in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

September 8, 2017 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Peter Gluck, GLUCK+
Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Inquirer

Cocktail designed by:
Eben Klemm, Bartender + Author

Peter Gluck, FAIA, Founder and Principal, GLUCK+
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Peter L. Gluck is founder and principal of GLUCK+ in New York. For over 40 years, the practice has committed to crafting bold, innovative and conceptually unique architecture. The firm’s work is diverse and consistently recognized through national and international design awards and publications. Most work is constructed by the firm through their unique approach to Architect Led Design Build (ALDB). In 2014, Fast Company‘s “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture” list included GLUCK+ “for taking control of the entire building process.” GLUCK+ was featured in The Architectural League of New York’s Current Work lecture series with the presentation: “thinking making making thinking”. Recent projects include Bridge, a high-rise development in Old City, Philadelphia; Duke University Marine Lab’s new LEED Gold oceanographic science research lab building; and a private Artist Retreat in upstate New York. GLUCK+ also designed and built the award-winning Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, a public/private initiative in Crotona Park, Bronx, which The New York Times hailed in April 2017 as “one of the city’s best new works of public architecture.”

Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic Philadelphia Inquirer
Inga Saffron is the Architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1999, she has written a weekly column called Changing Skyline that offers an insightful look at the urban design issues facing Philadelphia. She is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and has been a finalist three times since 2004. Inga spent the 2011-12 academic year as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, exploring issues relating to place-making, alternative transportation and rammed-earth construction. Her writing has appeared in the New Republic, Metropolis, Dwell Landscape Architecture Magazine, Texas Architecture and the Architects Newspaper. Before becoming the paper’s architecture critic, she spent the 1990s as a foreign correspondent for the Inquirer in Russia and the former Yugoslavia, covering wars in Bosnia and Chechnya and witnessing the destruction of Sarajevo and Grozny.

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.

West Harlem By Eben Klemm

  • 2 oz. Bourbon or rye
  • 1 oz. West Harlem vermouth

Stir ingredients over ice 20 times. Strain and serve, garnish with dandelion leaf.

West Harlem vermouth:
Combine one bottle Uncouth Vermouth Butternut Squash Vermouth, 1 bottle Malbec, 1 cup honey, 1 cup chopped dandelion leaf, 1 cup chopped arugula, 2 sprigs fresh basil, and macerate for 3 days. Strain out solids.