New York city is full of great architects and amazing projects. Today we want you to know the best young architects based in nyc.
A city is only as good as its architecture, and in a place as fast-paced as New York, it pays to know the architects to watch. The following young architects started innovative firms look at some the brightest emerging names and faces in architecture today.
Our first architect is actually a duo and their firm’s name, Snarkitecture, embodies the hipness of the borough in which it’s stationed (Brooklyn, of course). Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen met at Cooper-Union and established this collaborative art-plus-architecture practice in 2008 aiming to “make architecture perform the unexpected.”
Caroline O’Donnell established her firm in 2008 in New York City, and it is now based upstate in Ithaca. CODA made a splash when it won MoMA P.S. 1′s Young Architects Program in 2013 with its bold project, Party Wall.
Alfonso Medina, at the tender age of 30, employs 60 people at his real estate firm and 10 people at his architecture firm T38 Studio, based in both New York and Tijuana. T38 established its name after designing a number of medium to high-density projects in Mexico. The firm is gradually expanding into the States — T38 finished a project in Los Angeles converting a 12,000-square-foot warehouse into a nonprofit space and art gallery.
Eric Tan, an architect still in his 20s, works with both the international firms Gensler and Pinkcloud.DK. Tan has worked on a number of conceptual projects within New York City, including a redesign of a site on Allen Street as part of an “urban makeover initiative” as well as a proposal to develop the Empire Stores in DUMBO.
Brothers Dominic and Chris Leong run this Chinatown-based design company. Leong-Leong is known for the playful and modern designs on display at Phillip Lim showrooms throughout the world. The brothers transformed an old printing house in SoHo into the Phillip Lim headquarters, a bright and spacious showroom and office that is lit by several large skylights. Their work has caught the attention of The New York Times, which dubbed these two “power siblings,” and praised the firm’s use of “simple materials to invert the notion of space” — something space-deprived New Yorkers can definitely appreciate.
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