The BQE in Context: Communities, Infrastructure and Public Space
Oct 07, 2019
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2019-10-07 18:00:002019-10-07 20:00:00America/New_YorkThe BQE in Context: Communities, Infrastructure and Public SpaceThis session will serve to educate a wider audience about th
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
This session will serve to educate a wider audience about the 1.5-mile Triple Cantilever section of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE), built in the 1940s by Robert Moses. This section of the BQE is at the end of its useful life and currently requires replacement or extensive rehabilitation. The AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Planning and Urban Design Committee formed a joint BQE Task Force to respond to the BQE proposals by the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and other constituencies. After multiple workshops with interested AIA members, the Task Force authored a report of its findings, BQE In Context, with an agenda of advocating for synergies. The report was subsequently shared with the Mayor’s Expert Panel, formed in response to the public outcry following the NYC DOT Proposal.
This program will provide a spirited forum for leaders in planning, urban design, and transportation infrastructure to provide commentary on the report developed by the Task Force and the future of the BQE.
Intro and Historic Background: Allen Swerdlowe, FAIA, Founder, d7architects
Panelists: Alexandros Washburn, AIA,Founder, DRAW Brooklyn; former Chief Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning
Susan Chin, FAIA,Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Thomas Balsley, FASLA, Principal and Lead Designer, SWA/Balsley
Andrew Lynn, Vice President and Senior Project Manager, WSP USA
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee
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