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Saint Nicholas Church and National Shrine

Event Tours
December 12th, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saint Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, Liberty Street, New York, NY, USA

Tom Gallagher is a Lead Designer for both architectural and lighting projects, and believes that light is the most important material in the built environment. As the founding and current leader of the DLR Group New York studio, Tom has also led significant cultural sector work in New York, nationally and globally.

Father Andreas was appointed Archepiscopal Vicar to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in March 2022. Born in Flushing, NY, he attended the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Flushing and graduated from the William Spyropoulos Day School. He has served as Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Bishop Savas of Troas (now Metropolitan of Pittsburgh), Assistant Priest and Presiding Priest in three parishes in Hempstead, NY, Bridgeport, CT, and Brookville, NY, and Presiding Priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Manhattan, NY. He is married to Anthoula Hatzimihali, and has twin sons, Nikolas and Petros.

Demetri is the appointed Parish Council President at Saint Nicholas. He has worked for a FinTech Company in NY for the past 13 years focusing on commodities and corporate risk. Previously he worked for major financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase heading the FX Derivative Structuring Group and the FX Sales group. Demetri also teaches a Futures & Options Course at City University's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

Join us for an evening tour of the lighting at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. 

Two decades after it was destroyed, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is reopening in the coming weeks as a national shrine at the World Trade Center. Shining with the glow of “ten thousand candles,” the monument will illuminate marble gifted by the Greek government to pay homage to the lives lost during 9/11, standing in the same location as the original site of worship.

How can lighting design support remembrance and healing? We will begin with a tour of the lighting led by Tom Gallagher, Principal at DLR Group. We then invite you to join us at a casual reception following the tour to continue the conversation.

Guest & Safety Policies 

To secure a safe environment, we will ask for guests to provide proof of vaccination and to wear masks while not eating or drinking. Urban Design Forum promotes conversations between invited civic leaders, designers, developers, and advocates. Due to limited availability, we can only invite Forum Fellows to participate at this time. Learn more about becoming a Fellow of the Forum.

Continuing Education 

Urban Design Forum is now an AIA CES provider. If there are other continuing education credits you are interested in receiving, please contact Miranda Bellizia, Director of Member Engagement, miranda@urbandesignforum.org. This program is submitted for AIA CES.

Image credit: Saint Nicholas Church

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