Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture returns as Distinguished
Visiting Professor. His firm had two projects, the Union Square Duplex
and the Warren
Street Townhouse featured on the 2012 City Modern Home Tour, co-hosted by Dwell and New York magazines. RES4’s Connecticut Pool
House project recently won an AIA Connecticut 2012 Merit Design Award.
Visiting Professor John Hong is founding principal with Jinhee Park of the firm SsD, known for the Big Dig
House in Boston and many other innovative projects. The firm received a
2012 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York.
A house designed in Amagansett,
New York, by Assistant Professor Nandini Bagchee and partner Tim Furzer was recently completed and featured
on the cover of the New York Times Style Magazine (May 4, 2012). She
participated in a panel discussion of the urban design research project “Streetscape
Territories” at the Flanders House in New York City.
A study by Professor
FAIA, "Integrated Critical Infrastructure for Leogane, Haiti,"
developed with students in the Sustainability Program, is being utilized by the
Haitian Energy Ministry as a template for energizing rural “eco-districts.” It
is a backbone of Haiti's energy master plan under development by the Global
Energy Model Institute, an organization Brown co-founded.
Distinguished Professor Lance Jay Brown co-edited the timely book Beyond Zuccotti
Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space (New Village Press) in which he
authored the chapter “Public Space Then and in the Future.” He also authored
the concluding chapter “Occupy the Edge, Harvest the City” in the publication The
Harlem Edge: Cultivating Connections, documenting the recent ENYA-sponsored competition. Brown recently
lectured or moderated panels at the AIA’s Center for Architecture and the
Central Park Armory, and presented an illustrated “PlaNYC Report Card” at the “Transformações
urbanas e patrimônio cultural” symposium in Rio de Janeiro.
Professor Alberto Foyo conducted a design-build workshop in the Amazon basin as part of his
ongoing initiative in collaboration with the indigenous Munduruku tribe. Foyo
showcased the built intervention, an agroforestry compound, in the lecture “Mobility+ Culture” presented
at Columbia University’s Studio-X Rio, an event coordinated with the Rio+20
sustainability conference in Brazil.
City Interrupted: What Spontaneous Interventions Can Teach Us About Taking the
City Back,” a feature article by Professor Toni Griffin, Director of the J. Max Bond Center,
was published in the August 2012 issue of Architect magazine. She delivered the lecture
“Legacy Cities + Innovative Landscapes” at the 2012 ASLA Annual Conference.
Daniel Hauben and
his frieze paintings commissioned for Bronx Community College were featured in
the New York Times
and Beautiful: His Bronx.” The paintings—one of the largest public art
commissions the Bronx has seen since the late 1930s—feature classic Bronx
vistas and neighborhood street scenes.
Professor Denise Hoffman Brandt participated in the Civic Action
Charrette by Urban Omnibus, a project of the Architectural League of New
York. Hoffman Brandt presented “City Sink” and participated in a panel
discussion at the “Urban Planet: Emerging Ecologies” symposium at the Cooper
Union. She also presented the MLA Program’s contribution to Slum
Lab: Last Round Ecology, the publication jointly produced by the CCNY Landscape Architecture Program
and ETH Zurich's Urban Design Program, at the 2012 Council of Educators in
Landscape Architecture conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
The new office
headquarters of OriginalMedia, designed by Berman Horn Studio, the firm of Assistant
Professor Brad Horn, was published in Interior Design magazine (Sept 2012).
Professor Fran Leadon is writing the book Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen
Miles (W. W. Norton
& Company). Leadon's book traces New York City’s most complex street
through time and space, from its beginning in 1625 as a line sighted through a
Dutch surveyor’s transit to its position, by 1899, as Manhattan's main street.
Professor Irma Ostroff exhibited “Location Series,” a show of recent paintings, at the offices
of RKT&B in Chelsea.
Professor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson’s article “Feral Bestiary” is in (Non-) Essential
Knowledge for (New) Architecture, Volume 15 of 30/60/90. She was an invited speaker at the conference “DredgeFest
Columbia University’s GSAPP.
Professor Michael Sorkin has been awarded the New York State AIA Educator Award. His
lectures this fall include the University of Rotterdam, MIT, Fordham, the CUNY
Graduate Center, Columbia, and Washington University. Articles have
recently appeared in Landscape Architecture, Lotus, AD and Architecture and the books While
We Were Sleeping
Zuccotti Park. Sorkin
is serving on the jury for the Veronica Rudge Green prize in Urban Design,
given by Harvard University. The Sorkin Studio recently completed a study of
the Zeytinburnu neighborhood in Istanbul and is working on an office building
in Xi’an, China and a housing development in An Kang, China. The Institute for
Urban Design, of which Sorkin is President and numerous SSA faculty are Fellows,
was the sponsor of the U.S. Pavilion at this year’s Venice Archtitecture
Biennale. The show, Spontaneous
was given one of four jury awards, the first time an American Pavilion has won
such a prize.
Work by Associate
Professor Elisabetta Terragni was included in the “Inhabiting the City” exhibition at the
Green Social Festival in Bologna and the Albanian Pavilion at the 13th
Venice Architecture Biennale. The permanent architecture collection of the
MAXXI Museum in Rome now includes a model by Terragni. Her report
on first Young Architects Program (YAP) installation at MAXXI, designed by
Urban Movement Studio, was published on the Arbitare website.
Professor Albert Vecerka recently photographed a new sculpture by Dee Briggs at the Warhol Museum (Briggs
is a City College graduate who then went to Yale School of Architecture and now
makes sculpture in Pittsburgh). Vecerka’s photos are in an exhibit of
Esto photographers’ work at the Boston Society of Architects.
June Williamson co-authored
a chapter in Independent
for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America (U of Texas Press). She appeared in
the PBS documentary “Designing
Healthy Communities,” hosted by Dr. Richard Jackson, and was awarded first
place in the AuthentiCITY 2012 urban design competition for a scheme to
retrofit a strip mall and surrounds in West Palm Beach, Florida. She delivered
public lectures at Catholic University and the Phoenix Urban Research Lab of
Arizona State University.
I-Beam Design, the firm of
Adjunct Associate Professor Suzan Wines, welcomed over 600 visitors to a project on the Lower
East Side featured in openhousenewyork. I-Beam Design’s work was recently featured
in Bydleni iDNES, a popular Czech newspaper and Design Like
You Give A Damn (2) the latest compendium on humanitarian design by Architecture for Humanity.