CELEBRATES ARCHITECTS JAMES CARPENTER AND TOSHIKO MORI AT
HEARST TOWER DURING WINTER BENEFIT FEBRUARY 21,
On February 21, 2019, LongHouse Reserve will honor husband
and wife architects James Carpenter and Toshiko Mori at the
organization’s winter benefit on the top of the Hearst Tower
in New York City (300 West 57th Street, floor 44).
Toshiko Mori is being honored for her architecture and
support of education. Architectural guru Paul Goldberger
will introduce her. James Carpenter will receive an award
for his use of light in architecture.
He will be introduced by LongHouse Reserve founder Jack
Lenor Larsen. Magnificent views of New York City from the
44th floor will be the evening’s backdrop.
The cocktail reception, with a view of Central Park, will
take place at 6pm. At 7pm Paul Goldberger will lead a
conversation on design, and the awards ceremony will take
place after. At 8:30pm, guests will join in an intimate
dinner (Please note: seating is limited).
Honorary Chairs are Leslie and Dale Chihuly, Paul
Goldberger, and Lee Skolnick. Guests will be able to view
one of James Carpenter’s works Ice Falls (2006), a glass
water feature located in the lobby of Hearst Tower. Guests
will be immersed in the sublime experience of sound and
Ice Fall (2006) is described as, “Transform[ing] the
building’s threshold into one of the most extraordinary
public spaces in New York. Beyond the sheer visual and
audible pleasure, the Ice Falls becomes an ecological
cooling device as the water is cooled to a temperature well
below the ambient room temperature, condensing humidity in
the air on its surface, while radiating cooler air to
produce a more comfortable environment” (source: James
Carpenter Design Associates Inc.).
Jamie Carpenter cannot be called just an architect - he is a
magician who through science and engineering brings light
and life to otherwise inanimate buildings. He founded his
crossdisciplinary firm in 1979 and is currently applying his
unique aesthetic here on an Art Wall at Hudson Yards and in
Denmark at the Bornholm Museum.
Toshiko Mori can’t just be referred to as just an architect
as she has shared her visions on the highest levels, as the
Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture
at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and as
a member and former chair of the World Economic Forum's
Global Agenda Council on Design. Her projects span the globe
from Brooklyn to Senegal.
Ticket Levels: $15,000 - Benefactor Table: Reception, dialog
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FOUR $1,500 - Benefactor: Reception, dialog, private dinner,
preferred seating at Hearst's ON FORTY l FOUR $750 - Patron:
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About LongHouse Reserve:
LongHouse Reserve encourages living with art in all forms.
Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens,
sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a
creative life. LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre reserve and
sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY.
About the 2019 Honorees:
Toshiko Mori Toshiko Mori has been named to Architectural
Digest's 2019 AD100 list, which honors the world's top
talents in architecture and design. She is principal of
Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New
York City. Mori taught at the Cooper Union School of
Architecture from 1983, until joining the Harvard GSD
faculty with tenure in 1995. Mori has taught courses on the
tectonics of textiles, materials and fabrication methods in
architecture, structural innovations, and the role of
architects as agents of change in a global context.