Michael Szivos
After finishing his Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2004, Michael Szivos founded the design studio SOFTlab. Szivos is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture at the Pratt Institute. SOFTlab is a design studio based in New York City. The studio operates at the intersection of architecture, art, video, and interactive media design. The constraints of all projects and the media they work in are treated as opportunities that are tested through a collaborative studio environment that searches for ideas through a mix of research, craft, and experimentation. Through the studio’s unique blend of backgrounds as designers, artists, architects, and educators, they are able to approach every project from a fresh perspective to create rich spatial, graphic, interactive, and visual experiences.
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