Beaux Arts Ball 2013: –ism

A benefit for the programs of The Architectural League of New York

September 28, 2013

In 1913, an art exhibition opened in New York City that shocked the country, shattered perceptions of beauty, and shifted the American cultural landscape forever. “The International Exhibition of Modern Art” became known simply and infamously as “The Armory Show,” after its venue­, the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. It was a show of clashing and competing “–isms:” Cubism, Modernism, Realism, Futurism, Fauvism…

On September 28, 2013, The Architectural League of New York celebrated the centennial of this historic event with a spectacular party in the same space. For one night, an architectural installation, processional performance, and original music coalesced in a highly charged and evocative environment to transform the Lexington Avenue Armory once again.

Beaux Arts Ball Sponsorship Committee

Rachel Judlowe, Joseph Mizzi, co-chairs; Gretchen Bank, Deborah Goodman Davis, Jared Della Valle, Lisa Green, David Pfeffer, Peter Pelsinski, Alexandra Polier, Peter Schubert, Alison Spear, and Karen Stonely.

The League gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball


Alloy Development
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
SHoP Architects


Bernsohn & Fetner, LLC
Bosch Thermador Gaggenau

Rachel and Mike Judlowe
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Sciame Construction
Selldorf Architects
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects


Alchemy Properties
Allied Works Architecture
The Armory Show
Best & Company
Buro Happold
David Zwirner
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Edison Properties
Guy Nordenson and Associates
Frances Halsband and Robert Kliment
J.F. Roesemann Builders
Lally Acoustical Consulting
Levien & Company
Michael Werner Gallery
Moed de Armas & Shannon
Monadnock Construction
Nemo Tile Company
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
The PAR Group
Jeannie and Thomas Phifer
R 20th Century
RD Rice Construction
Renfro Design Group
Susan Rodriguez and Charles Lowrey
Peter and Susan Schubert
Shaw Contract Group
SilverLining Interiors
Sotheby’s International Realty
SPAN Architecture
Alison Spear and Alex Reese
Town & Country Flooring
Zubatkin Owner Representation

Supporting Media Partners

The Architect’s Newspaper
Metropolis Magazine

Furniture courtesy of Kartell

Projection Design by Luke Taylor & Zach Shepard

Lighting Equipment donated by Electric Lighting Agency and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design

Beer generously provided by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

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For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathryn Slocum, at 212-753-1722, ext. 21 or email

Benefit Committee Co-chairs

Annabelle Selldorf and Tom Outerbridge


SITU STUDIO is a Brooklyn-based architectural design practice that engages in experimental work in a variety of media. A core commitment to material investigation as well as research and writing allows for the studio to develop flexible and multifaceted strategies to approach spatial problems. This dual emphasis enables the studio’s design process to oscillate between the virtual and physical realms at all stages of a project’s development. Recently completed projects by the studio include: Heartwalk, a public art installation for Times Square, Hava Nagila: A Song for the People, an exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and reOrder, an architectural installation at the Brooklyn Museum.
Processional Arts Workshop (PAW), led by artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, creates site-specific performances and Carnivalesque events worldwide. PAW’s projects engage hundreds of volunteers, at every stage of production, integrating pageant puppetry, mobile architecture, and illuminated structures. Recently, they have designed and directed performances for the PEN World Voices Festival on the High Line, Morningside Lights at Columbia University, Socrates Sculpture Park, and as master puppeteers for New York’s Village Halloween Parade. Globally they have collaborated with communities in Kiev, Istanbul, rural Italy, Trinidad, and many other locales.

Nathan Halpern is a composer and singer/songwriter from New York City. He has composed the original scores for such films as the Peabody Award-winning/Emmy-nominated Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (HBO Films) and Robert Redford’s Primetime Emmy-nominated All the President’s Men Revisited (Discovery). For this project, he is collaborating with harpist Mary Lattimore and multi-instrumentalist/producer Chris Ruggiero.

Jon Santos is an artist living and working in New York City. He works in video, sound, performance, and sculpture. Recent performances/projects include Telegraph at Storefront for Art and Architecture Gala, The Last Weekend with Peter Coffin, and Social Mirroring at the New Museum. Santos is an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and the principal of Common Space, a multidisciplinary design studio based in New York.

Benefit Committee