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Mon 12.12.2016

Old Buildings, New Businesses


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

Where: At The Center   

Authenticity and Innovation explores preservation in contemporary New York City, a particularly relevant topic for a metropolis characterized by perennial change. Here, old buildings moor a rapidly transforming cityscape as it is continually reshaped by development pressures, evolving architectural tastes, and, as explored in this program, new patterns in how we work today.

Join a distinguished panel of architects and historians as they discuss projects ranging from Google's New York City headquarters within a massive Art Deco structure in Chelsea to shared and flexible workplaces on Wall Street and in Brooklyn. These conversions and more represent a range of strategies for the creative reuse of old buildings that takes place outside of the official historic preservation mainstream, as resourceful  developers, owners, tenants, and architects recognize the potential for housing new functions never imagined by their original builders.

Donald Albrecht, Curator, Authenticity and Innovation 
Todd DeGarmo, FAIA, Principal, STUDIOS Architecture
Nina Rappaport, Director of the think tank, Vertical Urban Factory, author of Vertical Urban Factory
Colin Spoelman, Co-Founder, Kings County Distillery
Organized by: Center for Architecture and Museum of the City of New York
Price: Free for AIA and MCNY members and students with a valid student ID, $10 for non-members
This exhibition was made by possible by the generous support of the AIANY 2016 Presidents Circle:

Andrew Berman Architect
Cammeby Realty
Loring Consulting Engineers
New York University 
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
Sciame Construction
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
STUDIOS Architecture
Taconic Charitable Foundation
Taconic Building 
Tillotson Design Associates


AKF Group
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
Capalino + Company
Chip Loewenson & Susan Brune
Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
Ennead Architects
Byrne & O’Neill, LLP
JFK & M Consulting Group
Prosurance Redeker Group
Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation
Spacesmith, LLP
Thornton Tomasetti


Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY
Jan Berman
Charina Foundation, Inc.
DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects
Tracey Hummer
Eve Klein, Assoc. AIA
Jill Lerner, FAIA
Levien & Company
RKTB Architects, PC
Richard Ruben
Jeffrey Weingarten
Henry Zachary



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