Design Faculty Anna Neimark a Finalist for MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program

SCI-Arc Design Faculty Anna Neimark has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Young Architects Program. The winner of the competition will design and build an installation in MoMA PS1’s courtyard during the summer Warm Up performance series. The honor is considered one of the most prestigious platforms for emerging architects.

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Neimark’s firm First Office, which she co-founded with partner Andrew Atwood, is among the group of five finalists. For the selection process, MoMA and MoMA PS1 invite outside experts in the field of architecture, including architects, curators, scholars, and magazine editors, to nominate the finalists from a pool of approximately 20 candidates experimenting with new styles or techniques. Practitioners and curators narrow the field down to five finalists.

This is the Young Architects Program’s seventeenth year. Previous finalists include SCI-Arc Design faculty Florencia Pita and Jackilin Bloom of Pita + Bloom (2014) and Erin Besler (M.Arch ’12). Past winners include SCI-Arc Director Hernan Diaz Alonso of Xefirotarch (2005), SCI-Arc B.Arch Program Chair Tom Wiscombe of Tom Wiscombe Architecture (2003) and Benjamin Ball (B.Arch '03) and Gaston Nogues (B.Arch ’93) of Ball-Nogues (2007).