On Thursday, October 30, David J. Lewis will speak at the Seattle Public Library as part of Space City Seattle's lecture series dedicated to the discussion of architecture, art, and urbanism. The lecture will make the case that in our age of digital distraction, architecture is in a unique position of reasserting physical and public space as a necessary stage for dialogue and engagement.
The German television station ZDF has produced a documentary examining the United States' response to storms in the Northeast such as Irene and Sandy, and emerging approaches to dealing with climate change in urbanism and architecture. The short is part of their Planet E Series, focusing on climate change. Journalist Klaus Prömpers interviewed Paul Lewis about LTL's projects, Water Proving Ground from MoMA Rising Currents, and Structures of Coastal Resilience, which are featured in the documentary.
As the chair of the 2014 AIA Central States Design Awards jury, David J. Lewis will give the closing keynote lecture at the regional conference in Springfield Missouri on Friday, October 24th. The conference will focus on architectural collaborations between multiple disciplines. Click below for more information on the conference website.
Debbie Chen, Designer at LTL Architects, Awarded "Next Generation" 1st Prize from the Holcim Foundation
LTL Architects is pleased to announce that on September 18th, the Holcim Foundation awarded Debbie Chen the "Next Generation" 1st Prize for her design of the Municipal CHUW: Center for Harvesting Utility from Waste in New York City. The proposal recognizes an opportunity to locally treat collected waste, separating its components to exploit its content.
Tuesday, 9/16: The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's School of Journalism had its official opening in its newly renovated space, designed by LTL Architects. The Institute was established in 2012 with a generous endowment gift from longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor and author Helen Gurley Brown and her husband David Brown, a graduate of both Stanford University and the Columbia School of Journalism. The Institute's mission is to function as a platform for developing new forms of journalistic media for an increasingly "networked, digitized world."
On Friday September 12th, Jonsara Ruth (Salty Labs), Mimi Hoang (nARCHITECTS), and Sunil Bald (Studio SUMO) joined David J. Lewis at LTL's office to judge submissions to the Central States AIA awards. The Central States region encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Winners will be announced in October.
David J. Lewis will give the annual Bryant Lecture on Art and Architecture at Kansas State University.
LTL's redesigned Seaman Corporation Headquarters in Wooster, Ohio, recently had its official opening. This project transforms an existing office interior and expands the building to accommodate the growth of the company. Check back soon for an updated project page.
In anticipation of the official opening in September, The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University’s School of Journalism hosted a reception this past week organized by Mark Hansen, the Brown Institute’s Director, for the project team and stakeholders. As part of the event, Marc Tsurumaki signed the space. In addition, artist Shantell Martin has begun a commissioned mural that wraps the project’s staircase in a continuous wall drawing. The mural will be completed as a live performance during the Brown Institute’s Fall opening.
LTL's design for Gallaudet University Model Secondary School for the Deaf was selected as the runner-up in an invited design competition. LTL's proposal defines a series of carefully orchestrated outdoor and indoor spaces which visually and programmatically connect the new building to the existing campus. LTL previously worked with Gallaudet University on Living and Learning Residence Hall 6.
Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Nearing Completion
Construction is entering the final phases on the LTL-designed Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Located in McKim, Mead and White’s historic Pulitzer Hall, the project creates a double-height, collaborative work environment to facilitate the development of new digital platforms for contemporary journalism. When complete, the space will incorporate a 360-degree internal façade – a translucent scrim for projection and light diffusion – mobile furniture elements, and a variety of meeting and office spaces. Occupancy of the Brown Institute will begin in July and the official opening will take place in the Fall.
The Canopy Connector provides a physical link between the University of Wyoming main Education Building and the Education Annex building. The water-jet cut pattern of the aluminum panels mirrors that of the bamboo screen in the LTL designed Sullivan Family Student Center, constructed for the University in 2011.
Summer is here and the Steeplechase Pier at Coney Island is open. Come out this weekend to enjoy the sun (or shade) on LTL's recent redesign of this iconic landmark. The new design transforms the pier into a public space for amusement, play and delight. Click on the image below for more information.
On April 30, 2014, David J. Lewis is to give at the School of Architecture University of Limerick (Ireland) an inaugural lecture as Adjunct Professor, an honorary professorship given by the University.
LTL Architects is pleased to announce the completion of the NYU Steinhardt School East Building Renovation. Located in NYU's historic Greenwich Village campus, this renovation of over 70,000 square feet of space addresses both the shifting programmatic needs of a major academic organization and provides infrastructural upgrades for the Steinhardt School East Building to meet LEED Gold standards.
The presentation by David J. Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki of LTL's proposal for rethinking surface parking is now online.
Last Thursday, along with the Long Island Index, LTL Architects unveiled to the public its designs for rethinking single-use surface parking systems on Long Island. LTL Architects' proposal focused on the Village of Westbury. The design integrated parking, terraced housing and civic space adjacent to the Long Island Rail Road to enrich the downtown and support smart economic growth as a model for future development.
Presented by the Long Island Index, LTL Architects will unveil its design on the rethinking of parking facilities in downtown areas of Long Island. LTL Architects, one of four firms chosen to participate in the Challenge, will be sharing its ideas on how to utilize space and bring new amenities to downtown areas tomorrow, January 16, 2014 at 8 am at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City, NY.
The firms, their office locations, and the communities with which they will be paired, are as follows:
- dub studios (New York City and Los Angeles) will work with Patchogue;
- LTL Architects (New York City) will work with Westbury;
- Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design (Los Angeles) will work with Ronkonkoma;
- Utile, Inc. (Boston) will work with Rockville Centre.
LTL Architects is featured in the November issue of American School & University for receiving the Louis I. Kahn Citation for the renovation of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, East Building Renovation.