in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

September 13, 2019 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Wendy Evans Joseph, Studio Joseph
Rosalie Genevro, The Architectural League

Cocktail designed by:
Toby Cecchini, Bartender + Author
David Moo, Bartender + Voice actor

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, LEED AP, Founder, Studio Joseph
Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, LEED AP is the founder of Studio Joseph, an architecture and exhibition design firm based in New York City. Studio Joseph has completed a diverse array of public, institutional, and cultural projects with a firm commitment to museum culture and community learning.

Wendy received the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome and is an Academician of the National Academy of Design. As an active participant in professional leadership, she was the president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, chairman of the AIA National Committee of Design, and president of the Architectural League of New York.

Before founding Studio Joseph, Wendy had a distinguished twelve-year tenure at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners where she was a designer for large-scale projects. She has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Rosalie Genevro, Hon. AIANY, Executive Director, The Architectural League
Rosalie Genevro, as executive director of The Architectural League of New York, leads the organization’s work to nurture excellence in architecture, design and urbanism and to stimulate discussion and debate on critical issues in the built environment. The League carries out its work through live programming, design studies, commissions, exhibitions, and digital projects, including the online publication Urban Omnibus. Ms. Genevro frequently serves as an advisor, peer reviewer, and juror for grant and awards programs, government agencies and architecture schools. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Columbia GSAPP, and received the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2015.

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.