Profile

Based in New York City, Studio Link-Arc, LLC is an international team of architects and designers. Our name, Link-Arc, refers to the practice’s collaborative nature as well as the company’s mission, which is to work across disciplines to create strategy and design in the fields of urban planning, architecture, spatial art and landscape. We accomplish this by linking knowledge, resources, and intelligence, from multiple perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

Our body of work includes innovative projects at all scales. We see the relationship between architecture and context as an opportunity to create new context, new nature and a new understanding of the world. Through research, we uncover the essential truths unique to each project, and use those truths to create concepts and to shape form. We endeavor to create refined works of architecture. We create spaces that promote contemplation and imagination, and provide quiet satisfaction through the simple act of occupation.

We approach each project with an open mind. We work to understand the constraints unique to each project and integrate them into our process, allowing our work to develop in an informed manner. We address societal and cultural issues in our work, which promotes design integrity and the understanding that context extends beyond the physical.

Our intellectual approach is based on openness to challenge. We gain strength from diverse cultural backgrounds and contexts and see architecture as a discipline that transcends the pragmatic act of building. We believe that architecture can be an inclusive discipline that rises to the challenges of the current era.

Press

The New Pavilions
September 2016
The New Pavilions (United States)
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2015_10_ArchiCreation
October 2015
ArchiCreation (China)
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2015_12_Architectural Record Design Vanguard
December 2015
Architectural Record (United States)
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2015_11_Detail
November 2015
Detail (Germany)
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2015_04_Building the Expo (Italy)
April 2015
Building the Expo (Italy)
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2015_08_Architectural Journal (China)
August 2015
Architectural Journal (China)
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Recording Creation: Interviews with Top Chinese Architects
January 2017
Recording Creation: Interviews with Top Chinese Architects (China)
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2015_04 Time + Architecture
April 2015
Time + Architecture (China)
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2015_08_Domus China
August 2015
Domus (China)
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2015_01_Blueprint Magazine (United Kingdom)
January 2015
Blueprint Magazine (United Kingdom)
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2015_12_World Architecture
December 2015
World Architecture (China)
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2015_05_Interni (China)
May 2015
Interni (China)
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2015_07_Landscape World
July 2015
Landscape World (Korea)
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2015_06_Casa Vogue
June 2016
Casa Vogue (Brazil)
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2015_06_Architecture & Detail
June 2015
Architecture & Detail (China)
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2015_04_People of Expo (Online)
April 2015
People of Expo (Online)
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2015_04_Designboom (Online)
April 2015
Designboom (Online)
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2015_02_Domus (Online)
February 2015
Domus (Online)
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2015_01_Progettare Architettura (Italy)
January 2015
Progettare Architettura (Italy)
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2015_03_Architecture Technique
March 2015
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2014_10_Beyond (China)
October 2014
Beyond (China)
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2014_10_Hinge (Hong Kong)
October 2014
Hinge (Hong Kong)
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2014_10_AV Proyectos (Spain)
October 2014
AV Proyectos (Spain)
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2014_07_VD El Mercurio (Chile)
July 2014
VD El Mercurio (Chile)
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2014_06_Details (Korea)
June 2014
Details (Korea)
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2014_06_Cultured (United States)
June 2014
Cultured (United States)
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2014_06_Arkitekt (Sweden)
June 2014
Arkitekt (Sweden)
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2014_05_Home & Office Design (China)
May 2014
Home & Office Design (China)
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2014_04_Holzbau Austria (Online)
April 2014
Holzbau Austria (Online)
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2014_04_LW_Landscape World (Korea)
April 2014
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2014_04_Gizmodo (Online)
April 2014
Gizmodo (Online)
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2014_04_Dezeen (Online)
April 2014
Dezeen (Online)
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Link to online article2014_0402_China's Milan expo pavilion to feature wavy roof and indoor crop field (1) 2014_0402_China's Milan expo pavilion to feature wavy roof and indoor crop field (2) 2014_0402_China's Milan expo pavilion to feature wavy roof and indoor crop field (3) 2014_0402_China's Milan expo pavilion to feature wavy roof and indoor crop field (4) 2014_0402_China's Milan expo pavilion to feature wavy roof and indoor crop field (5)
2014_03_Designboom (Online)
March 2014
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2014_03_ArchDaily (Online)
March 2014
ArchDaily (Online)
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Awards

2016 AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE, GOLD AWARD, RECREATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

2016 AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE, GOLD AWARD, RECREATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

American Architecture Prize, China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 received the Gold Award for Recreational Architecture as part of the inaugural American Architecture Prize. The award was presented at a reception held at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City.

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Gold Award, 2016 American Architecture Prize

Gold Award, 2016 American Architecture Prize

2016 AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE, PLATINUM PRIZE, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / TALL BUILDINGS

2016 AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE, PLATINUM PRIZE, TALL BUILDINGS

American Architecture Prize, OCT Tower Shenzhen

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Studio Link-Arc’s proposal for the Shenzhen headquarters of the OCT Group received the Platinum Award for Tall Buildings as part of the inaugural 2016 American Architecture prize. The award was presented at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City.

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Platinum Award, 2016 American Architecture Prize

Platinum Award, 2016 American Architecture Prize

2016 WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL FINALIST, CULTURAL – COMPLETED BUILDINGS

2016 WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL FINALIST, COMPLETED CULTURAL BUILDINGS

World Architecture Festival, United Kingdom, China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was shortlisted for Culture Building of the Year as part the 2016 World Architecture Festival, which took place in November 2016 in Berlin. The project is near the bottom of the page in the link below.

Link to World Architecture Festival Completed Culture Buildings Shortlist

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© Sergio Grazia

2017 GERMAN DESIGN AWARD SPECIAL MENTION

2017 GERMAN DESIGN AWARD SPECIAL MENTION

German Design Council, Shanghai Museum East Pavilion

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Studio Link-Arc received a 2017 German Design Award Special Mention for its design proposal for the Shanghai Museum East Pavilion. This project is defined by a unique site response and programming strategy which mixes urban life and cultural programming to create a new type of civic space within the monumental center of Shanghai.

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Aerial Rendering of the Shanghai Museum East Pavilion

Aerial Rendering of the Shanghai Museum East Pavilion

2016 ARCHITECTURE CREATION AWARDS GOLD PRIZE

2016 ARCHITECTURE CREATION AWARDS GOLD PRIZE

Institute of Chinese Architects, China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 received the Gold Prize as part of the 2016 Architecture Creation Awards, a prestigious design prize from the Institute of Chinese Architects.

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2016 DFA DESIGN FOR ASIA MERIT AWARD

2016 DFA DESIGN FOR ASIA MERIT AWARD

Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong, Shenzhen Bay Gallery

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The Shenzhen Bay Gallery received a 2016 Design for Asia Merit Award from the Hong Kong Design Centre. This cultural project is defined by a unique site response and material strategy. Scroll to #43 in the link below to see the project.

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Award Certificate from the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC).

Architectural Record Design Vanguard 2015

2015 DESIGN VANGUARD

Architectural Record, United States

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Studio Link-Arc was recognized by Architectural Record as part its annual Design Vanguard 2016, which spotlights architects doing innovative work in the field, and are anticipated as future design leaders.

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BIE Bronze Award for Architecture

2015 BIE BRONZE AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE

Bureau International des Expositions, France

China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), which oversees the World Expos including Expo Milano 2015, awarded the China Pavilion the Bronze Medal in the Architecture category. The Pavilion cited by the BIE for “its dynamic roof’s structure which reminds of a moving wheat wave and traditional Chinese rural agriculture.”

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Image of BIE Bronze Award from Ceremony on October 30 2015

Image of BIE Bronze Award from Ceremony on October 30 2015

2015 Class Expo Pavilion Heritage Award, Class Editori

2015 CLASS EXPO PAVILION HERITAGE AWARD

Class Editori, Italy

China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 received the 2015 Class Expo Pavilion Heritage Award from the Italian media group Class Editori. The Pavilion was awarded for its uniquely sustainable materials palette, which aligned closely to the Expo’s theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” which was dedicated to the problems of feeding the world.

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The Award Certificate from Class Editori

The Award Certificate from Class Editori

 

2016 Architizer A+ Special Mention

2016 ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS SPECIAL MENTION

Architizer, United States
OCT Tower

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Studio Link-Arc’s unbuilt design proposal for the OCT Tower Shenzhen was selected as a Special Mention in the Architizer A+ Awards for in the category Unbuilt Commercial.

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German Design Award Special Mention 2015

2015 GERMAN DESIGN AWARD SPECIAL MENTION

German Design Council
China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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Studio Link-Arc and Tsinghua University received the German Design Award Special Mention 2015 for the China Pavilion.

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The Award Certificate from the German Design Council

Award Certificate from the German Design Council

2016 Iconic Award, Shanghai Museum East Pavilion

2016 ICONIC AWARD—WINNER, CONCEPT

German Design Council
Shanghai Museum East Pavilion

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Studio Link-Arc’s proposal for the extension of the Shanghai Museum received the 2016 Iconic Award in the “Concept>Visionary Architecture” category from the German Design Council.

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The Shanghai Museum East Pavilion in the Iconic Awards Catalogue.

2016 Iconic Award, Shenzhen Bay Gallery

2016 ICONIC AWARD—WINNER, ARCHITECTURE

German Design Council
Shenzhen Bay Gallery

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The Shenzhen Bay Gallery received the 2016 Iconic Award from the German Design Council.

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The Shenzhen Bay Gallery in the Iconic Awards Catalogue

The Shenzhen Bay Gallery in the Iconic Awards Catalogue

2014 Iconic Award “Best of Best”, China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

2014 ICONIC AWARD—BEST OF BEST, CONCEPT

German Design Council
China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The China Pavilion , designed by Studio Link-Arc and Tsinghua University, received the 2014 Iconic Award “Best of Best” from the German Design Council

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The Award Plaque from the German Design Council, awarded on October 6, 2015

Woodworks 2016 Wood Design Award

2016 WOODWORKS DESIGN AWARD "BEAUTY OF WOOD—INNOVATION"

Wood Products Council, United States
China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The Wood Products Council recognized Studio Link-Arc with the 2016 Wood Design Award in the “Beauty of Wood – Innovation” Category.

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© Sergio Grazia

The 12th Modern Decoration International Media Award

THE 12TH MODERN DECORATION INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AWARD

The 12th Modern Decoration International Media Award Committee, China
CVIC Gallery

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Studio Link-Arc was awarded  the “Annual Architectural Design Award” as part of the 12th Modern Decoration International Media Award for the CVIC Gallery. The ceremony was held in December 2014 in Shenzhen.

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The official Certificate for the 12th Modern Decoration International Media Award

The official Certificate for the 12th Modern Decoration International Media Award

 

Honorable Mention for Best Exterior Design, Exhibitor Magazine

2015 HONORABLE MENTION FOR BEST EXTERIOR DESIGN

Exhibitor Magazine, United States
China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 received an Honorable Mention from Exhibitor Magazine for Best Exterior Design as part of its Expo 2015 Awards program.

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© Sergio Grazia

2016 ACEC National Recognition Award

2016 ACEC NATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARD

American Council of Engineering Companies, United States
China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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Studio Link-Arc and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger were awarded the 2016 National Recognition Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies for the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015.

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© Sergio Grazia

2016 Gold Engineering Excellence Award, ACEC Massachusetts

2016 GOLD ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

American Council of Engineering Companies—Massachusetts, United States
China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015

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Studio Link-Arc and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger were awarded the 2016 Gold Award for Outstanding Professional Design Excellence by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies for the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015.

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The award plaque from ACEC Massachusetts

The award plaque from ACEC Massachusetts

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Design Architect: 3-5 Years Experience March 27, 2017
Based in New York City, Studio Link-Arc, LLC is an international team of architects and designers. Our name, Link-Arc, refers to the practice’s collaborative nature as well as the company’s mission, which is to work across disciplines to create strategy and design in the fields of urban planning, architecture, spatial art and landscape. We accomplish...
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Based in New York City, Studio Link-Arc, LLC is an international team of architects and designers. Our name, Link-Arc, refers to the practice’s collaborative nature as well as the company’s mission, which is to work across disciplines to create strategy and design in the fields of urban planning, architecture, spatial art and landscape. We accomplish...
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