On 08.19.14, the Center for Architecture Foundation Young Patrons sailed the Hudson and the East Rivers on their first boat tour, highlighting new developments and projects that are dramatically changing Manhattan’s iconic skyline. This Classic Harbor Line tour was led by Arthur Platt, AIA, co-chair of the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and partner at Fink & Platt Architects, who provided a dynamic and informative narrative about some of New York’s most historic landmarks as well as newer developments like Hudson Yards and the Brooklyn waterfront. Fifty young design professionals from a variety of creative fields embarked on The Manhattan, a luxurious 1920s-style modern yacht designed by Rick Scarano. To view more beautiful photos of the night, visit the Center for Architecture Foundation Young Patron’s Facebook Page. Our sincere thanks to Platt, our Young Patrons Committee members, and friends of the Foundation for making this event such a memorable one.
The purpose of Young Patrons events is to raise funds and awareness for the Center for Architecture Foundation’s signature K-12 residency program Learning By Design:NY, which uses the study of architecture and design to foster learning and discovery across core subject areas like math, history, science, and creative thinking. To date, the Young Patrons initiative has raised just under $5,000 for Learning By Design:NY, and continues to expand and produce more programming. The committee is already planning new events for the fall and winter, so stay tuned!
Christian Murphy is the Development Coordinator at the Center for Architecture Foundation