Join the Harvard Alumni Architectural and Urban Society on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 5:00 pm for a tour behind the scenes to learn about Architect Led Design Build with GLUCK+, responsible for the architecture and construction for 145 Central Park North.
A rare opportunity to complete the street wall around Central Park, this new residential building will add to the rich history of special moments along the park’s perimeter. The unique shallow depth of the lot allows for floor-through apartments to optimize unobstructed views over the Park, as well as northern views toward upper Manhattan. The building façade’s design features a highly articulated skin for the lower nine floors with a deep bronze profile to relate to the height, rhythm, and texture of the neighboring residential buildings from the 1930s, and a taut all-glass skin wrapping the top four floors above. The building is being developed by the Grid Group.
Please note that all tour attendees are required to wear closed-toe/ flat-heeled shoes. Attendees will be required to be accompanied at all times. Liability Waiver forms (with GLUCK+ Construction CMc) may be signed when they arrive and sign in to join the event.
145 Central Park North, West Construction Site Entrance
New York, NY 10026
PRESENTER AND TOUR GUIDE
Thomas Gluck ‘91 is a principal at GLUCK+. Named by Fast Company as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in architecture in 2014, GLUCK+ has been recognized for their unique approach to Architect Led Design Build: single-source responsibility with architects leading the building process. The practice is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design together with real-world expertise to craft bold, innovative and conceptually unique architecture. In 2015, GLUCK+ was included in The Architectural League’s Current Work series with the lecture, “Thinking Making Making Thinking.” The firm was featured in May 2014 in Architectural Record’s feature, “The New Master Builders,” June 2014 in The Architect’s Newspaper’s “Inside Architecture’s One-Stop Shop,” and August 2014 in Perspecta 47: Money.
Notable award-winning projects include Bridge, a LEED Gold high-rise mixed-use development in Philadelphia which received a 2019 AIANY Award of Merit in Sustainability and Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, hailed in 2017 by The New York Times as “one of the city’s best new works of public architecture.” GLUCK+ designed and built The Stack, the first prefabricated steel and concrete modular residential development in New York City, which received a 2015 AIANY/BSA Housing Honor Award and Tower House, selected by Architectural Record for their Record Houses issue in 2013.
Thomas Gluck received a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. He is a frequent lecturer on the firm’s design-build approach and on the potential of modular construction for building in the city. Thomas also serves on the Board of Trustees for Keewaydin Camp.