NYC: Building Community

A diverse group of leading New York City-based architects and designers gather to discuss a series of innovative community projects across the 5 boroughs.

December 8, 2022

Recorded on November 15, 2022.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

This program explores several recently created New York City community spaces and the diversity of programs, stakeholders, and constraints that have shaped their designs. Currently in various stages of completion, the featured projects represent a wide breadth of typologies, from large-scale athletic facilities to temporary neighborhood activations.

The presenters and projects include:

  • Andrea Steele Architecture: Make the Road New York Community Center
  • Bagchee Architects: H.E.ARTS Community Center, The Laundromat Project, Queensborough People’s Space
  • di Domenico + Partners: The Chinatown Night Market
  • Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers: Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
  • Sage and Coombe Architects: Conference House Pavilion, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex

The presentations are followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Mariana Mogilevich, editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus and the author of The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York.


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