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How To Domesticate A Mountain.
The Infrastructural Monument.
Anna Neimark is Full-Time Faculty at SCI-Arc. She holds a B.A. in Architecture from Princeton and an M.Arch I from Harvard GSD.
Andrew Atwood is Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Richmond and an M.Arch from Harvard GSD.
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March 6th, 2017
First Office selected as a participant in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Opening September 16, 2017.
January 25, 2017
Neimark and Atwood lecture on "A Postconceptual Position" at OSU's Knowlton School, 5:30pm Gui Auditorium.
January 24-26, 2017
Neimark and Atwood will lead a workshop, "Informal Analysis", at The Ohio State University' Knowlton School.
October 14, 2016
First Office is part of The Kid Gets Out Of The Picture at Materials & Applications in Silver Lake, CA. The show is curated by The LADG and includes work by Andrew Kovacs, Laurel Broughton, Hirsuta, The LADG and First Office.
September 8, 2016
Blocks of blabla, featuring 3 models of self storage units in New York City, opens on September 8th as part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale In Residence Exhibition at the National Museum - Architecture in Oslo.
December 15, 2015
First Office is selected Best of 2015 Young Architects by the Architect's Newspaper.
December 2, 2015
First Office is a finalist in the 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.
May 15, 2015
First Office is a recipient of the Architectural League Prize.
March 27, 2015
A selection of writing and work by Atwood and Neimark has been collected in the publication Nine Essays (Chicago: Treatise Press, 2015), available at the Graham Foundation in Chicago and the SCI-Arc Bookstore in Los Angeles.
November 13th, 2015
Neimark lectures at USC's School of Architecture, 4pm.
September 17, 2015
Duchamp Doors, built at full scale with the initiative of Tricia Van Eck, 6018|North Artistic Director, will be on exhibit at Expo Chicago September 17-20 and the Chicago Architecture Biennial October 1-January 3.
August 29, 2015
Busted Window will be on display in the group show Buststarting August 29th. Jai & Jai Gallery is located at 648 North Spring Street, Los Angeles.
June 23, 2015
Neimark and Atwood talk about models in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design on 66 Fifth Avenue at 7pm.
May 15, 2015 First Office is a recipient of the Architectural League Prize.
March 28, 2015
First Office participates in the Treatise discussion and book launch at the Graham Foundation 9am-8pm, Chicago, IL.
March 27, 2015
A selection of writing and work by Atwood and Neimark is in print, titled Nine Essays (Chicago: Treatise Press, 2015).
March 19-21, 2015
Three lectures at ACSA 103: The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center: "Installation Model," "The Rendering Environment," and "Beyond the Problem." Toronto, March 19-21, 2015.
February 20, 2015
Atwood gives a talk The Title is Forthcoming at the Woodbury University School of Architecture - San Diego, 6:30pm.
January 23, 2015
First Office models and walls will be on display in the exhibition Treatise: Why Write Alone? curated by Jimenez Lai at the Graham Foundation: Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL. On view through Mar 28, 2015.
January 5, 2015
Office Design Gallery recognizes Pinterest Headquarters in its Top 20 Office Designs of 2014.
November 14, 2014
Neimark & Atwood talk about the recent projects at First Office. November 14, Cal Poly Pomona, BLDG 89, noon.
November 3, 2014
Atwood gives a talk at the Creative Architecture Machines Colloquium. California College of the Arts, Timken Lecture Hall, November 3, 5:30pm.
October 1, 2014
Neimark gives a public lecture as part of the Visiting Artist Series on Specific Houses at CSU Long Beach School of Art at 5pm.
September 27, 2014
Atwood & Neimark contribute to Speculations on the Real at the Syracuse University Fisher Center, NY, 10am.
July 25, 2014
A Picture is Worth 500 Words, a collaboration with Gabrielle Lim, curated by Martina Dolejsova. 5544 Hollywood Blvd, 6:30-10pm.
June 2, 2014
See Log 31 for essays, "Rendering Air: On Representation of Particles in the Sky" by Atwood and "On White on White" by Neimark.
May 19, 2014
First Office is a finalist in the LuigART Makers Spaces York Street Challenge.
April 10, 2014
Neimark presents Dolmen vs Kremlin at ACSA Miami, 2pm.
April 4, 2014
Atwood talks about modeling at the Does Drawing Have a Future? Symposium At MIT. April 4th, 5:30pm, 7-429 Long Lounge.
March 28, 2014
Neimark lectures at Syracuse University School of Architecture on Room, mountain, paint, conduit. Location: Slocum Auditorium, 5pm.
February 14, 2014
Atwood leads a Super Jury Workshop: Picturesque in Review at the University of Michigan, Taubman College.
March 13, 2014
Cal Poly Metro roundtable discussion with Andrew Atwood & Anna Neimark, Andrew Kovacs, and Jonah Rowen, moderated by Sarah Hearne. A+D Museum, 6:30pm.
February 8, 2014
Atwood lectures at the CMU School of Architecture on The Rendering Environment as part of the Eliciting Environments | Actuating Response Symposium February 7-10. Location: Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry, February 8th, 4pm.
January 27, 2014
Mostly Projectors, Regarding Certain Topics Related to the Production of Specific Techniques of Representation in Architecture, opens at 108 Wurster Hall, Department of Architecture UC Berkeley. Open to the public through February 19, 2014.
January 17, 2014
Possible Mediums Exhibition opens at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning Liberty Gallery. Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 3-7 PM.
November 9, 2013
Table of Models at Forumfest, Inner City Arts.
November 7, 2013
Paranormal Panorama in collaboration with film directorsConstanze Ruhm and Christine Lang opens as part of the MAK Center's Garage Exchange Vienna-Los Angeles series at the Mackey Gallery, 1137 S. Cochran Ave, 7pm.
October 17, 2013
Roundtable discussion at the MAK Center (Schindler House courtyard) at 7pm.
October 2, 2013
Neimark at Big City Forum, Armory Center Pasadena, 7pm.
September 13, 2013
Render by Number at LA Forum's OTDI pin-up event at Space 15 Twenty, 6:30pm.
July 26, 2013
Atwood "...And Pedestals" at SCI-Arc, 7pm. For more information: Watch at Maximum Volume.
July 10, 2013
Neimark & Atwood lecture on Abstractions 1 and 2 at UCLA Jumpstart, 12pm.
June 2, 2013
This is a model of a model of a quadrant of Palladio's Villa Emo inside a U-Haul truck on display with On the Road at Temple @ Alameda from 12-6pm.
May 24, 2013
Atwood lectures at Cal Poly Pomona, Building 7, 6pm.
April 5, 2013
Neimark lectures at SCI-Arc On White on White at 1pm in Room 160.
March 8, 2013
Atwood lectures on "Conventions" at the University of Kansas at 11:30am, Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium, 309.
February 7-10, 2013
Atwood leads workshop, "...And Projection," at the Possible Mediums conference at OSU.
November 11, 2012
"How to Domesticate a Mountain" has been accepted for publication in Perspecta 46, edited by Joseph Clarke, Zachary Heineman, and Emma Bloomfield.
November 9, 2012
"Zoopol: a monument to the animal kingdom," has come out in the inaugural issue of Project.
October 18, 2012
Peak on Peak receives an Honorable Mention in the Think Space Past Forward Peak competition.
October 16, 2012
"A Grid Proposal for the Island of Manhattan" was accepted for publication in the Think Space Past Forward City Scapes Pamphlet.
August 16, 2012
All of the Above/First Office present the Conceptual Design for Pinterest Headquarters, a 45,000sf office space conversion in San Francisco.
March 30, 2012
Atwood presents "Machines and Drawings: 3 Urban Projects and 5 Doric Columns" as part of the Spring 2012 SCI-ArcLecture Series.
March 20, 2012
Atwood's installation "5 Doric Columns" opens at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollwood, CA.
March 1, 2012
Atwood leads a panel at the ACSA 100th National Conference at MIT, titled "The Agency of Drawing and the Digital Process."
December 8, 2011
Neimark's Infrastructural Monument is on display at WUHODecember 8 - December 18, 2011.
November 3, 2011
The Grid was selected as one of four representative conceptual projects in the Greatest Grid competition run by the Architectural League NY and is displayed at the Museum of the City of New York in the exhibition, The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, opening December 6, 2011.
October 14, 2011
Atwood and Neimark present "Urban Abstractions" as part of the UCLA Studiotalks: Conversations on the City.
September 2, 2011
Neimark's essay, "The Infrastructural Monument: Stalin's Water Works under Construction and in Representation," will be published in the next issue of Future Anterior, edited by Jorge Otero-Pailos and Aron Vinegar.
July 19, 2011
Zoopol receives an Honorable Mention in the Think Space Ecological Borders competition.
July 17, 2011
Atwood presents at Little Tokyo Design Week, Pecha Kucha.
May 15, 2011
Atwood is awarded an Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Grant for "Advanced Tools for Reconciling Scales of Use and Perception in Large Scale Infrastructures."
March 9, 2011
Bottoms Up receives an Honorable Mention in the Think Space Urban Borders competition.
April 29, 2010
Neimark presents "Stalin's Canals, Mikhailov's Atlas" at the Society of Architectural Historians.
Neimark receives funding from the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (ASHSS) grant program at the University of Southern California to support her research on the Soviet canal system
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