2018 Spring Benefit

We believe openness is a New York value.

Given for the first time this year, the Open City Award was created by Open House New York to recognize people and projects that contribute to a more accessible, equitable, and open city.

The inaugural Open City Award will be presented to the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island and highlight the five design components that make up its first phase. Cornell Tech is a model of 21st century campus design, fostering connectivity and collaboration; blurring the edges between academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and transformational new research, products, and social ventures; and opening itself up to its community–and to the city–through public spaces of beauty that set new standards for sustainability.

Master Planners: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Landscape Architects: James Corner Field Operations
Construction Manager: Tishman

Architects: Morphosis Architects
Engineers: Arup
Construction Manager: Barr & Barr

Developer: Forest City New York
Architects: Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti, Jaros Baum & Bolles
Construction Manager: Turner

Developers: Related Companies, The Hudson Companies
Architects: Handel Architects
Engineers: BuroHappold Engineering
Construction Manager: Monadnock Construction Inc


The 2018 Spring Benefit is made possible with support from

Contributor Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
Hill West Architects Katie Dixon
SilverLining Inc. Dornbracht Americas
The Durst Organization Edison Properties
Waterworks Fogarty Finger Architecture
WXY architecture + urban design Forest City New York
  Frank and Marla Franzese,
Sustainer   Silver Rail Construction
Morphosis Architects Suzanne Frye, MD
Shawmut Design & Construction, FXCollaborative Architects, LLP
  Luxury Homes Amy Gilfenbaum
Abby Jo Sigal and Matthew Turner Randall Goya
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Lela Goren
SPAN Architecture Lisa J. Green
Margaret Sullivan Sarah Haga
WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/ Mark Hage
  Urbanism Jamie Hammel, The Hudson Company
  Handel Architects
Friend Louise Harpman and Jonathan M.L. Stone
ABC Stone Hauser & Wirth
AE Greyson + Company, Inc. Tami Hausman and Jim Crispino
Amuneal HFZ Capital
Apogee Design & Construction Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP
Architecture Research Office Tracey Hummer
Bob Baker Joshua Brandfonbrener Architect
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners David Keane PE, P.C.
Lori Bongiorno and Brent Rumage Eve Klein
BTR Innovative Builders Inc. Iva M. Kravitz
Alissa Bucher and Rob Rogers Kokolakis Contracting
Capalino + Company KubanyJudlowe
Cristobal Correa Kushner Studios Architecture + Design, PC
Dattner Architects Langan
Kenneth Drucker, FAIA Scott Lauer and Jeff Hand
Dorothy Dunn Levien & Company, Inc.
Eurostruct Inc. Doug and Kaisa Levine Family Support
Jaros Baum & Bolles Ligne Roset
Roy Kim and Clayton Crawley Menaker & Herrmann LLP
Marc Kushner and Chris Barley Meyer Davis
W.S. Lipschutz MG and Company
Carol Loewenson Cynthia J. Miller, MD
Sara Lopergolo and Edward Wood Andrea Monfried and Mike Harshman
Robin Lynn and Larry Blumberg New York University
Miele Inc. Caroline Otto
Timothy Quinlan Mitch Paluszek
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP Avani Parikh, AIA
Rockwell Group Plaxall
Sciame Construction, LLC Jennifer Post
Preeti Sriratana Radii Inc.
The Hudson Companies Revival Sash
  Madeleine Richard-Zahrey
Advocate Anne Rieselbach and Grant Marani
ABS Engineering, PLLC Sea-Dar Construction Corp.
Donald Albrecht Shimahara Illustration
Nina Edwards Anker Studio Becker
BarlisWedlick Architects Karen Tamir
David Bench Saundra Thomas
Matthew Bremer, AIA Thornton Tomasetti
BuroHappold Engineering Tillotson Design Associates, Inc.
Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson Times Square Alliance
Polly Carpenter W.I. Van Campen
Elaine Charnov Lauren Wegel
Columbia University, Office of Government Barbara Wilks
  and Community Affairs Andrea Woodner
John Curtis List in formation
Deborah Berke Partners




For information about tickets and sponsorships, please contact Kristin LaBuz at kristin@ohny.org or 212-991-6470 x110.

Images: Details of Cornell Tech. Photos by Iwan Baan, Field Condition, and Max Touhey.




The 2017 Spring Benefit was held at Masonic Hall on May 15, 2017.
Event Highlights: Facebook
Additional Photos: BFA.com
Event Program: PDF

The 2016 Spring Benefit was held at the Four Seasons on May 10, 2016.
Event Highlights: Facebook
Additional Photos: BFA.com
Event Program: PDF