19 June 2018

Kliment Halsband Architects at A’18 Conference on Architecture this Week

Over 23,000 participants will converge on New York City this week for the A’18 Conference on Architecture. We are thrilled to be able to welcome everyone to our city and to be participating in the conference through several events and programs. More details below about where you can find us.

Secondary Education in the City: A Lesson Plan
Wednesday, June 20
10 am – 3 pm

Michael A. Nieminen FAIA will lead a tour of The Spence School, an independent K-12 all-girls school on the Upper East Side. The Spence School is one of three notable public and private K-12 schools in Manhattan highlighted as part of this pre-conference tour organized by the AIA National Committee on Architecture for Education. Participants will also tour the Beacon School, a public arts and technology high school, in Midtown West, and Avenues: The World School in West Chelsea.

Models of Higher Education: Two Universities in Downtown Manhattan
Wednesday, June 20
12:30 pm – 5 pm

Alex Diez AIA, LEED AP and Michael Maza AIA, LEED AP will lead a tour of New York University’s Advanced Research Institutes, an adaptive reuse of the historic MacMillan/Forbes Publishing Building on Fifth Avenue. This building and The New School’s University Center across the street are featured in this pre-conference tour organized by the AIA National Committee on Architecture for Education.


AIA Annual Business Meeting
Wednesday, June 20
4-5:30 pm

After collecting nearly 500 signatures through a grassroots effort, Frances Halsband FAIA will present a resolution at the Business Meeting that calls for an update to the AIA By-Laws’ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to address, discrimination, harassment, and abuse with the profession. Read more about Frances’s effort in Architectural Record.


Metamorphosis of Urban K-12 Schools
Saturday, June 23
1:45 – 3:15 pm

Michael A. Nieminen FAIA, Michael Maza AIA, LEED AP, and David Whitehill AIA will explore the design challenges of transforming historic buildings and sites in tight urban contexts while responding to the shifting pedagogical focus of K-12 education. Projects at three independent schools in New York City – The Spence School, Friends Seminary, and The Allen-Stevenson School — showcase how the design solutions can reflect changing curricula while balancing preservation goals with a commitment to a sustainable future.

New York City Skyline in Chelsea

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