Now in it’s 18th year, the competition was founded to offer emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design a temporary, outdoor installation within the walls of the P.S.1 courtyard for MoMA’s annual summer “Warm-Up” series. Architects are challenged to develop creative designs that provide shade, seating and water, while working within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.
The finalists include:
LeCavalier R+D: Jesse LeCavalier
FreelandBuck: David Freeland and Brennan Buck
OFICINAA [Silvia Benedito+Axel Häusler]
BairBalliet: Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet
Jennifer Newsom & Tom Carruthers
The five firms were selected following a nomination process that asked deans of architecture schools and editors of architectural publications to submit names of firms comprised of students, recent graduates, or established architects experimenting with new styles or techniques. Over 30 firms were considered for this year’s YAP.
A winner will be announced in early 2018.
Last year’s winner was Jenny Sabin Studio for their light catching installation, "Lumen."
Other previous winners include Escobedo Soliz Studio's Weaving the Courtyard (2016), Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation’s COSMO (2015), The Living / David Benjamin's Hy-Fi (2014), CODA / Caroline O'Donnell’s Party Wall (2013), HWKN’s Wendy (2012), Interboro Parners' Holding Pattern (2011), SO-IL's Pole Dance (2010), MOS' Afterparty (2009) and Work AC’s Public Farm 1 (2008).
Jenny Sabin Studio's "Lumen," winner of the Museum of Modern Art's 2017 Young Architects Program, has made its debut in the MoMA PS1 Courtyard in New York City, where it will play host to the 20th season of Warm Up, MoMA PS1 's pioneering outdoor music series.