The Larsen Salon Series: Michael Arad and Paul Goldberger (February 29)

Presentation by Michael Arad, Partner, Handel Architects, in conversation with Paul Goldberger


$75.00 – $300.00 per person



The Larsen Salon Series, offered by LongHouse Reserve in honor of its founder Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020), carries on a tradition of conversations, presentations, and lectures by designers, architects, and artists working at the intersection of art, architecture, design, and craft. We offer these salons in Manhattan, at various spaces, to engage all of us in important dialogues of meaning in our complex world.

Larsen Salon Series
February 29, 2024  |  6:00 PM  | Manhattan
Presentation by Michael Arad, Partner, Handel Architects, in conversation with Paul Goldberger.

Sponsored by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Donna and Ben Rosen 

6:00 pm: Reception
6:30 pm: Presentation and Conversation
8:00 pm: Private dinner at The Century Association, 7 West 43rd Street (Limited availability)

Lecture & Reception — $75 per ticket
Lecture, Reception, and Private Dinner — $300 per ticket ($200 is tax deductible)

Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance.

About Michael Arad AIA LEED AP

Michael Arad’s design for the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, titled “Reflecting Absence,” was selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation from among more than 5,000 entries submitted in an international competition held in 2003. Mr. Arad joined Handel Architects as a Partner in April 2004 where he worked on realizing the Memorial design as a member of the firm.

A native of Israel, Mr. Arad was raised there, the U.K., the United States and Mexico. He came to the United States and earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1994 and a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999.

Mr. Arad became a resident of New York City following his studies. He worked for Kohn Pedersen Fox in the city before joining the Design Department of the New York City Housing Authority, where he was working during the Memorial competition.

In 2006, Mr. Arad was one of six recipients of the Young Architects Award of the American Institute of Architects. In 2012, he was awarded the AIA Presidential Citation for his work on the National September 11 Memorial. In addition, he was also honored in 2012 by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with the Liberty Award for Artistic Leadership. His work on the Memorial was recognized with Honor Awards from the AIA and ASLA.

In 2017, Mr. Arad was selected to design a memorial to the victims of the 2015 Charleston church massacre at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

About Paul Goldberger

Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, began his career at The New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism for his writing on architecture. Later, and for 15 years, he was architecture critic for The New Yorker. He is the author of many books, including Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry and Why Architecture Matters. He teaches at the New School and lectures widely around the country on architecture, design, historic preservation, and cities. He lives in New York City. 

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