10 Apr 2012
New Practices New York Event
Think | Design Thinking Outputs
At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
Panelists: Troy Therrien, Partner at Th-ey and Curator at Experiments in Motion, Columbia University, New York; Adam Greenfield, Founder of Urbanscale; Ken Farmer, DoTank Brooklyn; Landon Brown, Director of VisionArc; Georgeen Theodore, Partner at Interboro Partners; David Benjamin, Principal at The Living
Moderator: Chris Leong, Partner at Leong Leong
Organized by: AIANY New Practices Committee
By invitation only
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs
Over the past two decades the prevalence of the design practice as 'Think-Tank' has become an increasingly common model. Whether this approach is born out of survivalism amid economic crisis or it is a more intentional shift on the part of designers to generate agency in the world as 'thinkers' not just 'makers', it is clear that the current generation of design practices face an imperative to organize in ways that allow them to address broader issues through a range of outlets including media, technology, visual art, journalism, branding, and politics.
For disciplines like architecture, what appears to be at stake is the need to cultivate a more pro-active engagement beyond the immediate boundaries of the profession in order to drive decision making and maintain relevance. If it is true that the traditional practice of building is simply 'too slow' to keep up with the pace of change in private enterprise, then how has the design Think-Tank model increased the agility of designers in the marketplace? What are the direct results and residual effects of these strategies? How are design thinking and research methodologies evolving? This panel will bring together individuals from various design Think-Tank groups to present case studies comparing how design thinking translates to specific outputs.
1 Feb 2012
New Practices NYC
AIANY New Practices Committee celebrates achievements of innovative new New York firms
New Practices New York 2012 jury chooses seven firms as winners
NEW YORK, New York, January 30, 2012 - On January 23 the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter welcomed the New Practices New York 2012 competition jury to the Center for Architecture, where they announced the seven winners. The announcement was followed by a lively discussion of the winning entries. New Practices New York serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms.
New Practices New York
New Practices NYC Exhibition
New Practice New York 2010 exhibition to feature the future leaders of New York’s Design Community
Exhibition showcases winners of the New Practices New York Competition, a competition that recognizes and promotes new, innovative and emerging architecture firms in New York City.
NEW YORK, New York, July 2010 – With its third biennial competition and exhibition, the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter is thrilled to recognize seven promising and pioneering new architecture firms working in New York. These young firms will be featured in an exhibition opening July 15 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, and will be featured in 2011 in an exhibition in São Paolo.
The New Practices New York 2010 exhibition will showcase EASTON+COMBS, which earned the highest honor in the competition (http://www.eastoncombs.com/); Archipelagos (http://www.archipelagos.org/); LEONG LEONG (http://leong-leong.com/); MANIFOLD (http://mani-fold.com/); SOFTlab (http://www.softlabnyc.com/); SO-IL (http://so-il.org/); and Tacklebox (http://www.tacklebox-ny.com/).
Academy of Performing Arts, Sarajevo:
photo : Archipelagos
Entertainment Venue, LIC:
photo : Archipelagos
LUX NOVA, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York City:
photo : Adam Ward
Gyeonggi-do Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea:
photo : EASTON+COMBS
Exterior view + Interior view of 3.1 Phillip Lim Seoul Flagship:
photos : Iwan Baan
New York, NY
Completed February 2008
A unique urban residence located in a landmarked synagogue. View of the terrace and bedroom:
photo : Dean Kaufman
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Installation January 2009
Installation: a reconstituted three-dimensional pattern is shaping your perception of a storefront:
photo : Manifold
Site specific installation at Devotion Gallery
Design Team: Michael Szivos, Jose Gonzalez, Carrie McKnelly and Elliot White
Installation: Julia Schleppe, Troy Zezula, and Brandt Graves
photo : Alan Tansey
Pratt Institute Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design student exhibition
Professor Michael Szivos with Carrie McKnelly
Students: Bre Crispo, Andri Klausen, Jorge Mendez John Putre, Tyler O’Rielley, Laura Vincent; Adam Fisher; Nicole Hill, Naveen Mahantesh, Jeffrey Johnson, Eric Olsen
photo : Jessika Creedon
Wedding chapel, model, milled MDF.
Making space with the minimum effort, the chapel is comprised by a thin concrete roof and its negative dug out from the ground bellow to form the seating, like an oyster emerging from the ground.
photo : SO-IL
Party Wall student housing, collage.
The building mass is aligned along the party wall creating a garden for the student to look at and socialize. This void mediates between house and street, between the green wall and the concrete building.
collage : SO-IL
Saipua, Soap and Flower Shop, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
photo : Tacklebox
3.1 Phillip Lim Boutique, SoHo, New York, NY
photo : Adrian Gaut
For the first time ever, the exhibition, designed by Leven Betts, is organized by mode of representation, so viewers can compare the work of each firm, side by side. There are more models in this NPNY exhibition than ever before, and each firm produced two short films about their practice for the exhibition.
“The success of this competition relies on the firms that participate each year, and each year we see such incredible talent and innovative approaches to design problems – it’s really inspiring.” said Marc Clemenceau Bailly, AIA, New Practices Committee Co-Chair and former New Practices winner. “The group this year really demonstrates a refinement in the use of new design technologies and processes – they have bright futures."
Through a symposium and studio tours, arranged in conjunction with the exhibition, design enthusiasts will gain even more insight into the ways these young guns work.
photo : Wade Zimmerman
To qualify for the competition, practices had to be founded since 2004, and be located within the five boroughs. This is the first year that the New Practices competition has been open to firms without a registered architect, widening the field of entrants to architectural designers and young professionals in the process of becoming licensed architects. Sixty-five registrants entered, and a distinguished panel of jurors selected the competition’s winners on Wednesday, May 12. The jury members were: Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Lead Juror, Toshiko Mori Architect; Joe MacDonald, Assoc. AIA, Urban A&O; William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper; Guy Nordenson, Guy Nordenson and Associates; and Galia Solomonoff, AIA, Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
AIANY promotes the next generation of design leaders, starting today
“The New Practices Committee is extremely pleased by the quality and breadth of this year’s New Practices New York Showcase winners,” said Matt Bremer, AIA, New Practices Committee co-Chair and former New Practices winner. “This year’s juried portfolio competition shows that despite the economic conditions in New York of the last few years, New York continues to foster tenacity, invention, and sophistication in both the ways new architecture and design firms practice, as well as in the range of built and speculative work they produce. We look forward to giving these firms exposure and a platform on which they can build.”
While the AIA New York Chapter, with close to 5000 members, is the oldest and largest chapter of an 85,000 member national organization, the Chapter’s commitment to support and promote young and emerging talent is expressed through this third iteration of the biennial New Practices competition. “We are heartened to see how these firms are reimagining the future of the profession,” explained AIANY president Anthony Schirripa, FAIA. “They are the design leaders of the 21st century.”
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
15 Jul- 23 Oct 2010
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York City
The New Practices 2010 exhibition will feature videos and interviews with each firm. The exhibition will travel to São Paolo in 2011. Design by Leven Betts.
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
New Practices New York 2010: Winners' Symposium
29 Jul, 6:00–8:00pm (rsvp required,
The winners of the New Practices New York 2010 Competition present their work and discuss how they organize their architectural practices.
Hosted by: AIANY New Practices Committee
New Practices Studios Tours @ openhousenewyork
Saturday and Sunday, October 10- 11, Time TBD
The Center for Architecture is collaborating with openhousenewyork to open the doors of the New Practices winners’ studios during the 2010 openhousenewyork weekend.
New Practices New York Exhibition Sponsors
New Practices New York 2010 exhibition is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:
Lead Sponsors: Dornbracht, MG & Company, Valiant Technology
Sponsors: Espasso, Häfele, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Media Sponsor: The Architect's Newspaper
Friend: Benjamin Moore
image from SANAA
About the AIA New York Chapter
AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, with almost 5,000 architects, allied professionals, students and public members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach and professional development, and towards these aims, AIANY runs the Center for Architecture, a storefront exhibition space in Greenwich Village, sponsors public programs, publishes a magazine, and works with its charitable affiliate, the Center for Architecture Foundation, to provide scholarship and educational opportunities. For more information on AIANY, please visit www.aiany.org.
About the Center for Architecture
The Center for Architecture is a destination for all interested in the built environment. It is home to the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation, vibrant nonprofit organizations that provide resources to both the public and building industry professionals. Through exhibitions, programs, and special events, the Center aims to improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment, foster exchange between the design, construction, and real estate communities, and encourage collaborations across the city and globe. As the city’s leading cultural institution focusing on architecture, the Center drives positive change through the power of design.