NYC This Week: Alejandro Aravena, Micro-Infrastructure and Architectural Storytelling

Exhibitions in NYC

NEW OPENING: Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries” at The Center for Architecture, September 22 to January 7

SPECIAL INSTALLATION:Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss” with a monumental installation by OMAat Park Avenue Armory, September 13 to September 25

OUT OF TOWN: Yayoi Kusama: Dots Obsession-Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope” at The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, until November 30; read Architizer’s special coverage here.

925,000 Campsites” at Glass Corner, September 8 to September 29

Artek and the Aaltos” at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, April 22 to October 2

The Present Is the Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST” at Pioneer Works, September 9 to October 23

Nendo: 50 Manga Chairs” at Friedman Benda, September 8 to October 29

Future Aleppo” at Mmuseumm 2, April 22 to November 1

The Other Architect” at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at GSAPP, September 16 to December 2

The Panorama of the City of New York” at the Queens Museum, January 1 to December 31

The Springs by Design, Bitches

Events

Monday, September 19

Designing for People Using Evidence: LEED, WELL, and What’s Next?, a speaker panel on the way methods and metrics from architecture and social science practices are used in well-being measurements systems, at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Designing Cities for Rainy Days, a discussion to highlight cities that are rethinking design and urban planning to live with water at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Micro-Infrastructure: Industrial Design and Place-Making in the Public Realm, a multidisciplinary panel on the role and future potential of micro-infrastructure at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Design, Bitches, a lecture with co-founders Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph at the Columbia GSAPP from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Who’s the Man? | Alexander Hamilton v. Robert Moses, a discussion on two New Yorkers who shaped either the economic or physical structure of American cities, at the Museum of the City of New York at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20

CREATE CONSTRUCT 2016: Symposium on Cultural and Religious Structures, a full-day symposium on the design, investigation and rehabilitation of cultural and religious structures at the Rubin Museum of Art at 12 p.m.

We Want It Now! II: New Proposals for New Transportation in New York City, a discussion on new ways to get around the city at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Renovation and Expansion at Rockefeller University, a panel discussion on the recent projects to extend the Rockefeller University campus over FDR Drive, at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Morse Historic Design Lecture Series | Margie Ruddick, a lecture on Andrew Carnegie’s specially commissioned garden at the Cooper-Hewitt from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Picturing the Bronx on Film, a panel of photographers and scholars exploring how the borough has been visually represented from the mid-20th century to the present at the Museum of the City of New York at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21

Building Science Days | Getting the Details Right, a two-day seminar on designing the perfect building enclosure for typical urban buildings with renowned building scientists John Straube and Joe Lstiburek at The Center for Architecture from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.

[email protected]: Neighborhood Design, a family program to explore the local community, learn about neighborhood planning and create our own neighborhood and building models at The Center for Architecture from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Agents of Change: Storytelling, Branding, and Impact, a panel of leading strategists talk about how they have customized their firm’s approach to communications, with Architizer’s own editor, Paul Keskeys, at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Redefining Traditional Style for Today’s Modern World, a panel discussion on how the next generation of designers may adapt traditional styles to fit with a modern sensibility at the New York School of Interior Design at 6 p.m.

Industry Member Event: Wood It Work?, a conversation on integrating the basics and specialties of wood organized by IIDA NY Chapter at Steelcase from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tours of West Village Vintage Neon Signs organized by Untapped Cities from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Left to right: The UC Innovation Center by Elemental, photography by Felipe Diaz; and An Occupation of Loss, set design by OMA

Thursday, September 22

Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Exhibition Opening at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lighting for La Gonave, the story of six Parsons students and their instructor, Chad Groshar, who installed five solar-powered light poles throughout a Haitian mountain village, organized by Parsons the New School for Design’s School of Constructed Environments at the Glass Corner from 6 to 8 p.m.

Current Work: Alejandro Aravena, a lecture organized by the Architectural League of New York at the Cooper Union from 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, September 23

Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America, a presentation of Brian D. Conway’s forthcoming book on Michigan’s contributions to Modern design and architecture at The Center for Architecture from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cocktails & Conversations: Shohei Shigematsu & Amanda Dameron, a conversation between the Partner and Director of OMA New York Architects and Dwell’s Editor-in-Chief at The Center for Architecture from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

First Day on the Job, an invitation to students and recent graduates to meet and interact with working architects and faculty in a symposium setting at The Center for Architecture from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Annual Student Program, an inside look at the architectural profession organized by the Architectural League of New York at the Trespa Design Centre from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Midtown Modernism(s): The Park Avenue Corridor, an AIANY tour from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, August 25

Modern FiDi: Expanding and Renovating the Financial District, an AIANY tour from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.