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Cloudspace Prototype

AGENCY has completed a prototype panel for their upcoming ‘Cloudspace‘ installation, which goes into final production this week.  The final piece will be shown at the October 1st opening of ‘Wendy Mark : Beginning at Square One” at Jill Newhouse Gallery in New York.  The custom-fabricated full-scale prototype is CNC-milled from MDF to accept inlaid…

AGENCY Named Finalist in Wynwood Gateway Competition

AGENCY has been selected as a finalist in the Wynwood Gateway Park competition sponsored by Dawntown Miami. AGENCY is one of eleven design studios selected from a pool of over 230 applicants worldwide who have been asked to submit their proposals to design an urban park and garden in Miami to provide a vibrant community…

Urban Operations in Italy

AGENCY Principal Ersela Kripa will direct nineteen students from the NJIT architecture program in the Siena Studio, the New Jersey School of Architecture‘s study abroad program for graduate and undergraduate architecture and design students. This is Kripa’s second year directing the program, which has met with considerable success in past years, with student work being exhibited…

Office US | Venice Biennale 2014

AGENCY has been selected to contribute to the United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale as an OFFICE US Outpost Architect.  The mission of OFFICE US is to “critically reflect on the production of US architectural firms abroad, while simultaneously projecting a new model for global architectural practice open to all of us.”  Commissioned by…

Tactical Urbanisms Exhibit

Work from AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller’s ‘Tactical Urbanisms’ seminar is now on display in Givens Hall, Washington University in St. Louis. COURSE DESCRIPTION Over half of the world’s population is now living in cities. Another half of the world is living in poverty. Urban slums and informal developments account for a growing,…

Soak It Up! Design Competition Finalists

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are part of an interdisciplinary team chosen as finalists in Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!, a nationwide design competition to revitalize urban neighborhoods with green stormwater infrastructure. Finalists were selected by an expert jury representing leaders in architecture and urban design, civil engineering, hydrology, landscape architecture, economic and…

Urbanism(s) | Sustainable Cities for One Planet

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller will present at Urbanism(s)-Sustainable Cities for One Planet, a symposium presented by Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, this Friday, November 9th.  AGENCY will present a lecture entitled “Inhabiting the Margin – A Social History of Informality”, as part of the Social Cities session, beginning at 3:30 pm….

Skyfill Land Art Generator

View AGENCY’s submission to the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2012 Competition below on the AGENCY blog and on the competition website. The organizers of the competition describe the objectives: The Land Art Generator Initiative brings together artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others in a first of its kind collaboration. The goal of the Land Art…

AGENCY Lecture at Temple University

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller will present a lecture of their recent work at Tyler School of Architecture at Temple University on February 22, 2012.  The lecture begins at 6pm in the Gallery of the Architecture Building, 2001 N 13th Street.  Stay tuned to the AGENCY blog for more details.

[global] Crisis & Design

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are contributors to a new publication by editor Changhak Choi.  Their essay, entitled Critical Conditioning | Managing Design in the Crisis Imaginary explores new roles for architects in the realm of crisis response. From the publication and event organizers: “[global] Crisis & Design ver.1.0: Living in the Crisis…