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Join the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee for the launch of their publication, ARCHITECT d.b.a., an examination of the architect’s changing role in the 21st century. Essays cover issues within the profession that were discussed at length during the committee’s 2015 programming. 

Copies of the book will be on sale for $20 during the event. 

About ARCHITECT d.b.a.
In a world demanding increased specialization, how does the architectural profession, based on a broad, multidisciplinary foundation, redefine itself? ARCHITECT d.b.a. (the legal shorthand for “doing business as”) is an exploration of the various roles architects assume, presented through a series of essays written by participants of the seven 2015 AIANY Global Dialogues symposia and supported by excerpts from each of the forty presentations made throughout the year by thoughtleaders, architects, artists, planners, real estate developers, and city officials from around the world.

The architects here—“doing business as” planners, artists, policy advocates, storytellers, event creators, shelter providers, and educators—establish a framework of the range of trajectories that delineate our field. By exploring each of these roles, at first independently and then together through the concluding essay by Nader Tehrani, ARCHITECT d.b.a. outlines the new and inclusionary architectural profession of today, a twenty-first century Renaissance in the field of architecture.

Contents
Preface by: Jill Lerner, FAIA, Principal, KPF; 2013 President, AIANY 

Conclusion by: Nader Tehrani, Principal, NADAA; Professor and Dean, Irwin S. Channin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

Essays by: 
Adam Lubinsky, Principal, WXY
Seher Shah, Artist
Damon Rich, Principal, Hector; Director, Newark Planning Office
Marcio Kagan, Hon. FAIA, Founder, STUDIO MK27 (Sao Paolo – Brazil)
David van der Leer, Executive Director, Van Alen Institute
Thaddeus Pawlowski, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; Senior Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning
Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, Partner, Spacesmith; Department Chair, Interior Design, School of Visual Arts

Contributors featured:
Adam Lubinsky; Alex Schweder; Alicia DeSantis; Aliye Celik, PhD; Allen Sayegh; Alred Zollinger; Andrea Kahn; Archie Lee Coates IV; Damon Rich; David Basulto; David van der Leer; Deborah Gans, FAIA; Diane Lewis; Dror Benshererit; Eliott Sclar; Jae Shin; Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA; Jennifer Pehr; Jill Lerner, FAIA; Kim Yao, AIA; Kyle Bergmann; Louis Becker; Lynnette Widder; Marcio Kagan, Hon. FAIA; Marion Weiss, FAIA; Marisa Yiu, AIA; Mimi Huoang, AIA; Peggy Deamer; Quilian Riano; Rafi Segal; Sarah Williams Goldhagen, PhD; Seher Shah; Sherry Dobbin; Thaddeus Pawlowski; Wendy Feuer; and William Menking.

Edited by: 
Hana Kassem, AIA, Director, KPF 
Dan Gallagher, AIA, Principal, NADAAA 

Thursday, 12/15
6pm to 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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