December 9, 2020 Louise was delighted to join a group of powerhouse leaders in the architectural profession for an insightful Zoom Mentorship Panel
November 11, 2020 Expanding technology makes our physical world more accessible. Inspired by our global practice, the Yale Women in Architecture Committee invited Louise to organize and moderate a video conversation with four Yale women alumni who discussed their diverse international architectural experiences.
October 15, 2020 What an honor to be featured in Interior Design Magazine’s first annual Women in Design edition which highlights Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso, our museum in Boticas, Portugal. The community of women designers is outstanding!
July 8, 2020 Check out Louise’s interview with Julia Gamolina, editor of MamdameArchitect.org, about what it takes to create Architecture of Art + Conscience.
June 2, 2020 Rebel Architette, an Italian collective, has built seven profiles for seven noteworthy women architects to demonstrate how their new global interactive tool, Women Architects World Map, will look with all the practices and individual profiles filled in. Louise was honored to be included as one of the original seven women.
September 17, 2019 Louise joined the fourth panel of the 2019 TORCH Mentorship program to share her experiences of engaging in communities. The discussion was lively and interactive, which made for a stimulating conversation all around.
WE ARE HONORED THAT LOUISE IS FEATURED IN BREAKING GROUND: CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF WORK OF NOTABLE FEMALE ARCHITECTSLouise Braverman2019-11-12T14:14:28+00:00
November 11, 2019 We are thrilled that Louise is included in Breaking Ground-Architecture by Women edited by Jane Hall for Phaidon Press. The book is a groundbreaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day.
May 17, 2019 Louise was delighted to participate in 8 hours of scintillating conversation at a think tank about how potential disruptive transportation will influence the architectural building of community in Newburgh, New York. She joined a group of city planners, transportation experts, We Company thinkers and the Newburgh City Councilman for a deep dive into critical issues that all address the pivotal question "How do we want to live?"
April 29, 2019 We are thrilled that our Hyperloop Suburb, a speculative immersive installation displayed at the 'Time Space Existence' exhibition during the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, was honored with a Chicago Athenaeum 2019 Green GOOD DESIGN Award. Check out our installation along with the other winning projects at The Chicago Athenaeum website.
March 7, 2019 On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Louise joined a group of talented women in architecture at the AIA New York Center for Architecture for an insightful panel discussion about the dynamics and possibilities of mentorship, collaboration and advancement in architecture. The panel purposely had both mentors and mentees, which made for a lively conversation.
May 25th, 2018 Louise joined Martha Thorne, Caroline James, Odile Decq and Farshid Moussavi, fellow Voices of Women (VOW) Steering Committee members, to stand up for equity in the architectural profession at the
March 22nd, 2018 We are honored to be invited to be included in this fabulous Italian website where women architects support women architects. This site is a model for us all!
February 22nd, 2018 We are thrilled to be the People’s Choice winner of the Frame Awards in the Social Category, an award that celebrated multi-national projects that demonstrate a positive political, social and cultural impact on our communities. Louise is flew to Amsterdam to participate in what was a very exciting Frame Lab conference about the vanguard of spaces and places at the forefront of new technology and humanity. We were honored to be a part of this.
August 29th, 2017 For all of you traveling through Iowa in September, drop in at the Annual Iowa AIA Convention where Louise will be giving the first keynote address. Love to see you there!
June 21st, 2017 Louise enjoyed spending the day discussing impressive projects with fellow AIA Chicago Design Awards Jurors Paul Mankins of Substance Architecture and Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works.
May 20th, 2017
May 19th, 2017 "A Provocative Paradox" was a wonderful evening at the The National Arts Club dedicated to a discussion of JoAnn Locktov's award-winning book, Dream of Venice Architecture. Louise enjoyed moderating a spirited panel including architects James Biber and Max Levy, and Cynthia Davidson of Log. Watch the video here.
April 18, 2017 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.
April 1st, 2017 We are thrilled that our Pre-Fab Learning Landscape, the product of a six-year relationship with our clients in Staten Island, was honored with such a distinctive award. Check out The Chicago Athenaeum website for our project.
March 28th, 2017 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.
March 16th, 2017 Louise joins Jim Bynum, Frances Halsband and Bea Sennewald in a thoughtful conversation moderated by Peter Navario about the role of communities in designing African health facilities.
December 15th, 2016 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 DESIGN Awards here.
September 27th, 2016 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.
September 22nd, 2016 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.
Inexhibit Magazine Features our “Active Voice” Installation at the 2016 Venice Architecture BiennaleLouise Braverman2018-07-23T05:25:25+00:00
June 8th, 2016 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!
May 20th, 2016 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.
May 7th, 2016 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.
December 10th, 2015 Our beautiful art museum in Boticas was recently profiled in ARQA's "Portugal Internacional" issue, which celebrated international architects who have recently completed projects in Portugal. The 8-page spread on Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso includes photographs, drawings and diagrams that outline the arc of the project from start to finish. Check it out!
October 17th, 2015 Louise was delighted to participate in a thoughtful discussion about the notion of inclusion in the field of architecture, viewed from an international perspective. Fellow panelists included: Farrokh Derakshani, Director, Ago Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland; Yasmeen Lari, Chair + CE, Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan; Juan Moreno, Principal, Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects, Chicago, IL, USA; Brigitte Shim, Principal, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto, Canada; and Yasmin Vobis, Principal, Ultramoderne, Providence, RI, USA.
October 7th, 2015 We are delighted to have been asked to join the inaugural pool of designers selected for Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program. Walton Family Foundation Home Region Program Director Karen Minkel says "our extensive review process, led by reputable industry professionals, will give our grantees access to high-caliber design that meets the needs of these public-use buildings and enhances Northwest Arkansas' urban fabric." We hope to make a meaningful contribution to the Bentonville Arkansas Community. Click here for details.
July 7th, 2015 Having been a recipient of the Architectural League Emerging Voice Award, we were delighted to be included in their critical book Thirty Years of Emerging Voices. The book documents "a significant body of realized work that represents the best of its kind and has the potential to shape the future of architecture and landscape design. Thirty Years of Emerging Voices documents and critically assesses the first three decades of the League’s Emerging Voices program." Click here for details.
June 29th, 2015 Speaking to an enlightened group of architects, critics and thought leaders, Louise discussed our architectural approach of "Art + Conscience". She showed a series of local and global projects from all segments of society that shared a commonality of the intersection of inventive aesthetics and community concern. Click here for more information!
March 10th, 2015 The Center for Architecture was abuzz last night with perceptive comments about the winners of the 2015 AIANY Design Awards. We are delighted that our project, Village Health Works Staff Housing, was part of the conversation. Click here for list of winners.
December 15th, 2014 We are always thrilled to know when our clients enjoy living and working in our projects, but we were particularly touched to know that the general architectural public feels the same way. This year, in 2014, two of our projects, Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso and Village Health Works Staff Housing received Architect Magazine’s Annual Design Review Awards. We are delighted! Click here for list of winners.
December 6th, 2014 Louise was delighted to take part in an enlightening conversation with an esteemed group of Miami-based women architects: Marilys Nepomechie of Florida International University, Carie Penabad of Cure & Penebad, and Lourdes Solera of M.C. Harry and Associates. Members of the audience were quite vocal about their opinions on the role of women in the profession, which led to a lively, interactive conversation, moderated by Caroline James.
October 23rd, 2014 Voices From Venice is a series of one-on-one interviews with Caroline James and 5 leading women architects in the field: Caroline Bos of UNStudio, Louise Braverman of Louise Braverman, Architect, Odile Decq of Studio Odile Decq, Yasmin Shariff of Dennis Sharp Architects, and Benedetta Tabliabue of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Louise enjoyed participating with her thoughtful peers in this video where women speak candidly about their experiences in the contemporary architecture world. The video is an extension of Caroline James and Arielle Assouline-Lichten's ongoing effort for gender equality in architecture, which began with the petition to recognize Denise Scott Brown’s inclusion in the 1991 Pritzker Prize. Check out the video on Vimeo or in Architizer!
October 6th, 2014 New Yorkers, check out our design for Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso at New York New Design from October 9th – November 2nd at the West 4th Street subway Station! Organized by the AIA New York and the Center for Architecture, the show is a part of Archtober, New York City’s Architecture and Design Month-long festival. The exhibition features projects that offer a snapshot of current practice and the scope and quality of work being done by AIA New York Chapter members across the globe. Click here for more information.
October 2nd, 2014 More good news about the Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso! Our design for the art museum in Boticas, Portugal won a 2014 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design / The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The awards honor the best new significant buildings that influence the current aesthetic direction of today’s architectural work, and we are so proud to have our work selected for this recognition. Click here for a list of winners.
July 15th, 2014 We are so pleased to win the International Design of Merit Award for our 18-units of off-the-grid housing in rural Kigutu, Burundi. If you happen to be in Saratoga Springs, check out our work displayed among fellow Design Award winners at the AIA New York State Design Conference from October 9-11! Click here for a list of winners.
July 15th, 2014 We are thrilled that our sustainable art museum in Boticas, Portugal has won the International Design of Excellence Award, the most prestigious in the International Category. Check out our work displayed among fellow Design Award winners at the AIA New York State Design Conference in Saratoga Springs from October 9-11! Click here for a list of winners.
June 6th, 2014 If you’re heading to Venice for the 14th Architecture Biennale, don’t miss the OfficeUS Exhibit in the US Pavilion, curated by Storefront for Art and Architecture. We are proud to have our firm and work on display among our peers in an exhibit that looks back on 100 years of US architectural firms working abroad while projecting a new model for global architectural practice open to all of us. Along with images and models of Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso, we are also presenting images of Village Health Works Staff Housing in Burundi as well as information about our firm. Click here for more information about OfficeUS.
Check out our installation of Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso in the “Time Space Existence” exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture BiennaleLouise Braverman2018-07-23T05:16:42+00:00
June 6th, 2014 We are thrilled to return to Venice to display our work in the "Time Space Existence" International Exhibition in Palazzo Bembo. The exhibit, curated by the Global Arts Affairs Foundation, calls for architects to discuss the philosophical concepts of Time, Space and Existence, in reference to Curator Rem Koolhas' premise of Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014. Sarah Williams Goldhagen, architecture critic of The New Republic, speaks on an audio loop of her ideas about Situated Modernism, which we feel complements both our design approach and our installation. Our project has been mentioned in multiple publications, including ArchDaily's 100 Architects From 6 Continents Discuss "Time Space Existence" at the 2014 Venice Biennale and Arch News Now's The Great Compilation: 14th International Exhibition of Architecture de la Biennale di Venezia.
June 3rd, 2014 Images of the project will be on display at the Architecture Boston Expo 2014 in the Design Awards Gallery from October 28-30. All those in Boston, check it out! Also hope to see all of you Bostonians at the BSA Design Awards Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel on January 29, 2015, where the exact level of the awards will be revealed. Click here for a list of winners.
We are busy preparing our model of Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso to ship to the OfficeUS Exhibit at the 2014 Venice BiennaleLouise Braverman2018-07-23T05:17:06+00:00
May 20th, 2014 Thanks to Medha Singh, from our office team, for spearheading the production of our intricate and lovely models of our project in Boticas, Portugal. Check it out at the US Pavilion in Venice!
May 16th, 2014 We are thrilled that our design for the Village Health Works Staff Housing received a Special Mention 2014 Architizer A+ Award. Louise enjoyed the celebration at the Second Annual Architizer A+Awards Gala at Highline Studios in Chelsea, New York. Click here for a list of winners.
April 25th, 2014 Louise joined fellow alumni Celia Imrey, Laura Pirie, Robin Osler, Kimberly Brown, Doreen Adengo and Gabrielle Brainard to discuss their goals and experiences in creating their own architecture firms. The lively discussion was followed by a reception on the fourth floor of Yale A&A Building in New Haven.
Louise invited to present the Derfner Judaica Museum at the AIANY “Inside Out/Outside In” in whirlwind Speed PresentationLouise Braverman2018-07-23T05:17:36+00:00
April 15th, 2014 In quick-fire 6-minute intervals, Louise joined 9 other New York architects to present our project, the Derfner Judaica Museum, as an example of outstanding interior spaces. The "Inside Out/Outside In" speed presentation, hosted by the AIANY Interiors Committee, focuses on interior projects that operate both internally and externally and contribute to the greater community by connecting to the public realm.
February 11th, 2014 Louise was delighted to join Women in Housing and Finance Women Executives Roundtable Event in New York City. Seven substantial women from all phases of design, finance, and construction discussed professional issues related to housing with the membership of this esteemed organization. The evening was filled with conversation about thoughtful issues that affect all of us in the profession.
October 21st, 2013 Louise really enjoyed participating in a Pecha Kucha roundtable discussion, moderated by Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record, about small firms going global. Nine New York-based architects got together at the AIANY Center for Architecture to talk about the intersection of their small practices with work that takes them around the globe. The conversation highlighted the resourcefulness and flexibility of small firms as well as the complexity of global/local relations in far away places. Click here for eOculus article on the panel discussion.
August 29th, 2013 We are thrilled that our design for the Master Plan for a Sustainable Kigutu has just won a second distinguished award, a 2013 American Architecture Award, from the Chicago Athenaeum/ European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Our project, along with all the other distinguished winners of both the American Architecture Awards and the International Architecture Awards will be on display at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires from September 19th - October 15th, 2013. Click here for a list of winners.
August 16th, 2013 We are honored that our design for the Master Plan for a Sustainable Kigutu was selected to win a 2013 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum/ European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Our project, along with all the other distinguished winners will be on display at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires from September 19th- October 15th, 2013. Click here for a list of winners.
July 30th, 2013 Check out the installation of Nadir Afonso’s artwork in its new home in Boticas, Portugal. Click here for museum Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso Facebook page.
July 16th, 2013 Louise looks forward to joining the national 2014 American Institute of Architects Housing Award jury that features the best new housing designs in the country. Click here for details on the AIA Housing Awards.
May 17th, 2013 We are excited that our VHW Staff Residence won a Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies 2013 Green GOOD DESIGN Award. Click here for a list of winners.
April 24th, 2013 Palladia Inc. will celebrate Chelsea Court’s 10th Anniversary, showcasing our project as an example of lasting, high quality, affordable housing. We are thrilled! Click here
March 25th, 2013 Click here for museum website
March 14th, 2013 Click here for video, "Kigutu in Formation", on Youtube./p>
March 7th, 2013 Louise presented our work at the first ever Yale Women Symposium
January 1st, 2013 We are excited to create a home for the Staten Island Community Charter School.
August 29th, 2012 Check out the ArchDaily article about our installation at the Venice Biennale.
Louise invited as guest critic to review Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student designs for our upcoming museum projectLouise Braverman2018-07-23T18:13:54+00:00
May 10th, 2012 Louise was delighted to join Rachel Lawe, Director of the International Collage Center, noted collage artist, Michael Oatman and his Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute architectural students for their spring final design jury. This event was particularly noteworthy because the project was to plan the new International Collage Center Museum which our firm will be designing in the near future. The insightful designs were, in part, a result of a recent student field trip to the museum site in Milton, Pennsylvania, where Louise, Rachel and Pavel Zoubok, the inspiration behind the new museum, discussed how the intersection of collage and architecture will define the project.
John Hill includes the Derfner Judaica Museum, in his wonderful new book, Guide to Contemporary New York City ArchitectureLouise Braverman2018-07-23T18:17:11+00:00
December 14th, 2011 We are thrilled that John Hill included the Derfner Judaica Museum among the impressive NYC projects that he features in his new book, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture. Check page 225 to see the image and text about our project. Justin Davidson, architectural critic, of New York Magazine, considers John Hill's book one of the "Notable Design Books of 2011".
Domus profiles our new design for Village Health Works Staff Residence in Burundi Africa as a building that “merges architecture, landscape and sustainability”Louise Braverman2018-07-23T18:18:47+00:00
November 3rd, 2011 The forward-thinking Italian site, Domus, featured our new 100% off the grid project as a giant leap for both aesthetics and sustainability in one of the poorest counties in the world. They preview multiple images of the building and discuss our design as "a romance between east African elemental aesthetics and inventive off-the-grid sustainability".
Louise discusses “Universal Design in Museums” with museum professionals at the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Annual Meeting at the West Point MuseumLouise Braverman2018-07-23T18:20:44+00:00
October 14th, 2011 Louise lectured about our experience designing and building the Derfner Judaica Museum as a prototype for creating inclusive public spaces for our current and future elderly. There is no time like the present to address issues of universal design because of the surge in the elderly population of the advancing baby boom generation. Boomers want sophisticated "more than accessible" cultural institutions. This is we, as architects, must provide.
Louise speaks about our “Whole New Mind Approach to Architecture” in a radio interview with Ted GarrisonLouise Braverman2018-07-24T00:17:41+00:00
September 28th, 2011 As a followup to our inclusion in Daniel Pink’s pivotal book A Whole New Mind, Ted Garrison invited Louise to discuss her approach to challenging architectural projects. Louise emphasized that her thinking aligns with Dan Pink’s approach in that the basis of how she conceptually generates out of box solutions to complex architectural problems begins with "How do you frame the question".
August 15th, 2011 When asked by the editor of Interior Design Magazine "What recent exhibition or installation has influenced you most?", she immediately responded "Google Art Project". She said &qou;Although it will probably never replace a face-to-face experience, the Art Project, powered by Google, transformed my thinking about exhibition design."
Louise was delighted to speak about our work, An Architecture of Art + Conscience, at the Yale Club, her alma materLouise Braverman2018-07-24T00:51:52+00:00
June 8th, 2011 As part of a distinguished lecture series of Yale School of Architecture trained architects, Louise discussed our early and current involvement with artistically inventive, socially conscious architectural projects. She emphasized our ongoing commitment to strive to use common means to archive uncommon results.
Turkish magazine, KONSEPT PROJELER, profiles our design for Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso in their sustainable issueLouise Braverman2018-07-24T00:52:46+00:00
June 3rd, 2011 We are delighted that the cutting edge Turkish architectural magazine, CONCEPT PROJECTS, has featured our design for Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso in its June edition. The issue profiles forward-thinking, eco-friendly, green projects and we are pleased that they chose to include our sustainable art museum to introduce to their global audience.
Louise speaks about the “Elastic Boundaries” between art, architecture and landscape design at Distinguished Professor Gail Levin’s CUNY Twentieth Century Art classLouise Braverman2018-07-24T00:54:03+00:00
April 5th, 2011 At the invitation of Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Contemporary Art at CUNY, Louise spoke about the overlapping disciplines of art, architecture, and landscape in our current and past work. She discussed the influences of her background in fine arts on her architectural thinking throughout her career to date.
April 1st, 2011 We are thrilled that the construction of our Museum is on time and on budget. Check out these new images of the progress of construction.
2010 GREEN GOOD DESIGN award winning Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso will be exhibited at “Contemporary Space Athens” in Athens, Greece in AprilLouise Braverman2018-10-08T15:04:34+00:00
March 15th, 2011 The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, along with the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, will be presenting all of the 2010 GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award Winners this April at the "Contemporary Space Athens", curated by Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, in Athens, Greece. We are delighted that the Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso will be profiled along with the other winners of this illustrious award.
February 28th, 2011 Louise Braverman joined the AIANY Chapter panel discussion about the relationship between architects and clients during the design and construction process. The context of the panel was based on Karen A. Frank and Teresa von Sommaruga Howard's book, "Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Architects and Clients", in which several of our projects were featured. Louise Braverman and Susan Jacobson, the former curator of the Museum at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, New York, had a lively conversation about their working relationship.
Claire Wilson, in her article “When Small Firms Venture Abroad” in the Winter 2010/2011 Oculus, features Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso and the Village Health Works Women’s Health PavilionLouise Braverman2018-07-24T03:14:36+00:00
February 17th, 2011 Our firm is one of the burgeoning group of small studios that are going global. Claire Wilson discusses how we collaborate on an ongoing basis with local partners in both Portugal and Africa to produce excellent results. As Louise says, "We work on Skype, have meetings, view drawings, and share information every week." Electronic communication is key to designing and implementing international work.
December 21st, 2010 Here are some new construction photos of the Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso. The foundation for the majority of the building is now in place. Take a look at the slideshow of the sequence of construction that has brought us to this point.
November 11th, 2010 We are currently in the process of designing a Women’s Health Pavilion for Village Health Work’s site in Kigutu, Burundi, Africa. The vision of Village Health Works is to bring health to the rural village of Kigutu and surrounding areas through collaborative efforts between the community itself and people in the United States who share the vision that all people, including the most impoverished, are entitled to the highest standards of health in their pursuit of happy and productive lives. The health pavilion will play a large part in bringing modern medicine to this lively community that, thanks to Village Health Works, is on the brink of making a major societal change.
amNewYork features Poets House as one of five projects of note in the MADE IN NEW YORK exhibit at the West 4th Street subway stationLouise Braverman2018-07-24T15:47:10+00:00
October 25, 2010 Rolando Pujol, in his article "Designed Locally, Felt Globally," highlights Poets House as a key New York project of the year. As part of the subterranean exhibit in the Greenwich Village subway station sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter, Poets House was highlighted along with our work on the Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso in Portugal. Rick Bell, the executive director of the AIA, noted about our work that "Even a small city firm can have a global impact."
Poets House, one of 20 NYC projects, selected to be included in the XVIII International Architectural Festival Zodchestvo 2010 in MoscowLouise Braverman2018-07-24T15:49:43+00:00
October 15th, 2010 Festival Motto – "The Necessary: Not the New, not the Old, but the Necessary." Vladimir Tatlin – 125 years The annual "Zodchestvo&qunt; architectural festival, arranged by the Union of Architects of Russia, is an event of national scale. It provides a unique venue for an overview of the contemporary state of architecture and town planning in both Russia and the world. The festival also contains an exhibition of international work, including our project, Poets House. We are proud to be one of the twenty New York architectural firms whose work has been selected to be included in this noteworthy exhibit.
Louise Braverman’s drawings and words are displayed in an exhibition and video comprising a “Visual and Oral History of James Stirling’s Teaching at Yale”Louise Braverman2018-07-24T15:54:13+00:00
October 13th, 2010 Opening on October 13th "An Architect's Legacy: James Stirling&apos's Students at Yale, 1959–1983," offers a rare glimpse of a towering figure of 20th-century architecture through the prism of his former students' work. Louise Braverman's drawings were selected by curator Emmanuel Petit to be included among architectural drawings by some 70 YSA alumni who studied with Stirling when he taught at Yale as the Davenport Visiting Professor of Design. She is also profiled on a video documentary that accompanies the show that constitutes an oral history of Stirling's teaching. The exhibit is on view until February 11, 2011 and will run concurrently from October 14, 2010 to January 2, 2011, with another Stirling retrospective, "Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect, and Teacher," at the Yale Center for British Art.
October 10th, 2010 Poets House was featured as part of the 8th annual OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK weekend, America's largest architect and design event. Louise Braverman gave tours of our newly designed space on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.
October 10th, 2010 GOOD DESIGN was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design. The new GREEN GOOD DESIGN Awards, sponsored by the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, aim to recognize outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions-together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe. We are thrilled that our design for Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso was selected to be a winner of such an important award with such an illustrious history.
Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso and Poets House featured in MADE IN NEW YORK exhibition at West 4th Street subway stationLouise Braverman2018-07-25T00:32:45+00:00
October 8th, 2010 MADE IN NEW YORK, an exhibition displaying of-the-moment architecture presented by the AIA New York Chapter opened at the West 4th Street Subway Station. The exhibit is part of Architecture Week 2010, an annual event celebrating the best of architecture and design hosted by the Center for Architecture, Our projects, Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso and Poets House, are featured in this exciting exhibit.
September 25th, 2010 Our design for Poets House is showcased in Interior Design magazine's annual September New York issue as part of Edie Cohen's special feature, "Taking Care of Business: Workers Get the Job Done in Style." The article features our use of glass as a key element to create a transparent home for this internationally recognized poetry library + learning center.
Louise Braverman joins Mark Tsuramaki AIA and Bruce Beinfeld FAIA on the AIA Newark and Suburban 17th Annual Design Awards juryLouise Braverman2018-07-25T00:36:12+00:00
September 24th, 2010 Louise Braverman joined Mark Tsuramaki AIA and Bruce Beinfeld FAIA on the AIA Newark and Suburban 17th Annual Design Awards jury to select which projects receive 2010 AIA Chapter Design Awards. After the selection process, the awards were presented at the Montclair Art Museum where Louise and her fellow jurors discussed their own recent work with chapter members.
August 1st, 2010 The Derfner Judaica Museum is featured in Interior Design magazine's prestigious, annual August art issue. The article focuses on our decision to design a dynamic viewing relationship between art objects and the exterior natural landscape, as well our imaginative approach to create a museum that is "ADA-more-than-compliant."
Our team wins stage 1 of Building Back Better Communities International Design Competition for HaitiLouise Braverman2018-07-25T00:44:04+00:00
August 1st, 2010 Louise Braverman, Architect, in collaboration with our engineering colleagues, Liam O'Hanlon Engineering, PC and Plus Group Consulting Engineers, have been selected to participate in Stage One of the International Competition, Building Back Better Communities (BBBC). This competition has been initiated by the Government of Haiti to investigate alternative forms of permanent housing for displaced citizens. We will join a worldwide group of architects, designers, consultants and contractors to visit Haiti this month to contribute to the development of an exemplary housing settlement in Port–Au-Prince.
Karen Franck and Teresa von Sommaruga Howard’s new book, Design Through Dialogue, highlights our explorative approach to designLouise Braverman2018-07-25T00:45:07+00:00
July 1st, 2010 Design Through Dialogue: A Guide for Clients and Architects discusses the need for a reciprocal conversation between architect and client in order to achieve the forward-thinking architectural design. The book highlights our collaborative process with our clients. Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso, Chelsea Court and the Highlawn Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library are featured as noteworthy architectural designs that are a product of our explorative process.
Michael Van Valkenburgh’s Teardrop Park South at Battery Park City opens, creating a delightful indoor/outdoor relationship with Poets HouseLouise Braverman2018-07-25T00:46:54+00:00
May 12th, 2010 Teardrop Park South, located in Battery Park City adjacent to Poets House, a branch of the NYC Public Library and Mercy Corps, opened to the public today. Our design for Poets House auditorium takes full advantage of this adjacency in that we installed an operable glass wall that, when opened, allows Poets House to stage indoor/ outdoor poetry programs with additional seating in the park. In our design process, we closely collaborated with the MVVA team to create ample outdoor seating space for Poets House events that are aesthetically integrated with the naturalistic park design. We further amplified the possibility for program variability by creating multiple speaker locations within the auditorium allowing for greater flexibility for diverse events.
Louise Braverman, Architect has been hired by Village Health Works to design their new Women’s Health Pavilion in Kigutu, Burundi, East AfricaLouise Braverman2018-07-25T00:48:37+00:00
April 1st, 2010 We are thrilled to report that our firm has been hired by Village Health Works to design their new 20, 000 square foot Women's Health Pavilion in Kigutu, a rural village located in Burundi, East Africa. The building will be the newest addition to their campus of health facilities that address the societal needs of a community that is actively rebuilding after many years of enduring the strife of internal warfare. The program for the pavilion consists of a full surgical suite, delivery rooms, inpatient facilities, outpatient facilities, nursery, a multipurpose educational library and ancillary administrative spaces. The site, which is quite rural, is totally off the electrical grid. Consequently, it will require 100 % solar power with an emergency backup generation system to energize the clinic. Village Health Works is a collaborative effort between the population of Kigutu, its neighboring villages and people in the United States. Founded by Deogratias (Deo) Niyizonkiza, whose life story has been chronicled in Tracy Kidder's latest book, Strength in What Remains, this remarkable organization aims to make a critical dent in the advancement of the Kigutu community as well as serve as a model for development for the entire country.
January 25th, 2010 The British online journal e-architect.com discusses the transparent design and sustainable features of our new design for Poets House, a 50,000 volume, multi-functional, world-class poetry library and learning center situated in Battery Park City.
January 24th, 2010 The online site world architecturenews.com explains how we followed the lead of the founder of Poets House by creating a transparent beacon that invites the community to come inside.