In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, “To the Point” on KCRW invited Guy Nordenson, Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University, and Dan Kottlowski of AccuWeather to discuss how the New York region can better prepare for future storms and climate change. Host Warren Olney asks what actions could be taken to protect vulnerable infrastructure and if design proposals like those put forth in On the Water: Palisade Bay and Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront could help mitigate future disasters. Listen to the segment here starting at the 8 minute mark.
“Shakespeare Machine” opened this month as a permanent artwork in the lobby of the newly renovated Public Theater in New York City. The installation by artist Ben Rubin/EAR Studio has 37 LED screens—one for each play penned by Shakespeare—that light up with text fragments from the plays in an infinite number of permutations. GNA worked with Rubin to realize a structurally sound method for fabrication and installation of the intricate sculpture.
This week GNA was pleased to accept a 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of New York for the Hillhouse Pedestrian Bridges at Yale University. The bridges were also recently honored by the National Steel Bridge Alliance with a 2012 Merit Award.
Sadly the 2012 AIANY Design Awards neglected to include a category for architecture in the magical realm, but the jury did find The House on Chicken Feet: Fairy Tale Architecture fit for a Merit Award in the “Un-Built Work” category. See all of the categories and winners here.
Please join us at the University of Michigan for a lecture by Guy Nordenson.
Monday 12 March 2012, 6.00pm
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
A+A Auditorium (Room 2104)
Art + Architecture Building
Ann Arbor MI
Please join us at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture for a lecture by Guy Nordenson.
Wednesday 18 January 2012, 5.30pm
The Ohio State University
Knowlton School of Architecture
275 West Woodruff Avenue