BRANDT : HAFERD is a Harlem-based architecture and design studio. Their body of work includes academic research and a range of built projects – from the domestic to the workplace to the urban. Performance and Play, Abstract vs. Built Form, Nature and Territory, and the Individual vs. Collective are some of the interests explored in the practice.
Haferd has worked in the offices of OMA/Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi Architects. He teaches at Columbia GSAPP and has taught at CCNY, Barnard, NJIT and Pratt Institute.
Knapp has worked in the offices of Joeb Moore & Partners, and Richard Meier & Partners. She has taught at Columbia GSAPP, PennDesign, Barnard, NJIT and Pratt Institute.
Trained architectural professionals with licensure in New York State; the studio has been exploring how interests in public space can operate at multiple scales through experimental projects since 2012. Haferd and Knapp were winners of the inaugural 2012 Folly competition held by the Architectural League of New York. Their work has been exhibited at various institutions including Storefront for Art & Architecture and AIA New York. The office has recently been awarded the grand prize in the ZeroThreshold competition with their accesible housing entry, “Side by Side”.