SLO Architecture is an architecture firm founded in Madrid by Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi and based in New York City since 2007. SLO links realms of urban and architectural design with artistic production and social action, bringing together heterogeneous participants, from expert practitioners and city agencies to rooted local teens and volunteers. SLO's recent and ongoing projects envision connections forged along urban waterways in distressed areas, long fragmented by infrastructural rights-of-way, industry, abandonment, and contamination. In SLO work, conceptual and material invention are coupled with exacting fabrication and productive collaboration with local partners.