Join the Design Trust and 300 dedicated urbanists for a festive evening celebrating our inaugural Public Space Leadership Awards honoring: 

  • Marc Heiman, President and CEO, Richter+Ratner
  • Polly Trottenberg, NYCDOT Commissioner
  • Carl Weisbrod,  Senior Advisor, HR&A.
Learn more about each award recipient here

Cocktails | Hors d'oeuvres

Bid on one-of-a-kind experiences at a live auction emceed by George McNeely. Brooklyn-based DJ TRX will deliver an eclectic blend of music, genre and style to this year’s festivities.

Join friends and colleagues to make Design Trust’s work to create community-based inclusive, equitable public space across the five boroughs of NYC possible.

Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, will bestow the Public Space Civic Leadership Award to Carl Weisbrod, Senior Advisor at HR&A Advisors and former NYC City Planning Commission Chair. 

Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Director of Vision Zero Network and a Commissioner at the Metropolitan Transit Authority, will present the Public Space Government Leadership Award to NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg.

And Richard T. Browne, Managing Partner of Sterling Project Development Group, will give the Private Industry Leadership Award to Marc Heiman, President & CEO at Richter+Ratner, and Design Trust board member.

2018 Annual Benefit Leadership Supporters*

Underwriter ($25,000+)
Andrea Woodner

Sponsor ($15,000+)
Camila Pastor and Stephen Maharam
GFP Real Estate

Benefactors ($10,000+)
HR&A Advisors
Industry City
Metro Management Development
PJT Partners

Patrons ($5,000+)
David Baker and Adam Novak
Susan Chin and Charles McKinney
Fried Frank
Silverstein Properties
TsAO & McKOWN Architects
Londa Weisman
Vornado Realty Trust
WXY architecture + urban design

Contributors ($3,000+)
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mary Burnham / MBB Architects
Anne Fealey
GSI Systems, Inc.
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Eve Klein
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
SL Green Realty Corp
Sylvia J. Smith, FXCollaborative
Tim Tompkins / Times Square Alliance
Craig Tooman, CTA Architects P.C.
Tri State Dismantling Corp.

Friends (1,500+)
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
The Architect’s Newspaper
Beyer Blinder Belle
Biber Architects
Louise Braverman & Steve Glickel
Mary A. Burke
Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson
Central Park Conservancy
Donald Clinton, Cooper Robertson
COOKFOX Architects
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP / Darby Curtis and Mark Ginsberg
Dattner Architects
Sharon Davis Foundation
Eastern Effects, Inc.
Matt Edmonds & Julie Anne Quay, JAMAKEPE Foundation
Johanna Flato
Katy and Ted Flato
Kristin Gamble
Paul Gangsei & Susan Herman
Global Strategy Group
Elizabeth Goldstein and Steve Rees
Agnes Gund
Ann Harakawa
Hargreaves Jones
Henick-Lane, Inc.
HPH Restaurant Group and V Capital Management
Jeffrey Beers International
Frances Levine Studio
JG Neukomm Architecture
Linnaea Tillett Lighting Design Associates, Inc.
Michael Manfredi & Marion Weiss
Grant Marani and Anne Rieselbach
Messana O'Rorke
Victoria Milne, 6¢ Design
Paula Mueller and Philippe Salomon
Nancy Owens Studio
Phoenix Interior Contracting
Pyramid Floor Covering Inc.
Nina Rappaport & Christopher Hall
Suchi Reddy, REDDYMADE
Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC
Rockwell Group
Rob Rogers & Alissa Bucher
Sage and Coombe Architects
Katie Schwab, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies
Sciame Construction
Ryall Sheridan Architects
Paul Segal & Christine Flynn
David Singer & Newell Chavis, Risk Strategies Company
David Smiley
Karen Stonely & Peter Pelsinski
Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
TyDown Contracting Corp
W Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Zubatkin Owner Representation

event committee

Mary A. Burke, Burke Design & Architecture PLLC
Matthew Casper, Park Hill Real Estate
Jon Cohen, Madison Capital
Dattner Architects
Johanna Flato, Artist
Julie Geden, Zubatkin Owner Representation
Allison Gertzog, Tiger Global Management, LLC
Nina Rappaport & Christopher Hall
Suchi Reddy, REDDYMADE
Taylor Weinberg, JPMorgan Chase

* list in formation as of November 5, 2018
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Date and Time

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM


Tribeca 360°


  • 10 Desbrosses Street
    New York, NY 10013


  • Purchase tickets from $225