April 21: The AIA's New York chapter is hosting "Constructing the Economic Recovery" from 8 am to 1 pm at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers. The conference will look at The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and programs for its implementation at the federal, state, and city levels, with a focus on its impact on contractors, private, public and institutional real estate owners, lenders, facility managers, corporate and institutional tenants, architects, engineers, project managers, and other related construction industry professionals.
April 22: Think and Drink. No, really. From 6-8 pm, DEGW's New York office (100 Broadway, 14th Floor) will be hosting Think+Drink, an informal idea exchange on how the changing nature of work is transforming workplaces, buildings, and cities. On the panel: Frank Duffy, DEGW co-founder; Laura Forlano, a fellow at the Yale Information Society Project; and Nicole LaRusso, vice president for planning and economic development at the Alliance for Downtown New York. By RSVP only. Contact Chris Sullivan at chris [at] ccsullivan.com
April 27: Jamie Drake and Gil Schafer are headline the Museum of the City of New York's annual Spring Lecture Symposium and Luncheon. The event includes a lecture, followed by lunch in the Mueum's galleries.
April 30 and May 1: The Architectural League of New York is joining with Parsons The New School for Design and the India China Institute of The New School to present "Emerging Exchanges: New Architectures of India." The two-day conference includes presentations by architects working in India and panel discussions on the new challenges and conceptualizations affecting India's landscape.
May 13: IIDA NY is closing its annual "Pioneering Design Lecture Series" with a behind the scenes look at the Henry Miller Theatre and the Roundabout Theatre Company. A panel discussion is taking place at The Times Center (242 West 41st St.) in New York, followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $50 in advance.
June 11: CANstruction® returns to Chicago for the third time, challenging designers, architect, engineers and construction companies to create structures out of canned goods (all of which are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository). Take a break from NeoCon® to check out the results—they'll be at The Merchandise Mart Apparel Center.
June 26 through June 28: The CA Boom Design Show returns to Beverly Hills in the former Robinsons flagship department store at Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvds.