Arch League's First Friday Event
5 June 2015

Architectural League

ABA hosted the Architectural League of New York's season finale First Friday event on June 5 along with INABA, MESH Architectures, and Young Projects.

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New Brooklyn Architecture
8 May 2015

David B. Smith


ABA is curator and designer of “New Brooklyn Architecture,” an exhibit produced for The Architect’s Newspaper and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter New Practices Committee at BKLYN DESIGNS. The exhibit extends the concept of the trade show, enlisting seven emergent architectural and design firms to display their trade in its most elemental form: the drawing. The interactive exhibit incorporates those means, artifacts, and documents that define the stuff of architecture— revealing the work that happens between the very first meeting through to a project’s completion.

At 3:00 PM on SUNDAY, MAY 10, The Architect’s Newspaper Executive Editor William Menking will lead a rapid-format panel with seven local architecture firms changing the Brooklyn landscape. Panelists include: Emily Abruzzo, Partner, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects; Julie Torres Moskovitz, Founding Principal, FABRICA 718; Philipp von Dalwig, Partner, MANIFOLD.ArchitectureStudio; Phu Hoang, Director, MODU; Jon Lott, Principal, PARA Project; Benjamin Cadena, Founder, Studio Cadena; Bryan Young, Principal, YOUNG PROJECTS.


Gaming, surveillance, and the new, optimized city
18 November 2014

Gerald and Emily write “Winner Winner” for The Search Engine, the current volume of Columbia GSAPP’s Applied Research Practices in Architecture Journal.

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Clinton Hill Townhouse
11 November 2014

A recent site visit image: the renovation, and reinvention of a historic townhouse in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn.

6 October 2014

Emily and Gerald will present ideas for transforming different types of community spaces around New York into engaging, temporary classrooms to accommodate the needs of the City’s growing Universal Pre-K program at the upcoming “Discovering Synergies Between Libraries and Universal Pre-K: Current Findings” event at AIA New York / The Center for Architecture.

Discovering Synergies »

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Commitment to Action
26 September 2014

ABA is excited to announce “Grow A Lot: Urban Greenhouses Activate Vacant Land” Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Commitment to Action.

Grow A Lot Press Release »

ABA Awarded 2014 Arnold W. Brunner Grant
1 August 2014

ABA is excited to be producing a working prototype of their 4D Lightful Gardens Project. A rethink of the vertical garden, the design blurs the line between architecture and nature by combining the structural concept of tensegrity with a hydroponic growing system.

About the Grant »

Public Engagement(s)
23 June 2014

ABA is proud to be working on a Commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative at the CGI America meeting this week in Denver. More soon on our project and team of innovators!


Emily will present the firm’s FitNation project alongside Rick Bell of New York’s Center for Architecture, and Rhea Williams of AIA Birmingham at this year’s AIA National Convention in Chicago.

Changing Culture »

Letters to the Mayor
3 May 2014

Emily participates in Storefront for Art and Architecture’s current exhibition, “Letters to the Mayor,” open through May 24th, 2014.

Storefront »

Recent Press
1 May 2014

ABA is included in Artpahire’s recent list of ten emerging international architecture firms.

Artphaire »

Top 10 Spatial Installations
23 March 2014

Landscape (Triptych) was recently featured by FRAME among other notable interventions that “evaluate private and public spheres.”


Adding Value to Vacant Land
19 March 2014

Pop-Up Farm was recently featured by Honest Buildings in their article, “A Pop-Up That’s Bringing Down the House.”

Honest Buildings »

Time Files
14 March 2014

Emily will present current and recent work in a lecture titled “Time Files,” this Friday at Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego.


MARK features ABA projects
15 February 2014

MARK magazine recently featured two installation projects of ours—FitNation and Landscape (Triptych)—on their architecture page.

New Year
01 January 2014

News roundup, and upcoming events! NEWS»

Long (Island) House
13 December 2013

A recent site visit image: an extensive renovation and addition to a cedar board house in East Hampton.

Kerb 21 - Uncharted Territories
01 November 2013

Emily wrote for the most recent Kerb Journal about publishing and practice. Kerb »

FitNation Opens in Birmingham
21 October 2013

Now traveling to cities across the US, the FitNation exhibit we curated for AIANY this past summer is the inaugural exhibition for the new Center for Architecture in Birmingham, AL.

eOculus »

Buenos Aires International Biennial
21 September 2013

The AIANY Design Awards exhibit, including our Landscape (Triptych) project, opens at the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture today.

6 September 2013

Naho Kubota

New images of FitNation at the Center for Architecture, curated and designed by our office

Urban Oases
10 July 2012

Our Pop-Up Farm is featured in an article on “greening America’s food deserts,” in this month’s issue of Architectural Record.

Wallpaper Architects Directory 2013
15 June 2013

Wallpaper Magazine named ABRUZZO BODZIAK among twenty of “the world's best young practices” in their Architects Directory 2013.

FitNation Opens
13 June 2013

Our office was asked to curate and design FitNation, a traveling exhibition on active design efforts across the United States which initiated at the Center for Architecture / AIA NY this past week and runs through September 7th.

DDC Design Excellence
4 May 2013

ABA has been selected as one of 20 firms included in the latest round of New York City’s Design + Construction Excellence Program.

DDC Press Release »

AIA NY Design Award
7 March 2013

ABRUZZO BODZIAK has received a Merit Award from AIA New York for Landscape (Triptych)!


New Kids On The Block
17 February 2013

Join us at Princeton's Betts Auditorium for a lecture and round-table discussion this Wednesday, February 20th, as part of the school's year-long lecture series, " WHAT I DID NEXT — PRINCETON'S ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES."

more info »

Happy Winter
19 December 2012

Our paper forest inspired interpretation of Snowflake, a Russian fairy tale, is featured in Design Observer as part of Andy Bernheimer and Kate Bernheimer's Fairy Tale Architecture series.

keep reading »

Current Work
15 November 2012

Our AIA New Practices New York Lecture, this Thursday at Axor NYC .

Past Futures, Present, Futures Exhibit
25 October 2012

Among recreations of unrealized proposals for New York is our redux of Krzysztof Wodiczko's "Homeless Projection." Opening 7pm, Friday, October 26th at Storefront for Art and Architecture .

Landscape (Triptych)
10 October 2012

Naho Kubota

New images of our recent Center for Architecture installation »

After 3.11
28 August 2012

Our Sanctuary Along the Coast project is featured in After 3.11, a catalog of projects that address the 2011 disaster in Japan, by Taro Igarashi and Masashige Motoe.

New Practices Roundtable
16 July 2012

Please join us tonight, July 16th, at 6pm for a discussion at the Center for Architecture with the winners of New Practices New York 2012, moderated by Troy Therrien and Dan Wood.

Landscape (Triptych) Install
13 June 2012

Landscape (Triptych) Install
10 June 2012

NPNY Opening
31 May 2012

Please join us June 14th from 6-9 pm at the Center for Architecture at 536 LaGuardia Place, for the opening of the New Practices New York 2012 exhibit. Our Landscape (Triptych) installation will occupy the double-height gallery adjacent to the street.

Center for Architecture »

Pop-Up Farm in Arch Record
28 April 2012

Our greenhouse project is featured in Architectural Record's recent article on desigNYC.

NEWLY DRAWN: Helsinki - New York
09 April 2012

Emily will be presenting our office's work and speaking at the Center for Architecture on Saturday, April 21st as part of the Helsinki - New York Roundtable Discussion and NEWLY DRAWN Opening Reception.

Landscape (Triptych)
25 March 2012

An installation coming this June at the Center for Architecture, as part of the New Practices New York exhibition.

The Japan Foundation Exhibition
11 March 2012

We're honored to have ABA's Sanctuary Along the Coast project included in The Japan Foundation's Exhibition, "After the 3.11 Disaster: How Did Architects Respond?"

NPNY 2012
27 January 2012

We are happy to have been selected for AIA's New Practices New York 2012! The exhibition will open at the Center For Architecture June 14th, 2012; details to come.

New Paradigms of American Housing
11 January 2012

Making A Case is now available at Princeton Architectural Press. We're excited to share this multi-authored book exploring case studies for the new American house. Our thanks to all of the creative contributors, and to Thumb, for their smart design.

No Precedent
15 December 2011

Emily is on the Young Architects and Designers Committee for the 2012 Architectural League Prize.

More at the Architectural League of New York.

Greenhouse Project on Fast Company
01 November 2011

Our East New York Pop-Up Farm was featured on Fast Company Design.

Fast Company »

Japan Relief Ideas Issue
26 October 2011

Our "Sanctuary Along the Coast" project, designed in response to the recent natural disaster in Japan, was commissioned by X-Knowledge Home No. 15 for their "Idea Donation" issue, edited by Hironori Watanabe and Akiko Shimizu. If you read Japanese, it's a beautiful publication with some great projects, and part of the proceeds from this issue are to be donated to the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund.

keep reading »

Urban Spaces, New York, and 9-11
02 October 2011

Emily participated in a discussion with Florian Idenburg, Mark Kushner, Peter Macapia and Alexander Gutzmer for Baumeister Magazine, regarding the urbanistic and architectural legacy of 9-11. If you read German, pick up a copy.

Hello Etsy
16 September 2011

Emily will be speaking with Laetitia Wolff of desigNYC, Erika Doering of Erika Doering Design and Victor Lytvinenko of RALEIGHDENIM this Saturday, in a panel on "The Challenges of Sustainable Design in a Local Ecosystem" at Hello Etsy.

desigNYC Exhibit
9 September 2011

See our East New York "Pop Up Farm" at desigNYC's 2011 Exhibition, on view from September 14 through October 1, 2011 at GD Cucine, 227 W 17th Street.

Young Architects 12: ReSource
8 August 2011

The Architectural League's catalogue of the 29th Annual Young Architects competition is now available, with a terrific foreword by Dan Wood.

Princeton Architectural Press »

Brooklyn Community Greenhouse
20 July 2011

We're excited to share the Greenhouse Project we developed with with Cypress Hills VERDE, New York Sun Works, and Claire Taylor Hansen with the designNYC community this evening! More to come soon on this project to use undeveloped sites to bring fresh food to East New York.

Object of Emotion
10 July 2011

Emily writes on the intangible qualities of models in the introduction to Megan Werner's superb book on architectural model making. Princeton Architectural Press »

PIN-UP Issue 10, Spring Summer 2011
09 June 2011

PIN-UP #10 asks us the hard-hitting questions! We're excited to be a part of their "Ten Questions Ten New York Architects" special feature...

Find it at Printed Matter»

Finding "Raw materials for a fresh parti in Manhattan's zoning codes"
15 May 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Project New York!

Check out Domus’ writeup of our project in their roundup of the New Museum's Festival of Ideas: Contested Mobility, Future Cities, and Public Light , and this video produced by Architizer about the project!

Air Rights-of-Way
06 May 2011

© Audi AG

Part of Project New York at Nolita’s Openhouse Gallery: organized by Architizer in conjunction with the Audi Urban Future Initiative curated by Stylepark, and part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas.

For more images of the Exhibition please see our Photostream.

New Museum’s Festival of Ideas
29 April 2011

“Air Rights of Way,” our proposal for the future of architecture and transportation in Manhattan, will be on view as part of Project New York at Nolita’s Openhouse Gallery next week. The exhibit, which is organized by Architizer and in conjunction with the Audi Urban Future Initiative curated by Stylepark, is part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City. Come see our drawings and a (really) large scale urban model, and enjoy the larger festival!

Exhibit Hours
Saturday, May 7 – Noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, May 9 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Project New York Talks" Roundtable
Monday, May 9th, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street, between Spring & Kenmare Streets, New York, NY.

Vertical Gardens, part 3
30 March 2011

Our 4d Lightful Gardens project will soon be on view at the Virginia Center for Architecture , which will be host to Exit Art’s Vertical Gardens exhibit from April 14 to June 26, 2011.

Greenhouse Project
22 January 2011

We are pleased to have been chosen by designNYC to team up with NY Sun Works & Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation! With our non-profit partners, we will be working to design a series of greenhouses and a larger framework of urban farming to be used on unused lots in Cypress Hills East Brooklyn. The network of farms will provide fresh, organic, locally grown produce to the community, as well as access to innovative scientific and agricultural education, and on-site job training in urban agriculture, hydroponic, and greenhouse construction.

Monsterpieces Launch
16 January 2011

Emily and Gerald play imaginary future archaeologists! Join us at Storefront for Art and Architecture for a Cabaret of Dreams, an event in which we and other architects will suggest alternative histories for iconic works of architecture, in conjunction with the release of Aude-Line Duliere and Clara Wong’s Monsterpieces.

Constructed Territory
26 October 2010

Our TASKSCAPE 01 project will be on view at "Constructed Territory," an exhibit at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries in Dayton Ohio from October 31, 2010 to January 9, 2011.

ACADIA - Life In:formation
22 October 2010

Emily will moderate a panel discussion with Antoine Picon, George Legendre and co-moderator Alessandra Ponte at the ACADIA Conference at Cooper Union.

Exhibition at the Aronson Gallery
30 June 2010

Image courtesy The Architectural League of New York

For more images of the Architectural League Prize Exhibition please see our Photostream.

Buildings in Miniature; Drawings in Print
17 June 2010

If you happen to be in New York, please join us for our Architecural League gallery talk or visit the exhibition, both at Parsons The New School for Design. We will be posting exhibit photos to our Photostream for those of you elsewhere. We've put together lots of models for the show - come see our work in miniature! Walls will be plastered with images and texts from our expanded portfolio.

Public Lecture:
Tuesday, June 29, 7:00 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue, New York City

June 23-August 6, 2010
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue, New York City

For more information, please see the Architectural League.

Architectural League Prize
07 April 2010

We are happy to announce that we are recipients of the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers! Formerly known as the Young Architects Forum, an exhibition and lecture will take place in late June, with a publication to be released by Princeton Architectural Press later this year. More information to follow.

Architectural League »

"Candide. Journal for Architectural Knowledge” Round table discussion at SCE
25 March 2010

Emily will present in a panel discussion on architecture, writing and the sharing of information Thursday April 8th at Parsons the New School for Design.

Our 4d Lightful Gardens Project, on view at AIA San Francisco
02 March 2010

Vertical Gardens (featuring our 4d Lightful Gardens project) is now on view at AIA San Francisco | Center for Architecture + Design Gallery.

Image by Bruce Damonte Photography

GT Studio Collaboration
29 November 2009

We are collaborating with Gehry Technologies on a system for the generation of new architectural forms from simple polygons and the calculation of the supporting structural members. For more information, visit GT Studio.

We will be posting progress images both here and on our Photostream!

Growing Urban Habitats: Seeking a New Housing Development Model
01 November 2009

Growing Urban Habitats, the new book from William Stout publishers on innovative multi-family housing solutions, features our "Charlottesville Green" project. Edited by William R. Morrish, Susanne Schindler, and Katie Swenson.

read the pdf »

ArtsUnion Beacon Proposal Shortlisted
10 September 2009

We have been shortlisted for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts' Arts Union Beacon project!

Mountains of Shade
16 July 2009

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Certified Sustainable
30 June 2009

Furthering our commitment to green design and technology, we can now guide our projects through the process to LEED Certification!

12 Alumni: Architecture Change Globality
27 May 2009

Our work is part of the inaugural alumni exhibition at Columbia University, now on display. The exhibition, titled “12 Alumni: Architecture Change Globality,” focuses on the theme of building sustainability and responsibility in addressing ideas like global sourcing of materials. Key to this is invention in design as a direct response to changing economies and ecologies. The exhibition will be on display through June 2009 at the Tunnel Gallery in Altschul Hall, Columbia University, New York

The Daily Green
30 April 2009

Abruzzo Bodziak Architects is featured in an article in The Daily Green. Read "The Past, Present and Future of Green Roofs & Vertical Gardens" by Gloria Dawson here.

21 March 2009

Housing for Artists-in-Residence on a farm in the Catskills combines simple technologies and local materials with the high-performance fabrics and structures of tent making. A form designed to nest, the habitations can be agglomerated or dispersed depending on climate or desired conditions.

4D Lightful Gardens
11 March 2009

Part public art, part technical garden, The 4D Lightful Gardens proposes alive, growing installations in specific types of urban sites. This project will be featured in Exit Art's upcoming show "Vertical Gardens," opening March 28th.