During this summer of eating in, many NYC restaurants—creative workspaces in their own right—are closed or struggling to keep afloat. Recipe for a Room: A Design Contest will allow local architecture students to showcase their creativity while celebrating food as a design medium and financially assisting restaurant owners in need. Two-person teams, each comprised of a student and architect mentor, will design small-scale edible rooms inspired by food-making and food consumption to celebrate our city’s restaurants.
The competition is hosted by the AIANY Interiors Committee and will benefit the New York City Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, developed by ROAR and Robin Hood to support the restaurant industry individuals facing unprecedented economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All registration income from the event will go to the fund.
The Recipe for a Room competition winners will be determined during a virtual, real-time event on Thursday, August 27 at 6:00 pm. Each team will have the opportunity to present their completed room to a live audience. Two winners will be selected during the event: an audience favorite and a judges’ favorite.
Students interested in applying for the competition can see more information and details on how to apply (Deadline: July 29, 5 PM ET) here.
AIANY Interiors Committee
Kaeli Alika Streeter, Columbia University
Kyle Spence, Founder, The Bak Lab
Alexandra Checa, City University of New York
Jessica Culver, Interior Designer, Woods Bagot
Pedro Cruz, City University of New York
Yutaka Takiura, AIA, Founder, The Design Architecture
Coleman Downing, City University of New York
Diana Revkin, Assoc. AIA., TPG Architecture LLP
Camille Lanier, Columbia University
David Mann, AIA, Founder, MR Architecture + Decor
Jack Li, City University of New York
Krista Ninivaggi, Founder, K&CO
Alexandra Panichella, New York Institute of Technology
Barry Richards, RA, Principal, Rockwell Group
Lauren Scott, Columbia University
Rosalind Tsang, AIA, LEED GA, Advisory Board, AIANY Women in Architecture Committee
Giuliana Vaccarino Gearty, City University of New York
Peter Miller, AIA, LEED AP, Co-Founder and Partner, Palette Architecture PLLC, Co-Chair, AIA New York Cultural Facilities Committee
Kierin Baldwin, Pastry Chef Instructor, International Culinary Center
Augusta Barone, RA, architect and foodie
David Leven, FAIA, Founder and Partner, LEVENBETTS, Director, AIA New York Board of Directors