Updated: Dec 9, 2019
AIA Rochester celebrated the end of its Centennial year with its annual Holiday Party, which was held at Ox and Stone on December 5. New this year was a gingerbread house auction to benefit House of Mercy.
Nearly 100 architects and industry professionals attended the party, which was generously sponsored by Tremco. Attendees were treated to a full cocktail and spirits menu and complimentary tapas and cookies while they networked with colleagues.
Eight teams constructed incredibly detailed “gingerbr+EDIFICES” based on local Rochester landmarks. Buildings made of edible goods included the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, the Susan B. Anthony House, Andrews Terrace, Lamberton Conservatory, St. Joseph's Park, East Avenue Wegmans, and the Times Square Building. In line with the Centennial theme regarding ‘shelter’ that recurred throughout the year, these edible models were then auctioned to benefit a local homeless shelter. Bergmann's team, Eight Days of Baking, received a gift basket for their highest grossing Temple Sinai, which brought in $125.
If you missed the auction, you can still help Rochester's homeless and impoverished by making a donation online to House of Mercy.
Temple Sinai - Team "Eight Days of Baking" of Bergmann
team: Cady Guyton, Steve Kushner, John Gray, and Laura Cooney
Lamberton Conservatory - Pardi Partnership Architects
team: Jenna Evans, Kerry Northwood
East Avenue Wegmans - Wegmans Development Group
team: Ashley Corbett, Penny Haley, Falon Uloth
Susan B. Anthony House - California Closets
team: John Romagnola, Dylan, Denise, Damon, Stephanie, and Mike
St. Joseph's Park - SWBR
team: Jamie Bucci, Kathy Deluca, Caitlin Ellis, Leticia Fornataro, Sarah Latona, Gabrielle Marino, Kenzie McNamara, Joe McNinch, Lynanne Wehner, Ryan Zegarelli
Andrews Terrace - Team 'Louis Candy Kahn" of Bergmann team: Justin Updike & Julie Updike
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse - Dwyer
team: Jay Woodcock & family
Times Square Building - CPL
team: Sara Katz, Christian Jankuloski, Christian Martinez, Jason Streb, and Ben Deuel