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3/27/24, 6pm - 9pm
Brickworks Design Studio, 445 5th Ave., New York, NY 10016
2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW

Join Architectural Record for three CE sessions followed by a cocktail reception. Earn credits for each session attended. This program earns a total of 2.25 AIA LU/HSW.

While it’s often the case that a late 19th- or early 20th-century industrial building will have outlived its original use by now, it’s also the case that many of these structures—with their sturdy construction and vast interiors—have been brilliantly adapted for radically different purposes. This Record on the Road event in New York on March 27 will showcase several such examples in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Rick Cook, FAIA, founding partner of COOKFOX Architects, will present his firm’s work on the recently unveiled transformation of St. John’s Terminal, the former terminus of what’s now known as the High Line, as well as its ongoing work at Terminal Warehouse, into high-performance biophilic workplaces. Philip Schmerbeck, U.S. studio director for Herzog & de Meuron, will discuss the conversion of a former turbine hall for a power station into Powerhouse Arts, a not-for-profit manufacturing facility for art production along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.

Rick Cook
, Founding Partner, COOKFOX ARCHITECTS
Philip Schmerbeck, Associate, Studio Director USA, Herzog & de Meuron
Alberto Alarcon, Architectural Marketing Manager, Kuraray
Gary French, Technical Director, National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association

Josephine Minutillo, Editor in Chief, Architectural Record

6:00–6:30 PM
Transformative Terrazzo: Adapting Old Spaces for New Uses

6:30–7:00 PM
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Laminated Glass with Structural Interlayers

7:00–8:15 PM
Industrial Strength: Adaptive Reuse
(1.25 AIA LU/HSW)

8:15–9:00 PM
Cocktail Reception

About the Speakers:
Rick Cook is a Founding Partner at COOKFOX Architects. Over the past 30 years, he has established a reputation for innovative and award-winning architectural designs.

For 14 years, Rick led the firm Richard Cook & Associates, where he developed a diverse portfolio that includes master planning, commercial, and residential projects. Notably, the firm was acclaimed for The Caroline, one of the largest new buildings ever completed in a New York City historic district, and 360 Madison Avenue, which involved repurposing the structure of the former Abercrombie and Fitch Department Store. In 2003, Rick founded COOKFOX Architects with a transformative vision: to create beautiful designs guided by high standards of sustainability. The studio’s work features high-performance projects such as the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park and 150 Charles, as well as generative place-making projects like City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. Currently, the studio is designing a new residential tower in the West Village, a Passive House apartment building at 335 Eighth Ave., and the Bruce Springsteen Archive and Center for American Music.

Philip Schmerbeck began his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel in 2007 and became an Associate in 2011. Since 2007, he has been the project manager in charge of 56 Leonard, a high-rise residential development in Manhattan. After relocating to the New York office in 2008, he became project manager in charge of the Parrish Art Museum through its completion in 2012.  Since this time Philip has maintained oversight of a diverse range of US projects as Project Director in various phases of design including the completion of 215 Chrystie (Public Hotel, New York), 160 Leroy Street (Residential, New York), Park Avenue Armory, and CityCenter DC Conrad Hotel.

He currently oversees the waterfront project Powerhouse Arts, a contemporary arts fabrication center recently completed in Brooklyn and the Memphis Art Museum on the banks of the Mississippi River in Tennessee currently in early phases of construction. Through his range of experience he has gained specific knowledge working in residential, cultural, and adaptive re-use of heritage buildings. As of 2022 he has assumed the role of Studio Director USA.

Alberto Alarcon is the Architectural Marketing Manager in the Advanced Interlayer Solutions Division of Kuraray, where he oversees the Northeast Coast of the US. In addition, he also leads the global marketing communications for the AIS division, balancing his responsibilities with a dedication to both local and international markets. With more than 17 years of experience in the glass industry, his journey spans commercial and consulting roles across Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and the United States. Alberto is an expert in helping Architects, Designers, Facade Consultants, and Engineers to enhance the performance of architectural glass in facades, structures, and other applications, with a focus on acoustics, aesthetics, structural, and safety requirements. His expertise includes advanced design of building facade elements, structural glass, sealants, and interlayers. Alberto is an active member of the Marketing Committee of the Facade Tectonics Institute and contributes significantly to the institute’s initiatives.

Gary French, the technical director of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, has presented over 300 AIA seminars on terrazzo and has written several articles on resinous flooring. Gary is responsible for providing training to contractors of the NTMA, delivering courses on the installation of terrazzo and related issues.

Josephine Minutillo is the editor in chief of Architectural Record. Trained as an architect, she began writing for RECORD in 2001 while practicing architecture, and has held several positions at the magazine over the past two decades. Her articles have appeared in many international publications.

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Architectural Record
3/27/24, 6pm - 9pm
Brickworks Design Studio, 445 5th Ave., New York, NY 10016
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