Yolande Daniels

New York Designs 2007
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Studio SUMO

Recorded June 14, 2007

The Architectural League’s 2007 New York Designs lecture series spotlights new work by six New York City firms. The series provides a forum for the presentation of innovative and accomplished built work in New York City. “Starts and Finishes,” this year’s program theme, focuses on the evolution of a project from conception through construction. The selection committee, comprised of Abby Bussel, Andrew Goetz, Gordon Kipping, Bill Ryall, and Claire Weisz, asked entrants to submit one project, highlighting the generative idea—a sketch, model, inspiration—and the built structure. There were no limitations in terms of project type, program, size, or budget.

By comparing generative ideas to completed buildings and by highlighting the beginning and end points of the design process, the series attempts to illuminate the linkages between the conceptual and built realms.