Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
NYC YPC Summer Social

August 11, 2016
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NEW YORK CITY – CTBUH New York in association with the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held their Summer Social event on Thursday August 11, hosted by FXFOWLE Architects. The social event provided an opportunity for our members to visit FXFOWLE's office and meet some of the people behind the development of a building that’s helping to shape New York City. This informal social gathering featured a presentation on 3 Hudson Boulevard, along with drinks and light snacks. Our YPC members gathered to catch up over the summer months, and were keen to learn more about the project and FXFOWLE’s development.

CTBUH YPC attendees catch up from summer vacations and mingle before the event’s presentation.

Introduced by colleague Jim Bushong, Associate, FXFOWLE, a presentation by Sarah Davis, Associate, FXFOWLE, illustrated the placement of the design features on the site. One of which proved to be a quite unique foundation arrangement due to its collaboration with the underground metro systems’ easement agreements.  The mechanical systems for heat and cooling loads included some thoughtful methods for approaching compensation through ice storage water cooling, and features a program with mixed-use facilities that includes rooftop landscaping and hospitality. Hesitant at first to join in was Jason Rea, Project Manager at WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff, who worked on the engineering side of the building project. With a question more directly for him, he joined Sarah and answered some questions about the structural aspects of the building.
Jim Bushong, Associate, FXFOWLE, introduces the project, 3 Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards and the evening’s presenter, Sarah Davis, Associate, FXFOWLE.
Sarah Davis, Associate, FXFOWLE, presents 3 Hudson Boulevard to CTBUH Young Professional attendees.
Bookending the presentation, members socialized with some drinks and light snacks.  Group discussions followed with some additional thoughtful comments offered. The event was a success for CTBUH YPC, which aims to connect young professional members with the local design community and bring innovative topics to the front of discussions.
From left to right: Adam Alaimo, fellow social attendee, Enrique Corres (Guy Nordenson), John Larkey (Gilsanz Murray Steficek), Lee Franck (Guy Nordenson), and Xiaoxiao Wu (Guy Nordenson)
From left to right: Pankti Parikh, Larry Giannechini (YPC), Adam Paiva, and Elizabeth Geldres (YPC). From left to right: Michelle Roelefs (YPC), Ramona Litan, Adam Langdon, and fellow social attendee.
CTBUH YPC would like to thank FXFOWLE for their presentation and hosting the event, in particular Jim Bushong and Sarah Davis for sharing their technical knowledge about the new 3 Hudson Boulevard project going up in our neighborhood. The YPC also wants to thank Jason Rea of WSP for popping up to share his engineering knowledge of the project.

The event was organized by Young Professionals Committee Co-Chairs Hardik Doshi, Engineer, McNamara Salvia, and Ilkay Can-Standard, Architect, KPF, with YPC Steering Committee Members Michelle Roelefs, Senior Engineer, Arup; Larry Giannechini, Senior Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti; Elizabeth Geldres, Architect, Rafael Viñoly Architects; and Devon Telberg, Principal, Telberg Studio.
Alex Alaimo PBDW
Nagi Alamri ODA-NY
Ilkay Can-Standard KPF
Victor Charpertier Princeton University
Jaein Choi Rafael Viñoly Architects
Enrique Corres GNA
Zach Craun COOKFOX Architects
Marcus Fink SOM
Lee Franck Guy Nordenson and Associates
Liz Geldres Rafael Viñoly Architects
Larry Giannechini Thornton Tomasetti
Robert Hale CDC
Hardik Doshi McSal
Tracy Huynh Knippers & Helbig
Ksenia Tretiakova Leslie E Robertson Associates
John Larkey Gilsanz Murray Steficek
Ramona Litan WSP PB
Seth Martin Langan Engineering
Adam Paiva Longman Lindsey
Ben Palagonia McNamara Salvia
Pankti Parikh Silman
Matthew Peitz Severud Associates
Chander Puri WSP USA Corp
Alex Reddihough Arup
Natasha Reid Natasha Reid Design
Michelle Roelofs Arup
Jeff Shiozaki COOKFOX Architects
Jacob Sun McNamara Salvia
Devon Telberg Telberg Studio
Georgina Tiernan SHoP
Adrian Wright Jay E Butler, PE
Xiaoxiao Wu Guy Nordenson and Associates