The Architectural League of New York (Arch League), in partnership with The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), has announced the 18 winners of the 2022 Architecture + Design Independent Projects Grant competition.
According to the Architectural League, the newly-formed partnership with the NYSCA creates opportunities for independent designers based in New York to "creatively explore or research an issue or problem in design fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, community-centered design, fashion, graphic, industrial, and interior design."
The jury considered 113 applications before making its final selection. Grants totaling $10,000 were awarded within those disciplines to a variety of projects encompassing different modes of practice. The Architectural League shared that each project "reflects the variety of the entries the program received this year: they encompass different disciplines and modes of practice and will take many different forms when completed. The projects engage locales and communities all across New York."
- “Uni(wi)fied: Community-owned Wi-Fi Structures for Low-income, Low-rise Residential Buildings in Central Harlem” By Catherine Ahn and Fabrizio Furiassi (New York, NY)
- “Coltura Promiscua for the Future: The Living Classroom” By Michael Cafiero (Whallonsburg, NY)
- “Confronting Carbon Form” By Stanley Cho, Elisa Iturbe, and Alican Taylan (New York, NY)
- “The Modern Longhouse: Braiding Indigenous knowledge with contemporary research on natural materials and embodied energy” By Anna Dietzsch, Kaja Kühl, and Angela Ferguson (Syracuse, NY)
- “Modernist Housing Ideals and Realities in Buffalo, New York” By Jessie Fisher (Buffalo, NY)
- “Now You Belong Here: Small Islands Disappearing* States” By Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon (New York, NY)
- “Super Lightweight Formwork for High Performance Concrete Structures” By Duks Koschitz and Robert Brackett (New York and Lexington, NY)
- “Perfect City’s Invisible Guides” By Aaron Landsman, Jahmorei Snipes, Tylor Diaz, and Tiffany Zorrilla (New York, NY)
- “Look! Mira! Building Design Literacy in Newburgh, NY” By Liz McEnaney and Naomi Hersson-Ringskog (Newburgh, NY)
- “BlueCity Reef Garden” By Gita Nandan and Elliott Maltby (New York, NY)
- “Beyond Memorial” By Emmanuel Oni (New York, NY)
- “The Hub: Envisioning Equity and Spatial Justice for Day Laborers” By Elsa Ponce Vargas (New York, NY)
- “Ocellus XR: Visualizing Climate Risk, Vulnerability and Equity in NYC” By Daniel Sauter, Joe Steele, and Claudia Tomateo (New York, NY)
- “K.I.D.S. for Equity” By Elaine Sun (New York, NY)
- “Дія-Т / Diya-Ty: Empowering Ukrainian Youth to be the Makers of their Future Cities” By Sasha Topolnytska and Lindsay Harkema (New York, NY)
- “Lo–TEK: Water” By Julia Watson (New York, NY)
- “Station to Station: The Future of Gas Stations in New York with the Transition to Electric Vehicles” By Michael Woods (Statewide)
- “Assessing Surveillance: Militarized Infrastructure on Indigenous Borderlands” By Caitlin Blanchfield (Ithaca, NY)
This year's grants were made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Read more details about each winning research project here.
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