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GUEST SPEAKERS JULY 23: Bruce Kinlin and Lily Rutherfurd

Join us at the Library for “Preservation and Transformation: The Fishers Island Library Building” a conversation with Bruce Kinlin and Lily Rutherfurd of Kinlin Rutherfurd, an architecture and design firm based in New York City.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 @ 5:30 pm

Bruce and Lily designed the front reading room for the most recent renovation to the Fishers Island Library building, in 2017. They will discuss their process and experience doing that project along with the history of the building, it’s original design and use, and its other transformations over time. They will also touch on other examples of adaptive re-use and building renovations they have been involved with on Fishers Island.

Bruce has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Yale University where he was the recipient of the George Nelson Award and Scholarship. He was a teaching fellow for Yale’s undergraduate Architecture and Art History departments.

He is involved in the design and development of each project. He believes that every project is a one of a kind collaboration between the client and Kinlin Rutherfurd. With Lily, he works to ensure that each project’s specific and unique objectives are understood and achieved. His efforts then refine resolved solutions as architectural designs that appeal to clients’ higher sensitivities, sensibilities, and tastes.

Earlier in his career, Bruce was a Project Architect for Paul Rudolph where he worked on all phases of design and project management on projects in East Hampton and Mamaroneck New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He also earned a Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honors from Pratt Institute where he received the American Institute of Architects Award for excellence. He is a graduate of Kenyon College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction in Fine Art and was awarded the Margaret E. Leslie award for drawing.

Lily graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in the School of Architecture, and has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.

She is engaged in the design process and resolution of each project. In collaboration with Bruce, and in their work with the Kinlin Rutherfurd team, Lily strives to create architecture and interiors that are finely detailed, fully integrated and beautifully composed. With a distinct sensitivity for color, texture and finishes, she seeks to refine the look and feel of our finished work. She works in collaboration with the client, and with other project consultants, to develop each project from a cohesive design concept to an elegantly resolved finished product.

Earlier in her career Lily was a Project Architect at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects. She worked on large residential projects in Maryland and in Austin Texas and also on the International Center of Photography museum renovation in New York. She worked with Gabellini Associates, Joel Sanders Architect and Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. While at Yale, Lily was awarded the Wendy Elizabeth Banning Prize and was a teaching fellow for Yale’s undergraduate Architecture studios and for graduate courses in Structures. Lily also studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Fontainbleau, France, and was the recipient of their First Prize in Architecture and a medal from the Académie d’Architecture.

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