Homeless Housing: LA and NY
Friday, November 12, 2010, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Center for Architecture, 536 La Guardia Place
This panel discussion, organized in conjunction with Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, will showcase innovative and provocative homeless housing solutions from New York and Los Angeles. Michael Maltzan, FAIA, principal of Los Angeles–based Michael Maltzan Architecture, will present projects including the ninety-seven-unit New Carver Apartments, designed for the Skid Row Housing Trust in downtown LA. Jonathan Kirschenfeld, principal of Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architects in New York City, will present Common Ground’s new seventy-two-unit Domenech in Brownsville, Brooklyn, along with other examples of the firm’s supportive housing work. The architects will be joined by Rosanne Haggerty, President of Common Ground, who will speak about the importance of fresh thinking around supportive housing prototypes and successful strategies for creating sustainable living environments for at-risk individuals. The panel will be moderated by Michael Bell, Director, Housing Studios, Columbia University GSAPP, and Michael Bell Architecture.
In conjunction with the exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement
For tickets ($10; AIA and MoMA members free), RSVP at the Center for Architecture website.