Annual Student Program


Studio Visit to Snøhetta in 2010; 2011 Student Program Panel and Student Program

Annual Student Program Panel: Mitch McEwen, SUPERFRONT and A. Congomerate; Peter Pesce, FXFOWLE; and Stacie Wong, Peter Gluck and Partners Architects

Studio Visits: Bernard Tschumi Architects, Foster + Partners, LOT-EK, LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis), Perkins + Will, Rockwell Group, Rogers Marvel Architects, Snøhetta, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), and WORKac (WORK Architecture Company)

End of Day Reception: Rafael Viñoly Architects

The Student Program offers an inside look at the architectural profession. The program highlights the varied and creative career paths open to graduates of architecture school.

The day includes:
– A panel discussion featuring a diverse group of dynamic young architects.
– Afternoon studio tours at some of the city’s most interesting firms.
– An end of the day reception at Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Please note: Attendees will have the chance to visit two offices during the afternoon studio visits. Students will sign up for the tours following registration in the order of a random lottery. Note that as each office is limited in the number of students they can host, attendees are not guaranteed the chance to visit any specific office listed above.

Panelists include:

Mitch McEwen, SUPERFRONT and A. Conglomerate 

Mitch McEwen is Principal of A. Conglomerate, an emerging design practice based in Brooklyn, as well as Founder of SUPERFRONT. The Akademie Schloss Solitude has granted her a residency fellowship in architecture for 2012-2013, and she has been nominated for the 2012 United States Artist Fellow award in architecture and design. ArtNews profiled Mitch as a Designer to Watch in 2011.  Since founding SUPERFRONT in January 2008, she has curated more than fifteen exhibits and published five exhibition catalogues integrating architecture with other disciplines from the arts and the built environment.  She has created workshops for the New Museum and Bard College and lectured at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Association of Architecture Organizations, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and elsewhere. She has taught at Columbia University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  She holds a MArch from Columbia GSAPP and an AB from Harvard.


Peter Pesce, FXFOWLE

Peter Pesce joined FXFOWLE in 2001 and was named a Senior Associate in 2011. Peter served as the Project Architect for The Juilliard School expansion and the award-winning renovation of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, projects that transformed the campus of that renowned institution. He is currently the Project Architect on a LEED Platinum restoration and renovation of the Charles W. Dyson School of Management, Cornell University’s undergraduate business school. He is also the Project Architect for the renovation of School of Architecture at Tulane University, an effort which will serve as a demonstration project on campus and act as a tool for research and education in sustainability.

Before joining FXFOWLE, Peter had his own firm, designing selective commissions including private dwellings in Massachusetts and North Carolina. He is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a Masters of Architecture with Honors. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a guest critic at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Delft University of Technology, and Rhode Island School of Design.

Stacie Wong, Peter Gluck and Partners Architects

Stacie Wong is a Principal at Peter Gluck and Partners. As proponents of Architect Led Design Build, the firm practices single-source responsibility, with architects leading the building process as architects and construction managers on a range of projects from inner city educational facilities to private residences around the country.  Joining the firm in 2001, Stacie recently acted as both Project Architect and Construction Superintendent for the award-winning East Harlem School.  Current projects in design include a K-12 independent boys school in New York City and a Marine Science and Conservation Genetics Center for Duke University. Projects under construction include a private artists’ retreat in upstate New York and an adult education campus in Harlem.  Her interest in design build started at the Yale School of Architecture, where she worked on the construction team to build a single-family home as part of the Yale Building Project.


Studio visits include:

Bernard Tschumi Architects

Bernard Tschumi Architects is an office based in New York and Paris. First known as a theorist, Tschumi exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts (1981) and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays (MIT Press, 1994).  In 1983, he won the prestigious competition to design and build the Parc de la Villette, in Paris.  Since then, he has made a reputation for groundbreaking designs that include the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the Vacheron-Constantin Corporate Headquarters, among other projects.  Tschumi’s work has been widely exhibited, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Venice Biennale. The New Acropolis Museum has been widely acclaimed, receiving awards from the American Institute of Architects, the French Ministry of Culture, and was one of six finalists for the Mies van der Rohe 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

Foster + Partners

Firm information forthcoming


Firm information forthcoming

LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis)

Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large-scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects. LTL Architects explores the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, budget, and materials.

LTL’s work has been published extensively, and their research into the means by which architecture can embrace environmental questions has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art, in the exhibition Rising Currents: New York’s Waterfront  in 2010. Recent awards include a 2012 AIANY Design Merit Award for their project Water Proving Ground. LTL Architects is the recipient of the 2007 National Design Award for Interior Design from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. LTL Architects was included in the inaugural National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt in 2000. Their work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The principals are co-authors of two books, the monograph Opportunistic Architecture (2008) and Situation Normal….Pamphlet Architecture #21 (1998). Their second monograph, Intensities, will be released in the fall of 2012. LTL Architects recently completed work on Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, Texas and the Administrative Campus Center for the Claremont University Consortium in California. Currently LTL Architects is undertaking the Capital Implementation Plan for the Steinhardt School at NYU, which involves the renovation of over 70,000 square feet of office and classroom space, and is completing construction on a new living and learning center for Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Notable past projects include Bornhuetter Hall at the College of Wooster, the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, Villa 93 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, and Xing Restaurant (recipient of the 2007 James Beard Award for restaurant design.)


Perkins + Will

Since 1935, Perkins+Will has worked internationally across the firm’s aviation + transit, corporate + commercial + civic, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, science + technology, and sports + recreation practices.  The firm has 23 offices over the world and some 1,500 employees.  The practice has a deep commitment to sustainable, high-performance, and environmentally conscious design with more LEED Accredited Professionals than any design firm as ranked by Building Design+Construction magazine.

The New York office consists of 105 employees. Recent projects of the New York office include The Johns Hopkins Hospital – The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower in Baltimore, the recipient of a SARA National Award; the Kuwait University College of Education, which received an AIA NY Honor Award; LeftField Pictures offices; Gateway Community College in New Haven; plans for the redevelopment of Newtown Creek; and the SUNY Buffalo, School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Rafael Viñoly Architects

Rafael Viñoly Architects was founded in New York in 1983, and has since become known internationally for its architectural projects around the globe. In addition to site offices, the firm has branch offices in both London and Los Angeles, and is opening offices in London, San Francisco, and Abu Dhabi.

The diverse work the firm has completed includes award-winning courthouses, museums, performing arts centers, convention centers, athletic facilities, banks, hotels, hospitals, laboratories, recreational venues, residential complexes, and commercial, industrial and educational facilities. Projects range in scale from laboratory casework to large urban commercial and institutional master plans. The firm has also completed several projects involving the restoration and expansion of buildings of significant historical and architectural value.

Guided by the design leadership of principal, Rafael Viñoly, the firm is managed by the Vice President Jay Bargmann, who also administers projects jointly with each of the firm’s project directors.  Recent and current projects include the UCSF Institute for Regenerative Medicine in San Francisco, Battersea Power Station Master Plan in London, Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The firm is the recipient of many national and regional AIA Honor and Merit Awards and the RIBA International Award.


Rockwell Group

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Rockwell Group

With a desire to create immersive environments, Rockwell Group takes a cross-disciplinary approach to its wide range of projects. Based in downtown New York with satellite offices in Madrid and Shanghai, the firm specializes in hospitality, cultural, healthcare, educational, product, theater and film design. Crafting a unique and individual narrative concept for each project is fundamental to Rockwell Group’s design approach. The firm combines technology, craftsmanship, and design to create environments that combine high-end video technology, handmade objects, special effects, and custom fixtures and furniture.

Projects include W Hotels in New York, Paris, Singapore, and Vieques; the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco; Maialino in the Gramercy Park Hotel; the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center; Untitled restaurant at the Whitney Museum of American Art; “Hall of Fragments,” the entrance installation to the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale; the Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards ceremony, in Los Angeles; set design for 81st and Emmy-award winning 82nd Annual Academy Awards; the Imagination Playground initiative; the marketplace at the Jet Blue terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport; the Broadway musicals Hairspray, Legally Blonde and Catch Me if You Can; Nobu restaurants worldwide including New York, Las Vegas, Beijing, Melbourne, and Dubai; and a collection of wall coverings for Maya Romanoff.  Pleasure: The Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group, was published by Universe, a division of Rizzoli Books in 2002.  Spectacle by David Rockwell with Bruce Mau—a book examining the history and public fascination with larger-than-life manmade events—was published by Phaidon Press in October 2006.  In 2011 Rockwell was included in Architectural Digest’s AD 100; and in May 2010 he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. He was also honored with the 2009 Pratt Legends Award, the 2008 National Design Award by Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt for outstanding achievement in Interior Design, a lifetime achievement award from Interiors magazine, an induction in Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and the Presidential Design Award for his work for the Grand Central Terminal renovation.


Rogers Marvel Architects

Firm information forthcoming




Snøhetta formed as a collaborative in 1989 in Los Angeles, California when its members designed the competition winning entry for the Alexandria Library in Egypt.

Since that time Snøhetta has founded an office in Oslo, Norway and in 2004 its two founding members formed an office in New York City after winning the commission to design the new Museum at the World Trade Center site. The collaborative and multinational character of the office has allowed it to work in a wide range of cultural contexts from Asia to Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Recently having completed the new National Opera in Oslo, Snøhetta has gained a number of other prominent cultural buildings including the new King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture, the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, North Carolina, the expansion of the SFMOMA in San Francisco, California, and the Redesign of Times Square in New York City. Snøhetta maintains its two studios in New York and Oslo and the staff moves freely between the two locations sharing knowledge, design, and professional expertise. The open nature of the company is expressed in its workshop atmosphere where an open drawing studio and workshop are seen to be the heart of the design process.  Snøhetta has received the Grosch Medal, the AIA Presidential Medal, the Mies van der Rohe Award, and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.


SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

SOM is one of the leading architecture, urban design & planning, and engineering practices in the world. The New York office opened in 1936 with the first major commission involving the site planning, design coordination, and design services for twelve pavilions at the 1939 New York World’s Fair in Queens. From these beginnings, SOM New York became a significant force in urban design, master planning, and building design in the New York metropolitan region and beyond. With additional offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and overseas, SOM has earned an international reputation for design excellence. SOM was recently named the most innovative architecture firm in the world by Fast Company Magazine. Since its founding, SOM has received more than 1,500 awards, including twice the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) highest honor for design excellence in a collaborative practice.

SOM New York has made significant contributions to the built environment of New York City for decades. The office works at a variety of scales across a wide range of project types and clients. Our urban design and master planning work for the CornellNYC Tech campus, master plan and architecture for Memorial Sloan–Kettering Zuckerman Research Center, design for the first Net Zero Energy school in New York State on Staten Island, and multi–disciplinary services for World Trade Center Tower One illustrate the scope of the firm’s work in New York. The New York office also designs projects for clients around the United States and overseas. Our current ongoing international commissions include projects in China, India, Korea, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Middle East.


WORK Architecture Company (WORKac)

WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) was founded in 2003 by Dan Wood and Amale Andraos. We are a 20 person firm based in New York City engaged in architectural and urban planning projects at all scales. The firm’s projects explore issues of culture and consciousness, nature and artifice, surrealism and pragmatism. Recent projects include the winning competition entry for a new cultural center on New Holland Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, an extension for the Blaffer Art Museum on the campus of the University of Texas at Houston, a branch library for Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, and the first Edible Schoolyard New York City with chef Alice Waters. WORKac’s entry for the international competition to redesign Hua Qiang Bei Road, Shenzhen’s busiest shopping street, was recently awarded first place. In 2010, WORKac’s public library for Kew Gardens Hills won an Award for Excellence in Design from the New York City Public Design Commission. In 2009, WORKac was honored at the White House as Finalist for a National Design Award and in 2008, the firm was selected for the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices series and identified by Icon Magazine as one of the 25 most-influential new architecture firms in the world, winning MoMA’s annual Young Architect competition, several AIA Merit Awards, three “Best of 2008” awards, and a MASterwork Award from the Municipal Arts Society.

The practice is supplemented by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood’s academic involvement and research, focusing on the relationship between ecology and urbanism. This research is the subject of their book 49 Cities, published in 2009 by the Storefront for Art and Architecture.


Time & Place
Saturday, September 29, 2012
11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration begins at:
Trespa Design Centre
62 Greene Street Ground Floor
New York, NY 10012
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Registration is $35 and includes a one-year student membership to the League. Membership benefits include: Free or reduced admission and advanced reservations to League programs; access to members-only programs, such as tours, First Friday office open houses, site visits, and roundtable discussions; invitations to exhibition previews; discounts on architecture and design publications, and more… To register, click here. The student program is open to any current student. Current League student members may attend (the registration fee is waived) and should email, For more information, call 22.753.1722 ext. 13 or email
The League thanks the Trespa Design Centre for generously hosting the panel discussion and registration portions of the Student Program; and Rafael Viñoly Architects for the end of day reception and office visit.

The Architectural League thanks the following schools for their support of the Student Program and League programs: Architecture Department, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Barnard + Columbia Department of Architecture; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York; Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning; Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University; Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University; The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union; New Jersey School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Princeton University School of Architecture; School of Architecture, Pratt Institute; School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology; School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design; Syracuse University School of Architecture; and Yale School of Architecture.