2014 President’s Medal: Richard Serra

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2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Richard Serra | Click any image to launch a slideshow of photos from the 2014 President’s Medal Dinner. | Photos by Fran Parente

2014 President’s Medal
Richard Serra

On May 6, 2014, The Architectural League of New York presented its President’s Medal to artist Richard Serra. The President’s Medal is The Architectural League’s highest honor and is bestowed, at the discretion of the League’s President and Board of Directors, on individuals to recognize an extraordinary body of work in architecture, urbanism, art, or design.

Recent recipients of the President’s Medal include Renzo Piano, Amanda Burden, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Hugh Hardy, Richard Meier, Ada Louise Huxtable, Robert A.M. Stern, Kenneth Frampton, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Annabelle Selldorf

In presenting the award, Architectural League President Annabelle Selldorf read the following citation:

The Architectural League of New York honors Richard Serra for a body of work that challenges and engages all of the senses; work that has the capacity to subvert time and space, that keeps the viewer in perpetual motion mentally, emotionally, and physically. As his artistic practice has evolved from concerns of matter and materiality to more spatial preoccupations, the fascination for architecture has only increased. It is work in which nothing can be added or taken away, work that inspires all who encounter it to address its duality of simplicity and complexity. Serra has created some of the most powerful sculpture of our time.

The League honors Richard Serra for the work he has created and for the example he has set with his passionate and unwavering commitment to the highest level of artistic expression. With appreciation and admiration The Architectural League awards its 2014 President’s Medal to Richard Serra.

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Dinner

The Medal was presented to Serra at a dinner at the Metropolitan Club for over 300 guests. League President and architect Annabelle Selldorf, curator and early Serra patron Emily Rauh Pulitzer, and architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi made remarks celebrating Serra’s work and its profound influence on art and architecture. Texts of these remarks are available here.

Photos by Fran Parente.

Proceeds from the dinner help support the programs of The Architectural League. Click here for a full list of supporters, to whom the League extends its deep appreciation.

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Cocktails

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Metropolitan Club

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Program designed by Pentagram

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Metropolitan Club

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Andre Tchelistcheff and friend

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Matt Kmetz and Marcy Stanley

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Paul Lewis and Nat Oppenheimer

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Mike and Rachel Judlowe

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Friend and Benjamin Gilmartin

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Guests arriving

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Priscilla McGeehon and Ken Smith

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2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Bina Bhattacharyya and David Winterton

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Margaret Sullivan and Astrid Lipka

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Paul Haydon and Fiona Cousins

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Scott Hughes, Ken Lewis, and Kirk Mettam

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Carol Patterson and friend

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Jeffrey Ravetch, Calvin Tsao, and Paul Silberman

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Chris Cooper, Jennifer Hanlin, and Jay Berman

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Ultan Guilfoyle and Marilyn Jordan Taylor

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Alissa Bucher and friend

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Peter Dixon and Augusta Barone

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Lyn Rice and Juergen Riehm

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Rafael Vinoly, friend, and Emilio Ambasz

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Joe Mizzi and Amale Andraos

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Wilvan Van Campen and Nancy Owens

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2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Karen Stein and Emily Rauh Pulitzer

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Hal Foster and Richard Serra

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Bellatrix Hubert and Beatrice Galilee

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Stephen Cassell, Molly Blieden, and Chris McVoy

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Sandy Tait and Hal Foster

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Robert A.M. Stern and Rosalie Genevro

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Dick Anderson and Sarah Berman

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Clara Weyergraf, Richard Serra, and Emily Rauh Pulitzer

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Amanda Burden and Carl Weisbrod

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Tracey Hummer, Tod Williams, and Mary Burnham

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Frances Halsband and Hugh Hardy

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Lisa Strausfeld and Elizabeth Kubany

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Cathleen McGuigan, Fiona Cousins, and Florence Guiraud

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Billie Tsien, Rafael Vinoly, Tod Williams, Richard Serra, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, and Clara Weyergraf

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Robert A.M. Stern and Carol Willis

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Thom Mayne and Anne Rieselbach

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Peter Eisenman and Thom Mayne

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Ted Hathaway, Cathleen McGuigan, and Laurie Beckelman

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Annabelle Selldorf, Mark Robbins, and Stella Betts

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Melinda Wingate, Emilio Ambasz, Ealan Wingate, and Allison Smith

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Noah Klersfeld and Corrine Nelson

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Valerie Schweitzer and Eve Klein

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Michael Manfredi, Anne Rieselbach, and Marion Weiss

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Calvin Tsao and Maxine Griffith

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Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Richard Gluckman

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Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Richard Serra

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Rosalie Genevro

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Dinner

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Dinner

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Bellatrix Hubert, Ultan Guilfoyle, Lisa Green, Ed Wood, and Monica Zwirner

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William Louie, Anthony Mosellie, Hugh Trumbull, Inkai Mu, Michael Greene, and Forth Bagley

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Chris Cooper, Elliot Carlen, Donn Zaretsky, Peter Mullan, and Wendy Evans Joseph

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Nancy Owens, Thom Mayne, Astrid Lipka, Joe Kusnick, Blythe Mayne

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Amale Andraos, Frank Lupo, Mike Judlowe, and Dan Wood

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Amanda Burden, Jack Kerr, and Deborah Nevins

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Rebecca Smith, Ealan Wingate, Sheena Wagstaff, Hal Foster, and Melinda Wingate

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Rafael Vinoly and Paula Hayes

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Mary Jane Augustine and Michael Jones

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Paul Katz, Rebecca Atkin, and William Louie

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Tom Outerbridge, Marion Weiss, and John Silberman

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Richard Serra and Annabelle Selldorf

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Christy MacLear, Cynthia Davidson, Ted Hathaway, Laurie Beckelman

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Nadia Meratla and Paul Haydon

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Metropolitan Club

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Metropolitan Club

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Justin Martin and Rachel Brownless

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Spencer Bailey and Calvin Tsao

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Grant Marani, Dave Edwards, and Suzanne Stephens

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Laurence Lafforgue, Bob Frasca, and Jennifer Stone

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Charlie Lowrey, Rosalie Genevro, Jeffrey Murphy, Susan Rodriguez, and Paul Schulhof

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Sandy Tait and Mark Francis

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Randall Bourscheidt and Robert Cortiglia

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Andrew Burdick, Kate Mann, Jarett Pelletier, and Todd Walbourn

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Michael Manfredi, Clara Weyergraff, and Robert A.M. Stern

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Annabelle Selldorf

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Emily Rauh Pulitzer

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Emily Rauh Pulitzer

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

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Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

2014 President's Medal Dinner | Photo by Fran Parente

Richard Serra and Annabelle Selldorf