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High Climbing Design: SoftLAB

New York design studio SOFTlab collaborated with Lucas Werthein and Marcelo Pontes of experimental production company Black Egg to create a multi-faceted architectural lighting installation that has as much of an impact when the lights are off as it does when the display is on in full effect, corresponding with…

Where Have All the Artists Gone?

In 2010, Far Rockaway resident Patti Smith proclaimed that “New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling” and she recommended other cities like Detroit and Poughkeepsie where they should consider living. “New York City,” she said, “has been taken away from you. So my advice is:…

Jennifer Carpenter

New York–based architect Jennifer Carpenter recently teamed up with Lukas Lighting to create a collaborative working environment for digital marketing software company MediaMath at 4 World Trade Center.

The inspiration for the design has a lot to do with the company’s strengths. MediaMath employs a lot of…

Emerging Voices 2016: Table of Contents

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The Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices competition identifies leading talents in architecture and design in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Meet the eight 2016 winners that were selected for their “distinct design voices and significant bodies of realized work.”


Monterrey, Mexico


Solange Fabiao

Courtesy Imprensa Museu do Amanha

The Museum of Tomorrow is the Museum of Today.

It is a large ship that docked at Mauá Square, in the port of the city of Rio de Janeiro—bringing good news. Emotive news. Good news, in the sense that…

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Bay Bridge Bike Path

Courtesy Arup

Bay Bridge Bike Path
Engineer: Arup
Client: Bay…

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No Stadium, No Problem

Forum Studio's master plan was designed to be flexible enough to function with or without a stadium. Courtesy Forum Studio

St. Louis is quickly bouncing back from the abrupt move of the Rams football team to Los Angeles, an act the city considers a slight from the National Football League.…

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Coming Home

The second empire style Old Main building is one of the most recognizable monuments in the heart of Milwaukee. Courtesy Megan Daniels

The Milwaukee Soldiers Home has been a healing place for the nation’s veterans since 1867. The National Historic Landmark is an asset of the U.S. Department of Veterans…

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The Strand Theater

Bruce Damonte / Courtesy Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The Strand
1127 Market Street,…

GREC Architects

In 2014, Chicago’s GREC Architects made the expansionist move into a background building on the Magnificent Mile. It was a sign of health and ambition—that a firm cut to half its 2007 size by the recession was back on the warpath. From a generic office floor, GREC is spinning a…