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Tue 10.25.2016

Authenticity and Innovation: The Inherent Value of Older Buildings


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, ARCHTOBER 25

Where: At The Center   

Please join us for a panel discussion related to the exhibition Authenticity and Innovation. The exhibition explores the preservation and reuse of non-landmarked 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 features 28 projects that are not officially designated. Their reuse represents a phenomenon that can be called preservation beyond the preservation law.

This panel will look at the many reasons that older buildings are preserved and features speakers that will approach the topic from a variety of points of view. The discussion will touch on the sustainability, cultural, and economic benefits of adaptive reuse.

Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
Contantine Kontakosta, Professor of Urban Informatics and Deputy Director and Head of Quantified Community Research Facility, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress and Tandon School of Engineering
Charles Bendit, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Partners 
Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principle-in-Charge, WXY architecture + urban design
Organized by: Center for Architecture
Price: Free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID, $10 for non-members
Related Programming
Monday, November 7, 6:00-7:30pm
Monday, December 12, 6:00-8:00pm

This exhibition was made by possible by the generous support of the AIANY 2016 Presidents 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



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