Firm Profiles

Highlighting emerging women-led practices


Jenny Sabin Studio

With strong links to the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, Jenny Sabin Studio is an experimental architecture studio based in Ithaca, NY. The studio investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design, fabrication, and production of material structures and spatial interventions. 


Yoshihara McKee Architects

Yoshihara McKee Architects was established in 1996 with offices in New York and Tokyo, with projects ranging in type and size from small residential works to large scale urban interventions. Through the work, Yoshihara McKee strives to understand the differences and similarities of perception, materiality and space between western and eastern culture.


After Architecture

After Architecture, LLC is a design practice dedicated to placemaking through art, design, and architecture and seeking to uncover and build on regional qualities in the built environment. Combining ethnography and creative practice, we create site-specific pieces that explore the perception of place. 

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Make, Think, Design

Make, Think, Design is a multidisciplinary design studio led by Erin Pellegrino. The work of the studio synthesizes the various applications of design thinking with craft, context, and collaboration to generate meaningful experiences. The practice engages architectural and object-based design as well as digital and web-based experience design. The final product is a convergence of craftsmanship, experimentation, artistry, and practicality.


RICA* Studio

RICA*, based in New York and Madrid is an architectural practice and a platform for design investigation operating across many scales, reflecting on the redefinition of flexibility and aiming to improve life condition through architecture.The office's interdisciplinary approach to design investigates architecture’s psychological effect and its capacity to promote emotional well-being. 


SCH+ARC Studio

SCH+ARC Studio LLC is an interdisciplinary design lab engaged in architecture, interior design, and design academia. Embarking on projects of all scales, the studio seeks to tailor site specific strategies to meet clients' distinctive urban living needs. SCH+ARC works extensively in New York City, Jersey City, and Hoboken NJ.


Alda Ly Architecture & Design

Alda Ly Architecture & Design is a small, Brooklyn-based, courageous start-up architecture firm specializing in workplace, retail, and social spaces for start-ups and creative industries. ALAD often works with clients who have incredible vision who are doing things that have never been done before. 


Point Line Projects

Point Line Projects is an editorial and curatorial agency specializing in projects related to architecture and design. We produce high-quality books and exhibitions, offering writing, research, editing, agent, consulting, and design services. With a special interest in promoting new and underrepresented voices, Point Line Projects works to encourage thoughtful, critical, and engaged discourse around art, architecture, and the design professions. 


OPENACT Architecture

OPENACT is a multiple design practice that operates within the fields of architecture and urbanism. Conceived as part-laboratory and part-workshop, OPENACT employs research as a performative act and envisions the design of open-ended systems as the basis for adaptable, flexible and organic infrastructures, across a multitude of scales that support and promote contemporary urban life. 


Jenny Peysin Architecture

Jenny Peysin Architecture is a Brooklyn-based full service architecture and design firm. Inspired by the interaction of people with the spaces in which they live and work, JPA's approach places clients’ needs in the center of the design method. Rooted in a modernist philosophy, JPA brings light, natural materials and clarity of detail to every scale of the project.


Rizoma Arquitetura

Rizoma is an architectural practice based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, working in collaborative partnerships. Similarly to a rhizome, the structure of the studio is non-hierarchical and based on information exchange. Rizoma believes that the exchange of knowledge makes the rethinking of architecture possible. 



SHELTER is a design practice rooted in the foundations of responsible design. With three decades of experience between them, partners Jennifer Preston and Pedro Marmolejos have translated what is wise about nature– it’s longevity and resourcefulness– into quality spaces for gathering, working and living.