As radiators creak and moan, the music of bagpipes drifts up through the window that is opened in a failed attempt to balance the heat, controlled from some unknown distant source. The jury gathers in the large empty room of classical proportion around an enormous table covered in black binders- hundreds of black binders. These binders represented the best of the best; work from those that were drawn to New York to make their mark on the world. As it has been said, “If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.,” and this body of work expressed the seriousness of their lofty goals. Our judgment as jurors could mean the affirmation of a single designer, or firm, as…