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May 29, 2014
by Catherine Teegarden Center for Architecture Foundation
The team from Arenson Office Furniture celebrates as they correctly identify the final sketch and win the tournament! Credit: Rebecca Taylor
Guess-A-Sketch MC Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP; 2014 honoree sketchers Dean Maltz, AIA; Tomas Rossant, AIA; Paula Scher; and Brian Berry; and CFAF Board President Joe Tortorella took a moment to enjoy the view from Scholastic’s rooftop before the game began. Credit: Rebecca Taylor

The Center for Architecture Foundation hosted its Third Annual Guess-A-Sketch benefit on 05.20.14 at Scholastic’s headquarters in SoHo. The view of the city from the rooftop terrace was stupendous, but the view inside was equally wonderful as Honoree Sketchers Brian Berry, AIA; Dean Maltz, AIA; Tomas Rossant, AIA; and Paula Scher created one-of-a-kind charcoal sketches of buildings and sites from around the world in this Pictionary-style drawing competition. Master of Ceremonies Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, led the competing teams in this fast-paced tournament, giving them more and more challenging buildings to guess as the game progressed. The final sketch of the rock dwellings in Petra, Jordan, was guessed by the team from Arenson Office Furnishings, who took home the Guess-A-Sketch trophy as the 2014 champions. The team also took home this final sketch as the highest bidder in the Guess-A-Sketch silent auction that followed the game. An online auction of other selected sketches will be unveiled next week, so stay tuned!

Many thanks to all the teams who participated: Arenson Office Furnishings, Cerami & Associates, Gilsanz Murray Steficek, F.J. Sciame Construction, Robert Silman Associates, and STUDIOS Architecture; to our other Benefactor Sponsors: Gensler, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll Bertolotti, and WB Wood; and to our Host Sponsor, Scholastic.

All proceeds from the event go to support the Center for Architecture Foundation’s educational programs for children and adults, helping to keep them affordable to all. Funds raised will help CFAF increase in-school collaborations in low-income schools, provide scholarships for our Center-based programs, and develop innovative public and family programs at the Center for Architecture.

If you missed the event, or would like to relive the memories, you can enjoy pictures from the night on our Facebook page.

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