Calendar of Events
Exhibition Opening | QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JULY 17
Where: At The Center
Join us for the opening of QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm on view at the Center for Architecture from July 17 - October 31, 2014. After acknowledging the winners of ENYA's 6th biennial ideas competition there will be an evening of music and festiveness.
The QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm exhibition presents entries to the latest ideas competition developed by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee. Entrants were challenged to design a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of a 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens, currently under study for conversion into an urban greenway by The Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Queensway, and their design consultants.
Congratulations to the winners:
ENYA Prize: The Queensway Steps
Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux
2nd Prize: Queens Billboard
3rd Prize: Make It! Grow It!
Song Deng & Rene Biberstein
Student Prize: EBB & Flow
Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo, and Jessica Johnson
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Honorable Mention: Upside Down Bridge
Queens, New York, USA
Claire Weisz, FAIA, Co-founding Partner at WXY, part of the QueensWay feasibility study team
Lisa Switkin, Associate Partner and Managing Director at James Corner Field Operations
Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, project manager of the Highline project
Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, Executive Director, MAS, former Chief of Staff to the former Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
Ting Chin, Co-founder of Linearscape, winners of the 2012 ENYA prize
Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space
Frank Lupo, FAIA, Steering Committee Member of Friends of the QueensWay.
Andy Stone, New York City Director of The Trust for Public Land
Thursday, July 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibition Symposium, QueensWay Connection: Elevating The Public Realm
Saturday, July 19, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm is organized by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and is an initiative of The Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit: Civic Vision.’
This exhibition is made by possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
Beverages and catering generously provided by: