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The GREEN TEAMS Web Archive presents video recordings, indexed clips, and
summary transcripts of the Museum’s Winter/Spring 2006 lecture series
on the state of the art in sustainable skyscraper design.
Eight evenings of presentations and panel discussions brought together 30 leading professionals in the green building movement, including developers, architects, engineers, environmental consultants, and government officials. Highlighting the creative collaboration among clients and designers, each program explored a major tower project or architectural practice, public policy issues and questions for the future.
The GREEN TEAMS Web Archive joins the online version of GREEN TOWERS FOR NEW YORK: From Visionary to Vernacular, an exhibition documenting 15 projects that represent the next generation of high performance high-rise buildings.
The Green Teams lecture series was sponsored in part by The Related Companies. The Web Archive is presented with support from the J.M. Kaplan Fund and the Community Preservation Corporation.
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January 25 — HEARST TOWER TEAM
Innovating Corporate Identity
Foster and Partners’ diagrid structure gives The Hearst Corporation a striking green tower and signature identity. Architects, engineers, builder, and client describe their innovating method.
Brian Schwagerl, Dir. of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Planning, Hearst
Tom Scarola, Tishman Speyer Properties
Michael Wurzel, Partner, Foster & Partners
Alex Richter, Adamson Associates
Gary Pomerantz, Flack & Kurtz
February 7 — THE NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING
Accomplishing Transparency...Living with Light
The team who translated Renzo Piano’s concept of a tower of transparency and abundant light to the newspaper’s interiors and operations discuss the research and design process.
Hussain Ali-Khan, VP Real Estate Development, The New York Times
Jan Berman, President & COO, MechoShade Systems, Inc.
Susan Brady, Principal, Susan Brady Lighting Design Studio
David Cooper, Managing Director, Flack & Kurtz, Inc.
Rocco Giannetti, Senior Associate, Gensler
Pekka Hakkarainen, VP, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Glenn Hughes, Director of Construction, The New York Times
February 21 — FXFOWLE
Building a Green Practice
Bruce Fowle reflects on the evolution of his firm’s pioneering place in high-performance high-rise design, from the Condé Nast Building @ 4 Times Square to an array of current residential and mixed-use projects.
Bruce Fowle, FAIA, LEED, Senior Principal
Peter Weingarten, AIA, LEED, Senior Associate
March 7 — ONE BRYANT PARK
Cook+Fox Go Platinum
The 54-story crystalline tower rising at 42nd St. and Sixth Avenue sets a bold standard for sustainability.Upon completion in 2008, The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park will be the country’s greenest skyscraper, demonstrating the state of the art in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, sustainable materials, and environmentally-conscious construction and operations.
Richard A. Cook, Partner, Cook + Fox Architects, LLP
Robert F. Fox, Partner, Cook + Fox Architects, LLP
March 21 — SOM
The Practice of Sustainability
SOM Technical Architecture Partner Carl Galioto and Jeffrey Holmes discuss the firm’s early sustainable designs and current projects, Freedom Tower and 7 World Trade Center.
Carl Galioto, FAIA, Technical Architecture Partner, SOM
Jeffrey Holt, Associate Partner, SOM
April 5 — BATTERY
Green through Government
In 2000, the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) took a bold step and instituted mandatory green guidelines for new residential buildings. The success of the BPCA model has been proved by its market viability.
Russell C. Albanese, President, Albanese Organization, Inc.
James Cavanaugh, President + CEO, Battery Park City
Bryan N. Cho, Senior Vice President, The Related Companies, L.P.
Rafael Pelli, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Architects
April 18 — GREEN
Guidelines for Downtown and Beyond
Randolph Croxton, author of the Sustainable Design Guidelines Reference Manual for WTC Redevelopment Projects, assembles colleagues to discuss extending a green metropolitan model.
Randolph Croxton, FAIA, Croxton Collaborative Architects
Mahadev Raman, Building sector leader, ARUP
Daniel Nall, Sr. VP and Director of Advanced Technology, Flack & Kurtz
Hillary Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, New Civic Works
May 17 — GREENING
THE GLASS BOX
Saving Modernism in Midtown
Nina Rappaport leads a discussion with architects and engineers on preserving midtown modernism by retrofitting the classic glass boxes with new green facades and mechanical systems.
Nina Rappaport, Docomomo
John An, Atelier Ten
Kyle Normandin, Wiss Janney Elsner
Colin Cathcart, Kiss + Cathcart
All lectures began at 6:30 PM at the NYPL Donnell Library Auditorium, 20 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
Short clips of select "GREEN THEMES" are presented here in excerpted from each lecture and are presented here. Click on a theme to hear multiple perspectives on a specific Green topic.
GREEN TEAMS CREDITS
The Green Teams lecture series was organized by Carol Willis. Video production, editing, and web design by Matthew Pinto, with additional coding by Jesse Sanford and design by Emma White. Research for the project was conducted by Audrey Boguchwal, Inna Guzenfeld, and Mellissa Hatcher. Thanks to Sue Rauch, Mayur Deshmukh and the Donnell Library for assistance with video production.