Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori of Labics and Val Warke: The Making of Practice

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Gensler visiting critics Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori of Labics spoke at the first On The Steps event, with Val Warke (center), moderating. William Staffeld / AAP
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Maria Claudia Clemente responds to questions during the Making of Practice event in Milstein Hall's Stepped Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
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Students listen to the discussion during the Making of Practice presentation. William Staffeld / AAP
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Moderator and Associate Professor Val Warke watches and listens while Francesco Isidori responds to a question. William Staffeld / AAP
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From left: Maria Clemente, Val Warke, and Francesco Isidori share a humorous moment with audience reflected in the background. William Staffeld / AAP
Gensler visiting critics Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori of Labics spoke at the first On The Steps event, with Val Warke (center), moderating. William Staffeld / AAP Maria Claudia Clemente responds to questions during the Making of Practice event in Milstein Hall's Stepped Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Students listen to the discussion during the Making of Practice presentation. William Staffeld / AAP Moderator and Associate Professor Val Warke watches and listens while Francesco Isidori responds to a question. William Staffeld / AAP From left: Maria Clemente, Val Warke, and Francesco Isidori share a humorous moment with audience reflected in the background. William Staffeld / AAP

On the Steps Event Series

Finding a job or internship is one thing, building your practice is another. Learn the difference and hear how it's done as Associate Professor Val Warke speaks with Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, founders of Labics, a Rome based architectural and urban planning practice.

Combining the theoretical approach with applied research, Labics's field of interest extends from the interior small scale to the scale of urban masterplans, intertwining different scales and complexities. Labics has won several national and international architectural competitions, including Mast in Bologna (2006–13) and Città del Sole in Rome (2007–16). Their work has been exhibited internationally at the 2008, 2010, and 2014 Venice Biennales of Architecture.

Part of the AAP Connect Professional Development Series.