Upcoming Programs


Image: Peter Aaron
 

Monograph in Motion: Beyer Blinder Belle | Met Breuer 
Friday, May 18, 2018
6:00 PM

Marcel Breuer was at the height of his career when he designed the Whitney Museum in 1966. The integrity, beauty, and honesty of the building’s design, materials, and execution define it as one of the most distinguished examples of mid-century modern architecture in New York. Join Beyer Blinder Belle Senior Associates Brett Gaillard and Miriam Kelly for a tour and discussion of the immersive task of restoring the iconic building – including extensive research and an understanding of Breuer’s approach to design and materials – and transforming it into a space for the Metropolitan Museum of Art to exhibit modern and contemporary art.

Monograph in Motion is an ongoing series of public tours organized by Open House New York that celebrates the work of design firms that have had a significant impact on New York City’s built environment. To learn more about the Beyer Blinder Belle edition, click here

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

REGISTRATION
Advance tickets are required. Due to space limitations, tickets will not be sold at the event and walk-ons will not be permitted.
OHNY Members: $10. Registration begins April 27 at 8 am
General Admission: $20. Registration begins May 4 at 8 am

AIA CES: 1 LU | HSW

MEMBERS: REGISTRATION BEGINS APR 27
 

 


Image: John Bartelstone
 

Monograph in Motion: Beyer Blinder Belle | Brooklyn Navy Yard: Building 77
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:00 PM

Tour Building 77, the largest structure on the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s 300-acre waterfront campus, with Beyer Blinder Belle Partner Elizabeth Leber and Associate Sherrill Moore, joined by Scott Demel, Director of Marvel Architects. Originally built in 1942 as a warehouse for the United States Navy’s operations during WWII, a top-to-bottom rehabilitation has transformed the building into a 21st-century commercial and light industrial hub, with a ground floor marketplace. Tour will include access to upper-floor raw spaces that feature spectacular NYC views, as well as the adjacent BLDG 92, a former 1857 Marine Commander’s house turned visitor center showcasing the Navy Yard’s history and innovations.

Monograph in Motion is an ongoing series of public tours organized by Open House New York that celebrates the work of design firms that have had a significant impact on New York City’s built environment. To learn more about the Beyer Blinder Belle edition, click here.

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

REGISTRATION
Advance tickets are required. Due to space limitations, tickets will not be sold at the event and walk-ons will not be permitted.
OHNY Members: $10. Registration begins May 1 at 8 am
General Admission: $20. Registration begins May 8 at 8 am

AIA CES: 1 LU | HSW

MEMBERS: REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1
 

 


Image: John Bartelstone
 

Monograph in Motion: Beyer Blinder Belle | New York City Hall
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:00 PM

New York City Hall, completed in 1812, is one of the nation’s oldest government buildings still serving its original purpose. Numerous ad-hoc renovations and modifications over the years had compromised the integrity of the landmarked building. A comprehensive and holistic rehabilitation – the first in more than 50 years – incorporated 21st century systems and technology with as light a touch as possible, preserving the historic fabric and spaces. Join Beyer Blinder Belle Partner Richard Southwick for a tour of the revitalized landmark, including the Rotunda, City Council Chamber, and new below-grade spaces. 

Monograph in Motion is an ongoing series of public tours organized by Open House New York that celebrates the work of design firms that have had a significant impact on New York City’s built environment. To learn more about the Beyer Blinder Belle edition, click here.

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

REGISTRATION
Advance tickets are required. Due to space limitations, tickets will not be sold at the event and walk-ons will not be permitted.
OHNY Members: $10. Registration begins May 8 at 8 am
General Admission: $20. Registration begins May 15 at 8 am

AIA CES: 1 LU | HSW

MEMBERS: REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1
 

 


 

Recent Programs

 


Image: Rendering courtesy of HOK and WSP
 

Projects in Planning: LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
7:00 PM

Open House New York invites you to an exclusive design presentation by HOK about the new LaGuardia Airport.

With more than two million total square feet of new terminal space being constructed, LaGuardia represents one of the most significant airport redevelopment projects in New York State in more than two decades. Working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey along with Delta Air Lines and other airport stakeholders, HOK developed a master plan to transform LaGuardia into a single, unified hub while ensuring high-quality design. HOK, in joint venture with WSP, is part of the LaGuardia Gateway Partners team for the new 1.3-million-square foot Central Terminal B, a 35-gate terminal that will replace the existing 1964 building. The design provides a unique passenger experience that will meet New Yorkers' high expectations for quality and performance.

Join us for a presentation about how the airport master plan is guiding the entire project, along with a closer look at the ambitious design plans for Central Terminal B.

HOK presenters include Kenneth Drucker, Design Principal; Carl Galioto, President; and Peter Ruggiero, Design Principal.

Projects in Planning is an ongoing series of presentations that explore a single project in its early stages of development, to help deepen public understanding of how major projects in New York City are designed and built.

SVA Theatre is ADA compliant and provides assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired. For more information, please contact info@ohny.org or 212-991-6470 at least 72 hours before the event.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

 


Image: Rendering courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle
 

Projects in Planning: The New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Library Renovation
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
7:00 PM

Open House New York invites you to a presentation of the renovation plans for The New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan Library, with Iris Weinshall, Chief Operating Officer, The New York Public Library; and architects Francine Houben, Founding Partner/Creative Director, Mecanoo Architecten, and Elizabeth Leber, Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle.

The New York Public Library’s largest circulating branch, Mid-Manhattan Library, is currently undergoing a major renovation to create a state-of-the-art facility that will serve the public in transformative ways. The library, which will reopen in 2020 as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, will create a modern library experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Join OHNY to learn more about how this beacon of open access to knowledge and information is being reimagined for the 21st century.

Projects in Planning is an ongoing series of presentations that explore a single project in its early stages of development, to help deepen public understanding of how major projects in New York City are designed and built.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

 


Photo: View from the Woolworth Building, 1913 by Irving Underhill, courtesy of the Library of Congress
 

Greater Gotham: A Talk by Mike Wallace
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:00 PM

Open House New York invites you to a talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mike Wallace about his recently published book, Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919 (Oxford University Press, 2017). A sequel to Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (co-written with Edwin G. Burrows), Greater Gotham picks up the story of New York on New Year’s Day 1898–when the cities of New York and Brooklyn merged with Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island to become the second largest city on the planet–and follows it through to the end of World War I. The two decades in between were marked by massive economic, cultural, and technological transformations that in large part laid the foundations for the city that we inhabit today. From the subway to the skyline, and in buildings like the Woolworth, the New York Public Library, and Grand Central Terminal, Greater Gotham reveals a city in full ferment and one whose controversies and concerns still have resonance for contemporary New Yorkers.

Mike Wallace is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History. He is the co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to1898, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1999. He is now working on the third volume in the Gotham series, which will carry the story to 1945.

AIA CES: 1 LU

 


Photo by Troy Jarrell
 

Getting to Zero: Zero Waste Design Guidelines
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
Monday, December 4, 2017
7:00 PM

Over the course of the past year, through tours to waste-to-energy plants and recycling facilities and diversion centers, Getting to Zero: New York + Waste revealed the vast network of spaces that keep New York City clean, healthy, and functioning. But as the social, environmental, and economic costs of our waste continue to multiply, it is clear that if New York is to achieve its ambitious goal of sending zero waste to landfill by 2030, we need to fundamentally rethink they way we manage garbage in the city.

The release of the Zero Waste Design Guidelines is an important step in that direction. The Zero Waste Design Guidelines were developed in a collaborative process that lasted more than a year and involved over a hundred individuals and visits to more than forty buildings, following the path taken by waste from initial disposal to collection at the curb. The guidelines serve as inspiration and resource to help designers, developers, and building operators transform buildings to reduce the amount of waste generated, reconceive of waste as a resource, improve our streets, and help the city reach its zero waste goal.

Join us for a special evening to conclude Getting to Zero and learn about the Zero Waste Design Guidelines and the crucial role that the design of our built environment plays in ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable future for New York. Read More

Speakers
Presentation of the guidelines by authors Clare Miflin, Kiss + Cathcart, Architects; Christina Grace, Foodprint Group; and Benjamin Miller and Juliette Spertus, ClosedLoops; followed by a panel discussion with Clare Miflin; Elizabeth Balkan, Director of Policy and Senior Advisor, Office of the Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation; Claudia Herasme, Chief Urban Designer / Director of Urban Design, NYC Department of City Planning; and Emily Kildow, Sustainability Manager, Taconic Management Company; moderated by Cole Rosengren, Staff Reporter, Waste Dive.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW