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ABOVE THE FOLD is at the forefront of providing representation, management, and publicity services to emerging and established AEC professionals and companies. Across all phases of a project, from beginning to end, we collaborate with talent and clients on harnessing the strategic advantage and positive impact of elevating projects and their exposure from ordinary to extraordinary. 

Since 2012, we have successfully incubated over $250 million in new projects ranging from model apartments and commercial interiors to cultural buildings and large-scale urban designs. These projects and the design teams behind them are extensively covered and critiqued in the press, in such publications as: The Architect’s Newspaper, Crain's, Cultured, Departures, Design Anthology, New York Post, The New York Times, WSJ Magazine and YIMBY, among others.

Whether an emerging architect or an established, multi-national firm, we serve as a trusted advisor to advance new projects, media and public engagement opportunities through strategic, value-oriented counsel. Focusing on the big picture and completing day-to-day tasks, our services include branding, business development, communications, press relations, recruiting, and special projects (e.g. books, events, and exhibitions).

Utilizing our roster and insight, we strategically match clients' sites, programs and budgets to talents’ trajectories by striking the right equilibrium between experience and potential. By listening, weighing options, assessing potentials and strategically connecting talent to projects, ABOVE THE FOLD works to establish productive relationships, curate unique solutions, and earn meaningful results.

Edwin Chan/EC3 profiled in the Winter 2016 issue. 

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Edwin Chan/EC3's design for True North in Detroit begins to take shape.

WOHA's Kampung Admiralty receives first prize in the Commercial Mixed-Use Future Projects category. 

HS2 Architecture collaborates with Acne Studios' in-house creative team on the Swedish fashion brand's global flagship.

wHY founding partner Kulapat Yantrasast participates in Decoding Asian Urbanism symposium at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Sky Landing by Yoko Ono, a collaboration with wHY, opens to the public in Jackson Park, Chicago.

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Michael Webb reviews WOHA's Garden City Mega City, declaring "This book is a call to action that every planner and politician should read. But will they act?”.

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Edwin Chan among the leading architects commissioned to imagine the Paris/L.A. fusion city of Oh La La Land.

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In depth coverage on wHY's three-phase master plan for Chicago's historic Jackson Park. 

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ROSSETTI featured in "Kinetic Buildings — Movable Feasts: Dynamic structures with large-scale operable elements adapt and transform, responding to changing needs."

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Last Chance to See: WOHA's Garden City Mega City exhibition at The Skyscraper Museum closes on Sunday, September 18th.

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Aerial construction view of True North site plan as designed by Edwin Chan/EC3. 

ABOVE THE FOLD launches a new website by Mary Voorhees Meeghan and Floatbit.

ABOVE THE FOLD and John Patrick profiled in "Representing a New Vanguard in Architecture and Design."

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ROSSETTI and Arthur Ashe Stadium's new retractable roof featured in "The Fantastically Engineered Roof Floating Over the U.S. Open."

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Rafael Gamo selected to photograph the Arthur Ashe Stadium Roof, Grandstand Stadium and 42-acre grounds during the 2016 US Open. 

True North by Edwin Chan/EC3 featured in Dwell editors' picks of the latest projects and products. 

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Kampung Admiralty by WOHA featured in "This nature-filled community is a smart housing solution for Singapore’s aging population."

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David Dunlap reports on "How the Roof Was Raised at Arthur Ashe Stadium" in his Building Blocks column. 

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Construction well underway on Kampung Admiralty, Singapore's first integrated public development designed by WOHA. Opening mid-2017.

James Gardner offers a balanced review of ROSSETTI's design for the United States Tennis Association's "Sports Spectacle" master plan.

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WOHA at the forefront of planning and designing architecture for "cool cities."

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ROSSETTI interviewed about the improvements and "little surprises" to expect at the US Open this year. 

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EC3 founder Edwin Chan and ABOVE THE FOLD founder John Patrick interviewed for the front page story about "True North."

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wHY-designed Speed Art Museum featured in the Fall issue. 

Intercon Green notes that "WOHA approaches the next era of urban development with an added facet of caution."

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Frame Denim opening Christian Halleröd and HS2-designed store in SoHo, New York this Summer. 

Preston Scott Cohen's design for a major building expansion at the University of Michigan is under construction.

WOHA featured in Architectural Digest's "These 6 New Buildings Are the Future of Sustainable Architecture."

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The Real Deal interviews John Patrick in The Making of a Starchitect and Building Outside the Box.

USTA and ROSSETTI demonstrate Arthur Ashe Stadium's new retractable roof in advance of the 2016 US Open.

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Edwin Chan/EC3 chosen to design a major exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, opening Spring 2017. 

WOHA's efforts to green Singapore featured in The Real Deal South Florida

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ArchDaily publishes "Waterfall Pavilion" by wHY and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija for the LA Public Art Biennial.

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Curbed profiles WOHA for "greening Singapore's urban core."

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EC3's design for True North, a new live/work community in Detroit, receives necessary variances for construction.

wHY's collaboration with Yoko Ono on SKY LANDING in Chicago the cover story for TRIB's Summer issue.

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WOHA and wHY named finalists for Architectural Digest's 2016 AD Innovator Award in Architecture.

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Architectural Digest details ROSSETTI's design for the largest retractable roof of any tennis stadium. 

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ABOVE THE FOLD participates in a community engagement event for a new Detroit project designed by EC3.

Aspire Home + Design interviews Kulapat Yantrasast for 'Dinner Guest' Column. 

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WOHA's exhibition "Fragments of an Urban Future" on view at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

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Robb Report features USTA's new ROSSETTI-designed Grandstand Stadium.

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dbusiness, Detroit's premier business magazine, covers ROSSETTI's master plan for the National Tennis Center.

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WOHA shortlisted for five 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards.

wHY's Grounds Workshop completes "Court: A Garden Within Reach," designed to make gardening accessible.

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A city on the move. A city on the rise. A city important in time.

Up in the trusses of Arthur Ashe Stadium touring The Real Deal's architecture critic 

WOHA and Pesaro Publishing officially release two decades of research and projects in Garden City Mega City.

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Stamberg Aferiat named a finalist to design a ground-up rental building in the Bronx.

wHY and Speed Art Museum featured on the cover of art4D, an architecture, art and design magazine based in Bangkok.

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MKCA awarded a citation in the 2016 Architect Magazine R&D Awards

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Eater Detroit announces the ROSSETTI-designed Maru Sushi opening in Downtown Detroit

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The Monocle Minute previews Garden City Mega City in "Green Guide."

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MKCA designs small spaces that rival big ones, Aspire Home + Design reports.

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Stamberg Aferiat's design for a new office building and parking garage in Staten Island inspired by artist Al Held.

YIMBY publishes exclusive look at the new Grandstand Stadium by ROSSETTI.

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WOHA's Skyville @ Dawson named a finalist for the CTBUH 2016 Urban Habitat Award.

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wHY releases design for Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga.

MKCA launches a new website to showcase their practice's data-driven, future craft approach to collaboration, the environment and micro living.

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ABOVE THE FOLD leads the local press announcement for wHY's collaboration with Yoko Ono on SKY LANDING in Jackson Park. 

Interior Design highlights WOHA's exhibition in "Early Venice Standouts Build a Brighter Future."

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Saguaro Palm Springs by Stamberg Aferiat named 3rd most instagrammed hotel in the world. 

Travel + Leisure features wHY's Speed Art Museum in "The World's Most Beautiful New Museums." 

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Preston Scott Cohen completes schematic design for the Sarmiento Performing Arts Center in Bogota.

wHY completes Larry Gagosian's eighteenth gallery in burgeoining San Francisco. 

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Architectural Record reviews the new Speed Art Museum by wHY and highlight's their creative process.

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MKCA named a finalist for a new condo building adjacent Prospect Park in Brooklyn. 

WOHA featured in Curbed's "Tower as Trellis: A Plant-Covered High-Rise Reimagines Tropical Buildings."

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WOHA one of thirty practices shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architect's 2016 International Prize.

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EC3's design for Mulholland Drive Residence in Beverly Hills receives approval from Mulholland Corridor Review Committee to proceed. 

Preston Scott Cohen's design for Revolving Detroit revealed in The Architect's Newspaper.

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Dwell interviews Peter Stamberg in "Champions of Color: Enlivening Remarkable Space."

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Architect Magazine interviews TAKTL about its "Path from Research Spin-Off to Full-Fledged Fabricator."

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Surface Magazine features the "Speed Art Museum's Overhaul" and wHY's act of "acupuncture architecture" in the May issue.

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WOHA's design for the sustainable, 960-unit housing development Skyville @ Dawson captured by drone.

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wHY and Kulapat Yantrasast in the inaugural issue of the San Francisco Chronicle's Habitat Magazine.

wHY's design for Downtown Los Angeles' new 6-acre park revealed in The Los Angeles Times.

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The Architect's Newspaper gets a first look at Detroit's proposed MLS Stadium by ROSSETTI.

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The Wall Street Journal names Detroit and Singapore in "Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation."

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World Architects concludes, "WOHA's ideas on dense, literally green tall buildings are eminently realizable."

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The Architect's Newspaper writes, "WOHA's public housing project [Skyville @ Dawson] stands out as an exempler." 

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Architectural Digest reports on the wHY-designed makeover of Kentucky's largest and oldest cultural institution. 

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A sombering day with the news that Dame Zaha Hadid, among the most visionary architects of our time, has passed. 

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Pomona College Studio Art Hall nominated for the 2016 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize.

Architectural Record publishes, "WOHA designs with exuberance—using snaking balconies and colorful panels to give life to their buildings..."

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wHY-designed Harvard Art Museums named "Best College Art Museum." 

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Wallpaper* reveals the Speed Art Museum's new $50 million makeover by wHY.

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Dwell previews Garden City Mega City and profiles WOHA in "The architecture firm working to bring nature into the skyscraper."

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The New York Times profiles the new Speed Art Museum in its Spring Museums Section. 

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Forbes profiles the technology of TAKTL in "New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Gray."

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Alan Brake previews the expansion of the Speed Art Museum in advance of its opening. 

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Rafael Gamo commissioned to photograph the exteriors and interiors of the new Speed Art Museum. 

Whitewall Magazine, a premium contemporary art and luxury lifestyle magazine, previews the Speed Art Museum in its final moments of construction. 

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wHY shortlisted in the international competition to create an $80 million expansion plan for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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Interior Design features Kulapat Yantrasast in 10 Questions With...

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wHY selected to design an expansion and new galleries for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. 

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HS2 commissioned to design a beachfront home in Boca Grande, Florida, a small residential community on Gasparilla Island. 

ASPIRE Home + Design interviews Edwin Chan about his collaboration with Piero Golia and Nasher Sculpture Center on "Chalet."

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TAKTL announces expansion into a 140,000 square-foot historic manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh.

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wHY's New York office profiled inThe Architect's Newspaper's Studio Visit column for February issue. 

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wHY named an international finalist to design the future Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga. 

Crain's Detroit Business publishes John Patrick's OpEd "Detroit needs diverse, contemporary design to thrive in the 21st century" in January/February issue.

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Pomona College Studio Art Hall and wHY featured in Wired Magazine's "The Amazing Architecture That Captivated Us in 2015."

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YIMBY reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved HS2's transformation of a 19th-century Anglo-Italianate-style rowhouse in Brooklyn Heights. 

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An international jury shortlists wHY for the new Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University. 

ICON's February issue features Acne Studios Horatio Street by HS2 Architecture and Sophie Hicks Architects.

Venice Beach House featured in "The inside-out house" in The Times Magazine.

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Wallpaper* features Kordansky Gallery in "LA's new wave of galleries blend art and architecture."

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The New York Observer interviews Stamberg Aferiat about loft living. 

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HS2 unveils design for the 160,000 square-foot interiors of Delta Holdings Headquarters in Belgrade. 

wHY named a finalist in the international competition to re-design Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles.

NOWNESS features and produces a film for "In Residence: Kulapat Yantrasast," a series inside the homes of celebrated architects, designers and artists.

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UN/FOLDING WILSHIRE by wHY praised for "shining an implicit light on the particular oddities and shortcomings that define urban planning in L.A."

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Venice Beach House, the residence of wHY founder Kulapat Yantrasast, featured as the cover story of Design Anthology. 

wHY's restoration and redesign of Jackson Park advances to phase two, breaks ground on Yoko Ono sculpture.

wHY-designed SAMURAI exhibition receives a Professional Notable Award from Core77. 

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Preston Scott Cohen named a finalist to design the University of Toronto's new Centre for Civilizations and Cultures.

HS2 named a finalist to design Adidas' new Brooklyn Creative Studio to capitalize on the borough's creative talent pool and hip vibe.

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ABOVE THE FOLD and HS2 Architecture interviewed in The New York Times Business section.  

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WSJ Magazine reveals new products as part of Kulapat Yantrasast's new appointment as Creative Director of Louisville Stoneware. 

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Architects + Artisans profiles ABOVE THE FOLD and John Patrick in "Above the Fold: Agent for Architects."

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Haute Living interviews "John Patrick on his Top 5 Skylines." 

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Christie's interviews wHY about their interior and gallery designs at Harvard Art Museums. 

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ArchDaily features Pace Gallery by HS2 Architecture.

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Inc. Magazine interviews John Patrick about "How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business."

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Design & Trend gets John Patrick to "Talk Inspirations, Design Philosophies & Speeding."

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EC3 named a finalist in competition to design Shraman Foundation's new mixed-use headquarters in Dallas. 

Cultured Magazine profiles ABOVE THE FOLD founder John Patrick in Winter 2014 issue.

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wHY and HS2 top Interior Design's list of "5 Stunning Garage Conversions."

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6sqft interviews "HS2 Architecture’s Tom and Jane Talk Residential Design and Their 20-Year Collaboration."

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HS2's design for "An Expansive Tennessee Farmhouse on 750 Acres" published in Houzz. 

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Beit Shemesh Community Museum by Preston Scott Cohen under construction in Israel. 

HS2 named a finalist to convert a five-story building in TriBeCa, a landmark historic district in New York. 

HS2 selected to collaborate with Dror on the iconic redevelopment of 350 Bowery Street in New York. 

Stamberg Aferiat named a finalist to design the interiors of 1919 Market Street in Philadelphia.

The Plan features Shelter Island Pavilion by Stamberg Aferiat on the cover. 

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Preston Scott Cohen named an international finalist to design a new cultural center in Bogota. 

HS2 named a finalist to redesign and expand Chicago's historic 360 Michigan Avenue into a luxury hotel. 

MARK magazine reviews Stamberg Aferiat's Shelter Island Pavilion in "An Architectural Dream State."

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Wallpaper* covers Stamberg Aferiat's design for Frank Gehry exhibition at Gemini G.E.L./Joni Moisant Weyl gallery. 

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Preston Scott Cohen named an international finalist to design the Winnipeg Art Gallery's new Inuit Art & Learning Centre. 

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BKH
Interiors

Based in Sydney and New York, BKH’s lead designer Iain Halliday is known for his signature “relaxed formal” residences, restaurants, boutique hotels and shops. His firm’s award-winning, record-setting interiors include Anadara Barangaroo, with all 91 residences selling within 3 hours of sales opening. 

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China Beach Restaurant © Sharrin Rees

EC3
Architecture & Planning

EC3, the practice of Hong Kong-born, Los Angeles-based architect Edwin Chan, was founded following more than two decades working as a design partner at Gehry Partners. EC3's growing body of work includes a 5,500 square foot residence integrated into the Hollywood hills on Mulholland Drive for a French art collector and his family, a progressive live/work community in Detroit, set design for a new theater production of the classic tale Frankenstein, reinterpreted for the 21st century, and a new 22-story mixed-use building in Bogota, Colombia.

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True North Detroit, Opening Spring 2017 © EC3

HS2
Architecture & Planning Interiors

HS2, led by Jane Sachs and Thomas Hut, is a New York-based architecture and interior design practice of well-designed, well-constructed buildings and interiors for leading creative, cultural, fashion, hospitality and real estate clients. 

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15 CPW Apartment, Completed Fall 2016 © Rafael Gamo

MKCA
Architecture & Planning Interiors

Based in New York City, MKCA is dedicated to data-driven, crafted and innovative design, in thinking about the future and creatively developing contemporary solutions with historic contexts. MCKA is most famous for its micro apartments and housing developments spanning from new construction to gut renovations. 

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Nano-Biome Building Skin © MKCA

Preston Scott Cohen
Architecture & Planning

Since 1989, Preston Scott Cohen has been distinguished for both his architectural projects and his leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Design. His built works include Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Datong Central Library, Goodman House, Goldman Sachs Arcade Canopy in New York, and Keystone School Performing Arts Center in Beijing.

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Tel Aviv Museum of Art © Hufton + Crow

Rafael Gamo
Photography

Trained as both an architect and a photographer, Rafael Gamo’s images capture the essence of a place and the experience of a building. His work is frequently published in magazines and books, including Architecture at Large, CC Arquitectos, Freda Escobedo, Gensler, HS2 Architecture, Legoretta, and wHY, among others.

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"Weaving the Courtyard," PS1 MoMA 2016 YAP © Rafael Gamo

ROSSETTI
Architecture & Planning Interiors

Based in Detroit since 1969, ROSSETTI merges architecture with business to reinvent the economics of projects for academic, entertainment, hospitality, real estate and sports clients across the globe. Their built examples include the National Tennis Center in New York, South Korea’s Incheon Stadium and the interiors of Tele2Arena in Stockholm. 

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USTA National Tennis Center Phase II, Completed Summer 2016 © Rafael Gamo

Stamberg Aferiat
Architecture & Planning Interiors

Stamberg Aferiat + Associates is a comprehensive design firm based in New York City, with their signature touch amplifies the potential of any site or program. Founders Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat have designed an interior and exterior re-envisioning of the personal residences of Edward Larabee Barnes and Charles Gwathmey’s personal homestead and a sustainable Cubist re-examination of Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion.

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Stuyvesant Historic House Expansion © SAA

Studio Pez
Architecture & Planning

Studio Pez founders Pedro Peña Jurado and Daniel Zarhy formed their own practice in 2011 after working together at Herzog & De Meuron only to receive the commission to design the Jerusalem’s new Courthouse. The Tel Aviv and Basel-based studio has since won numerous prestigious projects, and searches for new interfaces between program, context and architectural ideas.

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Jerusalem Courthouse © StudioPEZ

TAKTL
Manufacturers

TAKTL, both a company and a product, is bringing Pittsburgh’s legacy of material innovation into the 21st century. Working with some of the world’s leading architects and clients, the company has manufactured Architectural Ultra High Performance Concrete (A|UHPC) products for a variety of projects including the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC, among many others. 

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Panel in Arbos Texture © TAKTL

wHY
Architecture & Planning Landscape & Urban Design Interiors

Founded by Kulapat Yantrasast in 2004, wHY is an ideas driven practice with 30 people in 3 offices, organized as four workshops. The type and scale of projects that wHY has completed are diverse, ranging from collaborating with artists on installations to leading  teams in the design and realization of large, complex buildings and urban designs, including a collaboration with Yoko Ono on SKY LANDING in Chicago, as well as numerous residences, galleries and exhibitions. 

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Tel Aviv University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology © wHY

WOHA
Architecture & Planning

Working at the mega-scale, Singapore-based WOHA’s practice is focused on imagining built environments for the issues of our time: climate change, density, social issues, and globalization. Their housing, hospitality, mixed-use and workplace projects exhibit sensitivity to context and the environment.WOHA’s awards include the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Royal British Institute of Architects’ Lubetkin Award.

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Kampung Admiralty for Aging Populations, Opening Summer 2017 © WOHA

EC3
Architecture & Planning

EC3, the practice of Hong Kong-born, Los Angeles-based architect Edwin Chan, was founded following more than two decades working as a design partner at Gehry Partners. Edwin Chan’s experience overseeing the design and construction of more than 3,000,000 square feet of multi-programmed projects, informing EC3’s practical and theoretical considerations for projects worldwide. EC3's growing body of work includes a 5,500 square foot residence integrated into the Hollywood hills on Mulholland Drive for a French art collector and his family, a progressive live/work community in Detroit, set design for a new theater production of the classic tale Frankenstein, reinterpreted for the 21st century, and a new 22-story mixed-use building in Bogota, Colombia.

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CHALET at the Nasher Sculpture Center © Jeremy Bittermann

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True North Detroit © EC3

HS2 Architecture
Architecture & Planning

Led by Jane Sachs and Thomas Hut, the New York-based practice of HS2 has led the architecture and interior design for well-designed, well-constructed buildings and interiors for leading creative, cultural, fashion, hospitality and real estate clients. HS2’s portfolio includes Sahn House, Gramercy Park Hotel, Ralph Lauren Flagship, Pace Gallery, James Cohan Gallery, Polo and Polo Bar, Chiat Beach House, and Palazzo Chupi, a 50,000 square foot mixed-use building comprised of a three-story commercial renovation and nine-story residential addition. 

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Von Hoffman Doyle Farm © HS2 Architecture

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Pace Gallery with Bill Katz Studio © Rafael Gamo

MKCA
Architecture & Planning

Based in New York City, MKCA’s work is dedicated to data-driven, crafted and innovative design, and ranges from the pioneering model micro-apartment to creatively developing contemporary solutions with historic contexts. Steadily growing since 2011, Michael Chen and his team are completing their largest project to date: a 9,500 square foot townhouse located on the Upper East Side, Other projects include the complete renovation of a Brooklyn brownstone and an One Madison Park apartment, as well as concepts for micro-housing development. In 2016, MKCA received a citation in the Architect Magazine R&D Awards for their Nano-biome Building Skin. 

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Nano-Biome Building Skin © MKCA

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Upper East Side Townhouse © MKCA

Preston Scott Cohen
Architecture & Planning

Since its inception in 1989, the projects of Preston Scott Cohen have been distinguished for their innovative geometries, integration with the environment, and architectural forms, which are influenced by organizational principles suited to the particular programs, circumstances and aspirations of public and private clients. Preston Scott Cohen’s built works include Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Datong Central Library, Goodman House, Goldman Sachs Arcade Canopy in New York, and Keystone School Performing Arts Center in Beijing. Current projects include a new Performing Arts Center in Bogota, and the expansion to the University of Michigan’s Art & Architecture Building in Ann Arbor. Preston Scott Cohen is a tenured professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design and widely recognized with numerous international awards, lectures and press. 

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Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art © Hofton + Crow

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Goldman Sachs Canopy, New York © Mark Warchol

ROSSETTI
Architecture & Planning

ROSSETTI merges architecture with the business of design to reinvent the economics of projects for academic, entertainment, hospitality, real estate and sports clients across the globe. Their now trademarked approach was first tested in 1988 with The Palace of Auburn Hills, a lower-level hospitality approach that set a new precedent for the industry. Since then, ROSSETTI has continued to innovate with an impressive range of projects including the first naturally ventilated stadium, the first motorsports stadium, and the largest retractable roof of any tennis venue in the world. Recent and current projects include the United States Tennis Association’s ‘Sports Spectacle’ Master Plan and Campus Redevelopment in New York City, an economics-driven design for the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, a new headquarters and training facility for the Los Angeles Lakers, Ford Field, and several studies for new venues throughout Canada and South Korea. 

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Detroit Sports District and MLS Stadium, © ROSSETTI and bioLINIA

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United States National Tennis Center, Grandstand Stadium, © ROSSETTI

Stamberg Aferiat + Associates
Architecture & Planning

Founded in 1989, the eponymous firm of Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat presents a groundbreaking portfolio of residential and commercial projects that challenge the status quo and invite the world to talk about design. Masters of color, materials and form, the work of Stamberg Aferiat is widely published by international publications and recognized for its effortless style, unique sense of place and timeless beauty. Their built works include the Saguaro Hotels in Scottsdale, AZ, and Palm Springs, CA, expansions to iconic residences by legendary architects Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, and others, gallery and showroom designs for Gemini G.E.L. and the Byrd Hoffman Foundation, and several urban dwellings for art collectors and business innovators. Since 1994, Stamberg and Aferiat’s line of furniture — the Salsa Collection — has been in production by Knoll. In 2012, Rizzoli Publications released a second edition of their monograph.

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Stuyvesant Historic House Expansion © SAA

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Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale

Studio Pez
Architecture & Planning

When asked about their philosophy, Studio Pez founders Pedro Peña Jurado and Daniel Zarhy reference a statement by writer and essayist Walter Serner, “Never dramatize, always simplify.” Founded in 2011, after working togeter at Herzog & De Meuron, and upon winning a major international competition to design the new Jerusalem Courthouse, Studio Pez has since gone on to work on projects in Holland, Switzerland and Israel, as well as place in several competitions in South Korea and throughout Europe. Most recently, the studio was a finalist to design a new Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University, exercising a shared commitment to “an active search for new ways of thinking about the interfaces between program, context and architectural ideas in their relationship to art and society.”

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Jerusalem Courthouse © StudioPEZ

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Staff Residences Sorasky Medical Center © StudioPEZ

wHY
Architecture & Planning

Founded by Kulapat Yantrasast in 2004, wHY is a Los Angeles- and New York-based practice structured as an ecology of disciplines. Approaching projects as an ecology of disciplines and structured as four workshops, wHY has developed a reputation for creating holistic, sustainable solutions that integrate culture into our everyday lives. wHY’s projects ranges from art buildings to mixed-use developments, parks, houses and creative workspaces, as well as retail shops, exhibitions and installations. Major built works include the Speed Art Museum, Pomona College Studio Art Hall, Venice Beach House, Kordansky Gallery, and several galleries for the Art Institute of Chicago and Harvard Art Museums. Recent shows and installations designed by wHY have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, A+D Museum, Skirball Cultural Center and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

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Marciano Art Foundation © wHY

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Pomona College Studio Art Hall © Iwan Baan

WOHA
Architecture & Planning

Founded by Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell in Singapore in 1994, WOHA’s practice is focused on imagining built environments for the issues of our time: climate change, density, social issues, and globalization. Their resulting designs are prized for a sensitivity to context and the environment, as well as for programmatic, amenity-driven innovation. Widely published and exhibition internationally, WOHA has also received several prestigious awards, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Royal British Institute of Architects’ Lubetkin Award for the best new building outside the European Union, and the Jørn Utzon Award from the Australian Institute of Architects. Major built works include: PARKROYAL on Pickering, SkyVille@Dawson, Oasia Hotel Downtown, and The Met in Bangkok. Current projects range from Vanke Cloud City in Shenzhen and Mandala Park in Jakarta to master planning for the Singapore Institute of Technology, real estate firms and city agencies. In 2016, WOHA released the book Garden City Mega City, and launched two exhibitions at The Skyscraper Museum and Venice Biennale.

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Skyville @ Dawson © Patrick Bingham-Hall

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PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel © Patrick Bingham-Hall

wHY
Landscape & Urban Design

Collaborating in-house and with other architecture firms, wHY’s Grounds Workshop operates with a mission to provide creative, tangible solutions for a variety of public and private clients including: city agencies, institutions, foundations, universities, real estate groups, and private owners. Recent projects include: The Court: A Garden Within Reach, a 9,000-square-foot garden designed for people with physical limitations; the landscapes at Kordansky Gallery; Pomona College Studio Art Hall; and the indoor-outdoor courtyards for the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga. In 2016, as part of a high-profile international competition, wHY submitted a $50 million proposal for the re-design of a public, six-acre park in Downtown Los Angeles. Ongoing projects include the redesign of Jackson Park in Chicago, the historic Olmsted-designed park and future home to Obama’s Presidential Center, a new office park in Indiana, the rooftop garden of Asian Art Museum and the master plan for the new Worcester, MA, Cultural District. 

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Pershing Green in Downtown Los Angeles © Luxigon

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Jackson Park Master Plan and Redesign © wHY

BKH
Interiors

Based in Sydney and New York City, BKH’s lead designer Iain Halliday is known for his signature “relaxed formal” portfolio of residences, restaurants, boutique hotels and shops, as well as watercraft, corporate offices and multi-residential developments. The firm’s award-winning, record-setting interiors include: Anadara Barangaroo (all 91 residences selling within 3 hours of sales opening), the 64-residential condo Casba, 40 luxurious apartments at Bondi Beachhouse, the conversion of two adjoining heritage warehouses into Cleveland & Co., and 164 Wolseley Road, three palatial residences on one of Piper Point’s most distinguished addresses. Hospitality projects include Rosetta Melbourne, China Beach Manly, Dinosaur Design, the Kirketon Hotel, The Waiting Room, and the John and Peter Canteen. Currently, BKH is engaged in the design of numerous private residences across Australia and in New York City’s Chelsea, Gramercy Park, Union Square, and Upper East Side neighborhoods. 

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China Beach Restaurant © Sharrin Rees

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The Waiting Room © Sharrin Rees

HS2
Interiors

Since 1994, the commercial and residential interiors of HS2 Architecture have pushed the boundaries of programming, functionality and materiality. Their innovations include open office plans for companies embracing technology and workplace changes in the late 90s to executive suites and multi-level headquarters for international corporations. Working on Gramercy Park Hotel with Julian Schnabel, HS2 precisely executed a shared vision for the 90,000 square foot interiors including the technical drawings and production of custom furniture and decorative elements. For private residences, HS2 works closely with owners on choosing layouts, material finishes, furnishings and artwork that reflect their own sensibility and lifestyle.

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Barnes & Noble Chairman Offices

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Gramercy Park Hotel with Julian Scnabel and Ian Schrager Company

MKCA
Interiors

Practicing in New York City, MKCA formed in 2011 with several smaller scale interior projects, including the model micro apartment.” Approaching each project with a commitment to future craft, MKCA’s projects fuse the smart usage of space with new materials and fabrication techniques. The firm’s growing body of work presents a range of interior innovations applicable in starter studios to multi-level residences. When asked to decorate, MKCA collaborates with clients on curating and collecting rather than codifying and consuming. Recent projects include the efficient re-design of a forgotten attic in Greenwich Village to a gut-renovation and complete re-design of a 9,000 square foot townhouse in Manhattan’s exclusive Lenox Hill neighborhood. Such projects and successful collaborations with manufacturers, artists and makers are increasingly gaining the attention of clients and media looking to discover what’s next. 

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5 to 1 Apartment © Alan Tansey

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Upper East Side Townhouse © MKCA

ROSSETTI
Interiors

Collaborating with ROSSETTI’s architecture and planning team, the interiors department oversees the design of stadium and arena hospitality, in addition restaurants, offices and amenity spaces, such as lobbies, lounges and corridors. Within the sports industry, activated and engaging interiors designed by ROSSETTI include TD Garden in Boston, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Bill Crothers School for Athletes in Toronto, Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Cleveland Cavaliers Clinic Courts, and CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The firm’s commercial and residential projects in Detroit have included the Federal Reserve Building, Federal Mogul Corporation Headquarters, Domino’s Pizza World Resource Center, Rock Companies Executive Suite, Rocket Fiber and The Albert. Their award-winning restaurants include Jim Brady’s, REBol + Bar in Cleveland, and the forthcoming Maru Sushi in downtown Detroit. 

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Federal Reserve Building © Dave Burk

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Maru Sushi Detroit © ROSSETTI

Stamberg Aferiat + Associates
Interiors

Stamberg Aferiat, experts in transitional interiors with a success line for Knoll designs, the firm serves as a go-to collaborator for clients aiming to make a big impact with minimal effort. Their creative energy moves from outdoors to indoors, and reflects the lifestyle of inhabitants, the mission of a foundation, or the essence of an exhibition. For nearly thirty years, their understanding of what’s important and what’s fresh has merged to create singular, legible interiors that amplify rather than distract, heighten rather than reduce. Their muted interior projects include the Byrd Hoffman Foundation, Groupe JS Showroom, Frick Collection’s Pied-a-Terre and Badgley Mischka Showroom, among others. Those more bright and filled with color include the award-winning Saguaro Hotels, the Gemini G.E.L. gallery, Old Town Whiskey restaurant, Rudolf Bauer exhibition at Sotheby’s, and numerous private houses and apartments. 

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Shelter Island Pavilion © Paul Warchol

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Salsa Collection by Knoll

Rafael Gamo
Photography

Trained as both an architect and a photographer, Rafael Gamo’s images capture the spirit and essence of a place, as well as the architectural experience of a building. Based in New York and Mexico City, he frequently travels to document diverse project types that differ in scale. His clients range from emerging contemporary practices to multi-national corporate offices. Recent projects photographed by Rafael Gamo include Escobedo Solíz Studio’s “Weaving the Courtyards” as part of MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, the 200,000 square foot Speed Art Museum by wHY, the Thomson Los Cabos by JSa, the BBVA Bank Operations and Data Centers by SOM and the new Arthur Ashe Roof and Grandstand Stadium at the National Tennis Center in New York by ROSSETTI. His images are frequently published in magazines and books, including Domus, Casabella, Architectural Record, Wallpaper*, Cultured, ICON, MARK, and Architectural Digest Mexico.

 

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Speed Art Museum © Rafael Gamo

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"Weaving the Courtyard," PS1 MoMA Young Architects Program © Rafael Gamo

TAKTL
Manufacturers

TAKTL, both a company and a product, is based in Pittsburgh, a place with a significant legacy of material innovation dating back to the American industrial revolution. The design and manufacturing company specializes in integrating material research and development, technological innovation, and modular manufacturing processes to produce architectural Ultra High Performance Concrete (A|UHPC) products. Primarily in the form of building facades and surfaces, but quickly expanding into other applications, TAKTL is being utilized by architects and end-users for large-scale real estate developments, university and cultural buildings, and healthcare facilities. Since its founding in 2011, TAKTL has been recognized by leading publications including Forbes and ARCHITECT Magazine for its commitment to sustainability and advancing the built environment.

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Panel in Arbos Texture © TAKTL

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Swarthmore College Matchbox Wellness + Fitness Center © TAKTL