This month finds Design Development NYC wrapping up some exciting work, and breaking ground on many new projects. We’re proud of the attention some of our favorite residential renovations have received in the press —including the beautiful feature on our Eldorado project in the September 2013 issue of U.K. House & Garden magazine.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: Are you part of the 21st-century movement West? To West Chelsea, Manhattan, that is? Learn more about the culture of a neighborhood in transition (with a little help the city’s artists, architects, designers, and the High Line) at the IIDA’s Residential Forum: Westward Ho! Cocktails at 6pm will be followed by a fascinating panel discussion, featuring these influential New York design minds:
Francis Morrone—whose essays on architecture have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, American Arts Quarterly, and so on—was named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the world's top tour guides. Tonight, he will shed some light on the history of West Chelsea and then moderate a dialogue on its development and future.
Sara Lopergolo is a Partner at Selldorf Architects, the firm at the helm of the architectural team for 200 Eleventh Avenue—the residential tower celebrated for its en-suite "sky garages," which allow residents to park their cars directly alongside their apartments (a New York first)! The building has been a game-changer for the neighborhood and will serve as the perfect case study for our discussion.
Leonard Steinberg, of Douglas Elliman, is one of the City's top-producing brokers and head of the #1 team at Douglas Elliman. An authority on Downtown Manhattan's luxury-focused real estate, Leonard directed the sales and marketing for 200 Eleventh.
Peter Mullan, Vice President of Planning and Design, Friends of the High Line, is an authority on the history, design, and future plans for the High Line. Peter is Vice President of the Fine Arts Federation and a Trustee of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation, and was a member of the Save Gansevoort Market Task Force that was successful in creating the Gansevoort Market Historic District. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal for Leadership, and of Princeton University.
We know you won't want to miss this fascinating exploration of one of the City's hottest neighborhoods. We'll be there, too! And we look forward to seeing you! So be sure to register here.