Residential Architecture Now: Brooklyn

New York, New York


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Center for Architecture, LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, USA



Event Description

This program, co-organized by AIA New York and AIA Brooklyn’s Custom Residential Architects Networks (CRAN), will explore the unique experiences of practitioners who live, work, and design homes in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City.

The Brooklyn brownstone is the iconic form of urban residential architecture. The historic brownstone-lined streets of this community are well preserved, treasured by those who live there, command high market values, and are famous backdrops for plays, stories, and scripts. Few communities have so many local architects working with one iconic building typology and the related challenges of historic preservation while addressing the contemporary needs and aspirations of their clients and their neighbors.

What are those challenges? How does an architect reinvent the Brooklyn brownstone to meet the requirements of modern families, multiple governing agencies, ever-changing building codes, and the priorities of their specialized practices, such as Passive House design practices? What design trends, technical innovations, and preservation tools are emerging from the recent work of local practitioners? As practitioners who live in Brooklyn, what architectural, urban planning, and environmental policy are they advocating for? And, what is living and working in such a desirable and notorious community like?

Brendan Coburn, AIA, Founding Principal, CWB Architects
Roy Leone, AIA, CPHD, Founder, Matter of Architecture
Lisa Mann, LEED AP, Co-Founder, TOLA Architecture
James Garrison, AIA, Principal, Garrison Architects
Alexandra Barker, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Barker Associates Architecture Office

Stephen Zacks, journalist, architecture critic, urbanist, and arts organizer based in New York City

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Organized byAIANY Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) and AIA Brooklyn CRAN