Paul Vincent-Nunes, Partner Underberg & Kessler LLP, Rochester, NY

Who knew an old bank could be transformed into such an exciting (even romantic) space. Left Bank takes full advantage of the former institution’s  classical architectural features and transforms them into the ideal venue for art installations, dinner receptions, concerts or presentations. A towering skylight draws natural light into its inviting and elegant open center room. This simultaneously bold and sensitive restoration will ennoble any gathering.  Brilliant.  Beautiful.  Kudos to Sophie and her team.