in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

September 11, 2015 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Hayes Slade, Slade Architecture
James Slade, Slade Architecture
Fred Bernstein, Author and Journalist

Cocktail designed by:
Eben Klemm, Bartender + Author

Andrea Leers, AIA, IIDA Slade Archiecture
Hayes Slade, AIA, IIDA, is a co-founder of Slade Architecture and 2019 President of AIA New York. She has designed projects of varied scales nationally and internationally that have been recognized with awards including a NYC Public Design Commission Design Excellence Award, AIA Design Awards, and Interior DesignMagazine Best of Year Awards, as well as featured in several hundred publications. Slade Architecture has been part of the Design Excellence Program at the NYC Department of Design and Construction for over 10 years and was selected by the Architectural League of New York for its Emerging Voices program.

Believing architects have an important role in community and service, Hayes co-authored Laying the Groundwork for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. As AIANY President, she continues this focus by setting the 2019 theme to BUILDING COMMUNITY.

Hayes is a licensed architect in New York with undergraduate and masters degrees in structural engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught design at Syracuse University and Parsons the New School.

James Slade, FAIA, IIDA, LEED-AP Slade Architecture
James Slade, is a co-founder of Slade Architecture. With built projects in the United States, England, Korea and China, his work has been recognized internationally with awards, exhibitions, and over 300 publications. His awards include a NYC Design Excellence in Public Architecture Award, Progressive Architecture (PA) Awards, AIA Design Awards, Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards, Architectural Record Design Vanguard (2000), Architectural Record/Businessweek Award, FX Award, the Architectural League of New York’s 2010 Emerging Voices and 2000 Young Architects Award.

James is committed to the public role that architects play in shaping our society. He co-authored Laying the Groundwork for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Furthermore, Slade Architecture has been part of the NYC Department of Design and Construction Design Excellence program for over a decade.

James has taught design studios at Parsons, Syracuse University, Columbia/Barnard, Pratt Institute, and other schools. He is a past co-chair of the AIANY Design Awards Committee. James has a BA from Cornell University and a MArch from Columbia University.

Fred Bernstein, Architectural Author and Jounralist
Fred Bernstein is an Architectural Author and Journalist. Fred Bernstein has degrees in architecture (from Princeton University) and law (from NYU) and writes about both subjects. He lives in New York City and has two sons.

Eben Klemm, Bartender & Author
Eben Klemm, a former research biologist, is especially interested in encouraging knowledge among bartenders concerning the basic chemical and physics principals that affect the materials they use in order to better understand the techniques they use. Klemm and his cocktails have been featured in such diverse local and national publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine, Time Out New York, Popular Science, and Playboy. He has also made televised appearances include The Today Show, CBS’s Early Show and ABC 20/20. His cocktail book for beginners, The Cocktail Primer, was published in December by Andrews McNeel.

The Hartford By Eben Klemm

Stir together In a mixing glass full of ice:
  • 2 ounces El Dorado 8 yr Old Rum
  • 1/4 ounce Averna
  • 3/4 ounce coffee vermouth*
  • 1/4 ounce mint syrup**

Strain into ice filled rocks glass and garnish with twist of lime

Coffee vermouth: infuse 750 ml bottle red vermouth with 2 ounces whole dark roasted coffee beans for 4 to 6 hrs. Strain out beans.

Mint syrup (non LN method) place 1/2 liter of 1:1 simple syrup in freezer for 2 hours. Flash blend with 1/2 cup of mint. Strain.