United States Artists (USA), the national grant-making and advocacy organization, announced today the 50 recipients of unrestricted grants of $50,000 each. In the Architecture and Design category, the award recipients are:
- Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich founded their architecture firm, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, in Los Angeles in 1999. They recently completed a ten-story apartment building in Rosario, Argentina, and a mix-use corporate headquarters in Chengdu, China.
- Stephen Luoni is the Director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC), a nonprofit that specializes in interdisciplinary public works projects combining landscape, urban, and architectural design with a focus on shaping urban design approaches to issues of sustainability.
- Landscape designer Kate Orff founded her firm, SCAPE, in 2004. SCAPE's projects range from a pocket park in Brooklyn and a 1000-acre landfill regeneration project in Dublin, Ireland. Orff is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and the director of its Urban Landscape Lab.
- Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto started their firm, Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, in New York in 1986. The firm's 0-14 Tower was completed in Dubai in 2010.
Click through to see an example of each winner's work.