Annual Student Program
Panel: Matthew Berman, workshop/apd; Christine Gaspar, Center for Urban Pedagogy; Steve Sanderson, CASE at Trespa Design Centre
Studio Visits: Allied Works Architecture; Architecture Research Office (ARO); Balmori Associates; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; HOK; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF); LOT-EK; SNØHETTA; and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
End of Day Reception: Ennead Architects
Saturday, October 5, 2013
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.
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 Ennead 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.
The student program is sold out. To inquire about possible additional space or for more information, call 212.753.1722 ext. 13 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Berman, workshop/apd
Before joining with fellow partner Andrew Kotchen to launch workshop/apd in 1999, Berman served as Assistant Editor at ANY Magazine, an editorial project that covered the state of architecture through the end of the millennium. There he experienced the implications of design at every scale, from the nano to the urban. Workshop/apd specializes in both luxury home design and high-end commercial development. The office won the 2006 Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans, sponsored by Brad Pitt and Global Green USA, and continues to pursue responsible design in all of its work. In 2012, workshop/apd won the Best New Design Award in Brooklyn from the Chamber of Commerce for the LEED Platinum design of The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG92 and a Top 15 Architects To Watch accolade from Residential Architect.
Berman received a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute, and he is co-editor, with Bernard Tschumi, of Index Architecture (MIT Press, 2003). The former host of Gallery HD’s original television show What the Window Washer Saw, a weekly series about the world’s most iconic skyscrapers, he also appears regularly on the HGTV program Top Ten.
Christine Gaspar, Center for Urban Pedagogy
Christine Gaspar is the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), where she partners with designers and community organizations to create visually-based educational tools that help demystify complex issues from zoning law to sewage infrastructure. The projects are designed with and for advocacy organizations to help increase their capacity to mobilize their constituents on important urban issues.
The work has been featured in art and design contexts such as the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial, PS1/MoMA, and the Venice Biennale, and it was awarded a 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize and a 2010 Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund Award.
Gaspar has over ten years of experience in community design. Prior to joining CUP, she was Assistant Director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Mississippi, where she provided architectural design and urban planning services to low-income communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina. She holds Masters in Architecture and in City Planning from MIT, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. She is currently teaching in the Design & Urban Ecologies program at Parsons The New School for Design. In 2012, she was identified as one of the “Public Interest Design 100.”
Steve Sanderson, CASE
Steve Sanderson is a founding partner of and the Director of Technology Strategy at CASE where he is primarily responsible for leading consulting engagements for leading architecture, engineering, construction, and owner-operated organizations. CASE combines the experience of architects, engineers, projects managers, software developers, and educators with a passion for technology to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and operated.
CASE is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) and integrated-practice consultancy based in New York City, and provides strategic advising to building design professionals, contractors, and owners seeking to supplant traditional project delivery methods through technology driven process innovation.
Sanderson’s approach considers technology holistically, advising clients on the long-term vision, strategies, management, staffing, infrastructure, and capabilities needed to succeed with technology-enabled building processes. Significant projects include firm-wide design technology strategies for HDR, Perkins + Will, and Woods Bagot. He received his Master of Engineering from the Product-Architecture Lab at Stevens Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech. He has been a visiting faculty at Princeton University and Parsons The New School for Design and speaks internationally on technology innovation at venues such as SIGGRAPH, SmartGeometry, and Autodesk University
Studio visits include:
Allied Works Architecture
Allied Works Architecture is a 40-person practice led by Brad Cloepfil from offices in Portland, Oregon and New York.
The defining project of Allied Works is the Maryhill Overlook in the Columbia River Gorge, completed in 1998, the first of a series of five installation designs in diverse landscapes across the Pacific Northwest. It was followed by the design for Wieden + Kennedy Agency, the radical transformation and adaptive reuse of an historic warehouse in Portland’s Pearl District into a world headquarters and workplace.
Recent projects include the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; the Dutchess County Residence Guest House; the re-design of 2 Columbus Circle for the Museum of Arts and Design; Clyfford Still Museum in Denver; the National Music Centre of Canada; a private residence with a major installation by artist Doug Aitken located on 350 acres in Stanfordville, New York; the design of the East River Walk in New York; a masterplan and new studio building for the Pacific Northwest College of Art; and the Vancouver Community Connector, a major civic space and structure, in Vancouver, Washington.
Architecture Research Office (ARO)
Founded in 1993 and based in New York, Architecture Research Office (ARO) is led by Stephen Cassell, Adam Yarinsky, and Kim Yao.
Through investigation, analysis, and testing, ARO pursues a research-driven process, enabling the firm to operate on a wide variety of projects spanning strategic planning, architecture, and urban design.
The firm’s current and recent architectural projects include: the Donald Judd Home + Studio Museum at 101 Spring Street in New York; a 90,000 sf dormitory for Tulane University; a private residence in Minnesota; Union Square Park’s North End Expansion, a renovation of the historic New York City park; and R-House, an ultra-efficient affordable housing prototype in Syracuse. Past notable projects include the Princeton School of Architecture Addition; the Susan P. and Richard A. Friedman Study Center at Brown University; and the Prada New York Epicenter Store, designed with Rem Koolhaas/OMA.
ARO received the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters honored the firm with their 2010 Academy Award for Architecture. The firm’s work has been exhibited widely including at the Museum of Modern Art and the Venice Biennale.
Balmori Associates is a landscape and urban design firm founded by Diana Balmori in 1990. The practice is recognized worldwide for designing sustainable infrastructures that serve as the interface between landscape and architecture. The firm’s approach is rooted in the exploration of the boundaries between nature and structure through landscape. The analysis of hydrological, ecological, and temporal dimensions, involving architects, engineers, ecologists, and artists has led to a portfolio of award winning projects for public and private clients in Europe, Asia, and America.
In 1998, Balmori Associates’ Master Plan won the international competition for the waterfront development of the Abandoibarra district of Bilbao. The office provided design leadership on the green roof at Silvercup Studios in Queens, the largest scientifically monitored green roof in the United States. In the fall of 2012, the Korean Prime Minister and several ministries moved from Seoul to Sejong, South Korea in a new multifunctional administrative city, a zero-waste urban plan designed by Balmori Associates.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Diller Scofidio + Renfro is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Based in New York, Diller Scofidio + Renfro is led by three partners – Liz Diller, Ric Scofidio, and Charles Renfro – who work collaboratively with a staff of ninety architects, artists, and administrators.
Among the various projects of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s are Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, including the redesign of Alice Tully Hall, the renovation and expansion of The Juilliard School, the Hypar Pavilion Lawn and Restaurant, and the expansion of the School of American Ballet; the High Line; the Institute of Contemporary Art on Boston’s waterfront; the Creative Arts Center at Brown University; and Blur, built on Lake Neuchâtel for the 2002 Swiss Expo. Currently in construction or in design are the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Expansion project; the Broad Art Museum in downtown Los Angeles; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley; the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and the Columbia University Medical Center; and the Museum of Image & Sound on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1999-2004, the MacArthur Foundation presented Diller and Scofidio with the “genius” award for their commitment to integrating architecture with issues of contemporary culture. Other prestigious awards and honors received by Diller Scofidio + Renfro include: the National Design Award from the Smithsonian; the Brunner Prize from the American Academy of the Arts and Letters; an Obie for an off-Broadway theater production; the AIA President’s Award; the AIA Medal of Honor; and AIA Design Awards for numerous projects. In 2003, the Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of the studio’s work, recognizing the firm’s unorthodox practice.
New York’s Ennead Architects’ portfolio is diverse typologically and includes new construction, renovation and expansion, historic preservation, interior design, and master planning. The studio has received the prestigious AIA NY Medal of Honor, the Smithsonian Institution-Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, and the National AIA Firm Award, as well as numerous design awards for individual buildings, including fifteen national AIA Honor Awards.
Ennead’s designs express the progressive missions of their cultural, educational, scientific, and governmental clients and are responsive to their specific environmental conditions.
Among recent projects are: the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Natural History Museum of Utah, Yale University Art Gallery Renovation and Expansion, The Standard High Line, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and the Brooklyn Museum Renovation and Expansion.
Eleven partners lead the firm: Joseph Fleischer, Timothy Hartung, Duncan Hazard, Guy Maxwell, Kevin McClurkan, Richard Olcott, Susan Rodriguez, Tomas Rossant, Todd Schliemann, Don Weinreich, and Thomas Wong. In 2012, Peter Schubert joined the partners in Ennead International, which was created to support the studio’s expansion abroad.
Within Ennead’s studio culture, staff are encouraged to exchange ideas and undertake personal research or engage in pro-bono activities to enhance numerous new research, educational, and professional initiatives. These include: Ennead Lab: Ennead’s research and advocacy initiative; STIM: a series of studio-wide presentations and thought-provoking dialogues that enlists studio members, other architects, academics, and related professionals to explore trends and activities in design and related fields; Open Crit: explorations of projects currently in design; and Research Groups: intra-office collaborations that address project-based and general professional issues both practically and speculatively to improve performance; expand the understanding of new technologies, methods, resources, and materials; and foster innovation.
HOK, founded in 1955, is a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm with 24 offices and 1,600 staff worldwide. For four consecutive years DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design. In New York, the office is a multi-disciplinary practice that includes interior design, base building architecture, and strategic facilities planning. The staff of 160 is divided by practice areas, with client-dedicated teams serving each project.
Recent and current projects include the Harlem Hospital modernization and New Mural Pavilion, the Urban League Empowerment Center in New York, Block D23 New Songdo City in Korea, Samchully Headquarters in Seoul, and the Singapore Chancery.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) provides architecture, interior, programming, and master planning services for clients in both the public and private sectors. Operating as one firm with six global offices, KPF is led by 24 principals and 25 directors. The firm’s 600+ staff members come from 43 different countries, speak more than 30 languages, and include over 80 LEED accredited professionals.
KPF’s portfolio, which features over 70 projects certified or pursuing green building certification, comprises corporate, hospitality, residential, academic, civic, transportation, and mixed-use projects located in more than 35 countries.
Recent and current projects include the Hudson Yards Master Plan in New York; Hysan Place in Hong Kong; Northeast Asia Torade Tower in New Songdo City, Korea; the Shanghai World Financial Center; and Tour First in Paris.
LOT-EK is a design studio based in Naples and New York. Founded in 1993 by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, it has been involved in residential, commercial, and institutional projects in the United States and abroad, as well as exhibition design and site-specific installations for major cultural institutions and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim.
LOT-EK is noted for its sustainable and innovative approach to construction, materials, and space through the “upcycling” of existing industrial objects and systems not originally intended for architecture. The goal is not only to recycle the objects themselves, but to recycle the intelligence that went into their development. Beyond the inherent sustainability of the design methodology, the studio is committed to researching and implementing innovative ways to conserve materials and energy.
Projects include Whitney Studio, an art studio/gallery inserted in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s open moat; the APAP OpenSchool in Anyang, Korea; Puma City, a mobile mixed-use event, retail, and office space; Van Alen Books in New York; and Sanlitun South in Beijing.
SNØHETTA kick-started its career in 1989 with the competition-winning entry for the new library of Alexandria, Egypt. This was later followed by the commission for the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center in New York, among many others. Since its inception, the practice —with offices in Oslo and New York — has maintained its original trans-disciplinary approach, integrating architectural, landscape, and interior design in all of its projects.
SNØHETTA is currently working on a number of educational, civic, and cultural projects in North America including the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California, the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, the Far Rockaway Public Library in New York City, the Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and the redevelopment of Times Square in New York City, expected to be completed in 2015.
Among its many recognitions, SNØHETTA has received the World Architecture Award for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the Aga Kahn Prize for Architecture for Alexandria Library. Since its completion in 2008, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet has also garnered the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Architecture and the EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) Great Places Award, as well as the European Prize for Urban Public Space, The International Architecture Award, and The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2010.
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien founded Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in 1986. Their studio focuses on work for institutions – museums, schools, and non-profits; organizations that value issues of “aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty.”
The studio’s body of work includes Hereford College at the University of Virginia; the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California; the Cranbrook Natatorium in Michigan; the American Folk Art Museum in New York; Skirkanich Hall Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania; two additions to the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona; the CV Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley; the David Rubenstein Atrium at New York’s Lincoln Center; and the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College. Projects including the Asia Society Center in Hong Kong, the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington DC, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and a dormitory at Haverford College in Philadelphia were completed between 2011 and 2012. An information technology campus for Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai is under construction, in addition to two new skating rinks for Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. The firm, with Davis Brody Bond, was recently awarded the commission to design the New Embassy Compound in Mexico City.
11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Registration will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Trespa Design Centre (62 Greene Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10012). The day also includes afternoon studio tours at some of the city's most interesting firms and an end of the day reception at Ennead Architects.
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; 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; and Syracuse University School of Architecture.