In 1875, George B. Post and Peter B. Wight designed a Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn with exquisite interior decorations of tiling and mosaics, patterned wallpapers, frescoed domes, carved wood and stone, and bronze and gilt work. After years of decay and decline, the building has been magnificently restored. Craft, the theme of this year’s Beaux Arts Ball, celebrates the importance of artisanship and the concert of allied disciplines in creating great works of architecture. The building’s interiors will serve as inspiration for nine architects and designers, who with Nuit Blanche New York will project digital interpretations of its motifs and details, celebrating the craft and art of architecture.
Rachel Judlowe, Joseph Mizzi, Billie Tsien, and Tod Williams
Beaux Arts Ball Event Committee
Sarah Berman, Jared Della Valle, Joseph Kusnick, Alexander Lamis, Nadia Meratla, Elisa Orlanski Ours, David Pfeffer, and Alison Spear
Beaux Arts Ball Benefit Committee
The Architectural League gratefully thanks its supporters.
The League gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 2014 Beaux Arts Ball