Historical Mapping in New York

The New York Public Library has launched a beta site where users can “rectify” historical maps against current maps. Great resource for anyone interested in New York history or mapping in general. -Nick Anderson, Program Associate

Pioneers of Change

Photos from the League’s tour of Pioneers of Change on Governors Island.

Stephen Yablon

June 11, 2009 | Stephen Yablon Architect | Presentation of the Betances Community Center and Boxing Gym, South Bronx from New York Designs 2009.

Jonathan Kirschenfeld

June 4, 2009 | Jonathan Kirschenfeld Associates | Presentation of the Floating Pool, New York City, located on multiple sites, from New York Designs 2009.

Sandro Marpillero and Linda Pollak

June 11, 2009 | Presentation of the GreenBranches Learning Gardens, Horticultural Society of New York, Queens Library, Whitestone Branch and Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue Branch from New York Designs 2009

Drinks with a Designer:
Brooklyn Digital Foundry

Brooklyn Digital Foundry, a full-service digital media firm, will host a presentation of recently released work and a few projects that are in development at their DUMBO studio. Informal discussion and drinks at a local bar will follow the presentation and studio visit.

Claire Weisz and Jake Barton

June 4, 2009 | Presentation of the NYC Information Center, Times Square from New York Designs 2009

Charles Williams and Michael Ludvik

June 4, 2009 | Presentation of the TKTS Booth, Times Square from New York Designs 2009

128th Annual Meeting

The election of officers and directors, and remarks by Calvin Tsao, president of the League, will follow a series of tours of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward.

Drinks with a Designer: Leslie Robertson

Leslie E. Robertson Associates | A presentation and office visit of Robertson’s structural engineering firm, featuring an overview of work as well as a discussion about the integration of design in his projects.

Process: Northwest Corner Building, Columbia University

Rafael Moneo, the project’s design architect, and members of the design and construction teams from Davis Brody Bond, architect of record; Arup, project engineers; Turner Construction Company, construction manager; and Columbia University will lead a tour and discussion of the project.

Floating Pool, GreenBranches Learning Gardens, and Betances Community Center and Boxing Gym

Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect, Marpillero Pollak Architects, and Stephen Yablon Architect | The second evening of lectures by winners of the League’s 2009 New York Designs Competition.

TKTS Booth, Triple Bridge Gateway, NYC Info Center

Perkins Eastman and Choi Ropiha; PKSB Architects with Leni Schwendinger Light Projects; and WXY Architecture and Local Projects | The first evening of lectures by winners of the League’s 2009 New York Designs Competition.

New York Designs 2009:

TKTS Booth, Perkins Eastman and Choi Ropiha
Triple Bridge Gateway, PKSB with Leni Schwendinger
NYC Info Center, WXY Architecture and Local Projects
Floating Pool, Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect
GreenBranches Learning Gardens, Marpillero Pollak
Betances Community Center, Stephen Yablon Architect

Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan

Adriaan Geuze | Geuze, founder of West 8, will present the team’s design ideas for the Governors Island Park and Public Space master plan, discuss the work in progress, and explore various design concepts for the future park.

Meet-up at Newtown Creek

A guided tour of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk with its designer, environmental sculptor George Trakas. Presented by Urban Omnibus and WNYC.

Show and Tell: P.E. Guerin

Group Tour | P.E. Guerin is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City. The company was started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin and has been at its current location on Jane Street in Greenwich Village since 1892.

Drinks with a Designer:
Nicholas Leahy@TKTS Booth

A behind the scenes tour of the recently opened TKTS booth in Times Square with Nicholas Leahy, principal at Perkins Eastman, and Michael Ludvik, structural engineer with Dewhurst Macfarlane.

Henry Smith-Miller

June 5, 2008 | Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects | Presentation of 322 Hicks Street from New York Designs 2008.

Rob Rogers and Jonathan Marvel

June 5, 2008 | Rogers Marvel Architects | Presentation of Luminaire Celebrates Public Space from New York Designs 2008