Today, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1 in New York announced the five finalists of the 20th annual Young Architects Program (YAP). Each year, the YAP offers emerging practices or individuals the opportunity to design a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water at MoMA PS1's Long Island City, N.Y., location.
This year's hopefuls were selected from more than 100 nominations across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. They are Mexico City–based Pedro & Juana, led by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss; State College, Pa.–based Low Design Office, led by DK Osseo-Asare; New York–based Romanian architect Oana Stanescu and Stockholm-based Japanese designer Akane Moriyama; Boston-based Matter Design, led by Brandon Clifford; and Mexico City–based TO, led by Carlos Facio and Jose G. Amozurrutia.
This year's panel included: Glenn D. Lowry, director of MoMA; Martino Stierli, MoMA's Philip Johnson chief curator of architecture and design; and Yolande Daniels, founding partner of Studio SUMO.
The five finalists will submit a preliminary proposal and a winner will be announced in early 2019.
In 2018, Minneapolis-based Dream the Combine won for its Hide & Seek installation.
This article has been updated since its original publication.