Model of afterparty, the winning project of the 2009 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program, by the architectural firm MOS. The architects are Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample. © 2009 MOS

This exhibition features the proposals of the five finalists in the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program. Each year five finalists are drawn from a host of emerging American designers to compete with project proposals for a temporary installation in the courtyard of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. The winning design houses P.S.1’s summer Warm Up music series. All five are a slice of today’s most innovative design work. This year’s finalists are !ndie architecture (Denver, CO), Bade Stageberg Cox (Brooklyn, NY), L.E.FT architects (New York, NY), MOS (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT) and PARA-project (Brooklyn, NY).

Organized by Andres Lepik, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.

The 2009 Young Architects Program is sponsored by Bloomberg.

Additional support is provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation, Jeffrey and Michèle Klein, Agnes Gund, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, and Con Edison.

Installation view

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