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2019 Holiday Party and gingerbr+EDIFICE Auction

Updated: Dec 10, 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.

gingerbr+EDIFICES at Ox and Stone

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.

The gingerbr+EDIFICES

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

The Party

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