The Making Room Design Showcase and Symposium was a tremendous success! Participants and attendees alike were energized by the possibilities for expanding housing types presented, and the potential for substantive change in the City’s housing regulations. Making Room is also generating a lot of attention from the press. Please visit our Facebook page for updates on the most current coverage.

Making Room is the latest phase in CHPC’s ongoing examination of the mismatch between New York’s population and its available housing stock. The design showcase brought together five highly respected architects to present their ideas for reshaping NYC’s housing stock to better meet the needs of diverse 21st century households. Their presentations were followed by discussion among leaders from NYC’s housing and real estate community, and international experts in design and architecture. Participants also included representatives from City Hall, City Planning, and Commissioners from four City agencies–Cultural Affairs, DDC, DOB, and HPD. You can view the full program for the day here.

Introduction by Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Linda Gibbs

Introduction by Julie Sandorf, President of the Charles H. Revson Foundation

Introduction to Making Room by Jerilyn Perine

Shall + Shared = Green New York City & Tokyo By Graham Hill & Azby Brown

Stan Allen & Rafi Segal Stan Allen Architect Rafi Segal Architecture Urbanism

Peter Gluck Peter Gluck and Partners Architects

Deborah Gans Gans studio

Jonathan Kirschenfeld Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect PC

Balancing Population Growth & Housing Regulations: the Public Sector Challenges

Introduced by:  David Bragdon, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability Moderated by:  David J. Burney, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC)

Kate D. Levin, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Robert LiMandri,Commissioner of the Department of Buildings

Mathew M. Wambua, Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Thomas Wargo, Director of the Zoning Division at the Department of City Planning

Ted Smith Smith & Others, San Diego

Wrap-up Panel