WXY Architecture + Urban Design is a design and planning firm based in New York City. Focused on social and environmental transformation of the public realm at multiple scales, the firm’s architectural design embraces place-specific concepts and sustainable design to create new and repurposed buildings, piers and bridges, and urban furnishings and installations. Their planning work engages local communities and high-level constituencies while building on new analytical GIS and data-based technologies, web-enhanced public forums, and economic development concerns. The results have included the creative envisioning of new waterfronts, community facilities and urban revitalization efforts. Among other public recognitions, WXY won an AIA New York Chapter 2011 Interiors Merit Award for their NYC Information Center and was selected as one of The Architectural League’s Emerging Voices in 2011.
WXY Architecture + Urban Design
Roundup — State of the Union/City, Not-So-Affordable Housing, Urban Temperatures Rising, Water_Works, Mini Golf, Tropfest, and Canoeing for Charity
by Urban Omnibus • February 15th, 2013
STATE OF THE [_____] Public officials were busy this week proclaiming the state of their charges. In the first State...
Roundup — East Harlem, T Line Progress, Strip the City, Pier 40, a Boat Trip Through Time, Waterproofing New York, Ruins of Modernity, and a Scavenger Hunt
by Urban Omnibus • February 1st, 2013
PLANNING THE FUTURE OF EAST HARLEM Manhattan’s Community Board 11 has approved a new zoning plan for East Harlem, the...
Interactive design student Sara Bremen investigates the NYC Info Center, designed by WXY and Local Projects, and some of its implications for information design, geographic awareness, and the shifting distinction between tourist and local.