May 21st 2013
Center for Architecture
Design industry superstars sketch as teams go head to head in an architecture themed Pictionary-style tournament. Audience members can be a part of the action by using the #guessasketch to tweet their guesses.
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Master of Ceremony
Charles Renfro, AIA
Morris Adjmi, AIA
Guy Geier, FAIA
Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA
Christopher Sharples, AIA
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
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Charles Renfro AIA, is a Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 90 person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the performing arts, and visual arts. Charles joined the firm in 1997 and became Partner in 2004, and has since worked on the redesign of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the High Line, and the Creative Arts Center at Brown University. Charles currently leads the design of the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Stanford University’s McMurtry Art & Art History Building, and the Dissona Factory and Housing Complex in Dongguan, China. DS+R is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Design Award in Architecture from the Smithsonian, multiple Progressive Architecture awards, the AIA President’s Award, and the AIA Medal of Honor. Charles was recently honored as a Rice University Distinguished Alumnus for 2012 and currently serves as the President of the Storefront for Art and Architecture Board.
Morris Adjmi, founder and principal of Morris Adjmi Architects, began his career working with renowned Italian architect Aldo Rossi in 1981 after obtaining his Masters of Architecture degree from Tulane University. In 1986, Adjmi partnered with Rossi to open the Studio di Architettura in New York City. They collaborated on numerous international projects including the Hotel Il Palazzo in Fukuoka, Japan, which received an AIA Honor Award, and the Scholastic Headquarters in SoHo. Today, Morris Adjmi Architects is working on numerous commercial and residential projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as developments in Washington DC and Philadelphia. Recently the firm’s Wilf Hall for New York University received LEED Platinum certification, and the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg was named Travel & Leisure’s Best Hotel of 2013.
Guy Geier is the Managing Partner at FXFOWLE Architects and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and its operations. An architect with over 35 years of experience, he remains deeply involved with the design of numerous projects for corporate and institutional clients. Recent projects include new headquarters offices for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a new showroom for OFS Brands in Manhattan, a new building for the Columbia University School of Nursing, renovations and additions to the Tulane University School of Architecture building, and the interiors of a new GSA office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA is a partner of Cooper Joseph Studio (originally founded as Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture in 1996). Prior to launching her practice, she worked for over a dozen years with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Cooper Joseph Studio, a partnership between Chris Cooper and Wendy Evans Joseph is a dynamic, integrated design studio that maintains a distinctive but diverse portfolio. The partners think holistically from concept through building construction, focusing attention on the execution of detail. Reductive, rather than additive, solutions are sought to achieve bold, singular readings. Wendy holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Winner of a Rome Prize in Architecture, she was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. In 2000, Wendy was the president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She is past-chairman of the AIA National Committee on Design and past-president of the Architectural League of New York and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Wendy is currently a member of the Design Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and sits on the boards of American Ballet Theatre and 2nd Stage Theatre.
Christopher Sharples is a co-founded the architectural firm SHoP Architects which recently completed the Barclay Center Arena and East River Waterfront Esplanade. He has lectured, exhibited, and been published internationally. He has taught at Yale School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design, The City College, City University of New York, The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Columbia University, and at the University of Virginia. He is currently teaching with his twin brother Bill at Cornell University's School of Architecture Art and Planning in their NYC studio.
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