The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.
Based in Brooklyn, nARCHITECTS was founded in 1999 by Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang. Its goal: address contemporary issues in architecture through conceptually and technologically ambitious work that responds thoughtfully to social conditions. Recent work, which ranges from multi-unit micro housing to institutional projects, tackles what the firm identifies as “the most pressing issues that our cities face—how we live, work, and activate public spaces.”
- The Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, which aims to educate visitors in sustainable and passive building design. Construction is expected to begin in 2019.
- The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, a cultural center which showcases New York State’s history of progressive action on issues like female suffrage and LGBTQ rights. The design seeks to make the building’s surroundings feel like part of the exhibition.
- A/D/O, a design space in Brooklyn whose architecture is grounded in the idea of remixing. The former warehouse now contains a restaurant, fabrication lab, design store, and urban accelerator.
- Chicago Navy Pier, a redesign of a popular tourist attraction which focused on reconnecting the pier to the city and creating a vital public space.