Meet The Architects: On The Rise

Meet The Architects: On The Rise




  • Exhibition
  • Talk
  • Reception
  • AIA
Meet The Architects: On The Rise
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE | Registration Not Required

This program is presented jointly by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design and AIA Philadelphia.

Join us to celebrate the work of AIA Philadelphia's 2017 Emerging Architect (PEA) Prize winner, Otto Architects, and 2017 Young Architect (YA) Prize winner, Adam Montalbano 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!


Otto Architects (PEA Winner)
is a small, nimble, design firm with wide-ranging interests.  Our design approach is one that intensely scrutinizes each project’s context, resulting in strategic responses that will not necessarily portray a single style representative of the firm. Projects are instead defined by their focused design explorations, and attention to detail in all phases of design and construction. Our  wide-ranging  experience  includes  all  types  of  single  and  multi-family  residential  construction,  adaptive  reuse projects,  commercial  and  office  interiors,  restaurant,  retail,  institutional  projects,  signage,  and  product  design.  This typological variety affords us the comfort to cross-pollinate across project types and scales, while quickly adapting to meet the specific needs of each of our clients.

Adam Montalbano (YA Winner)
was raised in a highly creative and inspiring family; his grandfather a professional big-band leader, his mother a fashion designer, his father the principal dancer of the Joffrey Ballet in the late 60’s who turned fashion designer in his post dance years, and his brother, an accomplished illustrator and artist now at Marvel. With this upbringing, he solidified his interest in architecture early concurrent with over a decade of intense study in music, art and athletics. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Lehigh University, as well as a Minor in Architectural History. In 2004, he co-founded Moto Designshop, at the age of 26.

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