P.S.1 and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) named five finalists for the eighth annual Young Architects Program: Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of IwamotoScott, San Francisco; Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues, Los Angeles; Mark Foster Gage of Gage Clemenceau, New York, NY; Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS, New York; and David Ruy and Karel Klein of Ruy Klein, New York.
Curators from both museums selected the finalists from a field of 35 who had been recommended by architects, editors, curators, and other leading figures from the design professions. Each firm submitted a portfolio; the finalists will receive a small stipend to produce design concepts for the pavilion that will be installed in P.S.11s courtyard for the summer. P.S.1 and MoMA curators will name a winner on March 23. The pavilionns construction budget is roughly $70,000.
The program has become an important part of the cityys summer art scene, and provides shelter and entertainment for the thousands who attend the blockbuster Summer Warm-Up series at P.S.1, which features different DJs every Saturday. Previous pavilion designers include SHoP Architects (2000), ROY Co. Design (2001), William Massie (2002), Emergent (2003), nArchitects (2004), Xefirotarch (2005), and OBRA (2006).
Cathy Lang Ho