22nd Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture: Where Is the Architecture? Finding Design and Community Amidst Constraints 

Location: Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall

Speaker(s): Andrew Bernheimer, Jill Crawford, Marc Norman, Daniel D’Oca

In the 22nd Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, will discuss what several affordable housing projects in New York City have taught him about architecture’s role in addressing housing-related challenges. His firm, Bernheimer Architecture (BA), is committed to “designing sustainable and resilient architecture by crafting productive environments for people and their communities.” BA’s wide-ranging portfolio includes numerous affordable housing developments, including: OneFlushing, a 230-unit, all-affordable intergenerational housing development in Queens; Caesura Brooklyn, a 123-unit, mixed-use, mixed-income building in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District; and 1490 Southern Boulevard, a 115-unit, all-affordable, senior housing project in the Bronx that includes units and related services for people who previously experienced homelessness. And, in the context of a recent unionization drive at BA, Bernheimer will discuss how to do this challenging work in humane and sensitive ways.  

His remarks will be followed by a discussion with Jill Crawford, a partner at Type A Projects LLC, who has worked with BA on several affordable housing projects and former Loeb Fellow Marc Norman, Associate Dean of NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. Daniel D’Oca, an Associate Professor in the Practice of Urban Planning at GSD, will moderate the conversation. 

Watch the video:

View of housing project by Bernheimer Architecture at 1490 Southern Boulevard, New York.