Events

Join us for dinner, drinks & conversation at one of our upcoming events. Dinner details and ticket info can be found at the links below.

Our dinners are typically held at the designer’s home, but for the safety and health of our community during the pandemic, we will be transitioning to outdoor and virtual dinners for our Fall 2020 season. Virtual dinners will take place over Zoom and a few recommended ingredients + a drink menu will be suggested by the designer. Each dinner guest will prepare (or order!) their own meals.

Could Be Architecture

October 22, 2020 7:00 pm in Virtual Conversation - Chicago

Join us for a virtual dinner conversation with this Chicago-based design practice directed by Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison. They design seriously playful spaces, things, and happenings that celebrate what your world could be. They create buildings, interiors, installations, scenographies, exhibits, furniture, costumes, and publications. Joseph and Zack are practitioners and academics, equally invested in built pragmatics and speculative research. They are citizens and artists, committed at once to public engagement and aesthetic ambitions. Fueled by a collaborative adventure with clients, consultants, colleagues, and civic leaders, they position architecture as an active character in the world, enacting a future full of wonder, humor, color, and delight. Follow their work on instagram: @couldbearchitecture

Julie Eizenberg & Hank Koning

October 22, 2020 7:00 pm in Outdoor Dinner - Los Angeles

Our debut Los Angeles event will feature Architects Julie Eizenberg & Hank Koning, the founding partners of KoningEizenberg Architects. Their belief in the power of social interaction to improve daily life underlies their interest in sustainable neighborhoods and the rethinking of housing, community and education settings. Their influential body of work has been extensively published in the US and abroad earning them over 170 awards for design, sustainability and historic preservation. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Julia and Hang now live and work in Santa Monica. They established their practice in 1981 and their Santa Monica office was built in 1999. 

Alex Bertman & Artemis Papadatou

October 29, 2020 7:00 pm in Virtual Conversation - Miami Beach

Join us for a virtual dinner conversation with this Miami Beach design duo! Alex Bertman is the founder of Field Tiles, a design and materials brand. Alex’s background in design and architecture, and experience working in the design departments of The Standard and Rosewood Hotels, lead him to create a more intuitive platform for sourcing materials. Artemis Papadatou is a lighting designer and founder of Map Design Studio, working on projects such as the award winning museum, Magazzino Italian Art. Prior to founding her own practice, Artemis was a lead designer for L’Observatoire International, where she was lead designer on numerous projects for cultural and luxury hospitality clients such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Stephen Starr of Starr Restaurant Group.  Together they will share their creative journey and discuss the ups and downs of running small design practices during a global crisis.