Sunday, May 8, 2016
For more information about the 2016 Spring Benefit, contact Alexandra Axiotis at email@example.com or 212.431.5795.
About the Honorees:
Teddy Cruz is recognized internationally for his urban research on the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. His investigation of this contested geography has inspired a practice and pedagogy that emerged from the exposure of territorial and institutional conflict, and has expanded the field of design to confront socio-economic inequality.
He is professor in Public Culture and Urbanization in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, where he co-directs the UCSD Cross-Border Initiative and is director of urban research in the UCSD Center on Global Justice. He has taught and lectured widely at renowned educational and cultural institutions including the GSD at Harvard University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Ecole Special D’Architecture in Paris, City College in New York City; the Metropolis program in Barcelona; the Architectural Research program at Goldsmith’s in London; including important keynotes such as the prestigious L’Enfant Lecture by the American Planning Association, the first international James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize at the CCA in Montreal and the LSE in London, the 2013 Istanbul Art Biennial and TED-Global in Edinburgh.
Teddy has received many prestigious awards including the Rome Prize in Architecture in 1991, various AIA Honor Awards, the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Forum Award and the Robert Taylor Teaching Award. In 2011, he received a US Artist Award; a “Global Award for Sustainable Architecture,” by the French National Museum of Architecture; and was selected by the FORD Foundation to receive their “Visionary Leader Award.” In 2013, he received an Architecture Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City and was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America by Fast Company Magazine.
His work has been published in DOMUS, Art Forum, Metropolis, The New York Times, Praxis, VERB, Yale’s Perspecta and Harvard Design Magazine among others, and in exhibition catalogues such as Creative Time’s Living as Form, and the NY Museum of Modern Art’s Uneven Growth. He has exhibited internationally in important cultural venues such as the Venice, Istanbul, Auckland, Rotterdam, Lisbon and Shenzhen Biennials, and seminal architectural shows such as Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Wohnungsfrage: The Housing Question, a housing exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
He is presently co-curating with long-time collaborator political theorist Fonna Forman and former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus, the Bi-national Citizenship Culture Survey, an unprecedented protocol-document funded by the FORD Foundation that surveys cross-border civic infrastructure, public trust and social norms, to generate new collaborative strategies for cross-border urban intervention between the municipalities of San Diego and Tijuana. He is also director of the Political Equator Meetings, an ongoing series of nomadic urban actions and debates involving the public and communities, oscillating across diverse contested jurisdictions, sites and stations throughout the Tijuana-San Diego border region.
Ezra Stoller / ESTO / Erica Stoller
Many modern buildings are recognized and remembered by the images Ezra Stoller created. He was uniquely able to visualize the formal and spatial aspirations of Modern architecture. Born in Chicago in 1915, Stoller grew up in New York and studied architecture at NYU. As a student, he began photographing buildings, models and sculpture. He graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design in 1938. In 1940-1941, Stoller worked with the photographer Paul Strand in the Office of Emergency Management. He was drafted in 1942 and was a photographer at the Army Signal Corps Photo Center. After World War II, Stoller continued his career as an architectural photographer and also focused on industrial and scientific commissions. Over the next forty years, he became best known for images of buildings.
Stoller was uniquely able to visualize the formal and spatial aspirations of Modern architecture. During his long career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer, I.M. Pei, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Richard Meier and Mies van der Rohe, among others. He received a Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the Pratt Institute in 1998 and The American Institute of Architects Award for Architectural Photography in 1961. Stoller died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 2004. Stoller’s work is in numerous collections including the Addison Museum, Canadian Centre for Architecture, High Art Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Williams College Museum of Art and in private collections. In 1966 Stoller founded ESTO, a photo agency specializing in images of the built environment; now headed by his daughter Erica Stoller, a writer and visual artist.
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Benefit Committee list in formation.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
Lauren Kogod and David Smiley
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Robert M. Rubin and Stéphane Samuel
Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer
Lubrano Ciavarra Architects
Sara Meltzer and David Ladik
Andy Klemmer / Paratus Group
Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss
Joseph Mizzi, Sciame Construction, LLC
Reddymade Architecture and Design
Sylvia Smith, FXFOWLE
Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC
Preeti Sriatana, MN Design Professional Corporation
Turner Construction Company
Beyer Blinder Belle
Giuliana Bruno and Andrew Fierberg
Alissa Bucher and Rob Rogers
Nils and Maddy Burke-Vigeland
Rafael de Cardenas
Susan Chin and Charles McKinney
Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley
Eric Diefenbach and James Keith Brown
Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
Ennead Architects, LLP
Steve Incontro and David Joselit
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Margaret Sullivan Studio
Marc Kushner – Co-Founder, Architizer / Hollwich Kushner
Marpillero Pollak Architects
Graciela and Neal Meltzer
Robert and Meryl Meltzer
Mark Noë, Noë & Associates
Nat Oppenheimer and Karen Frome
Juergen Riehm and David Piscuskas, 1100 Architect
Sumaida + Khurana
Taylor and Miller Architecture
Tsao & McKown Architects
WXY Architecture + Urban Design
Roanne Adams, RoAndCo Studio
David Alhadeff, The Future Perfect
The Architect’s Newspaper
Jake Barton, Founder, Local Projects
Belmont Freeman Architects
Philip G. Bernstein, FAIA
Fredrik Carlström, Austere
Geoff Cook, Base Design
Christina R. Davis
Winka Dubbeldam, Archi-Tectonics
Everard & Molly Findlay
Friedman Benda Gallery
Brandon Haw Architecture
Merica May Jensen
Mary Margaret Jones, Hargreaves Jones
James Lima Planning + Development
Joeb Moore & Partners, Architects, LLC
OMA New York
Patrick Parrish Gallery
R & Company
Roll & Hill
Bonnie Roche Architect
Joel Sanders, JSA
Ramses S. Serrano
Tina Kim Gallery
W Architecture and Landscape
Ralph Zucker, Bell Works
Huy Bui, Plant-In City
Cloud No. 9 Estate
Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Original New York Seltzer
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
VOSS Artesian Water from Norway
TWA Flight Center
New York, NY 11430