in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

November 7, 2014 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Deborah Berke, Deborah Berke Partners
Cathleen McGuigan,Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record

Cocktail designed by:
Eben Klemm, Bartender + Author

Deborah Berke, FAIA, Deborah Berke Partners

Deborah Berke, FAIA, is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, a New York-based architecture and design firm of over 50 people. The firm's work includes a diverse portfolio of projects ranging in scale from campus master plans to custom furniture; they have experience designing residences, cultural and art facilities, hotels, and university buildings. The firm's current roster of projects represents the range of their expertise. Deborah Berke Partners is the interior architect for Manhattan's ground-breaking 432 Park Avenue residential tower; the architect and interior design team behind the 21c Museum Hotels, and the architect of Bard College's Conservatory of Music. In addition to these largescale projects, the firm is also designing custom residences from New York City to the British West Indies.

Berke is Professor (Adjunct) of Architectural Design at Yale University, a post she has held since 1987, and was the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize, given by the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Berke previously taught at several other academic institutions including the University of Maryland, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Miami and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and The City University of New York. In 2005 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Public service is an integral part of Berke's professional life. She is a Founding Trustee of New York City's Design Trust for Public Space and a Trustee of the Forum for Urban Design. Over the past two decades, Deborah has also served as Trustee and Vice President of desigNYC; Trustee of the National Building Museum; Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University; Trustee of the Brearley School; and a Vice President of the AIA New York Chapter. In addition, Berke serves as a juror in numerous architecture and design award programs and lectures throughout the US and Canada.

She is the co-editor, with Steven Harris, of The Architecture of the Everyday, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 1997. In the fall of 2008, Yale University Press published a book on her firm's work - the first book on a contemporary American architect to be published by this esteemed academic press. It is simply titled Deborah Berke.

Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
Cathleen McGuigan is the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, and a former Newsweek architecture critic and arts editor. A Michigan native and graduate of Brown, she possesses more than three decades of cultural journalism experience. She joined Newsweek in 1977 as a reporter for the magazine's art critic and rose up through the ranks, becoming a senior editor in 1992. That same year, she earned a Loeb Fellowship from the Harvard GSD. In 2008, McGuigan left the full-time staff of Newsweek and became a contributor to the magazine. She served as an executive editor of HQ: Good Design is Good Business, a McGraw-Hill pilot project. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, and Harper's Bazaar among other periodicals, and she is currently conducting research for a biography of the critic Aline Saarinen. McGuigan is an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, serves on various design juries, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Skyscraper Museum in New York.

Eben Klemm, Bartender & Author
Many-year head of all the bar programs for the B.R. Guest restaurant group, Eben is the author of The Cocktail Primer: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink

 The Monty Daisy  By Eben Klemm

  • 2 ounces Plymouth Gin
  • 1/4 ounce Orgeat
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao or high quality triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce aperol
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice

Add ice and shake 20X. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with lime wedge.