Join the Skyscraper Museum for a webinar with Thomas Leslie, Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He will discuss his new book, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1934-1986: How Technology, Politics, Finance, and Race Reshaped the City, an expansive architectural history that tackles the history of a half century of Chicago’s built environment.
View a variety of classic Modern, late Modern and Postmodern designs by SOM, Philip Johnson, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche, Kohn Pedersen Fox and others on this AIANY walking tour. Highlights include Lever House, the Seagram Building, Citicorp Center, the CBS Building, and the Museum of Modern Art’s multi-building complex.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House presents its inaugural exhibition: Thought-Built: The Imperial Hotel at 100. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel opening, this exhibition will feature rare artifacts rescued from demolition and provide visitors with a deeper understanding of Wright’s relationship with the Martins during this formative period in his career.
This AIANY walking tour covers many of the distinctive buildings and interiors that define Midtown, starting with Art Deco stand outs and moving to well-known Modern sites such as the UN Headquarters and the Ford Foundation Building. This densely packed tour of Midtown’s multiple modernisms is rounded out by lesser-known structures such as the Japan Society and William Lescaze’s 1934 home and office, along with buildings by Harrison & Abramovitz, Gwathmey Siegel, and I. M. Pei.
Columbia GSAPP hosts Kenneth Frampton, Mario Gooden, Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt, Mary McLeod, and Daniel Talesnik for a discussion of Kenneth Frampton: Conversations with Daniel Talesnik. The book presents seven interviews with the architectural historian reflecting on the long arc of his rich and influential career in the discipline. This talk will be held in Wood Auditorium and live-streamed on the Columbia GSAPP YouTube Channel.
Artist Justin Beal will speak about his book Sandfuture, for our fall Modern Conversations event. The book is about the life of Minoru Yamasaki, but also about an artist interrogating art and architecture’s role in culture as New York changes drastically after a decade bracketed by terrorism and natural disaster.
Tour modern sites through Midtown and along Park Avenue with New York Tri-State board member Kyle Johnson and AIA NY. View the highlights from an Art Deco standout through late-Modern and Postmodern.
Honor this year’s Modernism in America winners and celebrate the best of modernism with Docomomo US at Design Within Reach Third Avenue in New York. One Tri-State project is receiving an 2023 award: the restoration of Demerec Laboratory (Anderson & Beckwith, 1953), at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Austrian/Australian architect Harry Seidler and the 50th anniversary of the opening of Jørn Utzon’s landmark Sydney Opera House with AustraliaNOW and the AIANY Architecture Dialogues Committee. Attend this event online or in-person to explore the country’s 20th century architectural landmarks, the current collaboration of American and Australian architects on major cultural, educational, and commercial projects, and short presentations of emerging and established Australian architects practicing today.