Sean Canty and Stephanie Lin Shortlisted for MoMA YAP

November 17, 2016

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Congratulations to Visiting Professor Sean Canty and Instructor Stephanie Lin, two recent additions to the School of Architecture faculty, who have been selected as finalists for the MoMA Young Architects Program (YAP) for their collaborative work as Office of Three. The winning architect(s) will install a structure in PS1’s iconic courtyard during its summer 2017 for its Warm-Up music series.

A full list of this year’s finalists can be found here. Previous winners of the prize include BEATFUSE! by Pablo Castro and 1997 Cooper Union architecture graduate Jennifer Lee of OBRA Architects.

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