Cocktails & Conversation is series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Each program includes a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.

Charles Moore (1925-1993) was one of the most influential twentieth century American architects. As an educator, he crisscrossed the country, teaching at institutions including Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley. He served as the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture from 1965 to 1970, followed by a sojourn at the University of California Los Angeles. He was well-known for starting architectural firms with former students, including Donlyn Lyndon and William Turnbull; this creative collaboration resulted in the design of Sea Ranch in 1967. Other firms followed this model, including Centerbrook Architects, Moore Ruble Yudell, Urban Innovations Group, and Moore/Andersson. This Cocktails & Conversation will feature representatives from two of Moore’s firms, who will discuss how firms transition to the next generation and how Moore’s legacy has been translated and transformed into their own work.