At this Chicago firm, founder Kevin Toukoumidis finds that challenges breed opportunities, and that a client's quirk can be a project's driving influence.
A healthy dose of cross-pollination between industrial design and architecture allows the Kansas City, Mo., firm to focus on the details.
Los Angeles firm Platform for Architecture + Research sees competitions as vehicles for building working relationships, regardless of their outcomes.
Oakland, Calif.–based Rael San Fratello builds full-scale models out of polymers developed by its materials collaborative, Emerging Objects.
With his firm, Alfonso Medina is helping to change the face of housing in Tijuana, Mexico, with his practice that melds real estate, construction, and architecture.
MAde Studio is applying its data-driven approach to Detroit, revealing ways that the region’s water systems can influence urban planning.
Alvin Huang's multilayered, computer-generated designs are merging applied research from his academic studio with the real-world problem-solving of his Los Angeles firm.
Urban-Think Tank, best known for its vertical gyms in the Caracas barrios, has a new strategy for building in Third World slums.
Joyce Hwang’s practice, Ants of the Prairie, is generating buzz with innovative projects that create urban habitats for bees, bats, and other threatened species.
Susannah Drake of Dlandstudio is reviving contaminated landscapes with her politically savvy practice.
Hollywood came calling, but Skylab Architecture didn’t sell out. The firm is building its practice by bringing the same rigorous ideals to every project.
Why aren’t more women emulating Jeanne Gang and building skyward? Here are three rising architects who may just crack that ceiling.
Director, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, New York
Partner & Co-Founder, Works Partnership Architecture, Portland, Ore.
Partners, Pita & Bloom, Los Angeles
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