THE 2017 LONGHOUSE WINTER BENEFIT
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York City
February 15, 6:00pm
TOD WILLIAMS & BILLIE TSIEN
Recipients of The LongHouse Award for Outstanding Architectural Achievement
Architectural critic Paul Goldberger will present the award
6:45 LongHouse Award Presentation and Program
7:30 Film: LARSENWORLD: LONGHOUSE IN EAST HAMPTON
8:30 Festive dinner in a private residence at the nearby San Remo
Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams
TOD WILLIAMS AND BILLIE TSIEN have worked together since 1977. Since founding their studio in 1986, they have chosen to focus on work for institutions: organizations and people who value issues of aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty, and share their view that architecture is the coming together of art and use. Previous work includes the American Folk Art Museum in New York, Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and Hong Kong’s Asia Society Center; last year, their studio was selected to design the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
Over the past thirty years, Tod and Billie’s studio has received more than two dozen awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as numerous national and international citations. Most recently, they received the 2013 National Medal of the Arts from President Obama, 2013 Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects, and 2014 International Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects. As both educators and practitioners, Tod and Billie are deeply committed to making a better world through architecture.
The premiere of LARSENWORLD: LONGHOUSE IN EAST HAMPTON will be screened in the Atrium. A year in the making, with the cooperation of the Checkerboard Film Foundation, our founder, Jack Lenor Larsen, interprets the many angles that bring such richness to LongHouse. This film will become the focus of our Visitor Orientation when we become a House Museum open to the public.
Executive Producers: Dianne Benson & Mary Jane Marcasiano
Directors: Susan Wald & Edgar Howard
Produced by: Checkerboard Film Foundation, NY
23 min. © 2016 LongHouse Reserve
This movie and the book, Learning from LongHouse, are made possible by generous contributions from Dorothy Lichtenstein, John Lawrence Githens, Sandy and Steve Perlbinder, Barbara Slifka, Neda Young, Linda Usher and Malcolm Lambe, Susan and Richard Marcus, Elizabeth and Mark Levine, Ginger and Marlin Miller, Toni Ross, Anne and Charles Roos, Bruce T. Sloane, Nina Gillman, and Sandra and Louis Grotta.