Sabin Selected as Finalist in MoMA PS1 Young Architects Competition

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November 18, 2016

Jenny Sabin, Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Architecture, has been selected as one of the five finalists for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) PS1's Young Architects Program.

The winner of the annual competition will design and build a temporary installation in the PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York. The objective of the project is to "provide visitors with an outdoor recreational area for the summer — a much-needed refuge in an urban environment — making the best use of the pre-existing space and available materials," according to the MoMA PS1 website. The structure will act as a reception space for Warm Up, a series of live musical performances that takes place each summer.

Other competition finalists include Bureau Spectacular; Ania Jaworska; Office of III: Sean Canty, Ryan Golenberg, and Stephanie Lin; and SCHAUM/SHIEH: Rosalyne Shieh and Tony Schaum.

Previous winners of the competition include Escobedo Soliz Studio (2016), Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation (2015), and AAP's Caroline O'Donnell, who won the 2013 competition with Party Wall.

The winner of the competition will be announced after a juried presentation in February, and the installation will be built in time for the first Warm Up performance in June.