In progress: RITE OF PASSAGE

Coming soon: a family of placemaking and public art elements along a 1.2km long linear park in Burnaby, BC.

THE EXPANDED FIELD OF URBAN DESIGN

James moderated a panel of practice and teaching urban design at Columbia University’s symposium “The Expanded Field of Urban Design”

NEXT PROGRESSIVES

Architect Magazine featured FIRM in their “Next Progressives” series. Find it in their June 2017 issue or read it here.

NOT NORMAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Not Normal Infrastructure by James Khamsi and Despo Thoma wins first prize in the Van Alen Institute’s “To the Streets” Competition.

Read about it in CityLAB.

Azure Magazine Best Practices

Azure featured our collaboration with Marman and Borins in their Jan/ Feb 2016 issue. Read it here.

SOLID PRIMITIVE HUT

james khamsi SOLID PRIMITIVE HUT folly 2016FIRM’s entry for the Architectural League’s FOLLY 2016 competition was chosen as a notable entry.

A+ for the SFC Bridge

The SFC Bridge was voted the winner in the bridges category of Architizer’s A+ Awards

LESSONS LEARNED

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On the legacy of Learning from Las Vegas and Delirious New York in MAS Context 25-26: Legacy

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20th STREET PARK takes a BIG STEP FORWARD

On Saturday, Council Member Corey Johnson announced that the 20th Street Park topped our district’s New York City Participatory Budgeting election!

OPEN INNOVATIONS

James is talking about innovations and interfaces at CNU23 in Dallas. 04/30/15

SPINOFFS OF MOBILITY

James is discussing design, mobility and FIRM’s work at T2M’s Conference “Spinoffs of Mobility: Technology, Risk & Innovation” at Drexel University 09/19/2014.

INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE FELLOWS

Columbia GSAPP’s 5 Borough Studio is part of the first-ever Institute for Public Architecture Fellows program. Read more about it here.

Read about The Institute for Public Architecture exhibition “Total Reset” at the Sugar Hill Apartments on Domusweb

POSITIONS in URBAN DESIGN

James is presenting the work of FIRM a.d. at Columbia GSAPP’s Positions in Urban Design event 06/18/2014.

 

SEE US AT THE MoMA

Helsinki Central Library is featured in Cut ‘n’ Paste at the MoMA, New York.
July 10 – Dec 01, 2013

URBAN ECOLOGIES 2013

Leveraging infrastructure at Urban Ecologies 2013
06/20/2013 – OCAD Toronto