Folly/Function winner profile


RRRolling Stones, winner of the Folly/Function 2018 competition | HANNAH, 2018. Credit: HANNAH

Folly/Function is an annual juried competition engaging architects to design and build a project for public use at Socrates Sculpture Park. The 2018 competition asked entrants to propose movable outdoor seating for the park.


HANNAH is an interdisciplinary architectural practice based in Ithaca, New York. The firm is led by Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic.

HANNAH focuses on advancing 3D printing and other digital fabrication tools to develop novel architectural solutions. It collaborates with the Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory on projects that involve advanced digital fabrication and computation.

Recent projects include:

  • Corbel-Bacon Cabin, a small vacation home made of 3D printed concrete in Ithaca, New York
  • Dental Clinic Ladakh, a building in India designed to serve as a prototype for disaster relief pavilions
  • 3D Printed Guard House, a concrete building that integrates furniture printed in a factory in Souzhou, China.     

Lok received a master’s degree in architecture from MIT and a bachelor of arts in architecture and studio art from Wellesley College. 

Zivkovic earned a master’s degree in architecture from MIT and studied architecture and city planning at Stuttgart University.

Both teach at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. Zivkovic is also the director of the Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory.

Learn more on the firm’s website.