Photograph by Adrian Wilson.

In the organization’s own words, the London International Creative Competition “aims to bridge the gap between uniquely talented artists and an international audience. The artwork is judged by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the arts.” Awards are given in everything from sculpture to illustration to printmaking to architecture and beyond. Go here for the homepage of their website, and here to see the details of our honorable mention-cited entry, the third floor at Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship.

Made in New York

The AIA New York Chapter/Center for Architecture’s MADE IN NEW YORK exhibition is currently up in the West 4th Street subway station, and will run through October 31st. In the words of the organization, “MADE IN NEW YORK solicits works of all scales and types – small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape and urban design – presenting the scope and quality of work being done by AIA New York Chapter members across the globe.” Mancini•Duffy has four projects on display in the show: AOL, BT Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, and Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto. The show is “free with subway admission.”

For more about MADE IN NEW YORK, go here.

A Wonderful Turn-out for OHNY!

John Sadlon with guests (left) and Kristina Piccoli and Meghan O'Reilly with young designers from Georgia Southern University
Thank you, everyone, who came to visit us on Saturday as part of openhousenewyork. We had a great turn-out: over 250 visitors stopped by our office in the course of the seven-hour day. Visitors took tours of our space and heard talks about the history of our firm and our offices at 39 West 13th Street, the design process, a proposed project in the UAE, and our recently completed Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica store, as well as participating in a learning session about workplace strategy. Our youngest visitor was two years old, our largest tour included 27 people, and we had a special visit from a group of bright young interior design majors from Georgia Southern University. Some groups stayed for as long as an hour (!). We got great feedback from visitors, including one lovely woman who said that she’d been going on OHNY tours for seven years and this was the best tour she’d ever been on.

A huge thank-you to our team who made this event such a success: Steve Bleiweiss; Peyton Cochran; Marian Crawford, IIDA, FRDI; Alan Dandron, IIDA, LEED AP; Michael Kirn, AIA; Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA; Meghan O’Reilly, LEED AP; Kristina Piccoli, LEED AP; John Sadlon, Assoc. AIA, as well as our OHNY volunteers, especially Tuula A. who was such a joy to work with.