Peterson Rich Office: NYCHA

2–4pm September 23, 2023
@ The Block House

On September 23rd please join us at the Block House from 2-4pm for a conversation with Peterson Rich Office (PRO), a Brooklyn-based architecture and design practice recognized for its cultural, publicly engaged, and social impactful projects. Principals Miriam Peterson and Nathan Rich (IPA ‘14 Fellows) will be joined by Sagi Golan (IPA ‘14 Fellow), Deputy Director, Urban Design Office, NYC Department of City Planning to discuss the office's extensive portfolio of projects with NYCHA. Their work prioritizes a rigorous public engagement process and a sustainable and equitable approach to preserving and adapting existing buildings.

Light refreshments will be served. Join us after the program for our 10th Annual Fall Fete: Friends Party starting at 5pm at the same place! Separate tickets are required. Purchase tickets here.

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Miriam Peterson, AIA, Principal: Miriam majored in Economics at Cornell University, focusing her research on urban economics, specifically the impacts of white flight and urban renewal within urban cores. As an M.Arch at Yale University, her design and seminar work focused on investigating how public investments in infrastructure can facilitate the creation of public spaces and environmentally responsible development. Prior to co-founding PRO, Miriam worked on designing major institutional projects at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. In addition to practice, Miriam teaches at the Yale School of Architecture. Her awards and recognition include the William Edward Parsons Memorial Medal and Richard Kaplan Chair for Urban Design.

Nathan Rich, AIA, Principal: Nathan brings a breadth of experience with global reach to PRO's practice. He received his BA from Wesleyan University and his Master of Architecture from Yale University. As a Henry Luce Scholar, Nathan taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing and researched the impact of rapid growth in Asian cities on the built environment. As a co-founder at PRO, he leverages his experience to grow the firm's ability to manage and execute larger, more diverse projects, particularly with cultural and institutional partners. He is a licensed architect in New York, Michigan, and New Jersey. He recently contributed to the Routledge publication 'Architecture and Capitalism.'

Sagi Golan is the Deputy Director of Urban Design at the New York City Department of City Planning (NYCDCP) where he ensures a high level of design excellence in projects across NYC's five Boroughs. Sagi works on large scale housing projects, neighborhood planning initiatives, waterfront open spaces, redesigning streets, public spaces, and mixed-use developments. His work strives to achieve the best design outcome through collaboration with developers, designers, various agencies, local and city-wide organizations and other stakeholders to make New York a more sustainable, resilient, livable, and equitable city. Sagi coordinates the summer semester’s urban design studio at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). He previously taught architecture and urban design studios at The New School and is a visiting critic at Syracuse University, Cornell University, Columbia GSAPP, NYIT and Pratt. Sagi holds a Bachelor‘s degree in architecture from Tel Aviv University and an M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the GSAPP Award for Excellence, the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, and the 2015 AIANY Urban Design Merit Award for “9x18”.


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