• Sara Duffy of Stonehill Taylor Talks about TWA Hotel at New York's JFK Airport

    [Unlike prior events, space is very limited so please only RSVP if you are able to join us. Thank so much!] Please join us for a talk with Sara Duffy of Stonehill Taylor. Sara will speak about the the highly-anticipated TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport (https://stonehilltaylor.com/projects/twa-hotel/), which opens its doors this May. Stonehill Taylor is the interior designer for the 512 rooms, housed in the two newly built wings designed by Lubrano Ciavarra, flanking Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center. Architects Beyer Blinder Belle served as the project and preservation architect and INC Architecture and Design oversaw the conference and event space design. Talk begins at ~7:00PM. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Blanco | Graff | Kaldewei | Valli&Valli | Villeroy & Boch SPEAKER BIO Sara Duffy graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and received her Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. With a background in art history and television, Sara crafts a unique, immersive narrative for each of her projects with a focus on thoughtful, classic design. Her impressive variety of projects includes the Nomad Hotel and Bar in New York and its re-iteration in Las Vegas, the J.W. Marriott Nashville, and the iconic TWA Hotel at JFK Airport’s historic TWA Flight Center. She has worked with renowned hospitality developers such as the Sydell Group, Eleven Madison Park’s Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, Marriott International, Turnberry Associates, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. EVENT SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS Photos from Mar 27, 2019 event with Gregg Pasquarelli, co-founder of SHoP Architects, now online, http://media.designerpages.com/event/project-6-mar-27-2019/.

  • Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects Talks About the Modern Skyscraper

    [Unlike prior events, space is very limited so please only RSVP if you are able to join us. Thank so much!] Please join us for a talk with Gregg Pasquarelli, co-founder of SHoP Architects (https://www.shoparc.com/). Gregg will speak about the modern skyscraper, highlighting all the complicated design challenges including policy, zoning, and construction. Projects to be presented include 111 West 57th Street (https://www.shoparc.com/projects/111-west-57-street-2/), 9 De Kalb Avenue (https://www.shoparc.com/projects/9-dekalb/), and the American Copper Buildings (https://www.shoparc.com/projects/american-copper-buildings/). Talk begins at ~7:00PM. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Caesarstone | Dornbracht | Elkay | Geberit SPEAKER BIO Since the formation of the studio, SHoP has modeled a new way forward with its unconventional approach to design. At the heart of the firm’s method is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand, where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles. As a founding Principal, Gregg Pasquarelli has been at the center of this collaborative practice for nearly twenty years—leading teams in design, master planning, and real estate development. He has a thorough familiarity working in complex, urban contexts to create dynamic projects that transform their communities. Gregg has served as lead partner on many of the firm’s most prominent projects, including the Porter House, the Barclays Center, two miles on the East River Waterfront, 111 West 57th Street, the American Copper Buildings and Pier 17. His current work includes Fulbright University Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, First Avenue’s Upper Harbor Terminal Amphitheater in Minneapolis, and Midtown Center, a large mixed-use commercial complex in Washington DC centered around a new public square. Beyond the studio, Gregg has earned a reputation as a thoughtful leader of his generation of innovative architects and a powerful advocate for design quality and community values in contemporary city-building. Gregg’s dedication to moving the profession forward continues in his commitment to lecturing and teaching, where he brings SHoP’s message—about the unity of technological invention, artistic inspiration, and public responsibility—to students across the country and around the world. He has lectured and published globally and has held chaired professorships at schools such as Yale University, Columbia University and The University of Virginia, among others. SHoP has been recognized with awards such as the Art Basel & Design Miami Design Visionary Award in 2016 and Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World” in 2014, and the 2009 National Design Award in Architecture Design, as well as multiple Progressive Architecture and AIA Awards. EVENT SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS Photos from Sep 27, 2018 event with Adam D. Tihany, Founder and Principal at Tihany Design, now online. http://media.designerpages.com/event/project-6-sep-27-2018/

  • Adam D. Tihany Talks High Design in the Cruise Industry

    Project 6 by AF New York

    [Unlike prior events, space is very limited so please only RSVP if you are able to join us. Thank so much!] Please join us for a talk with Adam D. Tihany (http://www.tihanydesign.com/) about the powerful influence of high design in the cruise industry, and his own journey from land based hospitality projects to the sea. In the age of experiental travel, good design has become an essential element across all areas of hospitality, but none more so than the cruise industry. Far beyond the 'Floating Hotel.' the cruise ship is the ultimate stage in which to engage with and inspire a captive audience. Projects to be presented include Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation, and Costa Smeralda (launching November 2019). Talk begins at ~7:00PM. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Americh | Dornbracht | Elkay | Geberit SPEAKER BIO Widely regarded as the world’s preeminent hospitality designer, Adam D. Tihany has created bespoke hotel, dining and cruise interiors at some of the most iconic and luxurious properties around the globe. He founded multidisciplinary design firm Tihany Design in 1978, and was one of the first to collaborate with celebrity chefs, creating signature restaurants for acclaimed culinary stars including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. His firm’s body of work showcases a fluid, yet profoundly diverse design vocabulary, illustrating Tihany’s philosophy of custom-tailoring each project to fit to the unique vision of the client. EVENT SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS Photos from June 20, 2018 event with Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder of WeWork, now online. http://media.designerpages.com/event/wework-june-20-2018/

  • FXCollaborative Talks About Designing the All Gender Bathroom at AF New York

    [Unlike prior events, space is very limited so please only RSVP if you are able to join us. Thank so much!] JOIN US FOR AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION - DIGNITY IN ELIMINATION: DESIGNING THE ALL GENDER BATHROOM. WE WILL EXPLORE COMMON ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT BATHROOM ACCESS, INCLUSION, AND THE GENDERING OF SPACE. IT’S TIME TO BRING BATHROOMS OUT OF THE STRANGLEHOLD OF POLITICS AND BACK INTO THE REALM OF PUBLIC INTEREST AND DESIGN. DIGNITY IN ELMINATION IS SPONSORED BY FXPODIUM, FXCOLLABORATIVE’S WHITE PAPER SERIES, AND IS BASED ON THE SPEAKER’S RESEARCH PAPER “BATHROOMS FOR HUMANS.” A NYCXDESIGN 2018 EVENT. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Brizo | Franke | Geberit |KALDEWEI | Villeroy & Boch SPEAKERS Catherine Joseph, LEED AP BD+C, FXCollaborative Catherine is a Junior Architect who works on the technical coordination and documentation of structural and mechanical systems for commercial high-rise buildings. Being trained as an engineer first means she is constantly trying to tie together technical expectations, design logic, and conceptual intent. Whitney Odell, AIA, LEED AP, Associate, FXCollaborative As an interior architect, Whitney has a deep appreciation for how people live, work, and play, which complements her comprehensive understanding of design and mechanical and engineering systems. She balances conceptual rigor and a keen spatial sense—faculties she developed in her contemporary art studies and work in the art world—with an ability to anticipate the impact of environment on people's health, well-being, and state of mind.

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  • Rain (Snow) Date: One Hudson Yards presented by Steven Davis of Davis Brody Bond

    JOIN US FOR COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES AT DURAVIT NYC. STEVEN DAVIS OF DAVIS BRODY BOND WILL TALK ABOUT THE DESIGN AND PLANNING OF ONE HUDSON YARDS, ONE OF THE MOST OPULENT RESIDENTIAL RENTAL BUILDINGS DEVELOPED IN NEW YORK CITY IN MANY DECADES. STRADDLING HUDSON YARDS AND THE HIGH LINE, AT THE EDGE OF UBER, THIS PRESENTATION WILL DISCUSS THE MANY FACTORS AT PLAY IN THE DESIGN OF ONE HUDSON YARDS. Steven will begin talking at approximately 7:00PM.

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  • One Hudson Yards presented by Steven M. Davis of Davis Brody Bond at Duravit

    THIS MEETUP HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO APR 4, 2018. PLEASE RSVP AT THE NEW EVENT PAGE. https://www.meetup.com/nyc-ad/events/248942574/

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  • Todd Heiser and Kelly Dubisar of Gensler at Duravit NYC

    Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Duravit NYC. Todd Heiser and Kelly Dubisar of Gensler will talk about converging trends in hospitality and workplace design. Projects to be presented include Willis Tower (http://www.willistower.com/) and the Hyatt Corporation (https://www.gensler.com/projects/hyatt-corporation?l=all). Todd and Kelly will begin talking at approximately 7:00PM.

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  • Patrick Burke of Michael Graves Architecture & Design at Duravit NYC

    Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Duravit NYC. Patrick Burke of Michael Graves Architecture & Design will talk about context and character underscoring MGA&D’s unwavering commitment to truly unique experiences in hospitality and luxury residential design. Projects to be presented include 425 Fifth Avenue (https://michaelgraves.com/portfolio/425-fifth-avenue/) and the Impala (https://michaelgraves.com/portfolio/impala-building/). Patrick will begin talking at approximately 7:00PM. About Patrick Patrick Burke, AIA, is a Principal of Architecture and Studio Head at Michael Graves Architecture & Design. With over 35 years of experience at MGA&D, Burke has been lead designer for project types including: cultural, civic, healthcare, hospitality and masterplanning. Burke has been responsible for several resort developments where MGA&D was the master planner, architect and interior designer. He has been a keynote speaker for several industry events in hospitality, sustainability and wellness and has participated on many juries and peer reviews. His projects have won numerous awards for design excellence and sustainability.

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  • Krista Ninivaggi of K&CO at Duravit NYC

    Duravit NYC

    Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Duravit NYC. Krista Ninivaggi of K&CO will talk about the rules for making great interior spaces and whether this differs from making great architecture? Projects to be presented include Billboard Lounge (http://www.barclayscenter.com/premium-seating/billboard-lounge), American Copper Interiors (http://americancopper.nyc/) and Manhattan Park's Pop Up Pool Party (http://panyc.info/portfolio/manhattan-park-pool-club/). About Krista In 2014, Krista Ninivaggi launched her boutique firm K&CO, with focus on hospitality and large scale multifamily residential interiors. Ninivaggi started her professional career at the Rockwell Group and later moved on to the firm AvroKO before joining SHoP Architects as the Director of the Interior Design Group. During her tenure at SHoP, she completed interiors for projects such as the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn and the New York Corporate Office of Shopbop. Ninivaggi is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2013, Ninivaggi was honored with the title of "Young Gun" by Curbed.com (http://curbed.com/). Most recently, Ninivaggi was named "Designer of the Year," for 2014 by Contract Design Magazine.

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  • Albo Liberis To Present The William Vale

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    Join us in November at Duravit NYC for a lecture by Nick Liberis and Yohay Albo, Principals at renowned Albo Liberis. They will discuss the new hotspot hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: The William Vale (http://www.alboliberis.com/#/wvh/).

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