The June issue of Metropolis published a feature on The Architectural League of New York's recent book, 30 Years of Emerging Voices. The article includes LTL Architects, along with a selection of 9 other firms representative of past Emerging Voices. LTL Architects was recognized in 2002.
Congratulations to Buro Happold on receiving an International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Award for the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. The LTL-designed project at Columbia University’s School of Journalism is one of only 15 from around the world to win this prestigious award.
LTL Architects' renovation of seven contiguous floors of the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development is featured in the March issue of Interior Design. In addition to providing a cohesive identity for three of the Steinhardt School's core programs, the project also addresses the shifting programmatic needs of a major academic organization and provides infrastructural upgrades for three aging buildings to meet LEED Gold standards. Read the article here.
On Monday, March 23rd, Marc Tsurumaki will give a lecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, as part of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series. The lecture will be free and open to the public.
Paul Lewis will give a lecture about LTL at the Lebanese American University School of Architecture and Design at 211 E. 46th Street, NYC. Wednesday March 18, 2015. 6PM.
LTL Architects' design for the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation won a Merit Award from AIA New York, announced Monday, March 9th. Located in Pulitzer Hall, the Institute serves as an incubator for new platforms of digital journalism, creating a new space for engagement, collaboration and discourse.
AFTERTASTE, The internationally renowned symposium on Interior Design at Parsons, asks in its 9th edition, "How can we promote and develop imaginations that can envision and create interiors for an unknown future, rather than being beholden to the past? How can we cultivate the unknown in a culture increasingly defined by big data and digital devices of distraction?" David J. Lewis will serve as interlocutor, engaging colleagues in an animated exploration and discussion on imagination. The symposium is organized by Jonsara Ruth, Catherine Murphy and Elizabeth Parker. Click below for more information.
LTL's design for the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University acts as an incubator for the technological transformation of journalism. Metropolis Magazine describes how the media research lab is part of a dramatic rethinking of journalism education. Read the full write-up here. For more on the Brown Institute, visit their website.
The drawings for LTL's book on section are almost finished. The book is forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press (PAP).
The Long Island Index 2015 Report by HR&A Advisors presents the economic implications of Long Island-wide initiatives that could address some of the region’s most intractable issues. In the report, HR&A cites LTL's design, Train Terraces, as a new model for dense, mixed-use development in Long Island downtowns. Train Terraces was originally generated as part of the Build a Better Burb: ParkingPLUS design challenge, and is presented here as a prototype for development across Long Island. The design proposes programmatic densification around the Long Island Rail Road, taking the form of an intermodal transit hub integrated with public, commercial, technological, and residential spaces.
The Structures of Coastal Resilience (SCR) website and The Amphibious Suburb project page are now live, and LTL's Amphibious Suburbs project was featured on the cover of Discovery: Research at Princeton. SCR is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation to develop innovative designs for coastal flood resilience. LTL's proposal can be found at The Amphibious Suburb project page, and the whole SCR project is presented in detail at structuresofcoastalresilience.org.
For more information on the interdisciplinary design and research team, read "Resilient Shores," published in Princeton University's research magazine, Discovery.
LTL Architects will present "The Amphibious Suburb: Atlantic City, NJ" on Tuesday, November 25, 5:30 – 8:00 PM at AIANY Center for Architecture in a conference about the work of Structures of Coastal Resilience (SCR). The Amphibious Suburb is one of four SCR design projects supported by The Rockefeller Foundation to address rising sea levels in coastal cities.
See this article for more information about the project, and click below for more details about the presentation.
David J. Lewis will moderate a discussion today between architects, designers and scholars, in a symposium exploring the dynamic potential of environments in which both natural and artificial forms of light activate interior space. Speakers include Jeffrey Schnapp of Harvard's metaLAB, Adam Yarinsky of Architecture Research Office, and Kevin Dowling of 4moms designers. The discussion will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 at Wollman Hall, 65 W 11th Street, NYC.
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.