Best of 2015 > Young Architects
15 December 2015
Photo: First Office
Architect's Newspaper has named First Office, Assistant Professor Andrew Awood's practice with Anna Neilmark, the Best of 2015 in the Young Architects category.
First Office centers on techniques of representation as historical and conceptual instruments and their relationship to the production of architectural design and pedagogy. Built projects include a collaboration on the Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco, a temporary screening room at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a One-Room House in Los Angeles, and a rehabilitation of a Shotgun House in Lexington, Kentucky. Collaborative texts have been published widely. A selection of essays and projects have been compiled in a small book, Nine Essays by First Office, published by Graham Foundation’s Treatise: Why Write Alone. First Office is based in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
For AN’s third annual design awards, seven jurors gathered in New York to review nearly 500 projects submitted by architects and designers.
The jury included Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Nicholas Koster, project manager at Snøhetta; Chee Perlman, editor and curator of Chee Company; Ana Garcia Puyol, computational designer at Thornton Tomasetti; Ali Tayar; founder of Parallel Design Partnership, Terence Riley, founding partner at Keenan/Riley, and Mimi Zeiger, AN’s west coast editor.