The annual Gil Oberfield Memorial Lecture was founded in honor of Gil Oberfield, AIA, former member and chair of the AIANY Interiors Committee. The lecture brings to the podium speakers whose work excels in the field of interior architecture. This year’s lecturer is with INC Architecture & Design.

INC is an open-source, multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio with experience in a wide range of project types. The studio works globally but acts locally, implementing environmental best practices naturally. Each project is a unique portrait imbued with the aspirations of the clientele, that leverages the complementary strengths of the firm’s leaders to mastermind rich, immersive spaces that carry an emotional impact through careful consideration of context, details, and technology. INC’s work includes projects such as the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park, The LINE Hotel DC, and the TWA Hotel.

Conceived as a singular intensely collaborative studio, INC is the brainchild of Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, and Drew Stuart. Dedicated to an integrated vision for the architectural and design disciplines, these three creatives shepherd every INC project, big or small, from beginning to end, with a passionate, hands-on engagement, bringing their respective talents and interests to bear. The Inspiration, functionality and technique required at each phase of the design, construction, and fabrication process is provided for by their distinct but complementary gifts. This “team-of-interdisciplinary-specialists” approach informs the culture and structure of the studio, where an “expert” is always within reach. Adam Rolston keeps an eye on the big picture, from 30,000 feet and down to earth, making sure that the sum is always greater than its parts. Gabriel Benroth leverages the power of technology in the studio to build a better world outside it. For Drew Stuart, the DNA is in the details that make a good idea a great design. Together they are on a mission to fashion objects, spaces, and buildings deeply and emotionally connected to their social and cultural contexts. As they like to say, design for humans.

Organized by
AIANY Interiors Committee