Architecture is an infamously rough profession--the saying goes, there's more starving architects than there are starving artists. So for the last six years, the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has been giving super-young New York firms a leg up, in their New Practices Award, handed out to firms founded in the last six years. This year, 65 firms entered, and seven were tapped this week. On July 15th, they'll all get an exhibition at the Center for Architecture. But in advance of that, here's a sneak peak at some of the firms who might one day be dominating the field.
Pictured here, "CHROMAAesthesiae." a ceiling installation by SOFTlab. The firm specializes in using high-tech fabrication to create interior architecture.