The celebration was hosted by board member Jeannie Ackerman Curhan and her husband, Joe C. Williams. As the daughter of the Institute’s founder, Nathan Ackerman, Jeannie is the strongest link to its rich history of excellence in family therapy, and she is committed to carrying this legacy forward into the next 50 years. Longtime board member Arnold Syrop was recognized for his work as architect on the project. He understood the needs of Ackerman Institute’s clients, trainees, faculty, and staff, and created a space uniquely suited to all its constituencies.
Watch the transformation of the space in the video below, beginning with a letter from Mayor Bloomberg congratulating the Ackerman Institute on its new space: