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7/20/19, 10:15am - 1pm
Boat departs from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62), near 22nd St. on the Hudson River (Manhattan, NY)
2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW

Join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee for a special networking architecture cruise focused on a wide range of waterfront projects designed or built by women. AIANY guide Julie Engh, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, will welcome several expert guest speakers, who collectively will provide lively narration covering architecture and engineering landmarks from all eras of the city’s history, as well as current urban planning and environmental issues impacting urban waterfronts. We’ll cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, and explore women’s contributions to the recent transformation of an industrial waterfront to one of booming real estate development, ecologically-driven landscape design, and resilient infrastructure. Tour features include iconic Art Deco spires, historic engineering marvels, adaptive reuse, and progressive waterfront parks.

Featured women-led projects will include the Statute of Liberty Museum, Pier 55 (a dramatic public park and performance space in the Hudson River), Governors Island, Hudson River Park and Long Island City waterfront projects, Pier 42 (a critical missing link of public access along the shoreline), Rockefeller University, the East River Waterfront Esplanade, the new Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, the Domino Sugar Refinery Development, and American Copper Buildings.

Special guest speakers will include:
Julie Engh, Assoc. AIA, is a project manager at Urban Projects Collaborative, an owner’s representative firm representing mission-driven organizations. As a founding member of the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee, Julie helped develop the AIANY boat and walking tour programs and has guided a variety of tours across both platforms.

Signe Nielsen, FASLA, is a Principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, and has been practicing as a landscape architect and urban designer in New York since 1978. Her body of work has renewed the environmental integrity and transformed the quality of spaces for those who live, work and play in the urban realm.

Cameron Ringness, AIA, LEED GA, Associate, FXCollaborative Architects LLP, is an architect, artist and poet originally from Cleveland, Ohio, living and working in New York City. She was the lead designer of the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island with FXCollaborative Architects and is currently the lead designer for the new Children’s Museum of Manhattan to be completed in 2021.

Hayes Slade, AIA, is the 2019 AIANY Chapter President and a Principal at Slade Architecture, which creates thoughtful and impactful architecture based on a considered examination of program potential, user perspective, and material sensibility. She co-authored Design Guidelines for NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Slade Architecture has been part of the NYC Design Excellence Program at the NYC Department of Design and Construction for four terms.

Ayumi Sugiyama AIA LEED BD+C, is the Director of Cultural Projects at SHoP Architects, and has expertise in the design and delivery of complex urban projects with significant public space programs and complicated stakeholder groups. Ayumi has acted as project director for several of the firm’s most prominent and award-winning projects, including the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn and the American Copper Buildings and the New Academic Building at FIT in New York.

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Organized by
AIANY Women in Architecture and Classic Harbor Line
7/20/19, 10:15am - 1pm
Boat departs from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62), near 22nd St. on the Hudson River (Manhattan, NY)
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