SECRETARY ALBRIGHT SPEAKS ON DAVIS EXHIBITION

06/18/14

R+L's recently completed exhibition design for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College is in the news this week. The Boston Globe reports that "While former secretary of state Hillary Clinton signed copies of her new book, “Hard Choices,” at the Harvard Book Store on Monday, one of her predecessors (and the first woman to hold that office), Madeleine Albright was at Wellesley College, the alma mater of both women, and scheduled to sign copies of her own book, Read My Pins." Astrid Lipka and Lyn Rice were on hand Monday evening for Albright's public dialogue with Wellesley president Kim Bottomly, where she lauded R+L's lucent display design for the exhibition of the same name. Read My Pins, which documents her deft use of pins as diplomatic tools, is open through July 20. Photo © Suzanne Kreiter-Boston Globe.

 

NATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE WRAPS-UP IN NEW YORK

05/19/14

Astrid Lipka and Lyn Rice co-chaired this year's national American Institute of Architects/Committee on Design (AIACOD) conference here in NYC, which concluded yesterday, May 18. The four-day conference examined the status of urbanism and architecture in New York through an intensive itinerary of on-site talks by 30 leading thinkers, planners and architects at 17 of the city's most significant project & development sites. The conference brought together speakers Stan Allen, Michael Arad, Vishaan Chakrabarti, David Childs, Susan Chin, Craig Dykers, Hugh Hardy, Scott Marble & Karen Fairbanks, Charles Renfro, Lisa Switkin, Marion Weiss & Michael Manfredi, Claire Weisz, Billie Tsien, Mark Wigley, and Tom Wright to name a few. A year in the making, the conference included participants from across the US and culminated with a panel discussion about the future of urbanism in NY moderated by AIANY's Lance Brown. Many thanks to our tenacious committee here in NYC and to national AIACOD chair Steven Alspaugh for making the conference a great success.

 

HARLEM TEEN CENTER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

04/23/14

The International Interior Design Association and the American Library Association announced today that R+L's NYPL Hamilton Grange Teen Center has been selected as the winner of a 2014 ALA/IIDA LIbrary Interior Design Award - a biennial competition honoring international excellence in library interior design. The award will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference this coming June. more>