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Mon 06.03.2013

Marcus Garvey Park Village at 40


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, JUNE 3

Where: At The Center   

A critical discussion on New York's most notable low-rise, high-density housing project. The last 40 years and the next 40 years.

On June 12, 1973 Marcus Garvey Park Village broke ground in Brownsville, Brooklyn and Another Chance for Housing: Low Rise Alternatives opened at The Museum of Modern Art. The connected low-rise, high-density housing project and exhibition, created by the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) with the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, presented a future for housing in the United States that would bring together the benefits of urban and suburban living.

This program marks the 40th anniversary of the project and exhibit, as well as the current exhibition of Low Rise High Density, curated by Karen Kubey and designed by The Letter D, examining a housing type celebrated in the 1960s and '70s, and what it means in the United States today. Marcus Garvey architects Kenneth Frampton and Ted Liebman will be joined in conversation with Suzanne Stephens and Nadine Maleh for a critical discussion of the project and its legacy.

Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Architect, Marcus Garvey Park Village, with the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies
Theodore Liebman, FAIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman; formerly Chief of Architecture, New York State Urban Development Corporation
Nadine Maleh, Housing Solutions/ Design + Construction, Community Solutions
Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record; formerly Editor, Skyline, published by the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies

Karen Kubey, Assoc. AIA, Curator, Low Rise High Density; Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture

Organized by: Center for Architecture and AIANY Housing Committee

: Free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID; $10 for non-members

This program is related to the exhibition Low Rise High Density (April 25 - June 29, 2013)

Special thanks to our sponsors:


Institute for Public Architecture

The MacDowell Colony

New York State Council on the Arts


Belden Tri-State Building Materials
Grimshaw Architects
James McCullar Architecture, PC
Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC
Rawlings Architects, PC
Robert Silman Associates
Tsao & McKown Architects

Special Thanks
The Architectural League of New York
Columbia Center for Oral History
Facoltà di Architettura, Cesena, Italy
Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning at Columbia University
New York University Bookstore
Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
Urban Omnibus (please see Karen Kubey’s related article on Marcus Garvey Park Village)

List as of April 2, 2013.


Opening Reception
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6-8pm

Beyond the Lawn
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6-8pm

Marcus Garvey Park Village at 40
Monday, June 3, 2013, 6-8pm

Low Rise High Density Now
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6-8pm

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