PAST EVENT - Thursday, August 25, 2016
HAAUS toured the High Line in NY followed by a happy hour at the Park Bar. This walking tour discussed the development of the High Line and its impact on the development of the surrounding neighborhoods in New York. The elevated railway was a costly liability for many years and its rehabilitation a far-fetched idea, but soon after its opening the High line attracted record number of visitors and has spurred development in the surrounding areas. The tour discussed the innovative design of the High Line as well as adjacent note worthy buildings in West Chelsea and the Far West Village. Included are buildings designed by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Neil Denari, Annabelle Selldorf, Ennead Architects, Richard Meier and others.
After the tour, the group gathered for a happy hour at the Park Restaurant on 118 10th Ave & 17St.
Tour Guide Biography
Ivan Shumkov is a New York based architect, entrepreneur, professor, scholar and curator. He is a pioneer in online education and founder of the BUILD ACADEMY, providing professional education for the building industry. He graduated with masters degrees from ETSA Barcelona, University of Florence, and Harvard University GSD, as a Fulbright scholar. He earned his PhD in Architecture in 2009 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Columbia University GSAPP, as fellow of the Fondation Le Corbusier. Dr. Shumkov has taught at NYU, Harvard University GSD, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons the New School for Design, International University of Catalonia, and ETSA Barcelona. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard Alumni Association 2011-14 and as founding president of Harvard Architectural and Urban Society Alumni 2008-14. Dr. Shumkov is a licensed architect in Spain and Italy and principal of ISA – Ivan Shumkov Architects, a company working in the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design with offices in New York. He has worked, lectured and exhibited his projects and research in Europe, Brazil, Colombia, China, and the USA.