Architects, designers, and artists gathered at the Knockdown Center in Queens last Friday night for the Architectural League of New York's Beaux Arts Ball 2015. Co-chaired by Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects and Maria Alataris, this year's "Threshold" theme kicks off another cultural year for The Architectural League and the New York design community. It also nods to the industrial history of the Knockdown Center, a former doorframe factory that was restored into an arts and performance space.
Every year, guests dress up, boogie down, socialize, and enjoy refreshments alongside fellow architects, all while helping support the League's programs.
Here's a glimpse of this year's party.
Inside the Knockdown Center's 50,000 square foot, 40-foot high spaces, the design offices of Alibi Studio, MODU, and Moorhead & Moorhead created site-specific “threshold” installations to play up the industrial space of the Knockdown.