by Center for Architecture
After two years hosting this signature event digitally, the Center for Architecture welcomed architects, design professionals, and the public back to its space on March 10, 2022, for the 10th anniversary of Guess-A-Sketch. The architecture-themed, Pictionary-style tournament raised $73,500 to support the Center for Architecture’s mission of providing design education programs for children, families, and adults.
Alumni sketcher Jerome W. Haferd, Partner at BRANDT : HAFERD, served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies while four architects sketched iconic buildings from around the world on stage. Six teams, including returning champions Robert A.M. Stern Architects, guessed live, and audience members were invited to tweet their guesses to win a range of prizes provided by our sponsors.
The 2022 Honoree Sketchers were:
- Tonja Adair, AIA, NOMA, Principal, Splice Design
- Alexandra Barker, FAIA, LEED AP, Founder and Principal, Barker Associates Architecture Office
- Matthew Bremer, AIA, Founder and Principal, Architecture in Formation
- Calvin Tsao, FAIA, FAAR, Co-Founder, Tsao & McKown Architects
Each sponsored by AEC firms, six teams competed to receive the Guess-A-Sketch trophy: Ennead Architects, Gensler, Lutron, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Silman, STUDIOS Architecture. A Wildcard Team was introduced after the first round, made up of representatives from non-advancing teams. After three competitive rounds, Robert A.M. Stern Architects maintained their winning status for fifth time in the tournament’s 10 years. In a surprising twist, the underdog Wildcard Team followed closely as the runner up.
The funds raised through Guess-A-Sketch are critical to keeping the Center for Architecture’s programs affordable and accessible to all New Yorkers. Through its Learning:NY by Design program, the organization works with more than 90 public school classrooms across New York City. In addition, the Center for Architecture offers a broad range of school, youth, and family programs, serving more than 6,000 students, teachers, and adults throughout the year.
Didn’t get a chance to attend the event? Sketches created by the honorees during Guess-A-Sketch are up for sale in our online Sketch Shop.