CLIENT: Vanity Fair Magazine
DATE: 2002 to 2013
LOCATION: New York City
PROJECT TYPE: Architectural, Engineering, Special Project
JEREMY THOM DESIGNS ROLE: Production Management & Design Execution
Vanity Fair Magazine has traditionally celebrated the start of the Tribeca Film Festival with a party the night before the Festival’s opening. This has been held at the magnificent Supreme Court Building on Centre St., NYC. From 2002 to 2009. This entailed cocktails on the Terrace, followed by a seated dinner in the Rotunda for about 200 guests (with an adjacent court room transformed into a kitchen) and post-dinner drinks back on the Terrace. After 2009 the event became a cocktail party on the Terrace with no dinner. Whilst we had access to the Terrace and front steps a day, or so before the event we were not permitted to build in the Rotunda until a matter of a couple of hours before the event opened, requiring precise planning and scheduling.
From the beginning the event has been designed by Basil Walter of BWArchitects and executed to the exacting standards of the Vanity Fair organization. In recent years the design for the Terrace and front steps has become increasingly intricate. My role on the team has been to execute Basil’s designs and run the onsite build and crew.
(Photo credits, where applicable, to Justin Weiner of BWArchitects)