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In the Press: GreenRiver Chicago

October 7, 2015

GreenRiver just opened in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood and people are talking about it! (Read. See.) GreenRiver is a restaurant, bar and event space run by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events (USE) and the Best Bar in the World (BBITW) team, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry. Meyer, Muldoon and McGarry’s food and beverage programs are inventive and elegant and rooted in Chicago. Bravo to USE and BBITW!

We designed the 30,000 square foot project with Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, drawing inspiration from the precision of Mies Van Der Rohe’s architecture and the warmth of Japanese design.

Congratulations, Deborah!

September 25, 2015

Yale President Peter Salovey announced today that Deborah has been named Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, effective July 1, 2016. Deborah will be the first woman to lead the School of Architecture. We look forward to supporting her as she continues to dedicate her career in equal measures to education and practice.

Read Yale’s announcement here. Read coverage in The New York Times and Architectural Digest.

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Upcoming Lectures: AIA Indianapolis Chapter and AIA North Carolina Design Conference

September 18, 2015

Deborah will give a talk in Indianapolis Wednesday, September 23 as a guest of AIA Indianapolis. The talk will take place at the Indiana War Memorial. It begins at 530pm and is open and free to the public. Our Cummins Indy Business Headquarters is currently under construction not far from the event site.

Deborah will also give the keynote address with Craig Greenberg, President of 21c Museum Hotels, at the AIA NC Design Conference. Deborah and Craig’s talk will address the theme of the conference: Revitalize. The event will be held at 6pm Thursday, September 24 in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, just blocks from our 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, NC.

If you are in the Indianapolis or Durham areas, we hope you will join!