About This Event

Discover the design process behind NYC’s most beautiful restaurants. Join General Assembly x 践谈APT for an evening presentation and panel discussion with NYC’s rising star architects in hospitality design.

PROJECT SHARING (45 min) Pecha Kucha Style Presentation featuring:

Xuhui Zhang from junzi

  • junzi Columbia University

  • junzi Greenwich Village

  • junzi Bryant Park

Nianlai Zhong & Sidong Lang from New Practice Studio

  • Hunan Slurp (East Villlage)

  • Tang Hotpot (East Village)

  • Atlas Kitchen (Upper West Side)

Rustam-Marc Mehta and Tal Schori from GRT Architects

  • Don Angie (West Village)

  • Leonti (Upper West Side)

  • Kala Bistro (New Haven)

  • Bourke Street Bakery (NoMad)

PANEL DISCUSSION (20 min) Moderated by Nicky Chang, Program Director of 践谈 APT
Q&A (15 min) Open to the floor!

LOCATION: GA NYC (Manhattan), HQ, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010

TIME: Tuesday, 23 April, 7 – 8:30 pm EDT


About Our Partners

New Practice Studio

New Practice Studio is an interdisciplinary collaboration between architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and brand strategist based in New York and Shanghai. Our work explores possibilities in architecture, urbanism and visual communication as ways to transform the stereotypes of everyday experience into the prototypes of new space and idea. With services from urban planning, architecture design, interior design, furniture design, construction administration to graphic design and branding, we strive to fulfill our clients' ambition through comprehensive design perspective and rigorous attention to detail and execution.

GRT Architects

GRT Architects was founded by Rustam-Marc Mehta and Tal Schori in 2015. They are both registered architects who studied history before design and find truth more interesting than fiction. They look for what makes each project unique and craft a response they hope to be as surprising as it is appropriate.

Tal and Rustam met in third grade and proceeded, unintentionally, to attend the same university and architecture school. After working at different firms for seven years they decided to do the right thing and start a business together. Currently their work ranges from a line of deep-relief concrete tiles to stand-alone single family houses to artist collaborations to academic posts at Columbia University.


Founded in 2015, junzi grew out of a hunger for our childhood staples: northern Chinese food made with healthy, seasonal ingredients.

Yet recreating the taste of home has done much more than sate our cravings—the amazing power of food in building community has inspired us to make our bings and noodles accessible to all.

In just three years, we’ve grown junzi to four locations in New Haven, CT near Yale University, Morningside Heights near Columbia University, Greenwich Village near NYU and Bryant Park—and that’s just the beginning!

践谈 Architectural Practice Talks

践谈APT (Architectural Practice Talks) celebrates young design talents and creative minds in architecture, design and urbanism, by fostering an international design community and curating a series of diverse and engaging cultural events. Through a monthly program of office tours, interviews, site visits, and lecture series, APT is committed to nurturing design excellence and interdisciplinary dialogues through the power of online and offline experience. Founded in a small apartment in New York in 2014, today APT brings together over 1000 young scholars, researchers, and industry leaders in the design community.


EditorialTeam: Nicky Chang / Xuhui Zhang / Zhonghan Huang / Kai Wu / Zunheng Lai

践谈APT (Architectural Practice Talk) 是由年轻设计师组成的开放社群,由来自建筑、室内、景观、规划的具有多元背景的设计师组成,以线上分享讨论、线下座谈参观的活动形式关注设计实践的经验与思考,旨在推动跨界对话和设计创新。践谈APT于2014年底成立于纽约哈德逊河畔的一方小小客厅,现已发展为数千位年轻设计师和线上读者共同营造的设计师生态圈。

APT is a design community that consists of young design talents and creative minds in architecture, interior, landscape urbanism, and art. APT fosters an international design community by curating a series of diver and engaging cultural events. APT is committed to nurturing design excellence and encouraging interdisciplinary dialogues through the power of online and offline experience. Founded in a small apartment in New York, which is also where the name APT comes, today APT brings together over 1,000 industry influencers and reaches thousands of readers in design community. APT now has New York and Chicago chapters.