NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES 370 JAY STREET
On March 22nd, the New York Times named the M|G renovation of NYU’s 370 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn as one of three major projects transforming higher education in New York City: “Focusing on advanced technology and the sciences, these projects […] are aimed at helping the city lure and retain people to compete with places like Silicon Valley and Boston.” Click here to read the full article.
BROCHES SERVES AS BERKELEY PRIZE COMMITTEE MEMBER
M|G Partner Paul Broches, FAIA, is serving as a committee member for the nineteenth annual Berkeley Prize Essay Competition. Originally established in 1998, the Berkeley Prize competition was created to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program are invited to submit an essay on a topic selected by the committee. The winning essays will be announced next month.
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GOLDBERG ANNOUCES RETIREMENT AFTER 50 YEARS WITH M|G
After a celebrated career working on over 50 projects in both the U.S. and abroad, Steven Goldberg, FAIA, announces his retirement effective January 1, 2017. Goldberg joined M/G in 1967, was named partner in 1980, and has been actively involved in the management and development of the practice. We thank him for his leadership and his enormous contribution to the success of the practice.
LOEWENSON REFLECTS ON 2016 WITH CURBED NEW YORK
Curbed New York reached out to M|G Partner Carol Loewenson, FAIA, to discuss 2016’s biggest moments in real estate and architecture. The power of adaptive reuse in 2016, Loewenson states, “come[s] from an understanding that our development doesn’t have to be all new. If architecture is about the human condition—making work, learning and living institutions better—its not just about the buildings, it’s about the places that are made and the people who live there.” Loewenson’s 2016 AIA NY Presidential theme, Authenticity and Innovation, was centered on this “tension and balance between old and new.” Click here to read the full article.
M|G TOURS AUTHENTICITY AND INNOVATION
On December 15th, Mitchell | Giurgola staff enjoyed a private tour of Authenticity and Innovation at the Center for Architecture led by Donald Albrecht, curator. The exhibition features NYU’s 370 Jay Street along with 27 other New York City buildings that are not officially designated historic landmarks, but have been uniquely preserved and re-purposed.
Authenticity and Innovation is the 2016 Presidential theme, envisioned by Mitchell | Giurgola Partner and 2016 AIA NY President, Carol Loewenson.
BRONX DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY VISITS MITCHELL | GIURGOLA OFFICE
On November 22nd, Mitchell | Giurgola hosted students from the Bronx Design and Construction Academy for an interactive lesson on the study and practice of Architecture. This Applied Experiential Learning Day was organized by M|G and the New York Public Library. In response to facilitating the event on the 22nd, Christina Draghi, AIA stated: “Everyone asked insightful questions, and it was great to meet a group of young people who obviously enjoy what they’re doing in school.”