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Sat 10.01.2016

Authenticity and Innovation Exhibition Symposium

AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM SATURDAY, ARCHTOBER 1

Where: At The Center   

Please join us for a symposium related to the exhibition Authenticity and Innovation. The exhibition explores the preservation and reuse of existing buildings in contemporary New York City, a particularly relevant topic for a metropolis characterized by perennial change. While New York City has about 1,500 individual landmarks and 139 historic districts that are overseen by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Authenticity and Innovation will feature 28 projects that are not officially designated as ‘significant.’ Their reuse represents a phenomenon that can be called preservation beyond the preservation law.

This accompanying symposium will explore topics and concerns raised by the exhibition including the sustainability benefits of adaptive reuse, why older buildings appeal to new businesses, the relationship between preservation and gentrification, and the underlying cultural significance of reusing old buildings, whether landmarked or not. 
Symposium Schedule:
9:30 AM 
Breakfast Reception and Exhibition Viewing
10:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Carol Loewenson, FAIA, 2016 President, AIANY
10:15 AM
Authenticity and Innovation – The Exhibition and the City
Donald Albrecht, Curator
10:30 AM
Keynote Presentation: City of Memory
Justin Davidson, Architecture Critic, New York Magazine
11:10 AM
Community and Preservation
Hilary Ballon, University Professor and Professor of Urban Studies and Architecture, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU
Elizabeth Leber, AIA LEED AP, Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Professor and Director of Historic Preservation, Graduate School or Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Moderator: Susan Szenasy, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis Magazine
12:20 PM
Closing Remarks
Ben Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture 
Carol Loewenson, FAIA, 2016 President, AIANY
Organized by: Center for Architecture/AIANY
Price: $10 for AIA members and students with a valid student ID, $20 for non-members

Related Programming
This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the AIANY 2016 President's 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
Zetlin & DeChiara, LLP


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