04.08.10: Designer Pages and the IDNY Meet-Up organized the future-focused panel discussion, #FUTURTECTURE.


Mohawk Design Consultant Christopher Stulpin; James Russell, FAIA, Architecture Critic, Bloomberg; Todd Schliemann, FAIA, Design Partner, Polshek Partnership; Marianne Kwok, Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Scott Johnson, AIA, Associate Partner and acting COO, Richard Meier & Partners; Mustafa K. Abadan, FAIA, Design Partner, SOM; Dan Kaplan, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE Architects; Kristen Richards, Hon. ASLA, Editor-in-Chief of OCULUS and ArchNewsNow.com; and Mohawk Regional VP Steve Vosburgh.

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03.23.10: Contract magazine’s 50th Anniversary fete at Perkins+Will office.


(L-R): Contract Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Busch, and Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP, P+W Principal and 2007 AIANY Chapter President.

Kristen Richards

04.05.10: Publicolor’s star-studded Stir, Splatter + Roll benefit at Martin Luther King High School had architects, designers, celebrities, and city politicos side by side with Publicolor student members creating vibrant murals on canvas. The paintings became part of a silent-auction fundraiser for the non-profit, which mentors high-risk students through a number of initiatives including a school-to-work apprenticeship program and SAT and career/college prep programs. Publicolor also paints public spaces in schools in low-income neighborhoods.


Rogers Marvel Architects Principal Jonathan Marvel, AIA, and his Publicolor student team painted/taped up a storm.



STUDIOS Architecture Principal Tom Krizmanic, AIA, impressed Mayor Bloomberg with his team’s Hummer paint machine.



Editor-as-Canvas Kristen Richards, Hon. ASLA


04.06.10: “On the Horizon,” an exhibition of the NY ASLA 2010 Awards, opened at The Horticultural Society of New York.


(L-R): NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe; NY ASLA President-Elect Tricia Martin, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal, WE Design; Horticultural Society Executive Director Sara Hobel; and Jane Cooke, NY ASLA Executive Director.

Kristen Richards

03.24.10: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Opportunities in the Transportation Sector” was a program held by the New York chapter of SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services).


(L-R): Patricia Grew, Director of Marketing, AKF Engineers, LLP; Gregory Del Rio, P.E., Associate, Director of Transportation, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services; Patricia Neumann, CEO and President, Accu-Cost Construction Consultants, Inc., and president of SMPS-NY; David Tweedy, Chief of Capital Planning, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; Joseph F. Trainor, P.E., Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, MTA Capital Construction; Joseph Jarrin, Deputy Commissioner for Finance, Contracting & Program Management, New York City Department of Transportation; Andrew J. Weinberg, CPSM, Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services; and Arie Ben-Dor, Principal, Ben-Dor Group.

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