New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. The juried portfolio competition is sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established.
This competition brief asks firms to submit a mini digital portfolio in a 10 page, 6 MB maximum PDF format that includes a practice narrative (500 words maximum) that should be directed toward answering the following questions:
• Critical Practice
How does your practice engage critically in the environmental, social, and technological conditions within
of our contemporary culture? How is your practice informed by issues within a local and global context?
• Methods of Practice
How do you as design professionals work together in new, different, and/or
more supportive ways than traditional practice? How have concepts of
collaboration and integration influenced the structure of your practice and the
type of work it undertakes?
• Engagement of Practice
What are the key issues that you address and advocate for as a practice?
How do you choose to communicate and engage the agenda of
of your practice to a broader audience and public?
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2014.
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