Group 7 Created with Sketch.
Group 3 Copy Created with Sketch.
1.5 LU

*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

During this summer of eating in, many NYC restaurants—creative workspaces in their own right—are closed or struggling to keep afloat. Recipe for a Room: A Design Contest will allow local architecture students to showcase their creativity while celebrating food as a design medium and financially assisting restaurant owners in need. Two-person teams, each comprised of a student and architect mentor, will design small-scale edible rooms inspired by food-making and food consumption to celebrate our city’s restaurants.

The competition is hosted by the AIANY Interiors Committee and will benefit the New York City Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, developed by ROAR and Robin Hood to support the restaurant industry individuals facing unprecedented economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All registration income from the event will go to the fund.

The Recipe for a Room competition winners will be determined during a virtual, real-time event on Thursday, August 27 at 6:00 pm. Each team will have the opportunity to present their completed room to a live audience. Two winners will be selected during the event: an audience favorite and a judges’ favorite.

Students interested in applying for the competition can see more information and details on how to apply (Deadline: July 29, 5 PM ET) here.

Student/Mentor Teams:

Kaeli Alika Streeter, Columbia University
Kyle Spence, Founder, The Bak Lab

Alexandra Checa, City University of New York
Jessica Culver, Interior Designer, Woods Bagot

Pedro Cruz, City University of New York
Yutaka Takiura, AIA, Founder, The Design Architecture

Coleman Downing, City University of New York
Diana Revkin, Assoc. AIA., TPG Architecture LLP

Camille Lanier, Columbia University
David Mann, AIA, Founder, MR Architecture + Decor

Jack Li, City University of New York
Krista Ninivaggi, Founder, K&CO

Alexandra Panichella, New York Institute of Technology
Barry Richards, RA, Principal, Rockwell Group

Lauren Scott, Columbia University
Rosalind Tsang, AIA, LEED GA, Advisory Board, AIANY Women in Architecture Committee

Giuliana Vaccarino Gearty, City University of New York
Peter Miller, AIA, LEED AP, Co-Founder and Partner, Palette Architecture PLLC, Co-Chair, AIA New York Cultural Facilities Committee

Kierin Baldwin
, Pastry Chef Instructor, International Culinary Center
Augusta Barone, RA, architect and foodie
David Leven, FAIA, Founder and Partner, LEVENBETTS, Director, AIA New York Board of Directors

Organized by
AIANY Interiors Committee
Group 6 Created with Sketch.


Our website has detected that you are using a browser that will prevent you from accessing certain features. An upgrade is recommended to experience. Use the links below to upgrade your exisiting browser.