Part of a new generation of architecture practice that thrives on diverse work and research, ABA's portfolio includes homes, urban greenhouses, spatial installations, and re-tooled working environments as well as books, exhibitions, and speculations. Established by Emily Abruzzo and Gerald Bodziak, the firm’s work is defined by intellectual rigor and creativity, as the team’s extensive experience in construction and making informs each project's execution.
ABA is committed to design that has lasting impact. Emily and Gerald are curators of FitNation, a traveling exhibit that highlights architectural and urabanistic solutions to the national obesity epidemic, and are collaborative editors of Making a Case, 306090 14 (Princeton Architectural Press), which examines case studies for the future of American housing. Their current project for a network of community-supported urban greenhouses across the U.S. is a "Commitment to Action" with Clinton Global Initiative America.
The office’s work has been recognized by, among others, the Architectural League of New York (the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers), the American Institute of Architects (New Practices New York 2012 and a 2013 AIA New York Design Award), Wallpaper Magazine (Architects Directory 2013: “the world's best young practices”), and the New York City Department of Design + Construction (DDC Design + Construction Excellence Program).
ABRUZZO BODZIAK has been featured in international publications such as Architectural Record, Wired, Fast Company, FRAME, Domus, Baumeister, PIN-UP, and The New York Daily News, and the work has been exhibited by institutions such as Exit Art, Japan Foundation, Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Boston Society of Architects, and as part of The New Museum Festival of Ideas, with the Audi Urban Future Initiative.