February 19, 2020
The AIA New York’s New Practices New York biennial competition is one of the premier platforms for supporting innovative architecture and design offices in New York City. Among the 6 winning firms for the 2020 awards cycle, 4 are led by GSAPP faculty and alumni. All of the recipients will produce an installation and exhibition at the Center of Architecture, which will open on July 9, 2020.
The winners with Columbia GSAPP affiliation include:
Brandt : Haferd
Founded in by K Brandt Knapp and Jerome Haferd, this office has realized a wide range of projects that includes domestic, workplace, and urban spaces. Current work includes SIDE by SIDE, a mixed-use accessible housing project located in Cleveland, Ohio that incorporates communal cooking, gardening, and learning. Jerome Haferd, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, recently taught within the Fall 2019 Urban Design Studio II and K Brandt Knapp has previously taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP.
Bryony Roberts Studio
Bryony Roberts’s firm approaches design as a social practice. Recent work includes Soft Civic, an installation realized in 2019 that responds to the architecture of City Hall in Columbus, Indiana and actives the site as a destinations for play, performance, and participation. Bryony Roberts, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, is teaching the seminar Gender and Architecture and Historic Preservation Studio II during the Spring 2020 semester.
Jaffer Kolb and Ivi Diamantopoulou’s firm new affiliates explores matters of reuse within a context of material excess. The practice is currently working on Test-Beds, a research and design project developed in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation that examines the recycling of architectural mockups as usable public infrastructure. Jaffer Kolb, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, recently taught a Core I Architecture Studio during the Fall 2019 semester.
Founded by Nile Greenberg ‘16 MArch, NILE is a self-described “modernist design studio.” His firm recently completed The Other House, a private residence with integrated furniture and storage in Denver, Colorado. Nile Greenberg graduated from the Master of Architecture program with an Honor Award for Excellence in Design, and a Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize for outstanding work in the final semester design studio. He was a member of the GSAPP Incubator at NEWINC in 2017-18.