00pm

The minds behind our Manhattan Home Tour discuss their challenges, inspirations and successes.

The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Sciame Fall Lecture Series: fuzzy bounded

6:30-8:30 pm

Part of the Sciame Fall Lecture Series, "Curriculum Probing" Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, principal of estudio.entresito, presents, fuzzy bounded.

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Exhibits at the Hall of Science.   Photo by David Handschuh

New York Hall of Science

The Great Hall celebrated its recent reopening following a renovation led by Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects which returns this landmark of mid-century modernism to its place as the centerpiece of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Among the most formally exotic buildings in Queens, the Great Hall was the main exhibit space of […]
Urban Green Council

Annual Conference- Modern All Over Again: Revitalizing Mid-Century Buildings and Infrastructure

12:00-5:30 pm

After decades of wear and tear, many buildings constructed in the 1950’s-60s are in desperate need of renovation and revitalization. This conference will explore the historical context that led to building practices of the era, as well as business, design, and energy conservation opportunities for retrofitting and renewing mid–century architecture and infrastructure.

The Nordic Consulates

Art in Public Space: Nuances and Impact of Nordic Practice

6:00-8:00 pm

Join No Longer Empty and the Consulates General of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland for a discussion on Art in Public Spaces at the Center for Architecture at the Seaport; Moderator: Naomi Hersson-Ringskog, No Longer Empty

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Brooklyn Navy Yard Inside Industry Tour

9:30-11:00 am

Led by Turnstile Tours, this tour begins at BLDG 92 which showcases some of the 330+ businesses that call the Yard home. Visitors will experience industry in action at SITU Fabrication and Ferra Designs, Yard businesses creating dynamic architectural interiors, installations, and more, combining old-school craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. (1.5 LU AIA CES credits available)

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Cocktails and Conversations: Julian Zugazagoitia, Michael Manfredi, and Marion Weiss

6:30-8:30 pm

This series of dialogues about design pairs a notable architect with a recognized critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture and other design issues. Since you shouldn’t start Friday night without an adequate drink, we’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktails inspired by the architect’s work and created in-situ for this event.

Designers & Books

Designers & Books Fair: 2015

6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Designers & Books Fair is the only book fair in the world that focuses on architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, product design, and all the other allied design disciplines. Publishers of new books and also rare and out-of-print dealers will be exhibiting and selling. An extensive schedule of programs will be presented in the auditorium adjacent to the exhibition hall.

Dwell

Dwell on Design New York

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Dwell on Design New York upends the standard “design show” format with a forum that inspires new ideas & a fresh point of view. Designers, architects, manufacturers, makers, and you, come together to evaluate design, solve problems and uncover innovations. Join us Oct 1 for Meet the Architects night, as the minds behind our Manhattan Home Tour discuss their challenges, inspirations and successes.

3 Saturday

11:00

Bronx Community College, North Hall and Library, Location: New York NY, Architect: Robert A M Stern Architects

Peter Aaron / OTTO

North Hall and Library is the first stylistically sympathetic building added in almost 100 years to the quadrangle Stanford White designed in 1892 for what was originally New York University’s University Heights campus. Buff Roman brick and light gray cast-stone trim carry forward the palette of White’s buildings. A recessed entry porch leads past an […]
Designers & Books

Designers & Books Fair: 2015

11:00 am-7:00 pm

The Designers & Books Fair is the only book fair in the world that focuses on architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, product design, and all the other allied design disciplines. Publishers of new books and also rare and out-of-print dealers will be exhibiting and selling. An extensive schedule of programs will be presented in the auditorium adjacent to the exhibition hall.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Designing Affordability Symposium

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The symposium will present case studies alongside presentations by innovators in housing construction. Case study presenters and innovators will be paired in conversation with a moderator. Together, they will examine new developments in building innovations, living situations, and progressive partnerships that may bring down the cost of housing and design affordability into these systems.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

South Street Seaport: Preservation and Renewal

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

The South Street Seaport neighborhood is a unique piece of New York City, a remnant of the 19th century maritime waterfront saved by Historic District designation. We will view some of the oldest buildings in the city, including Schermerhorn Row, restored by Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, as well as little known commercial designs by Richard Morris Hunt and George B. Post. AIA CES: 2.0 LU | HSW

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Sustainable Architecture & Industry Bicycle Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Get a handle on sustainability as we explore the Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. Experience many of the Yard’s green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures, alternative energy projects, and sustainable manufacturing processes. (2 LU: HSW AIA CES credits available)

AIANY/Center for Architecture

West Side Story: The Evolution of Lincoln Center

10;00-11:30 AM

Discover the evolution of this pioneering cultural complex of the mid-20th Century. Explore its origins as a Robert Moses urban renewal project announced in 1956, through its design and construction by some of our most iconic Modern architects in the turbulent 60s, to its reimagining by Diller, Scofidio and Renfro in this past decade for the New York of the 21st Century. AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

Dwell

Dwell on Design New York

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Dwell on Design New York upends the standard “design show” format with a forum that inspires new ideas & a fresh point of view. Designers, architects, manufacturers, makers, and you, come together to evaluate design, solve problems and uncover innovations. Join us Oct 1 for Meet the Architects night, as the minds behind our Manhattan Home Tour discuss their challenges, inspirations and successes.

4 Sunday

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Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor Center and Administration Building, Flushing, New York, BKSK Architects

© Jeff Goldberg/Esto

The Visitor and Administration Center is the centerpiece of an ambitious capital improvement program for the Queens Botanical Garden, a New York City institution that leads the botanical garden industry in environmental stewardship. In keeping with their mission, the Visitor Center is the first publicly-funded building in the city to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The […]
Designers & Books

Designers & Books Fair: 2015

11:00 am-6:00 pm

The Designers & Books Fair is the only book fair in the world that focuses on architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, product design, and all the other allied design disciplines. Publishers of new books and also rare and out-of-print dealers will be exhibiting and selling. An extensive schedule of programs will be presented in the auditorium adjacent to the exhibition hall.

Freshkills Park Alliance

Get into Gear! Celebrate the New Springville Greenway

11:00-4:00 pm

Bike, run or walk to the opening celebration of the New Springville Greenway! This 3.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian path provides relief along busy Richmond Avenue and a green edge to Freshkills Park. Check out the scenic wetland views, learn to bike, take a jog, learn new skills with artist Tattfoo Tan, and participate in family activities along this new connection in Staten Island.

Four Freedoms Park

Kahn’s Monument Through the Lens

1:00-4:00 pm

Photographers ages 16+ will explore Louis Kahn’s architectural masterpiece, Four Freedoms Park. Experiment with light, shadow, and DIY filters to capture Kahn’s monument, and the unparalleled views of the New York City skyline. Bring your camera or photo-capable device to review photography principles and enhance your skills. Registration required.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Modern FiDi: Expanding and Renovating the Financial District

10:30 AM-1:00 PM

While the Financial District is widely known for its historic architecture, it also boasts a variety of distinctive Modern buildings, many of them linked to urban design initiatives of the 1960s and ‘70s. The tour will focus on “Skid(more) Row” (Chase Manhattan Plaza, 140 Broadway and One Liberty Plaza) and the Water Street corridor, once planned to be the route of the Second Avenue Subway. AIA CES 2.5 LU | HSW

City College of New York / Gateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service

On Vulnerability: Infrastructural, Social, and Environmental Risk at Jamaica Bay. Herbert Johnson Lecture Series, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

2:00-3:30 PM

This talk, one of a series of four at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, addresses aspects of the City College of New York’s research initiative Structures of Coastal Resilience. Jamaica Bay is comprised of complex layers of life and infrastructure. Mapping infrastructural, environmental, and social risk factors at the Bay reveals focused zones for improved resiliency and restoration plans.

Dwell

Dwell on Design New York

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Dwell on Design New York upends the standard “design show” format with a forum that inspires new ideas & a fresh point of view. Designers, architects, manufacturers, makers, and you, come together to evaluate design, solve problems and uncover innovations. Join us Oct 1 for Meet the Architects night, as the minds behind our Manhattan Home Tour discuss their challenges, inspirations and successes.

5 Monday

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Michael Mahesh/The Port Authority of NY & NJ

In the days following 9/11, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) identified several critical transportation goals for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, including the establishment of an architecturally inspirational and appropriate transportation hub that would connect the disparate subway and PATH systems, and the improvement of east-west pedestrian […]
The New York Botanical Garden

Barbara Aronson: Looking for Meaning: Man-Made Landscapes in Dry Climates

6:30-7:30 pm

As managing partner of Jerusalem-based Shlomo Aronson Architects, Barbara Aronson designs resilient landscapes in arid locales characterized by extreme water scarcity at sites such as the Negev Desert and the Dead Sea. Reinterpreting “green” beauty, the firm’s sustainable projects take advantage of natural processes and build on agriculture and irrigation.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Brooklyn’s Shores: Tides and Time

6:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for a conversation about Brooklyn's waterfront and relationship to local and American history. Joining us will be author and curator Robert Sullivan, whose exhibition, Sea Level, documents the contemporary state of New York City's shoreline and the many histories--famous, forgotten, or minor, that have gone into shaping the present.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference

Green roofs and walls have a vast but unrealized potential to address many of the fundamental challenges facing New York City. For the first time CitiesAlive is heading to the Big Apple October 5-8, 2015. The conference will highlight the latest scientific studies on green roof and wall performance and showcase the latest policies, designs, products and services.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Edge Digital: The Interactive Building

6:00-8:00 pm

This is the eighth in a series of events related to the presidential theme of Tomas Rossant, AIA, "Dialogues from the Edge of Practice." The theme intends to explore how architects are boldly enlarging the purview of the practitioner to bring their particular critical problem solving skills and design acumen to endeavors previously considered outside the traditional scope of practice.

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Umberto Napolitano, LAN Architecture

6:30 pm

Lecture by Umberto Napolitano, principal of Paris-based office LAN Architecture. Response by Christoph Kumpusch, Columbia GSAPP

UN-Habitat

World Habitat Day 2015 Public Spaces for All

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

The UN-Habitat, the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization and the American Institute Architects New York join to host a high-level discussion, which will cover key developments in the area of public space design.This event will bring together high-level experts and representatives from national and local governments, NGOs, institutes, foundations and industry, who will present case studies from around the world.

6 Tuesday

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BBG double

top: rendering courtesy of Architecture Research Office; bottom: Albert Vecerka/ESTO, courtesy of BBG

Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden is home to over 14,000 kinds of plants and […]
AIANY/Center for Architecture

Aging in Place in NYC: A Community-Based Prototype for 60 Amsterdam Avenue

6:00-8:00 PM

How can our existing multi-family buildings be improved and upgraded to accommodate growing numbers of senior residents? This panel discussion will address the interrelationship between housing and health issues, the problems of social and physical isolation, and the need for an evolving range of services that residents may require with increasing age and fragility.

Metropolis

Behind the Faucet

6:30-8:30 PM

Screening of "100 Fontane", a film short on Fantini water project in Africa. Conversation with water engineering experts on latest innovations addressing global water crises moderated by Metropolis publisher Susan S. Szenasy. AIA CES 1.0 LIU

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter

Chris LaGuardia – East End Landscapes

6:00-8:00 pm

Please join us for a virtual tour of LaGuardia Design Group’s award-winning garden designs and public landscapes. Chris LaGuardia, RLA, FASLA, will give the talk and highlight his firm’s focus on expressing the best character of each site, creative collaborations, and artistically interpreting natural processes in design.

Consulate General of Denmark in New York

Learning Spaces

6:00-8:00 PM

A successful educational building enriches its users, fosters community and improves the daily enterprise of students and teachers. On October 6, Parsons the New School for Design will host “Learning Spaces”, a discussion on how we create the schools of tomorrow. Speakers include Louis Becker of Henning Larsen Architects and Executive Dean at Parsons, Joel Towers. Refreshments will be served

Society for Experiential Graphic Design New York Chapter

A Lecture, Book Signing and Reception with Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden

6:00-9:00 pm

Join the SEGD NY Chapter for a lecture & book signing with Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden to celebrate the second edition of Signage and Wayfinding Design. They are principals of Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants, an award-winning, internationally recognized design office devoted to making people's lives better with thoughtful, visually-compelling signage and wayfinding programs.

Edison Price Lighting

Out of Shadows: Darkness in a New Light

6:00-8:00 PM

Lighting design is the juxtaposition of lightness and darkness, drawing powerful, personal spaces out of the shadows. Presented by Abhay Wadwha of AWA Lighting Designers, ""Out of Shadows: darkness in a new light"" explores our psychological, philosophical, and cultural relationship to light and dark. This free lecture earns 1 AIA CES credit. Wine and appetizers will be served.

BNP Media

Women in Architecture Forum and Awards

11:30 AM-2:00 PM

Architectural Record will present the magazine’s second annual awards program to recognize and promote women’s design leadership. Join us for a morning symposium followed by a luncheon ceremony honoring this year's award winners.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference

Green roofs and walls have a vast but unrealized potential to address many of the fundamental challenges facing New York City. For the first time CitiesAlive is heading to the Big Apple October 5-8, 2015. The conference will highlight the latest scientific studies on green roof and wall performance and showcase the latest policies, designs, products and services.

7 Wednesday

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George Steinmetz

Located at the western edge of Midtown Manhattan, the Mercedes House mixed-use development occupies more than half of a city block, comprising a total of 1.3 million square feet of commercial and residential programs. The building integrates multiple commercial uses at the base and provides 27 floors of housing above. The base building includes an […]
AIANY/Center for Architecture

Coworking and the Future of Architecture

6:00-8:00 pm

As the landscape of work shifts to accommodate more mobility and flexibility, co-working has become more and more popular, changing the traditional way we look at the relationship between space and professional communities. This session will explore the evolution of co-working and its impact on both what and how we might be designing in the future. AIA CES: 1.5 LU

Duravit and Metropolis

Duravit and Metropolis Oktoberfest

6:00-8:00 PM

Drink up with Duravit and Metropolis at a special Oktoberfest party to celebrate Metropolis's New Talent issue and Duravit design week!

Architectural Record Innovation Conference

Expanding Architecture: Creativity, Design & Technology

7:15 AM-6:30 PM

Innovative architecture requires expanding the boundaries of the discipline by spurring creativity through design and technology. At this year’s conference, Architectural Record brings together key figures who have generated a range of imaginative solutions for the built world today and for the future. The event’s participants represent different approaches to original problem solving in a rapidly changing world.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Hidden Brooklyn: SIMS Recycling Plant

6:30-8:30 PM

Opened in 2013, the state-of-the-art SIMS Recycling Facility in Sunset Park is changing how Brooklyn handles recycling, with an eye to sustainability & education. Get a behind-the-scenes intro to the history of the company, including its work on metal clean-up after 9/11, & a special tour of the innovative, fascinating, & (a little bit) loud recycling plant. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Freshkills Park Alliance

Redefining Greenways in New York City

5:30-7:30 PM

As catalysts for alternative transportation, connections between communities and parks, and stormwater management strategies, greenways build upon a legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted’s “park ways” that linked citizens to urban green spaces in a pre-automotive era. Now, as bicycle commuting becomes increasingly viable, greenways support linkages across the urban environment. But what makes a path a Greenway?

New York School of Interior Design

Robert A.M. Stern at the Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design

6:00-7:00 PM

Robert A.M. Stern is a practicing architect, teacher, and writer. As founder and senior partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, he directs the design of the firm’s architecture, planning, interior design, and landscape design projects. Stern is the J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

SHELTER: On Housing

6:00-8:00 PM

What contributions are architects making to fulfill our most basic responsibility of housing needs throughout the world? How do we address the housing crisis at various scales and contexts? How are we building for resiliency in areas threatened by natural or man-made disaster? Can the introduction of new low and mid-income housing in urban centers address the vital need for diversity? AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Short Films Walk

6:00-9:00 pm

Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) will present its 2nd Annual Short Films Walk on October 7. The ADFF Short Film Walk takes place at many SOHO area design showrooms. Each showroom will screen a unique selection of curated shorts screened from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Guests can wander from showroom to showroom and enjoy great films as well as food and drink.

National September 11 Memorial and Museum

The Stories They Tell: Buildings at the Center of the World

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about architectural design at the World Trade Center, both before and after 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Spitzer School Graduate Info Session: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design

5:30-7:30 PM

Info session on graduate studies at City College's Spitzer School of Architecture, NYC’s only public school of architecture: professional degree programs in architecture and landscape architecture, post-professional studies in urban design. Presentations by Dean Gordon Gebert and program directors Michael Sorkin (UD), Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (MLA), and Bradley Horn (M Arch).

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference

Green roofs and walls have a vast but unrealized potential to address many of the fundamental challenges facing New York City. For the first time CitiesAlive is heading to the Big Apple October 5-8, 2015. The conference will highlight the latest scientific studies on green roof and wall performance and showcase the latest policies, designs, products and services.

8 Thursday

12:00

RH NYCHA farm threadcollective

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This 1-acre urban farm is the first-ever for a New York City affordable housing property. It was developed for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) as a prototype farm to be replicated on at least five other sites in the future, adding an architecture component to the Mayor’s Obesity Task Force. The Red Hook West […]
Bespoke and Archinect

abc/nyc

6:30-10:30 PM

New York City features many striking spaces and structures created by local talented professionals. In partnership, Bespoke and Archinect will celebrate our local architecture and design community in absolute style. From a terraced venue overlooking Central Park South, we invite you to relax, sip on a cocktail, and enjoy an evening with friends and colleagues.

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union

Current Work: Thomas Heatherwick

7:00-9:00 pm

Heatherwick Studio’s integrative approach to practice addresses the relationship between form, context, and making, frequently incorporating new materials and innovative technology in its designs. The firm works in a broad range of scales, from product design and temporary structures to infrastructure and large-scale architectural projects. Co-sponsors: Architectural League of NY & Cooper Hewitt.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the Brooklyn Bridge

12:15 pm-1:15 pm

The iconic landmark, the virtual symbol of New York in the 19th century, has secrets hidden deep within its granite towers, as well as within its 140 year history. Secret vaults, underground rooms, and a fortified bomb shelter give the story of this structure a much richer and more interesting flavor than any other structure in the City. Walk with us as we reveal some of these hidden spaces and discover the stories behind the bridge.

The Museum of the City of New York

Inventing Preservation

6:30-8:30 pm

Historic preservation activism in New York City did not begin in the 1960s with the fight to save Penn Station and the effort to pass the Landmarks Law—it began in the late 19th century. Join us to recount the triumphs, failures, and tactics of these early preservationists, and discuss what they might teach us moving forward. AIA CES: 1.5 LU

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter

The Rebirth of the Battery: Tour with Laura Starr an Other Members of the Starr Whitehouse

3:00-4:00 pm

ASLA-NY presents a walking tour of The Battery, highlighting new elements recently designed by Starr Whitehouse and other design partners. Laura Starr, RLA, FASLA of Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, will lead the tour along with design partners.

Van Alen Institute

Shore Up: Rebuilding Coastal Landscapes

6:00 pm

Join Van Alen for a conversation looking at how cities and communities are taking proactive measures in reaction to rising seas. The event will bring together planners, designers, community organizers, and city officials discussing innovative strategies on how to make our neighborhoods more resilient to climate realities. AIA CES 1.5 LU|HSW This event is designated for AIA CES (1.5 LU/HSW)

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference

Green roofs and walls have a vast but unrealized potential to address many of the fundamental challenges facing New York City. For the first time CitiesAlive is heading to the Big Apple October 5-8, 2015. The conference will highlight the latest scientific studies on green roof and wall performance and showcase the latest policies, designs, products and services.

9 Friday

12:00

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Tom Sibley

Situated in a park setting covered with mature trees, the Staten Island Zoo is a naturalistic, didactic oasis within a dense urban setting.  A new enclosure for a carousel is the first phase of Slade Architecture’s ongoing master plan for the Children’s Farmstead at the Staten Island Zoo. The challenge was to maximize the impact […]
Museum of the City of New York

Paul Rand Closing Party with Kyle Cooper

6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for the grand finale of the exhibition Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand. Star designer Kyle Cooper will reflect on how Rand impacted him as Cooper's teacher at Yale University. Donald Albrecht, MCNY’s Curator of Architecture and Design, will join Cooper afterwards for a brief conversation. We will keep the Rand gallery open for late viewing and signature “Rand” cocktails!

10 Saturday

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Susan Wides

The 400sf Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle shop is an abstract insertion into the historic fabric of Greenwich Village. It is envisioned as an integral material/spatial whole. An imagined geometry for olfaction, a slipped disk characterizes the facade, the main cabinetry, the furniture, and the secret garden beyond. If smell could have geometric properties they […]
Freshkills Park Alliance

It’s My Park Day At Schmul Park

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape. Volunteers will each receive their own special edition UnCommon Pages field notebook. Artist Susan Mills made the cover paper from Freshkills Park Phragmites and for this volunteer workshop, artist Tattfoo Tan will share a resiliency reading list.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Lower West Side Rebirth-New and Reused Architecture in the Former Washington Market Area and Southern TriBeCa

10:30 AM-1:00 PM

The historic “Lower West Side” of Manhattan is reborn as a residential neighborhood with contemporary architecture interspersed among its industrial warehouse fabric. Learn about the Washington Street Urban Renewal Plan of the 1960s that helped transform the former Washington Market area into apartment and commercial towers. Discover new construction in and around the four TriBeCa historic districts. AIA CES 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Lower West Side Rebirth-New Architecture in Northern TriBeCa and Hudson Square

2:00-4:30 PM

The historic Lower West Side of Manhattan includes the western section of the former Printing District, dubbed the “Glass Box District” of Hudson Square. Continuing below Canal Street, the tour enters TriBeCa and highlights contemporary construction both in and outside the jagged borders of the neighborhood’s disconnected historic districts. AIA CES 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

11 Sunday

12:00

BBP Pier 2
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© Julienne Schaer

Julienne Schaer

Built by New York Dock Company in the 1950s and operated by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Pier 2 is a rehabilitated former shipping and warehousing pier on the East River that has been adapted for recreational use at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Reusing much of the site’s original structure, including the pier […]
AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Manhattan. Continuing education credits are available.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

Brooklyn AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

2:00-5:15 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Kingston. Continuing education credits are available.

City College of New York / Gateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service

From Protection to Restoration: A History of the U.S. Army Corps at Jamaica Bay. Herbert Johnson Lecture Series, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

2:00-3:30 PM

This talk, one of a series of four at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, addresses aspects of the City College of New York’s research initiative Structures of Coastal Resilience. The US Army Corps of Engineers has a long and fascinating history in the Jamaica Bay watershed. Their mission has gradually evolved to comprise both coastal storm risk reduction as well as environmental restoration.

AIA Queens Chapter

Long Island City Tour

1:00-4:00 PM

We will explore the rich historic architecture of Gantry Plaza State Park which is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline. Admire the rugged beauty of the park's centerpieces; restored gantries, four piers, manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Links work best using Goggle Chrome or Firefox.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Modern Architecture and Adaptive Reuse in the West Village and Meatpacking District

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Discover lesser-known examples of Modern architecture, stunning new buildings, and creative examples of adaptive reuse in the West Village and Meatpacking District. Included are buildings designed by Joseph Urban, Albert Ledner, Edgar Tafel, Paul Rudolph, Hugh Hardy, Kohn Pedersen Fox, SHoP, Morris Adjmi, and others. AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Urban Ecology Bicycle Tour: Brooklyn Navy Yard

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Discover the natural world in the midst of a thriving industrial park! Starting at BLDG 92, this tour led in partnership with Turnstile Tours features the Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farm, an oyster restoration project & more. Learn about rooftop systems, urban farming, and intersections between stormwater management, landscape architecture, and marine ecology. (2 LU: HSW AIA CES credits available)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

12 Monday

12:00

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Michael Moran Studio

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, located on the ground floor of the historic Pulitzer building at Columbia University, acts as an incubator for new platforms that engage the technological transformation of journalistic practices.  The Institute combines faculty offices, meeting rooms and a large open work environment configured to maximize the spatial qualities, daylighting and […]
Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Jeanne Gang

6:30-8:00 PM

In her first lecture at Columbia since 2012, architect, MacArthur Fellow, and GSAPP Visiting Professor Jeanne Gang presents the work of Studio Gang Architects. The Chicago-based firm’s acclaimed portfolio includes the Aqua Tower and Columbia College Media Production Center. In Gang’s work, Richard Meier notes a “continuation of Chicago’s modernist tradition of structural rationalism.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

13 Tuesday

12:00

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Photo by Matt Flynn ©2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper Hewitt educates, inspires, and empowers people through design by presenting exhibitions and educational programs and maintaining active publications. The Museum is housed in the former home of industrial magnate Andrew Carnegie. Completed in 1901, it […]
Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival @ SVA Theatre

All Day

The 7th edition of Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives design. With a curated selection of over 25 films, 5 panels, book signings and a “Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality” lounge to experience new technology. ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Book Talk: Joseph Alexiou, Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal

7:00-8:30 PM

From idyllic oyster beds to dumping grounds for toxic waste, the Gowanus Canal is intrinsically linked to Brooklyn's industrial and agricultural past. Author Joseph Alexiou will discuss the parallels in today's Gowanus real estate rush with that of the 1860s, which coincided with Brooklyn's rapid industrial transformation. Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Brainery.

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

6:00-8:00 PM

An exhibition featuring formative works by architects who are among the most celebrated figures today—including John Hejduk, first Dean of the School of Architecture, Cooper Union professor Michael Webb, Cooper alumni Daniel Libeskind, as well as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Award Winners’ Panel

7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Join us for a special panel discussion featuring our 2015 National Design Award winners. Panelists will discuss what drives and inspires them as designers, and include Roman Alonso of Commune (Interior Design Award), Stephen Burks (Product Design Award), Adi Gil of threeASFOUR (Fashion Design Award), and John Underkoffler (Interaction Design Award). This event is free and open to the public!

Consulate General of Sweden in New York

STHLMNYC

5:00-8:00 PM

STHLMNYC brings together leading urban planners, architects and policy makers from Stockholm and NYC to discuss the future of our cities and urban architecture. In an informal setting, distinguished practitioners and theorists explore the theme of “Adaptation and Affordability,” touching upon the critical need for collaboration as well as the power of cities to spearhead the formulation and development of an adaptive urban environment.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Teen Design Fair

4:00-6:00 PM

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is hosting its 10th annual Teen Design Fair, where teens talk with top designers working in the fields of fashion, product design, architecture, graphic design, and more!

AIANY/Center for Architecture

What Leveraging Data Means for You, Your Career, Firm, and Profession

6:00-8:00 PM

In this talk, Randy Deutsch, AIA, will share the results of his recent research and insights from over 40 interviews with firm leaders worldwide for a new book, Data Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data, with a Foreword by James Timberlake FAIA, Partner at KieranTimberlake.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

14 Wednesday

12:00

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Photo by Stefanie Dworkin

Alice Sparberg Alexiou, is the author of Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary (Rutgers University Press, 2006) and The Flatiron: the New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose With It (St. Martin’s Press, 2010). She coproduced the film “The Flatiron” with Vanguard Documentaries for Thirteen/WNET, as part of the station’s ongoing documentary series “Treasures of […]
The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect’s Newspaper Design Crawl

6:30-8:30 pm

The Architect's Newspaper is teaming up with 7 Flatiron Design showrooms for a special Archtober celebration. Start anywhere, end anywhere. Each showroom will provide a signature cocktail. Visit all seven and you'll be entered to win a $500 gift card! Participating Showrooms: Grohe, Duravit, Flatiron Design Collective, AFNY, Hafele, Poggenpohl, and Rich Brilliant Willing.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Bow Tie Cinemas

All Day

The 7th edition of Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives design. With a curated selection of over 25 films, 5 panels, book signings and a “Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality” lounge to experience new technology. ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Islands of Trash

6:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for a conversation about trash in the city. Using Fresh Kills Park as a departure for exploringthe history of the city's relationship to trash, Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller of Closed Loops,an infrastructure planning and development firm, will discuss where trash comes from, where it goes to, and how it gets from point A to B. By thinking about the history of trash and the ways in which the layers of the city have been b

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Rosenblatt Lecture: Moshe Safdie, FAIA

6:00-8:00 pm

Made to Measure - Over the past four decades, Moshe Safdie has completed more than 12 major museum projects and been deeply involved in dozens of others. These projects are each designed as a unique response to the essence of their program and place. Safdie will present from his firm’s extensive body of museum and cultural work, and discuss the design of museums that belong.

National September 11 Memorial and Museum

The Stories They Tell: Buildings at the Center of the World

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about architectural design at the World Trade Center, both before and after 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

15 Thursday

11:00

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor (with banners) Photo by Henryk J Behnke

Henryk J. Behnke

The Museum and its design team were challenged with restoring the historic exterior and selected interior details, while gutting the entire interior and building a completely new structure, floor by floor, within the walls of the exterior “skin.” In addition, the “new” Museum building, scheduled to open on September 19, 2015, will employ a geothermal […]
AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

11:00 AM-1:45 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Manhattan. Continuing education credits are available.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

2:30-4:00 PM

Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour narration, provided by members of the AIA New York Chapter, is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students and professionals! On this 90 minute cruise, you will cover all the major sites of Lower Manhattan and pass beneath the Broooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges while taking in monuments, architecture, parks, and infrastructure. AIA CES credits available.

Goethe-Institut, in association with Austrian Cultural Forum

Architecture & The Cuban Revolution: Two Films by Florian Zeyfang / Lisa Schmidt-Colinet / Alexander Schmoeger

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Microbrigades – Variations of a Story (2013) and Institute Above-Ground (2015), two films by Florian Zeyfang, Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, and Alexander Schmoeger that were premiered at the Berlinale, combine architectural images, archival material, and interviews to revisit modernist building experiments in post-revolution Cuba. Presented in association with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

Public Art Fund

Cause Collective: In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)

12:00-8:00 PM

The Truth Booth is a mobile video recording booth that invites members of the public to enter the work and finish the statement “The truth is…” while looking into a camera. These two-minute responses will be compiled by the artists as part of their ongoing global project. (Presented in connection with Hank Willis Thomas’s solo exhibition ""The Truth is I See You"", on view at MetroTech Commons)

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Digging in the Sand

6:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for a conversation about archaological finds at the South Street Seaport and how the illuminate the history of trade, war, immigration, and life on the city's waterfront. featuring some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, and being the sity of numerous recent arcaheological digs, the South Street Seaport is a tableau of New York's past and present.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the Brooklyn Bridge

12:15 pm-1:15 pm

The iconic landmark, the virtual symbol of New York in the 19th century, has secrets hidden deep within its granite towers, as well as within its 140 year history. Secret vaults, underground rooms, and a fortified bomb shelter give the story of this structure a much richer and more interesting flavor than any other structure in the City. Walk with us as we reveal some of these hidden spaces and discover the stories behind the bridge.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Awards Gala

6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Honor this year’s National Design Award winners by attending the Gala in New York City on Thursday, October 15, 2015, or by making a contribution to the Awards. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s programs that educate, inspire, and empower people through design.

The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Sciame Fall Lecture Series: Agile Trajectories

6:30-8:30 pm

Born and raised in New York City, Shawn Rickenbacker holds a bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Certificate in Interaction Design from NYU. He is a partner at the design firm Rickenbacker + Leung llc founded in 2005, notable for such projects as Re: Vision Dallas and the Renaissance Ballroom redevelopment in New York.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Town Hall Meeting with Director Udo Ammon New York State Department of Health

5:30-7:30 PM

The Director of the Bureau of Architectural & Engineering Facility Planning, Division of Health Facility Planning NYSDOH will lead a town hall style meeting to discuss different topics. AIA CES 1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Women in Architecture

12:00-8:00 pm

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia, the world’s largest source of free knowledge.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Bow Tie Cinemas

All Day

The 7th edition of Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives design. With a curated selection of over 25 films, 5 panels, book signings and a “Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality” lounge to experience new technology. ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.

16 Friday

12:00

Goethe Institute - German Cultural Center

© Eduard Hueber / archphoto

Since March 2015 the Goethe-Institut New York is located at 30 Irving Place, one block from Union Square. The Goethe-Institut’s new home is in an existing office building built in 1912 by Central Realty Company after plans of Harry B. Mulliken (student of Flatiron-Building-Architect Daniel Burnham) and Edgar J. Moeller. The architects for the new […]
AIANY/Center for Architecture

Bricks and Beverages: Professionals Play with LEGO Bricks

6:00-9:00 PM

"Bricks and Beverages" will consist of a LEGO build competition with three architectural challenges. Participants in teams (1-5 people per team) will randomly draw a building type (museum, stadium, theater) and styles (Chicago School, Brutalist, Gothic) from a hate to create a wacky design mandate. A LEGO prize will be awarded to the best team, selected by a panel of judges.

AFHny

Night of Impact

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Celebrate service and the growing field of public interest design at AFHny’s Night of Impact event, a precursor to Day of Impact (DOI), a city-wide service day tailored to New York City’s architects and design professionals. Drinks and light fare will be served. DOI volunteers and partner organizations receive discount admission, but all are welcome to attend and raise a glass to impact.

Waterfront Alliance

WEDG Case Study: Deep Dive into the Hunters Point South Project

5:30pm-8:00pm

Join the Waterfront Alliance, as we discuss the transformation of the Queens waterfront, focusing on a WEDG-certified project, Hunters Point South.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Bow Tie Cinemas

All Day

The 7th edition of Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives design. With a curated selection of over 25 films, 5 panels, book signings and a “Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality” lounge to experience new technology. ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.

17 Saturday

12:00

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New York Landmarks Conservancy

The building at 20 West 44th Street is the home of The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen and the ICAA, among other nonprofit organizations. The façade of the building is a New York City landmark, and the building itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The 1890 building was originally designed […]
AIANY/Center for Architecture

Classic Harbor Line Boat Tour of Freshkills Park

1:45-5:00 PM

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park of Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts. The AIANY & planners of the Freshkills Park host this special Classic Harbor Line tour. This is the only water tour available to the public into the Freshkills waterway.

AFHny

Day of Impact

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Join fellow architects and design professionals in making an impact in our boroughs, through AFHny’s annual city-wide service day! Participants will collaborate with some of New York City’s best volunteer-based organizations by getting hands-on with painting, planting, and rebuilding projects, all of which will improve our neighborhoods on both physical and social levels.

Center for Architecture

Family Day @ the Center: Everyone Builds with LEGO Bricks!

11:00 AM– 1:00 PM or 2:00-4:00 PM

Families will explore architecture, design and construction with everyone's favorite building material - LEGO bricks! Warm up with fun design challenges, playing with the basics of massing, corbeling and spanning. From there, anything goes! Create a LEGO masterpiece for our model city, inspired by New York City bridges and skyscrapers.

LEGO/Barnes and Noble

LEGO Architecture Studio Building Events at Barnes & Noble

2:00 PM

This event is for adults and teenagers (ages 14 and up) to build with LEGO Architecture Studio blocks, discuss inspirations for their builds and explore how they can use basic architecture shapes and principles to influence their builds. Contact your local Barnes and Noble for more information.

Freshkills Park Alliance

Meditation Walk With Thupten Phuntsok And The Jacques Marchais Museum Of Tibetan Art

11:00 AM– 1:00 PM

Join us on this meditative nature walk through Freshkills North Park with Thupten Phuntsok and artist Tattfoo Tan. Meditation is the practice of calming one's mind and focusing on one point. In a walking meditation, the walk is the focus. This walk suggests closer connections with our land within a greater urban environment. Venerable Phuntsok has taught meditation over the past 12 years.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Midtown Modernism(s): East 42nd Street, the United Nations and Vicinity

10:30 AM-1:00 PM

View some of Midtown’s most distinctive buildings and interiors, ranging from the Art Deco Chrysler and Chanin Buildings and Raymond Hood’s Daily News Building, to the groundbreaking United Nations headquarters and Kevin Roche’s Ford Foundation and UN Plaza. Also included are less-known structures like the Japan Society and William Lescaze’s pioneering 1934 home and office. AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

Open House New York

Open House New York Weekend

All Day

From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life.

Finnish Cultural Institute in New York

Urban Nature Symposium

11:00 AM– 5:30 PM

The symposium will explore themes of urban ecology, energy circulation, urban planning, and art dealing with urban nature. The discussions will analyze the city as a place for encounter of nature and culture, as well as the significance of the local nature in creating an enjoyable environment for urban habitation. The program combines presentations on research, art and design.

Bouler Pfluger Architects, P.C. and Mythic Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality & Design Expo– Walk Into The Future!

11:00 am-6:00 pm

Join BPA and MVR to experience the most recent virtual reality platform. Mythic VR is a pioneering virtual reality consulting firm in NYC that has paired with BPA to render architectural designs. Immerse yourself in virtual models of the Salk Institute, Citi Field and other residential homes. Also learn about exciting developments in Net-Zero and elevated architectural designs BPA is showcasing. Located in C-256 and C-555.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Bow Tie Cinemas

All Day

The 7th edition of Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives design. With a curated selection of over 25 films, 5 panels, book signings and a “Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality” lounge to experience new technology. ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.

18 Sunday

12:00

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Jeremy Bittermann

The two buildings of the CUNY ASRC and the CCNY Center for Discovery and Innovation are positioned overlooking Harlem and Manhattan on the City College campus. The science complex utilizes ideas of compression and release to create a dynamic space for a university that values outdoor green space within the density of the city. The […]
City College of New York/Gateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service

Above and Below: Species of Jamaica Bay. Herbert Johnson Lecture Series, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

2:00-3:30 PM

This talk, one of a series of four at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, addresses aspects of the City College of New York’s research initiative Structures of Coastal Resilience. Jamaica Bay provides crucial habitat for a variety of plants and animals. This presentation highlights the many species that inhabit the bay, both in the air above the bay and the benthic zone beneath its waters.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Manhattan. Continuing education credits are available.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Between the Clocks: The Architecture of Park Avenue South

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Between the exuberant clock on the façade of Grand Central Terminal to the modern interpretation of time on the façade at the terminus of Park Avenue South at 14th Street lies an encyclopedia of the architecture of New York City. James Renwick Jr. and Stanford White represent the 19th Century while projects by Cass Gilbert, Ely Jaques Kahn, and Harvey Wiley Corbett ushered in the first forty years of the 20th Century. AIA CES: 2.0 LU

Open House New York

Open House New York Weekend

All Day

From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week

All Day

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the work of the National Design Awards.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Bow Tie Cinemas

All Day

The 7th edition of Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives design. With a curated selection of over 25 films, 5 panels, book signings and a “Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality” lounge to experience new technology. ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.

19 Monday

12:00

Theatre for a New Audience, Location: Brooklyn NY; Architect: H3 Hardy Collaboration

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Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) is a critically-acclaimed theater company that had been without its own home for over thirty years. The architecture of TFANA’s new home at Polonsky Shakespeare Center extemporizes that something special has come to the emerging Brooklyn Cultural District. It is the first new ground-up building for the arts to […]
AIANY/Center for Architecture

Building Islands

6:00-8:00 PM

From filled-in shorelines and deepened harbor, to new island bird habitats and toxic site remediation, New York City is built on, and continues to grow, thanks to dredge. Gena Wirth and Tim Maly of the Dredge Research Collaborative will use Jamaica Bay as a departure point for talking about the complex systems of humans sediment handling practices.

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Boston-based architects Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon present the work of their multidisciplinary practice, “operating in the space between architecture, art, and landscape,” and their conviction in “an embodied experience of architecture, seeing media as material and its effects as palpable elements of architectural speculation.” Response by Eric Bunge, Columbia GSAPP.

The New York Botanical Garden

Ken Smith: Beyond the Metrics

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Boundary-breaking landscape architectKen Smith, ASLA, of WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect in New York creates public landscapes that improve the quality of urban life and explore the concept of landscape as art form. Hear Smith discuss signature projects such as the East River Waterfront Esplanade and the TFANA Arts Plaza in Brooklyn’s BAM Cultural District for NYBG’s 17th Annual Landscape Design Portfolio Lecture Series.

Goethe-Institut

Why Art is Important in Rural Communities

7:00 pm

Since 2008, Fogo Island Arts has been bringing international attention to the area by organizing residencies and projects involving leading artists, filmmak­ers, and writers. Program founder Zita Cobb and Nicolaus Schafhausen, director of Kunsthalle Wien and the strategic advisor of Fogo Island Arts, talk with Andria Hickey, curator at New York City’s Public Art Fund, about the possibilities and challenges of art in rural communities.

20 Tuesday

12:00

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Ed Lederman

The Whitney Museum of American Art is home to many of the most significant and exciting works of art ever created in the United States. These works are housed in a breathtaking new space: a 220,000 square-foot building in New York City’s Meatpacking District, designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Overlooking the Hudson River […]
The Museum of the City of New York

Inside the Four Seasons and Other New York’s Landmarks Interiors

6:30 – 8:30 pm

We enjoy looking at historic interiors, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. Behind the walls, below the floors, and underneath the painted surfaces are the back-stories few people have heard about the city’s known and not-so-known landmarks. The authors of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York will take us behind the scenes of some of the City’s most interesting spaces.

21 Wednesday

12:00

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Explore this award-winning tennis center in the heart of the Bronx’s Crotona Park! The new flagship for Arthur Ashe’s New York Junior Tennis & Learning program, the center will serve an estimated 30,000 students in the South Bronx. Conceptually, the venue is designed as a series of platforms—both for viewing tennis, from beginner to professional […]
Public Art Fund

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Hank Willis Thomas

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Hank Willis Thomas’s work addresses the relationships between identity, media, and popular culture. In this talk, he will discuss his repeated engagement with the public, highlighting two PAF exhibitions in which his work is currently featured: the group exhibition "Image Objects" in City Hall Park and his solo show "The Truth is I See You" in Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center.

RAB Lighting

RAB Lighting Wine + Beer Tasting

6:00-9:00 PM

On Wednesday, October 21st, RAB Lighting will host a wine + beer tasting event at our NYC location. This will be an enjoyable evening of wine sampling and instruction featuring a broad selection of wine + beer from around the world. A delicious selection of passed Hors D' Oeuvres and Paired Wines will be served.

Judd Foundation

Restoration Tour of 101 Spring Street

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Judd Foundation will host a tour of 101 Spring Street, with opening remarks by specialists at Walter B Melvin Architects, who oversaw the restoration of the building's façade from 2006 to 2013. WMA will give an overview of the unique features of the 1870 façade, and methods employed to study and restore it. This program is made possible with the generous support of Walter B Melvin Architects.

National September 11 Memorial and Museum

The Stories They Tell: Buildings at the Center of the World

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about architectural design at the World Trade Center, both before and after 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

The Nordic Consulates

Urban Climate Adaptation – A Catalyst for Better, More Livable Cities?

11:30 AM-5:30 PM

Climate change will continue to increase annual temperatures, levels of precipitation, and sea level in the next century. These climate trends increase the risks for cities around the world. New York City is no stranger to the devastating effects of climate change, and these risks have prompted investments to secure the future resiliency and sustainability of New York City’s people, economy, and infrastructure.

22 Thursday

10:00

The Educational Alliance, PBDW NYC

Jonathan Wallen Photography

The Educational Alliance, a non-profit organization, has been serving the community of the Lower East Side of New York for over 120 years. PBDW transformed their historic East Broadway headquarters into the Manny Cantor Center, a new Center serving the needs of a thriving and dynamic but underserved community. The Center’s goal is to nurture […]
AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

11:00 AM-1:45 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Manhattan. Continuing education credits are available.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

2:30-4:00 PM

Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour narration, provided by members of the AIA New York Chapter, is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students and professionals! On this 90 minute cruise, you will cover all the major sites of Lower Manhattan and pass beneath the Broooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges while taking in monuments, architecture, parks, and infrastructure. AIA CES credits available.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Heritage Ball

6:00 – 9:00 PM

On October 22, 2015, architects and industry professionals will come together for the Heritage Ball, the annual black tie event to support the Center for Architecture. The gala is an exciting event held to honor the rich architectural heritage of New York City, and to celebrate the architects, officials, organizations, and professionals from related industries that continue the city's tradition of design excellence.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the Seaport’s Fourth Ward

12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Go back in time to the wickedest ward in the 19th Century. The Port of New York was teaming with transient sailors looking for a good time in the district of vice and crime. New York's newspapers focused attention on the depravity on Water Street. Walk with us as we reveal the unspoken history of these buildings of the fifth ward and you can let your imagination run wild.

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

History and Application of Architectural and Ornamental Plaster

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Please join us for a talk with Foster Reeve on the history and application of architectural and ornamental plaster. The ICAA is pleased to invite guests to view the newly opened Plaster Cast Gallery, featuring pieces from the deaccessioned Metropolitan Museum of Art collection, directly following the lecture.

The Municipal Art Society of New York

MAS Summit for New York City

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The MAS Summit for New York City brings together influential urbanists and leaders to identify solutions to pressing urban challenges in New York and in urban centers around the world. Now in its sixth year, the MAS Summit promises to be an energetic two-day exploration of urban innovation and civic progress with presentations and panel discussions. Visit mas.org/summit for more information.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Party @ the Center

9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Party@theCenter is the official Heritage Ball after-party that packs the Center for Architecture until late into the night. All Heritage Ball attendees are given complimentary admission. Advance and at-door ticketing is available for those attending the after-party only.

The Museum of the City of New York

A Past to Build Upon – NYC’s Housing Legacy

6:30-8:30 pm

Join Richard Ravitch as he reflects back on his time in NYC development, where he developed over 40,000 units of affordable housing, cleaned up the transit agency, served as Lieutenant Governor, and fought for the tenants of his homes while facing the realities regulated housing, to be followed by a conversation with John Kelly, Partner at Nixon Peabody.

The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Sciame Fall Lecture Series: Opening Works and Un-finishing Figures

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Ivan Rupnik is a Tenured Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s School of Architecture in Boston. He has held academic positions at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Syracuse University, Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Rupnik holds a B.Arch from LSU and an M.Arch and Ph. D. from Harvard University. His scholarly work has focused on the relationship between moments of instability and transition.

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter

Tour of Blake Hobbs Park with Elena Brescia, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture

3:00 – 4:00 PM

ASLA-NY presents a walking tour of Blake Hobbs Park, presented by Elena Brescia, RLA, FASLA of Scape / Landscape Architecture. The Park was recently designed by SCAPE and built by the not-for-profit organization Harlem RBI DREAM Charter School to serve the schoolchildren and the neighborhood.

23 Friday

12:00

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GION

OSTAP RUDAKEVYCH Ostap is a registered architect and founding partner of Clouds Architecture Office. He received his Masters degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design after completing undergraduate studies at the Architectural Association in London and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and has lectured at the Academy […]
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Åzone Terminal Exhibition Opening

6:00 – 8:00 pm

As part of the Seaport Cultural District, the Guggenheim is installing a physical interface to its experimental >online exhibition the Åzone Futures Market, a simulated marketplace for >investing in futures that would have radical implications for our way >of life. The project connects artists, architects, and theorists with >the general public to make sense of the cultural effects of genetic and >neuro hacking, computational super inte

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Counter Culture: Factory Tour of IceStone

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Transforming waste glass into beautiful surface materials has made IceStone a rock star in the green building world, and now you can walk through their manufacturing facility to see how it’s done. Explore the company's sustainable operations, from the "Supersacks" of recycled glass to the water recycling system, and learn about IceStone's innovative social and environmental practices.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

The Future of Waste: Featured Guide Boat Tour

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Aboard Classic Harbor Line’s Yacht Manhattan DSNY’s featured guides, Robin Nagle and Vaughn Arnold, will share insights into the challenges of building at the water’s edge, moving an immense tonnage of garbage and recycling by water and also illuminate the history and culture of NYC’s sanitation workforce. The tour will include Marine Transfer Stations, the new West Village garage and its alluring concrete salt shed. AIA CES: 2.5 LU HSW

The Municipal Art Society of New York

MAS Summit for New York City

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The MAS Summit for New York City brings together influential urbanists and leaders to identify solutions to pressing urban challenges in New York and in urban centers around the world. Now in its sixth year, the MAS Summit promises to be an energetic two-day exploration of urban innovation and civic progress with presentations and panel discussions. Visit mas.org/summit for more information.

24 Saturday

12:00

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Albert Vecerka / ESTO

This long-awaited Staten Island ‘pearl’ is designed to support and cultivate the education of all students of Mariners Harbor, young and old,” – New York Public Library President Tony Marx The first library and civic building in its neighborhood, a former oystering community, it has become a catalyst and an anchor. It is conceived and […]
AIANY/Center for Architecture

Early Childhood Education Symposium – Challenges and Opportunities

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The AIANY Committee on Architecture for Education is organizing a symposium about Early Childhood Education on October 24, 2015. The intent of this symposium is to broaden the dialogue from the immediate space needs of the Mayor's Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) initiative by focusing on best practices and innovation in early childhood environments.

AIA Queens Chapter

Kew Gardens Tour & Richmond Hill Tour

1:00-4:00 PM

We will explore the rich historic architecture of one of the first residential developments in NYC. Many of the homes still exist and some have been renovated. New homes, office buildings and apartment buildings have taken over the street corridors of Queens Blvd and Union Turnpike. Links work best using Goggle Chrome or Firefox, if you encounter a problem please log on to our AIA Queens web page.

AIA Queens Chapter

Kids Workshop Experience In Architecture Design at the Queens Museum

1:00 – 4:00 pm

AIA Queens Chapter along with the Queens Museum will offer design education workshops on Saturday October 24th from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm that are free with museum admission. Links work best using Goggle Chrome or Firefox, if you encounter a problem please log on to our AIA Queens web page at www.aiaqueensny.org and go to the Calendar page for all events.

AIA Queens Chapter

King Manor Museum Tour

4:00-6:00 pm

King Manor was the home of Rufus King (1755-1827) a framer of the United States Constitution, diplomat, senator, and outspoken opponent of slavery. Typically only eight rooms of the house are open to visitors, but the tour will visit the entire house. With three major periods of construction (1750s, 1780s, and 1810), the house provides us an interesting chance to see its growth and formation.

Freshkills Park Alliance

Nature Hike at Freshkills Park

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Enjoy a guided hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site. This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

South Street Seaport Architectural Walking Tour

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Trace the development of New York City from the 17th to the 21st centuries on these interactive architectural walking tours that uncover the city’s history, hidden in plain sight in the city’s buildings and streetscapes. Become familiar with key elements of design and learn how to “read” buildings for information about NYC’s growth and development. You’ll never walk down the street the same way ag

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Times Square: Contemporary Architecture in and around the “Crossroads of the World”

3:00-5:30 PM

Explore contemporary architecture in and around Times Square. Highlights include the Times Square Tower by David Childs of S.O.M., 4 Times Square by Fox + Fowle, Renzo Piano’s New York Times Tower, One Bryant Park/Bank Of America Tower by COOKFOX, Westin Hotel by Arquitectonica, the TKTS booth by Perkins Eastman, and the Snøhetta-designed Times Square pedestrian plaza. AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Tour

10:45 AM-1:00 PM

The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee invites you join them for a tour of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Yuko Nii who had the vision to purchase the building and found the center in 1996, and Robert C. Bates, the current restoration architect, will lead the tour. The tour will describe the significance of the building and the center as place to create and display artistic culture.

25 Sunday

12:00

25_Van Alen

Cameron Blaylock

Jon Lott is principal of PARA Project, PC., co-founding member of Collective-LOK, and Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He is recipient of the Design Vanguard award by Architectural Record, the New Practices New York award by the AIANY, the Architectural League Prize by the Architectural League of New York, and twice a […]
AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

1:45-4:30 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Manhattan. Continuing education credits are available.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

The Changing Face of North Midtown: On and Off 57th Street

10:30 AM-1:00 PM

Much of the new construction in Midtown Manhattan has been, and continues to be, on or near 57th Street. This tour will traverse Midtown from East to West, viewing buildings by Cesar Pelli, Norman Foster, Rafael Vinoly, I. M. Pei, Helmut Jahn, KPF, and Robert A. M. Stern, as well as historic structures by Henry Hardenbergh, Warren & Wetmore, and Cass Gilbert. New supertall residential towers will be included. AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

Brooklyn Historical Society

In Clay Lancaster’s Footsteps: A Walking Tour of NYC’s First Historic District

2:00 – 4:00 pm

50 years ago, preservationist Clay Lancaster developed a tour that celebrated the architectural treasures of Brooklyn Heights. His efforts helped save a threatened neighborhood and led to designating it NYC’s first historic district. Re-live his fabled walk in this tour, led by architectural historian Francis Marrone and preservationist Liz McEnaney. Enjoy light snacks at the surprise last stop!

AIANY/Center for Architecture

LEGO Teen Architecture Workshop

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Take your LEGO building skills up a few notches! Led by a Center for Architecture design educator, students ages 12 - 14 will be introduced to fundamental design and structural concepts through real world examples and short design activities. Students will then be challenged to create their own LEGO models of a particular building type, incorporating newly learned information into their designs.

City College of New York / Gateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service

The Unexpected Environmentalist: Robert Moses, the Belt Parkway, and the Wildlife Refuge. Herbert Johnson Lecture Series, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

2:00-3:30 PM

This talk, one of a series of four at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, addresses aspects of the City College of New York’s research initiative Structures of Coastal Resilience. Perhaps no other person had a greater effect on the development of Jamaica Bay in the 20th century as Robert Moses. He was responsible for the preservation of most of Jamaica Bay’s lands and waters as a Wildlife Refuge.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Urban Ecology Bus Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

11:00 AM– 1:00 PM

Discover the natural world in the midst of a thriving industrial park! Starting at BLDG 92, this tour led in partnership with Turnstile Tours features the Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farm, an oyster restoration project & more. Learn about rooftop systems, urban farming, and intersections between stormwater management, landscape architecture, and marine ecology. (2 LU: HSW AIA CES credits available)

26 Monday

12:00

26_El Barrio's Artspace PS 109

James Shank

Completed in late 2014, following nearly a decade of coordinated planning & development, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 (PS109) project is now a successful $52 million, 114,000 square foot, mixed use historic redevelopment providing ninety (90) low-moderate income residential apartment units for local artists. Approximately14,000 square feet of community space is also provided on the lower […]
Consulate General of Denmark in New York

Architecture of the Arts – How Cultural Landmarks Shape Public Life

6:00-8:00 PM

Architectural landmarks are reshaping the role and importance of arts institutions. But how does the architect shape a building to match both the surroundings and accommodate the particular requirements of an arts institution and diverse audiences? And how can the architecture of an arts institution create new communities? The Consulate General of Denmark presents a discussion moderated by David Burney, former NYC DDC Commissioner.

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Columbia University GSAPP Open House

All Day

Columbia University GSAPP Open House for candidates interested in the Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design, and Master of Science in Critical Curatorial and Conceptual Practices. The day will end with a free public lecture by Stefano Boeri in Wood Auditorium, 6:30pm.

AIANY/Center for Architecture/New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects

J. Max Bond, Jr. Lecture

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Presented as part of the annual Max Bond Lecture, an annual series of design talks in memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, "Conversations: Community” is a featured design talk by Phil Freelon, managing and design director of Perkins+ Will North Carolina, and founder and president of the Freelon Group, based in Research Triangle Park, NC.

27 Tuesday

6:00

September Eleventh Memorial Museum, Location: New York, New York, Architect: Snohetta

Jeff Goldberg/Esto

In 2004, SNØHETTA was commissioned to design the only building on the memorial plaza. In the years since, the program has changed several times, however it has remained a cultural facility dedicated to visitor comfort and orientation. The design for the building embodies a careful reaction to the horizontal character of the memorial plaza’s design, […]
National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Building the 9/11 Memorial Museum

7:00 – 8:30 PM

The architects of Davis Brody Bond LLP, award-winning designers of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, describe the challenges they overcame and the leading design principles that guided them during the emotionally charged rebuilding at Ground Zero.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Law x Copy

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Architecture necessarily relies on repetition and appropriation, but at what point is the originality or authenticity of the architectural work foreclosed by copying; where is the line drawn? How does the law, particularly copyright law, define the limits of architectural production and innovation?

Ennead Architects/DOCOMOMO NY Tri-State/AIANY/Center for Architecture

Mid-Century Modern Architecture: Optimism and Relevance for the Future

6:30pm-8:30pm

Ennead Design Partner Todd Schliemann, architectural historian John Kriskiewicz of DOCOMOMO NY TRISTATE and MOMA curator and Columbia University professor Barry Bergdoll will participate in Mid-Century Modern Architecture: Optimism and Relevance for the Future, a conversation led by architect and author James Sanders, exploring the legacy of mid-century modernism and the optimism that spawned it.

28 Wednesday

1:00

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Julius Shulman, Kaufmann House designed by Richard Neutra (Palm Springs, CA), 1947. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. Copyright © J. Paul Getty Trust.

Guest curator Donald Albrecht will lead a tour of this special exhibition with a focus on the architects and designers who helped forge a bold new direction in design and thought. Please note that an earlier tour, let by architect Kevin Roche at 12:00, will explore the building of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  For […]

12:00

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David Paler

Join Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche for a tour of the buildings he designed to honor the memory of the Holocaust and to celebrate Jewish heritage. Learn about the symbolism behind the Museum’s architecture, from its iconic, hexagonal shape to Andy Goldworthy’s Garden of Stones and the Museum’s waterfront location. Please note that a second […]
Brooklyn Historical Society

How Brooklyn Works: Sewers and Wastewater Treatment

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Designed to be invisible, Brooklyn’s sewers are vast, innovative & integral to the functioning of NYC, yet the average New Yorker rarely needs to consider their existence. Kate Ascher, author of "How Things Work," leads a diverse panel of experts who will shine a light on the system’s history, as well as its contemporary challenges & creative solutions that will lead to a more sustainable system.

New York School of Interior Design

Look Inside: Hudson Yards

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Hudson Yards, an entirely new neighborhood on Manhattan’s far west side above an active train yard, will eventually include more than 17 million feet of commercial and residential space, including five office towers, shops, restaurants, cultural spaces and public places. But how does the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center come to be?

National September 11 Memorial and Museum

The Stories They Tell: Buildings at the Center of the World

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday in October, 9/11 Memorial staff will present a short talk about architectural design at the World Trade Center, both before and after 9/11. These talks will take place in the Museum Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Town and Gown – The Policy of Design and Equity

8:30 – 12:00 PM

What is design equity? How does architecture contribute to public policies aimed at increasing income and social equality? Governments apply public resources to removing social and economic inequality, enhancing social services, guaranteeing early childhood education, bringing fairness to the justice system, and ensuring affordable housing, yet government tends to perceive architecture as a costly, elitist hobby. AIA CES: 3 LU | HSW

29 Thursday

12:00

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Emily Andrews

The Musket Room brings together a far-reaching group of New York-based restaurateurs, a New Zealander chef, an English interior designer, and New York City native Shadow Architects to re-invigorate an historic structure to create a showcase for an elegant food and drink menu. The firm worked with Alexander Waterworth Interiors on the floor plan and design, creating […]
AIGA/NY, IDSANY, AIANY/Center for Architecture, and Enterprise Community Partners

Design Night Out

7:00-9:00 PM

AIGA/NY, IDSANY (Industrial Design Society of America, New York Chapter), the AIA New York Center for Architecture and Enterprise Community Partners invite you to an evening celebrating New York City’s creative professionals. Please join us at the AIGA/NY Annex in the South Street Seaport for an evening of drinks, music, and connection with the larger design community in New York City.

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Culture and Heritage after Palmyra

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Focusing on how notions of culture are being challenged, and maybe even redefined, through the current destruction of cultural objects and historical monuments in the war in Iraq and Syria, this event will consider alternative ways of thinking about contemporary culture and the role of heritage in it, with the hope of advancing a more critical and informed dialogue across campus. Organized by GSAPP Associate Professor Jorge Otero-Pailos

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Oculus Book Talk: “Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities”

6:00-8:00 PM

Underneath New York City’s 700 miles of elevated bridges, highways, subway and rail lines lies millions of square feet of public space – nearly four times the size of Central Park – with the potential to radically transform life in the city. Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities presents an in-depth plan for how, and why, this massive inventory of residual space must be reimagined. AIA CES: 1.5 LU|HSW

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

11:00 AM-1:45 PM

Guided by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee members, this architecture boat tour circumnavigates Manhattan. Attendees take in the West Side's “starchitecture,” Lower Manhattan's Art Deco masterpieces and icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture are viewed in comfort and style from Classic Harbor Line's elegant yacht Manhattan. Continuing education credits are available.

AIANY/Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

2:30-4:00 PM

Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour narration, provided by members of the AIA New York Chapter, is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students and professionals! On this 90 minute cruise, you will cover all the major sites of Lower Manhattan and pass beneath the Broooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges while taking in monuments, architecture, parks, and infrastructure. AIA CES credits available.

World Monuments Fund

Celebrating 20 Years of the World Monuments Watch

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Every two years, the World Monuments Watch is a call to action for cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Watch, this lecture will cover the history of the Watch and highlight 2016 sites, which will be announced in mid- October.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design Talks | Walter Hood on Cooper Hewitt’s Garden

7:00-8:30 PM

National Design Award winner Walter Hood, principal of Hood Design Studio, was responsible for the final phase of Cooper Hewitt’s transformation: the renovation and reimagining of the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. A landscape architect who has dedicated his career to public garden design, Hood, working in collaboration with RAFT Landscape Architecture, created a vibrant new community green space ideal for engagement and discussion.

South Street Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the Seaport’s Fourth Ward

12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Go back in time to the wickedest ward in the 19th Century. The Port of New York was teaming with transient sailors looking for a good time in the district of vice and crime. New York's newspapers focused attention on the depravity on Water Street. Walk with us as we reveal the unspoken history of these buildings of the fifth ward and you can let your imagination run wild.

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc

Ready to Respond: Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience, Launch Event

6:00 – 7:30 PM

The Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Ready to Respond Tools for Resilience were developed to support affordable multifamily housing organizations in making their buildings resilient, their staff ready to respond, and ensure their residents are safe in the event of a disaster. When fully integrated, these strategies will help affordable housing organizations of all sizes manage shocks from major disasters. AIA CES: 1.5 LU|HSW

The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Sciame Fall Lecture Series: COLL-LECLERC, A Barcelona Contemporary Practice

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Judith Leclerc and Jamie Coll's office, founded in Barcelona in 1996, has become expert in three areas: Public space with the TMB Park, a pioneer manmade park on the roof of the bus station. Public housing, with several pilot projects including the Londres- Villarroel complex and Public facilities with namely Sant Gregori School.

30 Friday

10:00

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Frank Oudeman

Farnaz Mansuri, Founder and Principal Designer at De-Spec, describes the process and concept for the store: “For me, a project is always about how to capture the spirit of a brand in and through their products in time and space, and here for Chilewich through the 3D matrix of colors, textures, threads and shapes, we […]
AIANY / Center for Architecture

Archtoberfest: Tour with a Twist

5:00 - 6:30PM

Join us as we sip and stroll around the South Street Seaport. This historic district was New York’s first world trade center, a bustling place filled with various wholesale and market establishments and a cast of characters who worked and played there. Retracing those steps, we will taste some brews along the way and point out great buildings and history of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Archtoberfest

6:00-9:00PM

Celebrate Archtober 2015 - five years, five boroughs! Come meet the partners and find out what's happening after Archtober, at the Seaport and beyond. Drinks and eats by Fresh Salt, music and dancing, costume optional. Two exhibitions on view at the Center of Architecture at the Seaport! Sea Level and Azone Terminal by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Plus view new activations throughout the Seaport Culture District: AIGA

AIANY/Center for Architecture

Breakfast Leadership with Billie Tsien, AIA

8:00-9:00 AM

Please join the Women in Architecture Committee for an informal conversation with Billie Tsien, AIA, co-founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects I Partners in New York City. Tsien will discuss her practice as a woman, and as a partner in work and life.

Soho Design District with WantedDesign

Instagram Design Hunt

11:00 AM– 9:00 PM

Join WantedDesign & Soho Design District in celebrating Archtober as they host the first annual Design Hunt at various SoHo showrooms. Visitors will have a chance to win many great prizes after finding each design at the participating showrooms and posting their creative product images on Instagram with the correct hashtag. Sign up for our mailing list to receive event details.

31 Saturday

12:00

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Michael Moran / OTTO

Andrew Berman Architect designed a new entry building for ticketing and orientation, a bookshop, facilities and vertical circulation in their twentieth century industrial building.  This structure serves as the nexus between arrival and the galleries.  New space for exhibiting work was formed by bounding exterior space between the new and existing buildings.  The galleries in […]
Soho Design District with WantedDesign

Instagram Design Hunt

11:00 AM– 5:00 PM

Join WantedDesign & Soho Design District in celebrating Archtober as they host the first annual Design Hunt at various SoHo showrooms. Visitors will have a chance to win many great prizes after finding each design at the participating showrooms and posting their creative product images on Instagram with the correct hashtag. Sign up for our mailing list to receive event details.

Scandinavia House

Light & Silence in Nordic Architecture: From Vilhelm Hammershøi to Henning Larsen Architects

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Louis Becker, Design Director and Principal Partner at Henning Larsen Architects, discusses Nordic architecture and its characteristic sensitivity to light. Becker draws connections between contemporary and historic projects, such as those seen in the work of renowned Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, on view at Scandinavia House through January 2016.

AIANY/Center for Architecture

New York’s Civic Center Walking Tour: History of Its Urban Development & Architecture

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, the Department of Health, Criminal Courts, State Building, and New York Supreme Court. AIA CES 2.0 LU | 2.0 HSW