Six young local design and architecture firms will be exhibiting work starting May 12 at the AIA Center for Architecture in New York. The featured firms include MODU, SCHAUM/SHIEH, stpmj, Studio Cadena, Taller KEN and Young Projects; each one created a site-specific “wonder box” for the show. The participating firms were named winners of New Practices New York 2016 earlier this year, judged by William Menking, editor in chief, The Architect’s Newspaper; Julian Rose, principal, Formlessfinder; Jane Smith, partner, Spacesmith; Martino Stierli, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; and Ada Tolla, partner, LOT-EK.
“With its sixth biennial competition, AIA New York and its New Practices Committee continue their commitment to serving as a platform for new and innovative models of architecture practice,” said AIANY New Practices Committee co-chairs Christopher Leong and Philipp von Dalwig. “The entries to the 10th-anniversary competition showed, once more, the diversity of architecture practices in New York City. Considering this year’s theme of ‘Prospect,’ the jury recognized six winners that have leveraged multiple aspects of the architecture profession, utilizing unique and innovative strategies, both in the projects and the practices they have started. We congratulate these six winners and look forward to presenting their practices in the upcoming exhibition and roundtable discussion.”
“The mission of the New Practices New York competition is to ‘serve as a forum for new and evolving models of architecture and design practice,’” said Carol Loewenson, AIANY 2016 president. “This year’s winners reveal the strength and vibrancy of our emerging practitioners. The firms express and explore unique design philosophies and individual approaches to materials, form and space. Together, they provide a glimpse into our future. Congratulations to all.”
The winners will deliver brief presentations of their work followed by a discussion moderated by James Slade, founder of Slade Architecture, at a May 12 roundtable discussion, from 6:30 to 7:30pm.