The Institute for Public Architecture, in New York, has announced its 2016 Live/Work for the Workforce Summer Residency fellows. This year’s class of 11 practicing architects and designers in and around New York will be divided into five teams—four teams with two or three fellows each, plus one fellow working solo—to research and conceive design concepts for a live-work space in a former industrial building in New York. The prompt is inspired by the city’s One NYC plan, announced last spring, to preserve and build more than 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York by 2025. This year’s theme requires rethinking the relationship between living and working space to create buildings in which residents can both live and generate income. The IPA was founded in 2009 by architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA, to use research, public programming, and design residencies to promote social engagement in architecture.
The names of the 11 fellows, along with a brief bio, are listed below.
Emily Arden Wells has an M.Arch. from the Yale School of Architecture and has worked for several firms, including Adjaye Associates’ New York office.
Angela Co is the founder and principal of Co + LeCavalier, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Co is also an assistant professor of architecture and the NYC program director at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. She has a B.Arch. as well as a bachelor’s degree in computer science, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.Arch. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).
Stephen Fan is the founding director of S!fan designs, a research–design collaborative. He holds a B.Arch. and an M.Arch from Harvard University, and is an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Connecticut College, in New London, Conn.
Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect, in New York. She is a visiting assistant professor of undergraduate architecture at the Pratt Institute, and holds a B.Arch. from The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.
Xiaoyin Li is an architecture instructor at the Syracuse University School of Architecture and the program coordinator for the school’s NYC program. She holds a B.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.Arch. from the University of Kentucky College of Design.
Amritha Mesh is an urban designer at the New York City Department of City Planning. She earned a B.Arch. from Anna University, in Chennai, India, and a master’s of architecture and urban design from Columbia University’s GSAPP.
Thaddeus Pawlowski has worked in the New York Emergency Management department and the Mayor’s Office. He has an M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania, was a 2015 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and is an adjunct assistant professor of urban design at Columbia University’s GSAPP.
Zachary Stevens, AIA, holds a B.Arch. with a concentration in art history from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.Arch. from the Yale School of Architecture. He has worked for several design firms, including Tai Soo Kim Partners, in Hartford, Conn., and the Architecture Research Office, in New York.
Jieun Tang, AIA, is the principal of Habitat Workshop, in New York City. Tang is also an adjunct assistant professor at the New York City College of Technology and a lecturer at Parsons the New School for Design. She holds a B.Arch. from the Yale School of Architecture and a M.Arch. from Columbia University’s GSAPP.
Despo Thoma is an architecture associate in the Urban Design Studio at Columbia University’s GSAPP. She earned a B.Arch. and an M.Arch. from the National Technical University of Athens, in Greece, as well as a Master of Science in architecture and urban design from Columbia University's GSAPP as a 2016 Fulbright Scholar.
Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, is the founding principal of Fete Nature Architecture, in Brooklyn. She has an M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania