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How do you spend Friday evening? Do you join those jamming NYC’s cultural institutions or those crowds over populating film theaters? When it hosts a pair of NYC's most interesting and provocatively creative thinkers, the Center for Architecture—one of NYC's premiere cultural institutions—can certainly lift your spirits. This series of dialogues about design joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Friday night is not “Friday Night” without the appropriate beverage. We’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect's work and created especially for this event. Join us in growing the tradition of Delight Night in New York's Weekend Cultural Scene—Blight Night it is not.

Copies of UNFOLDED: How Architecture Saved my Life: Bartholomew Voorsanger by Alastair Gordon will be available for purchase during the event.

Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, Principal, Voorsanger Architects PC
Alastair Gordon, Contributing Editor, Architecture and Design, Wall Street Journal

Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, received a BA with Honors from Princeton, a Masters from Harvard, and from 1964-1967 became an associate with the Montreal urban planner Vincent Ponte. In 1968, he joined I.M.Pei before launching his own firm in 1978. The firm quickly gained recognition for projects published around the world and received numerous design awards. Commissions range from small interiors to multi-million dollar residences and large-scale institutional buildings such as the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Voorsanger became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1985 and is currently Chair of the Architectural Foundation in New York.

Alastair Gordon is an award-winning critic and author who has written regularly about the built environment for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His critically acclaimed books include Naked Airport, Weekend Utopia, and Spaced Out. He teaches critical writing at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and is Editorial Director of Gordon de Vries Studio, an imprint that publishes books about the human environment.

Organized by: AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee