‘Syracuse Builds: After the Master Plan’ exhibition explores innovative strategies for urban revitalization
‘Syracuse Builds: After the Master Plan’ exhibition explores innovative strategies for urban revitalizationSeptember 24, 2007Mary Kate O’Brienmcobrien@syr.edu
The exhibition “Syracuse Builds: After the Master Plan” opens on Nov. 1 at The Warehouse, the current home of the Syracuse University School of Architecture in downtown Syracuse. The exhibition presents 14 architectural and landscape projects currently in development for the SU campus and the City of Syracuse, including a new North Campus residence hall by Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam; the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems headquarters designed by Toshiko Mori Architect; and a residential project by Lindy Roy of ROY Co. with the Pioneer Companies, a development firm with offices in Syracuse and New York City.
The opening reception on Nov. 1 is from 5-7 p.m. in the Architecture Gallery at the Warehouse. The exhibition runs through Dec. 28.
“In addition to the caliber of designers and the speed with which these projects have emerged, this exhibition is significant for demonstrating the possibilities for a smaller post-industrial city working with a range of clients and strategies,” says SU School of Architecture Dean Mark Robbins. The projects are driven by academic, civic and nonprofit groups, as well as private real estate concerns, often working in partnership. The exhibition reflects optimistically on the future of post-industrial cities such as Syracuse and the outcome of this variety of public and private collaborations in their revitalization.
The exhibition is a program of UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate at the SU School of Architecture, established in 2005 to engage innovative design and development practices, and address critical issues of urban revitalization. The exhibition is designed by Mathew Aitchison, the first UPSTATE Fellow at the School of Architecture, in collaboration with associate professor of architecture Richard Rosa.
“Syracuse Builds” coincides with “Writing the City,” a symposium organized by UPSTATE to be held Nov. 14 and 15 at The Warehouse, exploring the role of the media in shaping public understanding of architecture and urban design, and featuring journalists from leading national newspapers, including The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and The Post-Standard in Syracuse.
“Syracuse Builds” and “Writing the City” are funded in part by the support of the Central New York Community Foundation, the Community Preservation Corp. and the Gifford Foundation, with media sponsorship by The Architect’s Newspaper. Both events are free and open to the public.
“SYRACUSE BUILDS” PROJECTS:
Fiedler Marciano Architecture and Mark Robbins/Hanover Square Bank Conversion
Field Operations and CLEAR, Julia Czerniak/Initial studies for the Connective Corridor
Gluckman Mayner Architects/Law School Addition Feasibility Study, Syracuse University
Hargreaves Associates, Mary Margaret Jones/Life Sciences Landscape, Syracuse University
Koning Eizenberg Architecture/West Side Mixed Use Development Feasibility Study
Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam and Reed Hilderbrand/Residence Hall and Landscape, Syracuse University
Arthur McDonald/The Syracuse Trust Building
munly brown studio, Ted Brown/Harbor Square Residential Development
ROY Co., Lindy Roy/Armory Square Residential Development
RuffWorks and Tim Stenson/Westside Initiative Info Center and “Better for Less” Sustainable Housing
SOM, Roger Duffy and Hargreaves Associates/Athletic Quad Feasibility Study, Syracuse University
Toshiko Mori Architect with Ashley McGraw Architects/Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Toshiko Mori Architect with Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering/Link Hall Addition and Renovation, Syracuse University