Studio Roberto Rovira was nominated for the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP). This was the first time that a landscape architecture firm was nominated for the prestigious PS1 YAP.
In 1999, The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 started the Young Architects Program (YAP) to provide emerging architects and designers with the opportunity to design and build a commission in New York City. The Young Architects Program is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop original designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides respite with shade, seating, and water.
To choose an architectural firm for the Young Architects Program, a list of esteemed scholars professionals and previous winners nominate around 50 firms comprised of recent architectural school graduates, junior faculty, and architects experimenting with new styles or techniques.
This year, MoMA PS1 YAP received 64 nominations from across North America. The jury was comprised by Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director; Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1; Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs; Sean Anderson, Associate Curator of Architecture; and Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator at MoMA PS1.