The AIANY Architecture Tour Committee’s Featured Guide Series invites NYC waterfront specialists, from varied fields and disciplines, to offer first hand insights drawn from their involvement in the transformation of our city’s edge. AIANY Tour Committee co chair, Arthur Platt, hosts the Featured Guide aboard Classic Harbor Line’s yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II and contributes AIANY Around Manhattan NYC Architecture Tour narration.
During all AIANY Boat Tours, buildings, developments, parks and infrastructure are not simply identified, they are thematically linked to help guests better understand the recent transformation of NYC’s waterfront from one of industry to one of booming residential development, ecologically driven park design and resilient urban planning. Featured Guides bring even greater focus to specific sites and expand upon vital NYC waterfront topics.
UPCOMING 2016 FEATURED GUIDES AND TOURS INCLUDE:
ROOSEVELT ISLAND LOOP TOUR: Click here to purchase tickets for May 21st
Stephen Martin, Director of Design and Planning for the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy.
Martin was an integral part of the construction management team that worked tirelessly to complete Kahn’s 1973 design. He was trained in architecture at The Cooper Union. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he worked at different
architecture firms and private art foundations both in Los Angeles and New York as well as at The Monacelli Press and the Architect’s Newspaper.
John Kriskiewicz, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Historian, do_co,mo.mo NY/tri-state board member.
Kriskiewicz holds a professional degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute and is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects. Over the past two decades he has taught courses focused on NYC’s architectural and planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union and Fashion Institute of Technology and designed tour programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations. Kriskiewicz’s research and advocacy has focused on the need for the preservation of important post WWII Architecture.
HUDSON RIVER PARK TOUR: Click here to purchase tickets for June 15th & August 15th
Join Hudson River Park Trust’s multi-disciplinary team to learn earn about the planning, design and history of a 400 acre estuarine sanctuary along Manhattan’s West Side.
RECENT FEATURED GUIDES INCLUDE:
Robin Nagle: DSNY Anthropologist in residence and author of PICKING UP.
Eric Sanderson : Landscape Ecologist and author of MANNAHATTA: A Natural History of NYC
Michael Marrella: Director of Waterfront planning, NYC Dept. of City Planning
Signe Nielsen, FASLA: Designer of award winning ecologically driven waterfront landscapes
Adam Yarinsky, FAIA: Visionary Waterfront Architect and participant in MoMA’s RISING CURRENTS Project
Roosevelt Island Loop Tour: In partnership with FDR Four Freedoms Park