Vacant Spaces NY

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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 2.2 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Meredith, along with Hilary Sample, is a principal of MOS, an internationally recognized architecture practice based in New York, and Professor at Princeton University School of Architecture.
Hilary Sample is the IDC Professor of Housing Design and Sequence Director of the Core Architecture Studios at GSAPP, and co-founder of the New York-based architecture and design studio MOS.
MOS, cofounded by Meredith and Sample in 2003, was the recipient of the 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award in Architecture, the 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and the 2008 Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices Award.


"Informative, thought-provoking, and a unique contribution to our on-going regional and national discussions with reference to urban planning and reversing urban decay, "Vacant Spaces NY" is especially and unreservedly recommended additions to professional, governmental, college, and university library Urban & Land Use Planning and Contemporary Architecture collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of architects, city planners, urban renewal activists, students, academics, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Vacant Spaces NY" is also readily available in a digital book format." --Midwest Book Review
"...the book is a critique of New York City's rampant, zoning-enabled, developer-driven, tear-down-and-build-up mentality, instead of saying that there are enough buildings but their spaces need to be filled in in better, more equitable ways. Though out of step with "big real estate's" insatiable thirst for luxury housing, it's an approach that is in step with the times and will most likely see more and more support as time marches on." --John Hill, A Daily Dose of Architecture
"What to do with New York's empty storefronts? HILARY SAMPLE, FAIA, and Michael Meredith, AIA--co-founders of the local firm MOS--tackle the question with vigor, painstakingly documenting long-discussed storefronts and proposing a suite of possible solutions aimed at enhancing the city's community and urban fabric." --Architect, The Journal of the American Institute of Architects
"Meredith and Sample visualize alternate futures: street-level stores, once catering to luxury products and experiences, become collective and affordable apartments, community centers, libraries, and soup kitchens. Acknowledging the large-scale, structural problems of financialized real estate while proposing small-scale interventions, the designers don't pretend to have all the solutions, but rather aspire to take part in "a collective process of imagining a better city."" --Urban Omnibus