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City College of New York

January 2, 2013
Joe 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.

Distinguished 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 Hillary Brown, 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.

ACSA 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.

Adjunct 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.

American 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.

Adjunct Lecturer Daniel Hauben and his frieze paintings commissioned for Bronx Community College were featured in the New York Times article “Battled 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.

Associate 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).

Assistant 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.

Adjunct Professor Irma Ostroff exhibited “Location Series,” a show of recent paintings, at the offices of RKT&B in Chelsea.

Associate 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 NYC” at Columbia University’s GSAPP.

Distinguished 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 and Beyond 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 Interventions, 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.

Adjunct Associate 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.

Associate Professor 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.


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