Outside the Boundary: An Architectural Practice Panel

07/18/2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
New YorkNY 

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The AIANY Women in Architecture Committee presents an architectural practice panel focusing on the work of sole practitioners who combine their passion for architecture with interests outside their firms; giving new meaning to the concept of work/life balance. The panel will discuss work by three New York City-based architects, ranging from pop-up retail spaces to Passive House projects to research for the Storefront for Art and Architecture. The discussion will also explore their experiences with Remote Year programs, local activism, and design research, and how these experiences outside the office inform their approach to their work.

Speakers:

Jennifer Magee, Owner and Creative Director, Retail in the City; Co-Founder, UPWorld
Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC/CPHT, Founding Principal, Fete Nature Architecture
Maria Paz de Moura Castro, Founding Partner, Rizoma Arquitetura

Moderator:

Julia Gamolina, Business Development Coordinator, FXCollaborative

Jennifer Magee, retail architect, digital nomad and world traveler is an award-winning designer who creates engaging physical retail and hospitality experiences that help brands connect to consumers and increase sales. She has worked with multiple start-ups to launch new brand concepts. Magee recently completed the first NYC flagship space for The Financial Gym, where members can meet with a personal trainer to 'work out' their finances, as well as the first flagship space for WorkSmith, a new co-working concept for food-related start-ups in Melbourne. Magee set up her own design practice in 2010 as a remote office so she could have the flexibility to combine work with travel. She spent the majority of 2017 traveling the world (while running her own company) with a program called Remote Year, which helps professionals work remotely from cities all over the globe. She has traversed over 150,000 km and visited over 30 countries while working on 30+ different design projects over the last two years!

Julie Torres Moskovitz is an architect licensed in New York and New Jersey and founder of Fete Nature Architecture (FNA) based in Brooklyn. FNA is a vital, collaborative architecture firm whose process is founded in research and investigation of new ways to inhabit the urban fabric. This method of working is informed by an expertise in sustainable practices. Moskovitz is a LEED certified, passive house certified designer and was the architect on the first certified Passive House building in NYC. She is author of The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design published by Princeton Architectural Press. FNA is currently completing several residential projects as part of NYC’s Build-It-Back program. Moskovitz teaches architecture studio and environmental technology courses at Syracuse University, Parsons, and Pratt Institute. She also leads hyper-efficiency workshops at the Center for Architecture with her architecture partners, Passive House leaders in Brussels since 2003. She is on the Advisory Board of the Street Vendor Project and the Institute for Public Architecture and was recently appointed by the Mayor to the NYC Loft Law Board. Moskovitz has an MArch from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in African Studies and French from the University of Michigan.

Maria Paz de Moura Castro is a founding partner of Rizoma Arquitetura. Her office has worked on award-winning buildings and projects, widely recognized by numerous international publications including Wallpaper, Azul Magazine, AU, Vogue Brazil, Designboom, ArchDaily, L’architecture D’aujourdhui, and the Financial Times. De Moura Castro teaches at the Academy of Art University and in San Francisco. Previously, she was a teaching assistant at Cornell University and a guest critic at Columbia University and the Universidade FUMEC in Brazil. Other academic activities include participation in a seminar at CONARQ Maceió and a roundtable discussion at Yale School of Architecture. De Moura Castro has also worked as a researcher in the curatorial team at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Since 2013 she has been a member of the Architecture Council at Inhotim in Brazil. De Moura Castro received her Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism from FUMEC University and her Master of Architecture from Cornell University. Her undergraduate thesis was awarded the national contest "Opera Prima."

Julia Gamolina is the founder and editor of Madame Architect, where she has published more than 25 interviews with women in the field. She is currently working in business development at FXCollaborative, with prior experience in both design and communications. She has been a contributor to ArchiteXX's Sub_teXXt for the past four years, is the Co-Chair of ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) Communications Committee, is on the AIA Women in Architecture Committee, and is a Founding Member of the Wing. Gamolina received her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture.

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