CAAL Night: The Architecture of The Standard and the Rooftop of Le Bain
Architecture & Design and Outdoor
848 Washington at 13th Street
New York , NY 10014
Presentation 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Le Bain club 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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On Monday, August 27, CAAL members and their guests learned about the architecture of the award-winning hotel, The Standard, which cuts across The High Line in the Meatpacking district of NYC. CAAL attendees began the evening with a presentation from Megan Miller '94GSAPP of Ennead Architects, the project architect for the design of The Standard, before heading to the private roof of the hotel's club, Le Bain, featuring New Yorkers' favorite (and trendy) rooftop bar and spectacular views of New York City.
See slideshow of the event:
The High Line
The High Line currently runs from Gansevoort Street, three blocks below West 14th Street, in the Meatpacking District, up to 30th Street, through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard, near the Javits Convention Center. Often credited for the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhoods, the High Line has been labelled an "urban oasis" (The New York Times) that has spurred not only real estate development in the area but also a renaissance in terms of architecture and urbanism.
Winner of numerous awards including the AIA National Honor Award for Architecture in 2012 and the AIA New York State Excellence in Design in 2010, The Standard straddles the High Line on 13th Street. The two slabs of the building are angled to emphasized the building's distinction from the city's grid and its levitation above the neighborhood. The low-scale environment affords the building unique visibility from all directions and unobstructed 360-degree views of the city.
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Megan Miller | GSAPP class of 1994
Megan Miller is a Senior Associate in Ennead Architects. Since joining the firm in 1999, Ms. Miller has worked on such award winning projects as the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, the Holland Performing Arts Center, and The Standard, New York for which she was the Project Architect for design. She holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. In addition to her project related responsibilities, Ms. Miller is actively involved in the office’s sustainability initiatives and its Sustainable Design Group. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional.
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