Helsinki Central Library
Socially responsible solutions to complex real-world problems
Platform for Architecture + Research is committed to advancing the art and science of architecture. Our practice is grounded in architecture’s potential to enhance everyday life and develop socially responsible solutions to complex real-world problems. Established as a platform for exchange within a global context, our research-based approach is fundamentally integrative: mixing analysis, spatial exploration, and pragmatic performance in an effort to realize project aspirations.
PAR has received international recognition for its work through awards, exhibitions and publications. Honors include numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, such as the 2014 AIA Los Angeles Presidential Award for Emerging Practice, exhibitions at the National Building Museum, the European Center for Architecture, the New York Center for Architecture and the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and publication in a broad range of magazines and journals including MARK, Concept, DAMDI, Detail and Future Arquitecturas.