October Member Meeting

Annual Emerging Professionals Event

Thursday October 24th 2019

CetraRuddy Designs Expansion of Porcelanosa Flagship Showroom at Madison Square Park New York City

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Mr. Sohith Perera AIA from CetraRuddy will present the year long design and approval process from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for the expansion and building renovations of two co-joined historic landmarks in the Flatiron District of Midtown Manhattan

This presentation will touch on the goal to unify two properties into one cohesive design that both preserves the Beaux-Arts commercial buildings and creates a new dialogue between interior and exterior spaces.

In collaboration with engineering consultants, Walter P. Moore, the total interior gutting for the new addition will be described for the proposed alignment of all floors and services.

To be sensitive to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, working with preservation consultants, Higgins Quasebarth, a complete façade restoration and renewal will be reviewed during this presentation.

A central two story vertical addition on the roof will be presented with a design that incorporates a curved masonry skin to connect both structures while creating a new roof terrace overlooking Madison Square Park.

Meeting Location

Showroom- Paramus 65 NJ-17 South, Paramus, NJ 07652

Cocktail Hour and Dinner Starts at 6:00 PM

Speed Q & A session will be offered by AIA members for all Emerging Professionals

Presentation Starts at 7:30

ALNNJ Members should RSVP via one of their October membership meeting email announcements

Free for ALNNJ members to attend, RSVP required

October is Emerging Professionals month, and we invite all students and emerging professionals, to partake in an informal “speed Q&A session” with more experienced AIA members who are happy to field any questions you may have about the profession, past experiences, their own practices or offices, etc.

Guests will rotate through a panel of AIA members for some one-on-one discussion and are encouraged to bring their own questions. There will also be some stock questions prepared to serve as discussion points, if needed.This event will occur concurrently with the cocktail hour and will begin shortly after 6pm.

The Architects League is opening up our October Member Meeting and Emerging Professionals Event for non members to attend. If you know or work with any unlicensed or licensed architects who are not ALNNJ Members, please let them know about this and ask them to follow the link in one of the October membership meeting email announcements.

Please send your RSVP before 12 Noon on Monday, October 21, 2019.