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Tue 11.04.2014

Art and Architecture in the Public Realm

AIA CES 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Where: At The Center   

Join the AIANY Interiors and Planning Urban Design committees for a presentation and panel discussion of selected public art projects, their relationship with the architectural environment, and their social impact.

Moderated by: William Menking, Executive Editor, Architect’s Newspaper 

Sandra Bloodworth, Director, Arts and Urban Design, MTA
James Carpenter, President and Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates
Vincent Chang
,Partner, Grimshaw
Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Owner, Situ Studio LLC and Architecture & Planning Consultant
Sara Reisman, Director, Percent for Art Program, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Sandra Bloodworth is the director of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Arts & Design, formerly known as MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design since 1996. Over the course of her career, she has worked with hundreds of commissioned artists who have changed the face of the transit environment in New York through its award-winning 30-year old permanent art program as well as graphic art, photography installations, the Poetry in Motion program, special events/exhibits and more than 7,000 live musical performances in stations annually.

James Carpenter is president and founder of James Carpenter Design Associates. His study of architecture and art led to the founding of his studio, which for over thirty five years has been working with institutional and private clients to create a synthesis of experiential light in architecture and the built environment. Mr. Carpenter is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the American Institute of Architects Honor Award and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Vincent Chang has been with Grimshaw since 1996. He established Grimshaw’s New York Office in 2001 and was appointed Partner in 2005. His experience spans a diverse range of sectors, including intermodal transportation, research and educational projects and cultural buildings. Chang has led numerous award winning projects: the Fulton Street Transit Center, Via Verde, and the Museo del Acero. Chang has served on the advisory committee for the AIA New York Chapter and has taught at Yale University, developed a course in ‘integrated design’ for Cornell University and presented the 2008 Keyes Professorship Lecture at the University of Maryland.

Susan Chin, FAIA is Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the future of public space in New York City. For over 20 years she served as Assistant Commissioner for Capital Projects in the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, overseeing more than $3 billion in new construction, revitalization and public art projects. Chin was 2013–2014 AIA Vice President after having been AIA New York Chapter President. She has been appointed to municipal and state arts panels, has lectured at colleges and universities and has received numerous awards, like the 2013 James William Kideney Gold Medal Award and the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD.

Sara Reisman is the Director of the Percent for Art program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, where since 2008, she has commissioned artworks for newly constructed city-owned spaces, indoors and out. Recently commissioned artists include Mary Mattingly, Julianne Swartz, Karyn Olivier, Xu Bing, Pablo Helguera, and Rico Gatson among others. As an independent curator, Reisman has organized more than fifty exhibitions and artist projects focused on the politics of public space, globalization and site-specificity, social practice, collaboration, sustainability, and cultural identity and transformation in New York City and elsewhere.

Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Influenced by a family of architects, military pilots, and fashion designers, he became interested in design, materials, and technology. Lukyanov-Cherny earned his B.Arch from the Cooper Union School of Architecture and has served as a guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the New York Institute of Technology. Most recently, he has lectured on Building Technologies at the Cooper Union and Parsons School of Design.

William Menking, In addition to his teaching and editorship of The Architects Newspaper's four regional United States editions (East, Midwest, Southwest and West) he has curated exhibitions on Archigram, Superstudio and Shrinking Cities. In 2008 he was commissioner and co-curator of the United States pavilion at the 2008 Venice biennale. He co-authored (with Aaron Levy) the text Architecture on Display: On The History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture and Four Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse: Venice, New York, London and Chicago. In 2014 he authored a text Mr. Mumford's Neighborhood for the publication of Forty Ways to Think About Architecture: Architectural History and Theory Today. He is working on a book and exhibition on the Italian architect/planner and member of Team X Giancarlo De Carlo.

Organized by: AIANY Interiors Committee and AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee
Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members


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This pro­gram is presented in conjunction with the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY Chapter 2014 pres­i­den­tial theme “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision



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