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Architecture Research Office (ARO)

www.aro.net

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Location/Contact

  • 170 Varick Street
    7th Floor

    New York, NY 10013

Firm Description

Architecture Research Office (ARO) is the New York City firm led by Stephen Cassell, Kim Yao, and Adam Yarinsky. Founded in 1993, Architecture Research Office has earned a reputation for earnest exploration and engagement that yields architecture that is original, innovative and imaginative. Architecture Research Office is as much a laboratory as a design practice.

Through investigation, analysis and testing, ARO creates designs that unite the conceptual and the pragmatic within a strong, coherent vision. This research driven process enables the firm to operate on a wide variety of projects spanning strategic planning, architecture and urban design, and to craft elegant solutions to seemingly intractable problems, always in an effort to achieve the greatest aesthetic impact using the fewest natural and financial resources. From a 1,000-square-foot, low-income, sustainable housing prototype to private homes to a proposal to reinvent the role of ecology and infrastructure in New York City, ARO's work is materially sensuous, intellectually rigorous and socially engaging.

ARO received the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters honored the firm with their 2010 Academy Award for Architecture. The firm's work has been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Projects

  1. Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom

    Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom

    Houston, Texas

  2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gateway

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gateway

    New York, New York

  3. Public Art Display Structure

    Public Art Display Structure

    New York, NY, United States

  4. Award Winning Princeton School of Architecture

    Princeton School of Architecture

    Princeton, NJ, United States

  5. Award Winning Friedman Study Center at Brown University

    Friedman Study Center at Brown University

    Providence, RI, United States

  6. A New Urban Ground

    A New Urban Ground

    New York, NY, United States

  7. Knoll Flagship Showroom, Offices and Shop

    Knoll Flagship Showroom, Offices and Shop

    New York, NY, United States

  8. Award Winning Five Principles for Greenwich South: A Model for Lower Manhattan

    Five Principles for Greenwich South: A Model for Lower Manhattan

    Lower Manhattan, NY, United States

  9. Award Winning Kayak Pavilion for Long Dock Park

    Kayak Pavilion for Long Dock Park

    Beacon, NY, United States

  10. Kingsland Capital Management

    Kingsland Capital Management

    New York, NY, United States

  11. West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium

    West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium

    Cincinnati , Ohio

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