The U.S. State Department has just announced the representatives for the American pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale: New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture, helmed by the inimitable Eva Franch i Gilabert, will be programming the U.S. pavilion alongside Ashley Schafer of PRAXIS Journal and Ana Miljački, from MIT's architecture program. The trio—with input from Natasha Jen of Pentagram, Architizer, CLOG, and Leong Leong, who will design the pavilion's physcial space—will stage an "active, experimental architectural office that researches, studies, and remakes 1,000 projects designed by American architecture firms and exported abroad." To learn more about the players involved, take a trip with us through the Dwell archives.
New York’s seminal downtown architecture gallery, Storefront for Art & Architecture, heralds Catalonia-born academic, firebrand, and force of nature Eva Franch as its director. Read more about her in Dwell's Women of Influence portfolio from 2012.
Graphic designer Natasha Jen made partner at Pentagram in 2012, earning her a spot on our list. She adopts a spatial approach to graphic design, and has worked with a plethora of architects and companies to build brand identities that go way beyond logos.
Leong Leong, an emerging architecture firm led by brothers Chris and Dominic Leong, were featured in City Modern as one of five power players in the New York design scene. The special mini-issue was included with Dwell's October 2012 issue and in a weekly issue of New York magazine, and Dominic was a panelist on a City Modern panel that week as well.