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Friday, October 24 • 2:10pm - 2:20pm
Intersecting with Urban Life: Architecture as a Catalyst for Change

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Exploring design at the intersection of time, place, program and identity, Ms. Rodriguez will discuss her work as catalysts for change throughout the boroughs of New York City. Her talk will address the importance of design at the intersection of architecture and the public realm—an approach that creates buildings that forge lasting and memorable connections to their immediate sites as well as the community at large. At its best, architecture can also redefine a neighborhood (the Frank Sinatra School for the Arts now anchors the Kaufman Arts District in Queens); recontextualize a long-standing debate (as does the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum); repurpose a building typology for societal good (as Schermerhorn House now shelters the formerly homeless, low-income artists and a non-profit performance space); and serve as an example of how institutional vision can create unique public  buildings at the intersection of culture and transportation (New York Botanical Garden Parking Garage). Ms. Rodriguez will examine design as it operates in both visible and invisible ways in our City—all in the service of catalyzing change in the public realm.


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Susan Rodriguez, FAIA

Partner, Ennead Architects
Susan T. Rodriguez is a Partner in Ennead Architects. Her award-winning portfolio, which includes projects for civic, cultural and educational institutions, has been recognized for design excellence, innovation in sustainability and its contribution to the public realm. Through her work she seeks to create an architecture fused with its surroundings and inspired by its program. Notable projects include Lyceé Français de New York... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036