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




For more information, 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