Since 2000, RECORD has annually honored 10 leading young firms with the Design Vanguard Award. Join managing editor Linda Lentz for a conversation with the founding partners of recent winners: Linden, Brown Architecture (Portland, Oregon) and Zeller & Moye (Berlin/Mexico City), and Only If Architecture (Brooklyn, NY). The principals will share recent projects and work on the boards, as well as discuss their experience establishing an architecture firm.
- Discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise when launching a new firm.
- Describe how focusing on context, craft and materiality, and community engagement can provide opportunities for growth as well as expand a firm’s portfolio of work.
- Outline the trajectories of three firms that evolved out of their founding principals’ previous experiences working at large and successful, established practices.
- Explain the importance and value of exploring a variety of program types and scales when launching a new firm.