Young Architects

Young Architects

Naho Kubato

For AN’s third annual design awards, seven jurors gathered in New York to review nearly 500 projects submitted by architects and designers.

The jury included Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Nicholas Koster, project manager at Snøhetta; Chee Perlman, editor and curator of Chee Company; Ana Garcia Puyol, computational designer at Thornton Tomasetti; Ali Tayar; founder of Parallel Design Partnership, Terence Riley, founding partner at Keenan/Riley, and Mimi Zeiger, AN’s west coast editor.

In each category, a winner and an honorable mention were selected, although there were a couple of ties. Over the coming days, we will be posting their selections in the 21 categories.

Best of Young Architects Winner

Courtesy First Office

First Office
Team: Andrew Atwood and Anna Neimark
Location: Los Angeles


First Office centers on techniques of representation as historical and conceptual instruments and their relationship to the production of architectural design and pedagogy. Built projects include a collaboration on the Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco, a temporary screening room at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a One-Room House in Los Angeles, and a rehabilitation of a Shotgun House in Lexington, Kentucky. Collaborative texts have been published widely. A selection of essays and projects have been compiled in a small book, Nine Essays by First Office, published by Graham Foundation’s Treatise: Why Write Alone.

Honorable Mention

Courtesy StudioKCA

Team: Jason Klimoski, Lesley Chang
Location: New York