Editor’s note: Halfway through summer, and this issue of eOCULUS disproves the adage that there's no news to report during summer months! Our thanks to members' reports and heads-up's. Kristen Richards - kristen@aiany.org and Sara Moss

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GOING PUBLIC: The Inaugural Exhibit of the Center for Architecture

Call for Entries

The inaugural exhibit at the Center for Architecture will showcase recent or proposed work in the public realm of New York City. The show will be inclusive to allow the widest possible participation, offering a comprehensive view of the scope and quality of public work in the city today.

The exhibit will include works of architecture, engineering, art, landscape architecture and urban design. A non-juried show, Going Public will offer a snapshot of where we are at this moment and suggests the question of where we go from here. E
ntry requirements and further details are available at: www.aiany.org/goingpublic/goingpublic.htm

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2003, 5:00 PM
Exhibit opening: Tuesday, October 7
, 2003, Evening

Center for Architecture
538 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

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Art Commission Awards at New York Public Library

The "Southerly Lion" by sculptor Edward Clark Potter graces the cover of the program notes for the 21st Annual Art Commission Awards for Excellence in Design. The nine awards were conferred on Monday, July 14th, by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in the Celeste Bartos Forum of the main branch of the New York Public Library, renovated by Davis Brody Bond to its original Carrere & Hastings 1911 splendor. Art Commission President Jean Parker Phifer, AIA, introduced the program by noting "The Art Commission was founded in 1898 to insure that projects built in the public realm are of the highest aesthetic quality." The volunteer commissioners reviewed some 300 public works last year, and over 200 have come before the aesthetic board so far - only halfway through 2003.

Mayor Bloomberg noted that he presided over the Art Commission's annual awards last year (reported in e-Oculus 06/03/02), and had promised Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris, who previously served as Executive Director of the Art Commission, that he would do so for eight years. Hizzoner stated, "Imaginative design of even the smallest projects adds human and economic value to our city's environment." He added, "If ever there was a time when it was important to concentrate on making things more beautiful, it is now, during an economic crisis." Reprising a theme from his remarks at the October 2002 Heritage Ball, the Mayor said, "Great design really does matter and is a legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren. New York is on the verge of a great new era in building…keeping us the world's leading city. Great public design will play a key role in this process. New York deserves nothing less."

The designs winning accolades were:

Expansion and Renovation of the Brooklyn Children's Museum
A Project of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects

East River Ferry Landings
A project of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and
The New York City Department of Transportation
Frano Violich, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.
WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
McLaren Engineering

Expansion and Renovation of the Bronx Museum of the Arts
A Project of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, Arquitectonica

East 153rd Street Bridge
A Project of the New York City Department of Transportation
Alim Baycora and Jeffrey Han, CTE Engineers/Daniel Frankfurt

Department of Sanitation Garage for Districts 4/4A/7
A Project of the New York City Department of Sanitation
Iffland Kavanagh Waterbury, PLLC, an Edwards and Kelcey Company
Mariano D. Molina, PC, Consulting Engineers
Mike Friedlander & Staff, Department of Sanitation

Barretto Point Park
Southeast side of Viele Avenue between Tiffany Street and Barretto Street, Bronx
A Project of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Ricardo Hinkle, RLA, Department of Parks & Recreation

Restoration of the Farragut Monument
An Adopt-A-Monument Project of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Municipal Art Society
Cameron Wilson and Jackie Wilson, Wilson Conservation

New Façade Lighting, P.S. 1
A Project of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Herve Descottes, L'Observatoire & Halie Light International

Special Recognition Award
20th Anniversary of the Percent for Art Program
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

"Patience" and "Fortitude," we learn from the program notes, were monikers conferred on the famous lions by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia only in the 1930s. They had first been known as Leo Astor and Leo Lenox for John Jacob Astor and James Lenox, founders of the New York Public Library. They are reportedly the most photographed - and most-loved - statuary in Manhattan. Sculptor Neil Estrin's statue of Mayor LaGuardia facing 538 LaGuardia Place (a.k.a. Center for Architecture - as of October) is moving up on the list.

-- Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter

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DOCOMOMO and Why Woolworth Doesn't Nickel and Dime Green

Well-known NYC projects ranging from Saarinen's TWA Terminal and I.M. Pei's National Airlines Terminal at Kennedy Airport are threatened by changes in technology and travel patterns not foreseen at the time of their design.

The July 10th salon sponsored by the Environmental Business Association of NYS, the US Green Building Council/New York Metro Chapter, and the AIA New York Chapter, put the spotlight on the future of these and other Modernist buildings from Brasilia to Chandigarh. The audience included almost 200 architects, preservationists, and environmentalists.

The guest speakers could not have been more appropriate to the subject. Theo Prudon, FAIA, is president of DOCOMOMO US and a member of the executive committee of DOCOMOMO International in Paris. The acronym DOCOMOMO stands for DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. Initially founded in 1988 in The Netherlands, there are now DOCOMOMO chapters in over 40 countries. The organization is dedicated to the study of significant works of Modern Movement architecture, landscape design, and urban planning around the world, and champions the cause of endangered Modern movement buildings.

With major preservation projects under his belt, including architecturally significant buildings in New York and across the United States, Prudon spoke movingly about some of the preservation successes assisted by DOCOMOMO and conscientious clients worldwide. He expressed particular appreciation for the Brazilian motifs visible on the Albany mall, including - egad - even the 'Egg.'

The second speaker, Ernest A. Conrad, PE, president of Landmark Facilities Group, has focused on environmental issues for more than 20 years. His engineering firm has specialized in climate controls for museums, special collections, and historic facilities, as well as the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for commercial, industrial, and retail applications. Clients include the National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Conrad's topic was the Woolworth Building (Cass Gilbert, 1910-13) and its recent renovation. First, he set out some of the key principles of sustainable design, including reducing energy demand, using materials that can be recycled, and working with a building's location. He noted that over 60 percent of the material in landfills comes from building demolition debris. In talking about the history and high performance features of the Woolworth Building, he shared anecdotal information about the building's construction and renovation. These included little-known facts such as the building's initial reliance on "reliable" gas-lit emergency lighting since the nascent electrical illumination technology was too new and uncertain. More recently, Conrad was involved in the renovation of building systems that provides such novel features as fiber optic cable vertical distribution in the "recycled" original Woolworth Building mail chutes.

- Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter

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Almost Pumpkin Time: "Green Cinderella" Grant Applications Due July 30

KeySpan Corporation recently launched a design competition to kick off its new "Green Cinderella Program." To raise awareness and spark interest in environmentally sound building development, the New York-based energy company will award grants up to $75,000 to projects that meet certain eligibility standards.

The deadline for submitting an application is July 30th, with winners to be announced in September. The judging process will consider unique building designs, innovative use of renewable/sustainable technologies and materials, and projects that recycle current building footprints or brownfield sites (i.e. "Smart Growth").

- Projects must be located in KeySpan's New York or Long Island service area.
- Projects must incorporate high efficiency natural gas technologies.
- Project developer and associates must have a proven environmental compliance history.
- Developers' financial commitment to green building components must be at least a 3:1 ratio of developer investment to KeySpan grant.
- Projects must incorporate environmentally friendly design/building concepts in accordance with US Green Building Council Leadership in Environmental Design (LEED) rating standards.

For further information and grant application forms, contact Bob Keller at rkeller@keyspanenergy.com.

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Things Are Looking Up for the High Line

On July 9, about 1,000 supporters previewed the exhibit "Designing the High Line" at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The benefit party, co-chaired by Pulitzer Prize-wining author and historian Robert Caro and actor Edward Norton, garnered $300,000. But the real prize was announced that evening by City Council Speaker Gifford Miller: a $15.75 million funding commitment for planning and construction costs related to the preservation and re-use of the High Line.

Rising 30 feet above the street, the 1.5-mile-long freight railroad viaduct lies derelict, as a group of private property owners has lobbied for its demolition. But as New York focuses on the redevelopment of the far West Side, the High Line has become a field of dreams for urban planners and designers.

Perhaps no one loves the High Line more than the Friends of the High Line (FHL) and co-founders, Robert Hammond and Joshua David, who saw its potential as a grand elevated public space like the Promenade Plantee in Paris. After three years of planning, advocacy, and legal work, FHL convinced the Bloomberg Administration that the High Line could be a compelling public space that would help stimulate economic growth. In December 2002, the City took the first step in converting the High Line to a walkway through federal rails-to-trails legislation.

To generate ideas for the future of the High Line as a public space, FHL organized an open, international ideas competition - and received 720 proposals from 36 countries. A distinguished jury selected four top prizewinners, 11 honorable mentions, and one JCDecaux North America High Line Access Award. A separate jury chose the winner of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Award.

"Designing the High Line" features the winners and honorable mentions, and about another 130 entries that range from highly practical to total fantasy. "It is important to understand that this was an ideas competition," said Robert Hammond, who also served on the jury. "The winning proposals did not have to be realistic." Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of the Manhattan Office of Department of City Planning and member of the competition jury, said that the High Line could be an "incredible place for people to work, live, and play."

Amanda Burden, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission, likened the High Line to "being on a magic carpet," but since it is closed to the public, the next best thing is to wander through the exhibit designed by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of LOT/EK Architecture, Gary Handel, AIA, of Gary Edward Handel + Associates, and Paula Scher of Pentagram - and so fortuitously exhibited in another structure vigorously saved by New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal. There is also a 12-minute video produced and directed by John Zeiman and narrated by Edward Norton.

In a random sample of attendees, it seemed like the favorites included one of the winning designs by Nathalie Rinne of Vienna, Austria: a lap pool coursing atop the mile-and-a-half viaduct from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street. Would it be heated for winter dips? Perhaps, said the designer, or possibly it could be turned into a trail for ice-skating. Also high on the list was "The Big Apple Roller Coaster," which received an honorable mention. The designers of New York-based Front Studio, Ostap Rudakevych, Tomoko Matsushita, and Yen Ha, created a giant roller coaster that would weave over and under the High Line nature preserve and even through a building that would advertise "See New York City Like You've Never Seen It Before" - which is quite an understatement! For those like myself who have had the rare privilege to walk the High Line and marvel at the wild flowers and grasses blanketing the tracks, there is something very appealing about allowing the existing vegetation to evolve naturally into a meadow.

The exhibit is on view through July 26 and is free and open to the public. A complete listing of the competition winners and all the entry designs can be viewed online at Designing the High Line.

-- Linda G. Miller is a freelance writer, who most recently served as director of communications at the Municipal Art Society.

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Aspen in New York

Although at times one needed to wade through some murky waters for clarity, the first of three Satellite Conferences for the International Design Conference in Aspen's "Design Takes on Risk" did not disappoint. The New York City conference, hosted and chaired by Cameron Sinclair, (founder of Architecture for Humanity), and held over two consecutive days at the Scandinavia House on Park Avenue, explored both global and local issues regarding community rebuilding.

DAY ONE: Design for Change

Dan Pitera and Andrew Sturm - Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Damon Rich - Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York
Father Terrence Curry - Center for Environmental Design and Community Development, Fordham University, New York
Paul Lipson The Point, Hunts Point, South Bronx
Vishaan Chakrabarti - Director of Manhattan Office, New York City Department of City Planning

Moderated by Gregg Pasquarelli, architect and Co-chair of SAFE: Design Takes on Risk

DAY TWO: Local Voices / Global Issues

Michael Sorkin
Lebbeus Woods

Moderated by Paola Antonelli, Curator at The Museum of Modern Art and Co-chair of SAFE: Design Takes on Risk

With the focus squarely on local issues and the challenges facing designers in New York City, the first night's round table discussions featured a diverse group of eight panelists. The program began with the question: "What is good design, and how is it feasible to create good design for communities in need?" An engaging debate ensued.

Moderator Gregg Pasquarelli (from ShoP Architects) was led to ask, "How does one quantify the unquantifiable?" Most of the panel responded that good design begins at the root, at the level of programming and planning. This was cited as the most crucial step in revitalizing neighborhoods and bridging the divide between polished areas of New York City and the environmentally burdened areas that support them. The creation of places worthy of the dignity of those who live there would allow the disenfranchised to create their own sense of place and ownership within their communities.

While this holistic approach to design was supported by noteworthy projects completed by the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and The Point, some critics on the panel were not convinced. Noting the rift existing in these communities, Vishaan Chakrabarti observed that, even when attempting to instigate change that would improve disadvantaged neighborhoods, there exist many obstacles within diverse factions of a community seemingly united under the umbrella of poverty.

With reference to projects outside of the United States, both instigating and moderating at times, Paola Antonelli coaxed a discussion between dreamer Lebbeus Woods and activist Michael Sorkin. Having both worked within the realms of inhabitable places that struggle to survive - Sorkin, most recently in conflict-torn Palestine and Jerusalem and Lebbeus, in Sarajevo - both architects found politics and architecture colliding and eliding quite often.

During Sorkin's time in Palestine, witnessing the struggle to survive, he noted that the seeds of urbanism are alive in the most inhabitable places. With reference to a series of checkpoints near the Palestine border, Sorkin mused that the most unlikely forms of urban commerce have emerged - these checkpoints being riddled with rest stops serving the basic needs of those traveling between them. Woods, meditating on the nature of conflict between humans whether from afar (in his most recent contribution to Sorkin's new book, The Next Jerusalem: Sharing The Divided City), or up close, concluded that the visual is the one true common language that all nations have. Removed from the weight of cultural conflicts, visual language can be used as an initiator of peace.

As a suitable ending to the conference, Woods remarked, "…we do not have vast economic resources at our table, we have ideas and knowledge and we employ them where we can…ideas are the most powerful in the world, money is in service of ideas."

These satellite conferences were also held in The Netherlands and Jerusalem in June and early July. The 53rd International Design Conference in Aspen takes place August 20-23, 2003. Risk is the subject.

-- Effie Bouras, Assoc. AIA

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Integrating Tools for Learning

On May 28, the AIA New York Chapter Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) presented "Integrating Tools for Learning" featuring Learning by Design and the Salvadori Center. More than 50 architects, interior designers, and educators attended the program, sponsored by Michael Avery and Jennifer Wall of Armstrong Flooring. The CAE programs examine learning environments as physical places, and the building and construction of schools in New York City. The purpose of this program was to expand designers' concepts of learning environments.

The evening's presenters were: Hannah Smith, Program Director, Learning by Design; Professor Alan Feigenberg, School of Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture of the City College of the City University of New York (SAUDLA), and the Assistant Director of the Salvadori Center; and Peter C. Lippman, Assoc. AIA, an instructor at SAUDLA with a Master's in Psychology from the GSUC researching the acquisition of knowledge in learning environments.

Lippman began the program by introducing the idea that learning environments may be defined as socio-physical settings that support development. In addition, Lippman pointed out that as learning environments evolve into a knowledge-based economy: (1) Learning is not passive, but rather occurs through activity within social and physical settings; (2) Learning is not directed, but rather occurs through facilitation as students identify the affordances and constraints of their environments; and (3) Students should really be assessed in relationship to their types of intellgences. Smith and Feigenberg reinforced these concepts as they discussed how each of their programs facilitates students' development.

Both Learning by Design and the Salvadori Center are educational programs that have formed partnerships with various New York City public schools. Architecture is used as a mediator in these programs to encourage learning through hands-on activities that allow students to extend their everyday understanding of scientific concepts in math, science, history, and English.

The audience was given a hands-on experience in the second part of the CAE program. Working collaboratively in groups of five, teams were given a half-hour to design a classroom environment for either K-8, 9-12, special education, undergraduate, graduate, or continuing education settings.

The teams presented their designs during the final part of the program, revealing similarities and differences across the classroom settings. They examined how these places must be flexible yet integrated, so that individual, one-to-one, and group activities can occur. They also explored how lighting, furnishings, and technology can affect learning.

The event was intended to encourage the particpants to re-examine their understanding of school design, and to stimulate the audience to consider the possibilities of what different learning environments might be.

- Peter C. Lippman, Assoc. AIA, is the Chairman for the AIA NY Chapter Committee on Architecture for Education, and is associated with Perkins Eastman Architects in New York City.

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National Building Museum Appoints Chase W. Rynd as President
The search is over: Chase W. Rynd, current Executive Director of the Tacoma Art Museum, will become the new President of the National Building Museum, succeeding Susan Henshaw Jones, who left in January to become Director of the Museum of the City of New York. Rynd will begin his new position on September 2nd, and oversee the museum's new strategic planning effort.

Van Alen Announces Dinkeloo Recipient
The Van Alen Institute has chosen Michael Chen as the 2003-2004 Dinkeloo Fellow. The institute received 48 submissions (the highest number ever received) for the fellowship, which awards recent architecture graduates a two-month residency at the American Academy in Rome as well as a $4,000 travel grant. Chen earned his Master's degree in Architecture from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2001; he will study the effect of urban security on public space in London and Genoa, linking to the institute's program for 2003-2004. Second and third place went to Delia Wendel (B. Arch, 2003, Rice University) and Greg Kochanowski (M. Arch, 1999, UCLA).

Seeking Research Architect - High Performance Schools
The New Jersey Institute of Technology and the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation have entered into a landmark agreement to establish the New Jersey High Performance Schools Information Center (NJHPSIC) - the first center of its kind in the U.S. The purpose of the Center is to develop unbiased, research-based information on the planning, design, construction, financing, and operation of K-12 school facilities. NJIT is seeking one or more architects to manage a variety of research and "intelligence gathering" programs in support of the NJHPSIC mission and goals. Projects will include, but not be limited to, documenting "best practices" from across the state and across the country. Many projects will be "quick turn-around" efforts designed to provide SCC guidance on issues of critical concern. This is a professional position that will report directly to the Executive Director of NJHPSIC's host organization: the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT. A minimum five years professional experience preferred; experience in school design also preferred but not required. Contact: Nazarie Faulks, Admin. Asst., NJHPSIC at faulks@njit.edu.

New Name and Logo for New York Association of Consulting Engineers
The New York Association of Consulting Engineers now has a new name-the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York)-and logo. The New York State member organization is the 45th to include the national council's name as part of a unifying and strengthening effort.

In the Works
Brennan Beer Gorman/Architects (BBG) is overseeing a 46,650 square foot renovation and expansion of facilities for the Church of Scientology New York. The project will include a renovation of the existing six-story building on West 46th Street, as well as construction of offices, small film screening rooms and a 250-seat auditorium. The project is now in construction and should be completed next spring.

Seeking Executive Director - Design Trust for Public Space
The Design Trust seeks an individual to lead and manage the Trust's day to day activities and conceive and implement strategic, programmatic and organizational development, including all program activities, communications and fundraising. The successful candidate will personally value this opportunity to lead a young organization and will have equally strong and ethical instincts with respect to urban place-making, project and staff management, and the making of successful collaborative partnerships. A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, including proven leadership, communication and analytic skills, is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position available immediately. To learn about the Design Trust and its programs, visit www.designtrust.org

Please Direct Inquiries to:
Andrea Woodner
35 West 9th Street, # 8A
New York, NY 10011

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award Goes to Perkins Eastman
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has given the 2003 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award to Perkins Eastman for 630 Riverside Drive, the Fortune Society's Manhattan facility. The building, a former girls' school abandoned since 1960, was restored and reprogrammed as a residential center (with 52 units) for formerly incarcerated individuals transitioning back into society.

Hitting the Books
Bradford Perkins, FAIA, Senior Partner of Perkins Eastman, has been quite busy, having recently co-authored three publications: Architect's Essentials of Starting a Design Firm (written with Peter Piven, FAIA, of The Coxe Group, Inc., and published by the AIA with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.); The Architect's Guide to Design-Build Services (also published by the AIA and Wiley; Perkins wrote a chapter with partner Jonathan Stark, AIA); and Senior Care and Living, part of Wiley's Building Type Basics series, written with partners Douglas King, AIA, and David Hoglund, FAIA, and associate Eric Cohen.

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July 31: Expression of Interest (EOI): Campus 2010 + Building for the Future: Three projects for the University of Sydney

August 1: Sustainable Design Leadership Awards For The Interior Built Environment. Sponsors: AIA/Interiors Committee; International Interior Design Association (IIDA); CoreNet Global; Tandus

August 4: The 2003 AIA New York Chapter Honors Committee call for recommendations for National Honor Awards

August 4: BSA Honor Awards for Design Excellence

August 29: Entry Forms and Fees deadline for AIA New York Chapter's Design Awards: 5:00 PM

September 15: LMDC Invitation to Cultural Institutions for the World Trade Center Site

September 15-19: Going Public Submissions due

October 3: Best practices papers - articles, research or white papers by design professionals - are being sought by the AIA Facility Management Committee. Selected papers will be featured at www.aia.org/fm. For more information, email FMBestPractice@aia.org.

October 10: 11th Annual New York City Canstruction Entry Deadline

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National Honor Awards Call for Recommendations

The 2003 AIA New York Chapter Honors Committee is looking for recommendations for the following National Honor Awards. If you know an AIA member that would make a good candidate please let us know by sending:

  1. The Candidates Name, Firm Name and contact information
  2. Your Name, Firm Name and contact information and
  3. A brief description why this person would be an exceptional candidate

to pwest@aiany.org
or mail to: Patty West
AIA Honors Committee
New York Chapter
200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10016

Recommendations will be accepted until Monday, August 4th

Edward C. Kemper Award
The Edward C. Kemper Award honors Edward C. Kemper, FAIA, who devoted nearly 35 years of his life to the Institute as executive director from 1914 to 1948. This award is conferred by the national Board of Directors on an architect member who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to The American Institute of Architects.

Whitney M. Young Jr. Award
This award, in honor of the late Whitney M. Young Jr., who challenged the architectural profession to assume its professional responsibility toward current social issues, is conferred by the AIA Board of Directors on an AIA Member architect or architecturally oriented organization in recognition of a significant contribution toward meeting this responsibility. The type of social issue is purposefully flexible to remain eternally relevant. Current issues include, for example, housing the homeless/affordable housing, increased participation by minorities or women in the profession, access for persons with disabilities, and literacy.

Young Architects Award
The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Architect members of the AIA who have been licensed to practice architecture less than 10 years by the submission deadline are eligible to be nominated; the term young architect has no reference to the age of nominees. Any component, member of the national AIA Board of Directors, PIA, or College of Fellows may nominate one or more individuals.

AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education
The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education is awarded jointly by the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to an individual, who must be living at the time of nomination, who has spent at least a decade primarily involved in architectural education, and whose primary contribution to architectural education has been on the North American continent. Any colleague, student, or former student may nominate candidates for the Topaz Medallion.

Honorary Membership
Honorary membership is one of the highest honors that The American Institute of Architects can bestow upon a person outside the profession of architecture.

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Thursday, 07/17/03, 6:00 PM
Laminated Glass: From Function to Fashion
Hafele Showroom - 25 East 26 Street @ Madison Square
Description: This seminar gives you a brief history of laminated glass, types of laminates and the process, safety standards, modern usage of laminated glass applications and certifications
Registration Contact: rsvpny@hafeleamericas.com 212-679-7161 x 19
CES Lus: 1

Friday, 07/18/2003, 8:00-10:00 AM
Recent Development in Harlem
200 Lexington Avenue, First Floor Conference Center
Sponsored by: AIA New York Chapter Planning and Urban Design and Housing Committee
Speakers: David Dishy, Vice President Forest City Ratner Companies
Donald Capoccia, Partner, BFC Partners
Raymond Plumey, AIA, APA, CSI, President Raymond Plumey Architect and Planner, PC
Registration Contact: Hannah at armer.h@shca.com
Reg. Fax: 212-219-0488
CES Lus: 2

Monday, 07/21/2003, 6:30 p.m.
Dreams and Nighmares: The American Hotel
The Urban Center 457 Madison Avenue at 51st Street
Sponsored by: The Architectural League
Description: Hotels have a long and fascinating history of serving the needs of sleepy travelers. “Commercial” and “luxury” hostelries have not only fulfilled the basic necessity of providing lodging, but hotels have also become centers or urban life. They have often been the location of the best restaurant in town, chic night spots, and other facilities that have enriched the life of their communities. While luxury hotels were the pride of their locales, the facilities provided at commercial hotels, geared to the needs and incomes of itinerant businesspeople, ranged from the functional to the abysmal. The exteriors of nearly all hotels were of little architectural interest—blocky masses designed to contain as many sleeping rooms as possible. But their interiors—in particular their public spaces—were often extravagant and snazzy. Mr. Margolies will present a broad overview of the American hotel over the past 150 years, illustrating his talk with examples of hotel brochures, postcards, vintage photographs, and other ephemera, as well as with his own photos taken over a 25-year period throughout the United States.
Registration Contact: email info@archleague.org
Reg. Tel: 212-980-3767
Member Price: Free for League members
Nonmember Price: $10.00

Wednesday 07/23/2003, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Suspended Ceilings
AIA/NY Carpenter Workshop
New York City Carpenters Labor Technical College, 395 Hudson Street, Clarkson Street Entrance, Hosted By: New York City and Vicinity Carpenters Labor Management Cooperation Trust Fund
Description: . A hands on workshop on the history, theory, codes and products relating to Suspended Ceiling Systems has been designed for architects to increase their working knowledge of the installation process. All attendees will receive instruction from the industries leading crafts people. By combining your architectural knowledge with a hands on learning experience, you will further your understanding of this integral part of todays complex building systems. An important part of this seminar will be to understand the health and safety issues that attend the installation process. This is the third of seven different hands on topics offered.
Special Attire:
Wear work clothes that can get dirty!
Registration Contact: Daniel Mazziotta
Registration Telephone:(212) 366-7450
Price: $20.00, Check or Money Order Only

Thursday, 07/24/2003, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Advanced Topics in Conservation and Building Documentation
Art2Facts Inc., 158 West 27th St., 4th Fl.
Sponsored by: Art2Facts Inc
Description: Art2Facts is proud to announce an important day of training. Nationally renown experts, William G. Foulks & Brian Powell will lecture on advanced conservation topics, plaster conservation, paint and finishes analysis, new developments in masonry cleaning technology and other subjects. Case studies will be presented of actual restoration projects and a materials conservation lab session will focus on process and materials identification. This is a unique opportunity to participate in an advanced seminar on a diverse series of topics.
Registration Contact: Sarah Shannon
Reg. Tel: 212.473.3789
Member Price: $400 (includes breakfast and lunch)
Nonmember Price: $400 (includes breakfast and lunch)
CES Lus: 8, CES HSW: 8
More Info: http://www.art2facts.org

Saturday, 07/26/2003, 1:00 PM
Eco Ride
Location: Murray St. and North End Ave.

Sponsored by: AIA NY Chapter Committee on the Environment
Description: The tour of the Solaire building at 20 River Terrace will start with a brief discussion of the requirements of the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority's Green Guidelines and the challenges involved in building an environment-friendly multi-unit residential building.
Mamta Prakash-Dutta of Cesar Pelli and Associates Architects
Kathleen Bakewell of Balmori Associates Inc.
Reg. Tel: (212) 683-0023 x21
CES Lus: 2, CES HSW: 2

Thursday, 07/31/2003, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Brownfields Task Force
Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY
Description: The Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc. (EBA/NYS) is pleased to present the second in a bi-monthly series of regional brownfields meetings showcasing the wide range of technical, policy, and financial considerations facing brownfields redevelopment in New York State. Each program will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres after which one or more professionals will present a real-world case study on a successful brownfields project. The series will serve the dual purpose of disseminating timely brownfields information and creating business opportunities.
Registration Contact: email info@eba-nys.org
Reg. Tel: (518) 432-6400, Reg. Fax: (518) 432-1383
Member Price: EBA/NYS Member $25
Nonmember Price: $45

Tuesday, 08/05/2003, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Partnering with Material Consultants
Architectural Systems, Inc. showroom - 150 W. 25th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) 8th Fl.
Sponsored by: Architectural Systems, Inc.
Description: How does your project vision become a material reality? Learn to utilize the services of a material consultant through interactive case studies and inspiration project installations.
Wine and cheese reception beginning at 5:30pm
Presentation begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Speakers: Nancy Jackson, President, Architectural Systems, Inc.
Registration Contact: Melissa Matlins email mmatlins@archsystems.com
Reg. Tel: 212.206.1730x203
CES Lus: 1, CES HSW: 1

More Info: http://www.archsystems.com

Thursday, 08/07/2003
Fire Sprinklers and the Built Environment
Sponsored by:
The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
Description: The AFSA is offering a three-part training series, "Fire Sprinklers and the Built Environment," in a virtual format - via telephone!
Thursday, August 7, 2003 - Understanding Fire Sprinklers and What's Needed from the Facility
Thursday, August 21, 2003 - The Impact of Sprinklers on Building Design Options
Thursday, September 4, 2003 - The Impact of Building Options and Features on Sprinkler Installations
Questions: Marlene Garrett 214-349-5965 ext. 118 email mgarrett@firesprinkler.org
Reg. Tel: (800) 775-7654, Reg. Fax: (800) 676-0734
CES Lus: 6, CES HSW: 6
More Info: http://www.sprinklernet.org/education/2002_virtualsems/030807.html

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Committee Meetings

All AIA New York Chapter committee meetings occur at 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 600, unless otherwise noted. CES learning units are determined by educational content and length of meeting.

7/18 Planning & Urban Design 1st Fl (See calendar)
7/22 Design Awards 6:30 PM
7/25 Public Architecture 8:30 AM

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