SITU is honored to announce that Design Lab was awarded first place in the Interior Design Best of Year Awards. Design Lab was recognized in the Youth Education category.
More information about the 2014 awards may be found here.
SITU Studio is pleased to announce its participation in the Re-Envisioning Branch Library Symposium and Design Showcase at The Japan Society. The conference, organized by the Center for an Urban Future, The Architectural League of New York and the Charles H. Revson Foundation serves as the first oppurtunity to view presentations from the six design teams, selected in July through a submission process. SITU will present L+, a proposal trhat explores design strategies to meet the evolving needs of branch libraries in New York City. The event will also feature policy discussions with distinguished community leaders, developers, and policy experts.
More information about the symposium can be found here.
SITU is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming MoMA exhibition, Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities.
The exhibition features design research and proposals that explore rapid urbanization, population growth, and inequality presented through case studies in six megacities- Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York and Rio de Janeiro. Each of the six cities was studied by an interdisciplinary team comprised of two studios. SITU worked in collaboration with Cohabitation Strategies to investigate these themes in the context of New York.
Uneven Growth in on view from November 22, 2014 -May 10, 2015. More information about the exhibition can be found here.
SITU is pleased to announce that Design Lab has been selected as a finalist in the Education: Youth category for Interior Design's 2014 Best of Year Awards.
To learn more about the project, watch SITU's documentary Making Design Lab.
Read more about Interior Design's 2014 BOY Finalists here.
Partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny will speak about SITU Business Structure at the AIA New York GROW: Practice, Profession, and Career symposium.
Presented by: AIA New York Professional Practice Committee and AIA national Practice Management Knowledge Community with AIA New York Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
For more information, click here.
SITU will participate in a round-table discussion as part of the 2014 Design Leadership Summit taking place in Brooklyn, NY at Industry City on Thursday, November 6th.
The Design Leadership Summit was founded in 2005 and continues to grow in scale and reach. It remains one of the most exclusive and sought-after invitation for the leading architects and interior designers practicing in America today. Its mission is to inspire and educate, while building a lasting community among top practitioners. The summit audience is comprised of approximately 250-300 of the highest level prinicipals of design and architecture firms in the US, top member s of the media, and the CEO's of major product manufacturers related to our industry.
To learn more about the summit, click here.
Organized by the AIANY Interiors and Planning Urban Design committees, SITU partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny participates on a panel discussion of selected public art projects, their relationship with the architectural environment, and their social impact. The panel is moderated by William Menking, Executive Editor, Architect's Newspaper.
Sandra Bloodworth, Director, Arts and Urban Design, MTA
James Carpenter, President and Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates
Vincent Change, Partner, Grimshaw
Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Owner, SITU Studio LLC and Architecture & Planning Consultant
Sara Reisman, Director, Percent for Art Program, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
More information here.
SITU partner Wes Rozen is one of five designers selected to participate in the Kakehashi Project, U.S. Young Creators Program. The four other designers include Kelli Anderson, Justin Colt, Martha Kang McGill, and Max Weisel. The project is an exchange program initiated by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by the Japan Foundation. The aim of the program is to promote a deeper mutual understanding between the US and Japan, and has invited these young professionals to travel to explore new ideas, trends, and issues in their field.
SITU's "Making Design Lab" is a short film documenting the design and fabrication of the New York Hall of Science's Design Lab, which opened to the public this past June. Premiering October 17th as part of the "Maker" category of the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, the documentary discusses maker culture and STEM learning as part of our process designing and fabricating the workshops that fill this 10,000 sq ft space.
Purchase tickets to the premiere, here.
Learn more about Design Lab, here.
The Interdisciplinary Seminar presents SITU partner Bradley Samuels, who will give a free, public presentation of a series of case-studies done collaboratively between SITU Research and Forensic Architecture. Each study explores the emerging role of artist and designer as a mediator and translator of spatial information, hovering between activist and witness in contemporary legal, political, and social forums.
Read more about the lecture and how to attend here.
In collaboration with Forensic Architecture and on behalf of the Bureau of Investigate Journalism, SITU Research has been selected as a Finalist in the 4th Annual Lovie Awards. In the Website: News category, SITU was selected for the interactive platform www.wherethedronesstrike.com documenting US drone strikes in Pakistan from 2001-2014.
Join SITU at the 5th Annual World Maker Faire in New York. We will be at our booth in NYSCI Village on September 20th and 21st presenting a video on the making of Design Lab.
For more information about the faire, click here.
For more about the process behind Design Lab, click here.
Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny will be speaking at Maker Faire, hosted at the New York Hall of Science, on Saturday, September 20th at 1:30pm. Held at the MAKE: Electronic Stage, SITU will present the process of designing and fabrication Design Lab at NYSCI.
For more information about this lecture and Maker Faire 2014, click here.
Learn more about Design Lab here.
The Architectural League is collaborating with the Center for an Urban Future on a design study that will articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities for these essential, neighborhood-based resource centers. SITU Studio will lead one of five teams in the interdisciplinary design study, culminating in a public event this fall that will feature a presentation of the participants' work and discussion with advocates and policymakers around isses drawn from the study.
Read the announcement here.
SITU Research released a report entitled Invisible New York on New York City's hidden living conditions as part of the upcoming Uneven Growth exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.
Read the full report here.
NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial opened at the Museum of Arts and Design on July 1st and will be open to the public until October 12th.
SITU Studio was chosen by the Museum of Arts and Design to create an exhibition environment for NYC Makers; our concrete canvas plinths are utilized as platforms for the work of Jeff Zimmerman, Raul De Nieves, FPOAFM Studios, papabubble New York, Phillip Low, Let There Be Neon, Aranda\Lasch, Gaetano Pesce, and H E I D I L E E.
SITU Studio travels to Vienna to participate in the "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" workshop and conference held at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art.
For more information about the upcoming exhibition at MoMA, click here
On June 7th, Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition at the New York Hall of Science designed and fabricated by SITU Studio, officially opens to the public.
For more information on Design Lab, click here, or visit the website of the New York Hall of Science.
SITU Studio honors the legacy of visionary architect Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012) with an all-day public-participatory DrawNow! drawing workshop titled "Common Ground" on Saturday, June 7, at BLDG 132 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Learn more about the event here.
A report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals that the majority of US drone strikes in Pakistan target houses. The findings are the result of collaboration between BIJ, Forensic Architecture, and SITU Research.
View the interactive platform here.
View the article here.
"Making it in NYC: The Era of New Manufacturing" with exhibition design by SITU Studio opens at BLDG 92 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
SITU partner Brad Samuels will present the lecture "Signal to Noise" as part of the Spring 2014 Student Lecture Series at the Boston Architectural College on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6pm.
For more information, follow this link.
Brad Samuels of SITU Research participates in a panel discussion on the gathering and reconstructing of data regarding US Drone strikes, hosted by GSAPP's Studio-X NYC and Bard’s Center for the Study of the Drone. This public conversation is part of Studio-X's global series on Security Regimes.
For more information on the event, click here.
On Thursday, March 20th, SITU Studio is going to participate in the 5th bi-annual DFM Summit in DUMBO. “The Design for Manufacturing Summit brings together industrial designers, digital entrepreneurs and manufacturers to explore the opportunities in the digital manufacturing revolution."
To learn more about the summit, click here.
The exhibition FORENSIS and the accompanying conference will explore the procedures, tools, and spatial arrangements used in forensics, as well as the potential of a new aesthetic-political practice. With this exhibition, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt devotes itself to the rapidly expanding field of artistic research and knowledge production and, through diverse examples, examines the interleaving of science, media, and the political sphere.
Learn more about the exhibition and conference here
Tuesday, 11 March 2014, marks the public launch of a web-based platform created by SITU Research in collaboration with Forensic Architecture and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights, Ben Emmerson. The website provides an online presence for the Special Rapporteur’s inquiry into civilian casualties by drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Gaza. His report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva calls for increased government transparency and documentation of drone strikes when civilian casualties are known or suspected.
To access the web-platform, click here.
Each year The Architectural League of New York selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried, invited portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and urbanism.
The Emerging Voices 2014 group includes The Living, Surfacedesign, Ants of the Prairie, Estudio Macias Peredo, Reael San Fratello, TALLER MauricioRocha+GabrielaCarrillo
All eight winning teams will give lectures in New York in March.
For more information visit The Architectural League's website here
Situ Studio's innovative use of Concrete Cloth as part of the installation design is featured in Fast Co. Design's article on the American Folk Art Museum's exhibition Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art.
Read the article here.
The DUMBO community came together this past Thursday night at Galapagos Art Space to celebrate what DUMBO has accomplished in 2013.
Situ Studio was one of the "DUMBO Dozen" to be honored with the Magic Feather Award for standing out as leaders within the community.
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art opened at the American Folk Art Museum on January 21st and will be open to the public for free until April 23rd.
Situ Studio was asked by the American Folk Art Museum to create the exhibition design for Folk Couture.
On December 6th, in New York City, six jurors convened to parse the merits of the more than 250 projects submitted to AN's first annual Best of Design Awards. The jury included Kate Orff, principal of SCAPE; Thomas Hanrahan, dean of architecture at the Pratt Institutte and principal of Hanrahan Meyers Architects; Wes Rozen, principal, Situ Studio; Mic Patterson, partner, Enclos; Dan Wood, prinicipal, WorkAC; and AN's own William Menking.
The selections are divided into six categories: Building of the Year, Best Facade, Best Interiors, Best Landscape, Best Fabrication Project, and Best Student Built Work
In each category the jury chose a winner and two honorable mentions. The one exception is Building of the Year, which is a three way tie.