1. David van der Leer

    Comments Off on David van der Leer

    David van der Leer is a forecaster, strategist, researcher, and writer. In 2018, David founded DVDL after having worked and consulted with institutions, government agencies, corporations, and individuals for 15 years. DVDL is an agency of innovators and strategists working at the intersection of cultural analysis and human behavior. DVDL develops models and concepts that bring the future of communities, public spaces, and cultural institutions into focus by creating a greater understanding of how to guide those towards people and the issues they hold dear.

    From 2013 to 2018, David was the Executive Director of Van Alen Institute. This design nonprofit develops cross-disciplinary research, provocative public programs, and inventive design competitions to make cities better. Before repositioning Van Alen Institute, David created and curated the Architecture and Urban Studies program for the Guggenheim Museum from 2008 to 2013. David developed and co-curated the highly publicized BMW Guggenheim Lab at the Guggenheim, which traveled from New York City to Berlin and Mumbai in its own building. He curated projects like stillspotting nyc and exhibitions like Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward. In 2012, he co-curated the United States Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and in 2011 he curated for the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. In 2010, The New York Times recognized David as one of ten promising curators of the next generation.


  2. Times Square Alliance

    Comments Off on Times Square Alliance

    The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square – cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century.

  3. The Living

    Comments Off on The Living

    The Living, a first-of-its-kind Autodesk Studio, combines research and practice, exploring new ideas and technologies through prototyping. The studio’s work embraces the complexity at the intersection of ideas, technologies, materials, culture, humans, non-humans, and the environment. Focusing on the intersection of biology, computation, and sustainability, the studio has articulated three frameworks for harnessing living organisms for architecture: bio-computing, bio-sensing, and bio-manufacturing. The studio welcomes rapid change, embraces design with uncertainty, develops rules rather than forms, and designs with unknowable forces.

  4. Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio

    Comments Off on Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio

    Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio is a London-based architecture and design practice with an international reputation for realising innovative projects that span the disciplines of architecture, art, design and fashion. 

    Specialising in architecture and design for buildings, installations, exhibitions and products, the studio produces work for and with international clients and collaborators such as Vitra, Coca-Cola, The Architecture Foundation, The Royal Academy of Arts, The British Council, Colette, Topshop, the Venice Architecture Biennale and Storefront for Art and Architecture.

  5. Haiko Cornelissen Architecten

    Comments Off on Haiko Cornelissen Architecten

    HAIKO CORNELISSEN ARCHITECTURE is a New York-based office with Amsterdam roots where the knowledge of architects, historians, designers, builders, researchers, developers and engineers is combined into spatial solutions that empower communities. Our architectural solutions are designed to solve emerging spatial needs of perpetually evolving communities. The firm is currently involved in various projects throughout Europe and North America.

  6. SOFTlab

    Comments Off on SOFTlab

    SOFTlab is a design studio based in New York City. The studio combines a research-based design practice with an interest in how technology, craft, and materials come together in ways that explore the boundaries between architecture, other disciplines, and the public. 


    Comments Off on SCHAUM/SHIEH

    SCHAUM/SHIEH is a small architectural collaboration operating between Houston, TX and New York City. Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum established SCHAUM/SHIEH in 2009 around overlapping interests in art, form, and the city, and have developed a dialogue through projects ranging from buildings and installations to speculative projects and unsolicited urban plans. The practice has a particular interest in the city at the scale of the building, both as a site of theoretical experimentation and as a reality that may be transformed through building. We work at a range of scales, with completed and current projects in Detroit, New York, Marfa, Houston, and Virginia. SCHAUM/SHIEH was a finalist in the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, a winner of the 2016 New Practices New York by the AIA, and named one of the 2019 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York. Our work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Art Prize in Grand Rapids, the Storefront For Art and Architecture, and the Center For Architecture in New York.