Continuing on the 2016 AIANY Presidential Theme and exhibition, Authenticity and Innovation, the AIANY Interiors Committee is delighted to host a panel on adaptive reuse in interior design. Three leading architects in the field will discuss how to find a balance between reimagined potential and thoughtful preservation, while presenting their completed projects as examples.
Organized by: AIANY Interiors Committee
Morris Adjmi, FAIA, Founding Principal, Morris Adjmi Architects
Eran Chen, AIA, Founder and Executive Director, ODA
Lissa So, AIA, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects
Moderator: John Czarnecki, Editor-in-Chief, Contract Magazine
Morris Adjmi, FAIA, sits on the Board of the Tulane University School of Architecture. He has taught at the University of Houston and Columbia University, and has lectured on historic and contemporary topics in architecture, including his own work and the work of Aldo Rossi. He is the author and editor of several books on Rossi including Aldo Rossi: The Complete Buildings and Projects, 1981-91, Aldo Rossi: Drawings and Paintings, and Aldo Rossi: Collector’s Edition, as well as his own forthcoming monograph, A Grid and A Conversation: Morris Adjmi Architects. Adjmi is a graduate of Tulane University (M.Arch ’83) and attended the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in New York.
Eran Chen, AIA, is the founder and executive director of ODA, an architectural and design practice based in Manhattan. ODA’s work has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Spaces, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and World Architecture News, among others. Chen received a B.Arch Diploma with Honors from the Bezalel School of Art and Design in Jerusalem, where he continues to serve as guest lecturer.
Lissa So, AIA, is a founding partner of Marvel Architects. She recently led the project team to develop St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater in DUMBO which opened in Fall 2015. Previous projects include St. John’s Bread and Life Social Services in Brooklyn, Westchester Reform Temple, and the Stephen Gaynor School in Manhattan. So has a BA in Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.