The Architectural League Prize: Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno; Kiel Moe; Catie Newell


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The Architectural League Prize
Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, Future Cities Lab
Kiel Moe
Catie Newell, Alibi Studio

Wednesday, June 15
7:00 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue
1.5 CEUs

The League Prize exhibition opening and first evening of lectures by winners of the 30th annual Architectural League Prize, featuring Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, Future Cities Lab; Kiel Moe; and Catie Newell, Alibi Studio.

desert-house-2_future-cities-lab_72dpiFuture Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California and Athens, Greece. Design principals Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems, and public space. Most recently they were the 2008-09 Muschenheim and Oberdick Fellows at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the 2009 New York Prize Fellows at the Van Alen Institute in New York City, and exhibited work at the 2009-10 Hong Kong/Shenzhen Biennale, the Extension Gallery in Chicago, and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.


Jason Kelly Johnson received his M.Arch from Princeton University, and his B.S. from the University of Virginia.  Nataly Gattegno received her M.Arch from Princeton University, and a M.A. from Cambridge University, St. John’s College, UK.  They currently teach at California College of the Arts and the University of California, Berkeley, as well as workshops including the Architectural Association Global Summer Program Biodynamic Structures and Hydra-Cities Lab in Athens, Greece.

02 MOE_stack ceilingKiel Moe is a registered architect and an Assistant Professor of Design and Building Technologies at Northeastern University. He maintains a design-build practice for smaller, research-driven projects that test certain propositions about architecture. Moe also consults with larger offices on integrated design strategies for projects at a range of building scales, types, and climates based on his research. His research focuses on the theories, techniques, and technologies of converged material and energy systems for higher-performance buildings. He is the author of Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture and Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture, both from Princeton Architectural Press. He was awarded the 2009-10 Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize in Architecture and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He recently received the 2011 AIA Young Architects Award.

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Moe received his B.Arch from the University of Cincinnati, his M.Arch from the University of Virginia, and his M.DesS in Design and Environmental Studies from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Studies Program.

Newell06_weatherizingCatieNewell is a founding partner of Alibi Studio based in Detroit. Her work captures spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of new atmospheres through the exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light, or lack thereof. Newell’s most recent work and research is reflected in the installations completed in 2010: “Weatherizing,” and “Salvaged Landscape.” This work emphasized material and assembly logic research within the potent context of Detroit.  In 2006, she was awarded the SOM Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Design with her project “Weather Permitting.”


Newell is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, joining in 2009 as the Oberdick Fellow. She received her M.Arch from Rice University and a B.S. in architecture from Georgia Tech.

Tickets are free for League members; $10 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Advance non-member tickets are sold out.  A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase at the door.

For more information, email or call 212.753.1722 x13. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.

The Architectural League Prize is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. The program is also supported by DornbrachtSusan Grant Lewin Associates, and Tischler und Sohn.

The League thanks the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design for co-sponsoring the exhibition and lecture series.

Images from top left to bottom right: Future Cities Lab, Aurora Project © Future Cities Lab (Johnson/Gattegno);Kiel Moe, View of StackHouse. Courtesy of Kiel Moe; Catie Newell, Salvaged Landscape, Detroit. Photo by Catie Newell; Future Cities Lab, Desert House © Future Cities Lab (Johnson/Gattegno); Kiel Moe, Ceiling of StackHouse. Courtesy of Kiel Moe; Catie Newell, Weatherizing, Detroit.  Photo by Catie Newell.


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