There's no doubt that the boroughs of New York City are chockful of emerging architectural talent. New Practices New York is one notable portfolio competition that recognizes the pioneering work of today's up-and-coming architects and designers. Recently, the AIA New York Chapter’s New Practices Committee announced a fresh set of six architecture firms as the winners of the 2016 New Practices New York competition. Qualified firms had to be founded no earlier than 2004 and be based in any of NYC's five boroughs.
Out of 53 entries, the jury selected the following six practices as the winners. Maybe you'll recognize a few names! They are:
- Studio Cadena
- Taller KEN
- Young Projects
The Center for Architecture will be hosting the New Practices New York 2016 exhibition starting on May 12. Everyone is welcome to stop by for the opening party in the evening.
Read on for more about the winners.
"stpmj is an idea-driven design practice based in New York and Seoul. The office was founded by Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim with the belief that their work explores a new perspective built from careful observations of material, structure, and program expanding to the social, cultural, environmental, and economic phenomena of our time. stpmj aims for provocative realism. The firm designs iconic architecture that stands out, not apart; that is visionary, not fantastical. Continually embracing new parameters, stpmj provides distinct solutions at various ranges from architecture to urban strategies, from tangible realities to utopian ideas with unforeseen manners."
- A closer look into Invisible Barn by stpmj, a Folly 2014 Notable Entry
- stpmj’s winning DRIFT pavilion for the upcoming Centennial Festival of Riverboats in Louisville, KY
"MODU is an interdisciplinary architecture practice specializing in smart design that connects people to their environments. Co-directed by Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU has won numerous international design competitions and awards. MODU’s research has received grants from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. The practice’s interdisciplinary, multi-scalar approach bridges several built environment disciplines, from architecture to urbanism and interiors."
"SCHAUM/SHIEH is a small architectural collaboration operating between Houston, TX and New York City. Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum established SCHAUM/SHIEH in 2009 around overlapping interests in art, form, and the city, and have developed a dialogue through projects ranging from buildings and installations to speculative projects and unsolicited urban plans. The practice has a particular interest in the city at the scale of the building, both as a site of theoretical experimentation and as a reality that may be transformed through building."
Studio Cadena is an award-winning design and architecture practice engaging contemporary life, the city, and its people. Studio Cadena is interested in the real, in designing new and captivating spaces, places, and experiences for those who use them. The studio is young, yet combines substantial experience in the US and abroad, ranging from high-level strategic planning for cities, to project design on commercial, residential and institutional projects – museums, libraries, private houses, exhibitions, interiors, and furniture. Studio Cadena was founded by Benjamin Cadena and is based in Brooklyn."
"Taller KEN, founded in 2013 by Gregory Melitonov and Ines Guzman, is a New York- and Guatemala-based architecture practice focused on playful design with social and cultural relevancy. The studio’s work ranges from mixed-use development to commercial and residential projects and exhibition and installation design. Melitonov and Guzman previously worked for Pritzker Prize laureate Renzo Piano as part of the design team for the Whitney Museum of American Art."
"Bryan Young founded the design studio Young Projects in NYC in 2010. The studio produces multidisciplinary work ranging from architecture and art, to furniture and objects. Current projects include a ground-up retreat in the Dominican Republic, a townhouse in Williamsburg, and a Hamptons bungalow. Young Projects has received awards including the 2013 Architectural League Prize and The Architect’s Newspaper’s “Best of Design” for the Gerken Residence in Tribeca."
- William Menking, Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper
- Julian Rose, Principal, Formlessfinder
- Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, ASID, Partner, Spacesmith
- Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA
- Ada Tolla, Partner, LOT-EK
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