The League’s First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.
This season’s events feature practices navigating the legacies and possibilities of American infrastructure, from ecological systems and transit hubs to community facilities and social networks.
FXCollaborative is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm that was founded in New York City in 1978. Now based in Downtown Brooklyn, it is organized as a flexible network of typology-focused design studios. The practice spans multiple sectors, including commercial, residential, cultural, educational, transportation, and mixed-use, working at a variety of scales. Across its projects, FXCollaborative is “vigorously engaged in the reinvention and revitalization of the urban condition,” according to the firm.
Completed projects include:
- 1 Willoughby Square, a 34-story office tower in Downtown Brooklyn where FXCollaborative’s office is located
- The Statue of Liberty Museum, a public museum in New York Harbor envisioned as an extension of Liberty Island’s landscape
- Covenant House New York, a new purpose-built facility that provides unhoused youth with shelter and support.
Current and upcoming projects include:
- Penn Station Redevelopment, which aims to transform Penn Station into a civic beacon for travel and transportation
- Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the transformation of a 19th-century church building into a new home for the museum
- MidCity Master Plan, the redesign of an underutilized 8-acre site in downtown Nashville to accommodate 2.5 million square feet of mixed-use development spread over seven high-rise buildings.