On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects

On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects




  • Exhibition
  • Awards
  • AIA
On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects
January 31 - March 7, 2019
Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Center / Architecture + Design
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE | Registration Not Required

This program is presented in partnership between the Center for Architecture and Design and AIA Philadelphia.

Explore creative designs from the rising stars of AIA Philadelphia. This exhibition features work by the 2018 Philadelphia Emerging Architect (PEA) Prize winning firm, SHIFTSPACE Design, and the 2018 Young Architect (YA) Prize winner, Jordan Mrazik. The PEA Prize is awarded annually to recognize an emerging architecture firm (formed less than 10 years ago) producing high-quality design and thinking within the Philadelphia region. The YA Prize is awarded to an architect under the age of 40 who displays excellence and promise of future merit in design excellence, professional practice, education, and service to the profession and/or society.

Join us for our Opening Reception + Talk on the evening of Thursday, February 7th, to meet the winning architects and watch them present on their award-winning concepts and processes.


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.

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