Urban Intervention: The Howard S Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space was one of 16 chosen to be exhibited along with the winners. The exhibition starts today and runs through June 30 in the lobby of Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington. More info...
Times Square Visitor Center is participating in a groundbreaking digital art gallery in Times Square. Throughout May at around 11:57pm their screens will show the international touring exhibition of Robert Wilson Video Portraits. For more information about the visitor center and the digital art gallery: http://bit.ly/IlrmGQ http://bit.ly/IMoCAA http://bit.ly/tPK5OT
"The Battery SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery is an innovative glass structure that is coming to Battery Park in Lower Manhattan as part of the park's overall revitalization"-Epoch Times. The Battery SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery was awarded an SMPS (The Society for Marketing Professional Services) Industry Award. See the article written about the awards at www.theepochtimes.com.
Read a profile of the Reed Academy, a private non-profit school for children between the ages of 3 to 21 with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey. It is featured in the April edition of the Commercial Building Products magazine.
Link here to www.eastriverblueway.org to see all the news about East River Blueway.
Tribeca Trib http://bit.ly/GKtmXD shows off steel being erected at WXY’s new structure in the Hudson River Park.
"Architecture and the Great Recession" at the National Building Museum. BWAF put together a panel of Shelia Cahnman, MaryAnne Gilmartin, Cathleen McGuigan, and Claire Weisz with Mara Liaason moderating.http://bit.ly/GDebzg http://bit.ly/xHewMr http://smrt.io/wV48Fe
In one of Seattle's blogs, Seattle Pi, blogger Vanessa Ho discusses the various contest proposals submitted to re-design the Seattle Center. Check out WXY's design bid on Seattle Pi: "'Seattle Replay' imagines the Monorail as a conduit for Seattle's waste stream, surrounded by pneumatic tubes to 'reconnect' Seattle Center".
WXY’s Bronx Charter School for the Arts, NYC Info Center and Zipper Benches are all highlighted in John Hill’s new book. The book is available for purchase at the W.W. Norton and Company Inc. website.
In Oculus Lisa Delgado's "From NIMBY to YIMBY" and Bill Millard's "Complete Streets: If Only Mumford Had Lived to See This" prominently feature three WXY projects (Astor Place, Fordham Plaza Masterplan and the DSNY Spring Street Garage and Saltshed) Link to full issue online here.
Construction at Far Rockaway Park continues as WXY says goodbye to 2011 and prepares for the structure's completion in 2012.
Michael J. Crosbie's New York Dozen, which showcases the work of WXY, is selected as one of Archidose's picks for their 2011 list of great gift books for the holidays. See the full list over at the Archidose blog.
The Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade Masterplan is about to hit the presses. It will be available for download at nycedc.com.
First photos of FDNY EMS 27 in their new facility in the Bronx.
In calling attention to some of the city's best public seating options, Justin Davidson mentions WXY's "seductively snaking" zipper bench system at Peter Minuit Plaza. http://bit.ly/srimuZ
"Vacant Taxi or Occupied? That is the Question" by Michael M. Grynbaum, a post from the NYT City Room blog, mentioned the Design Trust's "Designing the Taxi" workshop. The post highlighted WXY's submission which "included Jenny Holzer-style LED signs with phrases like 'I’m Free!' and 'Nope.'"
Check out Jayne Merkel's article, "Not So Radical: An American Perspective," from the latest issue of AD Magazine which highlights the Seaglass Carousel at Battery Park for "its symbolism, figuration and wit, as well as a product of recent electronic technology." Also featured is WXY's proposal for the new Times Square.
WXY's NYC Information Center is featured as the building of the day on October 29th during Archtober, a month-long festival celebrating architecture and design, initiated by OHNY
WXY's Zipper Bench is the focus over at Archidose not only for "its zippiness, undulating form and consideration of multiple functions (seating, protecting trees, skate deterrent) [but for] the way it can follow just about any line in a landscape plan." http://bit.ly/nS15bE
An event co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and Architectural Record. Claire Weisz, with four other influential designers who have shaped New York Cityʼs development through significant public projects, will discuss the cityʼs trajectory since 2001, and the issues demanding attention in the coming years http://bit.ly/mOUOAe.
The Atlantic magazine featured WXY in its review the New York Dozen book, written by Michael Crosbie. The article describes WXY's work as having an "affinity for collaboration and cross-disciplinary pursuits."
WXY have been highlighted as one of twelve emerging practcies in the newly released Michael Crosbie text New York Dozen: Gen X Architecture which has received critical acclaim and widespread interest.
Bloomberg features WXY's SeaGlass Carousel design, alongside other notable projects in the redevelopment of Battery Park esplanade and the Lower Manhattan Area.
The EMS 27 Ambulance Station officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, attended by WXY Principals Claire Weisz and Layng Pew and DDC Deputy Commissioner David Resnick and FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.
Various media report on the unveiling of WXY’s Sherman Creek Masterplan.
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance - Imagine a Beautiful Walk Along the Harlem River
Curbed - Inwood’s Sherman Creek Gets 2020 Vision of Its Own
DNAinfo - Final Proposal Unveiled for Sherman Creek Waterfront
Manhattan Times - Plans for Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade unveiled
Join WXY and the Drawing Center on Thursday, June 30 from 6-8pm to celebrate ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street! All are invited to meet the architects and view the plans for the new building. RSVP required.
New York Dozen celebrates a new generation of architects emanating from New York City. As one of twelve firms profiled in Michael Crosbie's book, WXY will participate in a Q&A panel discussion at the Center for Architecture on June 22, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Thursday night launched this renewed public space at the tip of Manhattan and the first installation of WXY's newest bench system - The Zipper.
WXY's Hudson River Park Activity Buildings are the american-architects.com Building of the Week.
Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes' Emerging Voices Lecture posted by the Architectural League of New York on Vimeo.
The USA Network's Character Approved blog celebrates the people, places and things that are making a mark by positively influencing our cultural landscape.
Claire Weisz presents at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Symposium: Advancing Architectural Praxis.
The Architect's Newspaper covered WXY's Emerging Voices lecture last week.
A/N blogs about our Zipper Bench at Peter Minuit Plaza.
WXY received an AIA New York Chapter 2011 Interiors Merit Award for the NYC Information Center.
For a full list of award recipients read the press release.
Oculus Magazine's Global Practice New York, Winter 2010/2011 Issue: "Infrastructure Abroad" by John Morris Dixon.
Interior Design Magazine's February 2011 Designwire feature:"Pier Group".
Architizer features WXY as its firm of the week. The blog praises WXY’s ability to adapt to challenging situations while maintaining tight schedules.
Discover more here.
WXY was selected as one of this year's Emerging Voices, the annual award by the Architectural League NY which spotlights individuals and firms with a distinct design ‘voice’ that has the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Each of the awardees will deliver a lecture at the New Museum this spring; WXY will be featured March 16.
Get more information about Emerging Voices 2011 on
The Architectural League's website
WXY-designed security enhancements at 11 Metrotech are now in place.
Read about it on The Architect's Newspaper.
WXY participated in DESIGN KOREA 2010, the biggest design event in Korea hosted by Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy and organized by Korea Institute of Design Promotion. The installation was designed as a park-like environment featuring the Zipper Bench System and WXY newspaper.
Read about the event in Design Korea 2010 Website.
WXY's interior renovation of the Times Square Visitors Center, located in the old Embassy Theater, uses a curved reflective glass serpentine kiosk to accommodate the 2007 New Year’s Eve ball and two counters for ticket sales, while reflecting the landmarked interior.
Read about it in The New York Times and The Netropolitan.
WXY's design for the Providence River Bridge featured a site-sensitive approach to strategically knitting Fox Point with College Hill. See all of the finalists' designs here.
Hudson River Park's Pier 25 is officially open to the public. WXY's two building designs for this segment of the park include a skate park concession and comfort station as well as a miniature golf and snack bar building, which will also house a dock master's office. WXY's Boathouse and Restaurant on Pier 26 are currently under construction.
WXY is one of 11 firms that have been shortlisted to submit designs for a pedestrian bridge in Providence, Rhode Island. The bridge is to be located over the Providence River, where the old Route 195 currently stands. The winning design will be announced the last week of November.
Architects Newspaper paid the WXY studio a visit recently. Read about the new projects we're working on and what the Paper had to say here.
MADE IN NEW YORK, presented by the AIA New York Chapter/Center for Architecture will open this Friday, October 8th at the West 4th Street subway station. The exhibit features work from AIA New York Chapter members across the globe. WXY’s Zipper bench, Xinjin Bridge and NYC Info Center will all be on display.
Open House New York is this weekend, Oct 9th-10th. Three sites designed by WXY are participating in the city-wide event: The NYC Info Center, Times Square Visitors Center and Rocking the Boat. For a full schedule of hours and tours visit www.ohny.org
WXY is featured as one of 100 designers in New Exhibition Design 2. The book includes over 100 projects from around the world and is available for sale here.
The 1.6-acre site of the former WNYC radio transmission towers will soon be home to a public pier, park and esplanade.
Read about some ideas for the future of Canal Street in The Architect's Newspaper.
Take a look at our progress photo of one of WXY’s Pier 25 Park Buildings at the Tribeca section of The Hudson River Park.
The Downtown Express posted photos of children enjoying the WXY-designed fountain in Battery Park this week, as temperatures rose past 90 degrees.
New York Magazine discusses the Department of Sanitation garage in its real estate section this week. Construction on the garage, designed by Dattner Architects and WXY, is set to begin in September of this year.
Click here to read the article.
DOT and DDC announced that the architecture firm Snohetta and their team of Weidlinger Associates, WXY, Mathews Nielsen, Billings Jackson Design and Bexel, have been selected to create a plan for the permanent redesign of the Times Square area, which will be reconstructed starting in 2012.
Read the full press release here.
Construction is now underway on a single-family house in Brooklyn designed by WXY.
WXY was retained by the Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Citizen's Council to prepare a plan to beautify and improve the economic and cultural vitality of
Check out this video of the Battery Bosque Fountain from the Battery Conservancy's YouTube page:
On March 20th, the NYC Economic Development Corportation and hosted a public design charrette to discuss the future of the Sherman Creek Waterfront. WXY is the design consultant for the project and will develop a plan for the area based on the charrette.
To read the article click here.
WXY Architecture has won the International Competition for the
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