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(l-r) Hayes Slade, AIA, 2019 President, AIA New York; Phyllis Lambert, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA, Canadian Centre for Architecture; Steven Holl, FAIA, Steven Holl Architects; Sharon Prince, Grace Farms; and Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, AIANY | Center for Architecture. Image credit: Sam Lahoz.
AIANY | Center for Architecture Executive Director Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA; 2019 AIANY President Hayes Slade, AIA; Steven Holl, FAIA, Steven Holl Architects; and Center for Architecture President Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY. Image credit: Center for Architecture.
Scholarship recipients with school representatives. Image credit: Sam Lahoz.
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Directory, AIA New York and Center for Architecture; NYC Visionary Award recipient Sharon Prince of Grace Farms; scholarship recipient Isabella Campilla Valencia, Pratt Institute; Erika Hinrichs, Chair of Undergraduate Architecture, Pratt Institute. Photo: Center for Architecture.
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Directory, AIA New York and Center for Architecture; NYC Visionary Award recipient Sharon Prince of Grace Farms; scholarship recipient Isabella Campilla Valencia, Pratt Institute; Erika Hinrichs, Chair of Undergraduate Architecture, Pratt Institute. Photo: Center for Architecture.
Center for Architecture President Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY, with Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIANY | Center for Architecture, on stage at Heritage Ball 2019. Image credit: Sam Lahoz.
Center for Architecture President Barry Bergdoll, Hon. FAIA, with Sharon Prince, Grace Farms. Image credit: Sam Lahoz.
President’s Award recipient Steven Holl of Steven Holl Architects with Dimitra Tsachrelia, his wife. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
President’s Award recipient Steven Holl of Steven Holl Architects with Dimitra Tsachrelia, his wife. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Center for Architecture Award recipient Phyllis Lambert, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA, with Toshiko Mori of Toshiko Mori Architect. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Center for Architecture Award recipient Phyllis Lambert, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA, with Toshiko Mori of Toshiko Mori Architect. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Scholarship recipient Helmuth Rosales of the Cooper Union. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Scholarship recipient Helmuth Rosales of the Cooper Union. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Scholarship recipient Andrew Keung, Columbia University. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Scholarship recipient Andrew Keung, Columbia University. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Phyllis Lambert, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA, received the Center for Architecture Award at the 2019 Heritage Ball. Image credit: Sam Lahoz.
AIA New York 2019 President Hayes Slade, AIA, of Slade Architecture with Heritage Ball guests and former Center for Architecture president Tom Krizmanic, AIA, of Gensler. Photo: Samueal Lahoz.
AIA New York 2019 President Hayes Slade, AIA, of Slade Architecture with Heritage Ball guests and former Center for Architecture president Tom Krizmanic, AIA, of Gensler. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Honoree Phyllis Lambert with scholarship recipient Andrew Keung from Columbia University. Image credit: Sam Lahoz.
Topiary Tango curator and LeBrun travel grant recipient Mark Zlotsky and collaborating artist Karyn Lao, with the inflatable art they created. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Topiary Tango curator and LeBrun travel grant recipient Mark Zlotsky and collaborating artist Karyn Lao, with the inflatable art they created. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Topiary Tango curator and LeBrun travel grant recipient Mark Zlotsky and collaborating artist Karyn Lao, with the inflatable art they created. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Topiary Tango curator and LeBrun travel grant recipient Mark Zlotsky and collaborating artist Karyn Lao, with the inflatable art they created. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
Heritage Ball 2019 at Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty. Photo: Center for Architecture.
Heritage Ball 2019 at Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty. Photo: Center for Architecture.
HB 19 After Party gift bags, designed by Small Stuff, including donated items from Atem, Blick Art Materials, artist Chelsea Hrynick Browne, FOUR: Organics, Insomnia Cookies, and Proud Source Water. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
HB 19 After Party gift bags, designed by Small Stuff, including donated items from Atem, Blick Art Materials, artist Chelsea Hrynick Browne, FOUR: Organics, Insomnia Cookies, and Proud Source Water. Photo: Samuel Lahoz.
The Heritage Ball lounge generously provided by Vitra. Photo: Center for Architecture.
The Heritage Ball lounge generously provided by Vitra. Photo: Center for Architecture.

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture’s annual gala, Heritage Ball, gathered more than 1,000 professionals from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate industries to raise nearly $1.4 million. Serving as the single largest funding source for the AIA New York and Center for Architecture, the event last week at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty celebrated New Yorkers who demonstrate leadership, vision, and commitment to projects and initiatives that contribute to New York City’s status as a global design capital. This year’s honorees were Steven Holl Architects; Phyllis Lambert, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA; and Sharon Prince and Grace Farms.

The 2019 President’s Award recipient, Steven Holl Architects, was honored for realizing iconic and highly concept-driven designs with tremendous sensitivity to context. At the event, AIANY 2019 President Hayes Slade, AIA, said of firm founder Steven Holl: “His projects catalyze institutions and communities. He continually challenges design thinking both through his built projects as well as the dialogue he inspires.”

Phyllis Lambert, Phyllis Lambert, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA, was the recipient of the Center for Architecture Award for her lasting architectural contributions to New York City, namely through the Seagram Building, and for setting the platinum standard for institution building with the creation of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. “It is not buildings and collections that make Phyllis the ideal recipient for this award,” said Center for Architecture President Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY, “rather, it is her devotion to people and community, meaning as much the people as the houses of Milton Park, the quality of the architecture in Vieux Montreal where she lives, or her continued civic activism. And the CCA is a community: a community for a community, at once raising the level of discourse on architecture for Montréal, for Quebec, for Canada.”

The organization bestowed Sharon Prince and Grace Farms with the NYC Visionary Award for raising the visibility of architecture and culture by using the transformative power of design to further the foundation’s mission to do good in the world. “Sharon sensed very early on that visitors to Grace Farms would be transformed by that free-flowing circulation and inspired to engage in the Foundation’s five initiatives; Nature, Arts, Justice, Community and Faith,” said Andy Klemmer, Heritage Ball dinner co-chair.

In appreciation of their significant contributions towards design excellence, AIA New York and Center for Architecture invited each award recipient to select an academic program to receive scholarships for one of its students. The following students were chosen by their respective programs:

Helmuth Rosales Cooper Union, receiving a scholarship in honor of Steven Holl Architects.

Andrew Keung – Columbia University GSAPP, receiving a scholarship in honor of Phyllis Lambert. 

Isabela Campillo Valencia Pratt Institute, receiving a scholarship in honor of Sharon Prince and Grace Farms.

Thank you to all who joined us at Heritage Ball 2019 and for helping us carry out our mission to show that design matters! Your contributions enable our everyday operations as well as help grow our dynamic and ambitious exhibition and K-12 programs.

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