Front and REX

October

Click for more project images | (left) Front, The Spheres: Rufus 2.0 Block 19, Seattle | model by Front; (right) REX, Necklace Residence, Long Island | rendering by Luxigon

Click for more project images | (left) Front, The Spheres: Rufus 2.0 Block 19, Seattle | model by Front; (right) REX, Necklace Residence, Long Island | rendering by Luxigon

Front, West Block Rehabilitation Project, Ottawa | Façade consultant to Arcop and Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss, Drolet, & Associates (joint venture) | Model by Front

Front, West Block Rehabilitation Project, Ottawa | Façade consultant to Arcop and Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss, Drolet, & Associates (joint venture) | Model by Front

Front, Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn | Façade consultant to Ateliers Jean Nouvel/ TA Dumbleton Architect | Photo by Jill Fredrickson / Front

Front, Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn | Façade consultant to Ateliers Jean Nouvel/ TA Dumbleton Architect | Photo by Jill Fredrickson / Front

Front, National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion, New York | Façade consultant to Snøhetta Design/ Adamson Associates | Photo by Jill Fredrickson / Front

Front, National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion, New York | Façade consultant to Snøhetta Design/ Adamson Associates | Photo by Jill Fredrickson / Front

Front, Barclays Center, Brooklyn | Façade consultant to AECOM/ SHoP Architects | Model by Front

Front, Barclays Center, Brooklyn | Façade consultant to AECOM/ SHoP Architects | Model by Front

Front, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing | Façade consultant to Zaha Hadid Architects/ Integrated Design Solutions | Photo by Front

Front, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing | Façade consultant to Zaha Hadid Architects/ Integrated Design Solutions | Photo by Front

Front, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Expansion, Boston | Façade consultant to Renzo Piano Building Workshop/ Stantec | Photo by Jill Fredrickson / Front

Front, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Expansion, Boston | Façade consultant to Renzo Piano Building Workshop/ Stantec | Photo by Jill Fredrickson / Front

Front, Tea Stone Pavilion, Osulloc Tea Museum, Jeju, South Korea | Façade consultant to Minsuk Cho - Mass Studies | Photo by Yongkwan Kim

Front, Tea Stone Pavilion, Osulloc Tea Museum, Jeju, South Korea | Façade consultant to Minsuk Cho – Mass Studies | Photo by Yongkwan Kim

Front, Theater for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, New York | Façade consultant to H3 Hardy Collaboration | Photo by Marc Simmons / Front

Front, Theater for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, New York | Façade consultant to H3 Hardy Collaboration | Photo by Marc Simmons / Front

Front, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Façade consultant to HOK | Photo by Sam Fentress

Front, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Façade consultant to HOK | Photo by Sam Fentress

REX, Five Manhattan West, New York | Rendering by Millar Hare

REX, Five Manhattan West, New York | Rendering by Millar Hare

REX, Necklace Residence, Long Island | rendering by Luxigon

REX, Necklace Residence, Long Island | rendering by Luxigon

REX, Calgary Central Library Competition, Calgary | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Calgary Central Library Competition, Calgary | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Equator Tower, Kuala Lumpur | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Equator Tower, Kuala Lumpur | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Media Head Quarters, Middle East | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Media Head Quarters, Middle East | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Munch Museum, Oslo | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Munch Museum, Oslo | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Surya, Dallas | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Surya, Dallas | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, V & A at Dundee | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, V & A at Dundee | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Vakko Fashion Center, Istanbul | Photo by Iwan Baan

REX, Vakko Fashion Center, Istanbul | Photo by Iwan Baan

REX, Yongsan Tower, Seoul | Rendering by Luxigon

REX, Yongsan Tower, Seoul | Rendering by Luxigon

First Friday
Front
REX

Join Front and REX at their offices for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind-the-scenes look at recent and upcoming projects. This program is part of First Friday, a monthly opportunity for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.

Established in 2002, Front is an integrated design consulting firm comprising over forty professionals with backgrounds in architecture and structural, mechanical, and environmental engineering, with offices in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. Specializing in façade systems, Front has consulted on one hundred built projects utilizing a variety of façade treatments on buildings of all sizes.

Recent projects for which Front has consulted are the entire enclosure design for the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York and the entire enclosure, including the two vertical façade systems and skylight system, for Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn. Front provided engineering services for the contractor for the construction of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. An upcoming project is The Spheres: Rufus 2.0 Block 19, a futuristic centerpiece of office towers for Amazon in Seattle, WA.

REX, founded in 2006 by former OMA founding partner Joshua Prince-Ramus, is an internationally acclaimed architecture and design firm based in New York City, whose name signifies a re-appraisal (RE) of architecture (X). Operating across many scales, REX, as they describe themselves, “consistently challenges and advances building typologies, and promotes the agency of architecture.” Its work has garnered notable awards, including two AIA National Honor Awards, a U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology National Honor Award, an American Library Association National Building Award, and two American Council of Engineering Companies National Gold Awards.

Recent work includes the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Dallas; and the Vakko Fashion Center and Power Media Center, Istanbul. Upcoming projects include the re-cladding and interior renovation of Five Manhattan West, New York; the Necklace Residence, a private residence in Long Island; the Mercedes-Benz Campus Extension and Future Center, Stuttgart; and 2050 M Street, an office building in Washington, D.C.

Time & Place
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Offices of Front and REX
20 Jay Street, Suite 920 (Front and REX share the same suite)
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tickets
SOLD OUT—We are currently sold out for this event. To be added to the wait list, email rsvp@archleague.org. First Friday events are free and open only to League members, who may bring one non-member guest. RSVP required to rsvp@archleague.org. To become a member and attend this program, join here. Reservations for this event are open to members on August 26th, 2015.