Brooklyn Design Panel Discussion with Andrew Tarlow and Friends at the Wythe Hotel
Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, architect Morris Adjmi and designer Stefanie Brechbuehler of Workstead discuss the changing face of Brooklyn. The minds behind the Wythe, the first boutique hotel this side of the East River, examine the gentrification of the neighborhood of Williamsburg and how it has paved the way for a new breed of design-centric high-end developments in Brooklyn. Moderated by Wendy Goodman, New York magazine.
Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm Panel Discussion & Reception
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Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York
Wendy Goodman has been New York’s Design Editor since October 2007 and is responsible for New York’s twice-annual design issues, regular “Great Room” features. She also produces the weekly “Design Hunting” newsletter and Facebook page and will oversee the new stand-alone home-design magazine New York Design Hunting, debuting in May 2012. Wendy Goodman lives in the Village and was born and raised in New York.
Andrew Tarlow, Restaurateur
Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow is widely recognized for pioneering the artisanal food movement in Brooklyn with his collection of acclaimed restaurants, which focus on sustainable, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Most recently, Andrew and his partners opened the Wythe Hotel and its ground floor restaurant Reynard in a turn-of-the-century factory building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In 1999, Andrew opened his first restaurant, Diner, which serves locally-sourced, New American food inside a refurbished 1927 dining car in the industrial neighborhood of South Williamsburg Marlow & Sons, a restaurant, oyster bar, and general store, soon followed next door, functioning as a cafe by day and a raw bar and restaurant by night. Other culinary ventures include Marlow & Daughters in Williamsburg, a butcher shop specializing in locally sourced grass-fed meat and house-made sausages; and Roman's in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, an Italian-inspired restaurant with a 3 course menu that changes daily. Andrew is also the founder and publisher of Diner Journal, a quarterly magazine with original art, literature, and recipes, that is distributed in his restaurants and select bookstores throughout the world.
Morris Adjmi, Morris Adjmi Architects
Morris Adjmi (AIA) is Founder and Principal of Morris Adjmi Architects, a full-service architecture firm that provides comprehensive design services for corporate, commercial and residential clients. Recent buildings designed by the firm include Theory in the historic Meatpacking District of Manhattan, the High Line building at 450 West 14th Street, Wilf Hall at New York University, Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, the iconic Scholastic Building in Soho, and multiple visionary mixed-use and residential projects in world cities beyond New York. Morris Adjmi established MA in 1997 following a successful 10-year partnership with the renowned Italian architect Aldo Rossi. The firm continues to draw upon this rich history while looking toward the future to make buildings that are both modern and timeless. More information can be found by visiting the company's website: www.ma.com
Morris holds a Masters in Architecture degree from Tulane University, is a registered architect in the states of New York, Florida, and Louisiana, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Stefanie Brechbuehler, Workstead
Stefanie Brechbuehler was born in Switzerland, but has lived in both the desert Southwest and Venezuela. She received a Masters in Architecture, with Honors, from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. At Workstead, she has overseen the successful completion of numerous high-end residential projects, and was the Project Manager on the Lobby & Bar of the recently completed Wythe Hotel. Before founding Workstead, she worked at Gensler, Roman and Williams, Gluckman Mayner Architects and Michael Graves & Associates. In 2000, she received a bachelors of Interior Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied at the School of Art and Design in Zurich.