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The Institute for Public Architecture's "Live/Work for the Workforce" fellows announced

The Institute for Public Architecture has announced their 2016 fellows for the Live/Work for the Workforce residency. The program gives architects the opportunity to research and design concepts for potential live/work spaces in a former industrial building in New York City.

The program is in part a response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ten-year Housing New York plan, which includes mixed-use live/work spaces for artists and entrepreneurs.

The residency has been offered to 11 architects and designers, who will work in two teams of two, two teams of three, and one solo team. They’ll formulate separate projects but are encouraged to collaborate among themselves and with the community.

The teams’ projects will examine a range of potential solutions for live/work spaces; some of the fellows plan to publish their research throughout the residency.

Two teams, Team Move Matter and Team The Media is the Neighborhood, focus on individual industries, like affordable housing for those in the food and beverage industry and the use of real estate by the film, television, and media industries, respectively. Others, like Stephen Fan and Team AJX, are researching existing live/work arrangements in Los Angeles’s “Hybrid Industrial” zones and New York City’s Loft Laws.

Find more information and biographies of the fellows at the Institute for Public Architecture website.

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