New York, October 20, 2008 – LawFuel – Law Announcements – Kramer Levin is pleased to announce that it will serve as lead sponsor of Architecture Week, a celebration of the best in architecture and design hosted annually by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Architecture Week events begin on Friday, October 24th, and run through October 31st.
Kramer Levin’s support of Architecture Week stems from the firm’s long involvement with the land use approvals for some of the most innovative architecture in the city. The firm’s Land Use group handled zoning approvals for the new Whitney Museum, 53 West 53rd Street, Hearst Tower, 610 Lexington, One York Street, Turtle Bay South, Weil Greenburg Center, South Street Seaport, Riverside Center, the Lincoln Center 65th St. Redevelopment project, among others.
“We are honored to sponsor this great event which encourages and supports New York City as a center for the best and most original architecture and design,” said Michael Sillerman, co-chair of Kramer Levin’s Land Use department.
This year’s Architecture Week honorees include Studio Daniel Libeskind; The Robin Hood Foundation; Commissioner Shaun Donovan, Hon. AIA, of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; and client, MaryAnne Gilmartin, an executive Vice President at Forest City Ratner Companies. The week features numerous presentations and seminars, culminating in the 2008 Heritage Ball at Chelsea Piers, where the honorees will be receiving their awards. Aby Rosen of RFR Holding, a will act as dinner chair. For more information about Architecture Week, visit www.aiany.org/architectureweek.
About the AIA New York Chapter: Founded in 1857, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development. The Chapter’s members include over 4000 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. To fulfill its mission, the Chapter sponsors an array of programs and exhibitions that explore the role of architects in housing, planning, historic preservation, and urban design among other topics. For more information about AIA New York Chapter, visit www.aiany.org.
About Kramer Levin: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, with approximately 375 attorneys, is a full-service law firm with offices in New York and Paris. The firm represents clients worldwide, from the Global 1000 to entrepreneurial start-up concerns and individuals. The firm’s Land Use Department has one of the largest and most sophisticated zoning practices in New York City. Indeed, the firm’s Land Use group was ranked #1 in New York by Best Lawyers in America for 2008, and ranked in the top tier in Chambers USA and Legal 500 U.S. Additional information about the firm’s Land Use department is available on the firm’s website: www.kramerlevin.com/landuse