Interview: Acclaimed Architect Morris Adjmi

From The Rockaway Hotel to Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel and Greenpoint's The Huron residences, a figure weaving the fabric of NYC's future

Few architects have infused multiple New York City neighborhoods with a future-forward vision that manages to honor underlying heritage. Morris Adjmi, founder of the eponymous architectural practice, has done so multiple times over with meaningful contributions that range from Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel to Dumbo’s Welcome Sign, Queens’ Rockaway Hotel, Tribeca’s Spring Studios, and now in Greenpoint with the addition of The Huron. On one of Brooklyn’s last undeveloped waterfront parcels, …

Using Design to Restore Indigenous Sovereignty

Architecture across reservations reveals and renews present-day colonialism. More than half the structures throughout the Navajo Nation, for instance, are dilapidated or in need of large repairs, while 39% of houses remain overcrowded, according to a report from the Navajo Housing Authority. In working to further tribal sovereignty, Indigenous artists and architects are using design as a vehicle for decolonization. At creative practice Studio:indigenous, founder …

Black Architects in the Making Tackles Disparity in the Design Industry

According to a study conducted by the National Organization of Minority Architects, there are more than 122,000 registered architects in the US but only 2% of them (less than 2,700) identify as Black. To help fight this racial disparity, Miami-based organization Black Architects in the Making (BAM) is bringing architectural education to young Black students in local elementary and high schools. They partnered with the …