An exhibition organized by
the School of Architecture



Aranda/Lasch is a New York and Tucson-based design studio established by Chris Lasch and Benjamin Aranda designing buildings, installations and furniture. Recognition includes the United States Artists Award, Young Architects Award, Design Vanguard Award, AD Innovators, and the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award. Their early projects are the subject of the books Tooling and more recently Trace Elements. ArandaLasch has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, design fairs and biennials. Their work is part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York. Chris is currently President of The School of Architecture and Benjamin currently teaches at the Cooper Union in New York.

Arcosanti Ceramics operates under Cosanti Originals, a subsidiary of the Cosanti Foundation. They preserve a long tradition of artisanal ceramics that not only precedes the arcology model, but inspired its genesis; after working with ceramic silt-casting, architect Paolo Soleri developed an architectural earth-casting method for concrete forms, experimenting with construction at Cosanti beginning in 1956 and at Arcosanti in 1970. The structure in which our studio is located, the Ceramics Apse, is a silt-cast structure; essentially, the products we create serve as the architecture in miniature. The current artisans at Arcosanti Ceramics are Heath Vining, Ana Vazquez, Angela Piro, Maitri Mehta and Linda Fournier. We are grateful to continue the tradition of making Arcosanti wind bells, which allows the urban laboratory experiment to endure. 

Ja Architecture Studio is a Canadian practice based in Toronto and led by an Iranian-Canadian duo, an architect and a landscape designer, that combines the rootedness of a local architecture firm with the broad interests of an international design studio. From small- to medium-sized buildings that confront detail-level building constraints to ambitious international competitions that draw upon the collective repertoire of the discipline, the trajectory of the practice is based on a method of simultaneously working at the opposing ends of the professional spectrum. Taken as a whole, the studio’s work invests in larger questions of the discipline—namely how iconographic, geometric, formal, and tectonic pursuits relate to broader contexts such as contemporary art, politics, construction, landscape, and urbanism.

The architecture studio LANZA Atelier was founded in 2015 by Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo and is based in Mexico City and Madrid. We understand the architectural project as a constantly fluctuating process which is subject to various forces, a malleable element. The models and drawings that we develop allow us to understand the precise moment in which the idea freezes and translates into constructive drawings. The architecture of LANZA Atelier is conceived as the construction of a contemporary space whose energy can last forever.
Pršic & Pršić is an architecture and design office collaboratively run by Cara Liberatore and Almin Pršić in Providence, Rhode Island. The work of the office currently focuses on housing, collective spaces, alternative development models, sustainable material practices, and art objects.

Diverse in origin, SO-IL and our team of collaborators speaks a dozen languages and is informed by global narratives and perspectives. Our New York practice is led by Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg. We are both locally-rooted and nationless, coming together as a mid-size, well-recognized company. With our ambitious clients, we explore how the architecture inspires lasting positive intellectual and societal engagement. In a digitized world that increasingly draws one inward, our architecture is outward-looking, engendering meaningful dialogue with what is materially and psychologically outside of ourselves.

Sean Studio Sean Canty is an architecture practice based in Boston, MA. SSC creates engaging environments that challenge traditional building typologies through distinctive geometry and material marriage. This combinatorial approach invites closer readings of familiar spaces by embracing resolution and contrast. The studio’s work materializes at a variety of scales – from objects to interiors – and explores a range of programmatic types- from domestic environments to cultural spaces. Canty is also one of the founding principals of Office III (OIII), an experimental architectural collective based in New York, San Francisco, and Cambridge.

Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, LEED A.P. is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She is an architect and an Institute professor and was recently named the 2022 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada. She was also recently recognized by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as a YBCA 100 2019 honoree, an award which celebrates people, organizations, and movements shifting culture through ideas, their art, and their activism. At Arizona State University, she is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty to co-design solutions for tribal communities. Dalla Costa was part of Unceded at the 2018 Venice Biennale where she joined 18 Indigenous architects from across Turtle Island to share an Indigenous vision of the future. Her firm, Tawaw Architecture Collective ( is based in Phoenix.
Terrol Dew Johnson is a community leader, nationally recognized advocate for Native communities and renowned artist. In discussing his art, Johnson says: “My work reflects who I am as a person... my culture... my family... the desert. I have learned much from my elders about tradition, patience and technique. I combine this respect for tradition with my own visions of the world I see around me. Many times, I dream a design, and it haunts me until I actually weave it. Heritage and vision combine in my work, reflecting the world in which I live.”
       In 1996, with Tristan Reader, Johnson co-founded Tohono O’odham Community Action (TOCA), a grassroots community organization dedicated to creating positive programs based in the O’odham Himdag – the Desert People’s Way. For their work, both Johson and Reader received the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award in 2002. In 2008-10, Johnson performed The Walk Home: A Journey to Na-tive Wellness. Johnson walked from Maine to Arizona as a part of a program to bring awareness to the crisis of Diabetes in Native communities and highlight-ing the ways in which communities have the capacity to create wellness by drawing upon their rich cultural traditions.   
        Johnson's artwork is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian’s NMAI, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

T+E+A+M is an award-winning architecture practice led by Thom Moran, Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, and Meredith Miller. They have exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, multiple Venice Architecture Biennales, Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and A+D Museum in Los Angeles, among other venues. T+E+A+M is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they are associate professors at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning.