We are pleased to announce that Lindsey May (M.Arch 2014) is a finalist and presenter in the Pitching the City 2015 event in New York City. She will be presenting Open Lobby, a proposal which grew out of her M.Arch Thesis research at Princeton.
Pitching the City 2015
The Pitching the City event on Friday, May 29th is produced by Architizer and the Municipal Art Society (MAS) as part of the New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival.
The intense pitching session will take place at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, where the visionaries behind the "Miami Underline," "Open Lobby," "East River Skyway," "Melbourne Docklands Surf Park," and "NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative" will present their proposals before a panel of experts in a diverse range of urban issues. The esteemed panel includes urban-revitalization strategist and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Majora Carter, OMA principal Shohei Shigematsu, and cofounder of the design and technology company Control Group Scott Anderson. Each pitch will be followed by several minutes of feedback from the jury, and the winner will be decided by a live audience vote. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required." - Architizer event page
Friday, March 29th, 7pm-8:30pm
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St, Mulberry between Houston and Prince
Open Lobby Project Description:
Open Lobby is a network of public, affordable coworking spaces set in the underused and overlooked lobbies of East Midtown New York office towers. These lobby spaces, as they operate today, have an overwhelmingly vacant and valuable foothold in the precious ground floor of the city. Sitting idly at the intersection of the public sidewalk and the private office tower, the lobby provides the perfect site for this public-private partnership. Open Lobby manages the physical spaces, the policy mechanisms, and the financial structures that support this new urban amenity, transforming the lobby into a benefit for the city, the property owner, and the public.