Carmi Bee, FAIA, Delivers AIA NY Chapter's 2015 Ratensky Lecture
March 02, 2016
RKTB President Carmi Bee, FAIA, was recently honored by the AIA NY Chapter by being selected to deliver the 2015 Ratensky Lecture on November 18th at the Center for Architecture. Mr. Bee discussed his efforts as a housing architect and as a teacher, and shared his thoughts on the future of housing in New York City with a standing-room-only crowd in a presentation entitled "Gimme Shelter."
Initiated by the organization’s Housing Committee, the Ratensky lecture series was established in 1998 in the memory of the late Samuel Ratensky (1910-1972), an architect and housing official who was responsible for major housing initiatives in the city from 1946 to 1972. The annual series recognizes individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to the advancement of housing and community design. Mr. Bee joins luminaries Lewis Davis (1998), Edward Logue (2000), Clara Fox (2001), Michael Pyatok (2003), William Conklin (2004), Ted Liebman (2005), Ron Shiffman (2006), Conrad Levinson (2007), Jonathan Rose (2008), Joan Goody/David Dixon, (2009), Richard Ravitch (2010), Jerilyn Perine (2011), Carleton Brown (2012), and Alan Mallach (2014) on the distinguished list of past honorees.
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