Senior Vice President, Real Estate
Facades today express themselves in a dynamic way; architecturally through the spatial experience, culturally through image-making and technically through building performance. Join Ben van Berkel as he explores the cultural, technical and transformational power of performative facades.
Mesh, GFRC and translucent marble envelope new performing and cultural centers on both coasts. We explore facades of uncommon materials in unexpected applications, with REX's Perelman WTC Center and OMA's Aurdrey Irmas Pavilion, among other case studies.
Architects and consultants create large-scale affordable housing in NYC, hewing to Passive House standards. Dattner's Grand Concourse project of 277 units and Handel's Sendero Verde mixed-use, multi building projects will be detailed. Passive House consultants Steven Winter Assoc. joins the discussion.
NE Region General Manager
By understanding the conditions that create projects, the role of architectural methods and techniques can be understood in its larger context. Sustainable, resilient, adaptable are all terms in search of projects. In creating the need for something to be built, planning the making of architecture is the beginning of making change. The design process that takes place elicits changes over time and space. With these tenets in mind, the process of design can provide opportunity for the public life of cities. The importance of situating the meaning of the “project” and incorporating a sense of generosity, connection and playfulness, while optimizing for environmental quality, is WXY's approach to building whether it be inside or outside.
Zoning and site constraints provide opportunities for creative optimizations of massing and geometry, increasing views, reining in sunlight, and having a positive impact on the site. Case studies include Studio Gang's Solar Carve and Cetra Ruddy's ARO.
Director of Marketing
Meeting technical challenges in preserving Landmarked facades, two firms create respectful but purposefully non-contextual, glittering glass updates to an 1898 sugar factory (10 Jay St. in Dumbo) and 1929's historic Tammany Hall in Union Square.
Founder & Executive Director
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Thank you to Walter P Moore for hosting the Kickoff Cocktails at HG Stones showroom.