Cocktails & Conversation: Toshiko Mori and Fred Bernstein
May 03, 2019
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2019-05-03 18:30:002019-05-03 20:00:00America/New_YorkCocktails & Conversation: Toshiko Mori and Fred BernsteinCocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
May 03, 2019
Fass School. Photo: Sofia Verzbolovskis.
5/3/19, 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Cocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Each program includes a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.
Speakers: Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Founder and Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect; Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Fred Bernstein, architectural author and journalist
Toshiko Mori, FAIA is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the principal of Toshiko Mori Architect.
Her firm’s recent work includes master plans for the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens; Thread, a cultural center and artists’ residences in Senegal; and Fass School and Teachers’ Residence in Senegal; and the Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Their projects have won awards from Architizer, The Plan, and AIA, and have been internationally exhibited, including at the 2012, 2014 and 2018 Venice Architecture Biennales. Nikkei Business named her one of 50 Japanese Changing the World, and Architectural Digest listed her amongst their biennial AD100 in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Recent project publications include the Fass School and Teachers’ Residence in Architectural Record; Treeline, a private art barn, in Architectural Digest, and an interview in Monocle.
She has won numerous awards including the Academy Award in Architecture, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the AIA New York Medal of Honor; the 2016 ACSA Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society Gold Medal; and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She recently received the 2018 Maine in America Award, the 2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, and the LongHouse Reserve’s Longhouse Award. She will receive the OMI Arts Leadership Award in 2019.
She serves on the board of Dassault Systemes and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization. She will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming AN Facades+ Symposium in New York and at the Dassault Systemes Worldwide Conference for Sustainable Innovation at the 2019 Milan Design Week.
Fred Bernstein studied architecture (at Princeton University) and law (at NYU) and writes about both subjects. He has contributed more than 400 articles, many on architecture, to the New York Times; one was a profile of Toshiko Mori. He is also a regular contributor to such magazines as Architectural Record and Architectural Digest.
In 2008, he won the Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award, bestowed annually by AIA New York for excellence in architecture writing. His latest book is Dirk Denison:10 Houses, published by Actar. This is Bernstein’s second Cocktails and Conversation.
Enjoy the talks, then buy the book! From 2012 through 2018, the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee’s Cocktails and Conversation series has hosted some of architecture’s most interesting and provocative practitioners to discuss what informs their designs. These conversations have been collected into a book intended to inspire and delight its readers. You can purchase a copy here.
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
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