Beaux Arts Ball
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Beaux Arts Ball

The Beaux Arts Ball is an AIAS conference tradition that is continually evolving through the creativity of local chapters. This year, REACH Quad will provide an unparalleled experience in a rooftop club overlooking Times Square.

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Keynote: Kai Uwe-Bergmann
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Keynote: Kai Uwe-Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG’s business development which currently has the office working in 20 different countries as well as overseeing BIG’s Communications. Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states), and Canada (one province), Kai-Uwe most recently contributed to the resiliency plan BIG U to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline.

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Keynote: Vanessa Keith
Apr
7
6:15 PM18:15

Keynote: Vanessa Keith

VANESSA KEITH is a registered architect and the Principal of StudioTEKA Design, a New York architecture and design studio she founded in 2003.  Based in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Studioteka approaches design through a multidisciplinary lens that spans the boundaries between architecture, economic development, and urban and environmental issues.

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Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Transient Spaces

TRANSIENT SPACES is a publication project originated at The CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture by faculty members whose research and studio practices engage with the themes of transiency, activism and dwelling in contexts of impermanence and crisis, where the demand for belonging and community building challenges the agency of design.

In a student panel, we invite everyone to participate in an interdisciplinary discussion of the changing scope of involvement and collaboration - whether between professions or participants - in the future of humanitarian work. 

As students, we have a role to play, too.

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

The High Line

The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. via NYC Parks

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AIANY Workshop: Civic Leadership in Architecture
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

AIANY Workshop: Civic Leadership in Architecture

Ongoing political unrest has created a need for emerging architects to advocate for issues that concern and inspire them. The CLP focuses on developing skills that benefit designers who aspire to operate in the public realm, as well as designers who may one day consider a career in public service or elected office. The CLP’s goal, to strengthen AIANY’s culture of public advocacy, will also help to develop the next generation of AIA leaders. The curriculum focuses on relevant issues such as public interest design, land use and public space, community engagement and relations, public development and infrastructure, sustainability and resilience, funding and financial support, political obstacles and opportunities, and new business models. After the CLP Advisory committee introduces the program and its origin, the leadership selection and development process will be explained. The 2017 Civic Leaders will share their experiences before explaining how the CLP influenced their career objectives.

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Keynote: Peter Williams
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Keynote: Peter Williams

Peter Williams is an architect and social entrepreneur that has worked on building projects on 5 continents and has taught at universities around the world. In 2006, Peter founded ARCHIVE Global, a not-for-profit organization that works to fight preventable disease in low income communities worldwide through sustainable architecture and design.

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Keynote: Illya Azaroff
Apr
6
6:15 PM18:15

Keynote: Illya Azaroff

Illya Azaroff, AIA, founding principal +LAB architect PLLC and Assoc. Professor, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), a leader in disaster mitigation, resilient planning strategies and design. He consults with design teams across the US and Currently, he is working with FEMA/ANCR on developing curriculum for resilience as well as with the City of New York on the 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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