Notable New York architects are slated to compete in the first annual architecture-themed Pictionary-style drawing tournament, hosted by The Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF).
Hugh Hardy, Charles Renfro, Ronnette Riley, and Robert M. Rogers will vie for top-drawer status as they lead teams in the “Guess-A-Sketch” competition scheduled for May 22 in New York City.
|Funds raised from the “Guess-A-Sketch” event will help the Center for Architecture Foundation initiate more adult programing, increase its in-school collaborations, and enhance family programs at the center.|
Others can join the competition in support of the CFAF by forming a team or tweeting answers for prizes, the CFAF said.
• Hardy is the founding partner of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture and has been practicing architecture for more than 50 years. His work includes the New Victory Theater, Bryant Park kiosks, café, and grill, and the renovation of Radio City Music Hall.
• Renfro became a partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro in 2004. Since then, he has been involved with the redesign of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the High Line, and the renovation of The Julliard School.
• Riley is the founder of Ronnette Riley Architect. She was the project architect on the Lipstick Building, was a collaborator on the SoHo Apple Store, and was responsible for the design and construction of the former Republic Bank Center in Houston.
• Rogers is a founding partner of Rogers Marvel Architects. A selection of his notable New York projects include: The Studio Museum in Harlem, Governors Island Park and the Pratt Institute School of Architecture building. He is currently directing the design of Presidents Park in Washington, D.C., and the SandRidge Energy headquarters in Oklahoma.
Why a drawing competition?
CFAF Board President Michael Strauss, referring to the concept for the drawing tournament, offered this comment: “We did not want another rubber chicken dinner.”
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the evening, but the real draw is the chance for playtime alongside serious designers, the foundation said.
Said Strauss: “We are thrilled to have Hugh, Charles, Ronnette and Robert as our first honoree sketchers.”
The event will start at 6 p.m.; event tickets start at $125.
More information or to purchase tickets: http://www.cfafoundation.org or email email@example.com.
The master of ceremonies will be Walter A. Hunt Jr., the recently retired vice chairman emeritus of Gensler. He has been an active member of the AIA-New York Chapter since the late 1980s, serving as president in 1999 and board president of the CFAF from 2000-2004. He was the co-chair of the capital campaign for the development/construction program for the Center for Architecture.
The Center for Architecture Foundation
The CFAF is a non-profit organization that promotes public awareness and a broader appreciation of the built environment through education programs for children and adults at the Center for Architecture and in schools in all of New York City, according to the organization’s website.
Funds raised from the event will help CFAF initiate more adult programing, increase its in-school collaborations and enhance family programs at the center.
“I have been involved with the foundation since its beginnings in 1966,” said Hunt. “The foundation’s work to promote architecture to the young and old is not only important for the future of our city and the industry; it promotes critical and creative thinking.”
Said CFAF Executive Director Jaime Endreny: “Our programs cultivate visual literacy; inspire civic engagement; and introduce students to careers in the industry. CFAF is working in 17 public schools this year in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.”