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Sat 04.21.2012

Helsinki-New York Roundtable Discussion and NEWLY DRAWN Opening Reception


When: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Where: At The Center   

Discussions between NEWLY DRAWN emerging Finnish firms and New York based winning firms of the AIANY's New Practices and the Architectural League's Emerging Voices.

The roundtable sessions will focus on sharing and comparing experiences of setting up architectural practices in Helsinki and New York. Short presentations on the history and origins of each practice and their work will provide 15 different perspectives on establishing and running an office. The participants will also discuss their architectural motives, influences, techniques and agendas in a “pecha kucha” format.

Roundtable Discussions, 1:00-5:00pm

1:00pm Opening remarks:
Riitta Gerlander
, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Finland, New York

1:15pm Group 1:
Newly Drawn: Tuomas Toivonen, Now Office
New Practices: Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Manifold Architecture Studio
Emerging Voices: Taryn Christoff, AIA and Martin Finio, AIA, Christoff:Finio Architecture
Newly Drawn: Anu Puustinen, Avanto Architects
New Practices: David Benjamin, The Living
Moderator: Marc Clemenceau Bailly, AIA, Gage-Clemenceau Architects

2:30pm Group 2:
Emerging Voices: Elizabeth Gray and Alan Organschi, Gray Organschi Architecture
New Practices: Michael Szivos, Softlab
Emerging Voices: Stella Betts, Levenbetts
Newly Drawn: Mikko Summanen and Kimmo Lintula, K2S Architects
Moderator: Tuomas Toivonen, Now Office

3:45pm Group 3:
New Practices: Jonus Ademovic, Archipelagos
Emerging Voices: B. Alex Miller, Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design
Newly Drawn: Janne Teräsvirta, ALA Architects
New Practices: Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects
Emerging Voices: Andrew Berman, AIA, Andrew Berman Architect
Moderator: Philipp von Dalwig, Manifold Architecture Studio

Exhibition Opening Reception, 5:00-7:00pm
Reception to follow, with ”Urbanism in the House” performance by Tuomas Toivonen to start at 6pm.

Cost: Daytime event free for members of the AIA, the Architectural League and students; $10 for nonmembers. Opening reception and performance free of charge for everyone.

The exhibition NEWLY DRAWN - Emerging Finnish Architects is on view at the Center for Architecture April 1 - 30, 2012.

Related Programming

The World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 satellite events in New York City have been produced as a collaboration between the Architectural League of New York, the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, the Consulate General of Finland in New York, and the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The events form a part of the 10-month-long New Finnish Design CITY project organized by the Cultural Institute and the Consulate General.

New Finnish Architecture - The New Generation
Friday, April 20, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm
At Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square. Presented by the Architectural League, cosponsored by the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.

Helsinki - New York Roundtable Discussion and NEWLY DRAWN Opening Reception
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 1:00-7:00pm
At The Center for Architecture, hosted by the AIA New York Chapter and the Consulate General of Finland in New York.

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