Ajmal Aqtash and Richard Sarrach


Architectural League Prize 2011

Recorded: June 22, 2011

Ajmal AqtashRichard Sarrach, andTamaki Uchikawa founded form-ula in 2009 in New York City.  The firm is a multidisciplinary design practice that seeks to understand the intersection of design and engineering and its collaborative possibilities to produce culturally rich and high performance architecture for large and small scale projects Work includes Arch XXX, an art installation in Chicago; F.A.T. (face lift) in New York; and Clay Sutures: The Flats, an apartment complex in Louisville, KY.  The three are also co-founders of core.form-ula,  the research and development wing of form-ula, which seeks to capture cultural content related to design, engineering, science, technology, and art and organize it into an on-line repository.

Aqtash is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute School of Architecture and is Research Director at the Center for Experimental Structures (CES). Additionally, he serves as the Creative Art Director for Milgo-Bufkin’s Design Series.  Sarrach is Director of Digital Futures and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Pratt Institute Undergraduate School of Architecture.  Aqtash, Sarrach, and Uchikawa each received a B.Arch from Pratt Institute School of Architecture and a MsAAD from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.