in the Public Realm
Cocktails & Conversations

March 14, 2014 Center for Architecture, New York City

The Pairing:
Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos
Pedro Gadanho, Museum of Modern Art

Cocktail designed by:
Eben Klemm, Bartender + Author

Enrique Norton, Hon FAIA, TEN Arquitectos
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Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA, is a Mexican architect and principal of the design firm TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos). He graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana with a degree in architecture in 1978 and obtained a Master of Architecture from Cornell University in 1980. In 1986, he founded TEN Arquitectos in Mexico City, initiating a lifelong commitment to architecture and design. In February 2008, Enrique Norten was presented with the Excellence in Architecture and Design Award by PODER-Boston Consulting Group Business Awards, and in 2007 obtained the Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Institution for his contributions to the US arts and culture. In 2005 he received the Leonardo da Vinci/ World Award of Arts by the World Cultural Council and was the first Mies van der Rohe Award recipient for Latin American Architecture in 1998. Enrique Norten has lectured all over the world and is a regular speaker at the Urban Age Conference, dedicated to shaping the thinking and practice of urban leaders and sustainable urban development through a worldwide investigation into the future of diverse cities around the world.

Throughout his career, he has balanced the practice of architecture with a constant participation on international juries and award committees such as the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in New York City and the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. In 2006 he was appointed member of Deutsche Bank's Board of Trustees and on successive years he has become a board member of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Enrique Norten holds the Miller Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia since 1998. He has held the O'Neil Ford Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, the Lorch Professor of Architecture Chair at the University of Michigan, and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University.

Pedro Gadanho Museum of Modern Art
Pedro Gadanho is an architect, curator and writer currently based in New York. He is the Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA. He was the editor-in-chief of Beyond, Short Stories on the Post-Contemporary-a bookazine started in 2009 through Sun Architecture. He is the author of Arquitectura em Publico (Dafne, 2011). He taught at the Oporto Faculty of Architecture and from 2000 to 2003 was a co-director of ExperimentaDesign. He was the curator of international shows such as Space Invaders, for the British Council, London, and Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist, for the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel. Most recently, he integrated the Advisory Panel for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, and was the co-organizer of the 1st International Conference on Architecture and Fiction-Once Upon a Place.

Eben Klemm, Bartender & Author
Many-year head of all the bar programs for the B.R. Guest restaurant group, Eben is the author of The Cocktail Primer: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink

 Forgotten Conversation  By Eben Klemm

  • 1 1/2 ounces Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Silver Mezcal
  • 1/4 ounce Amontillado Sherry
  • 1/4 ounce Pineapple Syrup
  • 1/8 ounce fresh Lemon Juice
  • Dash Bitters

Strain over fresh ice or large ice cube