Young Architects Program International
Now in its 18th edition, the Young Architects Program at 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 creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.
To choose an architectural firm for the Young Architects Program, deans of architecture schools and the editors of architecture publications nominate around 50 firms comprised of recent architectural school graduates, junior faculty, and established 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, Sean Anderson, Associate Curator of Architecture at MoMA; and Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator at MoMA PS1. The panel selects five finalists who are invited to make preliminary proposals; the chosen winner is announced in February of each year.
Glenn Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art
Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, The Museum of Modern Art
Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art
Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art
Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, MoMA PS1