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Mon 10.21.2013

Small Firms/Global Reach


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, ARCHTOBER 21

Where: At The Center   

In today's increasingly robust global economy, many of the busiest architectural markets are located outside of the United States. Though the construction booms in China and the Middle East have received most of the attention, American firms are increasingly being commissioned to do work throughout the world.

The largest US design offices and a few internationally known “starred" architects have generally, in the past, received commissions for major international projects. Recently, more and more small and mid-size firms in New York City have been hired to work at a variety of scales overseas.

“Small Firms/Global Reach” brings together nine small New York-based firms working on sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America to discuss their experiences along with the opportunities and the challenges of working internationally.

Speakers will present current or recent international work, followed by an open round-table discussion. Presentations will cover finding clients, team structure, executing the work, compensation, as well as opportunities for innovation, cultural exchange and public service.


Sunil Bald, Founding Design Principals, Studio SUMO
Louise Braverman, FAIA, Principal, Louise Braverman Architect
Eric Bunge, AIA
, Principal, nARCHITECTS
Orlando Garcia, Principal, G Atelier Architecture
Florian Idenburg, Int'l Assoc. AIA
, Principal, SO-IL
Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President
David Piscuskas, FAIA, Principal, 1100 Architect
James Slade, AIA, and Hayes Slade, AIA, Principals, Slade Architecture
Dan Wood, AIA, Principal, WORKac

Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record

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

Organized by: the Center for Architecture 

Sponsored by:

A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2013.


This program is related to the exhibition Practical Global Urbanism in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo, on view from October 1, 2013 to January 18, 2014.


Building Brands Going Global organized by the AIANY Interiors Committee
Monday, September 30, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Practical Utopias Opening Reception

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Practical Utopias at All Scales: The Diversity of International Work in Asia
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 4:20 pm – 9:30 pm

World Architecture Day 2013 – Day 2 | Practical Utopias Panel discussion
Monday, October 7, 2013, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Planning Infrastructure and Transportation for Dynamic Cities organized by AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Friday, October 11, 2013, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Small Firms/Global Reach
Monday, October 21, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Guided Exhibition Tour: Practical Utopias
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Oculus Book Talk: HOUR 25, University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture - CANCELED
Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Archinomics - Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession organized by AIANY Global Dialogues Committee
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2012, 2 sessions: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Preservation in Asian Cities
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bird's Nest Film Screening: Urbanism and the Olympics
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 p

(Re)Orientation: Global Campus

Monday, January 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Guided Exhibition Tour: Practical Utopias
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Asian Cities and the Future of Public Space 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm

nARCHITECTS Forest Pavillon, Tapei
Image copyright Iwan Baan



Affiliated Engineers
Buro Happold Consulting
Duggal Visual Solutions
Ennead Architects
Hopkins Foodservice Specialists, Inc.
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Levien & Company
Mancini Duffy | TSC
New York University
Perkins Eastman
Porcelanosa Group
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Robert Silman Associates
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Vanguard Construction & Development Co. 

Art of Vinyl
FXFOWLE Architects
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office New York
JFK&M Consulting Group
New York Building Congress
Syska Hennessy Group
TEN Arquitectos
Vanguard Construction & Development Co.
Vantage Technology Consulting
Weidlinger Associates

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