Late Registration Deadline & Jury Announcement for HB:BX Internation Competition

• November 19, 2009

The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), AIA NY Chapter has announced the jury and extended registration deadlines for its fourth biennial international ideas competition, High Bridge: Bronx, Building Cultural Infrastructure (HB:BX).

Visit our previous article – HB:BX Internation Competition or the homepage www.enyacompetions.org for further information.

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EMERGING NY ARCHITECTS LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

High Bridge: Bronx, Building Cultural Infrastructure, (HB: BX) International Ideas Competition

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE & JURY ANNOUNCEMENT

Early Registration Deadline: November 20, 2009 (Save $5 by registering early)
Late Registration Deadline: December 15, 2009
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2009
Open to: Emerging Designers

JURY:

ANTONIA SERGIO BESSA Director of Curatorial and Education programs, Bronx Museum of Arts.
JOSHUA DAVID Co-founder and Chief Development Officer of Friends of the Highline
CRAIG DYKERS; NAL, AIA Principal, Snøhetta
PETER FERKO Artist and President of Artists Unite, Inc.
SANGMOK KIM; AIA, LEED,AP Principal N.E.E.D., Winning Team of 2008 ENYA International Design Competition
HILARY SAMPLE; AIA Principal, MOS and Assistant Professor at Yale University
KAZYS VARNELIS; PH.D. Director, Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Register online at: www.enyacompetions.org

November 17, 2009, NEW YORK, NY. The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), AIA NY Chapter, is pleased to announce the jury and extended registration deadlines for its fourth biennial international ideas competition, High Bridge: Bronx, Building Cultural Infrastructure (HB:BX). Register for the competition online at www.enyacompetions.org.

This competition is open to all emerging professionals, including, but not limited to, architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners who have completed their education at the undergraduate or graduate level within 10 years of the competition announcement An online gallery will feature all submitted design entries. In addition cash prizes and inclusion in an exhibition and a publication are awarded to the winning designs.

HB: BX is an open ideas competition to design an arts center that culturally reinforces the physical connection between the Manhattan and Bronx High Bridge communities of New York City. Working in cooperation with the arts organizations Artists Unite and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, ENYA means to draw awareness to the current efforts to restore and reopen the historic High Bridge. This competition is a forum to explore the urban and community improvement opportunities that may come with the achievement of such a momentous milestone. Thus, ENYA challenges designers to explore how disused structures can be reprogrammed into elements of a vibrant urban cultural center. Entrants are also challenged to rethink the relationship between existing infrastructure (aqueduct, railway, and highway) and the contemporary urban context. These issues, universally relevant to any growing city, take on a more site-specific nature when considering the importance of the High Bridge and the topographic challenges posed by the steep riverbanks of the Harlem River. Also defining this competition are the unique clients who ask entrants to reconsider architecture’s role in the creation, display, and experience of viewing art in one of the world’s most culturally vibrant cities.

General information about HB: BX follows:

Type: International Ideas Competition. The competition results are intended to generate ideas for the site and will not result in actual development by ENYA or other parties involved.

Entry Fee: Add $5 for all categories after November 20, 2009.
$35 Student, $65 Individual, $110 Team (2-4), $300 Group (5+)
Awards: $5,000 (ENYA prize), $2,000 (2nd Place), $1,000 (3rd Place), $1,000 (Student)

About ENYA, AIA New York Chapter
ENYA (Emerging New York Architects) is a forum for the interests and activities of students, interns, associates, and new architects. The committee, which is part of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, establishes networking, mentoring, technical, and public advocacy initiatives to foster the professional development of architecture students and young professionals and to strengthen the quality of the built environment.

About the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Founded in 1857 by seven visionary architects, the AIA New York Chapter is the first and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Today, the AIA New York Chapter is a membership-based organization comprised of licensed architects and professional affiliates in real estate, construction, engineering, and facilities management, and currently has 4,300 members. Operating out of the Center for Architecture, a storefront space in Greenwich Village, the Chapter is dedicated to three Primary goals: public outreach, professional development, and design excellence.

The AIA New York Chapter is guided by the work of its dedicated committees. Over two-dozen committees, open to all interested, are continually exploring such vital issues as housing, planning, urban design, community development, historical preservation, and environmental sustainability. The AIA New York Chapter also serves as an advocate in public policy discussions with governmental decision-makers and other civic and professional associations.

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JURY BIOS:

ANTONIA SERGIO BESSA Director of Curatorial and Education programs, Bronx Museum of Arts.

Antonio Sergio Bessa is the director of curatorial and education programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. A graduate of the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU, he has published and lectured often on the relationship between architecture and writing. His books include Öyvind Fahlström: The Art of Writing and Novas: Selected Writings of Haroldo de Campos, (both through Northwestern University Press); and Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100 (Fordham University Press).

JOSHUA DAVID Co-founder and Chief Development Officer of Friends of the Highline

Joshua David is a co-founder of Friends of the High Line and assumes primary responsibility for the organization’s fundraising efforts, as well as overseeing public communications. Joshua is a member of the Advisory Council of Transportation Alternatives, a New York City-based non-profit that advocates on behalf of the city’s cyclists, pedestrians, and transit-users. A longtime resident of Chelsea, he served on Manhattan Community Board No. 4 as the co-chair of their transportation committee. He is also a member of the steering committee of the Greater Gansevoort Street Improvement Project, which worked to expand and improve pedestrian facilities in the Meatpacking District. Before founding Friends of the High Line with Robert Hammond in 1999, Joshua was a freelance magazine writer and freelance editor for Gourmet, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and others.

CRAIG DYKERS; NAL, AIA Principal, Snøhetta

Craig Edward Dykers was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Texas in Austin after initial studies in medicine and art. Craig worked in both Texas and California before co-founding the architecture, landscape, and interior design companies Snøhetta arkitektur landskap AS in Oslo, Norway in 1989 and Snøhetta Inc. in New York City in 2004. He has served as co-designer of many prominent projects, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the National Opera in Oslo, Norway, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum and Pavilion at the World Trade Center in New York City. Other projects include the Lillehammer Winter Olympics Art Museum in Norway and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin. Active professionally and academically, Craig is a member of the Norwegian Architecture Association (NAL) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts in England. He has also served as a Diploma Adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and as a Distinguished Professor at City College in New York City. He has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, Craig has been commissioned to create installation art projects in public spaces, many focused on the notions of context, nature, and human nature.

PETER FERKO Artist and President of Artists Unite, Inc.

Peter Ferko is an artist in several media. His artwork often utilizes photography to explore perception. He engages in action-oriented projects as a means of engaging other artists in ways that encourage community and dialog. He has travelled to meet artists and arts administrators in Eastern and Central Europe and Russia and has collaborated with artists in Poland and Russia. Peter also plays bass and sings and has recorded with his groups the Peter Ferko Band and the SoLow Bass Show. He is President of Artists Unite, Inc. (www.artistsuniteny.org).

SANGMOK KIM; AIA, LEED,AP Principal N.E.E.D., Winning Team of 2008 ENYA International Design Competition

Sangmok Kim is a principal and a co-founder of N.E.E.D., a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York and Seoul that focuses on exploring the sublime relationships between architecture and landscape. Led by two partners, Sangmok Kim and Sungwoo Kim, their first internationally acclaimed project was ‘FishWORKS’, which won the First Place Emerging New York Architects Prize in 2008. Since then the winning projects have ranged from Seoul Performing Arts Center, Wonji Municipal Crematorium, Yongsan US Military Base Regeneration and Wirye New City Masterplan among many others.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Seoul National University in Korea, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University with Honor Award for Excellence in Design.

HILARY SAMPLE; AIA Principal, MOS and Assistant Professor at Yale University

Hilary Sample is an Assistant Professor at Yale University and has previously taught at the University of Toronto, Northeastern University, and SUNY Buffalo, where she was awarded the Reyner Banham Teaching Fellowship. She is an architect and founding principal of MOS, an interdisciplinary architecture and design practice based in New Haven. Projects designed in her office have been showcased in numerous publications, including Architectural Record, Architect, A+U, Wallpaper, Surface, Space Korea, Mark, AV Proyectos, The New York Times, and exhibited at the Venice Biennale, SMOCA, MoMA and the Arts Institute in Chicago, and has received numerous awards, most recently a Design Award from Progressive Architecture, and New York City Architectural League Emerging Voices. Current work includes a Villa in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, and the public art installation “Afterparty” PS1/MoMA in Long Island City. Ms. Sample was also a project architect with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York City. She was a visiting scholar at the CCA in Montreal. Her research has been published in Praxis: Journal of Writing Building, 306090 and Verb. She is currently completing the book Sick City: A Global Investigation into Urbanism, Infrastructure and Disease. Ms. Sample received a B.Arch. from Syracuse University and an M.Arch. from Princeton University.

KAZYS VARNELIS; PH.D. Director, Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Kazys Varnelis is the Director of the Network Architecture Lab at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. In addition to directing the Netlab and conducting research, he is on the architecture faculty at Columbia and teaches studios and seminars in history, theory, and research. Varnelis is a co-founder of the conceptual architecture/media group AUDC, which published Blue Monday: Absurd Realities and Natural Histories in 2007 and has exhibited widely in places such as High Desert Test Sites. He is editor of the Infrastructural City. Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles, Networked Publics and The Philip Johnson Tapes: Interviews with Robert A. M. Stern, all published in 2008. He has also worked with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, for which he produced the pamphlet Points of Interest in the Owens Valley.

From 1996 to 2003 he taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture where he was coordinator of the program in the History and Theory of Architecture and Cities. In 2004 he became a founding member of the faculty of the School of Architecture at the University of Limerick, Ireland where he continues to teach and is on the advisory board. He has also taught in the Environmental Design program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, the Public Art Studies program at the University of Southern California, the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

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