Besler & Sons
Erin Besler and Ian Besler are cofounders of Besler & Sons, LLC, an office based in New Jersey that designs buildings, objects, videos, software, and exhibitions to expand the definition of architecture through active participation with amateur creators, construction trades, and design software. They work to create new audiences and opportunities for social engagement.
Their design work has been included in more than forty public installations and exhibitions internationally. They are 2020 Artists in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts and 2019 United States Artists Fellows in Architecture & Design. They were finalists for MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, and participants in the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism. Alongside their practice, they pursue design research through teaching and writing, with publications in journals including Log, Pidgin, Future Anterior, Project, San Rocco, and Perspecta.