Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Young Professionals Committee Holds Social Event at RAMSA
June 23, 2015
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NEW YORK CITY – On June 23 more than 60 professionals attended the first CTBUH Young Professionals Committee (YPC) social event hosted by Robert A.M. Stearns Architects (RAMSA). The event was held in their New York City office rooftop located in the heart of the newly developing Hudson Yards neighborhood. The event offered members of the YPC and their colleagues a networking opportunity while learning more about the exciting tall building projects RAMSA has designed.
Event attendees on the roof top patio of the RAMSA office in New York City
Opening remarks and an introduction to the CTBUH YPC was made by co-chairs, Ilkay Can-Standard, Architectural Designer, KPF, and Hardik Doshi, Structural Design Engineer, McNamara/Salvia. A welcome and introduction to the speakers was done by Peter Dixon, Associate, RAMSA.
This was followed by RAMSA Partners Meghan McDermott and Dan Lobitz’s presentation on their projects, 30 Park Place in New York City and Tour Carpe Diem in Courbevoie, France. The presentation covered the architectural conception and design of each building. Downtown Manhattan's 82-story, 937-foot (286-meter) 30 Park Place will combine the 189-key five-star Four Seasons New York Downtown with 157 condominium residences. The tower takes cues from the romantic pre-war towers of Lower Manhattan, offering twenty-first-century sky-high living adjacent to the new World Trade Center towers. Tour Carpe Diem is an important step forward in the evolution of La Défense toward pedestrian-friendly urbanism and environmentally responsible architecture: it is the first building to reconnect the raised esplanade that continues the axis of the Champs-Elysées to the surrounding urban fabric of the city of Courbevoie. Both projects showcased how the building interacts with its unique setting while serving a specific purpose as it meets the street level.
(from left to right) Hardik Doshi,Structural Design Engineer, McNamara/Salvia, David Malott, CTBUH Chairman, Principal, KPF, and RAMSA Partners Meghan McDermott and Dan Lobitz
Closing remarks were made by CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Principal, KPF, who addressed his involvement at the Council and the upcoming CTBUH 2015 Conference.

After the presentations, a networking event was held on the RAMSA rooftop. The attendees enjoyed stellar views of the NYC skyline and the Hudson Yards construction site, making this a very fitting spot to hold a CTBUH event. The YPC would like to thank RAMSA and YPC committee member, Jessie Turnbull, Associate Architect, RAMSA, for their efforts in hosting the CTBUH event. For more information or to be added to the YPC mailing list please contact 
Networking reception atop the RAMSA office

View of audience during the opening presentation

After the conclusion of the presentation, attendees traveled to the roof top patio for the networking reception
View from RAMSA office overlooking Manhattan