DWR is proud to be the sponsor of Conversations in Context at the Philip Johnson Glass House – continuing the legacy of what has been described as “the longest running salon in America” – established as a gathering of great minds in architecture, art, and design in New Canaan, Connecticut at the invitation of Philip Johnson and David Whitney. When the Glass House opened to the public in 2007, it extended the tradition to an invite-only Conversation series that took place at the property.
Tickets are available for the September 22 Event.
Hosts: Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects + Philip Nobel, Architecture Critic
Evening begins at 5:30pm
2-hour guest-hosted tour and reception
Purchase tickets ($150 each) at PhilipJohnsonGlassHouse.org
About the hosts: Gregg Pasquarelli is a Founding Principal of SHoP Architects, a firm that has gained recognition for creating a new model of architecture centered on the belief that “great architecture demands that design, finance, and technology work together,” and SHoP Construction, “transforming intricate design into easily understood construction models by rethinking the overlap between design and construction.” Pasquarelli has lectured, exhibited, and been published internationally, and serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York. He was trained in business and architecture, and has taught at Yale University, Columbia GSAPP and the University of Virginia. SHoP's current work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront, the Innovation Hub Government Complex in Botswana, Africa, the South Street Seaport Redevelopment in New York, and projects for Google in Mountain View, CA.
Philip Nobel is a practicing architect and architecture and design critic who has written for Artforum, Vogue, The New York Times, Metropolis, The Nation and other publications. Sixteen Acres, (Metropolitan/Holt, 2005) is his most recent book on the politics of the World Trade Center reconstruction. He practices architecture with the firm of Nobel & de Monchaux.