Young Architects Program International

by Claudia Lorusso
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Young Architects Program International

Now in its 13th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. HWKN, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2012 Warm Up summer music series in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard.

Jury Process

To choose an architectural firm for the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1, deans of architecture schools and the editors of architecture publications nominate some 30 firms comprised of students, recent architectural school graduates, and established architects experimenting with new styles or techniques. The group is asked to submit portfolios of their work for review by a panel including Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1, and Barry Bergdoll, Chief Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA. The panel selects five finalists who are invited to make preliminary proposals for the designated site; the chosen winner is announced in February of each year.


Glenn Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art
Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, The Museum of Modern Art
Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art
Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art
Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator, MAXXI Architecturra, National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome
Jeannette Plaut, Director, YAP CONSTRUCTO
Marcelo Sarovic, Director, YAP CONSTRUCTO


  • Hassan Hamdy

    How can any Architect apply for the competition?



Rome / Italy / 2010