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The Architects Show (Save the Date)

From AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley:

The 600+ member American Institute of Architects Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter is pleased to announce a three day event featuring an exhibition of architectural work by member firms and an exposition showcasing products available in our regional marketplace. The event is titled “The Architects Show” and will be open to the general public as a vehicle to present the work of area architects and highlight the professional services they provide to the region. “The Architects Show” will be held at the Westchester County Center, Central Avenue, White Plains and will commence with an opening reception on the evening of April 7th, 2011 for AIA members, invited guests, and participating sponsors.

The exhibit and exposition will be open to the general public Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9. In addition to the display of Architect’s work “The Architects Show” will feature a building products and construction services exposition, bringing together consultants, product manufacturers, and construction service providers to highlight the latest, state of the art products and services in the building industry.

“The Architects Show” will also include:

  • An exhibition of student work from metropolitan area architectural schools and information on the academic architectural programs available in the area.
  • Special interactive events for the public including an “Ask the Architects” question-and-answer session with a panel of architects, and hands-on displays and information centers on how to select and work with an Architect.
  • Opportunities to talk directly with product manufacturers on the latest energy efficient building products and their use as part of sustainable design solutions in residential and commercial building projects.
  • Continuing education classes for design professionals

For more information click on the below:

General Public Press Release
Chapter members Exhibit information
EXPO information

Event Schedule:

April 6 (Wednesday): Event Setup
April 7 (Thursday, 12 noon – 10 pm): Opening Night
April 8 (Friday, 10 – 6 pm): Exhibition/CES Courses
April 9 (Saturday, 10 – 6 pm): Exhibition/CES Courses/Panel Discussion
April 10 (Sunday): Event Breakdown

Additional information is available from:

Valerie Brown
Executive Director AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley
Telephone 914.232.7240

Jen’s Community at Wildcliff

Our latest project… a new LEED certified restoration of an 1850′s Alexander Jackson Davis Gothic Revival manor house overlooking Long Island Sound. It’s the future home to Jen’s Community at Wildcliff; a new sustainable, nature-based nursery school.

Check out our facebook for more images; vintage photos and current conditions.

Stay tuned for updates and progress.

Usonia For Sale

When our clients came from Brooklyn to the idyll of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia community here Pleasantville, they fell instantly for the Aaron Resnick-designed house they found on Orchard Brook Road.  With a bold composition and blurred transition between inside and outside, they new they had found something very special.

Over the next eight years, they meticulously restored and respectfully enhanced the original house.

Bjorn Slate, Fivecat Studio‘s Director of Architectural Services, had the privilege to work with them on an exterior renovation. The project included straightening and reinforcing the house’s deep pronounced roof projection, swapping out inadequate pipe columns under the “cantilever” with new i-beam columns and steel-rod X-bracing, and adding a new Ipe deck overlooking Usonia’s thick green forest of trees.

Our friends are moving on, and we’re sad to see them go, but we’re grateful to have had the unique opportunity to work on such a wonderful example of mid-century modern architecture.

For more information on the house, or to inquire about it’s purchase, visit Houlihan Lawrence broker, Tom Goddard at

Bucky Fuller and his Amazing Geodesic Dome


Thanks Scott

FLOAT House by Morphosis

Problem: Provide housing in flood prone regions.

Solution: Homes that float, when necessary.

From Morphopedia:

The FLOAT House optimizes the efficiency of mass-production, while respecting New Orleans’s unique culture and context. The Ninth Ward’s colorful vernacular houses, which local residents have traditionally modified and personalized over time, reflect the community’s vibrant culture. The FLOAT House grows out of the indigenous typology of the shotgun house, predominant throughout New Orleans and the Lower Ninth Ward. Like a typical shotgun house, the FLOAT House sits atop a raised base. This innovative base, or “chassis,” integrates all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sustainable systems, and securely floats in case of flooding. Inspired by GM’s skateboard chassis, which is engineered to support several car body types, the FLOAT House’s chassis is designed to support a variety of customizable house configurations.

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Bob is a friend of mine from architecture school. He designed and built the FernHouse, featured last week on the Tiny House blog.


Bob Swinburne an Architect from Brattleboro, Vermont wrote to share with me his unique structure called the The FernHouse.

The FernHouse is named for the sea of ferns it floats on for a few months during the Vermont summer.  It started out as a tent platform but inspiration hit and the project developed into something more.

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