MOS | Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Amale Andraos | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event

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FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The winner of the 2015 National Design Award for Architecture Design, MOS principal architects Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample present a selection of the projects featured in their new book Selected Works. Following the presentation, they are joined by Amale Andraos for a conversation about the various facets of their design process and their catalog of work.

Having established themselves as one of the leading young architecture practices in the country, New York City-based firm MOS has created a portfolio of work that has been described as experimental and innovative. Following the 2013 release of Everything All At Once: The Videos, Software, and Architecture of MOS, Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith return with a new monograph chronicling their work over the past ten years.

MOS: Selected Works features thirty-two of the studio’s projects, focusing on work that’s been built or still in progress. Having designed everything from houses to pavilions, community centers, performance spaces, and schools, Selected Works showcases the evolution of MOS’s designs and their work across multiple scales and mediums. An engaging and visual overview of their architectural designs, the book also features a selection of the studio’s writings—from their satirical “Office Policy” employee manual to John McMorrough’s “MOS Practices...What the !@#?” 

The book, itself a work of the studio, is as innovative as the architecture they create Projects are located throughout the United States and around world, including Boston; Derby, Connecticut; Las Vegas; Marfa, Texas; Miami; New York City; and Canada, France, Japan, Nepal, Norway, Spain, and more.

Copies of MOS: Selected Works (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) are available for purchase and signing at the end of event.

 Florian Holzherr
Pavilion No. 4, PS1—Afterparty. Image credit: Florian Holzherr

Michael Meredith is a principal at MOS, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture at Harvard University. In addition to his role as Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Princeton University, Meredith has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Toronto, and held the Muschenheim Fellowship at the University of Michigan. 

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House No. 5, Element House. Image credit: Courtesy of MOS

Hilary Sample is a principal at MOS, receiving her Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University where she won the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize. She is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Housing and Research Seminars at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Core III. Hilary is a former member of the board of directors of The MacDowell Colony and a member of the Architecture Advisory Board at Syracuse University.

 Florian Holzherr, Michael Vahrenwald
Pavilion No. 1, Puppet Theater. Image credit: Florian Holzherr, Michael Vahrenwald 

Amale Andraos is the newly appointed dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Previous to her appointment she was an associate professor at the School. She has taught at numerous institutions including the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School, and the American University in Beirut. Andraos is committed to research and publications. Her work has recently explored the question of representation by re-examining the concept of the ‘Arab City.’ Andraos was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She has lived in Saudi Arabia, France, Canada, and the Netherlands prior to moving to New York in 2002. She serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York, the Advisory Board of the Arab Center for Architecture in Beirut and is a member of the faculty steering committee for the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East.

In its seventh year Architectural Explorations in Books, initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni, is a series of engaging programs delving into the critical role that architecture publications play in the understanding of contemporary urban developments and structures. The events feature book presentations and discussions by acclaimed architects, critics, curators, designers, photographers and writers.

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