Annual Student Program 2014


2013 Student Program end of day reception at Ennead Architects and morning panel at Trespa Design Centre

Annual Student Program

Panel: Dana Getman, SHoP Architects, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, SITU Studio, and Kyle May, Abrahams May Architects and CLOG at Trespa Design Centre

Studio Visits: Allied Works Architecture, COOKFOX Architects, OMA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, Snøhetta, Thomas Phifer and Partners, Weiss/Manfredi, WORKac, WXY Architecture + Urban Design 

End of Day Reception: Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

Saturday, October 18, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To register, click here.  Registration is now closed for this program.  If you have questions about attending or still wish to register, email Jessica Liss at
Registration includes a 12-month student membership, entitling you to attend nearly all Architectural League programs for free. 

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 Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers.

Please note: Attendees will have the chance to visit two offices during the afternoon studio visits. Students will sign up for the tours in-person the morning of October 18th. 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:

SHoP Architects, Seward Park | rendering by DSA/SHoP Architects, copyright SHoP Architects

Dana Getman

Dana Getman is Project Architect at SHoP Architects where she has designed and managed several large-scale projects. She has been a team member on the Empire Outlets in Staten Island, the East River Waterfront project in Lower Manhattan, and the MAS-sponsored design challenge to re-vision Penn Station. She is currently the lead project architect on 111 West 57th street, a 1400-foot tall terracotta and bronze residential tower. Getman also heads the winning SHoP-led scheme for the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area master plan, a 1.65 million square foot mixed use RFP for the Lower East Side, and is currently managing the design of the first phase of the project, which includes the Andy Warhol Museum and the Essex Street Market.

Getman received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 2004 and a Master of Architecture II from Yale University in 2008 where she has also served as a visiting critic. Between her degrees Getman worked with Richard Meier & Partners on design projects in Italy, China, and New York.

Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny

SITU Studio, New York Hall of Science: Design Lab | photo by John Muggenborg

Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny is a Partner at SITU Studio, “an architectural design practice committed to the investigation of ideas through physical and material experimentation at a wide range of scales.” Founded in 2005 while its four partners including Lukyanov-Cherny were studying architecture at The Cooper Union, SITU operates three divisions: Studio, Research, and Fabrication. Recent SITU projects include the New York Hall of Science: Design Lab, a display system for the 2014 exhibition Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum and, “Heartwalk,” the winner of the fifth annual Times Square Valentine’s Day Heart Design Competition, which was subsequently relocated to DUMBO, the Rockaways, and permanently in Atlantic City.

Lukyanov-Cherny attended Stuyvesant High School and earned his Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union School of Architecture. He has served as a guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and New York Institute of Technology, and lecturer on Building Technologies at The Cooper Union and Parsons School of Design.

Abrahams May Architects, LOG | courtesy Abrahams May Architects

Kyle May

Kyle May is a Principal of Abrahams May Architects and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of CLOG. May previously worked at REX, Openshop|Studio, FACE Design + Fabrication, and Rogers Marvel Architects, and is a registered architect in New York and Ohio. Alongside the eleven CLOG issues published thus far, May has organized events, and lectures in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, and Venice, and recently curated the exhibition New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago. With Julia van den Hout, he is a 2014 Graham Foundation grant recipient for their upcoming book on Wallace Harrison, The Egg and the Extrusion.

May received his Master of Architecture from Kent State University. He has been a visiting critic at Princeton University, Columbia GSAPP, University of Illinois, Syracuse University, Kent State University, and City College of New York CUNY, and also lectured at several institutions including Yale, MIT, NYU, Barnard, KTH Stockholm, and Lund University. 

Studio visits include:

Allied Works Architecture, Clyfford Still Museum | photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Allied Works Architecture  

Brad Cloepfil established Allied Works Architecture in 1994 in Portland, Oregon. The firm’s early projects include the Maryhill Overlook, the first in a series of five installations designed for diverse natural landscapes across the Pacific Northwest, and the transformation of a Portland warehouse into the Widen + Kennedy Agency’s headquarters. Among recent projects are: the redesign of 2 Columbus Circle for the Museum of Arts and Design, the expansion and renovation of the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, a new studio for Pixar in Emeryville, California, the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, and the Seattle Art Museum in Washington.

Current projects include the National
 Music Centre of Canada in Calgary, the Spaulding Paolozzi Center for Clemson University in Charleston, South Carolina, which will house the school’s architecture and design programs, and a U.S. Embassy in Mozambique.

Allied Works is the recipient of a Progressive Architecture Award from ARCHITECT Magazine in 2014 and has been awarded numerous AIA honors, including an AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Design Award in 2013.

COOKFOX Architects

COOKFOX Architects, City Point | photo courtesy of the firm

Founded in 2003 by Rick Cook and Bob Fox, COOKFOX Architects is a New York-based architectural studio that seeks to combine innovative design with environmental responsibility. COOKFOX is the first architectural firm to design three LEED Platinum projects in New York City: the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, a full-floor interior in the Empire State Building, and the firm’s own studio. COOKFOX served as an advisor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. Other recent projects range from the Hegeman, a residential community commissioned by Common Ground Communities for low-income and formerly homeless individuals in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to the Friends Center at Angkor Hospital for Children, an outreach center at a hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Work in progress includes 300 Lafayette Street and 301 East 50th Street in Manhattan and the Footprint Power Salem Harbor Station in Salem, Massachusetts. The firm is the recipient of the NYC Public Design Commission’s Award for Excellence in Design for both CityPoint and One DeKalb as well as numerous U.S. Green Building Council Awards for projects such as Live Work Home, Stephen Sondheim Theater, Lucida, and One Bryant Park.


OMA, Milstein Hall, Cornell University | photo by Iwan Baan


OMA is an interdisciplinary practice that integrates architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. Founded in 1975, OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long, and Michael Kokora – with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Doha. Recent projects include the Amsterdam G-Star Headquarters, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the Beijing China Central Television headquarters, and Milstein Hall at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning.

Currently under construction projects include the Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale, a public library in Caen, France and the Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, a mixed-use project that will house the Danish Architecture Centre’s new headquarters.

The work of Rem Koolhaas and OMA has won many significant awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2000, the Praemium Imperiale (Japan) in 2003, the RIBA Gold Medal (UK) in 2004, the Mies van der Rohe – European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (2005), the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2010 Venice Biennale, and most recently, the RIBA Charles Jencks Award in 2012 and the Johannes Vermeer Prijs in 2013.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Kimbell Art Museum Expansion | copyright Michel Denancé

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) is a 130-person international architectural practice founded in 1981, with offices in Paris, Genoa, and New York. The Workshop, led by 14 partners including Pritzker Prize laureate Renzo Piano, provides architectural, interior, urban, landscape, and exhibition design services.

Notable past projects include the Menil Collection in Houston, the Kansai International Airport Terminal Building in Osaka, the Kanak Cultural Center in New Caledonia, and both the Morgan Library and New York Times Building in New York. Among more recent projects are: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum extension in Boston, the Shard in London, the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, and the expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. In New York, RPBW is currently designing the Whitney Museum’s new building on Gansevoort Street in downtown Manhattan and working alongside SOM on the master plan of Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus.

Among its many recognitions, the work of Renzo Piano and RPBW has received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 1989, the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1998, the 2014 RIBA Award for Architectural Excellence for the Shard, and the 2013 AIA Twenty-five Year Award for the Menil Collection design.

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Robert A. M. Stern Architects, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Freedom Plaza, Southern Methodist University | photo by Peter Aaron/Esto

Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), established in 1977, is a 300-person firm working in Europe, Asia, South America, and across the United States. The firm primarily takes on large-scale residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

RAMSA’s best-known work includes Fifteen Central Park West, an apartment complex on the scale of a city block; the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas; the 57-story Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia; and the ongoing implementation of planning guidelines for New York City’s 42nd Street theater district.

Currently, the firm is working on projects around the world such as Heart of Lake, a “high-rise garden suburb” in Xiamen, China; 30 Park Place, an 82-story tower in New York which includes both condominium units and a Four Seasons hotel; One Horizon Center, an office tower in Gurgaon, India; and the Immanuel Chapel for Virginia Theological Seminary.

RAMSA’s work has been honored with several AIA National Honor Awards. The firm has also garnered various awards for sustainable design, and seven RAMSA buildings have received LEED Platinum certification to date. Principal Robert Stern received the Driehaus Prize in 2011.

Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, Henderson-Hopkins School | photo courtesy of the firm

Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers was founded in August 2013 by Rob Rogers, former partner of Rogers Marvel Architects (RMA). The 35-person firm includes architects, urban designers, and landscape architects.

Current projects include the redesign of Constitution Gardens and Pavilion on the National Mall in Washington DC, a K-8 charter school for John Hopkins School of Education in inner city Baltimore, the new headquarters for the advertising agency Droga5 in Manhattan’s Financial District, a corporate headquarters for SandRidge Energy in downtown Oklahoma City, the expansion of the Trinity School in New York, and Syracuse University’s new cogeneration plant.

Among the firm’s awards are: the AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Award, Public Building of the Year for the Henderson-Hopkins School, a Faith & Form Design Award for the Westchester Reform Temple, and an ASLA Illinois Chapter Honor Award for SandRidge Commons.

Snøhetta, September Eleventh Memorial Museum | copyright Snøhetta


Established in 1989 with the competition-winning entry for the new library of Alexandria, Egypt, Snøhetta is an architecture, landscape, interior, and brand design firm with offices in Oslo and New York. The work according to the firm, “strives to enhance our sense of place, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether natural or human-made.”

Current U.S. projects include the redevelopment of Times Square in New York City, which is currently under construction, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, the Far Rockaway Public Library in Queens, and the Westchester Branch Library in the Bronx. Current international projects include Museo de Ciencias Ambientales, an environmental science museum in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Lascaux Caves Museum in Lascaux, France, and the Vaven Cultural Centre in Umea, Sweden.

Snøhetta has received the World Architecture Award for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, and the Aga Kahn Prize for Architecture for Alexandria Library. Since its completion in 2008, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet has won the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Architecture and the EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) Great Places Award, in addition to the European Prize for Urban Public Space, The International Architecture Award, and The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2010.

Thomas Phifer and Partners, Rice University Brochstein Pavilion | photo by Scott Frances

Thomas Phifer and Partners

Thomas Phifer founded his New York City-based firm Thomas Phifer and Partners in 1997. The work according to Phifer, “approaches modernism from a humanistic standpoint, connecting the built environment to the natural world with a heightened sense of openness and community spirit based on a collaborative, interdisciplinary process.”

Among recent firm projects are: the new United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and The Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University, as well as several residential projects. Currently under construction projects include an expansion of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, a new museum for the Glenstone Foundation in Potomac, Maryland and a new street light fixture for New York City. In 2014 Thomas Phifer and Partners was chosen to design The Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa Theatre in Warsaw.

The firm’s projects have garnered several awards including seven AIA National Honor Awards and twelve AIA New York Honor Awards. Among the projects that have won AIA National Honor Awards are the North Carolina Museum of Art in 2011 and the Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion in 2010. 

Weiss / Manfredi, Novartis Office Building 335 | photo by Paul Warchol


Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss lead the New York City-based practice Weiss/Manfredi, which in the words of the firm, “redefine[s] the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure, and art.”

Past projects include: the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania; Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park; the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center; and Barnard College Diana Center, a campus life center on Barnard’s Morningside Heights campus. Weiss/Manfredi’s 2008 Taekwondo Park in Muju, Korea project is featured in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Among current projects are the Cornell NYC Tech Corporate Co-Location Building on Cornell’s Roosevelt Island and the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater in collaboration with OLIN. Last year, Weiss/Manfredi was selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to be part of the Design Excellence initiative, providing renovation and rehabilitation design services for embassies and consulates worldwide.

Weiss/Manfredi is the recipient of several awards including the National AIA 2014 AIA Institute Honor Award for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, and the Honor Award 2013 National ASLA Award for Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center. 

WORKac, Edible Schoolyard NYC | copyright Iwan Baan


Principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood established WORKac in 2003. Together, Andraos and Wood lead the firm with Associate Principal Sam Dufaux who joined the office in 2006.

Past projects include the Blaffer Museum in Houston, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan, and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Currently, WORKac is designing the new home for the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Downtown Brooklyn. The firm’s winning competition entry for an international diplomatic conference center in Libreville, Gabon is now under construction.

WORKac has received the Municipal Art Society’s MASterworks Award – Best Green Design Initiative for Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216, the New York City Public Design Commission’s Award for Excellence in Design, and the AIA NY State Merit Award for Public Farm 1, WORKac’s winning landscape for the 2008 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.

Amale Andraos is currently the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

WXY Architecture + Urban Design, EMS 27 Ambulance Facility | photo courtesy of the firm

WXY Architecture + Urban Design

Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes established WXY Architecture + Urban Design in 1998. Architect Layng Pew and more recently urbanist Adam Lubinsky, joined Weisz and Yoes as principals. The four lead WXY, a design and planning firm, which in the firm’s words, is “focused on social and environmental transformation of the public realm at multiple scales.”

Past projects include the EMS 27 Ambulance Facility in the Bronx, the Brooklyn Technology Triangle, the Westchester Community Design Institutes, and SeaGlass Carousel in Manhattan’s Battery Park. Currently in progress is the reconstruction of Astor Place and Cooper Square in Manhattan, which is expected to be completed in 2015. Also underway is phase II of Fordham Plaza reconstruction in the Bronx.

WXY’s work has been recognized with several awards including: the APA New York Metro 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award for the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan, the AIA New York State 2013 Best in New York State award for the East River Blueway Plan, and the AIA New York Chapter 2005 Honor Award for Architecture for the Bronx Charter School for the Arts.

Time & Place
Saturday, October 18, 2014
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 Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers (100 Reade Street)
Registration has now closed for this program. If you have questions about attending or wish to still register, email Jessica Liss at Registration is $35.00 and includes a 12-month student membership, entitling you to attend nearly all Architectural League programs for free. Current League student members need not pay the fee.
The League thanks the Trespa Design Centre for generously hosting the panel discussion and registration portions of the Student Program; and Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers 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; The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union; Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University; New Jersey School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology; School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology; Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; School of Architecture, Pratt Institute; Princeton University School of Architecture; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design

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