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 lecture will feature Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects.

Jaklitsch/Gardner is an award-winning design practice with an international reputation for design excellence, material research, and an exacting commitment to craft. The firm was founded in 1998 and is led by Stephan Jaklitsch and Mark Gardner, who believe that design possesses the ability to communicate collective values, provide relevance, and create meaning.

Jaklitsch/Gardner has received AIANY Design Awards, an AIA National Honor Award for the Marc By Marc Jacobs Offices, Chicago Athenaeum Architecture Awards, Architizer A+ Awards, and have been honored by the Japan Institute of Architecture. Their work has been exhibited widely and featured in numerous publications, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Interior Design magazine, Architectural Record, FRAME Magazine, Elle Décor, and Architectural Digest.