MAK Games 2014

Cocktails, Architecture, and an Invitational Tennis Tournament

Sunday, October 12

The Sheats/Goldstein Residence
Designed by architect John Lautner (1963), Beverly Hills, California

The second annual MAK Games, a tennis tournament that benefits the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. Guests enjoyed cocktails, bar-b-que, music, and tours of the house while cheering on their favorite team.

Tournament players are a diverse array of artists, architects, writers, musicians, actors, directors, curators, and other cultural figures—all of whom nourish a serious passion for tennis and a fierce desire to win the MAK Cup. Pre-tournament games were held in September and October; semi-finals and finals took place on October 12 at the Sheats/Goldstein infinity court.

Presenting Sponsors: Brooks Brothers and Vanity Fair

Honorary Chairs:
Pritzker Prize-winning architects Thom Mayne and Peter Zumthor

Priscilla Fraser and Esther Kim Varet

Host Committee:
Rose Apodaca, Sarah Arison, Sylvia Chivaratanond, James Dahl, Roisin Davis, Rafael de Cardenas, Robert Galstian, John R. Geresi, Amanda Hunt, Sylvia Lavin, Sharon Johnston, Isaac Joseph, Andreas Krainer, Dashiell Manley, Rodney Marshall, Minnie Mortimer, Nu Nguyen, Thao Nguyen, Duncan Nicholson, Merry Norris, Jennifer Parker, Perrey Reeves, Tao Ruspoli, Steven Siebert, Rob Stone, Linda Taalman, and Ali Taekman.

Announcer: Justin Gimelstob

Professional/Amateur Match Players: Lester Cook, Timothy Olyphant, Nicole Gibbs, Gavin Rossdale

Tennis Professionals: Allen Fox, Tony Graham, Philip Grunder, Bill Scanlon.

Associate Sponsors: The Agency, H.L. James, L.A. Tennis Ladder, and Taslimi Construction

Special Thanks to: Baby Blues, Liquid I.V., Meiomi, Selvarey, Stiegl, Vienna Tourist Board, and James Goldstein

DJs: Roisin Davis, Bryce Kroetz & Greg Gianolio, Michelle Pesce

Schedule: 10-12 pm All-Star Clinic (additional ticket), 1-3 pm Semi-finals, 3-4 pm Pro/Am match, 4-5 pm Final match

All proceeds for MAK Games 2014 benefited the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a non-profit arts organization that presents contemporary art and architecture programming while stewarding three landmarks of modern architecture.

MAK Center Logo
Photo by Elizabeth Daniels


The qualifying pre-tournament will take place during the month of September.

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