by Juliette Spertus and Susanne Schindler • November 6th, 2013
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus revisit Twin Parks with its original designers, 40 years after its construction, to pose some complex questions about the role of design in defining the success of low-income housing.
In honor of the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty after eight months of repairs following Superstorm Sandy, Peter Lehrer, who managed the ambitious reconstruction of the iconic monument between 1984 and 1986, describes in detail this complex feat of historic preservation.
by Urban Omnibus • November 7th, 2012
Alfred Zollinger talks about the role of design / build programs in architectural education, sharing recent renovations, designed and built by students, to the Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center.
by Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus • July 25th, 2012
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus examine two very different large-scale, high-density housing developments in the Bronx and consider how their histories can inform future innovation in affordable housing.
by Karen Kubey • July 18th, 2012
40 years after its construction, Karen Kubey revisits Marcus Garvey Park Village in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a revealing example of the design philosophies and policy priorities behind low-rise, high-density housing.
Two new elegant waterfront firehouses prompt a closer look at the Fire Department's Marine Operations unit, its unique architectural needs, cultural significance and essential function as part of the complex system of services that keeps the city safe.
A full house greeted Henry N. Cobb on April 23rd, at the Center for Architecture in honor of the prestigious AIA 25 year Award, this year presented to the John Hancock Tower, designed in 1976 by Cobb and his firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The acclaimed architect made a rare appearance to discuss "The Skyscraper as Citizen: Reflections on the Public Life of Private Buildings." The lecture began with the proposition that...
by Urban Omnibus • April 20th, 2011
A conversation with Situ Studio about creating spaces for public assembly, catalyzing social interaction and how geoscience and forensic analysis inform their design practice.