B.Arch. Students and Alumni Win Space Forward Competition

Illustration of people in an office space

Rather than pinning up paper to a wall, (Print Screen) allows information to be printed directly onto the surfaces of the workspace as it is created. image / provided

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July 16, 2014

(Print Screen), a project by Caio Barboza (B.Arch. '13), Joseph Kennedy (B.Arch. '15), and Natalie Kwee (B.Arch. '13), recently won the 1407 Broadway Space Forward: Ideas competition. The team received a $14,000 prize.

Space Forward challenged entrants to create the ideal work environment, something that would "spark creativity and collaboration through new office spaces and amenities," according to the contest description. (Print Screen) is a commercial product that includes a kit of large-format, industrial printers that can be installed in the structural grid of any open floor plan. Rather than using paper, (Print Screen) uses a high-strength, lightweight, and soundproof material that can be attached to any partition. According to the project brief, "Rather than pinning up paper to a wall, information is printed directly onto the surfaces of the workspace as is it created. . . . (Print Screen) aims to bring the built environment up to speed with current technologies, and create a full integration between architecture and information."

The competition was juried by Kyle Barker, head of architecture, WeWork; Glen Cummings, partner and creative director at MTWTF; Matthias Hollwich, founder of Architizer and principal at HWKN; and Alex Iskold, managing director, TechStars NYC.

1407 Broadway, owned by the Lightstone Group, is a recently renovated, 1.1 million-square-foot building that offers flexible workspace in midtown Manhattan.

By Rebecca Bowes