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Studio Updates

Observations on the School,
the City...and the Planet

Earlier this year the AIA recognized our globe-trotting president Michael Sorkin with the 2019 Collaborative Achievement Award. Along with Jan Gehl Hon. FAIA and Dr. Anne Taylor Hon. AIA, Sorkin will be at this weekend's AIA Conference in Las Vegas to discuss key concepts developed over years of research and analysis on how architecture can support a human-centered approach.

AIA FLASH SALE: 20% off all UR books online!
Enter discount code #A19CON at checkout. Sale ends 6/10/19 at 11:59pm EST.
Big Ideas for Small Lots

Michael Sorkin Studio is a first-stage winner! The design competition was organized by NYC HPD and AIANY for small-scale urban infill housing and received over 400 proposals from all around the world.
UR book selected in AIGA + Design Observer "50 Books | 50 Book Covers" of 2018

The prestigious design award received over 700 entries last year and identifies "exemplars of the craft and effect of good design."

Spaces of Disappearance by Jordan H. Carver was designed by Isaac Gertman/The Independent Group. 

See Blueprint Magazine's review of this "haunting and essential read." 
Forthcoming UR book Genealogy of Bassac by Sereypagna Pen and Brian McGrath received a Graham Foundation grant. 

This volume presents a careful architectural study of an area in downtown Phnom Penh constructed on twenty-four hectares of landfill along the swampy floodplain of the Bassac River from the perspectives of artists and residents who have lived through five decades of genocide, exile, return, and eviction.
But wait, there's more! On zoning, No Deal Unless, the Gowanus Canal, SyriaMIT, Plot's Cookbook, 2100 TV interview, Bauhaus100.
We are working hard to create new spaces for independent research projects and to disseminate progressive, creative insights widely. 

Help us support our authors and our in-house research team in their quest for sensitive, sensible and imaginative outcomes for our urban planet.  

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TerreformUR is grateful for support from institutions (City College of New York—The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Furthermore: A Program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the Venice Biennale—2010 American Pavilion), from individuals (including Elisabeth Block, Jean-Louis Bourgeois, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Frank and Berta Gehry, Roberta Gratz, Richard Menaker, David Grahame Shane, George Sorkin and a generous anonymous donor), and from architectural offices (Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rockwell Group, Safdie Architects, Snøhetta, Michael Sorkin Studio, TEN Arquitectos, and Turenscape).

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