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October 2021At Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s annual conference SITU presents our Graycliff Visitor Center

Presenting along with our design collaborators at HHL, SITU Partner Basar Girit shares a vision for redeveloping the visitor experience of this historic estate.

September 2021COVID-19 Screening Booth initiative receives Honorable Mention from Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards

SITU’s design initiative for COVID-19 screening booths and testing centers receives an Honorable Mention in Pandemic Response Category of the 2021 Innovation by Design Awards

September 2021Université libre de Bruxelles features SITU in a new architectural publication

Our firm’s multidisciplinary workflow is the subject of a case study featured in a Belgian publication titled ‘Thinking-Making. When Architects Engage in Construction’. The book explores methods of practice that challenge the division between design and construction.

July 2021CUF includes policy ideas from SITU design director Katie Shima in report on reviving the NYC economy

Center for an Urban Future compiles 250 policy ideas related to economic recovery in a new report titled RE:NEW YORK CITY. This includes advocacy of grants and guidance for small arts and cultural organization, as put forth by SITU Design Director, Katie Shima.

May 2021SITU featured in debut episode of “The Built World” TV series

In a new TV series from DisruptCRE, partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny discusses SITU’s approach to flexible design in the show’s debut episode, “Smart City”.

May 2021BPL expands Making Space to three local branches

When we first developed Making Space, it was conceived as a system-wide, urban scale, light-touch transformation of Brooklyn Public Library’s community rooms. Now, three years after our first intervention at the Flatbush Branch, we’ve been able to carry out the vision to three additional branches.

May 2021Building outdoor infrastructure for arts and culture across the five boroughs

In collaboration with leaders from New York City’s cultural sector, we’ve created Turn Out NYC—a framework for bringing arts and cultural events outdoors.

April 2021Sharing ‘Multidisciplinary Spatial Workflows’ with Rutgers’s landscape architecture students

SITU presents to students in Rutgers University’s Department of Landscape Architecture, sharing current work and processes in each of our divisions, and speaking to how our multidisciplinary approach reinforces the creative and social impact of our work.

March 2021SITU shares multidisciplinary practice with landscape architecture students at UPenn

Andrew Emmet and Bora Erden introduce landscape architecture students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design to our Studio, Research and Fabrication divisions.

March 2021SITU shares approaches to material and craft with Sheridan College’s Interior Design Collective

SITU’s Director of Design Katie Shima speaks with students from Sheridan College’s Interior Design Collective program, focusing on our craft and material processes, and the synergies between our Studio and Fabrication work.

February 2021SITU organizes expert panel around embracing the role of workplace in civic life

As part of WORKTECH’s SMARTBUILDINGS Conference, SITU has convened a panel of experts to focus on how the hybrid workplace model is affecting the commercial districts, civic spaces and the place-based ecosystems of cities. The discussion explores how companies, developers and even city agencies can find opportunities for innovation, collaboration and social impact as workplace patterns evolve.

January 2021SITU hosts virtual First Friday with the Architectural League

As part of the Architectural League of New York’s First Friday series, we are hosting a virtual tour of our practice and latest projects in studio, research and fabrication.

December 2020SITU discusses the values shaping the post-pandemic workplace at WORKTECH’20

Director of Design Katie Shima, AIA, joins WORKTECH’20 to discuss the values shaping the post-pandemic workplace, and how they can serve as a framework for building a more resilient team and real estate strategy.

September 2020The New York Times — “Building Public Places for a Covid World”

The New York Times features the “front porch” we developed with WXY for Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools as part of their roundup on architects’ response to COVID-19.

August 2020Getting Smart — “The Front Porch: A New Approach to Support the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Our School Communities”

Getting Smart features the “front porch” concept we developed with WXY for Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, delving into its function as an outdoor lobby for coordinating safer queuing and health checks before entry, as well as its design considerations for comfort and well-being for the broader community.

August 2020Thomas B. Fordham Institute — “Seven steps to design safe and healthy school drop-off and entry routines”

Thomas B. Fordham Institute shares an article written by leaders at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools and Urban Projects Collaborative, exploring the “front porch” concept we designed with WXY to ensure safe entry and exit at urban schools.

August 2020ABC News — “Why stopping COVID at schools may not be as easy as taking temperatures”

ABC News includes our “front porch” design in their round-up of school arrival strategies. Developed in collaboration with WXY, the front porch serves as an outdoor lobby for Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, making space for socially distant queuing and health checks before people enter the building.

August 20206sqft — “This sidewalk ‘front porch’ was designed to help students return to school in COVID times”

6sqft features our “Front Porch” concept with WXY, which re-imagines the front entrance at Brooklyn Lab Charter School to make space for safe queuing and screening before entering the building.

August 2020PR Newswire — “Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, Leading Architecture Firms SITU & WXY, Unveil New ‘Front Porch’ Urban Design Concept to Support Safe Entry and School Arrival Amidst COVID-19”

PR Newswire shares our “front porch” concept, designed with WXY for Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools. The design makes use of the school’s surrounding sidewalk to create an outdoor lobby where safer queuing and health checks can be held before people enter the building.

July 2020NBC New York — “NYC Announces School Reopening Plan”

NBC New York covers the launch of our “Front Porch” concept with WXY, which re-imagines the front entrance at Brooklyn Lab Charter Schools to make space for safe queuing and screening before entering the building.

July 2020Partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny presents at ‘Returning to Daily Life,’ a discussion panel on wellness and architecture during a health crisis

In a discussion organized by global engineering firm Arup, SITU shares strategies for wellness in architecture and how prototyping and experimentation enable rapid design development to support broader recovery efforts.

June 2020Architectural Record — “Firms Develop Strategies for Adapting K-12 Schools to the Pandemic”

Architectural Record spotlights our strategies for re-opening urban schools while mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

June 2020TimeOut New York — "See these new neighborhood testing centers proposed by a Brooklyn design studio”

TimeOut New York features our strategies for increasing access to COVID-19 testing around the city.

June 2020Teaching pandemic-resiliency through design at Brooklyn STEAM Center

SITU leads a high school summer project for design-engineering students focused on COVID-19 relief.

June 2020SITU to design New York City coronavirus testing centers

NYC DDC awards SITU and Jaklitsch / Gardner team a contract to design COVID-19 testing centers for NYC DoHMH.

May 2020SITU joins AIA Brooklyn panel to discuss how Brooklyn’s design community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alongside the Van Alen Institute and Bjarke Ingels Group, SITU explores how architecture and urban design can help NYC strengthen public health in the post-COVID era, and in the process, deepen the city’s resiliency for decades to come.

May 2020SITU presents at NYC Builds BIO+ event on NYC’s response to COVID-19

NYC Builds BIO+ hosts a virtual roundtable on how professionals across the life science, construction and real estate industries have shifted their businesses to crisis relief. As part of the discussion, SITU presents strategies for improving COVID testing centers and distributing them more broadly across the five boroughs.

April 2020The Cooper Union — “Alumni retool studios to produce personal protective equipment”

The Cooper Union includes our Patient Screening Booths in their roundup of alumnae designing tools for COVID-19 relief.

April 2020Fast Company — ”Architects develop a COVID-19 screening booth for no-touch testing”

Fast Company features our Patient Screening Booth strategy for increasing COVID-19 testing and evaluation capacity in urban areas.

January 2020SITU discusses prefabrication and design with Rafael Viñoly Architects at Center for Architecture

Presenting at Center for Architecture alongside Rafael Viñoly Architects, SITU discusses how a prefabricated design approach facilitates flexible and innovative projects.

December 2019The Buffalo News—Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff estate sets sights on new $5M visitor center

The Buffalo News releases our initial designs of the new Visitor Center at Graycliff, the historic home in Buffalo created by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman.

October 2019SITU takes home the People’s Pumpkin second year in a row at Pumpkitecture!

Our team won the People’s Pumpkin for our crank-powered zoetrope pumpkin at the Center for Architecture’s annual Pumpkitecture! competition.

October 2019SITU joins Archtober panel on transforming Brooklyn’s libraries through design

SITU participates in a panel discussion about how architecture is amplifying the incredible work of Brooklyn Public Library, organized as part of the Center for Architecture’s Archtober event series.

August 2019The Alaska Design Forum features SITU in their multi-city lecture series, titled Polar Shift

Founding Partner Brad Samuels spends a week in Alaska, giving lectures about SITU’s interdisciplinary business model at cities across the state.

July 2019officeinsight — "Three-pronged Accomplishments at SITU"

officeinsight spotlights SITU and our cross-divisional work in their July issue.

June 2019SITU discusses workplace design for the life sciences industry at NYC Builds Bio+ Real Estate Development Symposium

Director of Business Development Amy Parker joins a panel at NYC Builds Bio+ Real Estate Development to explore the shifting needs of workplace design for the life sciences industry.

May 2019Brooklyn Designs features SITU’s Brooklyn Museum benches

This weekend, our custom benches designed for our Brooklyn Museum Visitor Experience are featured in BROOKLYN DESIGNS—a design fair spotlighting Brooklyn’s creative economy.

April 2019Partner Brad Samuels joins Libraries as Places symposium at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge

This April, partner Brad Samuels joins the Libraries as Places symposium at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge to share our work with the Brooklyn Public Library to transform community spaces across the borough.

April 2019SITU chosen to design new Visitor Center for Frank Lloyd Wright site in Buffalo, NY

We’re excited to announce that SITU has been selected to design the new Visitor Center at Graycliff, a historic site in Buffalo created by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. SITU is collaborating with Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects (HHL) and Bayer Landscape Architecture, two local firms with expertise in the historic preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright sites. This project will re-imagine the experience at Graycliff through an expanded and engaging Visitor Center and surrounding public space.

March 2019SITU hosts Cooper Union Spring Trustees and Alumni Reception

SITU cohosts the Cooper Union's Spring Trustees and Alumni Reception alongside fellow Cooper alumni and Brooklyn Navy Yard neighbor Crye Precision.

January 2019Partner Brad Samuels presents SITU’s interdisciplinary work at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture

As part of the Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, Director of Research Brad Samuels presents the interdisciplinary work of SITU Research reflecting on the expanded agency of the architect and the implications of technology across different disciplines.

December 2018SITU shares its interdisciplinary practice as part of Harvard GSD lecture series

Partner Brad Samuels joins Harvard Graduate School of Design for a second year to unpack SITU's interdisciplinary approach to architecture.

October 2018SITU presents new placemaking strategies at WORKTECH18 San Francisco

Partner Brad Samuels discusses smarter placemaking within commercial real estate at WORKTECH18 San Francisco, a conference exploring the future of work and the workplace.

October 2018SITU presents at Georgia Tech's Digital Building Lab Symposium

As technology is increasingly shaping our experience of the built environment, Partner Brad Samuels presents how SITU's interdisciplinary practice leverages digital and physical design methods to shape the built environment.

October 2018SITU speaks at The University of Utah’s School of Architecture, presenting new metrics for success within the field

As part of their School of Architecture Lecture Series on ETHOS, SITU discusses the role of user empowerment in architecture projects.

October 2018SITU hosts Workplace Wednesday event with Center for Architecture

We host a Workplace Wednesday tour of our fabrication shop and design studio as part of Center for Architecture's Archtober event series.

September 2018MIT Design Club: A Conversation with SITU

SITU joins the MIT Design Club for an overview of SITU’s interdisciplinary practice and a broader discussion on design-thinking as an opportunity for entrepreneurship and problem-solving across a wide range of industries.

July 2018Architizer A+Awards announces Solar Canopy as best of 2018

Solar Canopy was awarded best of 2018 as a Popular Choice Winner in Building Products - Roofs.

June 2018Brick & Wonder — "From the Manufacturer: Rooftop Solar Shade"

Brick & Wonder published an interview with T.R. Ludwig, Brooklyn Solar Canopy Company founder and our collaborator, about the Solar Canopy.

May 2018Solar Canopy receives NYCxDESIGN award

Solar Canopy awarded best of NYCxDESIGN.

May 2018SITU speaks at TerraCRG’s Only Brooklyn.® Conference

Partner Brad Samuels presents SITU’s architecture practice at this Brooklyn-focused real estate conference.

April 2018SITU receives the President’s Citation Award for outstanding achievement in architecture from The Cooper Union

Presented at Cooper’s 2018 commencement, the award is given to alumni who have made important contributions to art, architecture, engineering or interdisciplinary studies.

February 2018SITU’s Katie Shima presents at the New York Hall of Science

Senior Project Manager Katie Shima presents at STEM Night on engineering within the architectural profession.

November 2017Lecture on SITU's interdisciplinary practice at Harvard GSD

SITU’s Brad Samuels will give a lecture on SITU’s interdisciplinary approach to architecture at Harvard on Monday, November 27th. Sharing SITU’s story as an alternative firm model, Brad will explore how this nontraditional perspective has informed the firm’s output, staff and vision.

November 2017Partner Brad Samuels selected for Urban Omnibus’ advisory board

Dedicated to observing, understanding and shaping the city, Urban Omnibus is an online publication affiliated with The Architectural League of New York.

November 2017SITU Partner presents new architectural solutions for commercial real estate at WORKTECH 17 Toronto

SITU’s Director of Design, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny shares new approaches to updating and activating spaces within commercial buildings.

October 2017Interior Design — "TYME Kiosk by SITU Pops Up in Times Square"

ID features our retail pop-up for TYME Food.

August 2017SITU featured in exhibition by SF's Museum of Craft and Design

Forbes discusses the Museum of Craft and Design's exhibition on architectural pavilions, featuring some of our most experimental projects at SITU. 

August 2017Forbes — "Architects Experiment With The Future Of Construction By Building Their Biggest Visions In Miniature"

A review of the Museum of Craft and Design's 2017 exhibition on architectural pavilions, which showcases our solar pavilion work.

July 2017KQED —"'Pavilions' Offers a Primer on Structures Built for Pure Pleasure"

San Francisco's KQED reviews our work at the Museum of Craft and Design.

June 2017Partner Wes Rozen discusses SITU's work during San Francisco Design Week

Wes joins curator Mariah Neilson, Carmody Groarke, Do/Su Studio Architecture, IwamotoScott, Jay Nelson, and Warren Techentin Architecture for a panel on the Museum of Craft and Design's exhibition Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts.

June 2017SITU documentary TRACES shows at ADFF LA

SITU's short documentary about artist Duke Riley's project, Fly By Night, will be premiering at Los Angeles' Architecture and Design Film Festival.

June 2017The Architect's Newspaper — "SITU unveils their modular and reconfigurable space for Turntable Lab"

Architect's Newspaper delves into SITU's work with Turntable Lab, a retail outlet for a worldwide community of music-lovers.  

June 2017Technical.ly Brooklyn — "SolarWorks CEO: Trump ‘outrageous’ on climate, but it won’t slow down adoption of solar"

Brooklyn-based tech publication features the Solar Canopy, our collaborative project with Brooklyn SolarWorks.

May 2017SITU joins Wanted Design panel at NYCxDESIGN

SITU Partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny participates in Crafting Technology: Handmade and Machine-made in Design Today, a panel organized by WantedDesign as part of NYCxDESIGN. 

May 2017Interior Design — "13 Stunning Stores Around the World"

Our modular retail space for Turntable Lab joins the list.

May 2017Partner Wes Rozen presents at COMMON SENSE PechaKucha

This event invites leading architects, designers, engineers, scientists, teachers and more to speak about common sense—whether learning valuable lessons, investigating new technologies, or totally failing.

May 2017Partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny presents at WORKTECH 17 Masterclass

SITU joins a panel with R/GA to discuss design's role in shaping and responding to the future of work.

April 2017SITU creates trophy for Urban Land Institute's Awards for Excellence

We were selected by the New York chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to design and fabricate their Awards for Excellence in Development.

March 2017SITU presents L+ project at SXSW

Our L+ project to re-envision NYC libraries competes in SXSWedu's Learn by Design competition. 

February 2017The Architect's Newspaper — "Explore SITU Studio’s new gallery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard"

A piece on our Yard Work project, a new public space for Yard visitors and tenants.

November 2016SITU wins Interior Design's Best Green Innovation for Solar Canopy

Our Solar Canopy earned a Best of Year award from Interior Design.

October 2016SITU wins the Center for Architecture's First Annual Pumpkitecture Contest

Our "concrete pumpkin void" earned a "Pritzker Pumpkin" from the AIANY.

July 2016The Real Deal — "New maps visualize disparity between assessed and market property values along Central Park"

This piece unpacks Section 581, our research project that visualizes how antiquated property tax codes contribute to inequity across Manhattan.

July 2016CityLab — "An Art Installation Visualizes the Boggling Tax Disparities Along Central Park"

CityLab covers our Section 581 project that renders visible the inequity of NYC property taxes.

June 2016Fast Company — "These Solar Canopies Help Panels Fit Onto Tiny Urban Roofs"

The Solar Canopy is a solution for New Yorkers seeking alternative energy sources, says Fast Company.

September 2015Invisible New York named a finalist in Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Recognized in the City Solutions category, our project captured the informal housing networks within New York City, and proposed alternative solutions to support ground-up development.

December 2014SITU wins Interior Design's Best of Year Award for Design Lab

Competing within the Youth Education category, our Design Lab project took first place.

December 2014Curbed — "Imagining the Design of the Library That Does Everything"

Partner Brad Samuels talks with Curbed about libraries and how their design could transform the city.

July 2014The Wall Street Journal —"‘NYC Makers’ Opens at Museum of Arts and Design"

In praise of the NYC Makers show at the Museum of Art and Design, The Wall Street Journal highlights our inventive work with concrete.

June 2014Domus — "Design Lab"

domus delves into our 'Design Lab' project, a permanent exhibition at the New York all of Science that taps into people's natural tendency to be inventive and resourceful.

February 2014SITU chosen for The Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices

The Emerging Voices initiative spotlights firms with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and urbanism.

February 2013The Architect's Newspaper — "SITU Studio’s Valentine’s Day Installation Opens in the Heart of Times Square"

A feature on Heartwalk, our heart-shaped installation that gives new life to the destroyed boardwalks hit Hurricane Sandy.

February 2013The Wall Street Journal — "Boardwalk Reborn in Times Square"

The Journal reports on the making and meaning of Heartwalk.

December 2011SITU wins Interior Design's Best of Year Award for reOrder

A playful and imaginative project with the Brooklyn Museum, our reOrder won first place in the Large Exhibition/Installation category.

July 2006SITU wins the NYC Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design

Honoring the city's best public projects of year, we received the award for designing the Flight 587 Memorial in Far Rockaway, Queens.