October 7: SPEC Consulting


SPEC Consulting 123 South Cayuga Street, Suite 304

Engineering and architectural firm designing all aspects of residential, commercial and mixed-use building remodeling and new construction projects.  On display will be multiple local and nearby projects including a number of single family residential projects along with a new office building and a multi-use historic building conversion project which includes new first floor commercial space as well as 70 apartment units on upper floors and a new rooftop addition.  We’ll also be showcasing a new cluster development being designed in conjunction with a local developer/contractor to begin construction this Fall on Five Mile Drive / Floral Ave.

October 7: John Snyder Architects


John Snyder Architects 700 Cascadilla St. Suite 203

Celebrating over 13 years in business, John Snyder Architects (JSA) is a small, award-winning, strategically-focused Architectural and Interior Design firm. JSA works with Corporate, Government, Higher Education, Industrial, Historic, Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Private Development and Retail clients throughout New York and northern Pennsylvania.  JSA is based in Ithaca with an additional office located in Manhattan.

John Snyder Architects will be hosting Kevin Scott from Canaan Alexander from Rochester to discuss wall system design and systems considered and utilized for the Carey Building project in Ithaca.  Additionally, JSA will be presenting design information as it relates to this innovative project.  We will also have ice cream for those who visit our office courtesy of Purity.

October 7: HOLT Architects


HOLT Architects 619 W State St

Celebrating over 50 Years in Business, HOLT Architects is an award-winning architecture, planning and interior design firm that has been an integral member of the Ithaca community since 1963. HOLT has worked on hundreds of Community, Healthcare and Higher Education design projects throughout Tompkins County and New York State, and helped countless clients achieve their goals through quality, innovative, flexible, and sustainable designs.

In addition to viewing several of HOLT’s local projects that are in design and construction, Gallery Night guests will be able to tour HOLT’s new 7,600sf Net-Zero energy design studio. HOLT’s new space not only exemplifies the HOLT culture with a focus on technology, teamwork, sustainability, and value; but also underscores HOLT’s practice of staying ahead of the latest trends and advancements in architecture and sustainability.

October 7: Chiang | O’Brien Architects


Chiang | O’Brien Architects 217 North Aurora Street (office is located on the 2nd floor)

Grace Chiang and Bob O’Brien founded Chiang O’Brien Architects in 2012, after working together for more than 30 years. In imagining a contemporary practice, their synergistic partnership between Grace Chiang and Bob O’Brien created a new firm based on forward thinking paradigms, and the recent move into new office space truly reflects the philosophies of the practice. Egalitarian ideals are manifested in the elimination of private offices, with all staff, from interns to principals, working side-by-side in an open office environment that engenders collaboration and creative expression. Architecture is about creating places for people to live, learn, work, and play. Chiang O’Brien is focused on designing sustainable buildings for institutions of higher education that foster creative thinking, teaching, research, and caregiving in supportive environments where our societal values can thrive.  Chiang | O’Brien Architects will be presenting Cornell Health and other new projects.

October 7: designFIRM CRAWL


Have you ever wondered what a design studio looks like or what an architect, engineer or designer does? If so, in conjunction with the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and with support from the American Institute of Architects, seven local Ithaca architecture, engineering, and design firms will open their doors to the public and showcase their people, projects, processes, and work environment.

October 7: Community Arts Partnership

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Community Arts Partnership, CAP ArtSpace 171 The Commons, Center Ithaca

“The Light Fantastic,” paintings on glass by John Lyon Paul.

Come to the ArtSpace to see these radiant paintings that act like lenses into mysterious environments which the viewer can explore, drawn and released by the pulse of color and energy of line.  Within these paintings the word “abstraction” gives way to “freedom” as we surround ourselves with a vibration that is almost musical. www.artspartner.org

October 7: Tompkins County Workers’ Center

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Tompkins County Workers’ Center 115 E State St
The Tompkins County Workers’ Center Announces a Wine-and-Cheese Reception to Celebrate the Three Winners of the first-ever ‘Living Wage Visioning Contest on Friday, October 7th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cafe Above Autumn Leaves Used Books on The Commons.
The Contest entry period was from July 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016. Contestants were asked to produce an original creative work that gave artistic voice to their vision of how their life and the life of their family would change if they were paid a Living Wage. The eighteen (18) forms of creative work are incredibly heartfelt and expressive of the Contestants’ experiences and feelings. Entries included a dance video, a recorded song, visual arts, posters, poems, and short stories. ALL entries will be available for view at the Wine-and-Cheese event.
The first place winner is receiving $1,250; second place winner will receive $750; and third place, $500.