The editors of Architectural Record are looking for the best emerging firms and practitioners from around the world to include in the 2024 cohort of Design Vanguard. The award program recognizes 10 leading young firms and individuals who represent the promise of the next generation of architects.
Based in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, husband-and-wife partners Nicholas and Deirdre McDermott founded their firm “on the belief that the future provides us with opportunity to constantly improve on the past.”
Founded in 2016 by Zhou Suning, Tang Tao, and Wu Ziye, the Nanjing-based practice got its start in rural China, where government investment aims to revitalize areas that have long suffered from lagging economic development and depopulation.
This month's special section examines timber construction, including strategies for sustainable sourcing, policies facilitating the material’s use, and engineering innovations accommodating unexpected typologies and unique locations.