October 10, 2018 In the News
Open House New York Weekend 2018 is Coming with 11 Locations in NoMad

Open House New York provides unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York City and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn.

The most prominent undertaking of Open House New York is its annual weekend. The first was held in 2003 as part of the city’s first Architecture Week. With the help of three hundred volunteers, that event included 84 sites in all five boroughs.  Since the inaugural year, the event has grown exponentially, increasing its outreach and audience participation; the number of sites, talks and tours; and developing additional thematic and interpretive programming. The 2017 OHNY Weekend had more than 250 participating sites and tours with an estimated 80,000 visitors and more than 1,000 registered volunteers.

This year we are honored to have 11 featured sites in NoMad. Take an in-depth look at https://ohny.org and plan to visit some of our neighbors.

Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Open Access
Reservations are not required

Sunday, October 14, 2018
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Founded in 1998, and led by firm principals Stephan Jaklitsch and Mark Gardner, the studio is based on the belief that design possesses the ability to communicate collective values, provide relevance and create meaning for people. Their highly collaborative process begins with thorough research into each project, its context, and history as they seek to find expression in appropriate built form, materiality, and sustainable building practices. Current projects include Tanzania Asali and Nyuki Beekeeping Sanctuary in Dodoma, Tanzania; Stilt City artists’ project in Rockaway Beach, Queens; and contemporary houses and landscape in New York’s Hudson Valley. On display will be prototypes of furniture and products, project models, renderings, material mockups, as well as the studio’s collection of inspirational artifacts, books and natural objects.

http://jaklitschgardner.com

Stonehill Taylor
31 West 27th Street, 5th and 6th Floors
New York, NY 10001 

Open Access
Reservations are not required

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Stonehill Taylor is a hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm. The firm’s high-profile portfolio ranges from interior design and renovation, to new building construction, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects, including: Ace Hotel New York, The St. Regis New York, The Camby Hotel, The Asbury Hotel, InterContinental Barclay, The Bryant, The Whitby, and Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe. Stonehill & Taylor is at the forefront of innovative and award-winning sustainable design, developing projects like The Crosby Street Hotel, The NoMad Hotel, and Portland’s Press Hotel that are conscious of their impact on local communities and the world.

https://stonehilltaylor.com 

Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016

Open Access
Reservations are not required 

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Loop Tours on the hour from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Built in neo-Gothic style, Transfiguration dates from 1849 and has 14th-century stained glass, elegant chapels and a picturesque garden. The church was part of the underground railroad during the Civil War and has a long-time association with the acting community up to the present day. Thousands of couples were married at the church during World War II and the funerals of numerous famous people were held here, including that of the famous Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. In addition to guided tours, historic church vestments will be on display throughout the weekend.

https://www.littlechurch.org

Desai Chia Architecture
115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Open Access
Reservations are not required 

Sunday, October 14, 2018
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Desai Chia Architecture celebrates conceptually bold design, deliberate eloquence, and graceful simplicity in order to better our collective experiences of space and place-making. The firm solves rigorous design problems for institutions, organizations and private clients, driven by its guiding principle that architecture can transform communities. The studio is known for two things: its preference for social and humane architecture, and iconic projects that benefit from its sustainable technical strategies and extensive knowledge of materials. Models and drawings of current and past projects will be on display.

https://www.desaichia.com

FXCollaborative Architects
22 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Open Access
Reservations are not required

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

FXCollaborative leverages broad expertise in architecture, interiors and planning to enrich our world with responsible, intelligent, and beautiful design. The firm’s works ranges from the scale of individual buildings and interiors to the city as a whole, addressing infrastructure and transportation. There will be a special emphasis on “Works by Women.”

https://www.fxcollaborative.com

ICRAVE
1140 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

Open Access
Reservations are not required 

Sunday, October 14, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

ICRAVE is an innovation studio based in New York City that reimagines built and digital environments for brands, choreographing memorable experiences that foster curiosity, imagination and lasting emotional connections. Helmed by Lionel Ohayon since 2002, ICRAVE has worked with Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups on award-winning hospitality, airport, workplace and healthcare projects across the globe. ICRAVE’s clients engage them to reinvent their businesses, envision their future and deliver solutions that bring their consumer experience to life in industries going through change. The firm’s specialty is showing businesses how to blend physical and digital design solutions, and then operationalize them at scale.

https://www.icrave.com

Marble Collegiate Church
5th Avenue at 29th Street
New York, NY, 10001

Open Access
Reservations are not required

Saturday, October 13, 2018
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

In addition to self-guided tours, knowledgeable docents will be available to lead guided tours on an as-needed basis.

Opening its doors in 1854, Marble Collegiate Church was designed by Samuel A. Warner, it is a prominent example of Romanesque Revival architecture with Gothic influences. The church world famous by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and it has been the site of many celebrity weddings.  This city landmark boasts an impressive marble exterior and bell tower. Once inside, visitors will discover a finely detailed interior featuring beautiful stained glass windows, two of which are Tiffany; cantilevered balconies; a beautiful pipe organ designed by Sebastian Gluck; and an inlaid labyrinth modeled after the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France.  An interesting fact about Marble Collegiate Church is that it is the oldest corporation in the United States.  As a special feature this year, the church will have a musical offering from its grand pipe organ every hour on the half hour.

https://www.marblechurch.org

Masonic Hall
71 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010 

Reservations Required
Sold Out

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Loop Tours every 15 minutes; Timed-entry tours require reservations and will be offered every 15 minutes throughout both days; tours will last 40 minutes.

Headquarters for the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. The building was designed by Harry P. Knowles and completed in 1911 and has 13 Lodge rooms, a grand meeting room that can hold up to 1,000 people and a library/museum of Masonic philosophy and history.

https://nymasons.org

Porcelanosa at 202 Fifth Avenue
202 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Open Access
Reservations are not required

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 14, 2018
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

In 2015, Foster + Partners, working with structural engineers from Gilsanz Murray Steficek, created an iconic new flagship showroom for tile, kitchen, bathroom and hardwood company Porcelanosa, within the historic Commodore Criterion building. The result is a dramatic, light-filled, six-level showroom.

https://www.porcelanosa-usa.com

Porcelanosa at 204 Fifth Avenue
204 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Open Access
Reservations are not required

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 14, 2018
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Formerly home to a bank, an era-defining nightclub, and a celebrated graphic design firm, this Beaux-Arts building designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, 1913 overlooking Madison Square Park will soon be the expanded flagship of Porcelanosa, the tile, kitchen, bathroom and hardwood company that opened its first New York City showroom next door at 202 Fifth in 2015. Explore the building’s history–including the bank vaults in the basement–learn about renovation plans for its commercial future from representatives of design firm CetraRuddy.

https://www.porcelanosa-usa.com

The Center for the Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Reservations Required
Sold Out

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Tours at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM
Tours will last 45 minutes.

Founded in 1974 and still located in Manhattan, The Center for Book Arts was the first not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation, and has since become a model for others around the world.  The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. It achieves this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.

https://www.centerforbookarts.org

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