SITU is pleased to share that our recent project for the Sanford Homestake Visitor Center in Lead, SD was featured in an online article by Geoff Manaugh on his site BLDGBLOG. The article highlights the intricacies of the design and fabrication of the Sanford mine model - the centerpiece for the newly-opened Visitor Center.
Click here to read the full article.
SITU Partner Brad Samuels joins a panel discussion entitled "Vuotare: To Void & Civic Still Life" taking place Friday November 20, 2015 at the New Museum as part of a two-day symposium "Open City: Existential Urbanity." Fellow panelists include - Peter Schubert, Guido Zuliani, Jeff Brock, Amir Shahrokhi, Nicholas Pevzner, Gjerji Shkurti, and Jesus Yepez. The event is in conjunction with and celebration for the recent publication, Open City: Existential Urbanity, an anthology of student work completed in the Architecture and City studio at The Cooper Union led by Diane Lewis. Focusing on work from 2001 to 2014, the book features drawings, models and project descriptions that regard any contemporary intervention into the city as an integral work of architecture, art, and sustainable infrastructure. Essays by members of the faculty and other distinguished thinkers and practitioners accompany the works.
SITU Partner Brad Samuels participates in a panel entitled New Technologies and Tactics for Human Rights hosted by Columbia Law School as part of a day-long symposium - Origins and Innovations: A Celebration of Clinics at Columbia Law School. The event recognizes Columbia Law School's long-standing history of clinical education and seeks to discuss current social justice issues, to examine the critical role of clinical legal education in the 21st century.
SITU is pleased to share that our work has been selected for this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival Short Films Walk. Thirty-one short films will be on view October 7th from 6-9pm at eleven showrooms throughout the SoHo Design District. Draw Now! will be on view at Luceplan located at 14 Wooster Street and Solar Pavilion 2 can be seen at Foscarini Lighting at 17 Greene street. RSVP here
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Draw Now! Common Ground
SITU Studio honored the legacy of visionary architect Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012) with an all-day participatory DrawNow! drawing workshop on Saturday, June 7th, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The workshop invited participants to produce a collective artwork on a shared, semi-rigid, drawing surface that transformed into a landscape throughout the course of the day.
SITU Studio is pleased to announce that partner Wes Rozen will present Making is Design, a lecture highlighting our recent work, followed by a conversation with Dean Tehrani.
The event takes place at noon and is open to students, faculty and staff.
More information is available here.
SITU Studio is pleased to announce that the firm was recently selected to design and fabricate three awards for the 2015 Radical Innovation Award which will take place Wednesday September 30th in New York. Radical Innovation is a movement that challenges the hotel industry to elevate the guest experience using new thinking in design and operations. A jury comprised of hospitality industry leaders has selected two finalists along with the winner in the Student category. SITU designed and sculpted the three awards out of ash wood that was then sliced to reveal the wood grain. Gold, silver, or copper leaf was then applied to represent the winner, runner-up and student winner respectively.
We are pleased to announce that SITU Studio has been selected to present at the 2015 Maker Faire NYC taking place September 26-27 at the New York Hall of Science, Queens. SITU Partner Bradley Samuels will present Making is Design on the Center Stage at NYSCI at 4:15pm.
To learn more about Maker Faire Week please visit : www.makerfaire.com. Click here to purchase tickets.
The winners for Fast Company’s prestigious Innovation by Design Awards were recently announced live on FastCoDesign.com. SITU Studio is pleased to share that our design research and proposal Invisible New York was named a Finalist in the City Solutions category. The project, along with the work of all the winners and finalists are highlighted in the October issue of the print magazine.
The Innovation by Design Awards program, now in its fourth year, honors the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today’s business problems. This year’s judging panel, which was once again comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from among 1,500 international submissions across 14 categories—the most ever. Panelists in the City Solutions category included Denise Cherry, Founder and Principal, Studio O+A; Nicole Dosso, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Richard Florida, Author, Rise of the Creative Class; and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, Bloomberg Associates.
SITU Studio is pleased to participate in OpenStudios:Emerging Voices in celebration of 30 Years of Emerging Voices. The all-day event is a self-guided tour across Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn inviting participants to visit over 45 architecture and design practices and is sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and OHNY.
Following its six-month exhibition at MoMA, Uneven Growth: Tacticals for Expanding Megacities travels to Vienna for the inaugural Vienna Biennale 2015 which runs June 11- October 4, 2015. Sponsored by MAK - Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art the biennale features six exhibitions and projects that "will explore artistic positions for positive change and spark a discourse against the background of Digital Modernity. "
To learn more about the Vienna Biennale 2015 Ideas for Change visit here
To learn more about MAK - please visit here
SITU Studio is pleased to announce that Design Lab at New York Hall of Science was name Professional Runner -Up in the Design Education Initiatives category of the 2015 Core 77 Design Awards. Design Lab was chosen from among thousands of submissions for its outsanding insight, creativity, intent and execution. The four-member jury, led by Mike Weiker, Director & Founder , Center for Social Design at MICA, had the following comments on Design Lab, "Each area fosters and promotes problem ideation, tinkering, testing, and displaying results which are the type of critical discovery and making that are central to the hall of science's mission."
To view the Design Lab submission click here.
In addition to the juried competition, this year's Core 77 Design Awards include a Community Choice Award - an honor voted upon by the global design community. A winner will be selected in each of the 14 categories along with a Grand Prize winner for the project that receives the most votes. Voting is open June 3- June 22nd.
To learn more and to cast your vote click here.
Brad Samuels joins a panel of artists including Tom Ackers, Leah Beeferman and Melanie Gilligan in a conversation entitled, "Invisible Ecologies" moderated by Leah Kelly, Research Associate at Rockefeller University. The panel, the second in a series organized by ETH Zurich and the Center for Architecture asks , "How invisitble ecologies can be represented and made visible and urgent?" The discussion will take place at 6:30 pm in the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion at 33 East 1st Street and is part of IDEAS CITY 2015 New York City Festival for the Future taking place May 28-30 in various locations throughout the city.
This free event is currently SOLD OUT. Click here to be added to the wait list.
To learn more about the IDEAS CITY festival visit http://www.ideas-city.org/
SITU Studio is pleased to participate in BKLYN DESIGNS - Brooklyn's premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture, and art- taking place May 8-10 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the design fair shines a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn and serves as an incubator for emerging designers as well as a platform for established brands producing a range of creative products.
Saturday, May 9th, SITU partner Bradley Samuels participates in a conversation entitled, Where Design Meets Manufacturing led by David Ehrenberg, President of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, along with several other design firms from the Yard including 10xBeta (Marcel Botha), Brooklyn Blast (Evan Eisman), Ferra Designs (Rob Ferraroni), and Nadia Belalia Designs (Nadia Belalia). The conversation covers the space trends in the Yard, the growing design clusters, and how design businesses tap into the industrial ecosystem. This conversation is free for BKLYN DESIGNS attendees.
To learn more about BKLYN DESIGNS, or to attend click here.
SITU Studio was invited to design and fabricate an installation for the Brooklyn Museum's 2015 Artists Ball. Marking its fifth anniversary this year's fundraiser honors outgoing Museum Director Arnold Lehman along with artists Takashi Murakami, Kiki Smith and Jean-Michel Basquiat (posthumously.) SITU envisioned an installation that will float above the dance floor in the Glass Pavilion entry during the Dance Party. The design seeks to alter the transparency of the Pavilion through the insertion of a large diaphanous scrim comprised of individual, vertical planes suspended from structural girders supporting the pavilion’s glass roof. The intervention will capture reflect and transmit event lighting choreographed by Ken Lapham in dynamic and playful ways that further amplify the dance party atmosphere.
The event press release can be found here.
SITU Studio is pleased to announce that we have been selected to redesign the Brooklyn Museum Entry Pavilion and Lobby. The project is part of Bloomberg Connects, a global initiative that provides funding for the development of Technology to increase access to cultural institutions and enrich visitor experiences.
The Brooklyn Museum Press Release may be found here.
SITU will present L+ at the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study Presentations. The Architectural League program is a free public event co-sponsored by the Center for an Urban Future and hosted by the School of Media Studies at The New School, in partnership with the Parsons School of Constructed Environments.
To RSVP and for more information, please visit here.
More information about L+, a proposal for a new model of New York City outpost libraries, can be found here.