in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

January 05, 2018 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig
Cathleen McGuigan, Architectural Record

Cocktail designed by:
Toby Cecchini, Bartender + Author

Tom Kundig, FAIA,RIBA, Principal and Owner, Olson Kundig
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Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, is a principal and owner of Olson Kundig. Over the past three decades, Tom has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, Tom was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and in 2016, he was elected to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture.

In addition to receiving scores of design awards—including ten National Honor Awards and ten National Housing Awards from the American Institute of Architects—Tom’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including The New York Times, The Telegraph, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous books. Tom’s work can be found on five continents, in locations ranging from Costa Rica to Brazil, New Zealand, China, Mexico and Sweden, and Austria. Tom regularly lectures and serves on design juries around the world, and is named in The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who has influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel.

Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-chief, Architectural Record
Cathleen McGuigan is responsible for leading the award-winning editorial team to deliver thorough coverage of news, projects, and practice issues to architects, design professionals, and building product manufacturers. Her broad experience as an editor, journalist, and critic provides strong leadership for this integrated print and digital portfolio, as well as strikingly relevant professional and cultural content for readers across the globe. Cathleen joined RECORD in 2011. Previously an architecture critic and arts editor at Newsweek, she has more than three decades of cultural journalism experience. Cathleen’s work has also been published in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Harper’s Bazaar, and Rolling Stone. A Michigan native, she serves on several design juries and is a former adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Toby Cecchini, Bartender & Author
Toby Cecchini 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 Techtonic Shift By Toby Cecchini

  • 1 1/2 oz. Blanche Armagnac Pellehaut
  • 1 1/2 oz. Lustau Vermut Blanco
  • Spritz of Del Maguey Vida mezcal
  • Twist of pomelo

In a mixing glass over ice, combine all ingredients and stir until well chilled. Strain into a double rocks glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with a twist of pomelo or grapefruit.