Making Room

November 7, 2011
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Making Room brings together five innovative architectural teams to propose a range of brand new housing prototypes that better reflect the demographics and desires of how we really live in the 21st century city. The new housing types that will be proposed at the event are inspired by design innovation seen in other cities around the world, especially the mini-studio permitted in Tokyo. Author, academic and founder of the Future Design Institute in Tokyo, Azby Brown, will be part of a specialist panel to interview the architects, discuss the designs, and how New York City could gain from allowing more creativity in housing design to flourish.

The event is held in collaboration with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) and the Architectural League of New York.

Featuring designs by:

Stan Allen & Rafi Segal Principal, Stan Allen Architect and Dean, Princeton University School of Architecture, & Founder, Rafi Segal Architecture Urbanism
Deborah Gans – Principal, Gans studio and professor, Architecture School at Pratt Institute
Peter Gluck – Principal, Peter Gluck and Partners Architects
Jonathan Kirschenfeld – Principal, Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect PC
Ted Smith – Founder, Smith & Others, San Diego

Discussions featuring:

Matthew Blesso – President, Blesso Properties
David Bragdon – Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability
Azby Brown – Founder, Future Design Institute, Tokyo
David Burney – Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Seth Diamond – Commissioner, NYC Department of Homeless Services
Alex Garvin – Principal, Alex Garvin and Associates
Rosalie Genevro – Executive Director, Architectural League of New York
Linda Gibbs – Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, City of New York
Mark Ginsberg – Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
Amie Gross – President, Amie Gross Architects
Vicente Guallart – Founder, Guallart Architects and Chief Architect, City of Barcelona
Rosanne Haggerty – President, Community Solutions
Graham Hill – Founder,
Robert LiMandri – Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings
Jerilyn Perine – Executive Director, Citizens Housing & Planning Council
Mark Strauss – Senior Partner, FXFOWLE ARCHITECTS, LLP
Mathew Wambua – Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Tom Wargo – Director of Zoning, NYC Department of City Planning

Registration is accepted via the website of Citizens Housing and Planning Council.

For more information call Citizens Housing and Planning Council at (212)-286-9211.

  • Monday, November 7, 2011
  • 8:30 am