Art by Architects

Two of Laura Heim’s watercolors were exhibited in the 4th Annual Art by Architects show at the AIANY Center for Architecture on Friday April 1, 2022.  The two recent art works, Quarantine Quietude (2020) and Leading to Light (2019), reflect the specifics of...

Book Talk – AIANY Center for Architecture

Based on their recent book, Sunnyside Gardens: Planning and Preservation in a Historic Garden Suburb (Fordham University Press, 2021), architect Laura Heim and historian Jeffrey Kroessler presented a talk on March 31st about Sunnyside Gardens—from its origins in the...

Affordable Housing in NYC Cellars? NO!

As part of the Historic Districts Council’s Preservation School Series, Laura Heim presented the basic zoning and code restrictions which make the legalization of existing NYC cellars and basements in many cases difficult and costly, if not impossible. NYC had...

AIANY Civic Leadership Program Panel

Invited by nycoba|NOMA & AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP), Laura Heim contributed her expertise to the panel discussion “What’s Next for Basement Apartments after Hurricane Ida?” Her experience working on one and two family houses throughout Queens, as...

The New York Review of Books

Prominent architecture critic Martin Filler’s review of our book Sunnyside Gardens: Planning and Preservation in a Historic Garden Suburb in The New York Review of Books, (11/18/21), concludes, “After nearly a century Sunnyside Gardens remains a model of...