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News - Louise Braverman, Architect

18

Apr

Louise Joins Yale Alumni for a Lively Conversation about Women in Practice at the School of Architecture

  • By Louise Braverman

Louise participated in an insightful discussion about women in practice with students and Yale alumni, Celia Imrey, Robin Osler, Amina Blacksher, Brandt Knapp and Kimberly Brown. The conversation was both interactive and informative and will lead to further dialogue going forward.

01

Apr

Pre-Fab Learning Landscape Wins 2017 Chicago Athenaeum GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award

  • By Louise Braverman

We are thrilled that our Pre-Fab Learning Landscape, the product of a six-year relationship with our clients in in Staten Island, was honored with such a distinctive award.

Check out The Chicago Athenaeum website for our project.

28

Mar

Louise Lectures About Our Work at the Parsons School of Design

  • By Louise Braverman

Louise was delighted to discuss our work and chat with Kimberly Ackert about issues relating to her Parsons seminar, “Looking Beyond the Glass Ceiling” at the Parsons School of Design on Tuesday March 28, 2017.

22

Dec

Wishing You The Best for 2017!

  • By Louise Braverman

Hope you like our New York Holiday Greeting. ArchDaily thought it was fun.

15

Dec

Stimulating Day with a great group of 2016 GOOD DESIGN Award Jurors

  • By Louise Braverman

What a wonderful opportunity for Louise to participate with a terrific team of co-jurors for the 2016 GOOD DESIGN Awards. The projects were just fabulous!

Check out the GOOD DESGIN Awards here.

27

Sep

Louise Writes About How Venice Amplifies Her Artistic Impulse

  • By Louise Braverman

Louise was delighted to contribute an essay to JoAnn Locktov’s insightful book about the mystery of Venice.  Along with essays by Tadao Ando, Massimiliano Fuksas, and Witold Rybczynski, among others, and photographs by Riccardo De Cal, Louise’s thoughts dissect the aesthetic wonders of this contradictory city.

22

Sep

Louise and Sarah Goldhagen Chat with Mildred Schmertz at Architectural Record’s 125th Anniversary Gala

  • By Louise Braverman

It was a lovely evening at Architectural Record’s 125th Anniversary Gala. What was really memorable was Louise’s conversation with architectural critic, Sarah Goldhagen and Mildred Schmertz, an early editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. Mildred discussed in detail the early days of the magazine.

08

Jun

Inexhibit Magazine features article on our “Active Voice” Installation at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

  • By Louise Braverman

We are thrilled to have our 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale installation “Active Voice” published by Inexhibit magazine.

Taking into consideration the particulars of time and place, architects today must engage in active conversations with communities to help give definition to their existence. “Active Voice”, our installation at the “Time Space Existence” exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, is a snapshot of one such conversation. We engaged in a six-year dialogue that produced a series of architectural projects, including prefabricated classroom “buildings” that were integral to the creation of the Staten Island Community Charter School. Families of 86% of the students in the school live below the poverty line.

Check out the article here, and the full video of our installation here!

20

May

We’re heading off to Venice to set up our installation at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale!

  • By Louise Braverman

We will be installing our exhibit at Palazzo Bembo for the Global Art Affairs “Time Space Existence” Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Responding to the curatorial focus, “Reporting From the Front”, a three dimensional video architectural exploration seen through the lens of two neighborhood grandmothers who established the school is at the core of the exhibit. The installation is composed of an integrated video display on four planes, three walls and a horizontal platform, that together describe the ongoing collaborative design process that resulted in formal and informal learning spaces for the growing number of students.

The architectural task was multifaceted. It included an ongoing search for a site for a new building resulting in multiple investigations of possible parcels of open land as well as potential unused buildings, such as a manufacturing warehouse and an abandoned nunnery, which could be re-purposed into a new school campus. Simultaneously yearly renovations and re-designs of the existing school classrooms and public space were part of the scope of work. The latest project is the design of adaptable, pre-fabricated, “classroom buildings” suitable for small or large group learning that are located within the existing school gymnasium. This series of incremental architectural projects together strive to create an inclusive educational public domain for the students, educators and community.

07

May

Louise joins jury to select Northeast Chapter Fellows for an exciting residency at the Civita Institute

  • By Louise Braverman

What a wonderful prize to live and work for one or two months in this exquisite hill-town retreat of Civita di Bagnoregio, which seems hewn right from the rock on which it rests. Louise spent a delightful afternoon with fellow jurors selecting architects and artists to immerse themselves in the Italian hill-town culture in order to create a thoughtful project that will result from this unique experience.

Check out the Civita website for the announcement of winners.