We are SITU, an unconventional architecture practice.
We use design, research and fabrication for creative and social impact.

Dining Out NYCIn close collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design along with several city agencies including the Mayor’s Office, EDC and DOT, SITU’s Studio and Fabrication divisions worked together to design and fabricate prototypes for the Dining Out NYC initiative, the city’s newly launched open restaurants program.Read more on SITU StudioRead more on SITU Fabrication
Crime Scene: BuchaA video investigation documents the alleged Russian atrocities committed during their month-long occupation in the suburban town of Bucha, Ukraine.Read more on SITU Research
Turnout NYCThrough the development of strategic community partnerships and an adaptable design system, Turnout NYC aims to highlight local talent, make engaging and accessible community spaces, and transform underutilized spaces into vibrant cultural venues.Read more on SITU Studio
Google Humboldt CampusPromoting collaboration and wellbeing through a high performing, adaptable, and ecological campus.Read more on SITU Studio
Little Island Landscape SeatingCombining expertise in design-engineering, digital fabrication and artisanal techniques—we designed and built seating amenities across Little Island that contribute to the park’s distinctive character.Read more on SITU Fabrication
Sow, et al. v. City of New York, et al.SITU provides video analysis for landmark legal settlement against the NYPD.Read more on SITU Research
Graycliff Conservancy Visitor Center ExpansionBringing together Graycliff’s historical significance, compelling landscape and renewed vision for public engagement, this project seeks to transform a visitor center into a cultural destination for the Buffalo region.Read more on SITU Studio
Making SpaceCommissioned by the Brooklyn Public Library, we created an agile kit-of-parts that realigns century-old library spaces with 21st-century programming. Modular and scalable by design, this project creates a pathway to revitalize community spaces in neighborhoods across Brooklyn.Read more on SITU Studio
300 Lafayette LobbyTo create the lobby millwork and metalwork at 300 Lafayette, we adapted several tried and tested techniques in new ways—particularly with a vertical application of stack-lamination for the project’s rippled walls and undulating reception desk.Read more on SITU Fabrication
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April 10th 2024SITU's Michael Brotherton Named PartnerMarch 25th 2024Centro Prodh and SITU release "The Death Flights," a visual investigation documenting a clandestine program of enforced disappearances carried out by the Mexican military during the so-called "Dirty War" of the 1970s and 80sMarch 12th 2024SITU Fabrication Partner Michael Brotherton serves as a juror for New York State Council for the Arts, Capital Projects panelFebruary 8th 2024Human Rights Watch, Truth Hounds and SITU release “Ukraine: New Findings on Russia's Devastation of Mariupol,” A War Crimes Inquiry Needed into Massive Loss of Civilian Life, InfrastructureNovember 16th 2023SITU Research's Brad Samuels presents at BUILD with MapboxNovember 15th 2023SITU's Brad Samuels participates in lecture, "The Education of an Architect," at National Arts ClubSeptember 11th 2023Google's Humboldt Campus wins Silicon Valley Business Journal's "Best Campus Project" Structure AwardAugust 29th 2023SITU honored by FastCompany as a part of its 2023 Innovation by Design Awards for two of our recent projectsAugust 28th 2023"Crime Scene: Bucha” nominated for the 44th News & Documentary Emmy Awards in two categoriesJuly 20th 2023Protesters win record $13 million-plus settlement reached over New York City Police Department’s misconduct during summer 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstrationsJuly 14th 2023Little Island Receives 2023 ULI Americas Award for Excellence in Urban SpaceJune 22nd 2023Google Humboldt Campus is recognized with a SARA NY Design Award

SITU was founded in 2005, in Brooklyn, New York, by four friends studying architecture at the Cooper Union. We’ve shaped our practice out of the multi-disciplinary style of our education, and have grown through clients who value a progressive approach to problem-solving.

Our process is client-specific, adaptive and driven by a diversity of deep knowledge, untethered from any stylistic or formal agenda. This allows us to work out of bounds, using new tools of architecture to generate unique outcomes.

Our practice is composed of three divisions—Studio, Research and Fabrication—that work collaboratively while providing individual services. This keeps prototyping, research and development, and hands-on craft elemental to our creative process.

Our space is split between creative studio and workshop. This enables a unique sort of radical pragmatism—experimenting with new material possibilities as they’re imagined.

Our staff is made up of a wide range of specialists across disciplines: architecture, art, design, engineering, fabrication, geography, programming, urbanism, visualization, research and development—all dedicated to exploring and crafting spaces at multiple scales.

Our clients and collaborators come from an equally varied collection of sectors: museums, art centers and academic institutions; civic, social and professional organizations; developers, high-end commercial companies and residential clientele.

SITU has received numerous awards and honors including the Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices in 2014, Excellence in Design by the Art Commission of the City of New York and grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Oak Foundation.