Coming soon in October 2012, NYIT will participate in Archtober, a month-long festival of special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions on architecture and design in New York City. The events are presented by the American Institute of Architects' New York (AIA NY) Chapter and participating architectural organizations to raise awareness of the importance of architecture and design by involving local communities and encouraging international recognition of New York's built environment. There will be special programs every day of the month and access to many sites and events. NYIT's Archtober events include:
The precursor of Archtober was New York City's Architecture Week founded in 2003, when the AIA NY Chapter opened the doors of its Center for Architecture and Open House New York. Over the years, activities and involvement have increased, and the event has since grown into a month-long celebration joining a larger collective of local architecture and design organizations. Read more at archtober.org.
Coming up in fall 2012, there are several lectures featuring architects and designers, including:
Read a full list of 2012-13 architecture and design events.
Design Star favorite Tom Vecchione (B.Arch. '88) will compete for the second time on an all-star version of the popular reality TV show featuring a cast of creative types vying to win their own HGTV design show. Vecchione is a design director at Gensler, a global architecture and design firm in New York City. Tune in to the premiere of Design Star All Stars on Tuesday, July 31 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Read more about Tom Vecchione in the Winter 2010 issue of NYIT Magazine.
Burton L. Roslyn, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture and Design, has been nominated to the American Institute of Architects National Board starting in 2013. An election in September will confirm his nomination. He is the president of Roslyn Consultants, LLC, a firm in Roslyn Heights, N.Y.
Traveling to one of the most remote plateaus in the world with hundreds of pounds of media equipment is all in a day's work for Charles Matz. The latest mission of NYIT's assistant professor of interior design is a geospatial mapping project in Harar, Ethiopia. The medieval city's historic center is a world heritage site designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Read more.
View work by Holler Architecture, run by Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, on display from Thursday, June 14 to Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan. The exhibit, organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), features seven firms selected as AIA New Practices New York 2012, a biennial award recognizing and promoting innovative and emerging architecture firms in New York City. Much of Holler's work was done in tandem with his NYIT coursework. Attend the opening reception on June 14, 6-9 p.m. Read more.
NYIT's School of Architecture and Design is one of two U.S. university programsHarvard is the otherto compete in an invitation-only international design competition hosted by the L. Bocconi Business School in Milan Italy. The challenge faced by the six worldwide competitors (other invitees are based in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, and Sweden) is to design a futuristic extension of the Bocconi campus in the industrial neighborhood Centrale del Latte. The NYIT team led by Adjunct Assistant Professor Giovanni Santamaria includes 2012 graduates from his Design VIII classArianna Armelli, Peter Cecora, Aurelija Jara, Talha Kirmani, Ishan Kumar, and Wagdy Moussaas well as members from the School of Landscape Architecture at Kingston University in London, England, and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milan, a partner on the school's May 2011 design proposal for Nuoro, a city in Sardinia, Italy. They will submit a design proposal on Thursday, June 7. Read more.