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Wed 04.20.2016

New Practices New York Winner Presentation: Young Projects and ARO


When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

Where: Offsite AIANY Event   

Cosentino Showroom | A & D Building, 150 E 58th Street

Happy Accidents:
Young Projects' work is rarely the result of linear development from concept to construction. Leveraging a growing body of research, the studio instead looks for opportunities to innovate: misusing techniques, relinquishing control, and above all, collaborating. These efforts have resulted in a series of analog techniques for making including cast aluminum, pulled plaster, and slumping concrete. Bryan Young will present these "projects within projects," followed by a discussion with Stephen Cassell, AIA, LEED AP, founding principal of the firm Architecture Research Office.

Young Projects

Bryan Young founded the design studio Young Projects in New York City in 2010. The studio produces multidisciplinary work ranging from architecture and art to furniture and objects. Current projects include a 20,000-sf ground-up Retreat and Spa in the Dominican Republic, a townhouse and addition in Williamsburg, free standing houses in the Hamptons, and bespoke chandeliers.

Young Projects' design process is open to multiple influences and conceptual trajectories; in this sense they are generalists. Yet, there is a unique bias to the manner in which the firm build, revealed through the conscious manipulation of material and fabrication processes to achieve new aesthetic qualities within each project. This effort has been compiled as a series of experimental analog techniques consisting of cast aluminum, pulled plaster, bent steel, pleated wood, hammered wrought iron and layered concrete.

Young Projects received the 2013 Architectural League Prize, an Architizer A+ award for their 2014 Times Square Heart installation, an Architect’s Newspaper 2015 “Best of Design” for the Gerken Residence in Tribeca and most recently a 2016 “New Practices” award from AIANY. Young Project’s built and conceptual projects have been widely published and exhibited.

Bryan Young received his Master of Architecture with distinction from Harvard in 2003, where he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the Thesis Prize for his spatial diagrams on Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. He received his Bachelor of Arts with highest honors from UC Berkeley in 1997. He has taught graduate-level architecture design studios and seminars continuously since 2009 at several universities including MIT, Columbia, Parsons, and Syracuse. Prior to establishing his studio, Young was a senior associate at Allied Works Architecture; and previously worked at ARO and SOM.

Bryan Young, AIA, Principal, Young Projects
Stephen Cassell, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, ARO

Organized by: AIANY New Practices Committee

Price: Free


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