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Guided tours of significant buildings in New York City and the Tri-State area are organized by AIA New York Program Committees.

Led by architects, these intimate tours offer greater detail about a given site or building including its initial design and construction. Building tours are an opportunity to see inside some of the city’s most notable new projects and important historical sites that have made a sustained impact on the built environment.

Recent sites have included a tour of the Park Avenue Armory led by its restoration team; Congregation Beit Simchat Torah led by Stephen Cassell of Architecture Research Office; a private tour of NYC’s City Hall led by Richard Southwick of Beyer Blinder Belle; the Cary Leeds Tennis Center led by Peter Gluck of Gluck+; and the East Hampton Library and Guild Hall of East Hampton led by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and LHSA+DP.

Questions or feedback? Contact tours@aiany.org.

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Upcoming Building Tours

Sat, Jun 2 10:30 am

Annual Hamptons Tour: George Nelson + Rottet Studio House

1.5 LU
Member: $20
General Public: $30
Student with Valid ID: $20

Join the AIANY Interiors Committee in Montauk, NY for the Annual Hamptons Tour. This year’s tour will take participants to Lauren Rottet’s home, originally designed by George Nelson and Gordon Chadwick, and renovated by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio.

In 1950 George Nelson partnered with Gordon Chadwick, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, to launch an architectural practice whose work includes the Rudolph and Ethel Johnson house (1962) in Montauk, NY. According to architectural historian Caroline Rob Zaleski, the house was sold in 1989 when Johnson’s son Richard was distraught with the way his childhood home had been compromised. He subsequently decided to rebuild a replica of the home on a nearby lot, utilizing both the original specifications and contractor. The son lived in the house until he sold it to a couple, who then resold it in 2012 to Houston architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet.

Rottet restored the 2900-square-foot abode, modifying the floor plan and adding landscaping and modern flourishes, while preserving and maintaining the interior spaces and the integrity of the 1962 design.

The house tour will include the entire two-story home and highlight its distinct features.

Led by:
Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, NCARB, Founding Principal and President, Rottet Studio

Lauren Rottet’s prestigious career began in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) with a focus on high-rise office design. After relocating to Texas for the firm, a move to California followed where she launched an interiors practice in Los Angeles for SOM, ultimately heading DMJMRottet, an international interiors practice. Rottet Studio launched in 2008 with offices now in Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai. Rottet is the only woman to be elevated to Fellow status by both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association.

Rottet Studio is an international architecture and interior design firm with an extensive portfolio of projects for the world’s leading companies and brands, including Fortune 100s, Bill Gates, Goldman Sachs, The Surrey, St Regis, Marriott, and Four Seasons Hotels. This past year, the Rottet Collection, an award-winning furniture collection, launched at Neocon while a new book, Authentic Design (Rizzoli), featuring Rottet’s signature work, was published. Upcoming projects include interior design for a ground-up tower in San Francisco with Renzo Piano Building Workshop as building architect and collaborator, The Conrad Hotel with Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron in Washington, DC, and the Central Park Tower, slated to be the world’s tallest residential building, with Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

Schedule:
10:30 am – 11:00 am, Arrival and Refreshments
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Tour

How to get there:

  • LIRR to Montauk 6:42 am – 9:51 am, then taxi or Uber to the house from train station
  • Hampton Jitney (40th Street stop) 7:15 am – 10:15 am, then take taxi or Uber to the house from Jitney stop
  • By car via I-495 E or NY-27 E 

Address will be released upon registration. Space is limited to 45 attendees. Early registration is encouraged.

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