The American Institute of Architects’ full schedule of tours, workshops, and lectures for its annual national conference is now online and registration is open. The conference and expo will be held at New York’s Javits Center from June 21-23, with pre-conference events and sessions held on Wednesday, June 20. Residential Design magazine editor-in-chief S. Claire Conroy will moderate a panel discussion as part of The Custom Residential Architects Network’s Residential Forum on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. See below’s list of residential-focused topics during the conference for more details. Session headlines contain relevant links to the AIA conference site.

From the American Institute of Architects:

A’18 THEME: Blueprint for Better Cities

At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world, from London, Arkansas to London, England.


Photo: Courtesy The American Institute of Architects

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (Pre-Conference)

Bell Works: Breathing New Life into Saarinen’s Campus (Holmdel, NJ)

calendar6/20/2018

clock9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

compassBus & walking tour

2.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $110

clockJavits Center

clockTour departure

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Please arrive at the tour departure area, located at the Javits Center, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece and swan song was Bell Labs, completed in 1962 in Holmdel, New Jersey. The R&D facility housed over 5,600 researchers and engineers (including several Nobel Prize winners) and received countless accolades in its time.

In recent years, preservationists fought to preserve it. New York architect Alexander Gorlin oversaw the property’s rehabilitation into a multiuse complex containing a hotel and conference center, health and wellness facilities, public promenade, restaurants, shopping, spa, office spaces, and educational facilities.

Join this tour, led by the architect and developer, and learn why it earned Docomomo’s 2017 Commercial Design Award of Excellence. Lunch is included


Sunnyside Gardens: Preservation & Practice in a Historic Green Suburb (Queens)

calendar6/20/2018

clock10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

compassSubway & walking tour

2.00 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $45

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Please arrive at the tour departure area, located at the Javits Center, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at Laura Heim Architect, 41-03 48th Street, Sunnyside, at 10am.

Take an idyllic stroll through Queens’ Sunnyside Gardens, a 1920s garden suburb designed by Clarence Stein, Henry Wright, and Frederick Ackerman. Embracing Ebenezer Howard’s “Garden City” ideals, it features low-scale brick residences arranged around courtyards and mews, with a central commons.

Join architect Laura Heim and urban historian Jeffrey Kroessler to explore the community’s history and how it’s evolved since its 2007 designation as a historic district. You’ll see how 1920s interiors have transformed to meet contemporary needs, stop at Lewis Mumford’s home, and end at Phipps Garden Apartments, affordable housing designed by Clarence Stein in 1930.


The Rockaways: Building a Resilient Transit-Oriented Community (Queens)

calendar6/20/2018

clock10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

compassBus & walking tour

2.00 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $70

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Explore the Rockaways, the site of a popular seaside resort in the 1800s. After the site was neglected for decades, large-scale development provided the badly needed capital for infrastructure improvements.

The mixed-use, mixed-income development Arverne-by-the-Sea (Perkins Eastman) was among the first private–public partnerships that not only created new residential communities, but also brought roadway and drainage infrastructure, spurring the economic development of the wider area.

Join this exciting tour and explore Arverne’s resilient design features, which helped it survive Hurricane Sandy. You’ll also see post-hurricane improvements, including a new boardwalk (WXY Studio) and comfort buildings (Sage and Coombe Architects). Boxed lunch included.


A Tour of the New York City Housing Authority’s Landmark Housing Developments (Manhattan and Brooklyn)

calendar6/20/2018

clock10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

compassBus & walking tour

3.50 LUs RIBA

Fee: $85

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Seize this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the first three groundbreaking public housing developments of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). In pioneering public housing in the United States with First Houses, Harlem River Houses, and Williamsburg Houses, NYCHA provided a model for other city housing authorities to follow. Tour these important sites with NYCHA architects involved in the renovations and maintenance of the projects along with curator and author Tom Mellins, whose work has focused on affordable housing. Boxed lunch included.


NYCHA’s Community Centers as Neighborhood Anchors (Manhattan and Brooklyn)

calendar6/20/2018

clock10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

compassBus & walking tour

3.00 LUs RIBA

Fee: $85

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Learn what makes community centers successful from architects and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) officials, who will share challenges and lessons learned over the past two decades. During that time, NYCHA has added 30 new community centers to its housing campuses. You’ll be able to explore this large body of work on a tour led by the NYCHA architects and staff who managed the program. They’ll be joined by architects from PKSB Architects, Caples Jefferson Associates, and other firms—most commissioned by the NYC Department of Design and Construction’s unique Design Excellence program.


Long Island City Renaissance: Gantry Plaza State Park & Hunter’s Point (Queens)

calendar6/20/2018

clock11:45 AM – 3:30 PM

compassSubway & walking tour

2.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $45

clockJavits Center

clockTour departure

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Please arrive at the tour departure area, located at the Javits Center, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at the southeast corner of 48th Avenue & Center Boulevard, Long Island City, at 11:45am.

Long Island City in Queens was recently ranked first in the country in new residence construction. This former industrial district, opposite Midtown Manhattan on the East River, is now home to dozens of gleaming new towers and anchored by an award-winning waterfront park designed by SWA/Balsley.

Join this tour, organized by the AIA Queens chapter and led by a team of architects including former chapter president, architect William Gati, to see restored industrial relics, stunning examples of adaptive reuse, and high-profile new developments that have resulted from Bloomberg-era upzoning. The tour will loop through Hunters Point, a designated historic district, to the area’s newest landmark, a public library by Steven Holl Architects.


The Rockaways: Building a Resilient Transit-Oriented Community (Queens)

calendar6/20/2018

clock12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

compassBus & walking tour

2.00 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $70

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Explore the Rockaways, the site of a popular seaside resort in the 1800s. After the site was neglected for decades, large-scale development provided the badly needed capital for infrastructure improvements.

The mixed-use, mixed-income development Arverne-by-the-Sea (Perkins Eastman) was among the first private–public partnerships that not only created new residential communities, but also brought roadway and drainage infrastructure, spurring the economic development of the wider area.

Join this exciting tour and explore Arverne’s resilient design features, which helped it survive Hurricane Sandy. You’ll also see post-hurricane improvements, including a new boardwalk (WXY Studio) and comfort buildings (Sage and Coombe Architects).


Sunnyside Gardens: Preservation & Practice in a Historic Green Suburb (Queens)

calendar6/20/2018

clock12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

compassSubway & walking tour

2.00 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $45

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Please arrive at the tour departure area, located at the Javits Center, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at Laura Heim Architect, 41-03 48th Street, Sunnyside, at 12:30pm.

Take an idyllic stroll through Queens’ Sunnyside Gardens, a 1920s garden suburb designed by Clarence Stein, Henry Wright, and Frederick Ackerman. Embracing Ebenezer Howard’s “Garden City” ideals, it features low-scale brick residences arranged around courtyards and mews, with a central commons.

Join architect Laura Heim and urban historian Jeffrey Kroessler to explore the community’s history and how it’s evolved since its 2007 designation as a historic district. You’ll see how 1920s interiors have transformed to meet contemporary needs, stop at Lewis Mumford’s home, and end at Phipps Garden Apartments, affordable housing designed by Clarence Stein in 1930.


Webster Residence: A Model for Sustainable Supportive Housing (Bronx)

calendar6/20/2018

clock1:45 PM – 4:30 PM

compassSubway & walking tour

1.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $50

clockNew York Hilton Midtown

address icon1334 6th Avenue

Please arrive at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1334 6th Avenue, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at Webster Residence at 411 E 178th Street at 1:45pm.

By investing in high-quality architecture, Breaking Ground (formerly Common Ground) is rethinking how permanent and transitional housing can better serve New York City’s long-term goal of sheltering its citizens in need.

Breaking Ground’s latest project, Park House (designed by COOKFOX Architects), is its first affordable family project.

This tour will be led by the nonprofit’s executives and principal architects, who will discuss remediating the neighborhood by creating spaces that provide access to light, air, and landscaping. You’ll also hear how they used technological solutions, such as a green roof, for resiliency and performance.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

 #HurricaneStrong in Breezy Point: Building Back Through Partnerships & Collaboration

calendar6/21/2018

clock7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockThe New School

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Learn what went into building a Hurricane Strong demo home in Breezy Point in this unique session. You’ll hear how industry leaders, design professionals, and educators collaborated to design and build a state-of-the-art resilient home that’s also sustainable and uses the some of the newest materials available.

Building beyond code is a prelude to the upcoming code cycles. This session will provide you with essential knowledge to design for wind, water, and energy challenges to meet high-performance building criteria. You’ll be able to apply these design concepts to buildings of any size. The presenters will also share metrics for comparative performance and costs.

Joel W. May

Director of Resilient Construction, Disaster Durable Solutions™ by BASF, Rochester Hills, Michigan


The Architect’s Guide to Managing Risk on Complex Residential Projects

calendar6/21/2018

clock7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Residential development can be a profitable endeavor for design firms. However, these types of projects are complex and come with their own set of risks.

In order to properly—and profitably—engage in residential projects, design firms must understand and manage the risks and legal considerations associated with residential construction.

Join this seminar to learn about the unique issues inherent in residential design-build, mixed-use, and residential condominium construction. You’ll also explore the unique relationship between developer-builders and architects.

Kevin Miller, AIA

PRINCIPAL, GSBS Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah

Susan Van Bell

Senior Director and Counsel, The American Institute of Architects, Washington, District of Columbia


A Tour of the New York City Housing Authority’s Landmark Housing Developments (Manhattan and Brooklyn)

calendar6/21/2018

clock7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

compassBus & walking tour

3.50 LUs RIBA

Fee: $85

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Seize this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the first three groundbreaking public housing developments of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). In pioneering public housing in the United States with First Houses, Harlem River Houses, and Williamsburg Houses, NYCHA provided a model for other city housing authorities to follow. Tour these important sites with NYCHA architects involved in the renovations and maintenance of the projects along with curator and author Tom Mellins, whose work has focused on affordable housing. Light snack included.


Long Island City Renaissance: Gantry Plaza State Park & Hunter’s Point (Queens)

calendar6/21/2018

clock8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

compassSubway & walking tour

2.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $45

clockJavits Center

clockTour departure

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Please arrive at the tour departure area, located at the Javits Center, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at the southeast corner of 48th Avenue & Center Boulevard, Long Island City, at 8am.

Long Island City in Queens was recently ranked first in the country in new residence construction. This former industrial district, opposite Midtown Manhattan on the East River, is now home to dozens of gleaming new towers and anchored by an award-winning waterfront park designed by SWA/Balsley.

Join this tour, organized by the AIA Queens chapter and led by a team of architects including former chapter president, architect William Gati, to see restored industrial relics, stunning examples of adaptive reuse, and high-profile new developments that have resulted from Bloomberg-era upzoning. The tour will loop through Hunters Point, a designated historic district, to the area’s newest landmark, a public library by Steven Holl Architects.


Webster Residence: A Model for Sustainable Supportive Housing (Bronx)

calendar6/21/2018

clock8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

compassSubway & walking tour

1.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $50

clockNew York Hilton Midtown

address icon1334 6th Avenue

Please arrive at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1334 6th Avenue, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at Webster Residence at 411 E 178th Street at 8:30am.

By investing in high-quality architecture, Breaking Ground (formerly Common Ground) is rethinking how permanent and transitional housing can better serve New York City’s long-term goal of sheltering its citizens in need.

Breaking Ground’s latest project, Park House (designed by COOKFOX Architects), is its first affordable family project.

This tour will be led by the nonprofit’s executives and principal architects, who will discuss remediating the neighborhood by creating spaces that provide access to light, air, and landscaping. You’ll also hear how they used technological solutions, such as a green roof, for resiliency and performance.


Greenwich & Washington Streets: New Directions in Architectural Transformations (West Village)

calendar6/21/2018

clock8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

compassWalking tour

2.00 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $65

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at the Archive, 666 Greenwich Street, at 8:30am.

Witness the evolution of creative adaptive reuse in the West Village. This walk on Greenwich and Washington Streets will broaden your traditional perceptions of the historic preservation field. You’ll see examples of how contemporary design can be effectively incorporated with historic resources. Explore these themes led by Francoise Bollack, an architect with over 30 years of experience in architectural design, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and interior design. Highlights range from early massive projects like the Federal Archives building and Westbeth (formerly Bell Labs, now affordable artist housing and studios) to the more recent interventions in the Meatpacking/Gansevoort Market District.


Accessibility Design Mistakes & the Settlement Agreements that Follow

calendar6/21/2018

clock9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

1.50 LUs ADA RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

You designed it and your clients got sued. Now your clients are asking you for free remedial design services and to pay part of the costs!

This seminar will identify typical design mistakes then show how the advocate, Department of Justice, and the developer find the issues and settle the matter. Prepare for an honest, open discussion with the attendees, with guidance that could prove essential to the health of your practice.

Although this seminar focuses on housing, the issues also apply to the ADA and local civil rights statutes—areas that are important to every one of us.

Panelists:
Caroline Gosse Elmendorf

Sr. Compliance Officer, Bozzuto Management Company, Silver Spring, Maryland

Mark J. Mazz

Owner, Mark J. Mazz, AIA, LLC, Hyattsville, Maryland

Katherine Pearson

Director of Accessibility Rights, Equal Rights Center, Washington, District of Columbia


Understanding Accessibility Requirements Across Residential Occupancy Types

calendar6/21/2018

clock10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI ADA RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Accessibility requirements can differ considerably between single-family homes, multifamily dwellings, dormitories, and transient lodging.

Understanding the similarities, differences, and overlapping federal laws applicable to each type of occupancy is critical to ensuring compliance with the appropriate requirements. Designing and building to the wrong standards can be unnecessarily expensive and leave your firm and your client open to legal liability.

Join this session and learn why accessible housing is so crucial to the urban agenda. You’ll leave with resources to help you meet accessibility requirements along with other valuable sources for technical assistance when faced with complex accessibility situations.

Gina Hilberry, AIA

Principal, Cohen Hilberry Architects, St. Louis, Missouri

Philip J. Williams

Senior Project Consultant, Meeting the Challenge, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado


Mixed-Use That Really Works: Retail-Proficient Housing Design

calendar6/21/2018

clock10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

You may soon find yourself on the frontlines of public policy, promoting mixed-use development to create, reinforce, or reimagine urban places. Are you confident in communicating about both retail and housing?

Led by an architect immersed in urban retail and housing design, this session will investigate how mixed-use projects can work well for businesses and residents alike. With a visual presentation of case studies from the San Francisco Bay Area as a starting point, you’ll take part in an engaging discussion with attendees.

Whether you’re a curious beginner or seasoned expert in mixed-used development, you’ll find great takeaways in this exploration of the issues and opportunities in this project typology.

Ken Lowney, AIA

President, Lowney Architecture, Oakland, California


Innovate Your Interiors with Extruded Aluminum Trim

calendar6/21/2018

clock10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockTamlyn Learning Lounge

address iconBooth 5031LL

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Designing for today’s interiors means meeting an architectural design aesthetic as well as durability and sustainability requirements. All these needs can be better met with a working knowledge of specifying extruded aluminum interior trims.

Join us for an informative session to explore features, considerations for installation, and profiles and finishes available in interior aluminum trims. You’ll get a chance to familiarize yourself with the various applications and options, and learn the sustainability features of this versatile and innovative material.

Terrance D. Jackson

Architectural Sales Manager / Product Manager, Tamlyn / XtremeInterior, Stafford, Texas


Offsite Construction for Residential Construction

calendar6/21/2018

clock10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockCovestro Learning Lounge

address iconBooth 5057LL

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Offsite construction can be a useful tool for minimizing costs and increasing sustainability performance. In residential construction, these benefits can be multiplied with wall panels.

Innovative new wall-panel technology installs both the insulation and the weather-resistive barrier in the offsite plant, providing additional efficiencies to the construction site. It is also adaptable to meet insulation requirements in climate zones 1–8.

Join this informative session to review market dynamics that are driving the demand for moving more of the construction process offsite. You’ll be introduced to emerging panelization technology that has particularly helpful benefits for single and multifamily homes.


EDCO Prefinished Steel Siding Panels

calendar6/21/2018

clock12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockCE Theater D

address iconBooth 4178

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Steel siding is the go-to material for a growing number of applications. Do you know why? Join this in-depth look at steel siding, with an emphasis on EDCO prefinished panels.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the many benefits of steel siding and explore the projects that can benefit from it most. You’ll get a helpful overview of the use of steel siding products (particularly those with prefinished steel siding panels) for building enclosures. Impress your future clients with a deep knowledge of various siding through the last two centuries, and gain a deeper understanding of siding applications.

Mark Hesse

Business Development Manager, EDCO Products, Inc., Hopkins, Minnesota

Brad Newell

Product Training Manager, EDCO Products, Inc., Hopkins, Minnesota


Aesthetics, Durability & Sustainability of Extruded Aluminum Trim

calendar6/21/2018

clock12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockTamlyn Learning Lounge

address iconBooth 5031LL

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Details are where you can and do make the most dramatic difference as an architect. And, with today’s focus on green materials, the responsibility of detailing has increased. Every element of your design and build needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements.

Join this session and learn how specifying extruded aluminum trim for use with various siding materials can help you meet both your design aesthetic vision and sustainability goals.


CRAN’s Residential Industry Forum: Introducing Residential Architect Peer Networks

calendar6/21/2018

clock1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Fee: $10

Gather with peers to hear insights and anecdotes from the industry today at the Custom Residential Architects Network Knowledge Community’s annual moderated, interactive, and collaborative forum. We’ll also introduce our new peer network groups, linking similar firms in noncompeting markets to share best practices, sharpen skills, and discuss experiences running a successful business.

Honors & Awards Reception

calendar6/21/2018

clock2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fee: $0

 Each year, AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces—and the people behind them—with some of the most prestigious awards in the architecture industry. Join us as we recognize the individuals and organizations who have earned 2018 AIA awards through their remarkable contributions.


How Windows & Doors Enhance Lifelong Health & Well-being

calendar6/21/2018

clock4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockCE Theater A

address iconBooth 5078

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

How can resilient design improve the human experience? The health and well-being of building occupants are critical components of good architectural design. Selection and placement of windows and doors can be deeply impactful. By examining various metrics of human health and well-being, you’ll be able to understand better how the building envelope and products within it can have a profound effect upon quality of life. Explore how windows and doors can be utilized to provide not just functionality, but also assist with universal design goals to accommodate aging in place.

Dan Koziel

Architectural Representative, Kolbe Windows & Doors, Emmaus, Pennsylvania


Aesthetics, Durability & Sustainability of Extruded Aluminum Trim

calendar6/21/2018

clock4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockTamlyn Learning Lounge

address iconBooth 5031LL

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Details are where you can and do make the most dramatic difference as an architect. And, with today’s focus on green materials, the responsibility of detailing has increased. Every element of your design and build needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements.

Join this session and learn how specifying extruded aluminum trim for use with various siding materials can help you meet both your design aesthetic vision and sustainability goals.

Ian Daniels

Director of Architectural Solutions, Tamlyn, Stafford, Texas


Friday, June 22, 2018

Architect & Developer: Self-Initiating Your Work

calendar6/22/2018

clock7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

1.00 LU RIBA

Fee: $0

clockThe New School

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Have you ever felt that the role of the architect is far too passive and uncertain?

Too often, architects sit idly by until called upon for a commission. This panel will present proactive architects who are taking the initiative and developing urban amenities, public spaces, and homes across America. Every year, more architects are self-initiating their own projects, giving them the opportunity to generate additional fees, practice their craft, and explore new ideas by streamlining the building process.

This conversation will inspire you to disrupt complacency in favor of action and transformation.

Panelists:
Alex Barrett

Principal, Barrett Design, Brooklyn, New York

Jared Della Valle, AIA

CEO, Founder, Alloy Development, Brooklyn, New York

James Petty, AIA

Architect, Gluck+, New York, New York


New Approaches to Dense Urban Multifamily Design

calendar6/22/2018

clock7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Affordability, land use, and urban livability: These concerns permeate nearly every conversation about the future of architecture and design. This interactive presentation will offer real solutions.

Join us to hear about several new typological approaches to high-density, urban multifamily design in US cities, including tower-podium forms, super tall condominium structures, and adapted former telephone switching buildings. An architect, developer, code consultant, and landscape architect will highlight zoning and building code issues as well as tax and development incentives for key urban social concerns.

Don’t miss this look at current urban multifamily prototypes and new ways of addressing some of today’s most pressing issues in architecture and design.

John Cetra, FAIA

Founding Principal, FAIA, CetraRuddy Architecture DPC, New York, New York

Panelists:
David Kramer

President, Hudson Companies, Inc., New York, New York


A Tour of the New York City Housing Authority’s Landmark Housing Developments (Manhattan and Brooklyn)

calendar6/22/2018

clock7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

compassBus & walking tour

3.50 LUs RIBA

Fee: $85

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Seize this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the first three groundbreaking public housing developments of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). In pioneering public housing in the United States with First Houses, Harlem River Houses, and Williamsburg Houses, NYCHA provided a model for other city housing authorities to follow. Tour these important sites with NYCHA architects involved in the renovations and maintenance of the projects along with curator and author Tom Mellins, whose work has focused on affordable housing. Light snack included.


NYCHA’s Community Centers as Neighborhood Anchors (Manhattan and Brooklyn)

calendar6/22/2018

clock7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

compassBus & walking tour

3.00 LUs RIBA

Fee: $85

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Learn what makes community centers successful from architects and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) officials, who will share challenges and lessons learned over the past two decades. During that time, NYCHA has added 30 new community centers to its housing campuses. You’ll be able to explore this large body of work on a tour led by the NYCHA architects and staff who managed the program. They’ll be joined by architects from PKSB Architects, Caples Jefferson Associates, and other firms—most commissioned by the NYC Department of Design and Construction’s unique Design Excellence program.


Creative Placemaking in Harlem: ArtPlace America’s Sugar Hill Project (Harlem)

calendar6/22/2018

clock8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

compassBus & walking tour

2.00 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $65

clockJavits Center

clockTour departure

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Please arrive at the tour departure area, located at the Javits Center, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge.

Creative placemaking continues to rise as a dominant cultural policy and funding trend. ArtPlace America has played a major role in helping communities, designers, city agencies, and institutions work toward common goals. Join this inspiring tour of ArtPlace grantee, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (SHCMAS), which is part of the Harlem’s Sugar Hill Project, designed by David Adjaye. Conceived as an oasis for underserved children and families, it includes 124 units of permanently affordable housing and an early childhood center.

Along with the SHCMAS director, members of the architectural team, and program leaders from ArtPlace America, you’ll discuss what it takes to appropriate spaces for the community and make a social impact through architecture, art, and cultural programming.


Greenwich & Washington Streets: New Directions in Architectural Transformations (West Village)

calendar6/22/2018

clock8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

compassWalking tour

2.00 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $65

clockCenter for Architecture

address icon536 LaGuardia Place

Please arrive at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check-in and scan your badge. You can also meet the tour and scan your badge at the Archive, 666 Greenwich Street, at 8:30am.

Witness the evolution of creative adaptive reuse in the West Village. This walk on Greenwich and Washington Streets will broaden your traditional perceptions of the historic preservation field. You’ll see examples of how contemporary design can be effectively incorporated with historic resources. Explore these themes led by Francoise Bollack, an architect with over 30 years of experience in architectural design, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and interior design. Highlights range from early massive projects like the Federal Archives building and Westbeth (formerly Bell Labs, now affordable artist housing and studios) to the more recent interventions in the Meatpacking/Gansevoort Market District.


Basic Personal Shelters: Expanding a Vision for One-Person Houses

calendar6/22/2018

clock8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Since the 1970s, Jeff Abrams has been working on minimum-size, one-person houses that he calls basic personal shelters.

In this relevant session, Jeff will share his work with you. You’ll hear how designing and building more small, affordable, one-person homes is consistent with the spirit of the profession to promote a building type that benefits society.

Jeff Abrams, AIA

Project Manager, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina


Building for Density & Affordability: Creating Resilient Equitable Urban Communities

calendar6/22/2018

clock9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

1.50 LUs HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

As global cities address the need for more affordable housing, little attention is paid to how these communities become socially and economically resilient. Amenities, including education, healthcare, retail, and open space are essential, along with civic engagement.

Low-rise, high-density (LRHD) housing prototypes have introduced quantifiably better models for urban living compared to “tower in the park” models.

Join this session and hear from an expert panel as they examine LRHD models around the globe and discuss the future of affordable housing and resilient communities.

Moderator: Lance Jay Brown, FAIA

Owner/Partner, Lance Jay Brown Architecture + Urban Design, New York, New York

Theodore Liebman, FAIA

Principal, Perkins Eastman, New York, New York

Panelists:
Jerilyn Perine

Senior Policy Fellow, Citizens Housing & Planning Council, New York, New York

Susan Saegert

Professor of Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York


Tiny Houses: Big Potential for Owners, Architects & Communities

calendar6/22/2018

clock10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Tiny houses have quickly transitioned from fad to trend, becoming a viable alternative to traditional lifestyle housing. Tiny houses can be used to strategically increase density, access, and diversity around transit, education, and other nodes.

Join this session to explore the challenges and potential of tiny houses. You’ll explore the various types of tiny houses along with their building code, planning, zoning, and governance issues.

With a focus on site-built structures (rather than the media-popularized tiny houses on wheels) you’ll explore how communities, architects, and local governments can change the urban fabric to meet shifting housing demand.

Ted Miltiades

Director of State Construction Codes and Industrialized Buildings, State Construction Codes and Industrialized Buildings Programs, Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Atlanta, Georgia

Ryan Taylor

President, Ryan Taylor Architects, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia


Overcoming Structural Floor Squeaks in Wood-Framed Construction

calendar6/22/2018

clock2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockHuber Engineered Woods Learning Lounge

address iconBooth 2629LL

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

What causes squeaky floors in wood-frame construction, and how do you solve that problem? Designing quiet, high-performing floor systems in wood-framed construction delivers a variety of benefits.

Join us for an informative session to review best practices for creating strong, moisture-resistant, and quiet floor systems. You’ll evaluate characteristics of wood-frame subfloors that can either contribute to or minimize floor squeaking.

You’ll find out how quiet floors equate to high-performing floors-and your building’s future occupants will thank you.


Aesthetics, Durability & Sustainability of Extruded Aluminum Trim

calendar6/22/2018

clock2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockTamlyn Learning Lounge

address iconBooth 5031LL

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Details are where you can and do make the most dramatic difference as an architect. And, with today’s focus on green materials, the responsibility of detailing has increased. Every element of your design and build needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements.

Join this session and learn how specifying extruded aluminum trim for use with various siding materials can help you meet both your design aesthetic vision and sustainability goals.

Ian Daniels

Director of Architectural Solutions, Tamlyn, Stafford, Texas


Steel Window & Door Trends

calendar6/22/2018

clock4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1.00 LU HSW GBCI RIBA

Fee: $0

clockJavits Center

clockCE Theater B

address iconBooth 4778

Shuttle service will be provided between the Javits Center, New York Hilton Midtown, and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Thursday–Friday, 6am–12:30pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

Steel finish is all the rage these days. Particularly within the past decade, increased demand for steel windows and doors has led to an explosion in varieties of steel material, products, and finishes.

Join us for a session that will showcase emerging trends and the various steel finish options available today. You’ll also hear about the latest advancements in steel frame windows and doors as well as the many design solutions on the market.

Don’t miss this chance to learn new trend-driven methods to optimize unique architectural statements.

Brian Whalen

Vice President – Sales, Hope’s Windows, Jamestown, New York


Friday, June 22, 2018

TORONTO/NYC/LONDON: Creating Affordable Housing & Good Urban Design

calendar6/23/2018

clock9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

1.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $0

clockThe New School

Shuttle service will be provided between the New York Hilton Midtown and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Saturday, 6am–5pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

This session is your opportunity to hear from leading design experts in affordable housing and urban design as they highlight innovative projects in their respective cities.

Presenters will outline the planning and design legacies of their communities, examine how these trends have changed over time, and reflect on current challenges facing each city.

Through candid conversation about the pros and cons of different approaches, the panel will offer critical insights into the role of design, collaboration, and community involvement—and illuminate your own potential role—in the best efforts to further urban development.

Panelists:
Peter Bafitis, AIA

Principal, RKTB Architects, New York, New York

Paul Karakusevic

Partner, Karakusevic Carson Architects, London, England, United Kingdom

Michael McClelland

Principal Architect, ERA Architects, Torono, Ontario, Canada


Aging in Place: From Private Porches to Inclusive Communities

calendar6/23/2018

clock1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

1.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $0

clockThe New School

Shuttle service will be provided between the New York Hilton Midtown and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Saturday, 6am–5pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

The migration of senior citizens to institutional care facilities is often triggered by architectural barriers. It’s a transition that can damage the social networks that contribute to the resilience of elderly individuals and the neighborhoods where they reside.

As an architect or planner, you’re uniquely positioned to remove barriers to aging in place— both in the design and development of new communities and through strategic interventions to existing residences and neighborhoods.

Join this session to gain an understanding of design interventions that eliminate architectural barriers for aging populations. Through a case study and discussion, you’ll help brainstorm solutions for removing barriers—and bring that inspiration back to your practice.

Keith Diaz Moore, AIA

Dean, College of Architecture and Planning, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ivis Garcia-Zambrana

Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jason W. Wheeler

Executive Director, ASSIST Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah


Implementing the New Urban Agenda: Next Steps Following Habitat III

calendar6/23/2018

clock1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

1.50 LUs HSW RIBA

Fee: $0

clockThe New School

Shuttle service will be provided between the New York Hilton Midtown and the New School at approximately 10- to 15-minute intervals, Saturday, 6am–5pm. (Shuttle schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.)

You and your practice have a role to play in implementing the New Urban Agenda (NUA). Join a dialogue with panelists and participants on creating housing that addresses larger urban issues through education, inclusive engagement, policy, and transdisciplinary approaches.

From the keynote speaker to the concluding conversation, you’ll hear about the skills necessary to build a transdisciplinary housing practice, unpack case studies for inclusive engagement in housing design and policy, and help generate ideas for educating clients and partners.

Come examine the path forward through this session sponsored by the AIA Housing Knowledge Community and the AIA HKC Habitat III delegation.

Moderator: Jamie Blosser, AIA

Executive Director, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Panelists:
JOSEPH Kunkel

Executive Director, Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Marion McFadden

VP for Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners, Washington, District of Columbia

Jess Zimbabwe, AIA

Director of Urban Development, National League of Cities, Washington, District of Columbia