Lecture: AY Architects
Anthony Boulanger and Yeoryia Manolopoulou founded AY Architects in 2006.
AY Architects commit themselves to a reflective process of design that is based on research and creative collaboration. Their emphasis on drawing and construction is paralleled by a close attention to the cultural and environmental context of each project. Iteration and variation are important aspects of their work and often physically embedded in the material forms they create.
The studio is involved in a range of cultural, educational, residential and public realm works, whether they are temporary or more enduring constructions. They continually explore the social purpose of building and like self-initiating projects that may galvanise incremental urban change.
Their Montpelier Community Nursery won a RIBA National Award and the Stephen Lawrence Prize and, despite its modest size and budget, was mid-listed for the 2013 Stirling Prize. In 2014 AY Architects were Small Project Architect of the Year Award Finalist while Yeoryia was nominated for the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award. In 2016 she was curator and co-author of the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Anthony lectures at the University of Westminster, running MArch Design Studio 16, and Yeoryia is Professor of Architecture and Experimental Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, leading the design research area of the school and MArch Unit 17.
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JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building