in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

April 24, 2015 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Louisa Hutton, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects
Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University

Cocktail designed by:
Eben Klemm, Bartender + Author

Louisa Hutton, Partner Sauerbruch Hutton Architects
Louisa Hutton, with her partner Matthias Sauerbruch, founded Sauerbruch Hutton, an internationally-recognized office for architecture, urbanism and design, in 1989. The firm creates functional, sensual, and conscientious architecture with individuality and personality. The practice is noted for its synthesis of color in the design process and for the use of fluid curvilinear forms. The firm’s architecture is also known for its technical innovation and environmental sustainability, particularly double-skin facades on tall buildings.

Sauerbruch Hutton realizes individual and sustainable solutions to a wide range of programs. Enjoying the sensuality of space and material, using up-to-date technology masterfully, and using existing resources intelligently are the focuses of the firm's work. Built works range from the much-noted Brandhorst Museum in Munich to the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, which presents a benchmark building for the sustainable design of offices. A wide range of projects for private and public clients are currently under way across Europe. Sauerbruch Hutton considers architecture a process of dialogue that intimately involves selected experts and consultants in every stage of the design process. The firm has received numerous national and international prizes, including recent awards for Immanuel Church in Cologne, the Mies van der Rohe Award shortlist, the BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis 2014 from the Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment and first prize for tje Postcheckamt Masterplan at Hallesches Ufer, Berlin. For their work, Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch were awarded the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture (1998). The firm also won the Fritz Schumacher Prize in 2003. Currently 75 architects, designers, engineers, model-makers, and administrative staff work in the firm's Berlin office.

Hutton completed her undergraduate degree at Bristol University and graduate degree from the Architectural Association (AA). She worked in the office of Alison and Peter Smithson and has taught at the AA, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University GSD.

Barry Bergdoll Columbia University
Barry Bergdoll is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University and a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, where from 2007-2013 he served as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. At MoMA, he has organized, curated, and consulted on several major exhibitions of 19th and 20th-century architecture, including Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal (2014), Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes with Jean-Louis Cohen (2013), and Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light with Corinne Belier and Marc LeCoeur (2013). He is author or editor of numerous publications, including Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light (with Corinne Belier and Marc Le Coeur, 2012); Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity (2010); Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (2008); Mies in Berlin (2002); Karl Friedrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia (1995); Leon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry (1994); and European Architecture 1750-1890, in the Oxford History of Art series (2001). He served as President of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2006-2008, Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University in winter 2011, and in 2013 delivered the 62nd A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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.

In an ice filled rocks glass:
  • 1 1/2 ounces Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce cassis juice
  • 1/2 ounce ginger malt syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Top with soda and stir.

Garnish with lime wheel.

Ginger malt syrup:
Mix 12 oz NA malted beverage with 1/4 cup ginger juice.
Warm and dissolve in equal parts sugar.