The Young Architects Program founded by MoMA and MoMA PS1 is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop original designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides respite with shade, seating, and water.
To choose an architectural firm for the Young Architects Program, a list of esteemed scholars professionals and previous winners nominate around 50 firms comprised of recent architectural school graduates, junior faculty, and architects experimenting with new styles or techniques. The group is asked to submit portfolios of their work for review by a panel including Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director at MoMA; Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1; Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs; Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA; and Sean Anderson, Associate Curator of Architecture at MoMA. The panel selects five finalists who are invited to make preliminary proposals; the chosen winner is announced in February of each year.
MoMA and MoMA PS1 have partnered with the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, Italy, with CONSTRUCTO in Santiago, Chile, with Istanbul Modern in Istanbul, Turkey, and with MMCA in Seoul, Korea, to create international editions of the Young Architects Program.
The Young Architects Program is organized by The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1.
The 2019 Young Architects Program is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Major support is provided by Allianz, MoMA's partner for design and innovation.
Generous funding is provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation, Jeffrey and Michèle Klein.