Meet the Architects On The Rise

February 7, 2019
5:30 - 8 PM
Center / Architecture + Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
Registration is required
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Join us to celebrate the work of AIA Philadelphia's 2018 Emerging Architect (PEA) Prize winner, SHIFTSPACE, and 2018 Young Architect (YA) Prize winner, Jordan Mrazik at this closing reception for our On The Rise exhibition. Drinks, snacks, music, and a crowd of young designers fascinated with buildings - and the process of creating them - makes for one of our most fun and interesting events of the year. The PEA prize winners will present their winning design concepts and explain their design processes.

5:30-6:30 PM | Snacks, Drinks, + Networking
6:30-7:00 PM | Presentation by prize winners
7:00-8:00 PM | More Snacks, Drinks, + Networking!


SHIFTSPACE Design (PEA Winner)
SHIFTSPACE is a Philadelphia-based design studio focused on the interplay of architecture and industrial design. Led by Mario Gentile and Tim Barnes, the multidisciplinary team engages with brands, institutions, and cities to complete projects at varying scales. Their work ranges from large scale urban interventions and creative placemaking to architecture and furniture. The studio has been blending architectural space, public art, and landscapes together with places and products since 2009.

Jordan Mrazik (YA Winner)
Jordan is a practicing architect in Philadelphia with an interest in contextual thought. His academic pursuits have taken him from the hills of southwest Virginia working as a farmhand to the streets of European cities surveying ruins. His eclectic background and ever-extending skill sets have produced a thinking that pairs everyday occurrences with architectural tectonics. His work, formalized in drawing, collage, textiles and building, is the product of observation, visual compulsion and personal intrigue. He employs a fundamental vocabulary of memory, color, syntax and shadow. His study is the relationship between space and time, place and occasion.