On Sunday morning the Flight 587 Memorial was dedicated on Beach 116th street in Rockaway, Queens. Situ Studio collaborated with Freddy Rodriguez on the design of the memorial which commemorates the 265 victims of Flight 587 that crashed in 2001 shortly after taking off from John F. Kennedy airport en route to the Dominican Republic. The memorial was dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the crash. Nearly 1000 mourners gathered to attend the ceremony.
Situ Studio fabricated the forms for Mara Haseltine’s SARS PI sculpture that has just been installed at Biopolis (a center for biomedical sciences) in Singapore. The sculpture, an enlarged version of the SARS Protease Inhibitor was fabricated using X-ray crystallography data that was gathered by a team of scientists researching the SARS virus. The piece is located in the “epicenter” of the Biopolis complex which was designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
Situ Studio has received an Independent Projects grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for its project "Mapping Frontiers: The Expanding U.S. Border." This project will explore the space of the U.S. national borders post 9/11. The NYSCA grant was awarded by the Council's Department of Architecture, Planning and Design.
Situ Studio’s competition entry for a new Art Center on Roosevelt Island’s Southpoint was selected for exhibition and publication as part of the “From Ruin to Rejuvenation” show at The Center for Architecture. The show ran through June 17.
Construction has begun on the Flight 587 Memorial in Far Rockaway, Queens. The memorial is expected to be completed for memorial services this coming November 12.
In early May, Situ Studio gave an office presentation at Skidmore Owings and Merrill entitled "Intersecting Instruments". The presentation outlined Situ Studio's use of CAD/CAM technologies in the fields of architecture and design. Emphasizing the growing relevance of digital fabrication to architects, the talk focused on the increasingly seamless relationship between digital and physical modeling.