ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS
Join ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS, INABA, MESH Architectures, and Young Projects at their offices at 68 Jay Street for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind the scenes look at recent and upcoming projects. This program is part of First Friday, a monthly opportunity for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.
ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS was established by Emily Abruzzo and Gerald Bodziak in 2009. The firm’s portfolio includes spaces for art, homes, urban pavilions, and working environments — as well as books, exhibitions, and speculations. In New York, projects include Grow A Lot urban greenhouse classroom and West Village Pied-a-Terre; their FITNATION project is a traveling exhibit on active design efforts across the United States, which originated at the Center for Architecture / AIA NY.
INABA, led by Jeffrey Inaba, works at a variety of scales, ranging from branding and concept work to public art, buildings, and urban spaces. INABA has recently completed commissions for Red Bull North America, Red Bull Music Academy; Van Alen Institute and Flatiron Partnership’s first Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition; an installation for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Whitney Biennial; and an installation for KORO Public Art Norway.
Eric Liftin founded MESH Architectures in 1997 as a hybrid architectural practice spanning the physical and virtual. MESH has designed a wide range of projects, large and small, from commercial to residential to website design. Past projects include the Mirae Venture Building in Seoul, Korea; Made In New York Media Center in Brooklyn; and Grind, a shared workspace and coworking community in New York. Currently underway is a residence at 84 Congress Street in Brooklyn.
Led by Bryan Young and founded in 2010, Young Projects is a multidisciplinary design study involved in projects ranging from buildings, interiors, and furniture to textiles, art installations, and film. Recent projects include Carraig Ridge Camp Fire in Alberta, Canada; Match-Maker, winner of the 2014 Times Square Heart Valentine Design Competition; as well as a Hudson Street residence, a Broome Street loft, and the Union Square Park North End expansion all in New York. Current projects include residences in New York, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, Canada, and in Playa Grande, Dominican Republic.