Friday, June 1, 2012
Offices of Grimshaw
637 West 27 Street
SOLD OUT — Additional tickets may become available. To be added to the wait list, League members may email email@example.com.
Join Grimshaw at its New York office for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind the scenes look at recent and upcoming projects. This program is part of First Friday, a monthly opportunity for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.
Grimshaw was founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980, becoming a partnership in 2007. The firm operates worldwide with offices in New York, London, Melbourne, and Sydney employing over 250 staff.
The practice describes its work as the “search for optimal solutions to create a built environment that uses the planet’s resources carefully.” Its current New York projects include Via Verde Greenway affordable housing (with Dattner Architects) in the Bronx, the Fulton Street Transit Center in Manhattan, the Queens Museum of Art expansion, and masterplanning at New York University. Past work includes the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI, flood mitigation street furniture for the MTA, and bus shelter designs for CEMUSA New York.
Grimshaw’s international portfolio covers all major sectors, and has been honored with over 150 international design awards including the prestigious Lubetkin Prize.
First Friday events are free and open only to League members, who may bring up to one non-member guest. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a member and attend this program, join here.