Recorded: March 17, 2010
James Slade and Hayes Slade, of New York’s Slade Architecture, presents past and current work for the Emerging Voices 2010 lecture series. Slade Architecture seeks “to develop the unique characteristics of each project” and “to engage the occupant or viewer by testing their experience/perception of the space.” Current projects include a 500,000sf residential development in Williamsburg; a zoo renovation in Staten Island; two freestanding residences, one in China, the other in Pennsylvania; and the renovation of HELP/Family Residence Housing Complex in Brooklyn. Recently completed projects include the Barbie Store Shanghai, Aperture Foundation Headquarters, and a number of apartments and offices. Previous to the founding of Slade Architecture in 2002, James Slade was in partnership with Min Cho in Cho Slade Architecture.
The firm is the recipient of numerous AIA New York Design Awards, Interior Design Best of Year Project Design Awards, and a Progressive Architecture Award Citation. Their work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and ART Basel, and has been published in Architectural Record, Architecture, Dwell, Interior Design, Metropolis, and The New York Times. Slade Architecture was a finalist in the PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program and participates in the New York City DDC Design Excellence Program. Cho Slade Architecture was selected in 2000 to participate in the Architectural League’s Young Architects Forum. Hayes Slade received her M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a M.Eng and B.S. in Engineering from the College of Engineering at Cornell University. James Slade received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his M.Arch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment.