INTRODUCING ARCHITECT-US: A GAME CHANGING PLATFORM FOR HIRING INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS

By Lydia

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This Thursday, the Center for Architecture will open its doors to celebrate the launch of Architect-US, an innovative new tool for the architecture community linking international architects with U.S.-based firms. Architect-US sponsors young architecture and engineering professionals from Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East, as they pursue internships and jobs with American architecture firms. This endeavor will help to create a truly global architecture community, breaking down bureaucratic barriers and setting the stage for inspiring creative collaborations across borders.

As part of the U.S. Government’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, Architect-US offers U.S. firms the ability to connect with international designers and markets, offering structured, on-site training for up to 18 months. Candidates, ages 20-35, are selected through an intensive process that evaluates portfolios, communication skills, academic backgrounds, and fundamental compatibility with participating host firms. Architect-US thus provides access to top-notch international talents to offer US-based firms a global architectural perspective.

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Celebrating this new model of networked international practice, Architect-US will draw together participants from a new exhibition at the Center for Architecture on emerging Spanish architects, Emerging Talent Models of International Practice: Flourishing Spanish Architecture, along with top architectural firm leaders for the June 25 event. Speakers will include Kenneth Drucker (HOK Design Principal), Claire Weisz (WXY Principal) and Gustavo Rodriguez (FXFOWLE Principal) to discuss the need for platforms that encourage cross-pollination and global dialogues in architecture.

While you’re at The Center, take some time to explore the exhibit on Spain’s exciting new class of emerging architects who have been making headlines including: Andrés Jaque, winner of the 2015 MoMA PS1 YAP competition for COSMO, a moveable installation constructed out of irrigation components that is engineered to purify 3,000 gallons of water in four days; Fake Industries Agricultural Agonism, a finalist in the Guggenheim Helsinki competition; and Izaskun Chinchilla Architects, whose Organic Growth pavilion was selected as a winner in the 2015 City of Dreams competition on Governor’s Island.

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Join us for an eye-opening evening as we celebrate architecture from all over the world (and get 1.5 AIA CES credits in the process)!

When: June 25, 2015 (6-9PM)

Where: The Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY)

Price: Free

 

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