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Fri 06.28.2013

Cocktails & Conversations - Richard Weller and William Menking

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | ASLA CES: 1.5

When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Where: At The Center   

Please join us for a conversation between Richard Weller and William Menking, with cocktails by bartender and author Toby Cecchini!

AIANY's new series Cocktails & Conversations pairs an architect and a critic, journalist, or curator. Of course, it wouldn't be Friday night without a suitable beverage. A custom drink inspired by the architect's work will be created especially for the occasion. 

The Pairing:
Richard Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Architect's Newspaper
Cocktail designed by: Toby Cecchini, Bartender and Author
Organized by: cultureNOW and the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee
Media Sponsor: The Architect's Newspaper
Price: $12.50 for AIA and ASLA members; $15 for non-members (one drink included for first 200 guests)

Tickets are No Longer Available online but we welcome walk-ins

Richard Weller is the Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Formerly, he was Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre and the design firm Room 4.1.3, known for the controversial National Museum of Australia. In addition to three books regarding his design and planning work, he has published over 70 papers on the intersection of ecology, art, and design, and given hundreds of public lectures around the world. His current research concerns conflict zones between rapid urbanization and biodiversity.

William Menking, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Architect's Newspaper, is an architectural historian, writer, critic, and curator of architecture and urbanism. He is professor of architecture, urbanism, and city planning at Pratt Institute and has lectured and taught at schools in the United States and Europe. He has been published in numerous architectural publications, anthologies, and museum catalogues. He has curated and organized international exhibitions on the visionary British architects Archigram, the Italian radical architects Superstudio, and contemporary English design, and he served as Commissioner of the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. He has participated in various juries including the 2006 and 2008 AIANY New Practices New York competition, 2007 and 2008 San Francisco AIA Honor Awards, and the 2007 Lumen awards for lighting.

Toby Cecchini is a writer and bartender. He has written on food, wine, and spirits for GQ, Food and Wine, and the New York Times. His first book, Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life, was published in 2003.


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