in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

May 16, 2014 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Massimiliano Fuksas, Studio Fuksas
Gregg Pasquerelli, SHoP Architects
Paul Goldberger, Vanity Fair + The New School

Cocktail designed by:
Toby Cecchini, Bartender + Author

Massimiliano Fuksas, Hon FAIA, Co-Founder Studio Fuksas
Of Lithuanian descent Massimiliano Fuksas, Hon. FAIA, was born in Rome in 1944. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1969. Since the eighties he has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene. Fuksas has been a Visiting Professor at a number of universities, including Columbia University in New York, the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Wien, and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart. From 1998 to 2000 he directed the "VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia: Less Aesthetics, More Ethics". Since 2000, he has been the author of the architecture column, founded by Bruno Zevi, in the Italian news magazine L'Espresso.

He is the recipient of several prizes and awards, including the "Medaglia della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri" in 2012, the "Legion d'Honneur" given by the President of the French Republic in 2010, and the "Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la Republique Francaise" in 2000. He won the "Grand Prix National d'Architecture Francaise", in 1999 and the career prize "Vitruvio International a la Trayectoria", in 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the Academie d'Architecture, and the Accademia di San Luca, Italy.

Gregg Pasquerelli, AIA Principal, SHoP
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Gregg Pasquarelli is a Founding Principal of SHoP. Pasquarelli received his architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science from Villanova's School of Business. He has taught at Yale, The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida, and has lectured internationally.

Paul Goldberger, Hon AIA Journalist and Author
Paul Goldberger, who the Huffington Post has called "the leading figure in architecture criticism," is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. From 1997 through 2011 he served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine's celebrated "Sky Line" column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism.

Goldberger is the author of several books, most recently Why Architecture Matters, published in 2009 by Yale University Press; Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, a collection of his architecture essays published in 2009 by Monacelli Press; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published in 2010 by Taschen. He is now at work on a full-length biography of the architect Frank Gehry, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf. In 2008 Monacelli published Beyond the Dunes: A Portrait of the Hamptons, which he produced in association with the photographer Jake Rajs. Goldberger's chronicle of the process of rebuilding Ground Zero, entitled UP FROM ZERO: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, which was published by Random House in the fall of 2004, and brought out in a new, updated paperback edition in 2005, was named one of The New York Times Notable Books for 2004. Goldberger has also written The City Observed: New York, The Skyscraper, On the Rise: Architecture and Design in a Post-Modern Age, Above New York, and The World Trade Center Remembered.

Toby Cecchini, Bartender & Author
Toby is a writer and bartender based in New York City. He has written on food, wine and spirits for GQ, Food and Wine, and The New York Times. His first book, Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life, was published in 2003. He is currently at work on his second book, a travelogue of spirits based on his travels for The New York Times' Living and travel magazines. He began bartending at the Odeon in 1987, where he is credited with creating the internationally recognized version of the Cosmopolitan cocktail in New York. He followed that with stints in several bars including Passersby, which he owned until 2008. In 2013 he reopened the shuttered Long Island Bar in Cobble Hill Brooklyn.

 The Erin  By Toby Cecchini

  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce Bigallet China-China Amer
  • 1/2 ounce Suze
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Dashes St. Elizabeth's Allspice Dram

Stir, strain into double old-fashioned glass with one large rock, garnish with a large twist of orange.