We have sorely missed opportunities to gather, connect, and simply enjoy ourselves over these past months of social distance. With that in mind, on Saturday evening, March 6, 2021, The Architectural League will host a visually and acoustically rich virtual gathering for our members and supporters.
This is not a Beaux Arts Ball. The annual Ball—the most highly anticipated event for the design community—must be reinvented this year. We’ve conceived a festive social experience that will help to recreate the feeling of being together again, built on the immersive SpatialWeb platform. Over the course of the evening, attendees will be able to mingle, hold conversations with friends, and explore uniquely designed 3D environments. The only price of admission is a year of League membership, and all current members and recent contributors are invited to attend. You must register in advance by emailing BAB21@archleague.org to receive your ticket link.
Paul Lewis and Rachel Judlowe
Kevin Hirth of KEVIN HIRTH Co.
Neyran Turan of NEMESTUDIO
SpatialWeb in partnership with Beneville Studios
What to expect
Participants will be able to join from their web browser on a computer, phone, or tablet. A stable internet connection and headphones are required. A webcam is recommended for the best experience. Maximum event capacity is 700 attendees. Attendees can socialize and explore freely over the course of the evening. Brief remarks will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. for all who are present in the space.
The League thanks our event sponsors and collaborators
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact League Development & Membership Manager Daniel Cioffi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Venue Provided By
SpatialWeb is a next generation web-based platform that provides a more engaging and communal online experience. Co-founded by CEO Eric Pulier and Chief Creative Officer Michael Beneville, SpatialWeb’s mission is to provide “remote togetherness”—the feeling of “being there” together. SpatialWeb offers a rich, highly dynamic environment on phones, tablets, computers and via extended reality (XR), putting the “soul in the machine” and offering a new canvas for human imagination and connection.
About Beneville Studios
Beneville Studios is an Idea Manifestation Machine based in New York City that partners with companies to bring them into the 21st century by creating transformative experiences and reimagining clients’ physical spaces as a way of enhancing their core businesses. Beneville Studios is a partner in SpatialWeb.