AIA NY Cultural Facilities Committee

AIA NY Cultural Facilities Committee The Cultural Facilities Committee is a forum to explore and exchange ideas and to meet the challenges of planning and designing cultural facilities.

Arthur M. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture for Excellence in Museum Design In 2006, the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee developed an annual lecture series to honor the work and memory of their founding Committee chair, Arthur Rosenblatt. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Rosenblatt was the Vice President for Architecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 19 years during its period of great expansion, the founding Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as a highly regarded Museum design consultant. He was an enthusiastic promoter of the architectural profession through his long involvement with the AIA, a generous friend to countless colleagues, and passionate about the role of art in our everyday lives.The Arthur M. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture is a highlight of Archtober, the AIANY’s annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions held each October.

Mission: The Arthur M. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture is a highlight of Archtober, the AIANY’s annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions held each October. Past presenters - 2013 – Ben van Berkel, (F)RIBA, Hon. FAIA, UNStudio, “Every Day Culture” 2012 – Craig Dykers, AIA, RIBA, Snohetta, “Being Alone Together: Managing the Museum as Mausoleum Syndrome” 2011 – David Adjaye, OBE, RIBA, Hon. AIA, “Evolving Art and Exhibition Spaces” 2010 – Richard Gluckman, FAIA, “Content Context = Concept” 2009 – Dr. Vishakha N. Desai, President, Asia Society, “The Role of Museums in 21st Century Asia” 2008 – Tod Williams / Billie Tsien, FAIA, “Museums Balance Unform Form” 2007 – Richard Meier, FAIA, “On Museums”

The Future of Museums Dialogue SeriesTuesday, 7/14, 12pm - 1pmThe world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questio...
07/13/2020
The Future of Museums: Nico Wheadon, NXTHVN - Calendar - AIA New York / Center for Architecture

The Future of Museums Dialogue Series

Tuesday, 7/14, 12pm - 1pm

The world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questionable if the old frameworks for the development of programs and space programs for museums will still be relevant tomorrow. What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to we take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (space) programs for existing and new institutions? Join us for an online series of live conversations as museum expert David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL DD, speaks with museum professionals from around the US and beyond.

In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Nico Wheadon, Writer, Educator, and the Executive Director of NXTHVN. NXTHVN is a multidisciplinary arts incubator that cultivates creative community in Dixwell, New Haven. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts.

The Future of Museums Dialogue SeriesThe world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questionable if the old frameworks for the development of programs and space programs for museums will still be relevant tomorrow. What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to we take this unprece...

07/08/2020
Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art will be the first museum in the United States to adopt new social distancing technology, developed by Italian and American companies. The devices will bring ease to the visitor experience at Magazzino by removing the guesswork out of social distancing with the help of radio waves that measures and promotes safe distances between visitors.

When the tags—and the people wearing them—are closer than the recommended safe distance, the tags will vibrate and flash a red LED light to alert the user and those around them that they have breached a minimum safe distance.

The video shows this new technology in action right here at Magazzino Italian Art.

Video by Angelo Vasta.

Join the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee on Friday, 7/10, 12pm - 1pm for a live webinar:Welcome All: Designing Inclu...
07/06/2020
Welcome All: Designing Inclusivity into Cultural Buildings - Calendar - AIA New York / Center for Architecture

Join the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee on Friday, 7/10, 12pm - 1pm
for a live webinar:

Welcome All: Designing Inclusivity into Cultural Buildings

What can we, as planners and designers, do to ensure the safety and inclusion of visitors to and staff of our cultural buildings now, in the short-term, and in the future? Efforts must intensify to amplify voices within our richly varied society that have been suppressed and marginalized by institutional and systemic racism. How can we use our design talents to create environments that make it easier for BIPOC voices to be heard?

Moderator:
Joseph Auld, Project Executive, Landair

Speakers:
Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Assistant Dean/General Manager, Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre
Everardo Jefferson, Founder and Partner, Caples Jefferson Architects
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Founder and Chief Visioning Partner, Urban Bush Women

AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee

The registration information is provided in the link.
https://calendar.aiany.org/2020/07/10/welcome-all-designing-inclusivity-into-cultural-buildings/?utm_source=mc_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=

What can we, as planners and designers, do to ensure the safety and inclusion of visitors to and staff of our cultural buildings now, in the short-term, and in the future? Efforts must intensify to amplify voices within our richly varied society that have been suppressed and marginalized by institut...

A Symphony of Confusion: Sorting Through What’s Next for Our Cultural FacilitiesPlease join the AIA CFA Cultural Committ...
06/07/2020
A Symphony of Confusion: Sorting Through What’s Next for Our Cultural Facilities - Calendar - AIA New York / Center for Architecture

A Symphony of Confusion: Sorting Through What’s Next for Our Cultural Facilities

Please join the AIA CFA Cultural Committee for a live webinar Friday, 6/19, 12pm - 1pm:

To date, the first round of post-COVID-19 reopening guidelines for cultural and performing arts facilities have focused on process. Most of the attention has been directed to public safety and audience comfort levels. For many, these buildings are a place of employment as well as a place of enjoyment. What can we, as planners and designers, do to enhance safety beyond that of attendees in response to the current pandemic—and can we better prepare these buildings for the future?

Moderator:

Alexa Antopol, Chief Intelligence Officer, Fisher Dachs Associates

Speakers:

Steven A. Adelman, V.P., Event Safety Alliance; Founder, Adelman Law Group

Heather McAvoy, ASTC, Principal, Schuler Shook

Delia Nevola, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Steinberg Hart

Steven A. Wolff, CMC, Founding Principal, AMS Planning & Research Corp

Organized by: AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee

https://calendar.aiany.org/2020/06/19/a-symphony-of-confusion-sorting-through-whats-next-for-our-cultural-facilities/

To date, the first round of post-COVID-19 reopening guidelines for cultural and performing arts facilities have focused on process. Most of the attention has been directed to public safety and audience comfort levels. For many, these buildings are a place of employment as well as a place of enjoymen...

A Symphony of Confusion: Sorting Through What’s Next for Our Cultural FacilitiesPlease join the AIA CFA Cultural Committ...
06/07/2020
A Symphony of Confusion: Sorting Through What’s Next for Our Cultural Facilities - Calendar - AIA New York / Center for Architecture

A Symphony of Confusion: Sorting Through What’s Next for Our Cultural Facilities

Please join the AIA CFA Cultural Committee for a live webinar Friday, 6/19, 12pm - 1pm:

To date, the first round of post-COVID-19 reopening guidelines for cultural and performing arts facilities have focused on process. Most of the attention has been directed to public safety and audience comfort levels. For many, these buildings are a place of employment as well as a place of enjoyment. What can we, as planners and designers, do to enhance safety beyond that of attendees in response to the current pandemic—and can we better prepare these buildings for the future?

Moderator:

Alexa Antopol, Chief Intelligence Officer, Fisher Dachs Associates

Speakers:

Steven A. Adelman, V.P., Event Safety Alliance; Founder, Adelman Law Group

Heather McAvoy, ASTC, Principal, Schuler Shook

Delia Nevola, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Steinberg Hart

Steven A. Wolff, CMC, Founding Principal, AMS Planning & Research Corp

Organized by: AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee

https://calendar.aiany.org/2020/06/19/a-symphony-of-confusion-sorting-through-whats-next-for-our-cultural-facilities/

To date, the first round of post-COVID-19 reopening guidelines for cultural and performing arts facilities have focused on process. Most of the attention has been directed to public safety and audience comfort levels. For many, these buildings are a place of employment as well as a place of enjoymen...

02/06/2020

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - OUR NEXT PLANNING MEETING
Monday, February 10th
AIA-NY Cultural Facilities Committee Monthly Planning Meeting

6:00-8:00pm
At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

The CFC is at work on programs and tours for Spring 2020. We welcome new members to join our monthly planning meetings.

02/04/2020
Max Hollein in conversation with Deborah Solomon - The Aspen Institute

Listen while you work.
The “Conversations with Great Leaders, in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch” series, presents Max Hollein, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in conversation with Deborah Solomon, biographer and art critic with WNYC Radio at The Aspen Institute in NYC. Listen for Max's answer to Deborah's question about The Met's removal of pay-as-you-wish. (around 17:03)
https://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/max-hollein-in-conversation-with-deborah-solomon/

Max Hollein, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in conversation with Deborah Solomon, biographer and art critic with WNYC Radio.

Listen while you work. From the archives. Park Avenue Armory: Gilded Landmark as Experimental Art Platform – 1.24.17 Spe...
01/22/2020
Park Avenue Armory: Gilded Landmark as Experimental Art Platform - 1.24.2017 - Center for Architecture

Listen while you work.
From the archives.
Park Avenue Armory: Gilded Landmark as Experimental Art Platform – 1.24.17
Speakers:
Dawn D’Aluisio, Owner, Foreground Conservation and Decorative Arts
John Lippert, Owner, Foreground Conservation and Decorative Arts
Charles Platt, FAIA, Partner, PBDW Architects
Kirsten Reoch, Director of Design and Construction, Park Avenue Armory
Philip Schmerbeck, Associate, Herzon & de Meuron

Moderator: Bryony Roberts, Principal, Bryony Roberts Studio
https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/video/park-avenue-armory-gilded-landmark-as-experimental-art-platform-1-24-2017/

How are the design interventions and preservation work to the historic interiors of the Park Avenue Armory enabling this landmark to become New York’s newest cultural institution featuring music, dance, theater, and visual arts? Whether against the backdrop of the Armory’s highly decorative Gild...

01/11/2020

The Cultural Facilities Committee would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

Perhaps your New Year's resolution for 2020 is to be more involved in the architectural community of New York City. If this is the case, there is no better way to kick off the new year than to join the conversation at the AIA-NY Cultural Facilities Committee. We invite you to attend our next meeting at the Center for Architecture on Monday, January, 13th at 6:00 PM.

The committee meets monthly, at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012, 212-683-0023.
All are welcome.

The committees of AIA New York are the foundations from which the Chapter positions itself in the field of architecture, whether through discussion, advocacy, policy making and development, event and exhibition planning, or other endeavors.

AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee

Last night, the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee presented its annual lecture on excellence in museum design, featuri...
10/16/2019

Last night, the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee presented its annual lecture on excellence in museum design, featuring Thomas Phifer, FAIA, of Thomas Phifer and Partners. Thomas spoke about Four Museums and walked us through a visual narrative of shaping forms in his Modernist aesthetic from conception to completion.

“We’re into very quiet architecture. Our buildings want to be helping hands, bringing people closer to understanding the sun and light and the change of seasons. For far too long buildings have been fortresses cutting people off from nature.”

13TH ANNUAL ARTHUR ROSENBLATT MEMORIAL LECTURE: THOMAS PHIFEROctober 15, 2019https://calendar.aiany.org/2019/07/10/13th-...
08/20/2019

13TH ANNUAL ARTHUR ROSENBLATT MEMORIAL LECTURE: THOMAS PHIFER
October 15, 2019
https://calendar.aiany.org/2019/07/10/13th-annual-arthur-rosenblatt-memorial-lecture-thomas-phifer/

The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee presents its annual lecture on excellence in museum design, this year featuring Thomas Phifer, FAIA, of Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Thomas Phifer founded his New York studio in 1997. He has completed projects such as the Glenstone Museum expansion in Potomac, Maryland, the Corning Museum of Glass expansion in Corning, New York, and the Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is currently engaged in the design of the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw and TR Warszawa Theatre complex in Warsaw, Poland, the Waterloo Park Performance Pavilion in Austin, Texas, and the CineColombia Headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia. He currently serves as the William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture.

Thomas Phifer will be receiving the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Annual National Awards in the Architecture Design category two days after speaking at the Center for Architecture.

Speaker:
Thomas Phifer, FAIA, Founder, Thomas Phifer and Partners

–Glenstone Museum - The Pavilions. Photo: Iwan Baan

https://calendar.aiany.org/2019/07/15/experiments-in-design-20-years-of-the-moma-ps1-young-architects-program/2019 Winne...
07/16/2019

https://calendar.aiany.org/2019/07/15/experiments-in-design-20-years-of-the-moma-ps1-young-architects-program/

2019 Winner of MoMA PS1's 20th-annual Young Architects Program, Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana. Photo: Kris Graves.

Since its inception twenty years ago by MoMA and MoMA PS1, the Young Architects Program has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative ideas for a temporary outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides respite with shade, seating, and water. From Phillip Johnson’s multi-tiered DJ booth and dance pavilion in 1999 to this year’s cyclorama by Pedro & Juana, these site-specific installations have blurred the lines between exhibit and exhibit space, socially minded shelter and Warm Up party venue. This presentation of YAP’s 20-year history by Sean Anderson, Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, will look back at the evolution of architectural thinking demonstrated by the winning projects and consider the current and future role of these installations, and their impact on the profession. Following the presentation, Mimi Hoang, AIA, partner at nARCHITECTS, 2004 YAP winner, and jury member for this year’s competition, will moderate a discussion that will include Anderson and Barry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA from 2007-2013.

Speakers:
Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA
Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Columbia University; former Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA
Mimi Hoang, AIA, Principal, nARCHITECTS; co-author, Buildings And Almost Building



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AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee

07/09/2019
POP! Culture: Creativity in Temporary Spaces - 03.26.2019

You can now watch the video recording of this panel discussion exploring creative cultural events in non-traditional “pop up” venues. Temporary spaces, which often involve architects and engineers, can give increased exposure to artists and extend the outreach of the organization. Pop ups can also be produced at less expense than more traditional locales while generating buzz and community engagement. Designers, producers, and entrepreneurs will discuss their organizations and projects in the pop up realm.
Speakers:
Robert Cassetti, Senior Director of Creative Strategy and Visitor Engagement, Corning Museum of Glass
Anne Hamburger, Founder and Executive Producer, En Garde Arts
Angus Vail, Founder, The Container Globe
Moderator:
Joshua Dachs, Principal, FDA, Theater Planning & Design

Organized by
AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee

Scott Briggs
Gieseke Penizzotto Denise

This panel discussion explores creative cultural events in non-traditional “pop up” venues. Temporary spaces, which often involve architects and engineers,…

LAST CHANCE: MUST PURCHASE YOUR SPOT BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH for May 18th: Architectural Tour of ART OMIHere are additiona...
05/07/2019
AIA NY Cultural Facilities Committee

LAST CHANCE: MUST PURCHASE YOUR SPOT BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH for May 18th: Architectural Tour of ART OMI

Here are additional details about the day trip program:

Within the 200-acre campus of Art Omi the unique Architecture Fields consist of 60 acres dedicated to curated installations and pavilions designed by contemporary architects. On the tour a total of 18 works, including 4 new ones to be previewed, will be visited.
In addition to the Architecture Fields, the Art Omi: Architecture program includes a new residency for architects, curated architecture exhibitions on the galleries on campus, and an annual specially-designed event in NYC.

P r o g r a m

Lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm, Meet at Cafe, Benenson Center
Boxed lunch reserved in advance. Specify: regular or vegetarian. Beverages/Coffee/Tea available separately from Cafe.

Tour 1:30-3:00pm
Starts at Newmark Gallery, Benenson Center
Tour of Katherine Bernhardt exhibition: GOLD, remarks by Nicole Hayes, art curator and architecture project manager, Art Omi.
Tour of the Architecture Fields with architect Warren James, Director of Architecture, Art Omi.

Getting There:
All participants will need to arrange their own travel to ART OMI. Many members will travel by train and may wish to arrange a group car service from the train station.
By Car: Approximately 2.25 hours North of Manhattan, via the scenic Taconic Parkway.
By Amtrak: Penn Station to Hudson approximately 2 hours. From Hudson train station to Art Omi campus by private taxi, add 15 mins. Calling local taxi companies ahead is recommended.
Footwear:
Suitable for walking in open fields and woods.

Sign up in the link below.

http://calendar.aiany.org/2019/04/16/art-omi-architecture-tour/

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Thank you Ted Sheridan and William Ryall of Ryall Sheridan Architects for a great evening at The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. (and thanks Chase for photo capturing the tour)
Thank you Ted Sheridan and William Ryall of Ryall Sheridan Architects for a great evening at The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. (and thanks Chase for photo capturing the tour)