Partners in Partnerships
An honest discussion examining the practice of architecture through the lens of both personal and professional partnerships. Featuring Lyn Rice (‘94 AAD) and Astrid Lipka ('00 AAD) of Rice+Lipka and Michelle Young ('12 UP) and Augustin Pasquet of Untapped Cities.
Lyn Rice founded Lyn Rice Architects (now Rice+Lipka Architects) in New York in 2004. Rice, together with Astrid Lipka, directs the studio which strives to engage the public with memorable works that address normative issues unconventionally, and that bring an energetic mix of civic-mindedness and personal engagement to a range of building, planning, art, and cultural research projects. Lyn was a design principal and the architect-of-record for Dia:Beacon, while a partner of OpenOffice art+architecture collaborative (1999-2004). Previously, Rice worked with Diller+Scofidio (1997-1999), Stan Allen Architect (1994-1995), and as founding principal of Lyn Rice Architect (1994-1997). Rice’s work has been published widely and recognized both internationally and domestically with numerous awards, including the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices, Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard, the International Architectural Review Future Projects Award, and a dozen American Institute of Architects design awards. He is currently serving as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, where he earned a master’s degree in advanced architectural design.
Astrid Lipka is principal of Rice+Lipka Architects and since 2000 has led numerous projects with Rice, including the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (2009 National AIA Honor Award and International Architecture Award winner), The New School Welcome Center, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and a diverse range of planning, commercial, residential, exhibition and cultural analysis projects. As a design associate for OpenOffice art+architecture collaborative (2000-2004), Lipka worked extensively on Dia:Beacon and led the design on an array of other projects, including CoreCut, Beyond the Catwalk, and All the News. With 20 years experience in architecture, Lipka is a LEED Accredited Professional and a registered architect in New York State. She holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and is a part-time Assistant Professor at Parsons the New School for Design, where she is currently the Coordinator for the Graduate Architecture Thesis.
Michelle Young is founder of Untapped Cities, a community of over 600 passionate contributors, interested in what’s hidden and unnoticed, and how our history informs city life now and in the future. Michelle is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture. She is also a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide, New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. Michelle appears regularly as a guest speaker in documentaries, on television, and at conferences on urban issues.
Augustin Pasquet is co-founder of Untapped Cities and head of business development. Augustin is from Paris, and has lived in Nigeria, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Brooklyn, where he currently resides. He is a graduate of ESSCA Business School in France with a major in marketing and worked for seven years in sales and brand marketing for L’Oreal in both Paris and New York City. He is the co-author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide. Augustin’s photography has been published in Travel & Leisure, Brooklyn Magazine, Time Out New York, as well as in the books New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. He has been a guest speaker on television, radio shows and conferences speaking about about topics ranging from the secrets of Grand Central Terminal to the remnants of NYC’s Cold War era nuclear shelters.
GSAPPXX is the GSAPP chapter of ArchiteXX, a national organization for women in design. At GSAPP, we use the platform to elevate the work of influential and innovative women, and to prompt discussion on the work they produce and the process they use.
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