Feb. 25: The Urban Pathways Conference

A panel of some of the best-known experts in urban design will discuss reimagining urban environments to encourage pedestrian travel.

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York
Sponsor: The Steel Institute of New York

Course credits: AIA/CES 3.0 LU|HSW 

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Professional registration is $100. (2019 competition entrants may register for free.)

Questions? Email info@metalsinconstruction.org or contact Gary Higbee at (212) 697-5554



8:00 AM – Registration Opens (refreshments offered)

8:30-8:45 AM – Introduction by Gary Higbee, AIA, Director of Industry Development, Steel Institute of New York

8:45-9:30 AM – Keynote: Parks as Infrastructure and Transportation – Claire Weisz, FAIA, Founding Principal of WXY
Claire Weisz, FAIA, will present her research into why it is not enough for parks to exist as single-use islands of tranquility. Today’s parks need to do much more: build infrastructure, provide connectivity, and increase resilience—as well as offer urbanites of all ages and abilities the opportunity to exercise. Given the state of public health, a park system should no longer be considered an amenity any more than transportation and infrastructure are. Q&A to follow.

9:30-10:00 AM – New Approaches to Urban Pathways – Jack Robbins, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Director of Urban Design at FXCollaborative Architects LLP
Jack Robbins, AIA, LEED AP, will discuss current trends and the importance of pedestrian circulation in a world where urban mobility is radically changing.

10:00-10:30 AM – Networking Break with Refreshments

10:30-11:30 AM – Panel Discussion
The jury of the Metals in Construction magazine 2019 Design Challenge will discuss the winner and finalists of the competition:

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director AIA New York Chapter
Claire Weisz, FAIA, WXY
Enrica Oliva, M.Sc. Struct. Eng., Werner Sobek NY
Paul Bauer AIA, LEED AP, Dattner Architects

Moderator: Jack Robbins, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Director of Urban Design at FXCollaborative Architects LLP

11:30-12:00 PM – Awarding the grand prize for the Metals in Construction 2019 Design Challenge
In the culminating event of its 2019 design challenge, Metals in Construction magazine will announce the decision it reached, with the support of the jury, regarding the award of the grand prize. The jury and the moderator will remain onstage to present the awards to the finalists and grand prize winner and respond to questions from the audience.

Closing Remarks
An announcement by the publisher of Metals in Construction about the magazine’s upcoming 2020 Design Challenge. Next year’s challenge will be sponsored by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York, which together with the Steel Institute of New York has published Metals in Construction for the New York design and construction industry since 1972.