Managing Client Expectations During a Crisis
This month’s workshop will focus on how to manage client expectations during a crisis: Maintaining transparency and communication without speculation, resiliency facing delays and market changes outside of one’s control, and protecting and future-proofing your interests. We’ll also take a look at historic economic downturns – what we can learn from them?
Perkins + Will
Associate Principal, Senior Project Manager, with over twenty five years of experience in the commercial interior design and architecture niche with a concentration on operational strategy, leadership and project delivery & execution. Jennifer brings superior negotiation skills and the needed balance of management, technical & emotional quotient skill to each situation. Experience spans from New York City projects, to national and international clientele. Jennifer is skilled at understanding how local conditions impact a client’s project objectives and provides ongoing client relationship management, maturity, and assurances.
Mace North America
Versatile architect, resourceful and creative individual with experience in all areas of pre-design, architecture, interior design, consultant coordination, construction and project close out.
Portfolio of work includes corporate headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies, technology and broadcast centers, public and private sector offices and health care and education facilities. President of Canstruction© New York Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that organizes and manages the annual design-build competition where architects, engineers, contractors, and students compete to create and build sculptures entirely made of canned food, which is then donated to City Harvest.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM on Zoom. When you register you will be sent the Meeting ID.
Please click here to register – space is limited!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you would be interested in samples for a current project or would like budget numbers on an upcoming residential, hospitality of commercial project.
Shown here Modern Metal patterns: Square Squared, Moroccan & Marshmallow in powder coat Baritone
Brass is hot right now, but it can be pricey. Modern Metal offers a new collection of brass powder coat colors. We call it Brass-ish. These brass finishes offer a high style look at a friendly price point. We are huge fans of this powder coat option – it is durable, retains color & gloss, and even has UV stability.
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DESIGN CAMP: DESIGN WITH A FRIEND
Led by Shaw Contract’s design director Susan Smilek.
Register your child and a friend to join us for this interactive and creative workshop! (Parents do not need to register)
Participants will be introduced to the creative and technical process behind making carpet collections. They will get to design their own works of art through marbling on paper and ceramics.
Ages: 9 – 12 years old
Drop off is optional. Parents/guardians are welcome to interact with the workshop alongside their child.
Saturday, March 7th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Shaw Contract Showroom
853 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(limited space available)
Founded in 1837 and with our roots in apparel, we are one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain, with a reputation for consistent quality and innovative design. Here you can discover more about the Abraham Moon mill, our illustrious company history, and the many natural benefits of wool fabrics.
1837 – A memorable year in at least 2 respects. It was the year in which Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne and it was also the year in which Abraham Moon & Sons was founded.
Abraham Moon, a considerable standing in the community of Guiseley, on the Northern fringes of Leeds and the Southern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales, supplied many local families with yarn to weave cloth on hand looms in their homes. When the cloth was woven he would collect the pieces, paying the weavers for their work. The cloth was then scoured (washed) locally and hung out to dry in the surrounding fields. Abraham would then transport the pieces by horse and cart to Leeds for sale in the market.
1868 – Abraham had a three storey mill built on Netherfield Road in Guiseley, less than 300 yards from his house at the top of Oxford Avenue. The mill had an abundant source of local water which was soft and ideal for scouring (washing) and other processes necessary in woollen manufacture. Today we still use the pure water springs underneath the mill for scouring; as manufacturing technology progresses with time it’s these simple historic details that make our fabrics special.
The newly built railway to Leeds ran directly behind the mill which had its own sidings. This proved an invaluable form of transport both inward (wool for processing, coal for power) and outward (distribution of cloth to the expanding consumer network). The company’s records show exports to both Western Europe and Japan as early as the 1890’s.
1877 – In August 1877 Abraham Moon lost his life in an accident. A report from the local newspaper at the time sets the scene:
“Mr Moon was attending the annual Yeadon feast in his horse-drawn carriage. When a band struck up the startled horse bolted down Henshaw Lane. Two passengers managed to jump clear and were unharmed but Mr Moon stayed in his carriage trying to calm his horse. In its panic it tried to turn into a familiar lane where there was no room for the carriage. The vehicle demolished part of a wall into which Abraham Moon was thrown. He died soon afterwards from a head injury”. The article goes on to report that the horse survived the accident!
After his death, Abraham’s son Isaac succeeded him in the business, which continued to flourish throughout the remainder of the Victorian era.
1902 – The original multi-storey mill burned to the ground. Undeterred Isaac Moon built a much larger single storey mill. By this time the mill had become fully vertical, meaning all manufacturing processes took place on one site – from raw wool through dyeing, blending, carding, spinning, warping weaving, and finally finishing the fabrics. We are one of the very few remaining vertical woollen mills left in Great Britain today. Isaac Moon took the business forward until his death in 1909.
Design and pattern books which date back to the early part of the Twentieth Century tell a story in themselves. Fashion fabrics from 1900 to 1913 gradually give way to army shirting, trouserings and greatcoat cloths from 1914 which in turn are replaced by the emerging fashions of the 20s. Today designers use the old pattern books for inspiration with new designs and the re-creation of retro looks.
1920 – The Moon family sold their shares in the company in order to pursue other interests. The shares were purchased by Charles H Walsh who was both designer and mill manager at the time with the borrowed sum of £33,000, the equivalent of £1.25m today. Charles’ death in 1924 saw the company passed onto his son Frank, who was already in the business.
1954 – Frank’s nephew Arthur took control, only retiring as chairman in 2010. The current managing director is John Walsh, the fourth generation of the family which succeeded the Moon dynasty. 1952 also marked a further extension of the mill, still located at the original site on Netherfield Road, making more room for the warping and weaving of the fabrics.
1990 – Throughout the 1990’s, wool faced increased competition from man-made fabric. While many mills tried (and failed) to compete on price, Moon focused on quality and concentrated on the luxury market, taking advantage of the manufacturing control and consistency that only a vertical mill can offer. Our customer list includes major international brands such as Burberry, Paul Smith, and Ralph Lauren.
2009 – Bronte Tweeds was purchased by Abraham Moon & Sons. Already a well-known producer of throws and tartans, the combination of Bronte’s extensive market knowledge and our dedicated in-house design team and manufacturing versatility has seen our accessories division grow exponentially in the years since. Bronte Tweeds was rebranded as Bronte by Moon in 2013.
Start off your Halloween weekend at the Center for Architecture’s third annual Pumpkitecture! competition! 20 New York City-based firms will go gourd to gourd to once again compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin.
Who will squash the competition? What firm will succeed in summoning the Brutal ghost of Marcel Booeuer or invoking the spirit of Michael Gravesyard? Will the Crowned Curibita be inspired by Frank-o-Lloyd Wright’s Guggengourd? See for yourself at Pumpkitecture!
Come witness architects live-carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin!
Pumpkitecture! will take place on Friday, October 26 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. The carving will commence at 6:15 and will run through 7:30. Contestants will briefly defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.
Festive food and beverages included.
Participating Firms (list in formation)
Architecture Research Office (ARO)
Leroy Street Studio
Quennell Rothschild & Partners
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers
Jury (list in formation)
Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Founders, Chen Chen and Kai Williams
Ashley Mendelsohn, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum
Ellen Van Dusen, Founder and Designer, Dusen Dusen
Dr. Takeshi Yamada & Seara
A program of Archtober, NYC’s annual architecture and design festival happening during the month of October. See the full events lineup at archtober.org.