“Total Reset” Residency and Exhibition, Summer 2014
Click above for photos of the “Total Reset” installation and opening party. Follow the Fellows on totalreset.tumblr.com.
Introducing the Inaugural IPA Fellows
We are pleased to announce the first-ever Institute for Public Architecture Fellows. In residence this summer in Harlem as part of No Longer Empty’s “If You Build It” exhibition, the Fellows are developing four research and design proposals for public and affordable housing in New York. The residency, exhibition, and public programs respond to Mayor de Blasio’s “total reset” on housing.
Inaugural IPA Fellows are: Kaja Kühl, in association with Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture, Preservation and Planning’s 5 Borough Studio; Nadine Maleh; Quilian Riano; and the team of Sagi Golan, Miriam Peterson, and Nathan Rich. For the press release, please click here.
IPA Fellows. Clockwise from top left: Nathan Rich, Miriam Peterson, and Sagi Golan; Nadine Maleh; Kaja Kühl (rear, center) with Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture, Preservation and Planning’s 5 Borough Studio; and Quilian Riano. Photos courtesy IPA Fellows.
IPA “Total Reset” Series Continues in Harlem
Mayor de Blasio has declared a “total reset” for public housing in New York. At the same time, the decline of affordable housing options has become New Yorkers’ greatest concern.
In the spring, the IPA launched our “Total Reset” series with a Roundtable exploring ambitious, achievable ideas for public and affordable housing in New York. This summer, IPA Fellows respond to the roundtable discussion with housing proposals that connect design, policy, and community engagement. Follow their progress through our public events and online updates, announced in IPA emails and on social media.
The residency and installation are located in Broadway Housing Communities’ new affordable housing development in Sugar Hill, designed by architect David Adjaye. Fellows were nominated by top New York architects and housing experts and selected by a jury of Jonathan Kirschenfeld, Karen Kubey, Susanne Schindler, and Juliette Spertus.
Join Us This Summer for Public Events
Wednesday, June 25, 7-9 p.m.
No Longer Empty’s “If You Build It” opens, including the IPA “Total Reset” residency and installation.
“Total Reset” Public Workshops
Workshop 1: Thursday July 10, 4:30-7 p.m. RSVP
Workshop 2: Wednesday July 23, 4:30-7 p.m. RSVP
“Total Reset” features public workshops with Sugar Hill community members, housing experts, and designers. At each workshop, Institute for Public Architecture Fellows will present their work-in-progress and IPA executive director Karen Kubey will moderate a discussion.
“Total Reset” Open Studio Reception
Thursday August 7, 5-7 p.m. RSVP
Meet the Institute for Public Architecture Fellows and explore their work.
All events at The Sugar Hill Project, 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP via the links above.
Meet the Fellows
Kaja Kühl (rear, center), with Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture, Preservation and Planning’s
5 Borough Studio
The “Total Reset” jury selected Kaja Kühl, who brings with her the 5 Borough Studio. The 5 Borough Studio is the first studio in a three-semester sequence in the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. It is held each summer from June to August. Three ambitions guide the first Urban Design Studio: to nurture a design process specific to existing urban environments; to critically consider site and program; and to interrogate the role of Urban Design as serving the public as a client. The studio is lead by Kaja Kühl, Ben Abelman, Brian Baldor, Jamie Chan, James Khamsi, Michael Piper and Sunjana Thirumala Sridhar.
Nadine Maleh is the Director of Inspiring Places for Community Solutions. In this position Nadine is responsible for the development of supportive housing and community development through local partnership and the implementation of strategic development initiatives that will support the mission of the organization. Nadine has extensive experience in planning, design and construction supervision for housing development projects. Her expertise includes sustainable design, program development based on needs of diverse populations, and the integration of health concerns into building design. Nadine has been responsible for overseeing the design and development of over 1000 units of sustainable affordable housing.
She is a member of the Architectural League of New York and Architecture for Humanity, and has been a visiting critic and lecturer at Columbia University, Pratt School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design, and Yale University. Nadine earned her B.A. in architectural studies from Tufts University, and her Masters of Architecture with Honors from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Quilian Riano is the founder and principal of DSGN AGNC, a collaborative design/research studio exploring political engagement through architecture, urbanism, art & activism. In practice and academia, Quilian works with community groups and trans-disciplinary teams to create comprehensive research that can be used to propose a variety of targeted policies, actions and designs that seek to increase agency at various scales — from pamphlets to architectures to landscapes. Quilian holds a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and currently teaches design studios at Parsons, The New School for Design and Pratt Institute of Technology.
Quilian has recently received the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise as well as awards and residencies from Boston Society of Architects, Harvard University and the Queens Museum. DSGN AGNC’s work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Harvard University, the World Urban Forum, Cornell University, New York’s Center for Architecture, The Van Alen Institute, Parsons The New School for Design, The Queens Museum of Art, The Austrian Cultural Forum, Boston Society of Architects, among others.
Left to right: Nathan Rich, Miriam Peterson, Sagi Golan
Sagi Golan is an architect and urban designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tel Aviv University (2011) and an M.S. in architecture and urban design from Columbia University (2013). He has participated academically in collaborative workshops in the field of architecture and urban design in Tokyo, Berlin, and Jerusalem. At Columbia Sagi was awarded the GSAPP award for excellence in the Urban Design Program and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize (2013). He gained teaching experience working as an instructor at the School of Continuing Education and as a teaching assistant for the urban design studio at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP).
Sagi gained research experience working at the Earth Institute’s Urban Design Lab. He currently holds a teaching position at Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP) as well as an Urban Designer position at the Office of the Chief Urban Designer at the New York Department of City Planning where he is involved in conducting complex research investigations and studies, urban design plans, and participating in the city’s efforts in achieving its affordable housing goals.
Coming from a background in Economics and Italian Literature, Miriam Peterson’s interest in architecture grew from her studies in Urban Economics at Cornell University. Her graduate work at Yale University School of Architecture and her professional research has focused on the interface between the built environment and its surrounding physical and economic context. Gaining her masters degree in 2009, Miriam was awarded the William Edward Parsons Memorial Medal for the student who shows the most promise in the field of Urban Design. She worked for Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects over the course of eight years before leaving the firm in February of 2012 to start Peterson Rich Office.
Nathan Rich brings a breadth of experience with global reach. He received his BA from Wesleyan University and his Masters in Architecture from Yale University where he was awarded the James Gamble Rogers Memorial Fellowship. In 2004-2005 Nathan was a Henry Luce Scholar in Beijing, where he taught at Tsinghua University and researched the impact of rapid growth in Asian cities on the built environment. He recently published on the topic as a contributing author for the Routledge publication Architecture and Capitalism. Nathan worked at Steven Holl Architects for five years before leaving in early 2014 to join Peterson Rich Office.
Peterson Rich Office (P.R.O.) is an interdisciplinary architecture and design studio founded in 2011 by Miriam Peterson and Nathan Rich.
“If You Build It”
No Longer Empty in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities is working closely with community partners, artists, and schools to stage a site-specific exhibition called “If You Build It” in the future Sugar Hill Apartments: a new Broadway Housing Communities’ building designed by architect David Adjaye. From June 25-August 10, the free art exhibition is accompanied by a full roster of free events and workshops for all ages.
The Sugar Hill Project is Broadway Housing Communities seventh and largest initiative to date, providing 124 units of permanently affordable housing including 25 apartments set aside for households currently in the NYC homeless shelter system; a high quality early childhood center that will serve up to 200 children from birth to age five and their families; and an innovative new cultural institution, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.
“If You Build It”
June 25 – August 10, 2014
Location & Directions: 155th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue
Take the C train to 155th St. Or take Uber with No Longer Empty’s discount code.
Get directions and code here.
Exhibition Hours (new times!):
June 26 – August 10
Thursday – Friday 3-7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Closed July 4-6 for the holiday weekend
Visit nolongerempty.org for complete “If You Build It” event schedule.
The Institute for Public Architecture acknowledges our generous “Total Reset” supporters.
Belden Tri-State Building Materials
James Cohan Gallery
The Hudson Companies
Shoshana Perry and Noel Wiggins