OfficeUS: CALL FOR OUTPOSTS
Monday April 21, 2014 – Saturday May 31, 2014
Seeking 90 architects worldwide to become members of a global architectural office.
OfficeUS is inviting 90 architects worldwide to participate in the activities of a global architectural office. Members contribute their voices, expertise and skills to OfficeUS on a regular basis at a level of engagement they specify–from full time to a few hours a week.
Office US is an architecture collective that aims to redefine the terms of design and production of architecture on the global scale. Participation in Office US is an act of architectural generosity towards the production of ideas and projects beyond current social, economical, pedagogical and disciplinary constraints.
Eligible applicants are highly skilled, speculative and visionary architects. Applicants must have a professional degree in architecture or a demonstrated ability within the field of architecture, design, urban planning, engineering and/or city planning. They could be working within corporate offices, small firms, government agencies, universities or independently.
Office US Outpost Architects will participate from their local base in the development and implementation of 25 projects in collaboration with the 6 Office US Partners in residence at the Office US Headquarters in the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Throughout the 25 weeks of the Venice Architecture Biennale, a series of 25 Office US Issues (ranging from Public Housing to Smart Materials) will provide the framework of Office US inquiry.
Powered by an on line platform, and under the direction of Office US Partners, the Office US Outpost Architects will provide key expertise, skills, production capabilities and strategic local knowledge for the development of projects during the Venice Biennale. The projects will be ultimately compiled in the OfficeUS New World book and exhibit in the spring of 2015 at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.
The network will be organized and managed by Therrien-Barley working under the guidance of Storefront for Art and Architecture and curators Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljacki and Ashley Schafer.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The application fee is $15.