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Fri 07.26.2013

Cocktails & Conversations - Robert Rogers, FAIA, Rogers Marvel Architects and Susan Szenasy Hon. AIA New York Chapter, METROPOLIS magazine

When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, JULY 26

Where: At The Center   

Join us for a conversation between architect Rob Rogers, FAIA (Principal, Rogers Marvel Architects) and Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIA NY Chapter (Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis), with cocktails by bartender and author Toby Cecchini.

Our 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. 

Robert Rogers is principal and founding member of Rogers Marvel Architects a firm dedicated to critical design thinking in the public and private realms. We are a studio of architects, landscape architects, industrial designers and strategists based in New York City. RMA has earned a national reputation for inventive and thoughtful buildings, public spaces and objects designed for clients interested in creating places that contribute to the health and beauty of their communities.

Susan S. Szenasy Susan S. Szenasy is Editor in Chief of METROPOLIS, the award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture and design. Since 1986 she has lead the magazine through decades of landmark design journalism, achieving domestic and international recognition. She is internationally recognized as an authority on sustainability and design.

Susan served two terms on the boards of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She’s on the board of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Interior Design department and Center for Architecture Exhibitions Committee. She’s been honored with two IIDA Presidential Commendations, is an honorary member of the ASLA, and the 2008 recipient of the ASID Patron’s Prize and Presidential Commendation as well as the SARA/NY medallion of honor. She is an ASID distinguished speaker.

Susan has received a citation and an honorary membership from AIA New York Chapter. Along with METROPOLIS Publisher Horace Havemeyer III, Susan was a 2007 recipient of the Civitas August Heckscher Award for Community Service and Excellence. In 2011 she won the Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award and was named a Senior Fellow by the Design Futures Council.

Susan holds an MA in Modern European History from Rutgers University, and honorary doctorates from Kendall College of Art and Design, the Art Center College of Design, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She lives in New York’s East Village in a small loft designed by Harry Allen, where she moved after 9/11 to reduce her ecological footprint.

Toby Cecchini, Bartender & Author
Toby is a writer and bartender based in New York City. 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. He is currently at work on his second book, a travelogue of spirits based on his travels for The New York Times' Living and travel magazines. He began bartending at the Odeon in 1987, where he is credited with creating the internationally recognized version of the Cosmopolitan cocktail in New York. He followed that with stints in several bars including Passersby, which he owned until 2008.

Price: One drink included: $12.50 for AIA members; $15 for non-members

Online Registration is now Closed but walk-ins are welcome.

Organized by: cultureNOW and the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee



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