2011 Subway Exhibition
Building on the success of our past subway exhibitions, the AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture will open New York New Work in October of 2011 at the West 4th Street subway station.
In an effort to show the range of design ideas generated by AIA New York Chapter members during our economic down-turn, this year’s call includes un-built competition entries, theoretical projects and design research, in addition to commissioned projects around the world by Chapter members. New York New Work solicits works of all scales and types – small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape and urban design – presenting the scope and quality of work being done by AIA New York Chapter members across the globe.
This highly visible exhibition will offer a snapshot of current practice and celebrate the diversity of the Chapter’s membership. AIA New York Chapter members are invited to participate by submitting up to four (4) projects for display in the subway station for the month of October. In addition to the work exhibited in the subway station, all entrants will be included in an online gallery on the Chapter's website (with links to their websites). New York New Work will be promoted as part of Archtober, a month-long festival of architectural activities, programs, and exhibitions in New York City, organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with other institutions, including the Cooper-Hewitt, Design Trust for Public Space, openhousenewyork and many others.Read more...
GNA Award of Excellence
GNA Award of Excellence was presented to 38 Gramercy and Scott Henson at Brotherhood Synagogue on January 26, 2011.
Dear Awards Committee, I am writing this letter to support the nomination of Scott Henson Architect for the restoration of 38 Gramercy Park North. In support of this project, I would like to highlight the opportunity the restoration project has taken to engage the design of the building with the historic character of the streetscape and neighborhood, and the positive effect the restoration of this once deteriorating building has had on the community. Under the guidance of Scott Henson Architect, the design for the altered facade addressed not only the historic aesthetic but accommodated the modern adaption of itsuse. As a result, Scott Henson Architect has found a balance between merging historic authenticity with modern practicalities. This effort was recognized at our annual "Celebration of Gramercy" held at Brotherhood Synagogue where an Award of Excellence was presented to 38 Gramercy and Scott Henson. Sincerely, Alan Krevis President Gramercy Neighborhood Associateds Inc.