ABOVE THE FOLD is a Detroit-based public relations and communications agency representing individuals and companies whose work shapes the built environment.

Founded by John Patrick, our roster reflects his diverse experience and interest in architecture and real estate, as well as urban economics, sustainability, anthropology and fashion. 

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Aerial view of True North in Detroit. Designed by EC3/Edwin Chan and developed by Prince Concepts (© Jason Keen)

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International press coverage and awards of True North, designed by EC3 and developed by Prince Concepts.

With a clear mission to advance the built environment, ABOVE THE FOLD strategizes short-term hits and long-term gains to methodically build the international profiles, visibility and recognition of our clients and their projects. 

ABOVE THE FOLD's ability to focus on triple bottom line growth as a key element of creating lasting value stems from years of working internationally, briding gaps between people, places and industries.

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Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by WOHA. (© Patrick Bingham-Hall)

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International coverage of WOHA's green architecture and book, Garden City Mega City.

ABOVE THE FOLD excels at infusing creative energy, strategic planning and professional communications into our clients' operations.

Whether an institution or company constructing a major building project, or an architecture firm in need of greater visibility, our work has proven to set new benchmarks and deliver lasting value.

From media relations to branded content, ABOVE THE FOLD's expanding footprint and services advance our ability to champion innovative ideas and strengthen our clients' triple bottom line. 

We listen, ask questions, develop strategies, weigh options, create content, and navigate the process of establishing a solid communications platform that unfolds over time.

ABOVE THE FOLD serves as a strategic global partner for media companies and writers publishing fresh design ideas, timeless innovators and authentic stories that educate and inspire. Here's a look at recent and upcoming projects we're excited about....

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WOHA's recently completed Kampung Admiralty introduces a radically yet logically integrated approach to senior housing (© Patrick Bingham-Hall)

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This December, Fentress Architects will complete the $500 million transformation of Miami Beach's Convention Center (© Craig Denis)

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Scheduled to open by early 2019, Design Orchard creates an incubator for Singapore's designers in the heart of Orchard Road.

Commercial Observer, New York's authority on commercial real estate, names agency founder John Patrick one of the 20 A.E.C. Pros Under 35 to Watch.


WOHA celebrates the launch of their new product line, WOHAbeing, at M&O Paris 2017. 


wHY GROUNDS proposes an undulating multi-modal Greenway to connect 53rd and 61st Streets along Manhattan’s FDR and East River.

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Preston Scott Cohen completes the Taubman Building at the University of Michigan, his firm's first academic building in the United States. 

Beginning with Dezeen, ABOVE THE FOLD's release of DFA's Central Park Observation Tower has resulted in 30+ international placements.

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Center of Architecture: AIANY invites agency founder John Patrick to speak on a panel about positioning architects for new types of projects.


DFA reveals design for a new 712-foot-tall Observation Tower in New York City's Central Park.

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wHY shortlisted to design a mixed-use development on a vacant 4.32-acre site minutes from Downtown Detroit.

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wHY reveals the approved design for Asian Art Museum's $38 million expansion and renovation in San Francisco's Civic Center.


EC3 has been selected to design a new immersive public space in the Bay area. 

True North selected for Detroit Design 139, an exhibition showcasing projects that respond to ten guiding principles crafted to benefit all Detroiters. 


In collaboration with Reed Hilderbrand, EC3 named a finalist in the West Riverfront Park design competition. 


True North designed by EC3 featured in AZURE's September issue. "A neglected form of military architecture to inspire a new vision of urban living."


WOHA and EC3 featured in Grand Circus Magazine, a biannual magazine promoting a wide reading on the arts, architecture, music, and urbanism of Detroit.

Archinect features WOHA's design for a 104,000 sq. ft. hotel extension built in just 26 days.

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Architects Edwin Chan and Kulapat Yantrasast selected as ambassadors for the 2017 Leading Culture Destinations Awards. 


Metropolitan Detroit's monthly magazine interviews Edwin Chan for a special architecture feature about True North.

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WOHA founders profiled in "Gardens in the Sky: WOHA's Sustainable Architecture" for being "determined to paint a tropical metropolis green."


Kulapat Yantrasast profiled for "bringing a bold openness to museum design," following the completion of Marciano Art Foundation. 


Edwin Chan presents "A Creative Journey" as part of AIA Detroit's monthly lecture series.

DFA founder Laith Sayigh interviewed about the studio's branding and design work for Design Within Reach. 


Kulapat Yantrasast profiled in the premiere issue of LALA Magazine, the platform for Los Angeles' new zeitgeist.

True North by EC3 stands out among Detroit's newest developments. 


A Q&A with Michael Chen of MKCA on Thoughtful Design and Innovative Living. "Today, the firm offers conceptually rich and innovative designs both for commercial and interiors projects."


Writing for LE Miami's 'The Shift' blog, luxury travel expert Cynthia Rosenfeld looks ahead in "These Architects Should Design Your Next Hotel."


CBS Sports catches word of ROSSETTI's $44 million re-design of Ford Field for the Detroit Lions' 2017 season.


WOHA's Garden City Mega City tops Surface's February 2017 Booklist: Shades of Green.


wHY unveils design for a new 'multipurpose masterpiece' for Christie's in Beverly Hills.


The Real Deal reveals design for Christie's new West Coast flagship designed by wHY. 

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True North Detroit receives one of Architect Magazine's twelve 2017 P/A Awards.


The Architect's Newspaper reports on wHY's design of Christie's LA Flagship and other West Coast projects. 


The new QLINE lightrail, with stations designed by ROSSETTI, will connect one of Detroit's most vital arteries.


AD publishes an exclusive first-look at MKCA's re-design of a NYC attic. 


MKCA's Michael Chen interviewed about 'Shopping for Chairs' in the Real Estate section.

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Projects by wHY and WOHA featured in "25 Masterpieces that Prove 2016 was an Incredible Year for Architecture."


WOHA's Oasia Hotel Downtown lands the cover of Hospitality Design's 'Trendspotting' issue for its biophilic design.

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wHY's Speed Art Museum one of four international museums profiled in a special feature on projects challenging the status quo.


ROSSETTI earns Honorable Mention in the facade category for Grandstand Stadium.

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EC3 founder Edwin Chan profiled in "Simple Measures." Michael Webb writes, "Phase two of this architect’s life should be as exciting and productive as the first."

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Edwin Chan/EC3's design for True North in Detroit begins to take shape.

WOHA's Kampung Admiralty receives first prize in the Commercial Mixed-Use Future Projects category. 

HS2 Architecture collaborates with Acne Studios' in-house creative team on the Swedish fashion brand's global flagship.


wHY founding partner Kulapat Yantrasast participates in Decoding Asian Urbanism symposium at Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Sky Landing by Yoko Ono, a collaboration with wHY, opens to the public in Jackson Park, Chicago.

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Michael Webb reviews WOHA's Garden City Mega City, declaring "This book is a call to action that every planner and politician should read. But will they act?”.


Edwin Chan among the leading architects commissioned to imagine the Paris/L.A. fusion city of Oh La La Land.


In depth coverage on wHY's three-phase master plan for Chicago's historic Jackson Park. 


ROSSETTI featured in "Kinetic Buildings — Movable Feasts: Dynamic structures with large-scale operable elements adapt and transform, responding to changing needs."


Last Chance to See: WOHA's Garden City Mega City exhibition at The Skyscraper Museum closes on Sunday, September 18th.


Aerial construction view of True North site plan as designed by Edwin Chan/EC3. 

ABOVE THE FOLD launches a new website by Mary Voorhees Meeghan and Floatbit.

ABOVE THE FOLD and John Patrick profiled in "Representing a New Vanguard in Architecture and Design."


ROSSETTI and Arthur Ashe Stadium's new retractable roof featured in "The Fantastically Engineered Roof Floating Over the U.S. Open."


Rafael Gamo selected to photograph the Arthur Ashe Stadium Roof, Grandstand Stadium and 42-acre grounds during the 2016 US Open. 

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True North by Edwin Chan/EC3 featured in Dwell editors' picks of the latest projects and products. 


David Dunlap reports on "How the Roof Was Raised at Arthur Ashe Stadium" in his Building Blocks column. 


Kampung Admiralty by WOHA featured in "This nature-filled community is a smart housing solution for Singapore’s aging population."


Construction well underway on Kampung Admiralty, Singapore's first integrated public development designed by WOHA. Opening mid-2017.


WOHA at the forefront of planning and designing architecture for "cool cities."


ROSSETTI interviewed about the improvements and "little surprises" to expect at the US Open this year. 


James Gardner offers a balanced review of ROSSETTI's design for the United States Tennis Association's "Sports Spectacle" master plan.


EC3 founder Edwin Chan and ABOVE THE FOLD founder John Patrick interviewed for the front page story about "True North."

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wHY-designed Speed Art Museum featured in the Fall issue. 

Intercon Green notes that "WOHA approaches the next era of urban development with an added facet of caution."


Preston Scott Cohen's design for a major building expansion at the University of Michigan is under construction.

Frame Denim opening Christian Halleröd and HS2-designed store in SoHo, New York this Summer. 

WOHA featured in Architectural Digest's "These 6 New Buildings Are the Future of Sustainable Architecture."

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The Real Deal interviews John Patrick in The Making of a Starchitect and stichid.

USTA and ROSSETTI demonstrate Arthur Ashe Stadium's new retractable roof in advance of the 2016 US Open.

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WOHA's efforts to green Singapore featured in The Real Deal South Florida


Edwin Chan/EC3 chosen to design a major exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, opening Spring 2017. 

Curbed profiles WOHA for "greening Singapore's urban core."


ArchDaily publishes "Waterfall Pavilion" by wHY and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija for the LA Public Art Biennial.


EC3's design for True North, a new live/work community in Detroit, receives necessary variances for construction.


wHY's collaboration with Yoko Ono on SKY LANDING in Chicago the cover story for TRIB's Summer issue.


WOHA and wHY named finalists for Architectural Digest's 2016 AD Innovator Award in Architecture.


Architectural Digest details ROSSETTI's design for the largest retractable roof of any tennis stadium. 


ABOVE THE FOLD participates in a community engagement event for a new Detroit project designed by EC3.


Aspire Home + Design interviews Kulapat Yantrasast for 'Dinner Guest' Column. 


WOHA's exhibition "Fragments of an Urban Future" on view at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

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Robb Report features USTA's new ROSSETTI-designed Grandstand Stadium.


dbusiness, Detroit's premier business magazine, covers ROSSETTI's master plan for the National Tennis Center.


WOHA shortlisted for five 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards.

wHY's Grounds Workshop completes "Court: A Garden Within Reach," designed to make gardening accessible.

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A city on the move. A city on the rise. A city important in time.

Up in the trusses of Arthur Ashe Stadium touring The Real Deal's architecture critic 


WOHA and Pesaro Publishing officially release two decades of research and projects in Garden City Mega City.


Stamberg Aferiat named a finalist to design a ground-up rental building in the Bronx.


wHY and Speed Art Museum featured on the cover of art4D, an architecture, art and design magazine based in Bangkok.

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MKCA awarded a citation in the 2016 Architect Magazine R&D Awards


Eater Detroit announces the ROSSETTI-designed Maru Sushi opening in Downtown Detroit


The Monocle Minute previews Garden City Mega City in "Green Guide."

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MKCA designs small spaces that rival big ones, Aspire Home + Design reports.

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Stamberg Aferiat's design for a new office building and parking garage in Staten Island inspired by artist Al Held.

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YIMBY publishes exclusive look at the new Grandstand Stadium by ROSSETTI.


WOHA's Skyville @ Dawson named a finalist for the CTBUH 2016 Urban Habitat Award.


wHY releases design for Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga.

MKCA launches a new website to showcase their practice's data-driven, future craft approach to collaboration, the environment and micro living.


ABOVE THE FOLD leads the local press announcement for wHY's collaboration with Yoko Ono on SKY LANDING in Jackson Park. 

Interior Design highlights WOHA's exhibition in "Early Venice Standouts Build a Brighter Future."


Saguaro Palm Springs by Stamberg Aferiat named 3rd most instagrammed hotel in the world. 

Travel + Leisure features wHY's Speed Art Museum in "The World's Most Beautiful New Museums." 


Preston Scott Cohen completes schematic design for the Sarmiento Performing Arts Center in Bogota.

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wHY completes Larry Gagosian's eighteenth gallery in burgeoining San Francisco. 


MKCA named a finalist for a new condo building adjacent Prospect Park in Brooklyn. 

Architectural Record reviews the new Speed Art Museum by wHY and highlight's their creative process.


WOHA featured in Curbed's "Tower as Trellis: A Plant-Covered High-Rise Reimagines Tropical Buildings."


WOHA one of thirty practices shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architect's 2016 International Prize.


EC3's design for Mulholland Drive Residence in Beverly Hills receives approval from Mulholland Corridor Review Committee to proceed. 

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Preston Scott Cohen's design for Revolving Detroit revealed in The Architect's Newspaper.


Dwell interviews Peter Stamberg in "Champions of Color: Enlivening Remarkable Space."


Architect Magazine interviews TAKTL about its "Path from Research Spin-Off to Full-Fledged Fabricator."


Surface Magazine features the "Speed Art Museum's Overhaul" and wHY's act of "acupuncture architecture" in the May issue.


WOHA's design for the sustainable, 960-unit housing development Skyville @ Dawson captured by drone.


wHY and Kulapat Yantrasast in the inaugural issue of the San Francisco Chronicle's Habitat Magazine.


wHY's design for Downtown Los Angeles' new 6-acre park revealed in The Los Angeles Times.


The Architect's Newspaper gets a first look at Detroit's proposed MLS Stadium by ROSSETTI.

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World Architects concludes, "WOHA's ideas on dense, literally green tall buildings are eminently realizable."


The Wall Street Journal names Detroit and Singapore in "Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation."

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The Architect's Newspaper writes, "WOHA's public housing project [Skyville @ Dawson] stands out as an exempler." 


Architectural Digest reports on the wHY-designed makeover of Kentucky's largest and oldest cultural institution. 


A sombering day with the news that Dame Zaha Hadid, among the most visionary architects of our time, has passed. 


Pomona College Studio Art Hall nominated for the 2016 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize.


Architectural Record publishes, "WOHA designs with exuberance—using snaking balconies and colorful panels to give life to their buildings..."


wHY-designed Harvard Art Museums named "Best College Art Museum." 


Wallpaper* reveals the Speed Art Museum's new $50 million makeover by wHY.

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Dwell previews Garden City Mega City and profiles WOHA in "The architecture firm working to bring nature into the skyscraper."


The New York Times profiles the new Speed Art Museum in its Spring Museums Section. 


Forbes profiles the technology of TAKTL in "New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Gray."


Alan Brake previews the expansion of the Speed Art Museum in advance of its opening. 


Rafael Gamo commissioned to photograph the exteriors and interiors of the new Speed Art Museum. 


Whitewall Magazine, a premium contemporary art and luxury lifestyle magazine, previews the Speed Art Museum in its final moments of construction. 


wHY shortlisted in the international competition to create an $80 million expansion plan for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


Interior Design features Kulapat Yantrasast in 10 Questions With...


wHY selected to design an expansion and new galleries for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. 


HS2 commissioned to design a beachfront home in Boca Grande, Florida, a small residential community on Gasparilla Island. 

ASPIRE Home + Design interviews Edwin Chan about his collaboration with Piero Golia and Nasher Sculpture Center on "Chalet."


TAKTL announces expansion into a 140,000 square-foot historic manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh.

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wHY's New York office profiled inThe Architect's Newspaper's Studio Visit column for February issue. 


wHY named an international finalist to design the future Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga. 

Crain's Detroit Business publishes John Patrick's OpEd "Detroit needs diverse, contemporary design to thrive in the 21st century" in January/February issue.


Pomona College Studio Art Hall and wHY featured in Wired Magazine's "The Amazing Architecture That Captivated Us in 2015."


YIMBY reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved HS2's transformation of a 19th-century Anglo-Italianate-style rowhouse in Brooklyn Heights. 

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An international jury shortlists wHY for the new Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University. 

Venice Beach House featured in "The inside-out house" in The Times Magazine.


ICON's February issue features Acne Studios Horatio Street by HS2 Architecture and Sophie Hicks Architects.

Wallpaper* features Kordansky Gallery in "LA's new wave of galleries blend art and architecture."


The New York Observer interviews Stamberg Aferiat about loft living. 


HS2 unveils design for the 160,000 square-foot interiors of Delta Holdings Headquarters in Belgrade. 

wHY named a finalist in the international competition to re-design Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles.

NOWNESS features and produces a film for "In Residence: Kulapat Yantrasast," a series inside the homes of celebrated architects, designers and artists.


UN/FOLDING WILSHIRE by wHY praised for "shining an implicit light on the particular oddities and shortcomings that define urban planning in L.A."

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Venice Beach House, the residence of wHY founder Kulapat Yantrasast, featured as the cover story of Design Anthology. 

wHY's restoration and redesign of Jackson Park advances to phase two, breaks ground on Yoko Ono sculpture.

wHY-designed SAMURAI exhibition receives a Professional Notable Award from Core77. 


HS2 named a finalist to design Adidas' new Brooklyn Creative Studio to capitalize on the borough's creative talent pool and hip vibe.


Preston Scott Cohen named a finalist to design the University of Toronto's new Centre for Civilizations and Cultures.

ABOVE THE FOLD and HS2 Architecture interviewed in The New York Times Business section.  


WSJ Magazine reveals new products as part of Kulapat Yantrasast's new appointment as Creative Director of Louisville Stoneware. 


Architects + Artisans profiles ABOVE THE FOLD and John Patrick in "Above the Fold: Agent for Architects."


Haute Living interviews "John Patrick on his Top 5 Skylines." 


Christie's interviews wHY about their interior and gallery designs at Harvard Art Museums. 


ArchDaily features Pace Gallery by HS2 Architecture.


Inc. Magazine interviews John Patrick about "How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business."


Design & Trend gets John Patrick to "Talk Inspirations, Design Philosophies & Speeding."


EC3 named a finalist in competition to design Shraman Foundation's new mixed-use headquarters in Dallas. 

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Cultured Magazine profiles ABOVE THE FOLD founder John Patrick in Winter 2014 issue.


wHY and HS2 top Interior Design's list of "5 Stunning Garage Conversions."


6sqft interviews "HS2 Architecture’s Tom and Jane Talk Residential Design and Their 20-Year Collaboration."


HS2's design for "An Expansive Tennessee Farmhouse on 750 Acres" published in Houzz. 

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Beit Shemesh Community Museum by Preston Scott Cohen under construction in Israel. 

HS2 selected to collaborate with Dror on the iconic redevelopment of 350 Bowery Street in New York. 


HS2 named a finalist to convert a five-story building in TriBeCa, a landmark historic district in New York. 

Stamberg Aferiat named a finalist to design the interiors of 1919 Market Street in Philadelphia.

The Plan features Shelter Island Pavilion by Stamberg Aferiat on the cover. 


Preston Scott Cohen named an international finalist to design a new cultural center in Bogota. 

HS2 named a finalist to redesign and expand Chicago's historic 360 Michigan Avenue into a luxury hotel. 

MARK magazine reviews Stamberg Aferiat's Shelter Island Pavilion in "An Architectural Dream State."


Wallpaper* covers Stamberg Aferiat's design for Frank Gehry exhibition at Gemini G.E.L./Joni Moisant Weyl gallery. 


Preston Scott Cohen named an international finalist to design the Winnipeg Art Gallery's new Inuit Art & Learning Centre. 


Note: In 2018, we formed 4045248177 to represent & curate multi-disciplinary design teams for cultural, educational, residential and urban realm projects globally.

Integrating Arts & Culture into Rudimentary Programs

Represented by ABOVE THE FOLD since 2014, EC3 is the cross-disciplinary architecture and design studio of the Los Angeles-based architect Edwin Chan. Founded in 2012, the nine-person design team draws from Edwin Chan’s extensive experience designing buildings around arts and cultural programs, as well as the use of physical models and technology in the design process.

One of the studio's first built projects, True North in Detroit, has received international attention and won several awards, including a 2017 Progressive Architecture P/A Award, 2017 AN Best of Design Award in the Residential/Multi Unit category; and one of six finalists for the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP).

Ongoing projects include a major public space in Silicon Valley, a retail store in New York City, a private residence for Parisian art collectors overlooking Los Angeles. 

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Dalang Culture & Sports Center (© EC3)

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'DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION 1 to 8' exhibition at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach (© Jeremy Bittermann)

Fentress Architects
Leading the Design of Robust Civic Structures & Spaces

Represented by ABOVE THE FOLD since 2018, Fentress Architects is an award-winning international architecture firm known for its “patient search” to discover innovative design solutions attuned to context, environment, program, and time.

Current and recent projects include the Miami Beach Convention Center, opening for Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2018; the US Pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai; Lone Tree Pedestrian Bridge in Colorado; the Royal Norwegian Embassy renovation and expansion in Washington, D.C.; San Jose County's airport expansion and several other airports, courthouses, exhibition spaces and large-scale civic structures.

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The 1.4-million-square-foot renovation and expansion Miami Beach Convention Center opens in time for Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 (© Craig Denis)

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Johnson County Courthouse, under construction in Kansas, creates a new civic center (© Fentress Architects)

Michan Architecture
Tailoring Housing & Hospitality to Meet Demand

Represented by ABOVE THE FOLD since 2018, Michan Architecture is an award-winning architecture and design studio based in Mexico City.

Led by Isaac Michan Daniel, a graduate of Universidad Iberoamericana and Pratt Institute, the studio has developed a diverse portfolio of residential projects including social housing, market-rate apartment buildings and luxury condominiums.

Among the studio's awards are Architizer’s 2015 A+Awards in the Architecture+Low Cost Housing category as Popular Winner and an American Architecture Prize 2017 in the Interior Design/Residential category.


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Z53 Social Housing in Mexico City (© Rafael Gamo)

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Penthouse Apartment (© Rafael Gamo)

Jasper Architects
Reimagining Remarkable Sites Globally

Represented by ABOVE THE FOLD since 2018, Jasper Architects is a Berlin- and Buenos Aires-based architecture firm overseeing the design of more than 850,000 square feet of construction. Founded in 2008 by Danish-born architect Martin Jasper, the firm's current projects include Up Berlin!, Rincon Retreat in the Dominican Republic, and Enai Resort in Peru. 

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Berlin’s former “Galeria Kaufhof am Ostbahnhof” shopping center being transformed into a mixed-use workspace for the digital era (© Jasper Architects)

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Rincon Retreat in the Dominican Republic, near Samaná, integrates the local culture through architecture, materiality and lifestyle (© Jasper Architects)

Prince Concepts
Developing Awe-Inspiring Spaces & Places in Detroit

Represented by ABOVE THE FOLD since 2018, Prince Concepts is a Detroit-based real estate development company founded by Philip Kafka in 2015.

Responsible for some of the city's most recognized projects, from the award-winning restaurant TAKOI to the mixed-use development True North, Prince Concepts' work encompasses reimagining derelict commercial properties into aggregators of creativity and community within Detroit's Core City neighborhood.

Active projects include a new public park, the adaptive reuse of a grocery store into loft-style housing, the ground-up construction of a new townhouse concept, and a new restaurant named Magnet.

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TAKOI, a James Beard nominated restaurant which commenced as a food truck (© Chris Miele)

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True North, an award-winning live/work community for creative pioneers (© Chris Miele)

Blending Old Materials, Historic Content and New Technologies

Represented by ABOVE THE FOLD since 2018, T+E+A+M is an award-winning architecture firm led by Thom Moran, Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, and Meredith Miller. Based in Ann Arbor, all four principals teach at the University of Michigan where they conduct extensive research on new materials and fabrication methods, combining an appreciation for craftsmanship with cutting-edge digital technologies. T+E+A+M has exhibited work internationally, at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and A+D Museum in Los Angeles. 

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Detroit Reassembly Plant, commissioned for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale (© T+E+A+M)

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Living Picture, a temporary outdoor stage at the Ragdale Foundation, won through an international competition (© T+E+A+M)

Leading 'Green' Building Design for 21st Century Cities

Founded by Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell in Singapore in 1994 and represented by ABOVE THE FOLD since 2016, WOHA’s practice is focused on imagining built environments for the issues of our time: climate change, density, social issues, and globalization. Their resulting designs are prized for a sensitivity to context and the environment, as well as for programmatic, amenity-driven innovation. Widely published and exhibition internationally, WOHA has also received several prestigious awards, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Royal British Institute of Architects’ Lubetkin Award for the best new building outside the European Union, and the Jørn Utzon Award from the Australian Institute of Architects. Major built works include: PARKROYAL on Pickering, SkyVille@Dawson, Oasia Hotel Downtown, and The Met in Bangkok. Current projects range from Vanke Cloud City in Shenzhen and Mandala Park in Jakarta to master planning for the Singapore Institute of Technology, real estate firms and city agencies. 

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Oasia Hotel Downtown © Patrick Bingham-Hall

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Crowne Plaza Hotel & Extension © Patrick Bingham-Hall